Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from December 22, 2009

Amazed She Would Even Consider Overseas Labour
It was with much dismay that I read that Anna Bligh would condone hiring overseas labour to do a job that should be done by Australians. Even if the overseas company can put in a cheaper quote than our local bodies, there are other costs which should...
Caught Up in 'Power Struggle'; Health Group Row Continues
Byline: Stephen O'Grady THE FALLOUT from the emergence of a second health lobby group for the region continued to ripple through the Fraser Coast yesterday. While the president of the Maryborough ALP branch, Brad Hansen, found himself torn between...
Change of Plan for Parking? WetSide a {Lsquo}major Success'
Byline: Jennifer Chapman TIM WALDRON has suggested the Fraser Coast Regional Council revisit its development plans for Seafront Oval now that WetSide has opened. The Wide Bay Water Corporation CEO said the dynamics of the area had changed since...
Clay May Have the Ticket to CBD Harmony
Byline: Averyll Loft IT'S NOT every day you see a police officer stop a couple of kids in the street to pat them on the back for doing something positive. That could just become a day-to-day occurrence on the Fraser Coast in the future, however,...
Coast Juniors Finish the Year as Golfing Masters
Byline: Richard Harvey THREE Fraser Coast junior golfers have finished the year with some pretty impressive on course performances. The Maryborough Golf Club duo of Kate Law and Brayden Best together with Hervey Bay Golf Club member Connor Reeves...
Drunken Sailor Borrows Boss's Boat for Disoriented Drift across Marina
Byline: Kristy Martin GARY Wayne Sands was found drunk and disoriented aboard his employer's ship as it drifted across the Hervey Bay Marina, a court has heard. Sands, 31, appeared in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday, where he was convicted...
Fletcher Bout to Belt Rival at Home
Byline: Richard Harvey JARROD Fletcher is aiming to deliver a night to remember for Fraser Coast boxing fans early next year. The 26-year-old is coming home to defend the first title he won in his fledgling professional career. The former...
Hooked on a Memory
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor A reader sent me in a brief email yesterday talking about fishing and attached a picture of a poor chap who managed to get a fish hook in his eye. It reminded me of a story years ago when my father and I had a disagreement...
Is He Our Brightest? Xavier Dux Gets Top Marks
Byline: Jennifer Chapman HE HAS been crowned dux and won his school's most prestigious all-rounder award, now former Xavier Catholic College student Daniel Charles has received an OP1. Daniel said he was relieved after opening his Education Queensland...
Marriage Secrets? Humour, Patience, Knowing Who's Boss
Byline: Natalie Gauld LIKE many couples in the '50s, Bill and Avis Gauld met at a country dance. It was an old-time dance at Glenella Hall, outside Mackay, in January 1958. Bill asked could he take Avis home, then headed, on the bus. "That...
Mum over the Moon Going on to Masters
CHRISSIE Young knows how life can change in just a few years. If someone had told her five years ago that she would receive a letter from the Deputy Prime Minister she would never have believed it. Nor would the Hervey Bay woman have believed...
Newsbriefs
Council bullying update expected MAYOR Mick Kruger is expected to make a statement today on a report into allegations of bullying by senior officers at the Fraser Coast Regional Council. Mr Kruger last night said that the independent report,...
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