Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from August 10, 2012

Are Random Drug Tests at High Schools Such a Bad Idea?
THE Southport School on the Gold Coast, which has moved to conduct random drug tests on its students, is stumbling into a potential legal minefield, prominent criminal defence lawyer Bill Potts has warned. He said the school's desire to stamp out...
Arrival of Wind to Spoil
AWESOME weather and good fishing has been enjoyed by many over the past week with the period around, and immediately after, the full moon producing the better catches. Of course, it couldn't last, as a howling southwester Friday will be the pre-cursor...
Barnstorming Bulldogs Backed to Beat Broncos; WITH MICHAEL SULLIVAN
THE Broncos are overwhelmingly out of favour with Sportingbet Australia punters in their round 23 NRL clash with the Bulldogs. Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said the money had piled in for Canterbury even before Josh Hoffman was dropped...
HIGHWAY DEATH Exclusion Zone Delays Forensic Investigation; Firefighters Concerned about Damage to Fertiliser Containers
Byline: HANNAH BUSCH A 55-YEAR-old truck driver died on the Bruce Hwy near Tinana when his semitrailer full of fertiliser slammed into the back of another truck stopped at roadworks. The man, from Hazeldean, south of Kingaroy, died at the scene...
Hospitals Duck Review but Health Boss Happy
Byline: MAT NOTT A KEY review of hospitals on the Fraser Coast by an independent health body has been postponed by the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service. The decision to push back the periodic review of Maryborough and Hervey Bay Hospitals...
iPads Give Ray White Staff the Edge
AFTER a successful 10-year foray in the Hervey Bay beachfront market, Guy Meredith is now the proud owner and principal auctioneer of Ray White Maryborough. aWe purchased the business in 2009 and since that time have developed Ray White into Maryborough's...
Many of the Homeless Are Women and Kids
THE line between housing stress and homelessness is surprisingly easy to cross. All it can take is some bad luck a illness, retrenchment or a relationship breakdown can lead to a family finding itself on the street. Recently, I met a woman who...
Run to the Finish Line
SHIRTFRONT TERRY MALLINDER IT'S often said the premiership race is like a marathon. And in recent seasons Geelong has been like the Kenyans. Okay, so it's not the best analogy. The Cats are anything but skinny, nor African for that matter,...
Set the Right Asking Price and You're 90% of the Way There: Guy Meredith
FOR Guy Meredith of Ray White Maryborough, moving into the real estate business was just a natural progression. aMy wife Rachiel and I first moved to the Fraser Coast in late 1999 and took up the challenge of redeveloping the Scarborough Hotel (now...
Six-Week Reno Challenge; Rental Property to Undergo Swift Transformation
IN SCENES reminiscent of the television series The Block, Maryborough couple Dave and Emily Bundellu have set about renovating their first investment property. Now many people buy a home and renovate, what is unusual about the Bundellu's is the...
Song Celebrates Our Differences
Byline: Carlie Walker SOMETIMES men and women can be on completely different wavelengths. And a new song performed by Hervey Bay sisters-in-law Sarah and Olive Booker is celebrating those differences. Sweet Nothings, a fun country-pop-style...
SUTTON ON ROAD TO REDEMPTION; Cyclist Ready to Represent State
Byline: Griffith Thomas CYCLING: As a 14-year-old cyclist eager to make a strong statement at his first national competition, Hervey Bay's Mitchell Sutton was far from happy with his performance at the 2010 Australian Cycling Junior Championships....
Take Domain to Inspection; Write Notes So You Can Compare Properties
TAKING a copy of the Domain Property Guide when you go to a house inspection is a great way for you to remember a property and will also enable you to take any notes while inspecting the property. Taking notes will make it easier for you to compare...
Taylor's Money on Grady; Legends to Tee off in Classic
Byline: Griffith Thomas GOLF: Gerry Taylor knows the Hervey Bay Golf Club layout like the back of his hand. But will it help his chances of winning the Fraser Coast Legends Classic this weekend? aI've got no chance,a he laughed as he enjoyed...
The Chameleon; Five-Bedroom Executive Home, Quality throughout and Beautifully Landscaped
DRAWING on the appearance of its natural surrounds, built to blend and compliment the luscious landscape, this home draws your attention to being at one with nature and the feeling of freedom and an undisturbed lifestyle. Within the beautiful timber...
Thurston the Man for the Broncos?
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN TONY DURKIN TWO weeks ago I was told by someone with his ear to the ground at the Broncos that Johnathan Thurston was in their sights. The initial reaction was one of disbelief Co not doubting my informant, but empathising...

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