Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from March 10, 2018

9 Things to Do This Weekend
TODAY RUGBY CARNIVAL When: 3-6pm Where: Fraser Coast Mariners Rugby Club off Walkers Rd Urangan What: Wide Bay Golden Oldies Rugby Carnival. Teams will play in the spirit of fun and friendship. Cost: Registration is $10. BURRUM HEADS...
A Year Trapped in Hospital; Crash Victim's Family Need Him Home
Byline: Carlie Walker frasercoastchronicle.com.au IAN Weis just wants to pat his best mate again. On March 19 last year, his life changed forever. The Tinana man was involved in a serious crash on the corner of Alice and Russell streets when...
Bigger, Better Softball Season Ends at Grand Finals THE DECIDERS; the Impact of Hervey Bay Softball's Expanded Season
Byline: Matthew McInerney newsregionalmedia.com.au GRAND FINAL PROGRAM Hervey Bay Softball grand final fixtures 9am: U12s: Waves Mariners v United Sparks. 11am: U17s: United TNT v Terrors. B Ladies (R): Goolas v Waves Seashells. 1pm:...
Burgess Focuses on Future
SOUTH Sydney veteran Sam Burgess is fed up talking about last year, insisting he doesn't care about pundits writing off the team's NRL finals hopes. The Rabbitohs endured a forgettable 2017 campaign, with their 12th-placed finish costing coach Michael...
Cooper Right for Roosters Opener; Cronk Set to Cut Loose
Byline: MATT LOGUE TRENT Robinson has confirmed Cooper Cronk is a certain starter to make his Roosters debut despite cutting his foot during a beach session earlier this week. Social media went into meltdown during the week when it was suggested...
Councillors Still Say Yes
Byline: Blake Antrobus blake.antrobus@ frasercoastchronicle.com.au TEN years since four shires became one, has amalgamation worked for the Fraser Coast? The majority of your councillors say yes, pointing to the economic windfall in Hervey Bay...
Dig into Cold Case; Galway Sets Scene to Discoverhidden Secrets
Byline: WORDS: JOHN AFFLECK It's an ill wind, or maybe a gloomy cloud with a silver lining. Young police officer Cormac Reilly drives slowly through the heavy rain and gloom along an isolated country road on the stormy west coast of Ireland,...
Family Pride Give Lions Star Lift
Byline: Terry Mallinder AFLW: Aussie rules got a bunch of new fans when Ally Anderson was signed by the Brisbane Lions. Her father Reggie is one of 14 siblings whose roots lie with the Gangulu people from central Queensland. Anderson grew...
Feminist Strike Seeks Fairer Deal
WOMEN in Spain marked International Women's Day by deserting paid and unpaid labour to take part in the country's first nationwide "feminist strike". The 24-hour walkout, aimed at drawing attention to domestic violence, sexual discrimination and...
Footy Star Turned TV Show Guest Tells How to Wing It
SPORTS You can trust Beau Ryan when it comes to bluffing. The former NRL star, now a regular on The Footy Show, successfully bluffed his way through two careers, and continues doing it today. "I bluffed my way through as a footballer," he says...
Having a Baby? Work It out First; Know the Nitty-Gritty of Parental Leave Entitlements
Byline: Melanie Burgess BEFORE taking parental leave, workers should know their rights and plan ahead for their return to work so they do not short-change their finances or time spent with their baby. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports...
Hot and Humid? Time to Go Troppo; Easily Grown Heliconias and Gingers Can Take the Heat and Will Reward You with Some Remarkable Flowers
Byline: GREEN THUMB WORDS: MAREE CURRAN I think the only things enjoying this incredibly hot, humid weather are the tropical plants like heliconias and gingers. It seems that no amount of rain and heat is too much for them. Most of the tropical...
Hunt Paying Dragons Back for Mega Deal
WHEN St George Illawarra signed Ben Hunt to a whopping $6 million deal, they were absolutely ridiculed. But Hunt needed just 80 minutes on Thursday night to prove the Dragons got it right splashing so much cash on him. To be a genuine contender...
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ACROSS 1 Green vegetable (7) 4 Job candidates (10) 9 Non-attendance (7) 13 Check and correct (4) 14 Be of importance (6) 15 Parking offence notification (6) 16 As a rule (7) 19 Diminish gradually (7) 20 Thwart or spoil the...
Kids Get the Answers They've Been Looking For
Byline: INSIDER WORDS: DARREN HALLESY For the first time in several years the studios at Mt Cootha are back in action with a locally made children's show in production for Nine. BrainBuzz is a science-based children's show designed to capitalise...
Meant to Save Money but No One's Counting
Byline: Geoff Egan Geoff.Egan@newsregionalmedia.com.au MERGING Queensland's councils was lauded as a way to save taxpayers millions. But a decade after amalgamation the Queensland Government has no data on what, if any, savings amalgamating councils...
New Comp to Drive Basketball's Future
Byline: Matthew McInerney newsregionalmedia.com.au WHEN Inga Young and her Hervey Bay Hurricanes step on court today it will mark a major step towards the rise of basketball in Wide Bay. The Hurricanes will play against teams from Noosa, Bundaberg,...
N Korea Offers to Get Rid of Nukes; Trump and Kim to Meet in May
Byline: Debra Killalea NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Donald Trump to the secretive nation and agreed to denuclearise. Following months of tension between the two leaders, news of the stunning turnabout came after a senior South...
NRL Finals Hard to Pick
MATTHEW McINERNEY SPORTS EDITOR matthew.mcinerney@frasercoastchronicle.com.au PREDICTION 1. North Queensland 2. Sydney Roosters 3. Melbourne Storm 4. Newcastle Knights 5. Parramatta Eels 6. Cronulla Sharks 7. Brisbane...
Plea to Fans as Finals Beckon
Byline: CARLY ADNO FOOTBALL: The Red and Black Bloc have vowed to return to Sydney's Spotless Stadium in full voice to support their team as the Wanderers chase a finals finish. Western Sydney's active support area was closed for last weekend's...
Quick Quiz
1. What is the nickname of the character played by Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption? 2. Who has been nominated for 24 Academy Awards: 16 as a screenwriter, seven as a director, and once as an actor? 3. Where were the 2004 Summer Olympics...
Reds Sign 'Thor' Deal
Byline: Vince Rugari RUGBY UNION: James Slipper believes Queensland Reds front-row teammate Taniela Tupou can give Wallabies coach Michael Cheika some major selection headaches in the lead-up to next year's World Cup. Tupou has signed a fresh...
Sand Tobogganing Thrills Just a Ferry Ride from Brisbane
Byline: WORDS: RAE WILSON You'll be cleaning the sand from the most unfortunate places for days to come. Food will have that extra gritty texture and your clothes will need to be beaten stiffly with a broom. But it'll be worth it. Sand tobogganing...
Sex Is Never Far off the Radar between Friends
Byline: WORDS: HELEN HAWKES Can men and women be friends? No. Maybe. Sometimes. Um, just no. Unless they have, perhaps, got sex out of the way and figured it is never going to work out. And they're never going to go there, or mention it again. Ever....
Six and Ouch; Why I Had to Grovel to a Bikie after a Big Backyard Bash
Byline: INFORMER WORDS: MICHAEL JACOBSON While this week's rectangle is about that hottest of hot button topics - wait for it ... backyard cricket - it begins with Informer admitting I've never been on a motorcycle. And so to cricket of the aforementioned...
Stop Holding Yourself Back; Self-Doubt, Low Self-Esteem or Phobias Can Affect Your Health and Relationships
Byline: MIND YOU WORDS: NICK BENNETT "Your mindset is what you grow into. Mental creation always precedes physical creation. Who you are in your head is who you eventually become." A system of tools that we've found helpful in supporting our...
Strong on War Detail; True Story Traces Special Forces Foray into Afghanistan
Byline: WORDS: SEANNA CRONIN Some weightlifting tips from Thor helped Ben O'Toole get into shape to play an elite Special Forces soldier. The Brisbane-born actor stars alongside fellow Aussie Chris Hemsworth, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and...
Summer Lovin'; WHETHER IT'S A WEEKEND BRUNCH OR A DAY AT THE BEACH, DONNING SOME Stylish RESORT-WEAR Is the Perfect Way to Hang on TO Those Laid-Back Holiday Vibes
Byline: WORDS: SALLY COATES Autumn has arrived, but your wardrobe can still enjoy an endless summer. Summer spells holidays, relaxation, golden skin and salty hair - the season to throw on something effortlessly cool. Anna McBride, founder of...
Terrified of Our Own Son; Retired Couple Running Peer Support Group to Shine Light on Elder Abuse
Byline: Inge Hansen frasercoastchronicle.com.au SOMETIMES, David Sheehan is woken by his wife Maggie kicking and screaming in her sleep. In her dreams, she is fighting off her son. It's been four months since the couple were freed from the...
Test Your General Knowledge
Byline: COMPILED BY: ROY O'REILLY QUESTIONS 1. Last year, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrated which wedding anniversary (a) 50th (b) 60th (c) 70th? 2. Beginning with "g", what is the term for a ship's kitchen? 3. The governing...
The Bluff Guide; out of Your Depth? Let These Experts Teach You How to Pull a Swiftie SO YOU CAN FUDGE YOUR WAY THROUGH
Byline: Words: Sally Coates We all get caught in unfamiliar territory from time to time - it's how we deal with each situation that defines us. We all know about fight or flight, but there's actually a third option: bluff. Bluffing is a completely...
The Living Nightlights; Seeing Stars Comes as a Shock When You Live in World of Glowing Gadgets
Byline: ON A LIGHTER NOTE WORDS: GREG BRAY Folks, I recently visited a mate who lives in what a poet would describe as an enchanted, rustic, backwoods hamlet. To the rest of us it's a hick village in the middle of nowhere. Anyway, after a...
Traditional Rivals Take Aim in Competition Opener
RUGBY UNION: A hate for the other state is set to make the opening Super W match between the Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs an absolute blockbuster to launch the competition. Australia's two biggest rugby states traditionally draw rival lines...
Trump Opens Tariff Door; Australia May Get an Exemption after Intervention by Golfer Norman
Byline: Claire Bickers & AP DONALD Trump has given Australia and other allies a chance to negotiate an exemption from steep steel and aluminium import tariffs that are set to start in a fortnight. It came after golfing great Greg Norman,...
Value Indian Take-Away
Cash-strapped families being romanced by the SUV phenomenon are suitors for Indian brand Mahindra and its new seven-seater. Priced from $25,990 drive-away, the turbo petrol model sets a price benchmark for the segment that can carry a netball team....
Win a Trip of a Lifetime
It might still be classed as the start of the working year but any time's the right time for a holiday. And what better way to start a weekend with news from your favourite lifestyle magazine (that's us) on how you can win a luxury break with this...
Winning the Pools; SHHH! SECRET'S OUT ON AUSTRALIA'S BEST NATURAL spaS. Chase an Endless Summer at These Top Swimming Spots
They're the secret pools that Aussies like to keep to themselves. While tourists battle the crowds at Bondi Beach and Surfers Paradise, those in the know are living it up in their own "private" natural plunge pools. But be warned: the word is...
Yes, You Can Have a Career and Family
What is your job? I just started my own company where I work with small businesses from sole traders through to 10 staff and specialise in HR, marketing and finance and review the organisation and see what needs to happen. There are a lot of...
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