The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Articles from May 7, 2016

10; Things to Do This Weekend
1. Great Houses of Ipswich Saturday, 10am-3pm Gooloowan, Ipswich, Bellevue Homestead, Coominya, Notnel, West Ipswich WALK through a piece of history this weekend as the National Trust Ipswich Branch opens the doors to just a few of the outstanding...
50 Years; Eleven ALP Stalwarts Reflect Fondly
JOEL GOULD joel.gould@qt.com.au THE TRUE believers of the ALP were out in force at the Trades Hall in Ipswich yesterday. Over 500 years of ALP experience was on show as 11 party stalwarts, who have all been members for over 50 years, were...
A Day to Show Mum You Care; Don't Forget Mother's Day!
SENIOR MATTERS WAYNE McDONNELL TOMORROW is Mother's Day, a day in our nation's calendar put aside to reflect on and celebrate our mothers' role in raising children and originally conceived as a day of personal celebration between mothers and...
A Meat Pie Story with Legs; Unhappy Customer Given Refund after Claiming Insect Was Found in Bakery Product
ANDREW KORNER andrew.korner@qt.com.au THEY say you never really know what goes into a meat pie, but a Redbank Plains bakery customer thinks she has a pretty good idea after an experience that would make your skin crawl. Darcel-Rose Colenso...
American Import Rushed into Side
THE first of Ipswich's new international basketball imports is expected to take the court at Booval tomorrow. The latest addition is Arizona import Soana Lucet, who head coach Brad George expects to play tomorrow against Townsville in Ipswich's...
Answers
1. It is currently which season in England? 2. Is red or green the colour of the jacket presented to the US Masters golf champion? 3. Is a prune a dried form of a grape or plum? 4. The first QANTAS international flight, from Darwin to Singapore,...
Belt Tightening Starts with Budget Catering
Byline: with Chris Calcino THEY promised a hack-the-fat budget to throttle that scheming little deficit fiend shrieking on to his thorny back foot. The catering confirmed they meant business. Budget lock-up 2016: Another year with the country's...
Carrots Up in Price - Pumpkins Come Down
A SUDDEN change to turbulent weather in Tasmania and Victoria has had reduced effect on the price of fresh produce this week as the season picks up in Queensland harvest areas. Great supplies of quality broccoli have resulted in a reasonable price...
Citroen Brings Back the Quirky; New Cactus Small SUV Not to All Tastes, but This Funky Frenchie Stands out like No Other
Iain Curry PASSION. It's defined as "any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate." Well, Citroen's new C4 Cactus must be the metallic four-wheeled form of passion, as I can think of no other car attracting such an outpouring...
Convenient Resurrection
Byline: with Seanna Cronin GAME of Thrones finished with a bombshell on Monday. The Red Woman Melisandre appears to have brought hero of the North Jon Snow back from the dead. It was a development anticipated by many but with the popular fantasy...
Convertible Class; Mini's Topless Icon Ups the Spec and Drops the Price
Vital statistics Model: Mini Convertible, Cooper and Cooper S. Details: Two-door, front-wheel drive premium convertible. Engine: 1.5-litre three-cylinder twin-turbo petrol with 100kW @ 4400rpm and 220Nm @ 1250rpm (Cooper) and 2.0-litre four-cylinder...
Coping with Peer Pressure; People You Thought Would Be Supportive Can Often Be the Ones Who Try to Sabotage You
Byline: WEEKEND WELLNESS with Donna Aston IT'S one thing to change your own psychology when embarking on a new eating and exercise regime, but watch in wonder at how all of your friends react too. It's quite an eye opener. Often the people you...
Courage of Vulnerability; It May Seem Easier to Avoid Situations but That Limits Our Potential
Byline: with Rowena Hardy BRENE Brown's TED Talk The Power of Vulnerability is one of the top 10 most-viewed TED talks in the world. She has also written about it in her book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We...
Dashcams Catch It All
Vani Naidoo Staff writer What to look for If you want to invest in a dashcam, start with a reasonably priced unit with these features: Automatic loop recording Seamless recording so you have no gaps between files Heat resistance ...
Expansion with Massive Growth
RE/Max has opened a new office in the heart of the Ipswich CBD, and is set to grow along with what the owner sees as massive growth potential in the local property market. Owner AJ Bakshi has over 18 years experience in real estate both here and...
Get Back in the Swing with Nifty Backyard Idea; Give Children an Alternative Source of Fun They'll Never 'Tyre' Of
DIY with Ayden and Jess Tools Drill 8mm drill bit 14mm spanner 8mm spanner Materials Small to medium tyre 4 metres of chain 3 x eyebolts 6 x nuts 6 x lock washers 6 x large washers 4 x link connectors 1 x locking swivel. WHEN I was...
Getting Hooked on War; Journalist Experiences Conflict and Turns in to an Adrenaline Junkie
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Stephen Peacocke, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton. Directors: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Rating: TBA Reviewer's last word: This timely criticism of TV news is predictable at times...
Has to Be Seen to Be Believed
Address Lot 5, 27 F. Holts Road, Pine Mountain Price: $949,000 Open: Twilight viewing Monday May 9th 5pm-6pm Land size: 40 acres Agency: First National Action Realty Ipswich Contact: Glenn Ball 0432 822 457 Features: Four bedrooms,...
Here's Luxury Living at Its Finest
THIS executive brick home sprawling over an impressive 1,200sq m block in the highly sought-after Kensington Hills estate, should certainly be considered. The current owners have made alterations and additions over time to turn this home into something...
Images of Our Shameful Past Revealed by Radar
BRIAN BENNION brian.bennion@qt.com.au RADAR site surveys appear to have uncovered one of the darkest episodes in Ipswich's history. The story of a massacre at Deebing Creek in colonial times has been passed down through generations of the...
IPSWICH'S FOCUS ON BEING UP WITH BEST; Highly-Motivated Coach Pushes QBL Team
Game day Tomorrow: QBL -- Ipswich v Townsville at Ipswich stadium, Booval. Women play at noon before the men's match at 2pm. DAVID LEMS david.lems@qt.com.au WHEN you have the expectations of Mick Conlon, it takes a lot to satisfy the...
Italian Romance Not Slowing
WINE WORDS with Regan Drew AUSTRALIA'S love affair with so-called "new" European varieties shows no sign of stopping. Since the mid-'50s wave of European migrants, Italian grapes have taken a hold of our vinous palates. Between 2014 and 2015...
Life's a Beach; Take a Dip, Relax or Get the Adrenaline Pumping
GO OFF ROAD The 7-seat Isuzu MU-X has plenty of room and features to keep your family entertained. 3 tonne towing: MU-X's powerful Isuzu turbo diesel engine gives you an impressive three tonnes of towing capacity. You can take your trailer, boat...
Make Your Bedroom Appear Much Bigger
IF you're living in a share house, a one-bedroom flat or an urban area, you may inhabit a bedroom that's little more than a glorified cupboard. If not, you've hit the bedroom jackpot and you should probably live there forever. If you're not blessed...
Making Little Miracles Happen
ANDREW KORNER andrew.korner@qt.com.au WHILE grown men go pale and silent, the midwifery team at Ipswich Hospital regularly makes what used to be considered the potentially deadly ordeal of child birth a relatively safe one. Next Thursday...
Man Jailed for Child Sex Offences; Man Molested Daughter's Best Friend during Sleepover
Byline: Adam Davies adam.davies@apn.com.au A MAN who sexually abused his daughter's friend during a sleepover has been sentenced to nine months behind bars. The man, 40, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty on Friday in Ipswich District Court...
Music to Crowe about; Orchestra Hits Magnificent Crescendo with Soundtrack Concert
Byline: TRAVEL with Ann Rickard TALK about excitement. We were sitting up on the balcony of the magnificent KKL theatre-convention centre in Lucerne watching Russell Crowe fight ferocious tigers and terrifying gladiators - pretty heady stuff. ...
New Zealand Footballers to Fine-Tune in Our City; Historic Game against Pride This Month
DAVID LEMS david.lems@qt.com.au FOOTBALL: The Kiwis are coming and Ipswich is set to benefit. As revealed in the QT and online on March 31, Western Pride Football Club officials invited the New Zealand national men's team to play in the...
Out, Damned Spots; Try These Simple Solutions to Get Rid of Nasty Soap Scum in Shower
STAY AT HOME MUM with Jody Allen CLEANING a glass shower screen - this is one of the many jobs mums just don't like doing. You may find that over time your glass shower screen starts looking duller and duller with a murky colouring or spots that...
Pumped-Up Koleos Coming
Byline: Iain Curry Iain.Curry@scnews.com.au RENAULT has revealed a larger and more upmarket version of its Koleos SUV, due to arrive in Australia later this year. It will be the French brand's first "D-segment" SUV, pitching it against the likes...
Qld Couple's Fantastic Double
IT was the night of a lifetime for horse breakers and trainers Wayne and Lyn Graham. Within the space of 25 minutes last Saturday night, the popular Queensland couple snared their biggest double during their long and decorated careers in harness...
Ralphie Shares Force Victory Song, from His United States Base
THE Ipswich Force men's basketball team is building a strong unit this season, buoyed by an opening state league upset over the Gold Coast. However, the latest Force players haven't forgotten one of their most loyal servants Jason Ralph. While...
Reserves Hope to Emulate Hawks Success
RUGBY UNION: A win-less start to the season has not dented the hopes of the Springfield Hawks Reserve grade. While the Hawks lead the competition in the Barber Cup, the second tier team are yet to post a win in the Pegg Cup. Springfield Pegg Cup...
Savings Lives No Big Deal for Hero Police
Byline: Brigid Simeoni ARM Newsdesk TWO police officers who helped rescue a mother and young boy from a sinking car at Springfield Lakes say they don't see themselves as heroes - it's just what they do. Two years after the rescue, Senior Constable...
Seeds Set for Battle in Ipswich Open Duels
TENNIS: Nearly 190 players are expected to contest the annual Ipswich Open championships starting this morning. The Open men's singles tournament has attracted a top line-up with defending champion Brendan Moore trying to repeat last year's victory....
Story of a Castle Fit for a King; Mine Pioneer Started Early
TIME PAST BERYL JOHNSTON THE Hon Lewis Thomas MLC died at his residence "Brynhyfryd" Blackstone on February 16, 1913 aged 81. In his obituary it was written: "Perhaps his most striking characteristic was his remarkable perseverance which in...
Tale of Two Mothers, of Distraction and Resolve; Good Mothering Is Sometimes a Wet, Wave-Dumping Experience
ON A LIGHTER NOTE with Greg Bray FOLKS, almost anyone with the right plumbing, and a willing accomplice, can become a mother, but being a good mum is another matter. An example of a mere mother was the young woman I witnessed last weekend...
Tales out of School; the Primary Years: Insider Reveals Confidential Files
Byline: REVIEW by Deborah Cook THIS is a candid and hilarious look at primary school politics from a popular Aussie blogger. 'Mrs Woog' is the moniker behind the witty and unflinchingly honest Australian blog, Woogsworld. Loved by her many fans...
The Fast, the Fit, the Proven Performers Face Test on Sand Track
The two main foot races being conducted this afternoon at the Ipswich Turf Club. $5000 One Mile Gift at 3.25pm (sponsored by St. Andrews Ipswich Private Hospital). Handicaps in brackets. Jack Anstey (45): 19 year-old, trained by Tom Bradbury....
The Fight against Corruption Should Not Be a Political One
CORRUPTION continues to infiltrate into all levels of our society and our weak kneed politicians do very little to expose, reduce, control or even attempt to eliminate it. It has been nibbling away at the edges of our business institutions for a...
The Good, Bad and In-Between; Young Mum Garners Support Online with Her Brutally Honest Blog
Byline: Vani Naidoo THEY are a new breed of internet entrepreneurs using the far-reaching power of the web for good, to create an online community that provides support, advice and entertainment for the millions of mothers out there with their own...
The Happiness Flower; Prolific Bloomers Are Easy to Grow and Guaranteed to Delight
GREEN THUMB with Maree Curran WE'VE started getting new season daisies in the nursery, and I can't get that song out of my head. You know, "I'll give you a daisy a day dear, I'll give you a daisy a day, I'll love you until the rivers run still,...
The One-Bed Property
MANY Australians take the view that when it comes to buying property, the more bedrooms the merrier. But there are solid reasons to consider buying a one-bedroom property. Here are six things to keep in mind when considering whether or not to...
What Does Budget Mean for Property? Economist Says There Will Be Little Impact on the Residential Market
FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down his first, and the Government's third, Budget on Tuesday, but there wasn't much joy for homeowners or first home buyers. In a Budget of few, if any surprises, there are no measures to combat the rising...
Will the Banks Pass on Full Rates Drop? New Record Low of 1.75%
THE Reserve Bank of Australia this week cut interest rates for the first time since May 2015, giving Treasurer Scott Morrison a boost as he prepared to deliver the Turnbull Government's first budget the same day. At the monthly meeting, the board...
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