The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Articles from August 6, 2016

10; Things to Do This Weekend
1. Gem and Mineral Show Saturday 8am-3pm Ipswich Showgrounds Enjoy the Ipswich and District Lapidary Club's annual gem and mineral show at the Ipswich Showgrounds this Saturday, and check out a large variety of mineral, crystal and fossil...
A Bucket, a Can of Paint, Two Chickens, and a Goose
A FARMER stopped by the local mechanic's shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home. On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket, and a gallon...
'Addo' Life Provides High Point
THE roll call of former stars of the light harness game is ever diminishing. Gone now is Keith Addison, his long battle with illness at an end. I first met "Addo'', as he was known, as he came off the track after running fourth with Jan's Chance...
All-Embracing Beauty; Take the Wilhelm Tell Express and You Will Be Pinching Yourself
TRAVEL with Ann Rickard ONE of many dazzling panoramic trips in Switzerland is the Wilhelm Tell Express experience, part paddle-steamer through beautiful Lake Lucerne, part train ride through sweeping mountain ranges. Boarding the regal paddle-steamer...
Answers
1. The circumference of Uluru (Ayers Rock) is (a) 1.4km (b) 5.4km (c) 9.4km? 2. The Shannon River is the longest river in which country? 3. The next Ashes Test cricket series will begin in (a) 2017 (b) 2019 (c) 2021? 4. The collection of ancient...
A Small Step for Total Domination
Byline: Iain Curry iT'S the car Toyota quite simply had to produce, and finally the Japanese giant will offer a small SUV on Australian shores come early 2017. Known as the C-HR - meaning Coupe High Rider - the compact crossover will join Toyota's...
Bali: Fun for the Young and Young at Heart; from Rafting to Cooking Classes There Is Plenty to Charm You
THINGS TO DO: Balinese cooking classes While staying in a destination that is so rich in fresh produce, you can't go past an organised cooking class. Breezes Spa and Resort offered an exceptional two-hour lesson, finishing with a three-course...
BMW's Sporting Charge
Byline: Iain Curry Now this looks rather special, is it from the future? Not at all, it's BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid and it's very much here in Australia. Has been since late 2014 actually. Really? I've not seen many cruising our local roads....
Brothers Close in on Colts Premiers
WITH a wealth of players to select from, Brothers Colts coach Pat O'Doherty is feeling confident his team can secure a minor premiership this weekend. Leading the competition by the barest of margins, Brothers can secure the title with a win over...
Brothers Confident They Can Stop Ten-Game Streak; Three-Way Tie Means Tight Finish
BEN WILMOTT ben.wilmott@qt.com.au JUST like their A Grade counterparts, the Ipswich Rugby League Reserve Grade competition is going down to the wire. With two rounds left in the season, three teams find themselves leading the rest of the...
Celebrate with Fireworks; Anniversary Model Packs Some Serious Heat as the Fastest and Most Powerful Production GTI Ever
Grant Edwards What matters most What we liked: Exhaust soundtrack actually sounds mean, kickdown overboost function, outstandingly capable. What we'd like to see: Digital performance readout to show overboost figure rather than topping out...
'Developing Players, Not Results, Most Important'
FOOTBALL: Given a choice to win a Queensland championship or see his players advance, Graham Harvey kicks home his single-minded focus. "We want to develop players to get into higher level football,'' the Western Pride head coach said. With three...
EHP Denies Any Sinkhole Water Reached the River
Byline: Helen Spelitis Helen.Spelitis@qt.com.au WATER pumped out of the Ipswich sinkhole was absorbed into the ground, the State Government says. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines emptied the sinkhole on Tuesday with the water running...
Erasing Nightmares; What Happens When a 15-Year-Old Girl Is Raped at a Party
Byline: REVIEW by Deborah Cook THE unusual thing about this book is that it's narrated by someone who's not initially part of the plot. It's an interesting approach and our storyteller's objective delivery gives readers the sense that we're reading...
Everything You Want on Big Block
THIS luxuriously appointed home is situated on 1150sq m in an enviable lifestyle location, that showcases indoor/outdoor modern living. The contemporary single level design of the home is further complemented by a fully self-contained, studio style,...
Experienced Teachers to Be Paid $101,000 a Year
TEACHERS in Queensland will now be paid $101,000 a year after reaching a new enterprise bargaining agreement with the State Labor Government. Under the new three-year agreement finalised this week, 40,000 experienced classroom teachers, heads of...
Fields Honour Famous Name; Former Rugby League Volunteer Inspires Latest Effort to Keep Springfield Healthy
ASHLEIGH HOWARTH ashleigh.howarth@qt.com.au LAND clearing has been undertaken on one of Springfield's newest sporting ovals which will be available for the community to enjoy. The Don Preece Historic Oval has been named after the late forest...
Flying Sorcerers Take over World Politics
Byline: with Chris Calcino THERE he is propped up on his tail in Trump Tower, ravenously snapping his bacteria-addled lips as a three-fingered minder drops live quails down his gullet. A couple of missing digits is not so bad. The last guy lost...
From Shelf to Padded Seat; How to Make Yourself Comfortable and Still Have Storage Space
TURNING an Ikea Kallax shelving unit on its side and adding a comfortable padded seat creates a great little reading bench, which still has storage for books and toys underneath. If you had a corner spot, you could even make two to create L-shaped...
Fruit Plentiful after a Sudden Hot Spell
A WARMER start to August augers well for fresh produce with the recent higher temperatures in the growing regions resulting in a spurt of growth and plenty of supply to the Brisbane Produce Market. In the vegetable aisle, look for cheap broccoli...
'Goodna' Samaritan Saves Day; Wheelchair Bound Lady Targeted
Byline: Joel Gould joel.gould@qt.com.au IT HAS been described by Cr Paul Tully as "one of the most despicable crimes" imaginable. On Wednesday morning 38-year-old Gayle Taylor was attacked in her wheelchair in broad daylight in Smiths Rd, Goodna...
Holly Chasing Matildas Dream; Australian Camp Helps Ipswich Teenager
DAVID LEMS david.lems@qt.com.au FOOTBALL: From the age of five, Holly McQueen wanted to play for the Australian Matildas. After receiving an eye-opening experience, she's well on her way. The Flinders View based defender has just spent...
Hotspots to Avoid Strong Wind and Enjoy Some Weekend Action
ALTHOUGH the wind is up a little this weekend, there are plenty of options to escape the breeze and catch a few fish. Maroon Dam is fishing well for bass around the numerous weed beds in the main basin. Small shallow divers like the Imakatsu...
How Much Can You Borrow?
WHEN borrowing to purchase a property the amount a lender is willing to loan will depend on the size of your deposit, how much you earn and what you spend. There can be a difference between what a bank will lend you and what you can afford to pay....
How to Fix Marks Caused by Pets
RENTING when you have pets can be difficult. Some renters end up paying an additional pet bond to their landlord to be able to rent with their pets. Some renters will even keep their pet in their home without telling the landlord, which is not recommended....
How to Start a Worm Farm
WHAT YOU NEED: TOOLS: Disposable dust mask Scissors. MATERIALS: Tumbleweed 3 tier worm cafe worm farm Worms organic booster box All purpose organic compost Rectangular worm blanket. All products available from Bunnings. WHAT YOU DO: ...
How War Came to a Teenage Aid Worker; the Veteran of Conflict Says Hefell Straight into the Deep End
Byline: Karin von Behrens THE first time I was DOA (dead on arrival) was when I was sixteen." So begins the interview with photojournalist Tim Page, who died initially in a motorbike accident before being revived, and again nine years later,...
Immaculate Family Property
THIS stunning ultra-modern home was built by Style Master Homes less than three years ago and has been lovingly and meticulously maintained. From the fantastic street appeal, to the manicured gardens, this property is sure to impress. Situated on...
Interest Rates Drop to a Record Low of 1.5%
AT its meeting this week, the Reserve Bank Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent. The cut, the second since May, is more about inflation and overall economic activity than housing according to REA Group Chief Economist...
IRL Finals Race Goes Down to the Wire; Six Teams Remain in Hunt for Title Honours
BEN WILMOTT ben.wilmott@qt.com.au WITH two rounds remaining, the fight for an Ipswich Rugby League premiership has never been tighter. Only six competition points are still up for grabs and yet all six IRL A Grade outfits are in with a...
Mums Behaving Badly; Mila Kunis on Her New Film and Being a Mother in Real Life
Bad Moms Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn, Jada Pinkett Smith. Directors: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore Rating: MA 15+ Reviewer's last word: This all-female twist on the domestic comedy is absurdly funny thanks...
Nifty Apps for Modern Women; to Hell with Learning When You're Ovulating, Here's What We Really Want to Know
BETWEEN THE SHEETS with Helen Hawkes THERE'S an app that allows women to track their ovulation. Clue will apparently help you decide when the best time to get pregnant is, be prepared for your next period or "understand your mood swings". ...
Nine Wants Wagner Case Struck out; Toowoomba Business Family's Defamation Claim
THE combined effect of spooky music, insinuating tones and suggestions the 2011 Grantham tsunami was a "man-made disaster" allegedly amplified the finger-pointing in a 60 Minutes program at the centre of a defamation case. Toowoomba's Wagner family...
Noosa Revs Up for Hill Climb; over 140 Racers Expected for Weekend of Thrills
Byline: Iain Curry MOTOR sport returns to the Sunshine Coast this weekend with the first of 2016's two Noosa Hill Climbs up Tewantin's fearsome Gyndier Drive. An eclectic mix of around 140 racing machines will compete against the clock along...
Our Wandering Brain; There Is Much to Be Gained from a Mind-Body Connection
Byline: with Rowena Hardy MINDFULNESS is easier said than done. Apparently, our mind spends close to 47% of its time wandering - dwelling on the past or anxious about the future - rather than focusing on what we're actually doing. There are various...
Remembering the Old Theatre; Dressing for the Occasion in Early Days
TIME PAST BERYL JOHNSTON THE early days of the Ipswich Little Theatre Festivals were gala occasions when women wore evening gowns with their furs for warmth and men wore either dinner suits or tuxedos. Ushers and usherettes also wore evening...
Renters: Here's How to Make Sure You Don't Get Blacklisted
MOST renters understand that if they don't pay their rent, or if they make irreparable damage to a property, it's not going to end well. But did you know that as a renter, you can appear on a national database of tenants that potential landlords...
Ride the Wild Side; Just Keep an Eye out for Potholes, Excited Dogs and Stowaways
Byline: TRAVEL with Shandelle Battersby CHECKLIST Details: The Buggy, Beach, Pizza and Jet Ski tour with Off Road Adventures takes about four hours and costs about $150. It includes transport, lunch and five minutes on a jet ski. Prepare to...
Squire's Hop Thief 8 Gets the Jump on 7
MY SHOUT with Simon Irwin LAST October, Hugh the Neighbour and I had the opportunity to taste the James Squire Hop Thief for 2015-16. It was a very, very pleasant drop indeed, and became a bit of a favourite around the Irwin home. Made with...
Teacher's Tough Road Inspires Student Film
ANNA HARTLEY anna.hartley@qt.com.au IT HAS been almost a year and a half since Alan Campbell was paralysed. The Ipswich Grammar School teacher's life has been full of challenges since he broke his neck falling down the school steps during...
The Honda for Lamborghini Money
Byline: Iain Curry CUTTING-EDGE and brutally fast it may be, but Australian supercar fans hoping to slot the new Honda NSX in their garage will need to find a rather frightening $420,000, before on-road costs, to do so. Such a price makes this...
The Way to Move a Crowd; Surprisingly Easy to Drive, This VW People-Mover Is the Solution When You Need a Lot of Space
Byline: Grant Edwards Grant.Edwards@apn.com.au SITTING behind in the pilot's seat, there's something about being a man with a van. Or a woman for that matter...but it doesn't quite have the same ring to it. Not so long ago I was of the thinking...
Time to Jump on Gruen Train
Byline: with Seanna Cronin WITH the Rio Olympics kicking off today, it's a double-edged sword for TV viewers. For sports fans there's a glut of coverage across three of Seven's channels plus via online streaming and apps, not to mention the coverage...
WestMAC, Llewellyn Celebrate National Tree Day
LOCAL Toyota dealership Llewellyn Toyota teamed up with the staff and pupils of West Moreton Anglican College to celebrate the 21st year of Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day on Friday, July 29. Marking this special occasion, the members of West Moreton...
Will We Be Ready for the Flood of People Coming to Town?
ON Monday the QT predicted that we would have a population of 484,716 in 25 years with a 4.2% annual increase. So I did some calculations to see how our population will increase in future years if we maintain a 4.2% annual increase. I found that...
Wonderous Inventions of Daytime TV; Mindless Infomercials Selling the Perfect Body While You Sit Back and Eat Donuts
DAZZA'S DIRT DARREN HALLESY THERE was a very funny segment on one of my favourite TV shows recently. On 'Have You Been Paying Attention' the contestants were shown clips of celebrities promoting items on the shopping channels, and they had...
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