The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Articles from May 12, 2018

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<p> <p>Girls' Day Out Fundraising Cruise Saturday, May 12, from 4-7pm at Clem Jones Promenade, South Brisbane. GET the girls together for a night of good food, dancing, tarot readers and more. Tickets are $60 per person and all money...
A Blockbuster at Purga; Fassifern Pose 'Toughest Test' of Swifts
Byline: Callum Dick Callum.Dick@qt.com.au Game Day Rugby League Ipswich Rd 10: Tomorrow (3pm) - Swifts Bluebirds v Fassifern Bombers at Purga. SWIFTS coach Damian O'Donahue believes Fassifern will pose the biggest test of the Bluebirds' season...
Actress Back to Roots; Mccarthy Plays a Cool Mum Who Reboots in College with Daughter
Byline: WORDS: SEANNA CRONIN Melissa McCarthy channels her inner "cool mum" in her new comedy Life of the Party. The comedy actress co-writes and stars in the film, which follows long-time housewife Deanna's decision to go back to college after...
Agent Profile; Georgia Greet from PRD Nationwide
Each week we talk with a local on the front line of the Ipswich realty industry. This week we talk with Georgia Greet from PRD Nationwide. What attracted you to the Real Estate Industry? I have always had a passion for customer service and...
An Addiction without a Cure; Grey Nomads Are on the Move across This Great Continent
SENIOR MATTERS WAYNE McDONNELL ADDICTION. There are many forms of it, just as there are many types of Australian. Retirees are addicted to travel. Right across the country, there is this migration of people travelling north. Some are escaping...
Anxiety Levels Grow at Council; CCC Investigation Leaves Entity Asking Who's Next
IPSWICH City Council employees and councillors are living in fear the Crime and Corruption Commission will lay more charges. Several councillors who spoke to the QT said they were stressed about the looming dismissal and admitted the 11-month CCC...
Apples and Avos Hit the Mark in Great Conditions
WITH better-than-expected growing conditions late in the Queensland season, local vegies are flooding the Brisbane Produce Market this week. This can only mean one thing for customers: great quality and even better prices. Queensland-grown Hass...
Baker Gives Up on Retail after Four Decades in Industry
AFTER 45 years in the industry, an Ipswich baker has given up on the afternoon tea rush. For almost five decades, Lindsay McConochie has risen with the sparrows to bake bread and cakes for the city's hungry, but three weeks ago, he closed his shop...
Banishing the Bland; Shaynna Blaze Explains How to Create Interest by Using Texture Effectively When Decorating Your Home
Byline: WORDS: SHAYNNA BLAZE LIFESTYLE.COM.AU Using texture can add depth and tone to a colour scheme, but how do you work it into a room? Texture plays with natural and artificial light to change the colour of any item and give it depth. It...
Beaten by Wrapping
PACKAGING producers have been very thoughtful to see that packages arrive childproof, looking good and easy to pack and take home. Then the problem starts for the frail and elderly people with the difficulties of opening cans, bottles and plastic...
Brisbane Is Now Tipped for Modest Growth
A LEADING property analysis firm has downgraded its forecasts for the Brisbane property market in 2018, but still expects modest home price growth. SQM Research now predicts home prices in the Queensland capital to either remain unchanged or increase...
Buyers in Raptures
Hear the bang and crackle from the Ford Focus RS exhaust and it revives blue oval passion. The rail-like performance of the quickest Focus you can buy whets the appetite for more excitement from Ford which is about to reach showrooms. Following...
Dad's Big Night Ends in a Cell
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@qt.com.au A BIG night out for a new dad ended with his arrest and time in the watch-house after he caused a headache for security at an Ipswich hotel. William Betham didn't help his cause when he then urinated on the...
Does the Signboard Still Work? Signboards Have Come a Long Way Recently
with REIQ's Felicity Moore Let me tell you about the salesperson who works 24 hours a day, seven days a week - the humble signboard out the front of your home. Whenever we talk to our members we often hear about the reluctance of some buyers...
Give Mum Your Blossoming Love; You Can Help Mother Earth by Replacing Cut Flower Gifts with Flowering Plants - in the Ground or in Pots
Byline: GREEN THUMB WORDS: MAREE CURRAN This Mother's Day, why not give a gift that Mum will love, and that Mother Earth will love, too? For a start, think living plants instead of bunches of flowers. No matter what you choose, a living plant...
Hi Tech Apartments Are Savvi
By Samantha Healy TECHNOLOGY and lifestyle will be the key selling points for a new apartment development at Upper Mount Gravatt. Residents of the eight-storey Savvi Apartments will benefit from the latest in intelligent living, with numberplate...
How Much to Spend before Selling?
By Erin Delahunty DECIDING how much to spend on a house before putting it on the market is tricky. Should sellers splash out on a fancy new kitchen to appeal to potential buyers? Or just add a lick of paint? Cosmetic updates are worth it ...
Impact of Our Choices; We Can't Control All Events in Life but Recognising Emotions Can Affect Behaviour
Byline: MIND YOU WORDS: ROWENA HARDY I've written before about how our behaviour is unconscious and that we are often blissfully unaware of it until and unless it's brought to our attention. What about the impact of our behaviour though? How...
International Boost as Unbeaten Force Firing; Pro Leagueplayer Joinsform Ipswichcombination
Byline: David Lems david.lems@qt.com.au BASKETBALL: Already in terrific shape, the Ipswich Force women are set to become even better in this year's Queens-land Basketball League competition. Force's second import Gintare Maziontye has arrived...
Jamie Excited about Project
THE new home under the Building Futures project is fast taking shape utilising school based apprentices from all over Ipswich. For builder Jamie Robinson who supervises the students working on the house, it's a satisfying feeling knowing that lives...
Jets Locked in for Seagulls; Ipswich Confident of Containing Star Gold Coast Titans Halfback
Byline: Callum Dick Callum.Dick@qt.com.au Rugby League: Ipswich Jets captain Nat Neale says the team has addressed the mental lapses which cost them against CQ Capras and Mackay Cutters earlier this season. The Jets have an impressive hit list...
Knights Building on Positives
FOOTBALL: When your team is doing it tough, the key is to stick together and rebuild. That's exactly the case for first-time Ipswich Knights head coach Mick Matthews and his players in this year's Football Queensland Premier League competition....
Leota: Show Us Respect
EASTERN Cobras boss John Leota believes his side has not been afforded the respect they deserve by opposition teams this season. But with just two wins from the opening nine rounds, Leota knows changing that perception rests firmly in the hands...
Lives Lost as Disaster Strikes
TIME PAST BERYL JOHNSTON IN JUNE 1939, a boating disaster in Moreton Bay claimed the lives of all those on board. On board were 11 men and a youth who had gone on a fishing trip in the 13.7m motor launch "Nerita" which was owned by Edwin A....
Lockyer Murder Search; Cops Swoop on Helidon Property after Tip-Off about Missing Person
Byline: Dominic Elsome dominic.elsome@gattonstar.com.au POLICE scoured a Helidon property this week in response to information regarding a suspected murder. Investigators from the Homicide Investigation Group and Ferny Grove CIB joined local...
Make Your Job an Event; Growth Makes This Work a Sound Career Option
Byline: MELANIE BURGESS THE popularity of festivals and events staged across Australia is causing new demand for professionals to ensure they run smoothly. An extra 5500 conference and event organisers (up 21 per cent) and 1200 performing arts...
Old Meets the New; Traditions Hold Strong but Taiwan Is Ready to Embrace the Future
Byline: WORDS: AMBER HOOKER A monk's chant lays the soundtrack as a fiery sunset dims the world's largest sitting Buddha statue from a golden spectacle to a silhouette. I am a visitor of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery in Kaohsiung, Taiwan....
Our Leaders Have Failed Us; A Little Girl Has Suffered and No One Seems to Care
HOW is it possible that despite the release of a shocking report into the endless failures to protect a two-year-old girl from an alleged rape in the NT no one has lost their job for their part in this national shame? A government report this week...
PRIDE RESETS GOALS AFTER LOSING DYLAN; Defending Champions Toanswer Question of Depth
DAVID LEMS david.lems@qt.com.au IT'S the hot question regional football fans have posed after another turning point in the Ipswich club's fascinating history. How will defending state league champions Western Pride fare after losing goal-scoring...
Rugby League Ipswich Teams
BROTHERS A Grade: 1. Lachlan Brook, 2. Brook Alofipo, 3. Loia Fetaoai, 4. Jordan Tighe, 5. Tasi Graff, 6. Israel Oti, 7. Chris Ash, 8. Elliot Boyle, 9. Shane Gibson, 10. Doug Faaiu, 11. Elijah Umu (c), 12. John Maila, 13. Denman Ah You, 14. Cameron...
Scammers on the Prowl; Some Victims Have Handed over Close to $1 Million
Byline: Paul Clitheroe THE Federal Budget is behind us, and amid the celebrations over tax cuts (about $500 annually for low to middle income earners), now is the time to be mindful of scammers pretending to be from government bodies - especially...
Should You Move out While You Sell?
By Erin Delahunty Deciding whether to remain living in a property while it's on the market, or to move out is one of the many choices vendors face as they prepare to sell. Angus Graham, from Hodges Sandringham in Melbourne, and Property Stylist...
Some Broncos Bound to Go; Bennett - Salary Cap Means 'You Can't Keep Them All'
Byline: PETER BADEL WAYNE Bennett conceded yesterday that salary-cap pressures will force some players out of the Broncos after star winger Corey Oates revealed plans to test his value on the open market. The Broncos have 16 players off contract...
Spirit Refocusing to Tackle Best Team
Game day CL1: Tonight (5pm) -- Western Spirit v Toowong at Dunmore Park. Tomorrow (6pm): Ipswich City v St George Willawong at St George's Park. BWPL: Tomorrow (5pm) -- Ipswich City v UQ at University of Qld. FOOTBALL: Finding consistency...
Superbly Raw and Fun
AT A GLANCE Ford Focus RS PRICE $55,990, drive-away, available from Bremer Ford, 34 Brisbane Rd, Ebbw Vale WARRANTY 3 years/100,000km SERVICING 12 months/15,000km, $1125 over 3 years SAFETY 4 airbags ENGINE 2.3-litre 4-cyl turbo,...
Test Your General Knowledge
Byline: COMPILED BY: ROY O'REILLY QUESTIONS 1. Wednesday Island, Thursday Island and Friday Island are in which strait? 2. The patron saint of Wales is (a) St Andrew (b) St David (c) St Patrick? 3. Is an analgesic taken for pain relief...
The Little Boss; as Far as the Granddaughter's Concerned, Being Me Is Interesting at First but Too Boring to Stick At
Byline: ON A LIGHTER NOTE WORDS: GREG BRAY Folks, occasionally my granddaughter will do something that stops me dead in my tracks, like the time she jumped on me while I was doing some sit-ups. I'm sure my spleen still isn't working properly....
The Long Road to Mother's Day; the Second Sunday in May Should Be a Day for All Mums to Count Their Blessings but for Some, It Marks a Sweet Celebration of Something They Thought May Never Be
Byline: WORDS: DENISE RAWARD Media darling Sonia Kruger will be savouring Mother's Day, a reminder that she is one of the lucky ones, blessed with her daughter Maggie after falling pregnant at age 48. "She's definitely the best thing that's come...
This Is a Truly Exquisite Home
Address: 19-21 Coreen Court, Karana Downs Price: $729,000 Neg Open time: Saturday 3-3.30pm Land size: 5,025sq m Agency: NGU Real Estate Ipswich Contact: Steve Athanates 0414 235 933 Features: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three car...
This Is Simply Spectacular
Address: 23 Blessington Way, Flinders View Price: Offers over $720,000 Inspect: By appointment Land size: 1682sq m Agency: Realway Property Consultants Contact: Lisa Downey 0488 200 400 Features: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, seven...
Top Trots Show at Marburg
Honour board A significant "Ipswich factor'' of 37/53 was the highlight of this week's leaderboard with busy drivers to the fore. Top of the tree was Nathan Dawson, hitting a big six, while Chantal Turpin was top trainer. She duplicated last week's...
Tragedy Led Graduate on Learning Path; Paramedic among 200 to Celebrate
JARATH Cobcroft has become one of the first paramedic students to graduate from the University of Southern Queensland after a tragic event inspired him towards a career helping others. The 27-year-old was one of almost 200 USQ graduates to celebrate...
Winter, Took Your Time; South-Westerlies Deliver Our First Taste of Season
Byline: Emma Clarke emma.clarke@qt.com.au Weekend temperatures IPSWICH Saturday 5C to 22C Sunday 7C to 23C GATTON Saturday 5C to 22C Sunday 8C to 23C BOONAH Saturday 5C to 21C Sunday 6C to 23C SPRINGFIELD Saturday...
Woman Faces Court Accused of Burning Down Family Home
A MUM of six accused of burning down the family's rented house has been granted bail. The family had already moved out of the house because of mould and was just days away from moving into new government housing, Ipswich Magistrates Court heard....
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