The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from March 5, 2010

Airing Political Views
I HAVE thoroughly enjoyed the light-hearted political banter expressed in recent letters to the editor of the Daily Mercury. The bias of some correspondents towards their own political persuasions can be both entertaining and comical. That they...
Bypass Funds Dry Up for Walkerston
Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au YOU only have to see bumper-to-bumper traffic flow through Dutton Street in Walkerston to know that it is chaotic. For years this street has been an issue of concern and safety for Walkerston...
Charity Cricket Kicks in for Footy Code Purists
ON Sunday afternoon the STM Cutters and Whitsunday Miners will join for a charity Twenty20 cricket game at Harrup Park to raise funds for the Qld Cancer Council's Call to Arms which raises awareness and funds for men's cancer. This is an event that...
Claire in the 'Firing' Line for Game
MACKAY schoolgirl Claire Stevenson has been named for the match of her life next weekend. Stevenson and another Mackay player still to be named, will play with the state women's team, the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire, when they take on a All Star...
Draws and Results
Hockey MACKAY MHA Mackay Rentals Cup Week 1 - Turf Games Only Friday 05.03.10 6.30 pm Turf A2M NAB v Norths R.Hope, L.Forsyth Tech: T Hansen; 7.45 pm Turf A2W NAB v Norths J Taylor, K SmytheTech: T Hansen; 9.00 pm Turf A1M Souths v Norths...
F1 Champion Drives on Mexican Gravel
NOT since Nigel Mansell drove to victory in 1992 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodrigues in the national capital have Mexicans had a chance to see a Formula One World Champion in action, but when Kimi Raikkonen sets off in his Citroen C4 WRC this weekend...
Grandma and Other Incredible Women
"PLEASE, sit down Mrs Berardi," the locum doctor said - eventually. "Thanks," I gasped back after I'd been standing up in front of him for 10 minutes. At the 38-week mark of my fourth pregnancy, holding up a three-kilo baby, a set of double E...
Insulation Woes Felt in Mackay
Byline: Melissa Grant melissa.grant@dailymercury.com.au THE insulation rebate debacle has dogged the Federal Government and is also causing headaches for Mackay households. Building inspectors and emergency service workers in the Mackay region...
It's the Year of the Investor
THIS YEAR is being tipped to become the year of the investor as property investors move back into the market after 18 months of being over-shadowed by first-home buyers. Over the past 12 months major home loan providers have tightened their lending...
'King Kirk' and Yamaha Win Again
NINE-time Queensland Enduro Champion, Yamaha Motor Australia's 'King Kirk' Hutton, again proved his pack-leading speed on Sunday when he made it two wins from two races in 2010 at the opening round of the QLD Enduro-Cross Series held near Kingaroy....
Livestock Supplement and Transport Enterprise
CATTLE King Agricultural Services is a livestock supplement and transport business owned and created by Warren and Annette Hunter. The Hunter's have been involved in the rural industry for decades and in 2001, took the step of creating Cattle King...
Mercedes-AMG Sharpens Model
GERMAN sports car maker Mercedes-AMG has enhanced its model arsenal with a more focused version of its compact sledgehammer. Its name: the C 63 AMG - Edition 63. Having set the benchmark with its Australian debut in March last year at the iconic...
More Signs Point to Safer Crossing
Byline: Melissa Grant melissa.grant@dailymercury.com.au MACKAY Regional Council will install additional signage, directional fencing and improved lighting in a bid to improve pedestrian safety at the notorious Mangrove Road crossing near Caneland...
NAB and Westpac Match Reserve Bank's Interest Rate Increase
MELBOURNE. - The last two of the big four banks have stepped into line with their peers and matched the interest rate rise by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Both National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB) and Westpac Banking Corp announced on Wednesday...
Power to Seaforth Cut for Emergency Maintenance Work after Supply Faults
POWER to about 800 customers in the Seaforth area was cut yesterday to allow Ergon Energy crews to carry out emergency maintenance. Area operations manager Lawrie Zarb said power was interrupted at 1.30pm to the Seaforth, Halliday Bay, Ball Bay,...
{Reaching Higher Ground } {} {Good Drive, with Plenty of Extras}; and Totes the Lightest and Most Powerful Engine in Its Class
THERE can be only one ... It was hard to keep Connor MacLeod's voice at bay when I picked up the new Santa Fe Highlander. True, the only "gathering" this silver warrior was likely to see on our watch was an out-of-control toddler's group at an indoor...
Report Shows Regions Set to Prosper
Byline: Clare Chapman clare.chapman@dailymercury.com.au MORE than one million people visited our region last year. Those visitors came to a place where more than eight million tonnes of sugar cane was crushed, from which more than 100 megatonnes...
Rogerrab Leads All the Way in Classy Display
PROMISING Mackay galloper Rogerrab won his first open company race at a TAB meeting in Rockhampton on Tuesday with a superb front-running display. He'd tried to pinch a win there last start when he led by eight lengths mid-race in a Class 6 (1400m)....
Taking Aim at 2012 Olympics
Byline: Charlie Payne charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au WATER POLO: A Mackay water polo player has his sights set on winning selection for the 2012 London Olympics from his home town. John Campbell, 24, flies out most weekends to compete with...
{Taking a Lesson of the Past} {Challenger LS a Gutsy 4WD with Families in Mind}; Off-Roader with Active Families in Mind
BACK to the future comes to mind with the latest addition to Mitsubishi family. Not the movie, although Michael J Fox did have a souped-up HiLux for a short time in the original flick. The Japanese marque has relaunched the Challenger after a...
Volkswagen Goes Electric
VOLKSWAGEN plans to expand its fleet of electric drive vehicles. The use of hybrid technology in production vehicles is already being demonstrated in the Touareg Hybrid at this year's Geneva Motor Show. In 2011, a test fleet of 500 Golfs with...
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