The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from April 18, 2012

Bag a Bargain at Variety Luncheon; Fashion for Fun at Mackay Fundraiser
MACKAY ladies are in for a fashionable treat with the return of the Mackay 2012 Variety Old Bags Lunch. Hosted by Variety Queensland, and supported by Mackay Hyundai-Autocorner, the event will be held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre...
Bright Blue Eric Blows in to Spread His Healthy Living Message
Andrea Davy andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au YOU'VE probably seen him on television but the blue man Co Eric from the CySwap it, Don't Stop It' campaign Co was in town yesterday. Eric is an ambassador for the State Government initiative, designed...
Denim for All Shapes
NOTHING beats a perfect fitting pair of jeans. To help shoppers find the most flattering jeans, to suit their body shape and size, denim experts and Jeanswest has created a specialty denim range. Curve embracer jeans: A jean that hugs the curves...
END THE FARCE A[euro]" WEBCKE; Cowboy Caught in the Middle
Tony Durkin RUGBY LEAGUE: Shane Webcke, one of the most respected modern-day Kangaroos, has called on the newly formed ARL Commission to immediately end the embarrassment over aMickey Mousea rep selections. Although Webcke was conciliatory in...
Fishways Feed Entire Village
GIVE a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person how to fish and you feed them for a lifetime. Teach a person how to build a fishway and you can feed their entire village for life, and that's exactly what Mackay-based Fisheries Queensland...
Nicholas Continues Golden Run
PARA-CYCLING: David Nicholas continues to go from strength to strength in the lead-up to the London Paralympics. The Whitsunday cyclist snared two gold medals at the Cycling Australia Para-cycling Road Championships at the Sunshine Coast at the...
Pioneer Breaks Drought
Bruce McKean bowls bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au PIONEER Valley is among the underdogs of the Mackay bowls district but the club has claimed bragging rights for a year by winning the Cattle Creek Mill Shield for the first time in almost...
REDC Slams Call for Investors to Pull out of Mining Towns
COMMENTS in a recent publication calling for investors to withdraw from mining towns because of a potential lock on high rents were unhelpful and inconsiderate, REDC chief executive officer Narelle Pearse said yesterday. Speaking on a report made...
Roadwork Delay Upsets Drivers; Northern Beaches Residents Stuck in Mackay-Bucasia Slow Lane Face Long Trip Home
Shakira Sellen shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au ROADWORK delays on Mackay-Bucasia Rd have Northern Beaches residents up in arms after some waited up to 90 minutes to get home on Monday. Bucasia resident Marika Kerr said it took her over...
Search for Immortality; the Hunt Is on for the Eighth Immortal. until the Name Is Announced, Debate Will Rage about Who Is Deserving of the Game's Most Coveted Honour. Rugby League Week Editor Mitchell Dale and Daily Mercury Columnist and Former RLW Editor Tony Durkin Will Be on the Judging Panel. APN's Steve Zemek Spoke to Them
APN: When looking at the candidates, what sort of thing are you assessing? It is very hard to compare players across generations. Tony Durkin: Obviously, playing records are paramount, as is their standing in the game, both as a player and an ambassador...
Spotlight on Whitsunday Candidates; Prospective Mayors Have Their Say
Q: What are the major issues facing the Whitsunday region at this election? MIKE BRUNKER: We need to fix the major infrastructure issues while the economy is still flat in tourism like sewerage treatment plants for Airlie and Proserpine as well...
Success Is Simply Bliss
Shakira Sellen shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au UNEARTHED Aussie bands Silverchair, Powderfinger and Grinspoon launched their careers from the Triple J program MACKAY musician Candice Arlott Co AKA Miss Bliss Co is making quite the impression...
Swans Face Tough Start
Sally Boxall sally.boxall@dailymercury.com.au AUSSIE RULES: The Eastern Swans aren't too fazed at having to face the Mackay City Hawks in their first official match of the season. With a new-look playing list, Swans coach Brad McLaren believes...
Thief Caught on CCTV, Court Told
Bruce McKean Bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au DANIEL Crossland was working on a front counter of the Bunnings Warehouse when he stole more than $6000 in cash. He was always going to get caught because he was often the only person using the...
What's Cool This Season
SUMMER is over but conditions are not cool enough to start dressing in the latest winter fashions. Queensland's sunny, balmy autumn days followed by cooler nights can leave even the most stylish questioning what to wear. With the change in season...
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