The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from February 12, 2011

Cutters Line Up
Byline: CHARLIE PAYNE charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au TRIAL GAME STM Cutters team for trial match v NQ Cowboys U20 at Ayr, next Saturday February 19: 1Damon Koolstra 2Cruse Bickey 3Michael Comerford 4Peter Hassall 5Brandon Nixon...
Divers Check Reef Health
DIVERS are currently combing the Great Barrier Reef to inspect potential damage to the natural wonder, caused by tropical cyclones Anthony and Yasi. Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Kate Jones joined a team of Queensland Parks and Wildlife...
Draws and Results
Table tennis Mackay Table Tennis results Tuesday. A Grade: Yasaka 8 (Jamie McKay 3, David Ting 3, Geoff Denman 1, 1 doubles) d Andro 3 (Alan Edwards 1, Neil Brown 1, Ian McKay 0, 1 doubles) McKay d Brown -10, -6, 4, 6, 4; Joola 7 (Steven Boyce...
Farrah One of a Kind, O'Neal Remembers
THE red swimsuit that Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett wore in her iconic 1976 poster has joined President Abraham Lincoln's top hat and Superman's cape at a Smithsonian Institution museum in Washington. The one-piece suit, along with an original...
Final Port of Call for Some Station Reveals Tragic Past to New Visitors
THIS place is so serene. Clear blue waters. A barnacled timber wharf. Rhythmic ripples kissing the shoreline. Not another soul in sight. How could such a tranquil spot have such a tragic past? A shiver runs through me as I remember a similar...
Health in a Nutshell
Vegetarian heartache VEGETARIANS tend to have a lower body weight, less incidence of high blood pressure and lower overall cholesterol. But a review has pointed to one elevated risk factor Co for cardiovascular disease. The 30-year review...
IVF Work of Late Dr Hennessey Started in City
DOCTOR John Hennessey spent his life giving couples hope, and babies life. The pioneer of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), who died after a long battle with illness in Brisbane in January, selected Mackay as the first regional satellite centre for...
Johansen Launches EP
Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au WHEN speaking with Brittany-Elise Johansen she is modest about her wealth of talent. The singer and songwriter launched her EP album Changing Lanes to family, friends and the wider community...
Lego Robots Obey Kid Commands
Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au YEARS ago when it came to building robots out of Lego you never had the ability to program them to move on their own. Not any more. They might only be 11 and 12-year-olds but the Year...
Man Punched in the Head
Byline: Bruce Mckean Bruce.Mckean@dailymercury.com.au MATTHEW Kingi punched a patron in the head at the former Platinum Lounge and it led to an investigation and charges which ultimately closed down the nightclub. Kingi, 24, had a history of...
Mayors Meet in Capital
Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au MACKAY Regional Council Mayor Col Meng was one of the mayors from around Queensland who met in Brisbane for a special disaster recovery meeting, yesterday. Cr Meng said during the meeting...
MJRL Treasurer Faces Reference Forgery Claims
Byline: Bruce Mckean Bruce.Mckean@dailymercury.com.au 5JODY Sainsbury stole more than $160,000 from the Mackay Junior Rugby League and the Hastings Deering social club at Paget. And when she faced the District Court in Mackay to be sentenced...
New Coal Project Provides 5000 Jobs
Byline: Tom Williams tom.williams@dailymercury.com.au A NEW $10 billion coal project in the Galilee Basin, the single largest tenement in Australia, will create 5000 jobs and is expected to deliver 60 million tonnes of coal per annum (Mtpa). ...
Olympians Urge You to Learn Joy of Sport
SPORTS EXPO: See what a blokart is, have a hit at table tennis, try to score against a Whitsunday Miner soccer player or mingle with our Olympic stars a it's all possible at tomorrow's inaugural Mackay Sports Expo and sign-on day at the MECC. The...
Rates Hike Shocks Region's Residents
Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au What's in your rates bill Refuse Service Charge (to fund your rubbish collection and disposal): $230.40. Waste Facilities Management Levy (to fund dumps etc.): $126.80. Natural Environment...
Restaurateur Says Airlie Site Is Ready for Tourists
Byline: Jaime Newborn jaime.newborn@dailymercury.com.au BY his own description, Kevin Collins is a C[pounds sterling]glass half fullC[yen] man Co an eternal optimist in the same upbeat style that has made his seafood restaurant Fish D'Vine a splashing...
Romance Is in the Air as Partners Buy Gifts
Byline: Tom Williams tom.williams@dailymercury.com.au MEN, here's the heads-up; if you didn't know, it is Valentine's Day on Monday, so prepare to bring out the romantic in you and spoil your better half. But don't think you are getting away...
Shop Rents Are High but Airlie Will Survive
AIRLIEBEACH.COM has evolved with the times. Starting as travel agents 18 years ago, the family run business now caters to a young and online savvy market. One of their best features is their webcam which allows tourists in any location to see what...
Tab Dividends
IPSWICH Race 1: 1 Stigori $5.10 $1.90 5 Dancing Al $1.90 2 Piccolo Dynasty $2.20. Q: $13.40. E: $35.10. T: $145.30. A2: 1-5 $4.90, 1-2 $6.10, 2-5 $6.80. FIRST 4: (1 5 2 3): $1,573.80. Scr: 4,10. Race 2: 6 Friendly Glow $11.50 $2.50 12 Lissome...
The Old Question: What Is Love?
I'M always falling in and out of love. I can't seem to commit to anyone for longer than a few months. But this time, I think it might be different. I have never felt this way about anyone, and I want to be with her all the time, and it's like...
Things to Do This Week
FRESH fruit and vegetables and variety stalls galore will greet you when you drop into the Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre's undercover car park tomorrow, Sunday from 7.30am. Mackay's Troppo Market is a popular monthly event, held on the second Sunday...
Tourism in Airlie Needs a Booster to Get It Going
Byline: Jaime Newborn jaime.newborn@dailymercury.com.au WHAT do Austin Powers and Airlie Beach have in common? They both lost their mojo, baby, yeah. And they're both on a mission to get it back. Businesses in Airlie say the once bustling, buzzing,...
Woman Jailed for Cheque Fraud
Byline: Bruce Mckean Bruce.Mckean@dailymercury.com.au MACKAY woman Gelria Mason was jailed yesterday for passing nine valueless cheques worth more than $11,000. One of her offences occurred more than two years ago and Mason had spent more than...
Yacht Coup for Mackay
Byline: CHARLIE PAYNE charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au YACHTING: Mackay has beaten Cairns to be chosen as the Australian destination for a round-the-world rally next year, when up to 80 yachts and their crews will bring a financial windfall to...
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