The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from May 7, 2010

a[euro][approximately]Grand Final' Opens Season
Byline: Charlie Payne charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au RUGBY UNION: Kuttabul and Slade Point kick off what shapes as a close battle for the Mackay rugby union premiership with the grand final replay at Quarry Hill tomorrow. The Camelboks were...
AJS's Glorious Past; the 27th All Bike Show This Year Celebrates 100 Years of AJS Motorcycles
ON July 17 and 18 the British Motorcycle Owners Association of Mackay will be presenting the 27th Annual All Bike Show at Paxtons building on River Street. This year it will be celebrating 100 years of AJS motorcycles. There will be several old...
Buyers Snap Up Classics at Auction
BUYERS were out in force for quality mid-priced classic cars at Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic Auction on May 3, snapping up nearly three-quarters of all lots on offer. The top priced vehicle of the auction was a rare and original left hand drive...
Classic Comes to Life
MACKAY Musical Comedy Players are preparing for their upcoming production of Singin' in the Rain to be performed at the Mackay Entertainment Centre from May 12 to 15, 2010. Many people are familiar with the film version starring Gene Kelly, Debbie...
Draws and Results
Rugby league MACKAY Mackay rugby league referees' draw: Moranbah vs Whitsunday at Moranbah Saturday 08/05/10 6pm Res Bill Lansbury Anthony Anderson Peter Gilber tinterchange Mark Lund 7.30 A grade Zane Wright Anthony Anderson Bill...
Fears New Resources Tax Will Cut Jobs, Investment
Byline: Clare Chapman clare.chapman@dailymercury.com.au AS major resource companies reassess the financial viability of Queensland mining projects in the face of the Federal Government's proposed 40 per cent resources tax, dire consequences are...
Holiday Worth Writing Home About
Byline: Melissa Grant melissa.grant@dailymercury.com.au IF you often wish your family and friends would come to visit you, now is the perfect time to get on their case. After all, they may just have their airfares to and from the region reimbursed...
Hyundai on Top in Targa Tasmania
THE first factory backed Hyundai Motor Company Australia Targa Tasmania entry proved to be up to the challenge, finishing ahead of more powerful Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions, a Mazda MX-5 and V8 powered Holden Commodores. The multi-award winning...
Plan for 2400 Ooralea Homes
Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au OORALEA could be Mackay's next property hot spot, with one of its biggest landowners planning to develop an entire township there. John Cowley, of Cougar Developments, who owns about 240...
Plenty of in Limited Room to Move Edition Pajero; Carlisle Motors
ONLY available until July, the Pajero ACTiV is truly a limited edition of the Mitsubishi Pajero range with only a small number of vehicles available. With five already sold, the team at the dealership don't expect the others to remain for long....
Q&A; on Super Mining Tax
What is the Resource Super Profit Tax (RSPT)? The RSPT is a tax that will be introduced on July 1, 2012, and will tax profits made from the exploitation of all non-renewable resources at a rate of 40 per cent. Who will pay the RSPT? All legal...
Quality Effort Behind Results
LAST weekend the Meng Group Sea Eagles went within a whisker of making the Foley Shield final. It was a great performance by the team and shows what talent and depth we have in the Mackay competition. The effort put in by coach Owen Cunningham...
Seriously Sexy Serious Love Affair; It Was a Tough Choice for Poor Mrs Edwards A[euro]" Grant Edwards or the Seriously Sexy Merc E 63?
CRUISE CONTROL Grant Edwards LOVE is a strong word. As Snow Patrol has pointed out, it's often said too much yet not enough. One drive in the barnstorming, or bahnstorming Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG and you'll hardly be sitting in an emotional...
Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy Ride Sports Utility Defies Gravity and Sense; Push Practicalities and Commonsense Aside as Sometimes You Just Have To
VITAL STATISTICS Model: BMW X6 M. Details: Large performance five-door all-wheel drive luxury sports utility coupe. Engine: 4.4-litre twin turbocharged V8 with a common exhaust emission manifold generating 408kW @ 6000rpm and peak torque of...
Tab Dividends
TE RAPA Race 1: 4 Mr Align $9.00 $2.30 7 Legion D'honneur $2.80 2 Cross Lease $2.90. Q: $14.30. E: $28.30. T: $76.60. A2: 4-7 $7.00, 2-4 $5.30, 2-7 $4.30. Scr: 9. Race 2: 8 Vivaldi's Gone $6.70 $2.00 1 Mr Charlton $2.00 4 Sir Heelan $4.90. Q:...
Team at Harcourts Topping Awards
Vikki Berardi HARCOURTS Mackay stole the show at a state awards ceremony held recently that recognised excellence in real estate property sales and management. Principal Mandy Hall said she was proud of the achievements of the Harcourts Mackay...
The Salvos Need Your Help in Their Annual Doorknock
Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au THE Salvation Army tirelessly helps the people of Mackay: now it's hoping the people of Mackay will help it. Lieutenant Jeff Goodwin is calling for volunteers to help doorknock during the...
Two-Year-Old Race Looks Good
Turf Talk with Mark Sleeman A $50,000 TWO-YEAR-OLD race scratched in December is set to be run at Mackay's TAB meeting on Tuesday. The QTIS 600 2YO Plate (1250m) was abandoned late last year when only five nominations were received and rescheduled...
Volunteers Value a Chosen Passion
Byline: Lucy Heuston Lucy.Heuston@dailiymercury.com.au ROBYN and Henk Schipper might be retired but they are busier than ever and learning new skills. Next week they will be among volunteers to be thanked for their dedication through National...
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