The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from June 3, 2011

Aggressive Styling for Jeep's Compact SUV
THE new 2011 Jeep Patriot compact sport-utility vehicle offers consumers legendary capability and impressive 4x4 fuel economy along with new aggressive exterior styling, new interior features and improved handling characteristics. Jeep Patriot's...
Alcohol-Fuelled Argument Ends in Three Assaults
Byline: Bruce Mckean Bruce.Mckean@dailymercury.com.au CHRISTOPHER Penticost assaulted a female friend during an argument in Dysart and he also slapped two of her teenage daughters when they went to help her. Penticost, a 39-year-old boilermaker,...
Banks Offer Discounts
HOME owners are being offered bigger discounts on increasingly large mortgages as banks seek to breathe life into the flagging lending market. Borrowers who take out a loan of more than $250,000 can secure at least 0.7% off the interest rate on...
Demand for Skilled Workers Increases
Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au THE Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac region's economy grew 13.2% during the 09-10 financial year and our employment prospects have never been better. While wet weather has dampened agricultural and...
Don't Be Possessive
IF POSSESSIONS are jamming up your home, it's time to de-clutter. Your child's artwork. Your grandmother's pink-and-white ceramic pig. The autumn leaf your first love gave you in 1979. While these things are very meaningful to us, we are running...
Don't Do Anything Stupid: Red
RED gives orders. C[pounds sterling]Phone at least once a day. Stay out of trouble. No, that's impossible, try not to get yourself killed. Don't want to have to fly over to identify your body. Stern get you that number?C[yen] C[pounds sterling]Not...
Draws and Results
Lawn bowls MDBA Pennant results round 3 and progressive. Division 1: Suburban 2/4, Proserpine o/2; Nthn. Beaches 2/4, City 0/2. Division 2: Mackay 2/4,Sarina 0/4; Nth. Mackay 2/4, Suburban 0/0. Division 3: Seaforth 2/4, Marian 0/0; Nth.Mackay...
Family-Run Carrier Praises Cat Trucks
CLACKLINE Haulage owners Ashley and Minnie Hall purchased their first Cat Truck, a Cat CT610 extended cab, when it was launched on the Australian market last December. Just five months later, they are now taking delivery of its larger sibling, the...
Ford Ranger Maximises Space
RANGER boasts exceptionally good front head room. The double cab has maximum interior space without compromising the cargo box volume. Engineers optimised every millimetre of Ranger's dimensions and came up with innovative solutions to provide...
Hard Man Runs
Byline: CHARLIE PAYNE charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au RUNNING: Former Broncos rugby league hard man Shane Webcke will be among a field of more than 1200 in the BMA Mackay Marina Run on Sunday. Webcke, who retired in 2006 after playing front...
Hyundai I45 Fits All Criteria for a Comfortable Taxi
THIS Hyundai i45 has been a conversation starter for passengers of Mackay taxi owner and driver John Williams, who purchased the i45 as a new addition to his taxi fleet last month Co the first in Mackay to adopt the sleek and sophisticated sedan. ...
I've Got a Shotgun in My Car, I'm on My Way
Byline: Bruce Mckean Bruce.Mckean@dailymercury.com.au PETER Garbutt lost the plot when his 18-year-old relationship with his de facto partner ended. Falsely believing his partner's employer may have been involved, he phoned her workplace and...
Leap into a Private Paradise; Large Luxury Home with Majestic Views on 2ha
THE LEAP 5 bed, 2 bath, 5 car features: Big home on 2ha where: 216 Yakapari-Seaforth Rd, The Leap inspect: Saturday, 11-11.45 am price: Auction agent: Karen Cobb, Ray White Mackay Beaches contact: 0422 900 816 IMAGINE living...
More Smarts and New Suits for Classy Compact Sedans
CURRY IN A HURRY with Iain Curry AS MERCEDES-Benz's biggest seller from its extensive range, a mid-life revision of its current C-Class is big news for the luxury German manufacturer and its compact executive rivals. The new 2011 C-Class isn't...
Mother of Stupidity
Adrian Taylor IT'S been a seriously strange week. Since we last had discourse a mother has been arrested for attempting to sell her daughter's virginity, a man has been saved from certain death by his dentures, a newborn baby has tipped the scales...
Mount Pleasant; Agent'sreport
features: Grand entertaining areas, 2411sq m private block, air-conditioning, granny flat. where: 14 City View Court, Mount Pleasant price: auction Saturday, June 18 at 11am agent: Peter Francis, Blacks Real Estate contact: 0409095703,...
New Man Gets Results
Byline: SEAN HUGHES sean.hughes@dailymercury.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE: Although Paul Hamson has only stepped into the Wests head coaching hot seat this season, his ideas and training methods are beginning to take shape as the team builds on an great...
Nothing Girlie to See
Byline: Iain Curry Iain.Curry@scnews.com.au VITAL STATISTICS Owner: Romana McCall, Landsborough. Model: Modified 1995 Nissan Patrol Y60. Details: Full size 4x4 produced from 1987-1997 (fourth generation), customised for off-road competition....
Queenslanders' Spirit Shines through after Flood Disaster
QUEENSLAND weather events are normally not international news. Seasonal disasters a bushfires, floods, cyclones, rain, and in recent memory the worst drought in 100 years a are all part of life in our world. The difference last summer was the ferocity...
Recruits Step Up to the Mark
Byline: Tom Williams tom.williams@dailymercury.com.au AS A family and a police service grieves over the loss of fallen officer Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding, and the dangers of being a member of the police service are highlighted, six...
Reliable Removalist Keeps Stress at Bay
talking house with Petra Baumgart THERE are a lot of things to consider once you've signed all the appropriate documents, bought a house and are mostly packed and ready to move. One major part of moving is deciding on a removalist. Finding...
Restaurant Trade Stays Buoyant
Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au WHEN the going gets tough, eating out is one of the first of life's luxuries to go. But while increased living expenses, including interest rate rises, caused some Mackay home owners to...
Ride in Peace: ,CyRassy' Dies from Accident Injuries Rider Much Loved
Byline: Grier Williamson Grier.Williamson@dailymercury.com.au FRIENDS and family have expressed their love and pain over the loss of William Rasmussen, a young and talented Hay Point motocross rider who died after a competition crash at the weekend....
RSPCA Runs Pet Education Unit
Byline: Melissa Woods melissa.woods@dailymercury.com.au PET owners will get plenty of information on the best ways to care for their pets at a free RSPCA Educational Mobile Unit (EMU) event. The EMU van will stop on the front of Mackay Regional...
School Chalks Up Move to Facebook
Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au FORGET about how many friends you have on Facebook, the social network has become a cyber community noticeboard. Mackay State High School are taking advantage of the online phenomenon and...
Strike Another Road off on Long List Needing Repairs
Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au IT WAS all hands on Sugarshed Rd as Mackay Regional Council workers rolled up their sleeves to fix another road on their list of ones to repair. After the wild weather and rain that drenched...
Tab Dividends
ROCKHAMPTON Race 1: 12 Divine City $5.10 $2.10 10 Black Monty $2.40 1 Make A Deal $2.10. Q: $20.70. E: $39.80. T: $214.80. A2: 10-12 $8.80, 1-12 $10.20, 1-10 $6.40. FIRST 4: (12 10 1 2): $583.00. Scr: 14,15,16,17,18. Race 2: 1 Emmertt $2.50 $1.50...
Tanks for the Economy
VOLKSWAGEN has launched its answer to the Toyota Prius a the Golf BlueMotion. The newest member of the expanding Golf family packs a fuel-sipping turbo-diesel engine that uses 0.1-litre less fuel per 100km than the hybrid Toyota. The German company...
Tom Had Key Role in Cattle Industry; Tom Rudder1931,Co2011
TROPICALLY adapted cattle carrying Bos indicus genetics (Brahman, Africander) now dominate Queensland's 11 million plus beef herd and it was beef cattle extension officer Tom Rudder who played a key role in fostering this change. Tom was born and...
Vettel Claims Win in Grand Prix
THE Renault RS27 engine powered Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel to his fourth victory of the year in the Spanish Grand Prix held at the Circuit de Catalunya. The 4.655km Spanish track demands driveability and responsiveness from engines, particularly...
Wests Go Back to Old Club Roots
FIFTY years ago, in 1961, Wests Rugby League Football Club was founded in Marian. It has continued to grow and develop to become a cornerstone of rugby league in Mackay and its surrounding regions. For many, 1982 is still the year that many of...
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