The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from November 6, 2009

Alto Goes Super Low; Suzuki's Fuel Miser Proved the Best in Week-Long Marathon
THE Global Green Challenge has been run and won - and it was the most affordable car in the strong line-up of contenders, the Suzuki Alto, putting in one of the best performances with the lowest recorded economy figure of any car at 2.0L/100km. ...
And the Nominees Are
Summary of nominations for the 2009 Daily Mercury/MRSILS Vocational Placement Awards: Building and Construction Brad Alexopolous, Mercy College Jack Coll, Mercy College Kimberley Rawson, St Patrick's College Gino Sarpo, Holy Spirit College...
A Stylish Outdoor Space
TROPICAL days and balmy nights make outdoor living an essential part of everyday life in our region. Modern living trends have home owners putting as much focus on creating beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces as they do on designing the...
Caught Up in a Techno Time Warp
CHRISTMAS light lunacy is shining in Nev the neighbour's eyes, the junk mail is appearing on top of the letterbox instead of in it, and shops are chocked with scorched nuts and flashing Rudolphs. Yep - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....
Closing Its Doors
Byline: Melissa Grant melissa.grant@dailymercury.com.au AFTER humble beginnings in his father's front yard, Joe Gralow has mixed feelings about the pending closure of his 41-year-old business, JG Marine. The Mackay marine and watersports giant...
Coast Victory Helps Make Fury Competitive
WHAT a feeling there is at the club this week after getting a 2-0 win over the Gold Coast. Not only was it fantastic to erase some of the memories from our round two encounter with United, but it also gave us back-to-back wins and really shows that...
Colorado Is No Nonsense; What You See Is What You Get with Holden Colorado, but It's Built to Get the Job Done
NO frills, what you see is what you get. The Holden Colorado is the car for a person who wants to get the job done; it has only the essentials, no fancy willy-nilly hoo-ha that has no use. From work to recreation this vehicle can do it all; the...
Draws
Cricket SOUTHS Souths Cricket Club teams for Saturday: 1st grade v Pioneer Valley at HP7, 2 day match: Ryan Doughty, Matt Briggs, Kev Virgona, Brad Stanaway, Rob Morris, Liam Burgess, Scott Banney, Josh Del Simone, Jack Haines, Brad Doolan,...
Drunk, Angry Man Knifes a Bouncer
Byline: Bruce Mckean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au SOUTH African-born Ziyaad Whittaker faces possible deportation from Australia after serving 80 per cent of an eight-year jail sentence for stabbing a nightclub security officer in the back in...
Facilities Boost City's Business
Byline: Clare Chapman clare.chapman@dailymercury.com.au COME next week it is likely that the region's population will reach a high as hundreds of visitors come to Mackay to attend a series of high-profile conventions. The Mackay Entertainment...
Funding for Ring Road Is Crucial to City
Byline: Kate.Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au MAYOR Col Meng has a vision of what Mackay will look like by 2030. There will be 40,000 more homes and 200,000 people; more of them will be working on the north side and living on the south...
Money Well Spent on Wicket
ANOTHER new turf wicket will be christened this weekend when Souths play Walkerston at Abbott Park in the third grade one day competition. The Abbott Park facility as a whole is one of the best in Mackay and is jointly managed by Souths Leagues...
More Benz Bang for Your Prestige Buck
SOMETHING happens when your gaze drifts down the bonnet to the three-pointed star. It's an emblem emblazed with an enviable history of quality and prestige, and when you step behind the wheel of a Benz the essence of history permeates from the grille....
Nissan Unveils Cheapest Cars
Byline: Erika Kinetz - AP IT HAS become a vexing, billion-dollar question for the world's automakers: How do you build small, cheap cars profitably? More people across the world are buying small cars, and as demand in the US and Western Europe...
Onalar Back Up after Fall
MACKAY galloper Onalar will be out to make amends for a last-start calamity when he steps up to 2200m at Doomben tomorrow. The Darryl Hansen-trained gelding lost his rider Christian Reith near the 300m mark in a 2020m race at Doomben last start...
Payout for Girl Abused 1500 Times by Father
Byline: Bruce Mckean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au A YOUNG Mackay girl who was molested an estimated 1500 times by her father is living a nightmare that will never end. Her daily suffering is almost beyond comprehension and a long, heart-wrenching...
Peugeot 3008 in Front of the Pack
THE 24th Auto Europa 2010 has just been awarded in Florence to the new Peugeot 3008. The award is the brainchild of the UIGA (Unione Italiana dei Giornalisti dell'Automobile, an association of more than 200 automotive journalists), and is presented...
Prime Fuel Sipper
HOT on the heels of its Wheels magazine triumph, where the Santa Fe SX CRDi was recognised as the best medium SUV ownership proposition in Australia, the new Hyundai Santa Fe R diesel has outperformed the competition to claim the SUV class of the transcontinental...
Subaru Wagon Appeals to Families
THE final ingredient in Subaru's new generation Liberty line-up has arrived in the form of the versatile six-seat Liberty Exiga wagon. It completes Subaru's mid-size Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive wagon line-up with a family-friendly fuel-efficient...
Tab Dividends
ALBURY QLD TAB DIVS FOR $1.00 Race 1: 4 Rexzeal $4.30 $1.50 9 Limerick Rose $1.50 7 Tri Blixten $3.90. Q: $7.50. E: $14.50. T: $147.70. A2: 4-9 $5.60, 4-7 $17.20, 7-9 $7.80. All Started. Race 2: 4 Tarrabandra $16.60 $2.90 7 Herodias $1.70...
Tip for Compassionate
IT seems ironic that it may take about two years for a skilled, verified person to gain entry to Australia. In comparison, stateless people arrive on our doorstep expecting instant acceptance, regardless of their form of attempted entry, either...
Youth Helps Light Up Bins
Byline: Bruce Mckean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au NICHOLAS Grieves was in a group of five teenagers who set fire to three wheelie bins and damaged bag racks at the Glenmore State School in Rockhampton on May 4 this year. Three weeks later,...
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