The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from February 16, 2013

Body Image Can Take Away Libido; Ask Dr Sex with Gabrielle Morrissey
MY WIFE is the sexiest, most beautiful woman in the world to me. Yes she has gained quite a bit of weight over the last few years and she keeps complaining that she no longer fits into her pretty dresses, but I honestly donat see anything but my wifeas...
Chick Flick Night; Things to Do This Week
2 Revitalise for the weekend Mackay Masonic Centre Saturday February 16, End the week, tend the body, gently unravel tension realign, release, revitalise for the weekend with facilitator and yoga teacher Judith Grieve. Try a beginners Restorative...
Chicks Invited to Flicks to Beat Ovarian Cancer
GO to the movies and support a good cause. A special event that involves one of the latest chick flicks, nibbles and the chance to raise money for a womenCOs charity is bound to get girls and women together. Next week Friday, women across the...
Club Fundraises for Southerners
AS A child in the floods of 1974, Cathrine Hull remembers what itCOs like to see Brisbane swamped by water. Souths Leagues ClubCOs commercial manager, Ms Hull is asking the Mackay community to help with a fundraiser for victims of the recent floods...
,CyMiracle,CO Crash Survivor Says Thanks to Rescuers
Vanessa Chircop vanessa.chircop@dailymercury.com.au HELEN Chesser believes itCOs a miracle her son Mitchell Carter is alive today. The mother of seven was told her son only had a 30% chance of survival after a car accident on MackayCoEungella...
Digging Deep to Stay Afloat
THE large mining companies may be regarded as high rollers but when it comes to paying their bills it appears they are very tight-fisted, which is causing problems for lots of local companies who deal with them. The flow-on effect is also having...
Father and Son Cattle Thieves Cop $62K Fine
Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au FRUSTRATION pushed a father and son into stealing cattle from neighbouring properties, Mackay Magistrates Court heard yesterday. Pleading guilty to 19 charges, it came at a hefty cost for 44-year-old...
Happy Tenants Bring Rewards
EVERY landlord would like to lower the turnover in their properties. Itas costly to attract and retain good tenants, not to mention the costs you incur when they move out and you have to turn a vacant rental. It just makes good business sense to strive...
Healthy Lunches Are a Must Says Sym
LOW-fat cookbook author Annette Sym is urging parents to not be complacent when it comes to the school lunch box and carry out a food audit to avoid bad eating habits. The weight loss expert said parents often start out the year with good intentions...
KARTING AT SPEED; Driver Looks to Break intoSupercars
Charlie Payne charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au MOTORSPORT: From karts to Supercars is the mission for Mackay race driver Morgan Haber. Haber started driving karts as a nine-year-old, and at 19 will compete in the opening round of the V8 Supercars...
Kaviarr Life after Early rock,COn,COroll; Fallon Hudson and All That Jazz
AT 13, Malcolm Hull was in his first rock band and Friday and Saturday nights were spent at the Boomerang Hotel. He and his mates would rock out while their fathers made sure they didnCOt refresh their vocal cords with a beer. C[pounds sterling]I...
Nothing Fishy about Panko; with Country Cook Shannon Newley
IS THERE any meal that transcends food fads, age or socio-economic standing like good old fish and chips? I doubt it. Itas the meal we have all had, usually while on holidays at the beach, and I am yet to meet someone who says they donat like it....
Play Drives Audiences to Captivation; Captivating Show and a Captivating City
Byline: Yvonne Gardiner BEFORE they even utter a well-crafted word on stage, veteran actors Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones have won over their audience. Oozing star quality, their presence as they emerge from the curtains is enough to captivate...
Port Dredging a Step Closer
Kim Waters kim.waters@dailymercury.com.au THE public submission period for an environmental report on North Queensland Bulk PortCOs Abbot Point dredging project closed yesterday. A spokesperson for the company said details of the submissions...
Reds Aim to Keep Edge
Byline: richard harvey RUGBY UNION: Queensland Reds director of coaching Ewen McKenzie finally came clean just before 5pm last night and ended the mystery surrounding the make-up of his starting line-up for the Super Rugby showdown against the Brumbies...
SES Covers a Lot of Ground; New Able Volunteers Are Needed to Help
ITCOS been a busy 12 months for MackayCOs State Emergency Service volunteers, from searching for missing bushwalker Sean Russell to assisting with floods down south. Mackay SES controller Justin Englert sat down with the Daily Mercury to talk about...
Strange Film Adaptation; Classic Novel Becomes a Stage Play
Byline: Anthony Quinn THE independent DIRECTOR Joe Wright has made a striking but perverse decision in adapting Anna Karenina to the screen. Who else would take a book, start the camera rolling, and turn it into a piece of theatre? You sense...
Studying Online Is Solution
CHLOE Haynes knew moving away from her home town of Moranbah to study her dream degree wasnCOt for her. Once Miss Haynes had arrived at Martin CollegeCOs Brisbane campus, she realised she wanted to return home last year. She said studying online...
Supporters Brave the Rain in Effort to Highlight Murder; Hundreds of People Took the Walk from Harrup Park Last Night
Vanessa Chircop and Shakira Sellen news@dailymercury.com.au WET weather did not stop family, friends and members of the public walking in honour of murder victim Shandee Blackburn. The 23-year-old was remembered last night by a hundreds of...
Tales of Hesitant Sailor; Helen Haskins Launches Her Book of Sailing Experiences and Heritage
Lucy Martin Lucy.Martin@dailymercury.com.au HELEN Haskins canCOt swim and she has a fear of the ocean, yet she spent 10 years sailing the open sea with her husband and two of her children. Mrs Haskins has written down her sea adventures in...
Welcome to Uni Life; Students Ready to Sample CQU Orientation Week
CQUNIVERSITY will be a hive of activity on Friday. About 300 new students are expected to attend the campusCOs Orientation Week. CQUniversity student mentors will be on hand to welcome and guide the new students. Orientation Week will allow...
Your Favourite Markets with Changes in Store
Lucy Martin Lucy.Martin@dailymercury.com.au THE popular North Queensland Babies and Kids Market is on today. This week the markets celebrated 4000 likes on Facebook. ItCOs not the only milestone for the event, which will change hands of...
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