The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from April 26, 2013

660 Good Reasons to Jump
Nic Falconer nic.falconer@dailymercury.com.au CHAMPION skydiver Anita Perryman can answer why you should jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane: because youCOll probably want to do it again, like she has Co 660 times at last count. Another...
Age doesn,COt Quell His Spirit
Kim Waters kim.waters@dailymercury.com.au DON Wait has marched in MackayCOs Anzac Day parade every year that his 92-year-old body has allowed. The former Australian Army Digger was 20 when he enlisted in 1941 to serve his country in the Second...
City Records Special Victory; Opposing Players Put Their Bodies on the Line in Honour of War Heroes
Nic Falconer nic.falconer@dailymecury.com.au AUSSIE RULES: City held on in the heat of a real battle to overcome a resurgent Country in their Aussie rules clash at Harrup Park oval. Both teams fought as though their lives depended on it, but...
Competition Gets Tougher; This Is the Blue Oval branda[euro][TM]s First Genuine Contender in the Booming Mid-Size SUV Category
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Ford Kuga. Details: Five-door front-wheel and all-wheel drive medium-size sports utility vehicle. Engines: 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol generating 110kW @ 5700rpm and peak torque of 240Nm @ 1600-4000rpm;...
Crash Saved His Life; Bike Accident Led to the Discovery of Kidney Cancer
TRUCK driver Gino Feltrin wakes every morning thankful for the day he had a horrific motorcycle crash. ThatCOs because the crash saved not only his life but that of another Australian as well. The 52-year-old adventurer was on a group motorbike...
Daylight Saving Bonus
Ann Rickard Columnist news@dailymercury.com.au DARE I mention daylight saving? DonCOt get all hot and sweaty and think I want to start a debate about it. Far from it. I just wanted to tell you that I quite like Queensland not joining...
Lions Too Tough for Young Suns
Pamela Frost pamela.frost@dailymercury.com.au AUSSIE RULES: Two Mackay players scored two goals when they played for the Gold Coast Suns in yesterdayas clash against the Brisbane Lions. The Suns 12.7 (79) went down to the Lions reserve team...
New and Improved Hatch; with Better Value and a More Dynamic Driving Experience, Grant Edwards Finds a Small Car Big on Ability
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Volkswagen Golf Mk7. Details: Five-door small-size front-wheel drive hatchback. Engines: 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol generating maximum power of 90kW @ 5000-6000rpm and peak torque of 200Nm @ 1500-3000rpm; 1.4-litre...
Preparing for Move; Tips to Take Some Trauma out of Shifting
Sales Talk with Vikki Berardi MOVING house is one of the most stressful life events any of us will encounter. In fact, itas up there alongside coping with a death in the family as one of the top five causes of emotional trauma. If youare among...
Pride in Young Marcher
Andrea Davy andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au SARINA girl Jacinta Franettovich watched her grandmotherCOs face light up when she marched alongside her St AnneCOs Catholic School classmates on Anzac Day. The eight-year-old was proudly wearing...
Return to City Special Event
Dominic Geiger dominic.geiger @dailymercury.com.au IT HAS been 30 years since a young Peter Quinn signed up to the Royal Australian Navy and left Mackay. Yesterday, in front of more than 4000 people, he returned as guest speaker at the...
Saia, Daley Get Chance to Impress
QUEENSLAND centre Anthony Faingaa will have to braid twin brother SaiaCOs hair a bit quicker tonight, with both in the starting line-up for the round-11 showdown against the Auckland Blues at BrisbaneCOs Suncorp Stadium. Saia (pictured), the dreadlocked...
Tai Chi Day Happening Worldwide
ONE breath, one world is a wonderful concept according to Tai Chi instructor Leanne Simpson. Mrs Simpson is inviting the public to take part in a special milestone tomorrow Co World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. For an hour, Mrs Simpson and two other...
Tales about Tourism Junk; Brisbane Man Recalls Photoin Mackay from His Childhood
IT was great to hear back from the Ward family this week, who featured in the photo posted online of the old junk which graced the entrance to the city for many years. Scott Ward, who was the 12-year-old, contacted us from Brisbane to tell us a...
Times Tough for Homeless Youth
Shakira Sellen shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au KALYAN Youth Service plays a crucial role in helping young people in the region, with some clients even coming from Moranbah. The crisis accommodation centre is run by four dedicated staff...
Touch Trio Hopes to Hit Heights; Mackay Players in State Under-18 Teams
Pamela Frost pamela.frost@dailymercury.com.au TOUCH FOOTBALL: Three Mackay teenagers are on their way to the touch footy top after being selected to represent the Central Queensland under-18as teams. Kya Mooney, 15, and Tori Carter, 16, were...
Two-Up Raises Spirits; Diggers Catch Up with Mates and Take a Turn at Playing Traditional Game
Vanessa chircop vanessa.chircop@dailymercury.com.au WHO would have thought a few pennies could be so much fun? But two-up had patrons at the Souths Leagues Club yelling bets, cheering and drinking a beer or two to mark a shared experience...
Wests Boss Envisions Multi-Sports Complex
Lynnis Bonanno lynnis.bonanno@dailymercury.com.au KINGSLEY Theiber has big plans for sport to the west of the city in the Pioneer Valley, and he hopes it will be accomplished within five years. The general manager of the Western Suburbs Leagues...
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