The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from October 27, 2010

Book Delves into Caring for Disabled
Byline: Tom Williams tom.williams@dailymercury.com.au SHARING and Caring Co A Book About Disability is a book which many Mackay families will be able to relate to. Author Denis Alvers was in hospital a few years ago when he picked up a book about...
Chalet Back in Business
ONE of the Pioneer Valley's greatest tourist attractions, the Eungella Chalet, is well and truly back in business after a six-month closure caused by Cyclone Ului. The historic chalet was one of the worst casualties during the March 21 cyclone,...
Christmas Festival Opens Silly Season; West Rotary Lets Celebrations Begin
Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au MACKAY'S festive season will be unofficially launched when people flock to the Mackay West Rotary Club Annual Christmas Fair on Friday and Saturday nights. Organising committee chairman...
Couple Couldn't Go Past Country Hotel
Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au DARREN and Tamara Corr spent six months pub crawling their way around Queensland before deciding to lease the Pinnacle Pub. Now, they've settled into life at the popular Pioneer Valley watering...
Credibility out of the Ashes
CRICKET: England coach Andy Flower believes the upcoming Ashes series can help restore some of cricket's credibility after a scandal-tainted few months. Allegations of corruption tarnished cricket's image during Pakistan's recent tour of England,...
Dealer Sold Poor Drugs
Byline: Bruce Mckean Bruce.Mckean@dailymercury.com.au JOEL Haywood thought that selling recreational drugs around Airlie Beach would be easy, but he failed badly because his tablets were not potent and did not impress his customers. He purchased...
Draws and Results
Lawn Bowls North Mackay Results, October 19, 2010. Winners: H. Fleming, D. Oberg, M. Doust R/Up: D. Rebetzke, W. Rebetzke, J. Rebetzke Results, October 21, 2010. Winners: K. Kelly, B. Nash, P. Haber R/up: H. Matheson, D. Layden,...
EUNGELLA: VALLEY OF GOLD FOR TOURISM Eungella Resort Plan Spearheads Tourism Growth
Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au EUNGELLA is a land of opportunity for Mackay, with further development holding the key to a boosted tourism sector. Mackay Tourism is seeking investors for a $13.2million eco-resort with...
Exciting Yamaha Fun Bike Is Simple for Kids to Handle
THE Bullet Bikes store in Gordon Street is being renovated and when everything is complete there will be a big party and you can win the best present of all Co an exciting little fun bike. If your children like riding in the outdoors with the breeze...
Guide to Race Terms; It Pays to Be Up with the Jargon
BETTING RING: The group of bookmakers taking bets on the race day on the course. The most senior bookmakers are called rails bookmakers. BOG TRACK: If the turf is extremely wet, it is described as bog track. In Australia, track conditions are listed...
Her Say
I AM a self-confessed race day addict and will generally not miss a horseracing event a especially the Melbourne Cup. But as much as I don't like to admit, I'm not too fussed with the actual sport of horse racing. I'm one of those people who can...
In the Cup Spotlight
Byline: Caryl Williamson of AAP RACING: Gai Waterhouse admits to losing direction last season but she has regrouped and has her sights on the main prize with three runners in this year's Melbourne Cup. Waterhouse makes no secret of her disappointment...
Kim Adopts a Style Change in Makeover
Hair Stylist: Karleigh Powell Make-Up Artist: Amy-Louise Adams Makeover Model: Kim Edwards Age: 21 Makeover Look: Cut and Colour HAIR: After consulting Kim about her new look, I discovered she was ready for a complete change. Kim...
Many Children Die in Home Driveway through Accidents
Byline: Cait Bester cait.bester@dailymercury.com.au WHERE are your kids when you are backing out of your driveway? How often do you ask yourself that question? Tragically, one child, often a toddler, is run over in a driveway every week in Australia....
On-Shot Success Has Star Shining
Lawn Bowls Bruce McKean NORTH Mackay skip Brian Dennien was the star of the Champion of Champions two-bowl triples final played at the weekend. Dennien played brilliant draw bowls, and most of his on-shots were also successful, as he demoralised...
Placing Bets
SO you are armed with your terminology and you're now ready to place a bet on your favourite horse to win? If you are at the racetrack, visit the betting ring where you will find bookmakers who will be willing to take your bet. Once you've decided...
Postponement a 'Disgrace'
SOCCER: North Queensland Fury CEO Rabieh Krayem has labelled the postponement of tonight's A-League match between his side and the Newcastle Jets as aan absolute disgracea. The match at EnergyAustralia Stadium was officially postponed a little more...
Rescue Chopper Winches Injured Woman off Rocks
Byline: Tom Williams tom.williams@dailymercury.com.au A BALL Bay hiker who fractured her ankle was winched to safety yesterday after spending more than three hours perched on a rocky outcrop in the scorching sun. Fire crews stabilised and relocated...
Ron Drives Valley Steam Train Plan
RON Mackrodt will huff and puff until someone takes on board his idea for a steam train, the Pioneer Puffa, to take tourists from Mackay to Finch Hatton. Mr Mackrodt, who has been fighting for the tourist attraction for about eight years, also believes...
Southeast Asia to Host Big Names
GOLF: Robert Allenby and Adam Scott will be among Australian golfers teeing off closer to home as the US PGA Tour hosts its first-ever tournament in Southeast Asia this week. The reduced 40-man field and $A6.08 million purse at Kuala Lumpur's Mines...
Tab Dividends
Townsville Race 1: 10 Pooh Bear $30.90 $6.90 2 Newland Warrior $1.40 1 Leonids $1.40. Q: $60.70. E: $182.90. T: $637.40. A2: 2-10 $21.10, 1-10 $3.60, 1-2 $2.90. FIRST 4: (10 2 1 3): Not won pool jackpots. All Started. Race 2: 4 Manhattan Skyline...
Top Cop Moves on to New Challenge
Byline: Cait Bester cait.bester@dailymercury.com.au MACKAY'S top cop is about to pack his bags for greener pastures. Mackay district Superintendent Rowan Bond will sign off in Mackay within the next six weeks and head to Bundaberg to take up...
Wild Fashions and Comfort; Take in a De Chazal Show
MELBOURNE Cup is the biggest race day of the year, both on and off the track. Whether it's the socialising, the fashion, or the pure hard punting that you enjoy, Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation. If the dusty race track isn't your...
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