The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from November 15, 2013

A Tragic Story of Great Love; Couple's Romance Defies Cancer but Ends with Bride's Premature Death
Andrea Davy andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au IT'S a fairytale love story that was cut short by tragedy. Despite growing up in Mackay and sharing some friends, Naomi Barbary-Fisher and Ashley Fisher's lives never crossed until a chance meeting...
Brunker Doesn't Fear Inquiry; Claims 'Sent through Government'
Kim Waters kim.waters@dailymercury.com.au AS Whitsunday Regional Council reviews a second potential flood damage funding debacle, the region's former mayor has welcomed an inquiry into the expenditure, saying the 2009 council and State Government...
Child Care to Face the Axe
Kim Waters kim.waters@dailymercury.com.au ILBILBIE parents have started a petition against the forced closure of an occasional childcare facility servicing the region. Petition organiser Christie Nicolai said parents were given only seven...
Dress 'Hot' to Send Message at Protest
Shakira Sellen shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au THOSE concerned about climate change and the future of the carbon tax will show their support for change at a Mackay rally. Issues facing the region include the implications of extreme storm...
Drug Dealer 'Paying off Mortgage'; Judge Frowns on Guns-Drugs Link
Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au A STREET level trafficker put the profits from his drug trade into his mortgage. Darren James Rebbeck has lost his marriage and his freedom as a direct result of selling drugs. He was jailed...
Ex-Lover in Agony Ordeal; Rape and Torture Case
Adam Davies APN Newsdesk news@dailymercury.com.au THE smirks of earlier in the week were removed from the face of the man accused of brutally raping a Mackay woman he met online as the jury retired to consider his fate. The man, who cannot...
How to Save a Deposit
BUYING a first home is one of the largest financial decisions most Australians will make. Needless to say, saving a deposit for such an investment should certainly be of high priority for first homebuyers looking to enter the property market in...
Isuzu Is Cleverly Redefining the Much-Loved SUV; Heels on Wheels with Vikki Berardi
Vital Statistics Model: Isuzu MU-X Details: Seven-seat, 4WD, SUV Engine: 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, in-line, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve Torque: 380 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm Transmission: 5-speed manual with high torque capacity and output reduction...
Jail for Dole Rip-Off
Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au A MAN "chose to lie" to Centrelink about his income almost every fortnight for two years. Scott Peter Clarke rorted the system for $19,135 between December 2008 and December 2010. He declared...
Making a Splash
Rob McNicol rob.mcnicol@dailymercury.com.au TODAY'S SCHEDULE 10am - 11:30am: Freestyle session 12pm - 1pm: Opening ceremony 1pm - 2pm: Pro rider demo session 2pm - 6pm: Freestyle session Tomorrow: Amateur and pro division qualifying...
Miracle Premmie Graduates; Born 15 Weeks Early, Bianca Now Has the World at Her Feet
Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au THERE is an old chocolate tin sitting on the kitchen table. It might not look like a family heirloom but inside are some of the Ruzgys family's most treasured memories. It is Bianca Ruzgys's...
Plaswall Beats All the Nasties
A NEW flood-proof, termite-proof building product is making its central Queensland debut in Calliope. Plaswall is a custom-manufactured modular wall product manufactured in the Philippines. Originally called Form-a-wall the product has since been...
Sailing Away on the High Seas
Ann Rickard Columnist news@dailymercury.com.au I'M COMING to you this week from the South Pacific, more precisely on board Rhapsody of the Seas, a big, handsome ship carrying 2000 passengers. I am sure my hankering to sail away is stronger...
Should You Lock in Interest Rate?
WHILE no-one is exactly sure which way interest rates will move in the next few months, the reality is that at some stage in the foreseeable future rates will be above their current record lows. So it may be timely for anyone with a mortgage to...
Unlocking Groovy Coupe's Potential
THE potential of Toyota's 86 coupe is being espoused. Four stunning project vehicles have been unveiled at the world's premier automotive aftermarket trade show which displays some groovy looks and outstanding performance upgrades. Massive power...
Will You Need That Warranty; Extended Warranties Are Sold on Many Goods but Most Are Not Necessary
Vanessa Chircop JOURNALIST vanessa.chircop@dailymercury.com.au IF YOU'VE ever purchased an electrical item you've probably been offered an extended warranty. But do you need it? According to Choice magazine, you don't. In a survey...
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