The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from October 6, 2014

Bald Truth Is We Should Let Hair Go Wild
DAMIAN BATHERSBY COLUMNIST news@dailymercury.com.au I WAS sitting in the hairdresser's, trying to avoid making small talk with the 20-something-year-old cutting my hair, when I was hit by how ludicrous it all was. Here I was, pretending...
Boot Up and Say Ello; and Unburden Yourself from Annoying Social Media Behaviour
Byline: Rhodri Marsden IT'S fair to state the main source of daily annoyance for human beings is other human beings. They're relentless in their vanity, cruelty, monotony, vulgarity and inadequacy, and yet social networks are dedicated to connecting...
Cheap and Cheerful; the Sturdy New Nokia Lumia 530 Could Be Just What First-Timers Are Looking For
Byline: James Vincent ALTHOUGH all the fuss in the past few weeks has been over the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it's undoubtedly true that the sub-$183 smartphone market has never looked better, with handsets costing a fifth of flagship devices...
Lack of Funding Hampers Solution
Sherele Moody APN NEWSDESK news@dailymercury.com.au TO GET HELP Mi Networks: Phone 1800985944 or go to minetworks.org.au Mackay Integrated Mental Health: 24 hours 49683893 depressionet.org.au beyondblue.org.au SUBSTANCE abuse,...
Lending Rifle 'Reckless'
Ross Irby ross.irby@dailymercury.com.au A MOTHER who recklessly loaned a rifle to her teenage daughter knowing it would likely be used "to scare people and collect drug debts" has been given a six-month jail sentence. Magistrate Damien Dwyer...
Magpies Get Wings Clipped; Lions Heavy Defeat Caps off Frustrating Weekend for Mackay Teams
Rob McNicol rob.mcnicol@dailymercury.com.au FOOTBALL: They ruled the roost in Mackay this year, but the Magpies have found their match. In the wake of their Mackay Premier League premiership, Magpies fell to Burdekin in the Northern Club Challenge...
Middlemount Fed Up with Raucous Bats
Dominick Czakilew dominick.czakilew@dailymercury.com.au A COLONY of 20,000 bats is driving residents mad in a Central Highlands town. A combination of factors, including large-scale land clearing, has driven flying foxes into the small township...
Push for Fitness Change
Shakira Sellen shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au TODAY marks the first day of the Mackay Cycle Challenge -- a new concept all about riding a bike just for the fun of it. The challenge is a free workplace competition in which businesses compete...
Record Field of Cyclists Hit Street to Support Cause
Rob McNicol rob.mcnicol@dailymercury.com.au CYCLING: The River 2 Reef ride has continued to grow year on year, with a record turnout hitting Mackay's streets for the 2014 edition. One of the 1450 riders in this year's event was Kyle Hammer,...
Universities Call for Boost; Education Sector Wants More Funding
Daniel Burdon APN NEWSDESK news@dailymercury.com.au DESPITE claims regional universities will not suffer under the Abbott Government's higher education reforms, the sector remains resolute in its call for a $100million package to help adjust...
Vettel 'Not Running Away from Red Bull'
MOTORSPORT: Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel says he is not leaving Red Bull because he has been overshadowed this season by young Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo. The German, who finished third in a dramatic rain-soaked Japanese Grand...
Walkerston in Charge
Charlie Payne charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au CRICKET: Walkerston turned back the clock with vintage batting displays at Harrup Park as the second round of the Poole Cup got under way. Brothers Kim and Ryan Evetts put together a last wicket...
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