The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from January 31, 2015

A Debate Driven by Slogans; LNP, Labor Go Head-to-Head on the Eve ofState Election
Byline: Geoff Egan APN Newsdesk PREMIER Campbell Newman does not think elections should be repetitive -- but that did not stop either leader using yesterday's leader's debate to continually reiterate their campaign themes. Throughout a 45-minute...
Armchair Sport Lovers Rejoice; Super Bowl Will Close out the Weekend with Katy Perry an Attraction
Rebecca Strang rebecca.strang@dailymercury.com.au WATCH Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks 9am- 3pm, Monday, February 2 on Channel Seven. SPORTS fanatics are gearing up to celebrate a huge weekend of sports with...
A Superb Place to Live
Letitia Commerford letitia.commerford@apn.com.au THINGS TO DO Go bowling at Mackay Leisure Centre Beach Yoga with Yoga Fix on Sundays Enjoy lunch with a view in Eimeo at the Eimeo Pacific Hotel Visit the Sapphire shop at The Leap...
Buses Don't Stop Here Now
Andrea Davy andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au IF YOU want to get to school, take a hike down the Bruce Hwy. That was one of the options given to Year 6 student Orlando Lenord-Selmes, whose previous bus service to Hampden State School has been...
Career Goals on Track?
Byline: NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor WE'RE one month in to 2015 - what have you done? Have you made good on, or started progress towards, any of your new-year career goals? If you have, you've likely realised that it's pretty difficult...
CLUNE'S BRACED FOR THE BANTER; Mackay Cutters V St George Illawarra Dragons
CUTTERS 1. Sam Clune 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Nico Mataia 4. Justin Tavae 5. Buchanan Rawhiti 6. Jardine Bobongie 7. Rex Johnson 8. Pulou Vaituutuu 9. Michael Sio 10. Brad Lupi 11. Kelvin Nielsen 12. Tyson Martin ...
Dam Will Boost Jobs and Water
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? I'm proudly Mackay born and bred and growing up on the north side in the '80s, I wanted a career in the media. Once I finished high school, I was offered a journalism cadetship with News...
Fighting to Protect the Earth
Q. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? A. I have been a strong environmental, social justice and anti-war advocate for more than 40 years. My working background has been in nursing, natural therapies and social research. In...
He Has a Passion for Politics
Q. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? I am 43 years old. I was born in Brisbane and moved to Mackay at the age of five. I attended school at Slade Point and North Mackay State High School. My father was a fibreglasser and...
It's Time We Got a Fair Share
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? Trained as a registered nurse then studied politics and psychology at university. Completed Midwifery training in Scotland and worked in UK for four years. Settled in Mackay in 1986. Elected...
Looking after Local Families
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? As a kid I remember parents would bring their children to the main street of Mackay, with boxes to sit on, to watch TV from the shop window as TVs were something new and not affordable...
Man Convicted for Stalking
Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au A MAN stalked, harassed and threatened his sister for two years over a family trust fund. The man, 57, sent messages such as, "I'll break your legs you (expletive)", "wish you were dead" and...
Matching Perfect Flatmates
Ross Irby ross.irby@dailymercury.com.au REMEMBER that unwashed bloke who slept on your couch for a while during university, or when you had a low-paying job and to save dollars lived in a party house crammed with too many people? Well, the...
Mum Refused 'Wise' Advice
KATIE McCulloch was told her instincts were wrong when she spoke up about different behaviours with her new baby boy. She was told it was because she was young, and a first time mum, that her fears little Mathew was different to other newborns were...
Oh Ma, Online Retailer Alibaba Loses Some Market Magic with Poor Quarter
JACK Ma, China's richest man, is in need of a little magic following a surprisingly poor debut set of results from Alibaba that wiped more than $25billion off the company's valuation yesterday. Just a day after a Chinese regulator said it was investigating...
Passport to Tastes of World
Kirsty Mugridge kirsty.mugridge@dailymercury.com.au FLAVOURS of the World launches tomorrow in Mackay. The initiative sees diners issued with a culinary passport, which is stamped by participating restaurants and cafes after $25 is spent....
Ray Keeps It Real for Stars
Owen Jacques news@dailymercry.com.au IT IS a below-freezing London night in December 2012. "Mr Television" Ray Martin is standing outside the premiere of Hollywood blockbuster Les Miserables, starring Australian actor and friend Hugh Jackman....
Ready to Make Big Difference
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? As a working Mum and former small business owner, I want the best for our community. My husband Darin and I raise our family at Midge Point, here in Whitsunday, and I'm proud to be a proactive member of the...
Rescuing the Reef on Agenda
Q. Tell us about yourself and your background? A. I was born and educated in Sydney when it was a small city with beautiful sandstone buildings. No Opera House. No tall towers. The nuns and St Mary's Cathedral dominated my early years. My escape...
Saints March in to Help Lift Morale
Luis Narvaez luis.narvaez@dailymercury.com.au IT MAY be a cheap pun but the St George Illawarra Dragons' visit is breathing fire into our region. Our city will come to life tonight when the first of a long season of football begins at Stadium...
Security Forces Targeted; at Least 25 Killed as Militants Hit Egypt's Sinai Peninsula with Simultaneous Attacks
MILITANTS struck more than a dozen army and police targets in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds, killing at least 25 people, including civilians, officials said. An Islamic State affiliate...
Slash Red, Green Tape for Jobs
CAN you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? Worked on land and sea since 16 when I first sailed into Queensland. Trade in newspapers and media production, then into writing, photo-journalism, publishing and management. Over 20 years...
Socceroos Ready to Reshuffle for Decider
WHILE there is no question mark over the fitness of skipper Mile Jedinak, the Socceroos are still sweating on right-back Ivan Franjic's availability for tonight's Asian Cup final against South Korea at ANZ Stadium. This game is undoubtedly Australian...
Sticking Up for His Electorate
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? From 1983, I was a railway worker for QR until I won the seat of Charters Towers in 2004 and then won the seat of Dalrymple in 2009. In 2012, I joined the KAP. Over the past three...
'The Better Way'
QUEENSLAND voters face very clear choices with the biggest being the future of our state assets. The LNP will sell state assets to the highest bidders, even to overseas buyers. Under Labor, Queenslanders will own Queensland's assets and the jobs...
Things to Do This weekEND
1 Mackay Cutters v St George Illawarra Dragons Today at 7.30pm Stadium Mackay Stadium Mackay will host a pre-season trial game with the St George Illawarra Dragons and Mackay Cutters. Gates will open at 3pm, curtain raisers at 4pm and 5.30pm...
Titans the Dark Horses
Byline: WAYNE HEMING APN SPORTS BUREAU NINES RULES Sides field nine players, with five on the bench as unlimited interchange. Games are played in two nine-minute halves. Scrums involve five players, not six, with five tackles in a set...
'We Have a Plan'
THE world has changed in recent years, with falling demand for resources, less revenue from the Federal Government and greater risks to our national security. But it is Queensland and Queenslanders that have proven to be the most resilient. One...
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