The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from July 24, 2015

Always There for Mackay; Salvation Army Marks 150 Years of Service Worldwide
marching on This year marks the 150th anniversary of The Salvation Army. It was founded as the Christian Mission in the slums of London in 1865 by former Methodist minister, William Booth. The name was adopted in 1878 and formally adopted...
Appreciating the Environment
Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au Walk Details When: Sunday, July 26 Time: 9am to 11am Where: Wetlands Walkabout, Keeleys Rd, Andergrove Contact: 0402966560 MACKAY Conservation Group is giving the community an opportunity...
Bronco Taylor-Made for Contract Clause
AFTER yet another sparkling display from Broncos' halves Ben Hunt and Anthony Milford, Wayne Bennett echoed the sentiments of the club faithful who have savoured just two premierships in the past 15 years. "Not having an established halfback cost...
Czech Mate; All-New Fabia Wages War in the Bargain Micro Class
Byline: Iain Curry Vital statistics Model: Skoda Fabia. Details: Five-door front-wheel-drive sub-compact hatchback or wagon. Engine: 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo petrols generating 66kW @ 4400rpm and 160 Nm @ 1400rpm (66TSI) or 81kW @...
Development Applications Highest since October 2014
Emily Smith emily.smith@dailymercury.com.au Development applicants Better Pets Vets Northern Beaches Catholic Primary School Mac's Engineering Opposite Lock A NEW bed and breakfast at Pinnacle is just one of a large number of development...
'I Just Grabbed Bodies'
Troy Kippen Troy.kippen@dailymercury.com.au BEACONSFIELD'S Mark Burgess ripped out a security screen to get into his neighbours' burning home after he heard screaming. Mackay Police Sergeant Marcus Brown said it was a "heroic" act, but Mr...
Market Is Moving
Byline: Michael Gee SALES activity is up across all property types in Mackay with first home buyers and astute investors taking advantage of improved housing affordability and record low interest rates, the latest quarterly report from the Real...
Newsreader's Class; Sandra Sully's Style Shines through with Her Car Choices
AS ONE of Australia's most respected news presenters, it is little wonder Sandra Sully drives a car almost as classy as her delivery style. Yet while she has fallen for the charms of German excellence these days, her family car history shows affection...
Opals Determined to Strike Gold in Rio
Byline: JOSH SPASARO APN SPORTS BUREAU BASKETBALL: Suzy Batkovic isn't sure when she will call time on her outstanding career - but winning a gold medal at next year's Rio Olympics could make the decision a little easier. The 34-year-old (pictured)...
Project's Timing Queried
Emily Smith emily.smith@dailymercury.com.au MACKAY has never needed jobs as badly as it does now. That's why Mackay Region Civil Contractors Federation chairman Victor Vassallo said he was questioning the long wait before construction on a...
Ruck Records Being Hit out of the Park; Who's Had Their Hands on the Footy the Most of Any Ruckman in a Season
AT 211cm, Aaron Sandilands is a big target, and the great Leigh Matthews certainly didn't miss him last year. 'Lethal' made his opinion of ruck contests abundantly clear when critiquing the competition's most imposing big man. The eight-time...
Tai Chi Changed Instructor's Life; Exercise Can Help with Arthritis and Balance
Lucy Smith lucy.smith@dailymercury.com.au TAI CHI: AT the age of 35, Dawn Ruffle was in a wheelchair caused by acute rheumatoid arthritis. Her joints were weak and her balance was off, so after her husband saw an ad in the newspaper she signed...
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