The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from January 13, 2016

Arson Accused Granted Bail
Charges 1 - arson of a vehicle 2 - arson of a dwelling and business 2 - endangering particular property by fire 1 - attempted arson 1 - possessing used drug utensils Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au THE young...
Decimated Bombers Favourites for Spoon
AFL: Essendon coach John Worsfold is one of just four men to have coached the same AFL club to a premiership and a wooden spoon. Whether he will have the chance to repeat that at another club remains to be seen. But the decision by the Court...
European Commission Orders Multinationals to Hand over $1.1 Billion
SOME 35 multinational companies will be forced to hand over about $1.1 billion in tax they have failed to pay under a Belgian ''excess profit'' tax scheme that has been outlawed. The European Commission has ruled the selective tax advantages granted...
Horak's Epic Trip Is Over
Chris Lees chris.lees@dailymercury.com.au SAILING: Mackay sailor Nicolette Horak is back on shore after almost three months competing in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Horak finished her part of the journey in Airlie Beach on Sunday...
Learn How to Love Legumes; You Don't Need to Forego Flavour to Eat Healthily, Instead Reinvent Your Recipes to Be Protein-Packed
Byline: Sjonelle Hodgins CREATING healthy, tasty, holistic-focused food is an ongoing goal for Australian nutritionist and food writer Chrissy Freer. And the incorporation of legumes is a wonderful way to achieve it. Full of protein, low in...
Musician Shaped by Bowie
Lucy Smith lucy.smith@dailymercury.com.au WITHOUT the likes of David Bowie, Mackay stage mechanist Tim Phillips might not have pursued a career in entertainment. Mr Phillips' uncle first introduced him to Bowie when he was about eight years...
Nominee Dances to Her Own Beat
WHEN Tina McCowan opened a dance school at 19, she did it for one reason; to help children find confidence in themselves. "I love everything about teaching, seeing the children grow and learn. I love... how special they feel when they learn new...
Organiser in the Running for Award
Lee Constable lee.constable@dailymercury.com.au CATEGORIES Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the Year Arts and Culture Award Community Group Award Environmental Achievement Award Lori Burgess Community Volunteer Award ...
Personality of 'Ideas Man' Larger Than Life; Region Mourns the Death of One of Its Favourites
Louise Starkey louise.starkey@dailymercury.com.au HE WAS passionate, his mates called him unique and he was labelled Mackay's "Mr Ideas Man". To most, Mick Pope was known as the man behind the Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival, but...
Queries Rise on Lower Market; Prices Allowing Buyers to Get More for Their Dollar
Lee Constable lee.constable@dailymercury.com.au A NICE pool, a double garage, a view. Your dream home could be closer to reality than you think. With a market that suits those looking to buy or those wanting to upgrade, now is the time to...
Tomic Has No Fear of Climbing to Top
TENNIS: Bernard Tomic's goal this year is to climb into the top 10 on the ATP Tour rankings, a challenge that may be significantly harder than reaching the top of the Sydney Tower. Offered the chance to conquer his fear of heights just a day before...
Vaccinations Protect Everyone
Dr John McIntosh Columnist news@dailymercury.com.au THE new regulations relating to childhood vaccinations came in on January 1. This means that if your child is not fully vaccinated, you may lose your child support payment. The logic here...
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