The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Articles from October 10, 2009

48; Make a Bee-Line Here for All the Weekend Action
Today * 9am - 6pm: Head to the Rockhampton Showgrounds for Buddy's Fire Street and Hotrod Motorama with dyno competition, rides and tattoos, Harley Davidson display, Harvey Norman display and Bathurst race on screens. Contact: Buddy on 0408 28 50...
Aeroskills Training Has Brooke on High
Byline: Jenny Lightfoot CAPRICORNIA Training Company celebrated its night of nights last night and Brooke Lane was the centre of attention. Brooke was named the Apprentice of the Year for 2009 and she couldn't be happier. The young apprentice...
Audience Will Love Dancing; but Local Connection Gets Short Shrift
THE old adage, "truth is stranger than faction", certainly applies to Mao's Last Dancer. Based on the famous autobiography, this Australian-made film tells of Li Cunxin's tumultuous life, from his childhood in China to his adult life as a world...
Best Rider in State Surprised by Own Success
Byline: Molly McShane molly.mcshane@capnews.com.au BMX: Rockhampton's fierce riders have returned home with a few places under their belt, after revving it up at the BMX Nationals at the Gold Coast last week. But out of the 900 racers at the...
Boxer Mitch Ready to Get Elbows out and Raise a Little Bit of Hell; Crowd in for a Full Muay Thai Kickboxing Treat
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au KICKBOXING: Eight kickboxers from the Hellrazor Fight Club will step into the ring tonight at the Stadium Niteclub and none will be more determined to gain victory than Mitch Schukking. Although...
Briefs
Win for NSW RUGBY UNION: The NSW Schools rugby side have been crowned the 2009 under-16 national champions after defeating Queensland White 20-5 in the division one final at St Ignatius College in Sydney. In division two the National Indigenous...
Brighten Up Your Garden with Kaleidoscope of Petunia Colour
ONE of my favourite flowering plants is the Petunia. During the warm months of the year, this flower always looks to be one of the prettiest of all annual plants. The Petunia has come a long way from when it was just known as the Sun Weed. ...
Bull Rider Stays Upright; Russell Cox Becomes Familiar with Eight-Second Bell
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au BULL RIDING: They call the Bull Ride the toughest sport on dirt, but just recently Rockhampton cowboy Russell Cox has been making the eight-second nightmare look a little easy. He's been around...
Closing Time for Groggy Violence
I DON'T want to be a party-pooper, but it is obvious that society's experiment with late night access to pubs and clubs is not working. Too many people are making poor decisions during all-night drinking sessions. These nights out only end when...
Cute Babies Galore at Cooberrie Park
Byline: Sharyn O'Neill sharyn.oneill@capnews.com.au SPENDING a week doing work experience on the Capricorn Coast, Gyselle Motley has found herself surrounded by the cutest of babies - and there was not a nappy in sight. The 15-year-old Theodore...
Frenchville Ready to Secure Outright Win; No Rain to Liven Struggling Teams' Chances in Shield
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au CRICKET: The two teams struggling in Southern Star Sports Shield two-day matches would have hoped for a bit of moisture during the week to liven their chances of taking any points from the round....
Glen Gives a Sparkle to Pinefest Preparation; Small Army of Volunteers Sees Months of Work Come to Fruition
Byline: Sharyn O'Neill sharyn.oneill@capnews.com.au GLEN Alexander has been spending his spare time this week hanging glitter balls and decorating streets floats in preparation for this weekend's Heritage Pinefest in Yeppoon. "It is shaping up...
He's No Menace, Denis Just Likes to Live like There's No Tomorrow
* Name: Denis Cox. * Occupation: Chief executive for the Rockhampton Jockey Club. * What was your favourite thing to do on the weekend growing up: Going to the beach. * Five favourite things: Seafood, steak, beer, cricket and horse racing....
Is Rocky Recession-Proof? Mining Keeps Region Afloat through the Credit Crunch
Byline: Amy Formosa amy.formosa@capnews.com.au IN a time of high unemployment rates, Steve Richardson is a classic example of why Rockhampton is bucking the trend. He picked up an auto-electrical job at Hastings Deering in Rockhampton six weeks...
It's All v8s and Beer till Someone Loses a Race
Byline: amy formosa "GENTLEMEN, start your tinnies". When Ken Taylor says these words tomorrow, the biggest race on the Australian motor sport calendar will begin. At Ken's house on the Capricorn Highway, Gracemere, eight motor sport fanatics...
Life in the Fast Lane Full of Love
Byline: Jenny Lightfoot WHEN Arthur and Faye Arnold met some 54 years ago they lived life in the fast lane. From racing motorcycles to raising four children - there was never a dull moment. And even though life is slower and much easier now,...
New Laws May Curb Violence; Swadling Wants Council to Back Move for Tougher Liquor Laws
Byline: Adam Wratten adam.wratten@capnews.com.au ACTING Mayor Rose Swadling wants Rockhampton Regional Council to back a move to introduce tougher liquor licensing laws. With alcohol-related violence in the spotlight, Cr Swadling this week said...
Nomads Call into Duaringa
Byline: Jenny Lightfoot WHEN autumn leaves begin to fall Nomadic people on Duaringa call. They set up camp in Mackenzie Park And settle down before it's dark. Then sleep away the night On their chosen site. All winter days "our...
Oh Goodie, a Long Road Trip; I Stopped Worrying about Grimy Loo Seats in Two-Bit Servos and Resigned Myself to Arriving Home with at Least Seven Exotic Diseases
Byline: carrie cox carrieon@bigpond.com MOVIE critics have long debated the significance of Thelma and Louise opting to drive their car into the bowels of the Grand Canyon rather than be captured by police. Many said the final scene was a wistful...
Rates: What Do YOU Think?
How can the council be 'doing with less'? I WOULD like the CEO of the Rockhampton Regional Council to explain his statement that the council is expected to do more with less when, clearly, many people are paying much more in rates and dump fees....
Road Runners Dash for Recruits
Byline: Molly McShane molly.mcshane@capnews.com.au ROAD RUNNING: Tall, short, fast, slow, young, old - none of it matters. Whether you are a fierce competitor or you haven't got off the couch in five years, if you want to start running, the Rockhampton...
Rocky Becomes a Mecca for Faces from Reality TV
ROCKHAMPTON is quickly becoming the mecca for contestants on the ever-so-popular reality TV show Farmer Wants a Wife. You almost can't count on one hand the number of former heart-seekers who have moved to the Beef Capital. The first two local...
{ROCKY'S LOVE RAT JAILED} {Attack Lands Dad Behind Bars }; 8 Children with 7 Different Women and Now He's Landed Behind Bars
Byline: Melinda Siegmeier melinda.siegmeier@capnews.com.au JASON Anthony Young bashed and held a knife to the throat of his former partner because she wouldn't return a $6500 engagement ring. It wasn't the only relationship that didn't work out...
Speaking Formally of the Need for Those Prom Shoes
AHHH, how times have changed. The fact we can download favourite TV shows online; that 20-cent bags of mixed lollies are a virtually extinct species; and "twittering" is the latest communications craze are evidence of how quickly time rolls on....
Tae Kwondo Exponents Return with Laurels from National Titles
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au TAE KWONDO: It takes a lot to make Dou Swain happy, but he admitted he was delighted with the performances from the young team he took away to the national titles recently. It was only a small...
Units Offer Multiple Opportunities
HERE are seven new two-and-three-bedroom townhouses - lots 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13 and 17 - for immediate sale together, in a superb position adjacent to the new Capricorn Tavern and motel. Ideally suited for investors, this complex is within easy walking...
Wet Behind Ears Battle the Long Tooths
Byline: Molly McShane molly.mcshane@capnews.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE: The oldies will be skipping their afternoon cuppa and nanna-nap to polish up their dusty old footy boots today. Meanwhile youngsters will be hitting pause on their Ipods and turning...
Wong Sounds Weather Warning; Region Is Facing Increasing Wild Weather
Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au FLANKED by Rockhampton SES volunteers, Climate Change Minister Penny Wong warned yesterday that rescue workers would face an increasing workload caused by extreme weather. Standing on the southern...
Young Aussie Riders Hold Trans-Tasman Title
Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au RODEO: Australia retained its crown as the stars of trans-Tasman rodeo after beating their New Zealand counterparts in the Secondary Schools challenge that concluded on Tuesday evening. Stock contractor...
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