The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Articles from January 7, 2017

Aligning Skills with Jobs; VET Students the Winners in Investment Plan
RECRUITMENT NATHAN WOULFE THE 2016-17 annual VET Investment Plan details the Queensland Government's proposed $810.7million spending on vocational education and training over the coming year. Under the plan, the government remains focused...
Amazing Hikes from Moderate to Challenging
HIKING is a unique and special activity that usually guarantees pretty scenery, well-earned endorphins and even some spiritual goodness. It will also remind you how little you need to actually survive. We focused on a few amazing five to 10-day hikes...
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1. Which fictional character spent his never-ending childhood interacting with fairies, pirates and mermaids? 2. Name Canada's two official languages. 3. In which century was the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary published (a) 18th...
A Wild Ride Back and Not a Life Jacket in Sight
BUMPING up and down as the waves crashed into the boat, I held my daughter tighter. Yes it was exciting, but why was our water taxi driver the only one wearing a life jacket? We were on our way back from Hideaway Island, in Vanuatu, to Port Vila....
Cheers to a Great Year for Drinking Beer
MY SHOUT with Simon Irwin WELL, where did that year go? It seems like it was only six months ago that Hugh the Neighbour and I sat down to decide what we thought were the best beers of 2015 and, blow me down, there we were doing it for 2016....
Creating Green Thumbs; Plant Memories for Life by Giving Kids Control of Their Own Space
GREEN THUMB with Maree Curran CHRISTMAS is over, and the kids are on school holidays. Why not get them involved in some garden activities? They will have a great time. Don't be surprised if the project you had in mind at the start morphs into...
CYS Set to Be Best on Record; Calibre of Yearlings Impresses Organisers
HORSE RACING TONY McMAHON THIS year's Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYS) to be held at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion at the Rockhampton Showgrounds on Sunday, April 2, is without doubt shaping as the best on record. Organisers have been buoyed...
Daniel Makes His Dream a Virtual Reality in Rocky
PRICES $15 for adults per person per session $12 for children per person per session For more information head over to the "Squeal Works 7D Virtual Reality Experience" Facebook page DANIEL Runzonza had a vision which he wanted to share...
Debt Sends Trump Soft on Wall St; Conflict Fears Raised over $1.4B Owed
DONALD Trump's complicated financial obligations have been laid bare, with reports he owes $1.4 billion. Debt "connected" to the President-elect's companies adding up to more than $1.37billion ($US1 billion) is owed to 150 financial institutions,...
Deliver Me a Man Who Likes Women; and Here's a Tip, Guys: Embracing Your Feminine Side Will Bring You Greater Success
BETWEEN THE SHEETS with Helen Hawkes SANTA'S sled flew straight over my house this year. I think it was the lack of beer. Or maybe Santa just sensed that there was a very large labrador ready to give him a bit of competition for the biscuits....
Earnings and Enjoyment; Saintly Pro's Purchase Is Paying Off
GO RACING DARRYN NUFER AS IS the case with any facet of racing, buying a tried horse and succeeding with it requires a certain element of luck. But there's also a skill to it and purchasing a galloper at the "right price" taking into account...
First Time Buyers Winning with LGA
A NEW report from Bankwest, which looks at how long a first time home buyer couple would have to save for a deposit, sees two Central Queensland regions ranked in the top five most accessible areas in the state. The 2016 report tracks the time it...
Freedom to Feel Good; This Fitness Buff Is Setting People Free from Stress and Poor Health
Byline: Seanna Cronin LIBBY Babet radiates energy. The fitness entrepreneur and former journalist isn't a household name yet, but she will be when The Biggest Loser: Transformed debuts on our screens. Ten has given the weight-loss show a total...
George and Cory Plan to Set Us All Right
Byline: with Owen Jacques WE'RE only days into the new year and already the nation's greatest minds have been invited to talk about their feelings while doe-eyed fans stare upon them - with their wallets weighing $150 less than before. Yes, next...
Go Easy on Yourself; A Few Little Tweaks to Your Routine Can Make a Big Difference
STAY AT HOME MUM with Jody Allen LOSING the will to live when you think about the five loads of laundry nagging at you? Keeping your house clean can seem like an uphill battle most of the time and you probably feel like no one in your home appreciates...
Home Cooking Secret to Success
Byline: Zhanae Conway-Dodd Zhanae.Conway-Dodd@capnews.com.au A HEARTY home cooked meal seems to be the secret to success when it comes to this Rockhampton business. The Ranch Bar and Grill have re-opened with new owners and it's seems third time's...
Jordan's Big Week Ends; Nishikori Takes Just an Hour to See off Aussie
TENNIS: Aussie wildcard Jordan Thompson's most successful week on the ATP tour has been stopped cold by Kei Nishikori. The world No.5 produced the most commanding performance of the Brisbane International in their quarter-final, smashing 21 winners...
Keeper Delivers; Must-Read Explores Haddin Family's Cancer Battle
Byline: Terry Mallinder CRICKET books come thick and fast this time of year. And with many of these new releases comes the digging up of old wounds - players using it as a way of settling scores. Take, for instance, Michael Clarke's My Story,...
Life on Board Is Cruisy; Food and Fun More Than Ship-Shape on 10-Day Trip
Byline: TRAVEL with Sue Clohesy I RUSHED up the stairs, calling out to my family. "Quick, we're going to miss it." I wanted them to witness the official start of our 10-day cruise - a horn sounding as we pulled away from the dock and a dance...
Make a Wish; How to Visualise the Future You Want, Then Make It Happen
Byline: with Nick Bennett HOW are you after the new year and Christmas festivities? Are you starting to think about what may happen this year or about goals you've actually set to achieve? For me, this first week of the new year is about reflecting...
Making Up for Lost Time in Greece; Napoleon Perdis Finds Inspiration for His Brand in His New Home
FROM the moment make-up behemoth Napoleon Perdis watched his mother apply her facewear for an evening out, he was mesmerised by the transformational aspect of make-up. This fascination has translated into a worldwide business with more than 1000 points...
Man Chucks Whopper Tantrum
Byline: Michelle Gately michelle.gately@capnews.com.au HE HAD a whopper of a hunger. When it couldn't be satisfied, a glass door bore the brunt of his rage. Adam Matthew Stathi had been trying to get into Hungry Jack's on George St at 12.30am...
Mount Morgan Attracting Out-of-State Investors; Could a Re-Opened Mine in the Area Make This Town the New Real Estate Pot of Gold?
Byline: Trinette Stevens Trinette.Stevens@capnews.com.au Suburb snapshot Houses in Mt Morgan: Change in median price (5yrs): -9.7% Annual change in median price (10yrs): 1.6% Median asking rent: $200 pw Average days on market: 131...
My Heart Is Racing, Not in a Good Way
Byline: with acting editor Letea Cavander I AM welcoming 2017 with open arms. If my Facebook feed and a few deep and meaningfuls with friends are anything to go by, I am not the only one. Although not one to put too much power into the turnover...
New-Look Norths Set to Hit the Training Paddock CHARGED UP FOR SEASON
Byline: Pam McKay Pam.McKay@capnews.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE: Coach Kane Hardy says the Norths Chargers' stunning upset win in the 2016 A-grade rugby league grand final is something that he and the players will never forget. But he is keenly aware...
Pizzas Delivered by Drones; Council Push to See Trial Happen in Rocky
Byline: Michael Bingemann and Christine McKee IT sounds like a scene from Back to the Future, Star Wars and Harry Potter all rolled into one, but Rockhampton has its hand up to be the test site for Australia's first drone-delivered pizza, this year....
Portman Plays an Icon; at Last We Get to See How Events Must Have Hit JFK's Widow
Byline: SCREEN LIFE with Neala Johnson, News Corp Jackie Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E Grant. Director: Pablo Larrain. Rating: TBA Reviewer's last word: Natalie Portman is flawless...
Rocky Butterfly Attractions; What Are Butterflies Attracted to and Some Mosquito Season Tips
PLANT NOW Annuals - Allysum, Begonia, Carnation, Celosia, Chrysanthemun, Dianthus, Impatiens, Lobelia, Marigold, Petunia, Phlox, Portulaca, Salvia, Snapdragon, Verbena, Vinca, Zinnia Vegetables and herbs - Basil, Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage,...
SMS the Editor on 0428 634 025 with the Word ROCK and a Space in Front of Your Message
HVY: TO MIB : '17 has arrived and you're here to tell Be thankful to '16 for serving you well. IDLRL, ROCKY. I would rather see a lifesized statue of Anna Meares then Rod Laver anyday and right at the entrance to Rockhampton woukd be a good spot....
Solutions to Stop Losing Data; Double Check That Your Backup System Is Working
WITH the start of 2017 the first and most important article that I can write is about safeguarding your own data. There will not be many computer users that this does not apply to except maybe kids and teenagers that do not yet regard previous photos...
Starc and Hazlewood to Get Brief ODI Break
AUSTRALIAN coach Darren Lehmann will give weary pace duo Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood a modest break to ease the very real risk of burnout before a back-breaking tour of India. The quick men are likely to have to work hard today when Australia...
Strategy to Improve Mackay Sugar Mill Availability Due Soon
GROWERS who have spent the best part of their lives supplying cane to Mackay Sugar have grave concerns about the milling companies' future. Although it was the longest crushing season in more than 36 years, the fact that 350,000-400,000 tonnes of...
Ten Businesses That Opened in the Region in 2016
LAST year was a big one for businesses with 36 opening doors across the region, including the handful that now make up The Terrace. This is a list of 10 of the businesses we've noticed open their doors in the Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast region...
Tess Makes the Best of Both Worlds
Byline: Zhanae Conway-Dodd Zhanae.Conway-Dodd@capnews.com.au SHE grew up on an Alpha cattle property with a love for fashion and mustering, now this Central West Queenslander is making the best of both worlds. Tess Cox, whose two interests could...
The Baudelaire Orphans Return
Byline: with Seanna Cronin IT'S hard to believe Jim Carrey's turn as Count Olaf in the big-screen adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events hit cinemas 12 years ago. Now author Daniel Handler's (who wrote under the pen name...
'THE Year' for Coast Real Estate; Shae O'Reilly Says the Market Will Enter Recovery
IT may have been nine long years since positive price growth has been seen on the Capricorn Coast, but Shae O'Reilly of O'Reilly's Real Estate says 2017 will be the year. Mr O'Reilly said the market turnaround was due to rising coal, cattle and...
To Hell with 2016, a Blot on the Passage of Time; So Far So Good after Surviving a Perilous Year
ON A LIGHTER NOTE with Greg Bray WELL folks, it's the end of the first week of 2017 and while gym owners and running shoe sellers count their cash, the celebrities who survived 2016 are sighing with relief. Apparently quite a lot of people...
To Market We Go. Feasting on Food and Wine Is the Heart of Any Trip to Melbourne
Byline: TRAVEL with Letea Cavander ALEX Drysdale came to the door of his converted caravan, complete with a massive replica mussel shell protruding from the top, to let the long line of customers know there were only 14 serves of his seafood left....
Turn Up the Heat; Chipotle Chilli Butter Takes Sweet Corn to Another Level
IT'S EASY to avoid heating up the kitchen in the steamy weather we've been suffering over the summer break. Apart from being sucked into making jams and chutneys with all the wonderful stone fruits available right now (more about that next week),...
Where Happiness Is a Way of Life; the People Are Programmed with the Fun Gene, and It's What Makes the Country So Appealing
TRAVEL with Ann Rickard I'VE been dreaming of Italy, and I want to go back there. Apart from a couple of shore excursions on a Mediterranean cruise last year, it has been too long since I have enjoyed the many distinctive pleasures of Italy....
Where Is the Impact Study? MP Jim Pearce Calls on Federal Government to Reconsider Military Expansion
Byline: Christine McKee Christine.Mckee@capnews.com.au Public Meeting - Marlborough Town Hall, Monday at 3pm - Confirmed attendance from Senator Matthew Canavan, Mirani MP Jim Pearce, Senator Pauline Hanson, Keppel MP Brittany Lauga, Livingstone...
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