The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Articles from May 30, 2017

40,000 Flee IS in the Philippines
MORE than 40,000 people have fled Marawi City, 800km south of Manila in the southern Philippines, to escape fighting between Islamic State supporters and government forces. As a result more than 30,000 people are staying in evacuation centres and...
Adani Talks Continuing; Mayor Remains Positive about the Future of Carmichael
Byline: Michelle Gately michelle.gately@capnews.com.au DISCUSSIONS between Rockhampton Regional Council and Indian mining giant Adani over the weekend have mayor Margaret Strelow feeling positive about the $21 billion project set to deliver thousands...
Alexander Wins with Worst Day
THIS month's primary school winner of the Young Writer's Award is Alexander Connell. You can read his full story below. Aaahhh! It was 9.30am! School started one hour ago! I don't like being late for school. I got dressed in two minutes, zoomed...
Car Dealership Expansion Plan; Former Salvation Army Building to Be Transformed into Luxury Showroom
Byline: Melanie Plane melanie.plane@capnews.com.au LUXURY cars will have a shiny new home in Central Queensland soon with Rockhampton Volkswagen revealing expansion plans. LJ Hooker Rockhampton principal Brian Geaney recently sold the former...
CBD Workers the New Fringe Dwellers
IT'S human nature, I guess, for home owners to feel a bit smug when they read their house prices have just risen another 10 or 15%. It's not just a mindset, this smugness. Their feeling of wealth and wellbeing flows through to their spending. When...
Corby's Expenses Raise Questions
Byline: Bronte Coy News Corp QUESTIONS are being asked about the cost of Schapelle Corby's elaborate Bali exit plan, which began on Kuta streets with armoured vehicles and ended on Sunday with a motorcade of up to eight Mercedes-Benzes to confuse...
Cordner Says Mature Hayne Is Lifting Blues
NSW captain Boyd Cordner believes Jarryd Hayne has become a key weapon for the Blues off the field as much as on it. While the Gold Coast Titans star has flown under the radar externally during the Blues' week-long Origin camp at Kingscliff, the...
Courageous Claws' Season Is over; Marlins' Defence Proves Telling Factor
Byline: Pam McKay pam.mckay@capnews.com.au NETBALL: The Rockhampton Leagues Club Capricorn Claws' season is over after they were beaten 57-31 by a red-hot Marlin Coast Marlins in Cairns on Saturday night. The loss meant the Claws slipped to third...
Diversion Plans Started Too Late
Byline: Michelle Gately michelle.gately@capnews.com.au EARLIER engagement with Rockhampton Regional Council could have avoided confusion over vehicle access to Rockhampton while the Yeppen Bridge diversion was in place during the floods. In a...
Fight Ends with Shots Fired; Siblings' Argument Gets Violent and Involves Shotgun
Byline: Kerri-Anne Mesner kerri-anne.mesner@capnews.com.au IT IS common for siblings to fight, but it's not very often one fires off warning shots. In a trial in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday, witnesses gave evidence of a 40-minute...
'Hurt' Thaiday Flicks Focus to Blues
Byline: Emma Greenwood Gold Coast Bulletin SAM Thaiday has opened up about the hurt caused to his family following his controversial comments on the Footy Show. Thaiday's poor attempt at humour on the television show's "player probe" segement...
Is Your Business Up to Speed? Give Your Customers a Faster Mobile User Experience
MOBILE has trained all of us to expect to get what we want, in the moment we want it. We expect brands to be there in those micro-moments when we are looking for local businesses, researching a product, or looking for instructions. In fact, the...
It's All in the Telling
THE benefits of reading have been widely espoused and there is no question it is an important skill but a recent encounter made me realise that oral storytelling is core to all tales. But is it a craft we are losing the ability to use? Is it slowly...
Kyrgios Injured as Tomic Bows Out
TENNIS: Nick Kyrgios is fighting hip and shoulder injuries before his first round at the French Open, while fellow Australian Bernard Tomic already has his sights on the grass of Wimbledon after an early loss at Roland Garros. Kyrgios opens against...
Life Is Most Precious Thing
TUESDAYS WITH JORDIE JORDIE LYNCH ONCE again, the annual Relay for Life has passed us by and it has done so in such a beautiful and inspirational fashion. I am continuously amazed by the vast crowds and colourful community spirit at this special...
Mystery Still Surrounds Body; Gladstone Man's Identity Is Revealed
Byline: Andrew Thorpe andrew.thorpe@gladstoneobserver.com.au POLICE have revealed the identity of a man found dead in a Toolooa stormwater drain last week. Gladstone resident Michael Peter Ceremuga, 37, (right) was last spoken to by police at...
Norths Rack Up 70-Point Victory
RUGBY LEAGUE: It was all one-way traffic at Browne Park on Saturday night as Norths Chargers went on a try-scoring spree against Gladstone Brothers. The defending champions were unstoppable, running out 70-point winners against the visitors. ...
Owner's Anger as Prized Racehorses Left Mutilated
Byline: Matty Holdsworth matty.holdsworth@capnews.com.au DAYS out from competing in a $20,000 race, two of Gracemere trainer Laurie Clem's prized racehorses have been injured in a traffic accident. Laurie, who was travelling to the Callaghan...
Residents Urged to Sign Up for Prison Warning List
BEING prepared for prison escapes is just a way of life for Carolyn Price and the hundreds of people who live in Rockhampton's far northern suburbs. But she believes there should be no cause for concern when people do break free of the Capricornia...
Rocky Meningococcal Scare; Rockhampton Medical Centre Alerts Paramedics to Man's Condition
Byline: Luke J. Mortimer Luke.Mortimer@capnews.com.au A DOCTOR at a North Rockhampton medical centre alerted paramedics to a suspected case of meningococcal, The Morning Bulletin believes. The Bulletin understands the doctor's surgery alerted...
Skipper Savages NRL over Pay Feud
Byline: Peter Badel The Courier-Mail MAROONS skipper Cameron Smith has launched a savage attack on the NRL and has not ruled out strike action as collective bargaining agreement talks threaten to turn toxic. The build-up to Origin I suffered...
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CHUCK. the council havent widend the roads just removed concrete that shouldnt have been put there in the fist place. NED. none of our pollies have a back bone to stand up an say to Adani. we want these conditions an that's that. they rather sell...
Southern Gallopers Heading to Rocky Races
HORSE RACING TONY McMAHON NOT only is there a sniff of winter in the air, but its vibes will ring out at Rockhampton's Callaghan Park racecourse today for a high class seven event TAB program. Officially winter in Queensland commences on Thursday,...
System's 'Catastrophic Failure' Let Black Lung Go On: Inquiry
Byline: Geoff Egan Geoff.Egan@newsregionalmedia.com.au A PARLIAMENTARY committee has called for an independent mines safety body to be established for Queensland. The call comes in in a scathing 410-page report into black lung disease in Queensland....
University Career Put on Hold for the Greater Good
MOST high school students embarking on a gap year before jumping into university life head out on a booze-infested trip around Europe or the United States. With little thought to the world's less fortunate, they set off seeking adventure, fame and...
Whale of a Time
THEY'RE the giants of the ocean. Magnificent creatures that exhibit various types of amazing physical behaviour when they surface. A spectacle that draws us to the tops of lookouts or aboard a boat in the hope of catching a glimpse of these mammoths...
Wine and Dine with the Experts
FEELING the need for a long lunch? Then get along to Headricks Lane on Saturday, June 3 for a wine lunch with a difference, presented by South Australian Winemaker Greg Cooley of Greg Cooley Wines. It'll be Good Wine, Good Friends, Grand Times when...
Winners Will Be Back Next Year
Byline: Pam McKay pam.mckay@capnews.com.au RESULTS Channel 7 Half Marathon, Female: Kiarra Walters (1:27: 52) 1, Liz Maguire 2, Michelle Broadfoot 3. Male: Louise McAfee (1:12:21) 1, Darryl Hill 2, Rhys Williams 3 McDonald's 10km, Female:...
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