Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from July 22, 2017

After Justine, City Fears Cops; Chief of Police Admits Trust Has Been Broken
Byline: Liz Burke and Sarah Blake News Corp THE chief of the Minneapolis Police Department has made a surprising admission about the effect on the city of the police shooting of Australian woman Justine Damond. In her first public appearance...
A Giant Chicken Going Cheap!
AS leader of the unfashionable and unwashed, I'm usually 12 months behind fashion trends. Some would argue it's more like 12 years. And the situation has deteriorated now that I have taken delivery of my first onesie. If you are unaware of,...
Alex Beach or Bluff; Sublime Ocean View on Offer in a Hot Spot Location
ALEXANDRA Headland could become your own surfer's paradise and also your place to call home. Ray White Mooloolaba's Brent Higgins and Rhiannon Smith's auction today of 9/252 Alexandra Pde is sure to have plenty of takers looking to make the two-bed,...
Application of 'Rules' Lacks Common Sense
REPORTS this week that if indigenous culture were 24-hours old, white settlement would represent five minutes of that time bring into stark focus issues of citizenship, border protection and Australian values. Archaeologists have at Kakadu discovered...
Benz SEEKS LABOURER LOVE
Mercedes has rolled up its corporate sleeves and joined the booming ute market - with what promises to be the most hi-tech vehicle in the category. The new X-Class is due in Australian showrooms in early 2018 and will include a bare bones workhorse...
Bird's-Eye View of Paradise; USC Researchers Take to the Sky to Explore Fijian Land Earmarked for Mining
A RESEARCHER from the University of the Sunshine Coast has been flying drones over a major river in Fiji as part of an innovative project that is combining conventional science with traditional ecological knowledge. Science Honours student Mikayla...
Cairns Weather No Sweat for Bulldogs, Says Picken
WESTERN Bulldogs utility Liam Picken is not one to worry about the weather. Despite the obvious difference between the climate in Melbourne and Cairns, Picken has no worries about the challenge it may create for the Dogs. In Melbourne earlier...
Celebrating Anniversary; New Series Looks Back 50 Years
THE view looks vaguely familiar, doesn't it? That's clearly Mount Coolum in the distance. Which would mean that's Mudjimba Island just off the coast and Maroochydore hugging the river. And that's Brisbane Rd in the foreground, making its way...
Classics for Your Family
15 books to collect Tomorrow - Possum Magic and collector's case (The Sunday Mail/The Sunday Telegraph) Monday - The Wonky Donkey (Sunshine Coast Daily) Tuesday - Piranha's Don't Eat Bananas (Sunshine Coast Daily) Wednesday - Time for Bed...
Coast Kids Caught in Crossfire of Epidemic
DRUG use is often considered a victimless crime, but increasingly those most affected are society's most vulnerable -- children. Child safety data released by the Queensland Government for the March quarter showed in the North Coast region 136 children...
Coast Shivers as Winter Blast Hits
Byline: Bill Hoffman bill.hoffman@scnews.com.au WEEKEND OUTLOOK Today: Mostly sunny also heading for a 21 degree high. Light winds early before a late afternoon easterly picks up at 15-20kmh before becoming light in the evening. Tomorrow:...
Crews Tear Apart Crab Boat; Matahari's Final Journey off the Beach
Byline: Tom Threadingham Tom.Threadingham@scnews.com.au CREWS wasted no time in dismantling the marooned Matahari on Mooloolaba beach. Getting the cabin off was the first priority for Clayton's Towing crews yesterday, with work focused on pulling...
Dan Stays the Course with Improving Lions
Byline: Terry Mallinder News Regional IT'S fair to say Daniel McStay is in a better place now than he was two years ago. Out of necessity, the promising Brisbane Lions key-position player was thrown to the wolves. He was barely 20 and, due...
Diversity Offers Opportunities
Where did you start? I began working for a company in the motor vehicle industry in 1999. It provided me with the opportunity to gain some practical skills while completing a double degree at Flinders University (Bachelor of International Business...
Early Council Teams Set Us on the Road to Prosperity; Proud History of Local Government Can Be Traced Back to 1879
DURING this time of celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the Naming the Sunshine Coast, it is fitting to reflect on the beginnings of early government and development in the region. Local government came to the district in 1879, when 74 divisional...
Executive Living in Parrearra; Large Outdoor Entertaining Area Overlooking the Designer In-Ground Pool
PARREARRA 1 Castaway Ct 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool Features: 641sqm, sweeping street frontage, outdoor entertaining area Price: Auction on site Saturday, July 29, at noon Agent: Brent Higgins at Ray White Mooloolaba Contact: 0414775133...
Exotic Indian Charm Helps Inspire Modern Designs
Byline: Angela Norval ALWAYS drawn to bright colours and beautiful fabrics, Joanna Roesner and her husband decided to try something different when their children finished their schooling. That "something different" led them to India - where they...
Flying Cowboys Winger Finds Try-Scoring Mojo
Byline: Jon Tuxworth Townsville Bulletin IT'S a try-scoring drought that has suddenly turned into a torrential monsoon. But after overcoming the longest try-scoring drought of his career in emphatic style, Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt says he never...
Funeral a High Price to Pay for Death
THE average funeral costs about $7000, yet research by comparison site Finder shows 60% of Australians either haven't thought about their funeral costs or are expecting relatives to foot the bill. One in 10 have considered ways of dodging the expense...
Ice Addicts Face Mental Health Crisis in Treatment; Cases of Ice Addiction Are Becoming Increasingly Complex as Health Workers Face the Battle of Severe Mental Illness Complications
CHLOE LYONS chloe.lyons@scnews.com.au HEALTH workers are facing a new battle in the war against ice addiction, with severe mental illness complicating treatment methods. Earlier this year, Queensland Health released its Methamphetamine...
'I Could Hear Them Rate Me'; Coast Woman Speaks out after Being Repeatedly Targeted by Men's 'Vile' Behaviour
CHLOE LYONS chloe.lyons@scnews.com.au OLIVIA Jeffery used to love nothing more than sitting in a pub, drinking a beer and watching sports -- but that's all changed. The local singer- songwriter is no stranger to bars, but the "vile" behaviour...
Kai's Global Dreams; 10-Year-Old Ready to Bounce the World
Byline: Jessica Bahr Jessica.Bahr@scnews.com.au FOR any 10-year-old, the opportunity to travel across the globe with sporting role models and visit landmarks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios would be a dream come true. For Kai Pryce,...
Lift-Off for Falcon; Off-Season Signing's Form Has 'Gone through the Roof'
Byline: Steele Taylor steele.taylor@scnews.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE: He was the off-season signing who promised so much and now Harrison Muller is starting to really deliver, according to Sunshine Coast coach Craig Ingebrigtsen. The Falcons will tomorrow...
Long Crime Spree Funds Meth Habit
A THREE-month-long crime spree that left beach-goers reeling, home owners afraid and businesses out of pocket has ended in jail. Glen Ross Kringle's life turned into a life of crime after an injury put an end to his job as a scaffolder, his relationship...
Long Haul
Look at the grille. Subtle as a punch in the face. The quintessential big American pick-up, Ram Trucks' Laramie makes no apologies for being brash and intimidating. When you dwarf a Ford Ranger or a Toyota HiLux you know you're at the helm of...
Model Prisoner OJ Gets Parole after 9 Years
OJ SIMPSON - the former NFL star best known for being acquitted in an infamous double murder - has been granted early release from his prison sentence for a subsequent armed robbery. He will be released as early as October 1 after a Nevada parole...
Mosaic Digs in on the Coast; Property Group's $175M Expansion Under-Pinned by Duporth Ave Office
MOSAIC Property Group has consolidated its $175million-plus expansion into the Sunshine Coast by opening a new office in the heart of Maroochydore. The 394sq m office on Duporth Avenue will initially be home to about 12 full-time staff of the Brisbane-based...
MYC Reaches Half Century; Proud Club Has Been a Crucible for Sailing Talent That Has Made Its Mark across Globe
A CLUB whose members have gone on to establish world records and to represent it at some of the globe's most prestigious sporting events will celebrate its 50th anniversary in Mooloolaba tonight. The Mooloolaba Yacht Club has existed for as long...
nEW DISCO ERA DAWNS
Byline: GRANT EDWARDS AT A GLANCE Land Rover Discovery PRICE From $65,960-$131,871 plus on-roads. ENGINES 2.0-litre four cylinder with 4-cyl turbo diesel, 132kW/430Nm and 177kW/500Nm; 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel with 190kW/600Nm. TRANSMISSION...
Noosa to Host NRC Encounter Queensland Derby to Be Held at Noosa
RUGBY UNION: Queensland Country and Brisbane City will collide on the Sunshine Coast in September, after the National Rugby Championship draw was revealed yesterday. The two sides will meet at the home of the Noosa Dolphins in a round two derby....
Please Don't Get All Obfuscational on Me
HOW long have I been aware I was an Australian citizen and my allegiance was to my country of citizenship? Probably all my adult life even though, as I said last week, it is regularly proven that I am not the sharpest tool in the shed. So the...
Relay Hopes Excite McEvoy Photo: Quinn Rooney/getty; Team Hoping to Fix Failures of the Past
Byline: Emma Greenwood Gold Coast Bulletin SWIMMING: Cameron McEvoy says Australia can rewrite its approach to the men's sprint relay as an exciting crop of youngsters graduates to the world stage. McEvoy has marvelled at the "pretty incredible...
Returning Home the Biggest Battle; Support Base the Key to Civilian Life Transition, Says RSL
Byline: Tessa Mapstone tessa.mapstone@scnews.com.au THE four-and-a-half years Tay Sukhanthapree spent in the army were the most rewarding of his working life, so leaving to start a family was a difficult transition. Nine years later, adjusting...
Rip City Players Knock on NBL Door
Byline: Steele Taylor steele.taylor@scnews.com.au BASKETBALL: University of the Sunshine Coast coach Nathan Arousi believes two of his charges enhanced their National Basketball League claims with strong displays for Brisbane in a pre-season match....
Saving Lives in PNG Highlands Kokoda Track Villagers Get Best of Care; Health Volunteers Are Helping to Repay a Debt for Our Diggers
Byline: Kate Taylor TOUGH Mudder, True Grit, Kokoda Challenges and an Oxfam trail walk. These adventures and getting out in the surrounds of the Sunshine Coast are how I embrace life. Nine years ago I began training with my now friend Ryan...
Seqwater Addresses Concerns; Ewen Maddock Is Low Risk
Byline: Seqwater chief executive Jim Pruss THE safety of Ewen Maddock Dam has been the subject of some speculation in recent days and I wanted to allay any fears that the community may have. Seqwater dams across south-east Queensland continue...
Smile! That Selfie's All Yours; US Legal Stouch over Self-Taking Monkey Not an Issue in Australia
Byline: Nicole Murdoch SO, you're in Australia on holiday and you set the camera for a souvenir photo and a drop bear grabs the camera and snaps a social media world-class selfie. Now, who owns the copyright of that image? While an American...
So Long, and Thanks for the Good Times
WELL, that's it folks. This will be my last column for the Daily, so please indulge me. I'm struggling to comprehend there are only a few days left at the place that's been my second home for more than 12 years. There has been so much that has...
Stay Alert for 'Killer' Foods; It's Wise to Be Prepared When Even a Hint of Peanuts Can Be Critical
Byline: George Tambassis ALLERGIES to food appear to be on the increase and are now found in about one-in-20 children and about two-in-100 adults. The good news is that some affected children may outgrow their allergy but the other side of the...
'Sunset' Industries Exit Plan; Generation X Needs to Think about Transition to New Jobs
Byline: Cara Jenkin THOSE workers who think they are most secure in their careers may actually be in need of the most help to find a new job. Generation X staff are on the cusp of taking over from Baby Boomers in senior management roles and need...
Superb Hinterland Sanctuary; Choice of House, Apartment or Lodge Living on an Acreage of Rolling Hills
MALENY 411 Maleny Stanley River Rd Wootha 6 Bed, 4 Bath, 6 Car Features: Views, house, apartment and lodge on 59.61ha. Price: Auction on site Saturday, August 19, at 2pm Agent: RE/MAX Hinterland Contact: 0447 737 7373 Inspection:...
'Thank God My Son Was Arrested'
THE story of a Palmview mother who frequently travels to Melbourne to stand watch over her homeless, drug-addicted son shocked the nation. But for one Sunshine Coast father, the tale hit a little too close to home. The Buderim man, who wished...
Titans Wary of Cleary Threat in Do-or-Die Clash
IT'S the mouth-watering clash that could provide a sneak peek into the future for both the Queensland and NSW Origin set-ups. Ashley Taylor and Nathan Cleary (pictured) are being touted as future Origin halves for the Maroons and Blues. But the...
Townhouse, One of Just Four; Gated Community Just Meters to the Beach in Very Popular Yaroomba
YAROOMBA 1/1481 David Low Way 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool Features: House sized villa, complex of only four, architect designed, open plan living, large kitchen, covered alfresco patio, pet-friendly, communal pool, walk to beach....
UK's Ex-PM Calls out Sex Abuse; 'Govt Enforced Trafficking' Slammed
Byline: Caroline Mortimer The Independent FORMER British prime minister Gordon Brown has described the forced migration of children to Australia and other Commonwealth countries during the 20th century as a bigger sex abuse scandal than the Jimmy...
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