The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from June 25, 2011

10 Reasons to Be a Bricklayer
BRICKLAYING apprentices hold the future to the trade. Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation general manager Geoff Noble said it was vital apprentices were nurtured through their training. aMost employers really value their apprentices...
All-New Diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee
Nearly two decades ago, Jeep introduced the Grand Cherokee to the SUV market. Jeep has introduced a new diesel-powered alternative to the recently released range, available with five-speed automatic transmission. Offering craftsmanship, a sleek...
Basin Expansion Leads to Growth
THE expansion of All State Truck and Commercial Rentals and Service Truck Solutions is a classic example of how growth in the Surat Basin is impacting on local businesses. With a fleet of more than 130 specialist tank and heavy service trucks, All...
Brotherhood Rebelled in Artwork
REBEL ART: Dante Gabriel Rossetti's C[pounds sterling]Beatrice meeting Dante at a marriage feast, denies him her salutationC[yen], part of an exhibition of works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. SYDNEY: Step back 163 years, to London in 1848....
Buyers' Market Offers Chances for Savvy Seller
SELLERS with property in Sydney in 2009 or 2010, particularly in an area with strong demand from investors as well as home buyers, did pretty well. During this period it wasn't unusual to see half a dozen genuine buyers bidding at auction, and 80...
Come Home to Comfort
ANYONE moving from the country to town would feel at home in this well-designed and energy efficient Glenvale residence. Set on 5261m2 of lush grass and gardens in a quiet cul-de-sac, the main home has many features to mention. The two and a...
Curtain Rises on $4.5M Expansion
Byline: Editor-in-chief Steve Etwell EXCLUSIVE: How The Chronicle broke the news of the planned expansion. A $4.5million expansion of the Empire Theatre will go ahead after final approval was granted on Thursday. Empire Theatre officials have...
Danes Needs Wins to Stay in Touch
Byline: Ben Drewe ben.drewe@thechronicle.com.au PITTSWORTH is in the midst of what could be a make-or-break month. The sixth-placed Danes face the top four teams in the TRL in a row and given the closeness of the seven teams in the middle of...
Design Reflects Artistic Flair
MUCH of the owner's artistic flair is reflected in the design and colour scheme of this stunning one-of-a-kind home in Highfields. This includes the eye-catching entry with its polished timber inlay and feature wall to the clever use of cut-aways...
Dodging the Queues; Airlines Act Totry to Make Air Travel's Dreadedstarting Pointeasier to Handle
LENGTHY airport queues could soon be a relic of the past as the aviation industry moves to overhaul check-in systems and requirements. Airlines throughout the world have turned their attention to the humble airport check-in counter to deliver time-saving...
Ensure Solar System Is Approved
IF you're thinking of going solar, do your research and make sure the job's done right. That's the message from Toowoomba Regional Council Planning and Development Services portfolio leader Cr Peter Marks. With a number of unapproved solar hot...
Family Man Committed to Law
THE Magistrates Court of Queensland is left poorer with the loss of Magistrate Graham John Buckley who has been laid to rest after losing his brave fight with cancer. Graham passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on May...
Features Abound in Highfields Property
EVERY possible feature has been thought of in the design of this 2005-built Gordon Burke cypress frame home. There is room for every age and stage of family to enjoy time together and also some all-important personal space. Young children can...
Hawks Aim to Stay on Top; Gatton Tackles Warriors in Quest for Finals Spot
Byline: Ben Drewe @thechronicle.com.au HAVING last week regained their place in the TRL top five, Gatton Hawks coach Russell Jones knows it will be a tough task staying there. Gatton travels to Platz Oval tomorrow to face in-form Wattles in what...
Home of Incredible Sunsets; Tangalooma Provides the Perfect Escape, Writes Megan Mackander
IT took us hours to scrape the sand off our bodies. Hundreds of grains of golden sand managed to seep in to every nook and cranny a but that can happen when you are sliding down a sand dune at speeds of up to 40kmh. The 100-acre natural desert...
Home Oozes Liveable Luxury
THIS splendid property is situated in one of the most highly sought after locations in Toowoomba. The unsurpassable street appeal with 75 metre frontage and the residence nestled majestically among the pine trees, provides the perfect setting. ...
Lang Keeps Low Profile with Focus on Music
NO one seems to notice KD Lang as she walks across the lobby of her London hotel. Plainly dressed, without make-up, and with a hairstyle that fully embraces the ajust out of beda look, she is a long way from current notions of how a pop star should...
Legan Says Don't Write Us off Yet
Byline: Tim Braban @thechronicle.com.au WITH a one and seven win-loss record, it's a pretty bold statement to suggest the Toowoomba Mountaineers can make the Queensland Basketball League playoffs. But point guard James Legan hasn't lost hope....
Legislation Eases First-Time Buyer Stress
HIGHLY anticipated legislative changes are set to ease the stress of buying your first house. Amendments to the First Home Saver Accounts Act received royal assent last month and the long-awaited changes to the scheme will apply to houses purchased...
Magnolias Can Take Time to Settle In
STUMPED by a sickly salvia? Driven nuts by naughty nerium? Send your question, including a return address, to Justin Russell, 237 Hampton Road, Hampton QLD, 4352 or email justin@thistlebrook.com.au. Q Hi Justin, wondering if you have any advice...
Malaysia Retains British Influence Malaysia Is a Cultural Delight; Generous, Endearing Locals Set This Country Apart from Other Destinations, Writes Mike Garry
APART from a Kuala Lumpur stopover en route to Europe, I had never really considered Malaysia a travel destination. But that was before I received an invitation to take part in a week-long, self-drive holiday with a group of travel writers from...
Maximise Your Super before the Deadline
business beat Peter Ambrosiussen aNOT HAPPY, JANa! Remember that yellow pages ad where Jan missed the deadline. No yellow pages ad for a year. It can be like that with superannuation payments. Miss the June 30 deadline a and you've missed...
Modernity and History Come Together
THE charm and character of this carefully renovated Clifton home merges seamlessly with some modern touches. Its traditional style is reflected in the rich polished floors, open fireplace and french doors. Meanwhile, one of the most important...
Moving Involves More Than Packing
MOVING house means transferring not just your belongings, but all aspects of your life to a new location. As most of us now rely on energy and communications companies to keep us comfortable and connected, there's a lot to organise before moving...
Neill Slams Claims of Socceroos Revolt
FOOTBALL: Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has described as C[pounds sterling]scandalousC[yen] claims he led a player revolt against former coach Pim Verbeek during last year's World Cup in South Africa. Respected football commentator Les Murray claims...
No Charges Laid after Shooting
Byline: Lacey Burley lacey.burley@thechronicle.com.au KINGSTHORPE father-of-four Geoff Sleba will not face charges over the shotgun death of his wife Leanne after the Coroner presented her findings yesterday. Mrs Sleba, 33, died when she was...
Panthers Call on Reserves to Clear an Injury Hurdle
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au THE Darling Downs Panthers will be forced to dig deep into their reserves when they line-up for a vital home State League clash with Golden South Jaguars tomorrow. The Panthers have a welcome...
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur's Generosity and Humour Missed
THE DEATH of Philip Guilfoyle at the age of 91 brings to an end the life of an amazing, generous and highly successful worker, husband and businessman. His surviving relatives, sister Leila, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends will miss him,...
Pilgrimage to Mecca Proves to Be Intense, Uplifting Spiritual Journey
Byline: Callum Johnson callum.johnson@thechronicle.com.au THOUSANDS of miles from home, University of Southern Queensland lecturer Shahjahan Khan underwent the most spiritually intense journey of his life. As a lifelong Muslim, Prof Khan would...
Pixar Drives Global Outlook with Cars 2
BIG CAST: CARS 2 (from left) Grem (Joe Mantegna), Acer (Peter Jacobson), Siddeley (Jason Isaacs), Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), Finn McMissile (Michael Caine). THERE's a scene early in the new highly-anticipated Pixar...
Plants Need Special Treatment
YOU'VE got your possessions, pets and children packed and organised, now it's time to move your plants. If you're moving house, you may want to take a few precious plants or trees with you. Wes Fleming, Director of Fleming's Wholesale Nurseries...
Rangers out to Inflict More Pain on Saints
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH @thechronicle.com.au TOOWOOMBA Rangers have an ideal opportunity to inflict a second successive blow to USQ when they meet the competition leaders at USQ Oval this afternoon. Uni's dominant Risdon Cup run was slowed last...
RBA Minutes Suggest Longer Rate Rise Delay
SYDNEY: Another interest rate rise is still on the agenda, but its timing has been pushed back, the minutes of the central bank's June 7 monetary policy meeting indicate. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is sticking with its central forecast...
South Toowoomba: Close to Everything; by Marina Jetnikoff
suburbsnapshot South Toowoomba, a residential suburb, is immediately adjacent and to the south of the CBD. The dividing boundary is James Street and the southern boundary adjoins Middle Ridge. The suburb's boundaries are further defined by East...
Take Time out to Read and Reflect
secret garden with Justin Russell justin@thistlebrook.com.au AT this time of the year, when the lawn's stopped growing (finally!) and the mornings are white with frost, I feel like going into a state of semi-dormancy as well. In some ways...
Tarts Are Wonderful Treats for Entertaining
DO NOT let their low profile fool you. Savoury tarts are perfect for entertaining. aThey're so versatile,a said master baker Nick Malgieri, author of numerous cookbooks including Bake! and The Modern Baker. aThey may be used as hors d'oeuvres,...
Tigers Take on Rivals Minus Barred Coach
Byline: Tim Braban timothy.braban@thechronicle.com.au AFTER a tumultuous week for Toowoomba Tigers, the club's players travel down the highway for what is one of the toughest road trips in the AFL Darling Downs without experienced coach Andrew Farr....
Toowoomba Groups Offer Plenty of Fun for Holidays
Byline: Callum Bentley @thechronicle.com.au SCHOOL holidays can be painful on parents at times, but there are plenty of things happening these holidays to keep the kids busy a and help you keep your sanity. Bunnings Warehouse is running free...
Visual Arts Prove an Ideal Vehicle for Ideas
SPECTACULAR: Wall work by Jared Fountain at Made Creative Space. aroundthe galleries with Sandy Pottinger sandypottinger @bigpond.com THE visual arts, and these include forays into the realms of multimedia and film, are an ideal vehicle...
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