The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from March 13, 2010

Family-Friendly Novotel Easter
THERE'S room to move for families at Novotel Brisbane over Easter with a second room discounted by 50%. The room rate from $189 per night also includes sparkling wine on arrival and buffet breakfast. Alternately, children aged up to 16 years...
Gym Expands Business; Helping Locals Get Healthy
AFTER eight years of steadily increasing its numbers, Figures Health and Fitness has outgrown its current building, prompting a move in May to a new premises at 143 Auckland Street. "We have over 1000 members now and when we started we had about...
Hit the Road for a Budget Holiday
DESPITE increasing costs of everyday living, a budget-busting family holiday is still within reach. Reporter JOANNE MANN gets off the beaten track visiting some top locations along the coast which leave little or no impression on the family wallet....
Hospitality Compatibility
Byline: Kerri-Anne Mesner HOSPITALITY can be cruel enough, with backstabbing and political in-house fighting, but bring in two colleagues who are attracted to each other and you might have Armageddon. Luckily for Gladstone couple Rod and Kim...
How Bureaucrats Justify Their Jobs
AS in the latter Roman period, during its decay, our society sometimes looks like it is becoming mired in senseless law-making. The following two items light-heartedly satirise a lot of today's bureaucratic thinking. Have a giggle - but it's...
How League Sides Rate This Year
SUNSHINE COAST SEA EAGLES Odds: $7, Last year: Premiers Coach: Brandon Costin, Q-Cup premierships: 2009 What's doing: Coming up with a premiership in their debut year was a surprise to just about everyone, including many in the Sea Eagles...
International Women's Day a Mark of Achievement
WOMEN want it all. Apparently. So we are told. As a member of the so-called fairer sex, I feel suitably qualified to beg difference on that point. It's not that we want "it all". Unless, of course, that constitutes a well-balanced life,...
It's All about Bargains
Byline: Miranda Cashin Tourism I COME from a long line of bargain hunters and market-goers. My Pa was a notorious market attendee and was often showing off to the rest of the family his amazing bargains - even if sometimes they seemed like bargains...
News Briefs
Help the RSL THE RSL Citizens Auxiliary is a group of people who offer expertise and time to their local RSL sub branch for the benefit of veterans in their area. They assist the RSL sub branch in providing social and welfare support to the veteran...
News Briefs
Search unsuccessful POLICE undertook an extensive search for a man who unlawfully entered a home yesterday morning. The dog squad was called out after a woman phoned police to tell them a man had just fled her residence on Marten Street at 12.50am....
Parish Pars
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Real Premier-Ship Support; Bligh Comes on Board to Back Call for CQ Team in NRL Competition
Byline: Adrian Taylor ANNA Bligh has a message for the NRL: "You'd be mad to grant a licence anywhere other than Central Queensland." Speaking exclusively to The Morning Bulletin yesterday, the Premier delivered the strongest endorsement yet...
Searching for Care; Health and Social Assistance Careers Offer Many Rewards
CARING for a loved one with a disability can place a heavy load on the shoulders of those entrusted with the task. However, it is not a burden that has to be carried alone, thanks to the dedicated professionals working in the health and community...
The Road to Happiness
Byline: Miranda Cashin IT seems that each week there are new books on the topic of happiness. Books on how to get it, how to keep it and why it's important. There are books such as The Happiness Handbook, The Happiness Project and The Science of...
Upbeat Bulls Show No Fear of Adverse Statistics
THE statistics may say that the Queensland Bulls will have a tough time winning the Sheffield Shield final in Melbourne this week, but the team thinks otherwise. The so-called experts keep on pointing out that the home team only has to draw the...
With John Mikkelsen
THESE days you can't live without a phone. Well, you probably can, but you would be hopelessly out of step with today's communication-crazy world where the mobile is some kind of god and almost every home has a phone service. Ask any young twittering,...
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