The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from November 5, 2010

A Sportsman, Teacher and Code Cracker; Obituary
MANY Gladstone residents, including past students of Central Primary and Gladstone State High schools, would have known Arthur Sugden who died recently aged 85. But few would have known that Mr Sugden was one of the people instrumental in deciphering...
Court Told - 'It Was an Irresistible Opportunity'
A YOUTH appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court yesterday charged with receiving tainted property. Beau Graham Granzien pleaded guilty to the offence. Police prosecutor Constable Troy Daubaras said police were called to Sportscene in Toolooa...
Deserving of Oscar Buzz It Is Creating
Byline: MIRANDA CASHIN I REMEMBER the first time I was introduced to Facebook. It was in 2007 and I was sceptical. Today it has more than 500 million users in 27 countries and is a multi-billion-dollar commodity. One in every 13 people is on...
Enjoy Three Free Shows
IN support of their second EP "UR" Brisbane prog folk/roots band, The Deckchairs, bring their Hello Friends East Coast Tour to the central coast with three free gigs this weekend. You can catch them at Kahuna's Pizza Bar and Grill, Agnes Water,...
Grinspoon's Explosive Six to Midnight Tour Set to Rock
BY popular demand, Aussie rock outfit Grinspoon, is expanding their Six To Midnight tour to reach fans in North Queensland. Grinspoon began its travels in Tasmania and will end up on the sunny foreshores of the Gold Coast before they embark on the...
Hotshots Show Girls Just Want to Have Fun
THE testosterone will be pumping and the women drooling when the Sydney Hotshots hits town with its Girls Just Wanna Have Fun tour later this month. The show will take place from 8.30pm at the Young Australian Hotel on Saturday, November 20 and...
Kitting Ourselves Up for the Next Big Growth Spurt
SKILLS Co it's an area of big concern as we start to embark on the journey toward developing infrastructure for LNG. But while there are specialist skills sets needed for both the construction and the operational phases of the industry, we need...
LNG Go-Ahead Sparks Economy
THE LNG go-ahead has already sparked life back into The Discovery Coast economy, with a spike in real estate sales and inquiries and future development back on the agenda. The 1770 Group's Dan Murphy, a long-time investor and developer in Agnes...
LNG Opponent Battles for World Safety Standards to Be Applied
THERE has been a deliberate move to discredit anybody who spoke out against the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, according to Gladstone vocal LNG opponent Peter Neilsen. "Even to the point of threatened law suits if certain people did not shut...
Music and Films on Offer
Queensland Film Festival FAMILIES are encouraged to arrive at 5pm for food and entertainment. Pack a rug, cushions, family and friends and enjoy an evening of iconic Queensland cinema. There will be a jumping castle and face painting for the kids....
Project Still Faces Delays
Byline: KIERAN MORAN kieran.moran@gladstoneobserver.com.au THE Gladstone Pacific Nickel Ltd (GPNL) project still faces delays due to failed financing and a hostile takeover bid by Queensland's richest man. GPNL 2009/10 financial report released...
REVVED TO WIN; V8 Supercar Driver Visits Region's Fans
SHANE van Gisbergen made a short stopover in Gladstone yesterday at Gladstone Air Cleaner Services, but there was no smoke to be seen coming from his Ford's tyres due to the wet weather. The up-and-coming Ford driver is touring around visiting SP...
Team Shuffling Could Cost
AUSTRALIAN selections for the dead rubber against the Kiwis at Eden Park tomorrow have me completely baffled. In their first two outings during this Four Nations tournament the Kangaroos have lacked cohesion, particularly in the backline. Halves...
With Matt Jones
IT all started weeks ago when Mrs Moose told me she had nothing to wear to the Melbourne Cup. Immediately I strode to the cupboard (which has more dresses than some boutiques I have seen) and pulled out a few different little numbers that were met...
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