The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from October 8, 2011

Australia Day Funding Up for Grabs
Kelli Downey Reporter kelli.downey@gladstoneobserver.com.au SOME cold, hard cash is up for grabs for those looking to celebrate this great nation of ours on Australia Day 2012. Gladstone Regional Council is hoping to extend the Australia...
Balancing Act with Tom Yum; Packed with Flavour
Byline: Examiner I know it's getting a little too warm for soup, but I think this is fresh enough for a mid spring lunch or dinner. Tom Yum really reflects the traditional Thai balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy which is truly wonderful....
Being a Muddie Is Great; Emma Loves Being Part of Top Team
Emma Aieschlimann Sport: AFL Local club/organisation: Gladstone Mudcrabs History and achievements: Not only was Aieschlimann named best and fairest women's player for 2011 in the Capricorn League, she won the best and fairest women's title...
Check out Family Friendly Bargara
WE IN the Gladstone region are pretty lucky. We don't have to travel far to experience world-class beaches and beautiful coastal communities. To the north Rockhampton has Yeppoon as its beach destination, Gladdie of course has Tannum Sands and a...
Council Backs Government's Fish Findings
GLADSTONE Regional Council has confidence in testing and data provided during Gladstone Harbour's fish-disease crisis. Government departments, including Department of Environment and Resource Management, Fisheries Queensland, Queensland Health and...
Couple's Fresh Start on Farm; Starting over with Herb and Vegetable Operation
Rob Black Reporter rob.black@gladstoneobserver.com.au PETER and Sara Newbery left Zimbabwe with almost nothing after political turmoil and armed conflict drove them off the family farm. In less than a decade they have built a new life in...
Day of Colour and Fun at Yeppoon Pinefest Party
IT'S a day of fun, colour, food, entertainment... and pineapples. Yeppoon Lions Club Pinefest started in the '60s as a celebration of the pineapple industry in the Capricorn Coast and has grown to be one of region's biggest events of the year. ...
Eddie's Great Tale; HERE'S ATHOUGHT
Byline: WITH FAY OWENS MANY years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer...
Flip Top Packs WOW Factors
aI FEEL so alive,a the seven-year-old exclaimed as we cruised down Maroochydore Rd with the top down on the Lexus. It did not matter to him that it was dark outside and there was very little point in having the top down a apart from the freedom...
Harbour Ban Strikes Tourism
Rob Black Reporter COME on in Co the water's fine. The Discovery Coast wants to get the message out to holidaymakers after the closure of Gladstone Harbour to fishing and the publicity the ban has got nationally and overseas. With ongoing...
It's a Blast for All at Bathurst
THERE is always plenty of hype surrounding the Bathurst 1000, but what excites me most about this venue is driving on one of the world's best tracks. The 6.2km Mount Panorama circuit is different to anywhere else I've raced in Australia or during...
Join Fast Lane to Fitness; BUSY BODIES
Byline: with rebecca josey INTERVAL training would have to be one of my favourite forms of exercising because you get to rest in between efforts. And, you don't have to feel guilty for doing it. In fact, not only do you get to rest, but the rest...
Little Joy in Gladdie; but Big Battle of Coasts Heats Up on the Goldie
MORE of the same this weekend boys and girls as Huey has abandoned us in the Gladstone region. The wind has been out of the north (springtime blues) and the swell is non-existent. Maybe something by next weekend. Keep an eye on Fossie's call...
NRAS Announces Builders for Housing Projects
THE builders selected to construct 5600 affordable homes throughout Queensland were announced on Tuesday Sustainability Minister Tony Burke said. Queensland will receive federal government funding for 5600 properties in the fourth round of the National...
Parishpars
Traditional evensong THE Anglican Parish of Gladstone will hold Evening Prayer at 6pm every Sunday from October 16 at St Saviours, 70 Auckland St. The inaugural service will be a traditional Anglican Evensong (Evening Prayer). The Island Sands...
Passion for Literacy
Kelli Downey Reporter kelli.downey@gladstoneobserver.com.au LITERACY and teaching have been passions for Leanne Ibell for longer than she can remember. They are the fundamentals of a good education and it comes as no surprise the Tannum...
Salute to Business; Top Firms Honoured
TONIGHT the Gladstone Entertainment Centre is set to play host to the 2011 Observer/Westpac Best in Business Awards, and organisers could not be more excited. Gladstone Entertainment Centre corporate liaison officer Fiona Vecchio said it promised...
Silence Speaks Volumes after Top Shot Sinks Team
THERE'S nothing more unnerving in sport than deadpan silence. When it lingers it speaks louder than any words possibly could. Unfortunately for the South Australian Redbacks, even verbal banter hasn't helped solve our pain. For those who didn't...
Single Mum Forced out by $160 Weekly Rent Increase
David Sparkes Reporter david.sparkes@gladstoneobserver.com.au ANOTHER Gladstone resident has found herself on the wrong end of a massive rent increase. Tracey Currey is a single mother raising her four-year-old daughter in a rental property....
Take the Long Way Home; Ann Rickard Takes Two of the World's Top Scenic Drives
BIG Sur in California is one of the world's most breathtaking drives. But then so is the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. I'm lucky. I've done them both. Big Sur is a 140-kilometre stretch of rugged, natural coastline between Carmel and San Simeon....
The Future of Engineering
ASPIRING engineer Phillip Crowe is keen to be part of the next generation workforce to bring change and innovation to the Queensland resources sector. The Gladstone student has just been awarded a $40,000 Queensland Resources Council and CQUniversity...
Up Your New House Is Best
BOXES come off the truck first as they went in last so you end up with piles of boxes and no furniture in which to stow their contents. The furniture then appears and has nowhere to go because the place is full of boxes. Everything you carefully...
We Can Have It All. If We Want It; but a Growing Number of Young Women Are Saying ,Cyno Thanks' to Having a Career, Good Looks and a Family
Byline: Miranda Cashin ASHLEY Harvey knows her opinion is not going to be a popular one. So much so she insisted her name be changed for this article. You see Ashley doesn't want kids. Not because she has a heart of stone and doesn't think kids...
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