The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from November 2, 2013

Agnes Water Market Gets a Boost as Sea Changers Move
A SURGE in developer activity is set to spur growth in the stunning seaside township of Agnes Water the latest PRDnationwide Property Watch report shows. Figures from the company's research report show in recent years the Agnes Water area has been...
Clubs Need a Vision for Future, and Plenty of Support
MANY football clubs in Central Queensland will admit that they can barely keep up with the workloads and demands that they face today, let alone think about the future! This is because in the main clubs depend on volunteers and benefactors to survive...
Cutting-Edge Macca's Store; Head on Down to the McOpening
WOULD you like fries with that? It's the question that's on everyone's mind now the Boyne Island McDonald's opening has arrived. Though the family-friendly restaurant has been open for about four weeks already, the official McDonald's opening is...
Cynics, Want to Take a Dip? the Lighter Side of Life with Lisa Maynard
"DON'T be silly, there's nothing there." My father would come to regret telling my older sister to be quiet, and not least because she has never let him forget the a[approximately]crocodile incident', even though it's been over a decade. Our...
Flashing the on Melbourne Flesh a No-No Cup Day
FASHION stylist to the stars Jo Ferguson has a simple message to women who want to be noticed for all the right reasons on Melbourne Cup -- don't flash too much flesh. The former fashion director of Cleo Magazine and Women's Day has a celebrity...
Fun Waves Ahead in Protected Spots; Surf's Up with Grom
SHOULD be a little fun wave around the place this weekend but not like we saw during the week in Portugal -- it was huge. A few blokes were calling it 100-foot. Those big storms across Europe whipped up the humungous waves at Nazare in central Portugal...
Have Fun but Relax before Event; Ironman Chronicles with Anton Guinea
ONE of the biggest mistakes that people make during the triathlon season is they do too much on the day before the event and wake up with sore legs on Sunday morning. Big mistake. I have done it, as have most people, and it won't be the last...
No Spiders in My Cave, Thanks; Caveman Chronicles with Scott Sawyer
GREETINGS, hombres. Firstly, a confession to make. The beard has been trimmed, so this will be a slightly less cavemanish chronicle. Anyway, another fortnight meets us, so this edition we will be talking about fears. Not The Sum of All...
Personality Still Shines
Byline: WORDS: Grant Edwards What matters most What we liked: Fun exterior lines, appealing to both men and women, dynamic driving ability. What we'd like to see: More rear seat space, improved steering feel, cheaper options. Warranty and...
Police Go after Bikies; Detective Tips There'll Be a Big Drop in Drug Crime, As
Scott Sawyer Reporter AFTER taking a significant slice out of the local drug industry, Gladstone detectives are determined to achieve similar success as they enforce new Criminal Motorcycle Gang (CMG) laws. Gladstone CIB Detective Senior Sergeant...
Policewon'tbe Backing Down; Criminal Bikies' Days Are Numbered
Scott Sawyer Reporter YOU only need to talk to Mike Condon for a few seconds to get the feeling he's a man not easily shaken. The veteran cop has dealt with the state's worst criminals for 30 years and you can tell the latest threats of violence...
Recruit to Boost Midfield
Byline: JOSH SPASARO APN SPORTS BUREAU BRISBANE Roar coach Mike Mulvey believes Diogo Ferreira (pictured) is a ready-made replacement for the injured Liam Miller in the midfield against the Heart at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow. Former Irish international...
Reef Warning 'Fell on Deaf Ears'
Daniel Burdon APN Newsdesk THE Federal Government was warned that dredging and LNG projects in Gladstone Harbour should trigger a strategic assessment of all the impacts to the Great Barrier Reef, two years before UNESCO's World Heritage Committee...
Shopping Options
CONSIDERING most people spend a significant amount of their day at a computer, it's no surprise a large amount of purchasing happens online too, if for no reason other than convenience. Online retailers provide an attractive alternative to walking...
Watch and Wait for Decision; Federal Govt, Foreign Investors to Determine Whether Arrow LNG Goes Ahead
Byline: WORDS James McGrath THE fate of more than 3500 potential jobs in Gladstone will be on the line in boardrooms in China and the Netherlands in the next six months. Arrow Energy is awaiting a decision on whether its proposal for an 18million...
Works Begin on Brookview's Resort-Style Facilities
THE recreational hub that will form the focal point of Latitude Development Group's $90million Brookview Estate in Gladstone is taking shape. Builders have broken ground on the facility which, will mean the introduction of resort-style facilities...
YouTube Truckie Quits
Kerri-Anne Mesner Reporter IT WAS the day that changed Bruce Bennett's life. The man who had been driving big rigs for more than 20 years was involved in an accident that cost him tens of thousands of dollars and led to his decision to get...
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