The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from June 29, 2017

Arts and Crafts Activities Right around the Region
ARTS and crafts are the age old holiday favourite with plenty of activities available today. Bear Making at Yeppoon Central Shopping Centre is only $7 to make your own furry friend. Or weave your own dream catcher using old CDs and wool at North...
Best to Think before You Spend
THE end of the financial year is again upon us and retailers across the nation are embracing the season with gusto, offering discounts and tempting bargains everywhere you look. While it's easy to be caught up in the 'now or never' sale mentality,...
Celebrate Our Big Gladdy Attraction
OUTSTANDING! What a great addition on the highway with our new big thing at Benaraby. After much debate on what should go on the highway as our "big thing", the new service station proprietors at Benaraby have hit a winner with the two hands framing...
Celtic Touch for Concert; Agnes Singer Draws on Life and Nature
Byline: Emily Pidgeon emily.pidgeon@gladstoneobserver.com.au WITH a flare for Celtic notes, Leah Chynoweth-Tidy impressed the judging panel of 'Songs That Made Me'. One of four Gladstone region women selected for the mentoring program with Katie...
Chanel Closing in; Cup Glory Is Only Two Wins Away for School
Byline: Matt Harris matthew.harris@gladstoneobserver.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE: Chanel College is only two wins away from snaring silverware at the 2017 Confraternity Carnival which is being held in Brisbane this week. The Chanel boys remain undefeated...
Empty Homes Causing Stress in Gladstone
Byline: Tegan Annett tegan.annett@gladstoneobserver.com.au ALMOST one in five Gladstone region homes are empty, in another sign of the region's desperate need for a new project. Census data released this week showed the extent of the housing...
Fresh Start for CQ Rugby; A New Direction in Capricornia
Byline: Pam McKay pam.mckay@capnews.com.au RUGBY UNION: Rugby in Capricornia is set to return to a self-governing model after the sport was rocked by revelations of insolvency in 2015. LNP political hopeful Douglas Rodgers will chair Rugby Capricornia...
Funding Opportunities for Local Artists
THERE was a lively crowd at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum last Saturday, June 24, joining DrJenny Sanzaro- Nishimura during an exciting Curator's Floor Talk of Vie de Pacifique--Pacific Life and Vie du Pacifique II. Gallery and museum...
Investigation Launched into Gladstone Harbour Collision; Investigation into Harbour Crash That Caused $500,000 in Damage
Byline: Tegan Annett tegan.annett@gladstoneobserver.com.au A TUG boat crash that caused $500,000 worth of damage is being investigated by the nation's peak maritime safety body. Maritime Safety Queensland and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority...
New Ransomware Races across World
ANOTHER widespread ransomware attack caused major disruptions around the world yesterday. Pharmaceutical giant Merck became the first major US company impacted by the ransomware, announcing its "computer network was compromised" as part of the global...
New Stalls on Display at Markets
Byline: Julia Bartrim julia.bartrim@gladstoneobserver.com.au BAM and the region's popular markets are back again. The monthly Beach Art Music markets at Tannum Sands will be opening with a number of new stalls this Saturday. The new stalls...
No Pressure, No Problem for Aussie Team Leader
ESTEBAN Chaves has always been one to find light in the darkest of places. It's why the diminutive Colombian leader for Australian team Orica-Scott isn't letting a limited preparation wipe the smile off his face before he rides his first Tour de...
Not All Sushi Healthy
Byline: Susie Burrell SUSHI is universally considered a healthy meal to grab on the run. The range of foods often labelled as "sushi" is wide, and can include sashimi itself as well as a range of rolls made with plenty of sugary rice and fried fillings....
Our Girl an ARIA Star; Hayley Marsten Takes out Prime Position on Charts
Byline: Emily Pidgeon emily.pidgeon@gladstoneobserver.com.au A GLADSTONE musician has hit top 10 of the ARIA charts. Country singer- songwriter Hayley Marsten reached number eight on the Australian Recording Industry Association Australian Top...
Our Slow Climb Back; Gladstone Will Still Record Future Growth
Byline: Geoff Egan Geoff.Egan@newsregionalmedia.com.au THE boom is over, but a new report is predicting Gladstone will still grow over the next 14 years. Regional Australia Institute predicted Gladstone's compound annual growth rate between 2013...
Phone Smashed in Spat; Student Charged after Snatching Phone, Slamming It
Byline: Sarah Barnham @gladstoneobserver.com.au Law change 17-year-old offenders are treated as adults in Queensland's justice system, not juveniles as they are considered throughout the rest of the nation. However, this will cease by the end...
Picking Up Some Bacteria
Byline: Matt Young WE'VE all been guilty of abusing the five-second rule for that delicious treat we devastatingly dropped on the ground and a new series has answered the lingering question; How much dirt are we putting in our mouths? How To...
Porte Reveals His Secret Tour Weapon; Aussie Star Is in a Good Head Space Heading into Gruelling Event, Writes Sam Edmund
RICHIE Porte was cruising through Launceston in 2011 when another cyclist moved up beside him. Another fan, another autograph, yet another selfie. But George Hyde would stay in Porte's life much longer than it takes to snap a giddy shot on the...
Prince, Ex-PM Score an Own Goal in FIFA; 'Corrupt' Deal Done in William's Suite
PRINCE William and former British prime minister David Cameron have been named in a FIFA corruption scandal. News of their involvement in England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup was made public yesterday when world football's governing body...
Region's Reception Battle: We Don't See Anything
RESIDENTS in the Gladstone region are not unfamiliar with poor television reception. While it's not a new problem, frustrations levels are rising for residents as homes throughout the region with issues connecting and maintaining consistent television...
Shorten Says Abbott Camp Not Leaking to Labor
BILL Shorten has denied members of former prime minister Tony Abbott's "camp" have been leaking inside information to Labor in a bid to "bring down Malcolm Turnbull". Reports the Abbott camp is leaking to Labor have emerged as internal Liberal Party...
The Big Knock on Manny; Champ Afraid to Pull Trigger, Says Horn
Byline: Grantlee Kieza Courier-Mail BOXING: Jeff Horn looked Manny Pacquiao dead in the eye and declared the world welterweight champ was still traumatised by a knockout loss in 2012. He says the all-time boxing great remains afraid to "pull...
The Blackout Fix from 80s; Old Phone Best Way to Get through during Power Outage
Byline: Sarah Steger Sarah.Steger@gladstoneobserver.com.au A PIECE of old technology came into use yesterday as Gladstone was plunged into darkness. A sudden power outage left more than 700 buildings and residences in the dark yesterday morning....
The Sweetest Spots Are Offshore; Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Mackerel -- It's All out There
DARRYL Branthwaite is a keen fisherman, that's no secret. He's shared a few more of his fishing tips for those of us who may be starting out on our fishing adventures. So you've equipped yourself with a rod and reel, where should you go? It...
Trainer Wanted to Be Superman after Bullying
BOXING: Glenn Rushton doesn't need money. His seven-bedroom mansion in the Brisbane suburb of Stretton is proof of that. So what is the motivation that drives the Bundaberg- born 59-year-old martial arts expert and trainer of Jeff Horn to succeed?...
We're Here to Stay, Say Sydney Clubs
Byline: Christian Nicolussi The Daily Telegraph TWO Sydney NRL club CEOs have rejected the idea of dumping a Sydney club for the sake of a second Brisbane team. Wests Tigers boss Justin Pascoe declared the joint-venture would be "going nowhere",...
We're Planning for Gladstone and Its 108,582 Residents for 2031
HOW Gladstone's infrastructure will grow in the next 14 years is up for discussion in a new plan released by Gladstone Regional Council. The proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan gives an insight into what Gladstone will look like in 2031....
When Offices Turn into Sporting Meccas
MY SAY CHERYL ROYAL-SCOTT IT IS so frustrating I've had to wait nearly a week to celebrate our great win in my column I'm talking about State of Origin game two, of course. After the first game, I think all Queenslanders would have been...
White House Secretary Rips CNN despite Apology, Sackings
THE feud between the Trump White House and CNN has reached a fever pitch during a feisty press briefing where Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed "fake news" and said Americans "deserve something better". Ms Sanders had been challenged...
Young Man Couldn't Hide Guilt; Gladstone Driver's Nervous Demeanour Tips off Police
Byline: Sarah Barnham @gladstoneobserver.com.au THE tell-tale signs of a Gladstone teen's guilt were his shaking hands and his steely determination to avoid eye contact with police officers. It was for this reason police searched 19-year-old...
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