The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from September 5, 2017

Agnes Club Needs Your Help; Volunteers Wanted to Boost Club's Committee Numbers
Byline: Julia Bartrim julia.bartrim@gladstoneobserver.com.aud THE Discovery Coast Sport and Recreation Association is urgently seeking volunteers to join the club's committee. Club president John Smith says the club has expanded greatly within...
Ange's Guessing Games; Postecoglou Plays Cards Close to Chest
Byline: David Davutovic Herald Sun THE PERMUTATIONS WIN And Saudi Arabia win: Socceroos need to win by at least two goals more than the Saudis do to qualify directly for World Cup, otherwise we're headed to the playoffs. And Saudi Arabia...
Apprentice Learns 'Life Skills'; GAGAL Relationship Is Highly Praised by Orica
Byline: Chris Lees chris.lees@gladstoneobserver.com.au LEARNING from good people is what Orica apprentice Blake Butcher likes most about his opportunity. Blake, who is the son of Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher, is doing his apprenticeship as a mechanical...
ARMA Celebrates 10 Big Years; A Regional Focus for This Organisation
GLADSTONE business, ARMA Insurance Brokers, celebrated 10 years of operation last month. Principal Tony Noyes, a specialist in general insurance, and his partner, company director Des Young, saw the opportunity a decade ago to start the business...
Cowboys Not in There to Make Up Numbers; Cooper Says 'Why Not Us' in Playoffs
Byline: Peter Badel Courier-Mail RUGBY LEAGUE: Why not us? It was the catchcry that inspired the Sharks' epic charge to their maiden premiership last season after 49 years of failure. Now North Queensland has adopted a similar mantra as the...
Even When Abbott Was PM, Turnbull Called Him Disloyal
MALCOLM Turnbull gave Tony Abbott a scathing, expletive-ridden assessment of his prime ministership in a rant aboard a government plane after they and several ministers attended a booze- fuelled, celebrity-studded Sydney party in 2014. Fourteen...
Grand Final Spots There for the Taking
NETBALL: While this Saturday's Senior 1A grand finalists have already been determined, there are nine preliminary finals to be played today from 5pm at the Gladstone Netball Association courts. Saturday's Senior 1A decider will be between Yaralla...
How to Budget for Bub
Byline: Lynne Sutherland, Suncorp EGM Stores and Speciality Banking EXPECTING a baby is one of life's most exciting moments. For many people, the nine months can fly by so quickly making it feel like you'll never have enough time to fully prepare,...
Introducing Average Mr and Mrs Australia
Byline: Steve Marsten RECENTLY, I came across an article about Mr and Mrs Australia. Basically, it was saying that Australia remains the lucky country despite us having the second highest housing prices in the world! So much for the great...
Looks a Perfect Match; Photopia's New Studio Opening Draws Crowd
Byline: Julia Bartrim julia.bartrim@gladstoneobserver.com.au THE location of Photopia's new studio is a "perfect match," says Felicia Lloyd, Photopia's studio coordinator. Ms Lloyd said the availability of the light industrial space at Shed 5,...
'Mack' Eyes a Big Prize; Local Darts Players Find Their Range
Byline: Nick Kossatch nick.kossatch@gladstoneobserver.com.au DARTS: Several Gladstone players flew the flag with aplomb at the Gladstone Districts Darts Association (GDDA) Open on the weekend. Among those was Beau Mackenzie, who teamed up with...
Mobile Phones Are Not Really My Friends
OUR SAY DAMIAN BATHERSBY IF you're under 25, you might want to walk away now. Hand the paper to your parents - maybe even your grandparents - because I'm going to talk about the days before mobile phones. Yep, believe it or not, there was...
No Licence, No Job in Aus; Gladstone Man Could Have Visa Revoked with Licence Loss
Byline: Sarah Barnham sarah.barnham@gladstoneobserver.com.au A GLADSTONE lawyer has told a courtroom her client was facing the very real situation of being kicked out of the country if his working visa was revoked. Kim Hyunsuk came to Australia...
Petition against 'No' Doctor Removed
SOME gay marriage supporters have called for a doctor's medical licence to be revoked after her appearance in an ad for the "No" campaign. An online petition called on the Australian Medical Association to "review the registration" of Dr Pansy Lai,...
President Briefed on Options; 'We'll See', Donald Says of Attack on North Korea
Byline: Mythili Sampathkumar The Indepedent US DEFENCE Secretary James Mattis has said the US is not looking for the "annihilation" of North Korea, but stressed there are "many options" in how to respond to Pyongyang's latest nuclear bomb test....
Retiring with Debt Eats Your Super
WHICH came first, the chicken or the egg? The same could be said about superannuation and inflated house prices. Well, sort of. Is super artificially pushing up house prices? Or are high house prices eating into super? Yes to both. More people...
Samsung Gear with a Touch of Aussie to It
Byline: Rowan Hunnam SAMSUNG has made a big splash in Berlin, revealing a new partnership with an iconic Aussie swimwear maker and a trio of wearables. The new products launched at IFA 2017 include Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch (yes,...
Sam Takes Step into Retirement
RUGBY LEAGUE: Sam Thaiday is aiming to finish his career as the Broncos' third one-club triple centurion after confirming he will retire at the end of 2018. Thaiday has already been told by coach Wayne Bennett that his contract at Red Hill won't...
SEEING RED Rage over Poor Red Light Timing; Gladstone Drivers Frustrated over Traffic Lights
Byline: Sarah Steger Sarah.Steger@gladstoneobserver.com.au THE people who know our roads the best have spoken out on what traffic light intersections they dread the most each time they set out in their car. Last week, 4CC's Michael Bailey brought...
Showing Our Interest Can Cultivate Theirs
Byline: SCHOOL OF THOUGHT DR ALI BLACK A COLLEAGUE and I have been working on a project where we are seeking to listen to children. We want to understand children's perspectives about being in nature, about the places and creatures and features...
The Music of Movies
SINCE the beginning of motion pictures, music has played an essential role in film-making and today the music of movies is still one of the most important aspects. Movies use music to help tell the story, shape the characters, support feelings like...
Tigers Looking Forward Not Back against Cats
AFL: Richmond midfielder Shaun Grigg says previous records count for little as his side vies for its first finals victory in 16 years. The Tigers will tackle Geelong in a blockbuster qualifying final at the MCG on Friday night after securing just...
Wombats Going Solar; Money Awarded to Animal Care Group
Byline: Julia Bartrim julia.bartrim@gladstoneobserver.com.au Local Fund Recipients * Australian Animals Care and Education Inc - $35,000 * Calliope Central Bowls Club Inc - $35,000 * Endeavour Foundation - $4,900 * Endeavour Foundation...
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