Gympie Times, The Qld.

The Gympie Times is a newspaper covering events and information in the Gympie Gold Rush region. It is published daily Tuesday through Saturday by APN News & Media Ltd. with editorial headquarters in New South Wales, Australia. It has been in publication since 1868.

Articles from January 14, 2012

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Craig Warhurst SPORT WRITER sport@gympietimes.com. SPEEDWAY: When the Modified Production drivers get the green light this afternoon at Mothar Mountain speedway Gavin Lorenson will be one driver hoping his luck changes. He and a host...
Big Banks Get Run for Money
AUSTRALIA'S big four banks are being given a run for their money with rival mortgage lenders snatching a greater share of the home loan market. New statistics show the smaller lenders have become more attractive to borrowers, particularly those...
Canada under Your Own Steam Hitting the Internet Can Save Dollars; Paul Wicks Decided to Adopt a Do-It-Yourself Booking Approach for His Extended Trip to Canada. Not a Problem, He Reckons
GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT CANADA TRAIN: viarail.ca. PLANE: westjet.com/ BUS: greyhound.ca/ BOAT: bcferries.com/ TOURS: sundogtours.com/ ACCOMMODATION: Port Hardy a telcohousebnb.com/ Prince George a arborbnb.ca/ Jasper a Aspen Accommodation (go...
Council Election; Candidates Have to Deliver Message
THE letters column shows both a rising interest in the forthcoming council elections and a dislike of the current council. In my opinion these are both healthy signs because we will only get the council we want by knowing about the candidates who...
Crash Survival Is a A[euro][approximately]miracle'; Amazing Aid Team Kept Victim Alivedespite 3 Cardiac Arrests, Blood Loss
The morning of September 12, 2011 6.29: Emergency services receive Code 1 000 called about a major traffic crash and extensive injuries. 6.31: Firefighters arrive on scene and applied a tournique to stop the bleeding, C-spine contro, oxygen and...
Gecko Gains Ground in Coastal Qld; Asian House Gecko Common
Shelley Strachan REPORTER shelley.strachan@gympietimes.com GYMPIE region householders are climbing the walls over a cute but pesky little invader that also likes to climb the walls Co the Asian house gecko. The gecko is a native of South-East...
Gun Control Body's Figures Really Need Shooting Down; Legal Gun Ownership Has No Link to Illegal Firearm Crime Statistics
Greg Wildie Columnist I THOUGHT the graph that inspired my last column was the worst example of the journalistic misuse of figures I was likely to see for a while. Sadly I came upon another example on Monday, January 9, courtesy of the Herald...
McDonald Puts Hand Up for March 31 Council Poll; Cooloola Coast Needs A[euro][approximately]vibrant Future'
TIN Can Bay newsagent and long-serving community volunteer Mark McDonald has put his hand up to represent the Cooloola Coast area in the coming Gympie Regional Council election. Having been an active member of the Bay business community for many...
On the Grid; Harrington Doyle Racing,CoRace for Daniel
TODAY 8.30am Co Track Official sign on and scrutineering 9am Co Scrutineering continues and driver briefing of first two classes on grid. UNTIMED PRACTICECoWARM UP (5 LAPS) 9.30am Co Junior Rotax Max 9.35am Co Cadets B/C 9.40am Co...
Plague of Grass; Australian A[euro][approximately]cancer of Land' A[euro]" Giant Rat's Tail
Giant rat's tail grass facts: The noxious weed is an epidemic in many Gympie Region areas. It is a perennial grass growing to 1.7 metres high when seeding. It occurs as a weed in pastures and bushland areas, particularly on poorer soils. ...
SHIELD CHASING; Gold Put to the Test against Maroochydore Today
Craig Warhurst SPORT WRITER sport@gympietimes.com. CRICKET: Steve Brady has a monster weekend of cricket on his hands. Today the Gympie Off-road Gold XI captain will be trying to secure a win over Maroochydore to have a chance of advancing...
Staying Safe at Night; New Initiative Aims to Ban Bad Behaviour at Taxi Rank
LEE GAILER REPORTER lee.gailer@gympietimes.com NEW signs installed at the Monkland St taxi rank promoting good behaviour, aim to encourage the people of Gympie to make it a place where people can feel safe to walk the streets with their...
Stories of Survival and Hope; Exhibition Shows Scars in a Different Light A[euro]" One That Is Empowering and Beautiful
A KNIFE fight in Mexico, a shark attack, the removal of a Siamese twin... These are some of the concocted stories young cancer survivors tell people when asked about their surgical scars. The thing about these scars, they are not just physical,...
The Aspect Is Taking on CHANGE
HAVE you been to Gympie's newest and best quality residential estate The Aspect lately? The scene is changing. Two new homes are being constructed, and the beautiful big residence on Lots 38 and 39 is nearly completed. There has never been a better...
Time to Kit out School Kids; Parents Face Some Hefty Costs as Children Head Back to Class
Shelley Strachan REPORTER shelley.strachan@gympietimes.com BACK-to-school spending will have some Gympie parents squirming, with at least $1.1 billion expected to be spent nationally on school gear this month, a survey commissioned by Officeworks...
Twists and Turns; Another Blockbuster from Award-Winning Mystery Writer
SHE'S back with her 17th novel where readers get to follow the upper-crust sleuth Inspector Thomas Lynley. Avid readers as well as fans of the BBC dramatisation of some of her books, starring the dishy and poshly spoken Nathaniel Parker, will already...
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