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 October 30, 2010

a[euro][approximately]Jool' in the Arts' Crown
Byline: Christine Harch MUSEUM and Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the winners of the 2010 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a recent gala event, hosted by the Caloundra Regional Gallery, Special guest,...
Afghanistan Smells like Vietnam
Byline: GREG WILDIE NOW that the dust has settled on the much vaunted Parliamentary debate on the war in Afghanistan, we can acknowledge what a disappointing charade it was. If ever there was evidence for the need to strip cabinet of the power...
Aussie Idol Finalist Heads North
GYMPIE better get ready to rock as Billy's has scored a gig with Australian Idol runner up Jack Johnston (pictured). Last year he came third in Idol and now has set off on a tour of Queensland with long time friend Chad Haydon. The acoustic duo,...
Coach Warns of Pommy Danger
Byline: STEVE JANCETIC of AAP AUSTRALIAN coach Tim Sheens has rubbished claims England is in chaos after the desperate tourists put a broom through their side ahead of tomorrow's must-win Four Nations clash. England coach Steve McNamara yesterday...
Co-Op Fined $2500 for Raw Milk Sale
MALENY'S Maple Street Co-op will be hard-hit financially after it was fined $2500 in court this week. The co-op was found guilty of misleading and deceiving the public through its sale of Cleopatra's Bath Milk, which is a raw milk product labelled...
Debate on Prospect of a Big Crash
Michael Yardney, director of Metropole Property Investment Strategists, a best-selling author and one of Australia's leading experts in wealth creation through property discusses the prospect of Australia resting on the brink of a property crash. ...
Determined Andrea Takes Up Challenge
THE new commercial department of Gympie Regional Realty was established in August to complement the continually expanding real estate business incorporated with sales of residential, land, farming, grazing, and rental departments. The real estate...
Embraced Life with Open Arms and a Loving Heart
KATHLEEN Emily Laird was born on December 29, 1919 to parents Annie Pitt Morris and her husband Tom in Northhampton, England, and that was her first white Christmas. Kath was a cheeky baby sister to eight older siblings, five boys and three girls....
Gen Y-Outhful Exuberance
Byline: Troy Rowlands JUST released on the Australian small car market, the new five-door (yes, I know it looks like a three-door) Barina Spark is one big surprise packet. Being not quite the target market of myself, I opted to bring along someone...
HAVEN A GODSEND; Sharing the Burden Lightens Hank's Load
Byline: Jannette Parke HANK Van Mierlo's life journey isn't going exactly to plan, but that doesn't mean he can't look on the bright side of life. Just occasionally he's a little weepy, although more often it's a warm smile that lights up his...
High Hopes for Uluru's People
ULURU, NT- If the hopes of Uluru's traditional Aboriginal owners are realised, many tourists may get the indigenous experience they have been looking for. Despite 25 years of owning Ayers Rock, the Mutijulu community and others in central Australia...
Historic Cricket Moment
Byline: Matthew Lee GYMPIE'S Albert Park is no stranger to hosting major cricket events. In 1960, a Queensland Country side featuring three Gympie players took on the might of the West Indies. Earlier, in 1946, a tour English side challenged...
Life Balance Find Your Life Balance
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Limited Signs of Intelligence
THE danger of travelling on the Bruce Highway has raised its ugly head once again, says Member for Gympie David Gibson. This week he asked questions about the Department of Transport and Main Roads' road safety initiatives in State Parliament. ...
MP Demands a Better Deal for Gympie's Rural Firefighters
Rural firefighters play a big role in the community when they are called upon to defend lives and homes from blazes. But LNP Member for Gympie David Gibson said firefighters were facing more challenges handed to them from the State Government. Mr...
Rural Fire Brigades Continue Volunteer Fight; as Ministers Wage a War of Words over Dwindling Firie Numbers Carly Morrissey Discovers What It Costs the Community
RURAL fire volunteer Max Rogers is just being afranka when he says more volunteers are needed for Gympie's rural fire service. The Rural Fire Fighters Association president said plenty of volunteers had moved away from the region, but no one had...
Swan Steps Up
GYMPIE DEVILS points-scoring phenomenon Nick Swan is poised to link with the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles. The talented young halfback is back in training and is itching to prove his worth in the Intrust Super Cup after steering the Gympie Devils to a...
Today's Birthday
Today's Birthday, October 31: Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker champion (1929 - 2004) Eddie "Steady Eddiea Charlton was an Australian snooker and billiards professional. Born in Merewether, NSW, Charlton first played snooker at his grandfather's...
Towns Get on with the Show
GYMPIE region's show societies can breathe a sigh of relief with much-needed funding coming through from the State Government. Show society members had been unsure whether they would be granted the funding this year. However, Local Government...
Valley Focus on Future; Community Plans for Economic Renewal
Byline: Kaili Parker-Price GOOD news stories of the Mary Valley were celebrated at the community forum at Kandanga Bowls Club this week, when more than 20 project leaders outlined developments in their focus areas. A proposal to build affordable...
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