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 August 16, 2014

100s; ...of Things to Do This MONTH
Saturday, August 16 11th Glenwood Swap Meet, Car And Bike Show and Charity Concert Glenwood Park, cnr Arborten and Pepper Rds, Glenwood. Gates open 7am, admission $3, children free. Concert from 9am-3pm featuring Cleveland Blues, The YoYo...
As Pretty as a Picture; Megan Sheehan Takes Us on a Journey to Estonia in This Second of a Two-Part Travel Insight
Getting there A ferry runs from the mainland to Muhu Island, which is connected to Saaremaa by a causeway. Hire a car or take one of the regular buses - ticket price includes the ferry. In winter it's possible to drive the entire way on an ice road....
Careful Preparation Delivers Financial Results for Sellers
LOCATION, location, location is the well-known catch-cry when it comes to looking for a new home, but for those planning to sell, there's another rule that it can pay to remember and that's 'detail, detail, detail'. Careful planning and a just a...
Confidence Running High in Aussie Camp
Byline: JOSH SPASARO apn sports bureau GAME DAY WALLABIES V ALL BLACKS ANZ Stadium, 8pm RUGBY: Keeping the shackles off in attack will be the key to the Wallabies beating the All Blacks in the opening Bledisloe and Four Nations Test...
Council A[euro][approximately]stalling the Shots'; Shooting Range Call: a[euro][approximately]Help out or Get out of the Way'
ARTHUR GORRIE REPORTER arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com GYMPIE shooting sports enthusiasts want their regional council to get in and help their shooting range ambitions or get out of the way. And they reject as a delaying tactic the latest...
Curran Changes His Course; Gympie Runner Accepts American Athletic Scholarship to Supercharge Performance
GYMPIE runner Jack Curran was working in Brisbane one day last year when he realised change was needed. And change was what he created, as he flies out today to begin a full Cross Country/Track and Field Scholarship with Boise State University in...
Dead Rubber Matters as Diggers Line Up Sunbury
GYMPIE Diggers play the final ordinary round of the Fraser Coast League today secure in the knowledge the minor premiership cannot be wrested from the Division 1 side. Sunbury travels to Gympie's One Mile Oval for the afternoon encounter and in...
Dealing with the Extremes
Arthur Gorrie EVERYONE has ways of coping with trauma. Most of us probably rely mainly on the support of family and friends. But there are some people and some families who experience more than anyone's fair share. Emergency workers attending...
Dingoes Killed after A[euro][approximately]attack'
Carlie Walker THREE dingoes have been humanely destroyed by rangers on Fraser Island after Hervey Bay chef Dane Allan was attacked while walking on the beach at Happy Valley earlier this week. The news was met with outrage by dingo conservationist...
Exciting Strings to Her Beau Exploring Alternative; Muster Means It's Timefor Emma to Take a Bow
Lara Webster EMMA Beau (nee Barlow) is ready to make some music at the Gympie Muster in only 12 days time. The Gympie-born 24 year-old fiddle player, singer and songwriter will take to the main stage alongside Kasey Chambers and rock singer Jon...
Heat on Fire in Run to Finals; Veteran McKean in for Warhurst
LINE UP Team to play Maroochydore 1. Patrick Barnes. 2. Jayden Deserio 3. Joey Collins 4. Dom Stephens 5. Kalum Warhurst 6. John Daly 7. Neil McKean 8. Nathan Stephens 9. Lachlan Kenman 10. Lachlan Robertson 11....
Help Is Available
THE sad news that actor Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease when he took his own life earlier this week provides an opportunity to let the community know that we have a very active local Parkinson's Support Group...
His Darkness and Light; Comic Genius Robin Williams's Death Challenges Set Notions about Success and Creativity
Byline: Sarah Churchwell Best known for Mork & Mindy (1978-82) Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Dead Poets Society (1989) The Fisher King (1991) Good Will Hunting (1997) Mrs Doubtfire (1993) FLY! Be free! Most people of my generation...
Honest Teen Hands Back $2000 in Cash; Money Found in Wallet Left in Coles Trolley
LARA WEBSTER Reporter lara.webster@gympietimes.com IF YOU were a teenager and you found $2000, would you take it and run or would you do the right thing? When Josh Wilson, 19, faced that very dilemma, he knew exactly what he would do...
Jailed for $450K Fraud; Gympie Business Man Caught after Years of Defrauding Banks
Kara Sonter A GYMPIE business man has been sentenced to five years' jail for defrauding nearly half a million dollars from financial institutions. Gympie District Court heard Michael Winston Sanby, 60, defrauded hundreds of thousands of dollars...
Karl Cooks for a Cause
Byline: kiri ten dolle IF THERE'S one person who knows a thing or two about hangovers and how to cure them, it's Karl Stefanovic. The Channel Nine Today Show presenter has published his own cookbook, titled Karl Cooks, which devotes a chapter...
Learning the Hard Way
Byline: NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor WE'VE had a few months to adjust to the new lay of the land, under the Abbott government's tough Federal Budget. I'd guess that for most of us, not a lot has changed. The sun still rises in the east and...
Learn to Help Others in Need
GYMPIE residents have an opportunity to benefit from a free UnitingCare Community workshop designed to help individuals recognise when people in their community may need someone to talk to. UnitingCare Community has been visiting towns across Queensland,...
Mind on the Mojito; Lost Luggage Is Soon Forgotten When a Greek Island and a Cool Cocktail Await
IT HADN'T happened to us in all our many travels, so the odds dictated it was our turn - luggage not turning up. There we were at the baggage carousel at Athens airport. We had just arrived from Zurich and were waiting for our bags to trundle...
Simple Ways to Go Green in Your Home
GOING green doesn't mean slapping on a fresh coat of mint-coloured paint in your master bedroom - although that may look fantastic. Making sure your home is green is all about taking practical steps to reduce your impact on the environment. However,...
Spacious Load-Lugger with Some Real Sporting Punch; Vani Naidoo Finds a Family Friendly Chariot with a Penchant for Performance
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Skoda Octavia RS 135TDI Wagon. Details: Five-door front-wheel drive small/medium wagon. Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder direct-injection turbo-diesel generating maximum power of 135kW @ 4000rpm and peak torque of 3800Nm...
The Inbetweeners 2 Lads Back for More Larks; Fresh from Their Last (Mis)adventures, the Boys from the Inbetweeners Head Down Under
Byline: Marnie Johnston THEY'RE bad and they're back. Will McKenzie (Simon Bird), Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas), Jay Cartwright (James Buckley) and Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison) hit the big screen again in The Inbetweeners 2. The film has already...
Too Old for This Work; the Minefield of Homework
I USED to think that homework was a great idea. After all, it a[approximately]reinforces' what the children learnt that day, and yes, I think parents should be involved in their child's learning. But what makes me positively furious is the homework...
Wax on, Wax off, for Artist
Make Your Mark Kym will conduct a workshop in conjunction with her exhibition on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August, 9am - 4pm each day at the Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash St. Discover and explore cold wax medium, along with charcoal powder,...
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