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 21, 2017

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1. The days of 2017 will next coincide with the same dates in (a) 2023 (b) 2033 (c) 2043? 2. Beginning with "c", what is the term for the body's smallest blood vessel? 3. Which grand slam tennis tournament was the first to have indoor play for...
A Time to Study the Aussie Identity
Byline: WITH acting editor Letea Cavander THE latest lamb ad from Meat and Livestock Australia certainly caused a bit of a stir. For those who have not seen it, the ad opens with indigenous Aussies on a beach getting ready to host a party. The Dutch...
Avoid Financial Ghosts of Christmas Past
THE festive season is an expensive time of year for many Australians, leaving them with a significant amount of credit card debt to pay off in the New Year. "Australians often find themselves using their credit cards to cover the cost of gifts and...
Buckley's Chance; Night Makes Broadway Star's Day by Taking Her on Again
Split Stars: James McAvoy, Betty Buckley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula. Director: M Night Shyamalan Rating: M Reviewer's last word: This tense thriller will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Director...
Bunyas Signal a Drought; Mooloo Cropper Sees Natural Signs
Byline: Arthur Gorrie arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com WE MAY get a decent wet season this year, but veteran Mooloo crop farmer Len Carlson says don't bet on it. Mr Carlson says the wisdom of the ages, as relayed to him in his youth by one of the...
Could You Live in This Space? More People Are Starting to See the Bigger Picture with Tiny Homes
Byline: Letea Cavander A FAMILY of six lived in a space that was smaller than a third of a netball court for nearly two years - and they loved every second of it. Building designer Ben Thornton, 40, downsized to his first tiny home about four years...
Don't Rush Your Divorce Settlement
THE warmth of January doesn't always extend to our relationships. The new year can be a peak period for divorce - and whether starting afresh as a newly single person brings heartache or a sense of relief, there is no doubt separation and divorce...
Five Times the Legal Limit; Driver's Alcohol History Stretches Back to Pre-School
Byline: Scott Kovacevic scott.kovacevic@gympietimes.com PERFORMING burnouts while five times the legal limit has brought a Gympie man within a "whisker" of being jailed. Responding to calls of someone driving in an "uncontrollable manner" on...
Good Idea to Stay Close to the Shore Tomorrow
TOMORROW will probably be a good day to stay in close or in port, with choppy to rough conditions offshore with winds northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. We can expect seas up to 2m. Spanish...
Gympie Has a New Edge; Young Are Fleeing 'Grey South-East'
Byline: Arthur Gorrie arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com GYMPIE has emerged as the vibrant beating heart of a new youthful region, according to a leading Sunshine Coast property economist. But University of the Sunshine Coast economics and development...
Infrastructure Drives Coast; Major Projects Help Fan Flames of Positive Market Sentiment
Byline: Sherele Moody Sherele.Moody@apn.com.au INFRASTRUCTURE projects are helping fan the flames of positivity over the Coast's market, Real Estate Institute of Queensland Sunshine Coast zone chair Amber Werchon says. REIQ statistics show the...
It's Game on in Brisbane; Live Action Is on the Menu This Summer as Sport Takes Centre Stage
Stay and play While you're in Brisbane, check out these top things to do: Shop: Queen Street Mall Dinner: Sono Japanese Restaurant, Hamilton Pub lunch: The Normanby Hotel, Red Hill Breakfast: The Roastery CafA[c], South Brisbane Cocktail:...
Job Opportunities Rise; 33,600 Vacancies Highest since Mining Boom
RECRUITMENT NATHAN WOULFE THE latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data reports that there are 33,600 job vacancies in Queensland, the highest since the end of the mining boom. Acting Treasurer Bill Byrne said the data was welcome news at...
Loads for All Ages to See and Do
HAVE you seen this Ku or camp dog and its friends? It's a wonderful sculpture made by Garry Namponan, a contemporary indigenous artist from the Wik people from Aurukun in Far North Queensland. This sculpture is one of many artworks currently...
Local Real Estate Is Hot; Sunshine Coast and Gympie Perform Better Than Most Regions in the State
THE Sunshine Coast statistical division house market remained steady over the September quarter while the unit market reported a contraction in the median price of about 3.3%. Despite the recent quarterly trends, confidence in the market remains...
Luxury Stripped Bare; Intelligence Organisation Shares Best and Worst in the Industry
TRAVEL with Ann Rickard ABOUT LUXURY TRAVEL INTELLIGENCE A global members-only organisation providing digital, up-to-the-minute reporting for high net worth individuals who want to make informed travel decisions based on honest and highly...
Mixed Performances across Queensland Property Market
THE Queensland residential property market continues its uneven, patchy performance with the state neatly divided into positive growth markets in the south-east corner and negative or flat market growth in the regions. Cairns and Toowoomba stand...
Months of Fun 6
THE Gympie region is putting on its party shoes this year as it comes together to celebrate 150 years since the discovery of gold and the founding of Gympie. The year-long program officially kicks off next Thursday with a very special Australia...
New Theory Could Explain 'Croc' Sighting
THE Mary River crocodiles have kept a low profile in recent weeks and a reported sighting in a Sunshine Coast creek has been dismissed by some as a case of mistaken identity. Gympie rural writer and environmentalist Peter Hughes joined the debate...
Plan for Possibility of Higher Rates; the Factors Pushing Interest Costs to a Record Low Have Passed, So Get Smart Ahead of Time
Byline: Suncorp chief economist, Steven Milch IN AUGUST 2016, the Reserve Bank delivered what now appears to be the final interest rate cut for this easing cycle. As the cash rate fell to a record low 1.5%, mortgage interest rates followed....
Playing It Safe in Dating Game; Fear of Everything Stops Us from Turning Our Fantasies into Wild Reality
BETWEEN THE SHEETS with Helen Hawkes WHEN did we get so cautious about dating? At what age do we decide a date will be like peace negotiations between the US and Russia and not just, well, a date? Will we have coffee or juice? Should it just...
Politicans Declare Expenses; Our State and Federal MPs Tell Their Story
Byline: Arthur Gorrie arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com GYMPIE region's federal and state politicians have declared their expenses, in the wake of scandals involving others at a federal and state level. All of them were happy to provide readers with...
Politics Keeps Everyone Guessing; I'm Not a Commentator But
Byline: Colin Claridge JANUARY is almost over and I guess that means that our State MPs will soon be returning from their holi...sorry...fact finding summer missions and will leap back into the political fray with renewed vigour. 2017 should...
Renovating Your Home for Sale
YOU'VE decided to sell and you know your home needs some sprucing up, or that you need to refresh a few things, but when you look around you really don't know how to prioritise the jobs or what will get the most bang for renovation buck. You need...
Rescued Boat Leads to Loss of Driver's Licence
Byline: Scott Kovacevic scott.kovacevic@gympietimes.com SAVING his dinghy from floating down Snapper Creek after a few drinks, Michael Lloyd Hall found himself charged for being over the limit. Despite being caught while driving his boat, however,...
Result Proves Healthy
AUSTRALIA'S next sporting superstar may be unearthed at Gundiah State School this year. When they return to school on Monday, Gundiah students will have access to brand new sporting equipment following a massive fundraising effort from the school...
Son Logs a Complaint for Dad; Devereaux Family Has Run-In with the Law over Heavy Busload of Kids
Byline: Bruce Devereaux "I DON'T think I've ever seen my 12-year-old son as incensed as he was this afternoon. "I can't believe this!" he ranted at us as we followed Google's directions to the nearest Department of Transport. "I think it's so...
The Dawn's Best Buy
7 Claffey Road,THE DAWN PRICE: Tender closes February 4 if not sold prior FEATUREs: 4 bedrooms, unique design, quality workmanship AGENT: Tom Grady Real Estate CONTACT: Trevor Grady 0428 373 777 INSPECT: Saturday 10-11am BED 4; BATH...
The Girls Are Making Their Mark; It's Been a Hard Road but Now Emma Zielke and Others Are Forging a Place Alongside the Men
Byline: Eliza Goetze EMMA Zielke's eyes widened as Lions women's coach Craig Starcevich called her name in front of her teammates. He had chosen her as captain of the first Lions women's team in the Australian Football League. On the official...
United in Diversity; Let's Celebrate Our Differences Instead of Fearing Them
Byline: Rowena Hardy WHAT will you be doing on Australia Day? Celebrating with a backyard barbie, catching up with friends and family, having a game of beach cricket perhaps or just quietly enjoying another public holiday? Whether you were born...
Valleys and Wests Meet in One-Day Decider
Byline: Tom Daunt tom.daunt@gympietimes.com CRICKET: According to Valleys captain Shane Walker (above right), tomorrow's one-day final against Wests is "just another game," but if Wests captain Rohan Bartley (above left) has his way, the green-and-whites...
West Is the Way for a Fine Wine; Margaret River Region's Cellar Doors and Spectacular Coastline Leaves the Head Spinning
Byline: TRAVEL with Rae Wilson HOW TO BE A WINE SNOB Hold the wine glass by the stem. Hold it up to the light to look at the clarity of the wine. Swirl the wine for at least 30 seconds and then stick your nose in it to have a whiff. ...
Win a Fishing Trip, $5000 BCF Voucher and Get Free Stuff; Fishing Comp Set to Lure Anglers
IF FISHING is your game, then get your name in because we're running a stack of reely incredible giveaways this summer we know you'll be hooked on. First in line is the ultimate fishing experience where we'll shout you and a mate a full-day fishing...
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