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 6, 2018

18 Gympie People Set for a Huge 2018
FROM our business leaders, to our artists and entertainers and local sporting legends, 2018 is shaping up to be another massive year. Here are the 18 individuals we expect Gympie will be seeing, and hearing from, a lot more in the coming year. ...
2018 Is Time to Create; a Fresh Look Gets Us off to a Good Start and Looking Back Helps in Planning a Move Forward
Byline: MIND YOU WORDS: ROWENA HARDY Here we are at the start of a fresh year and maybe life is starting to return to 'normal' after the holidays, breaks, time off and celebrations. What are your hopes and dreams for 2018? That may depend on what...
3; Top Jobs That Need Focus
1 Photographer People who take photos for a client can be employed as a professional photographer. Some photographers may specialise in special occasions such as weddings, events coverage, or family portraits, or they can work in photo journalism,...
5 Things to Do
2. Howl at the Moon Party When: Tonight 6.30-11.30pm Where: Silky Oak Tea Gardens., 33 Priddy Rd, Kia Ora RESERVE your table for the legendary Howl at the Moon pig on spit with entertainment by Buzz Karaoke. There'll be fun for the whole...
Another Side to Fraser; Go West to Get the Rest -- It's Crowd-Free, Calm and Beautiful and Is Best Seen on a Boat Tour
Byline: WORDS: ROWAN SCHINDLER It's not often tourists have a chance to see another side of the legendary Fraser Island. But a new tour offers an opportunity to get away from the crowds and explore the little-known western side of the largest sand...
AWARDS FOR BAY TRAGEDY'S RELUCTANT HEROES Silver Lining for Tragic Event
Byline: Frances Klein frances.klein@gympietimes.com TWO Gympie men who risked their life to save a boy from drowning and attempted to save another will be recognised for their heroic act. Graeme Spillman and Adam Whitehouse have forever been...
Book Club; What Quantum Mechanics Owes an Italian Gambler / a Family Where the Dead Live on / How to Be Cab Savvy / Breaking Bad Actor Becomes Novelist
THE QUANTUM ASTROLOGER'S HANDBOOK Michael Brooks Scribe, $29.99 Many authors have tried to clearly explain quantum mechanics in a short book. Brooks's attempt is, at least, original. He tells the tale of Jerome Cardano, 16th-century doctor,...
Don't Be Caught out by Scammers
BUILDING wealth isn't just about making money. It also involves plugging gaps so you're not losing money. One way to do this in 2018 is to avoid becoming a victim of scams. In 2016 alone, Australians collectively lost $300million to scams, with...
Fuel Supply a Threat to Armed Forces
Byline: Andrew Koubaridis News Corp INCOMING Liberal senator Jim Molan, a former senior military officer, has warned Australian forces could be rendered almost useless in just 19 days. He said if Australia's current stockpiles of petrol, diesel...
GM Loss Won't Slow Rattler; Hope for New Driver by March
Byline: Scott Kovacevic scott.kovacevic@gympietimes.com THE Rattler Railway Company is aiming to have a new general manager by March, with the hunt soon to start following the resignation of the company's previous driver Peter Blashki last month....
Golfer Aims to Get Better
Byline: Tom Threadingham @ scnews.com.au GOLF: Charlie Dann's plans of turning pro have been put on hold as he seeks to become a "bit more solid" on the course. He initially hoped to enter 2018 within the professional ranks, but has decided to...
Gympie Cats Unveil New Coaching Team
Byline: Rowan Schindler rowan.schindler@gympietimes.com AUSSIE RULES: The Gympie Cats have unveiled their new coaching staff for 2018, with Victorian natives, head coach Courtney Findlay and assistant Scott English, tasked with leading the club....
Gympie Sweat on Results; Sunshine Coast One-Day Competition Heats Up as Top Four Jostle for Position
Byline: Pat Drew CRICKET: Four teams are still battling for the One-Day final with two limited overs rounds to go in SCCA Division 1 fixtures, a congestion caused primarily by the wet spring rather than a red-hot competition. Eight washed-out...
Heatwave Set to Hit Much of the Country
IT'S been a hot Australian summer so far, but forecasters warn we ain't seen nothing yet. This weekend is tipped to bring an intense heatwave across most of the country as hot and dry air moves across southern Australia, with the mercury tipped...
Helping Turn Lives around; ACE Improves Basic Skills
Byline: Lauren Ahwan ADULT Community Education programs are improving the lives of those who are disenchanted with traditional learning methods. Key to the success of ACE is embedding core skills, such as literacy, numeracy or communication,...
Holiday Treasure Hunt There's Still Gold around Gympie - and Lots of Fun
ARTHUR GORRIE Senior journalist arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com FOSSICKING TIPS 1. Get a permit 2. Look for hills of shale rock and gather the mud between the rocks. Shale formations act as a natural sluice box and trap gold over the years....
Let's Not Waste Money; I'm Not a Commentator But
Byline: Colin Claridge CONTRIBUTOR FORGIVE me if I'm wrong but aren't we still supposed to be living under national fiscal restraint? Isn't Scott Morrison still harping on about living within our means and not using the Commonwealth's credit...
Mourinho Wants to Stay at United
JOSE Mourinho says his commitment to Manchester United is "total" and wants to stay at the club beyond the end of his current contract. Mourinho (pictured) is midway through the three-year contract he signed when succeeding Louis van Gaal in May...
Nile Is Ready to Roll; Music Man Planning More Hits Ahead of Bluesfest Appearance
Byline: WORDS: JAVIER ENCALADA American music artist Nile Rodgers is not a celebrity but he is a celebrity among famous people. He is the mastermind behind many major music hits of the past 50 years. The musician started his career in Chic in...
On the Edge of History; Actor Panics before Stepping Up as Clemmie in Darkest Hour
Byline: WORDS: SEANNA CRONIN Kristin Scott Thomas admits to feeling slightly panicked before filming began on Darkest Hour. The Oscar nominee plays Clementine Churchill in the second biopic about Winston Churchill to be released in as many years....
Popovic Job No Turkish Delight; Ex-Wanderers Coach Has No Regrets for European Move
Byline: Tom Smithies The Daily Telegraph TONY Popovic insists he has no regrets about leaving the security of the Western Wanderers to try coaching in Turkey, despite being sacked after less than three months in the job. Speaking for the first...
Queen Still Rules Gympie; Republic Not a Popular Choice for Us
SCOTT KOVACEVIC Reporter scott.kovacevic@gympietimes.com THE republic debate has returned, but Gympie seems to want to adhere to the adage, "if it is not broke, then do not fix it". While the change was not ruled out at some point in the...
Rise from Poverty to Stardom; after Years of Hardship in Cambodia, Dara Heng Joins a Performing Arts School Where He Discovers Circus and Clowning ... and Ends Up Shaking Hands with a Hollywood Megastar He Fails to Recognise
Byline: WORDS: TROY KIPPEN It was a pretty straightforward introduction. "Hello I'm Dara, what's your name?" What Cambodian circus performer and actor Dara Heng didn't know was that he was shaking hands with one of Hollywood's most recognisable...
Sensational Stuffing; Bondi Harvest Boys Get Balance Right with Their Cookbook of Healthy Recipes
Byline: RECIPE: GUY TURLAND AND MARK ALSTON Online cooking sensation Guy Turland, with business partner and filmmaker Mark Alston, started a weekly hit YouTube cooking show in 2012 with a camera and a camp oven. Filmed at Bondi Beach, it featured...
Smith and Warner Strike It Rich with $2.4M IPL Deals
CRICKET: Steve Smith and David Warner have picked up $2.4million contracts, with the Aussie skipper and his deputy retained by their franchises for the upcoming Indian Premier League. The previous Australian record was Shane Warne's $2.01 million...
Store Will Close after 118 Years
DONNA JONES Reporter donna.jones@gympietimes.com.au NEIL Fitzpatrick is disappointed. "Wouldn't you be?" he said. The owner and operator of Murphy's convenience store is heart-broken the shop he has dedicated his life to for the past...
Stylish Khajawa Leads Way; Aussies on Top after 91 from No.3
Byline: Fox Sports CRICKET: Australia is in the box position at stumps on day two after Usman Khawaja returned to form with a stylish 91. The hosts weathered an early storm to reach 2-193 at stumps, trailing England by 153 on the first innings...
Test Your General Knowledge
Byline: COMPILED BY: ROY O'REILLY QUESTIONS 1. Parking meters were first used in Australia in 1955 in (a) Hobart (b) Melbourne (c) Perth? 2. Which country won the 2017 netball Quad Series (a) Australia (b) New Zealand (c) South Africa? ...
Treehugger Reluctant to Let Go; Boxing Day Doesn't Mean Boxing Stuff Up and Shipping It out, as Bruce Discovers
Byline: Bruce Devereaux bigfamilylittleincome.com UNUSUALLY, Tracey arrived back from a toilet run with an inconsolably sobbing child. Walks to the loos are generally a nice chance to chat with the kids and have a laugh. Without giving either...
Vandals Destroy Rattler Work; 19 Carriages Damaged in Break-In
SCOTT KOVACEVIC Reporter scott.kovacevic@gympietimes.com HUNDREDS of hours of volunteer work on the Mary Valley Rattler restoration was wiped away overnight after vandals broke in and sprayed graffiti across the workshop. A total of 19...
Victory Might Draft Milligan into Action as Stopper Answer
SOCCEROO Mark Milligan looks set to be used at stopper to solve Melbourne Victory's defensive crisis. Rhys Williams, Victory's most consistent performer this season, is suspended for today's trip to Kardinia Park to face Central Coast, which will...
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