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Articles from March 31, 2018

Acknowledge Your Biases; WHAT IS DRIVING THE CHOICES AND DECISIONS YOU MAKE IN YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE?
Byline: MIND YOU WORDS: ROWENA HARDY On any given day we make dozens, maybe hundreds, of decisions and choices. Whether large or small, life- changing or just a minor adjustment, they are all influenced by our unconscious biases and, being unconscious,...
Anthony Focuses on Community Safety
"THE 50/60 in our street campaign has done exactly that with the feedback being overwhelmingly positive and the credit has to go to Anthony here 100 per cent for coming up with something so fresh and original." Bundaberg RealWay office is revelling...
Bail for Fuel Fright Accused
Byline: Carolyn Booth Carolyn.Booth@news-mail.com.au A MAN accused of the attempted armed robbery of a Bundaberg fuel station has been granted bail just moments after pleading guilty to unrelated fraud and stealing charges. Andrew John Davis...
Ben's Hunt for Change Works
RUGBY LEAGUE: As a student of famed rugby league nursery St Brendan's Yeppoon, Ben Hunt more than likely studied Sherlock Holmes, the most celebrated work of Scottish author Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. But it is unlikely the now Dragons halfback...
Blues Wary of Dew's New Suns
AFL: Carlton is ultra wary of a visiting Gold Coast ahead of their clash at Etihad Stadium today. Suns coach Stuart Dew started his AFL senior coaching career last week with a win over North Melbourne in a waterlogged Cairns match, impressing Blues...
Brighten Up Your World; Are You Confused by Colour? Not Sure What's a Cool or Warm Hue? Shaynna Blaze Shares Her Tips on the Hot and Cold of Colour Theory
Byline: WORDS: SHAYNNA BLAZE SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA When it comes to decorating, probably the one thing people stress about more than anything else is choosing colours. That's because colour is complex. It can manipulate a space, create a certain...
Buccs Find New Coach; Elmes to Take the Reins
Byline: Matt McInerney FOOTBALL: Adrian Elmes will lead a complete overhaul of Wide Bay Buccaneers just weeks into its inaugural Football Queensland Premier League campaign. Players and coaches were invited to attend an emergency meeting at Hervey...
Choose to Buy or to Build? There Are Distinct Advantages to Building a Home
FOR those in the market for a new home, there is one question that is sure to arise: buy or build? The choice to build your own home or buy an existing one is perhaps the first thing that you need to consider when you are thinking about buying a...
Craft Time Builds Connections
From Easter hats to baskets and painted eggs - there's no getting away from it - Easter is craft time. For many mums it can be something they dread because craft means mess which equals more work, so many choose to avoid it all together but are...
Demand Rises for Personal Care Jobs; School Students Urged to Take Up VET Option
ONE in 10 jobs forecast to be created in Australia is for a personal care worker, the occupation also tipped to have the most vacancies. Jobs department data shows 90,600 personal carers and assistants will be needed in the five years to May, 2022,...
Diet Change Clears Up Lifetime Issue
A woman who battled with severe acne for most of her life has seen her skin clear-up by making one simple change - her diet. Amy Saunders, 27, first saw her skin flare up when she was 11, on a family holiday to the Caribbean. Thinking it was...
Doctor Is Excited to Be Here; Oral and Facial Surgery a Specialty for New Visiting Medico
HAVING grown up in the Bundaberg region on a sugar cane farm near Gin Gin, Dr Geoff Findlay was delighted to begin regular visits to Bundaberg to provide oral and maxillofacial surgery services. Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) specialises in...
Eat to Save Bilbies
Byline: WORDS: KIRI TEN DOLLE Chocolate bunnies will be consumed tomorrow in numbers that rival feral rabbit populations in the wild. They're a pest in Australia, yet we celebrate them as the icon of Easter. Conservationists are calling on...
Facebook Backlash Findings; Exclusive Survey Shows Most Aussies Losing Trust
Byline: John Rolfe Key findings from YouGov Galaxy poll 80% are concerned their information is being hacked and on-sold 62% do not trust Facebook 15% think Facebook keeps their data secure 78% fear their identity could be stolen via...
Find a Happy Balance; While Kids Jump for Joy When School's out, Some Parents Dread the Unfilled Days Ahead. Here's How to Reclaim That Holiday Feeling
Byline: WORDS: DENISE RAWARD School holidays seem to come up much faster than school pick-up zones. It feels like everyone's just got back into a routine when another school term miraculously disappears, triggering elation among kids and teachers...
Get the Right Advice from an Industry Pro
LOOKING to buy a home? Struggling to set any properties apart because you have viewed so many online? Looking for help on how to properly get started? Principal of RE/MAX Precision Scott Mackey says industry professionals speak to a lot of people...
Grand Final Series Goes Down to the Wire
BASKETBALL: Adelaide's moment of truth arrives in Melbourne tonight when the 36ers try to break a 16-year NBL championship drought. With the grand final series against Melbourne United locked at 2-2, the 36ers will have to buck the trend to win...
Grant Wins Centurion Award; Local Realtor Tops Century 21 Sales Achievement
CENTURY 21 agents are often recognised for being the best in their field, and Grant Tomlins at Century 21 Wide Bay Realty proved this recently by taking out the prestigious Ruby and Centurion awards and runner up in the state for most sales, despite...
Head North for Winter; Cairns Offers a Warm Climate, an Even Warmer Welcome and All the Food and Activities You Could Possibly Want within Strolling Distance
Byline: WORDS: ANN RICKARD If someone had told me I'd hate winter in Southeast Queensland I would have scoffed. In fact, I did scoff. Newly arrived from Melbourne in July of 1993, I found it difficult to believe anyone in this enchanting sub-tropical...
'I Picked a Squad to Win Comp'; Kaufusi and Selectors Back Picks for the Upcoming 47th Battalion
LEAGUE: "I picked a team of guys that have done a job in the BRL jersey or done a job for me in the BRL under-20s last year." Bundaberg Rugby League A-Grade coach Antonio Kaufusi says it shouldn't matter how many The Waves players he picks for the...
It's Logie Time - Place Your Votes
Byline: INSIDER WORDS: SEANNA CRONIN It's time to have your say before voting closes tomorrow for this year's Logie Awards. The 60th annual awards move to the Gold Coast and the new date of July 1. Here are my votes for the most popular categories:...
Just like Your Own Private Sanctuary
Features 2,239sqm private beachfront site Ducted air-conditioning 10KW solar panels, gas fireplace, heated pool and spa Timber flooring, high ceilings, in-built speakers Four ensuite bedrooms Three-storey residence Ashley Clark...
Kidnapped Journo Forgives; Judge Labels Former Bundy Man 'Heroic' in Court
Byline: Kieran DelamonT in Ottawa FORMER NewsMail photojournalist Nigel Brennan, who was held hostage and tortured for more than a year in Somalia after being kidnapped in 2008, has told a court he forgives his captors. More than eight years...
Left out by State and Feds; Invest in Region: Mayor
Emma Reid Journalist emma.reid@news-mail.com.au THE Wide Bay area needs greater investment from the federal and state governments to address decades of chronic social and economic disadvantage, according to Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey. ...
Life Lessons; It Might Be Our Job as Parents to Teach Our Children, but You'll Be Surprised What You Learn from Toddlers
Byline: MUM'S THE WORD WORDS: KIRI TEN DOLLE They say the first five years of a child's life are the most important for developing and shaping them as the adults they'll become. Like a sponge, they absorb everything around them. Crayons and dirt...
LION-HEARTED; Hard Times Mould the Young Man
Byline: TERRY MALLINDER AFL: Young Lion Jarrod Berry owes much of his strength of heart and dedication to succeed to his mother. A hero in defeat for Brisbane last weekend, the 20-year-old endured a difficult upbringing in country Victoria. ...
Long Fall from Grace Could Drag More Down; While We Try to Move on, Cricket Australia Needs to Keep the Investigation Ball Rolling
From the Sidelines Robert Edgar I AM FINDING it extremely difficult to get my head around just how stupid and naive the three Australian cricketers involved in the ball tampering were. Or maybe it was the recent development of the Australian...
Mob Now Calling for Mercy; Nation Feels the Pain of Disgraced Cricketers
WHAT a strange week of extreme emotions as Australians swung between white hot anger and forgiveness when it came to our cheating cricketers. Former vice-captain David Warner has become the villain of the scandal, but by week's end there was a mass...
Nine-Time World Champ Sees More Gold on Horizon
COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Cameron Meyer is Australian cycling's rain man. The owner of nine rainbow jerseys - one for each of his track cycling world titles - he wants more gold to go with them, starting on the Gold Coast at the Commonwealth Games next...
No Memory of Police Attack; Mark Doyle Narrowly Avoids Jail Time
Byline: Carolyn Booth Carolyn.Booth@news-mail.com.au A BUNDABERG man who tried to wrap the cord of a police radio around an officer's neck has narrowly avoided jail. Mark Matthew Doyle appeared in Bundaberg Magistrates Court where he pleaded...
Only Boys Ad Raises Eyebrows; 'Girls Can Pick Zucchinis'
Mikayla Haupt Journalist mikayla.haupt@news-mail.com.au A JOB advertisement calling for "only boys" to take up work sweet potato digging isn't sitting right with a local who found it online. The individual, who brought the ad to the NewsMail...
Pitt Defends Govt's Spend; MP Outlines Where Funding Millions Go
Byline: Emma Reid emma.reid@news-mail.com.au MEMBER for Hinkler Keith Pitt has responded to Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey's call to arms for more funding for the region, detailing millions of dollars the Federal Government has provided. Cr Dempsey...
Pocock's Comeback Inspires the Brumbies
RUGBY UNION: Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano will do something tonight he never thought was possible again. The key playmaker will link with long-time teammate David Pocock when the Wallaby flanker makes his Super Rugby return. The significance...
Reporters Feel Emotions Too A Very Human Message for Us; Real People at the Heart of Stories
From the editor's desk ADAM WRATTEN WATCHING the pain on the faces of our shamed national cricket players and coach caught up in the cheating scandal this week brought home the reality that at the heart of every story there are real people involved....
Roar Prepared for Mariners' New Set-Up
FOOTBALL: John Aloisi suspects the A-League hasn't seen the last of his former Socceroos teammate Paul Okon. But for now, the Brisbane coach is focused on what Okon has left behind - a plucky Central Coast team that threatens to derail the Roar's...
Soft-Roader Mans Up
Tougher looks are coming to soft-roaders to make them appear more macho. The Toyota RAV4 has had its biggest makeover in its 24-year history, with a bold new nose that gives it a truck-like appearance similar to the Tacoma, the US equivalent of the...
Test Your General Knowledge
Byline: COMPILED BY: ROY O'REILLY QUESTIONS 1. Which Australian supermodel was born on Easter Sunday, 1964? 2. Which international multi-sport event begins on the Gold Coast next week? 3. Which weapon is usually depicted on the king of...
There Is Room for More Cash
Byline: STAY AT HOME MUM WORDS: JODY ALLEN A spare room in your home is often handy for when you have visitors come to stay or a place to store the pile of washing out of sight. But that space is still costing you money. Don't let your spare room...
Time to Check Your Health Insurance
ARE you sure that your health insurance policy is right for you, right now? When was the last time you reviewed it? Are you aware of any policy changes the insurer has made? More and more frequently we see or hear of instances where patients...
Tips to Reduce the Pain of Arthritis
Aching, burning, throbbing...arthritis affects more 3.85 million Australians, with this number set to increase to seven million by 2050. So how can those affected deal with arthritic pain? To reduce the impact of arthritis, Yves Silveria, a musculoskeletal...
Turn the Corner
One corner is all it takes to confirm Hyundai's first genuine hot hatch is the real deal. The oversized brakes bite hard, the steering is precise, the adaptive suspension keeps the car flat as it changes direction and the mechanical limited slip...
Uncanny Link to Scottish Castle; Bundy, Scotland and Prince Tied by Macleans
Byline: Mikayla Haupt mikayla.haupt@news-mail.com.au VIRTUE Mine Honour. It's the motto of the Clan of Maclean of Duart that happens to have an uncanny connection between Bundaberg, the royal family and Scotland. The Prince of Wales is returning...
US DATE TO TEST BEATTIE; ARL Chairman Urged to Back NZ-Australia Overseas Game
Byline: Paul Crawley SO PETER Beattie stands up this week and says if we don't grow the game it will die. OK, Pete, here's your first chance to show your words have substance as chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission. Because Sam...
Warner Has Officials on Edge; Disgraced Opener Set to Face Media
Byline: Robert Craddock CRICKET: Not for the first time in his career, David Warner has become the most feared man in world cricket. The difference this time is it is not his ultra-large bat that is the weapon of concern - it is his tongue that...
'We're the Underdogs'; Richards Wary Ahead of Easter Cup
Byline: Shane Jones shane.jones@news-mail.com.au GREYHOUNDS: Bundaberg trainer Marie Richards insists Foxy Fireball isn't the greyhound to beat today, despite others thinking that she is. The bitch is one of seven entrants hoping for success...
Wild Party Antics; Parents on Learning Curve in Raunchy Coming-of-Age Comedy
Byline: WORDS: SEANNA CRONIN The tug-of-war between graduating high schoolers and their parents is rich comedy fodder in Blockers. The raunchy prom night romp follows three parents who stumble upon their daughters' pact to lose their virginity...
Woodgate Fair's a Monday Must
Byline: Tahlia Stehbens Tahlia.Stehbens@news-mail.com.au REGARDLESS of what you've got planned this Easter break, a visit to the Woodgate Easter Fair should be on your to-do list. After being held in many formats over the past 20 years, Woodgate...
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, Robinson Insists
RUGBY LEAGUE: Cooper Cronk's high-profile halves combination with Luke Keary is far from complete despite the pair's star showing last weekend, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has warned. Cronk was involved in all seven of the Roosters' tries...
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