Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from July 22, 2012

Camellias and Big Red on Show; Great Gardening Shows Are Popping Up Everywhere, Write Valerie and Gerry Zwart
WITH spring on its way, the Queensland Garden Expo over and deemed a great success, and lots of new plants, gardens are moving well into work mode. There are many events coming up. The first on our agenda is next Saturday and Sunday, with the...
Cheer on Our Pollies; Harvest Pastor Implores His Flock to Back Community Leaders
Byline: MARK FURLER SUNSHINE Coast churches are being urged to acheer on'' our community leaders to build new confidence in the future of the region. Pastor Ashley Goode from the Maroochydore-based Harvest Church told a mayoral breakfast yesterday...
Coast Bus Cuts Are Real, Says Trad
THE STATE Opposition is adamant it is not scaremongering with claims public bus services on the Sunshine Coast could be at risk as part of the government's quest to cut $40 million from the Translink budget. However Shadow Transport Minister Jackie...
Council Calls for Tenders to Provide Free Wi-Fi Service
THE Coast's network of free wi-fi is set to be expanded, with council calling for tenders from firms wanting to provide the service. The council's broadband and digital economy manager, Mic-hael Whereat, said the chosen supplier would have to provide...
Council's Help for Hospital Tenders
COAST business owners will be given every chance to cash in on the construction boom created by the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. After last week's announcement of the awarding of the contract for the delivery of the massive facility, council...
Cummings and Old Mate Unearth Another Good One
THREE-year-old filly Norzita shapes as a spring carnival prospect for cups king Bart Cummings after her impressive win in yesterday's $85,000 Woolworths Handicap at Rosehill. Ridden by Glyn Schofield in just her second race appearance, two-year-old...
Did You Hear the One about IvanMilat?
Byline: Cade mooney HE HAS slept on top of Uluru, was once given a lift by abackpacker killera Ivan Milat and now travels Australia selling jokes to make ends meet. You could say a[approximately]Dougie' has had an interesting life. And you...
Dolphins Wait until the Last Minute Again
Byline: MATT JOHNSTON matt.johnston@scnews.com.au NOOSA 20 W Smith 2, M George, S Hansen tries) UNIVERSITY 17 (J Capello, G Pegrum tries; L Bridley, J Frawley con; L Bridley pen) RUGBY UNION: Noosa pulled off its second last-minute win...
Drain the Wivenhoe; Fearful Residents Call for Release of Water from 100% Full Dam before Wet Season
Byline: Kieran Banks Qld Times Storage capacity Wivenhoe Dam's drinking water compartment holds 1.165 million megalitres. The flood storage compartment can hold a further 1.45 million megalitres, or more than twice the volume of Sydney Harbour....
Fasting Begins for Muslims on Coast
IN AUSTRALIA we refer to lapsed Catholics, those who have faith but lack a propensity for religious observance. The Indonesian equivalent is ID-card Muslims. Untung Waluyo, a doctor of education teaching Indonesian language at the University...
Frogs' Fate Is Up and Down; but Sunshine Coast Amphibians Are in Good Hands, Reports Lauren Grounsel
GLUMPH went the little green frog one day, glumph went the little green frog... Or croak, or ribbet, or quaak quaak. THE Sunshine Coast is home to about 40 species of native frog, but disease, urban development and habitat loss mean many species...
Girl, 12, Dies Playing Tragic Choking Game
Byline: Lacey Burley Toowoomba Chronicle Dicing with death THE choking game is voluntary suffocation to the point of unconsciousness for the purpose of obtaining a rush, tingling, light-headed or ahigha sensation. However, not all participants...
Great Scott, It's a Gift; Amy McKenna Discovers Coast Juggler Has a Passion for Performing
SCOTT Kuhn has always considered himself aa bit of a clowna. But it took a workplace accident when he was a carpenter for him to realise his true calling in life. aI fell three metres from a window on to a ladder,a he said. aThat's when I realised...
Horse Name Change Makes It a Dark Day for Racing
THE name Blackman caused a stir in racing this week. The Registrar of Racehorses, acting on the basis of what was reportedly a single complaint, initiated a process that culminated in the name Blackman, which had been given to a horse racing out...
Injury-Depleted Stingrays Make Easts Earn the Win
EASTS 40 (M Brandon 2, C Mansell 2 J Tuapou J Parry tries; M Brandon 5 cons) SUNSHINE COAST 10 (A Millington try; pen, con) RUGBY UNION: Sunshine Coast Stingrays coach John Rangihuna applauded his young side following yesterday's 40-10...
It's Just Mickey Mouse; Childhood Dreams Flood Back for Darren Burnett
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks a Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park a plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District. For information on attractions and vacations at Disneyland...
Kernaghan Had a Fantastic Day out at Our Farm Expo
WITH the trademark Akubra on his head and a guitar in his hands, everybody's favourite boy from the bush Lee Kernaghan played to the crowd at Farm Fantastic yesterday. Kernaghan dropped in for a quick visit to the expo thanks to Caboolture Yamaha,...
Krystle's Leap of Faith in Her Talent
By Steve Zemek YOU have to suffer for your art a the scar above Krystle Wright's left eye is proof of that. At 25, the Eudlo-based professional adventure photographer already has filled one passport and is on her way to burning through another....
Lions' Third-Quarter Blitz Flattens Roos
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au AUSTRALIAN RULES: A stunning third-quarter blitz by Palm Beach-Currumbin consigned Maroochydore to a 54-point loss at the Maroochydore Multi-Sport Complex yesterday. With their finals aspirations...
Major Events Are Music to Our Ears; Festival Bosses Say Changes to Alcohol Laws Will Boost Their Success
Byline: TREVOR HOCKINS STATE Government plans to streamline laws associated with entertainment will prove a major boost for the Sunshine Coast, but there was much still to do, industry leaders said. Sunshine Coast Destinations advisory board...
Our Readers Have Responded to Sunshine Plaza's Parking Moves with Incredulity
PARKING fines at Maroochydore's Sunshine Plaza have been scrapped in favour of an honesty system and a few chains. Paid parking on way C[pounds sterling]THERE were no plans to introduce paid parking at the centre at this stage.C[yen] Sounds like...
Refugee Advocate Says Stop the Boats
Byline: Richard Bruinsma richard.bruinsma@apn.com.au AUSTRALIAN families willing to open their homes to refugees could play at least a small role in solving Australia's refugee dilemma, a leading advocate believes. But it isn't the whole solution,...
Russian Pride May Take a Fall; Putin's Cash Splash Reportedly Fails to Find the Mark
OLYMPICS: Vladimir Putin Co over the course of his apparently inexhaustible tenure as president, prime minister and president again Co has overseen huge investment in Russian sport, and like any careful investor he wants a return for the state's spend....
Sea Eagles Break Their Losing Run Eagles Break Drought
Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au SUNSHINE COAST 21 (J Ballinger 2, C Klein tries; J Otto 3 conv, J Otto pen, J Otto field goal) NORTHERN PRIDE 18 (J Castellaro, T Williams, A Starmer, R Ghietti tries; M Seri conv) RUGBY...
Signature Events Bring in the Cash
Byline: MARK FURLER MAJOR EARNERS 2011 Noosa Triathlon and Multi-Sport Festival Economic Impact of $12.11 million; 10,768 participants, 15,163 visitors and 69,182 visitor nights. Increase of $1.05 million from 2010 event Growth of $7.57...
Those Calls Are on the Nose
MY HUSBAND tells me I am useless at saying no. Now that's a big fat lie, and he knows it. I say no to him on a pretty regular basis. But truth be known, I am pretty bad at saying no to telemarketers. I can't say no when I first pick up...
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