Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Ben's Holiday of Choice an Island Away from an Island

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Ben's Holiday of Choice an Island Away from an Island

Article excerpt

WHERE does the man who lives on Hamilton Island take his holidays?

Well, Great Keppel Island, of course.

Ben Southall, the Brit who won the Queensland Tourism gig of the Best Job in the World, is holidaying off the coast of Yeppoon this weekend with his girlfriend, Bre Watkins, and parents Duncan and Margaret.

These happy snaps were sent to The Buzz yesterday from Ben's first day exploring the region.

If you're on the Capricorn Coast this weekend and bump into the 34-year-old, be sure to give him a smile and a wave.

Ben and his family will be in town until Monday.

They will spend two days on a boat off the coast of Yeppoon and two more days exploring Great Keppel Island.

If you want to keep up with Ben's adventures you can read his blog at (

Pure glamour for a grand entrance

A LITTLE birdie told The Buzz this week that there could be some Rockhampton celebrities at this year's New Year's Eve Ball.

Without naming names, the source close to the celeb said she was planning on making a grand entrance at the annual "party of the year", which is themed Glamour and Gangster for the 2009/10 celebration.

Keep your eyes peeled, Buzzers, because word on the street is you won't want to miss her!

If you have any gossip from around town, let The Buzz know by emailing (

Smile for the camera. Oh damn!

THE Buzz heard this week that one local WIN TV cameraman found out the hard way how hard the job is without the right equipment.

Apparently one of the camera gurus, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was rushing between jobs recently, when he forgot something crucial.

When he arrived at his destination, it wasn't until he'd set up his tripod that he realised he'd left his video camera at the last place he'd been. …

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