Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Plane Crash and ,Cystolen,CO Pumpkin Festival; Gympie Region Makes Headlines Again in 2010 for Reasons Tragic and Comic

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Plane Crash and ,Cystolen,CO Pumpkin Festival; Gympie Region Makes Headlines Again in 2010 for Reasons Tragic and Comic

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November 11

A YEAR ago today, Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett answered the prayers of the Mary Valley people at a press conference in Brisbane. His decision to scrap the Bligh Government's proposed Traveston Crossing dam released a wave of emotion across the Mary Valley.

THANKS to a Winston Churchill Fellowship, Tiaor Landcare's chocolate turtles have spread well beyond the Mary River and as a result, turtle conservation work is now being funded by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

A RETIRED undertaker and pistol enthusiast shot dead his son-in-law because he was moving out of the family home, a court has been told. Philip Tonal Scott, 77, of Pie Creek, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the murder of 39-year-old father-of-two Peter Brady at Rainbow Beach in June 2008.

BY 2031, the population for the Gympie Regional Local Government area is projected to be 61,993 and account for one per cent of Queensland's total population at this time.

SURVIVAL of one of Australia's national treasures has been given renewed hope, thanks to $750,000 in funding for a project designed to conserve and protect wild macadamia, listed as under threat by State and Commonwealth legislation. The conservation project has been championed by Gympie macadamia grower Ian McConachie who has been calling for the last of the native wild macadamia species to be preserved.

A FATAL crash along the deadly Bruce Highway on Thursday has claimed the life of Gympie born Wayne Choy Show, 67.

DAYS and nights cooler than expected for November are having some unexpected side effects, with beer sales reported to be down at pubs across the region.

November 30

GYMPIE'S hoons should beware Co the Queensland Government has made it easier for them to be dobbed in. The launch of 13 Hoon (4666) is set for the end of the year.

DECEMBER

GYMPIE police have admitted to an embarrassing bungle that saw the wrong prisoner released from custody last week. It is believed the prisoner escaped on Thursday by pretending to be an inmate.

ONLY one week into December the Gympie region is already matching the monthly average rainfall with three weeks to go and more rain forecast. …

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