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Love sparkles after 60 years

IF THERE is a short-cut to happiness, Len and Shirley Shaw of Maryborough found it when they met at a dance more than half a century ago. One dance – the Twilight Waltz – was all it took to set the scene for 60 years of marriage that produced three daughters, 15 grandchildren and by […]

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Belly flops ‘just not cricket’ in Australia Day fun

FRASER Coast’s lovable mascot Harvey the Whale has been warned against belly flops when he takes on Polly the Parrot, Blazer, Cluedo and other local mascots in an Australia Day race on January 26, 2016. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Maryborough Sunrise, the Mascot Race is one of many exciting events being held in Maryborough’s Queens Park […]

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All hands on deck for Rotary workshop

Fraser Coast people are being invited to open their hearts and wallets to give landmine victims a new lease on life with donations of prosthetic hands. Rotary Club of Maryborough Sunrise President Glenda Pitman said that each month, about 20,000 people including children were injured in landmine accidents. “In more than 60 countries across the […]

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St Mary’s student beams about all things science

WHAT do ice-cream, glandular fever, sunburn and Walt Disney all have in common? Leticia Fuller of Maryborough and her nine state counterparts who attended a three-day science experience at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Toowoomba. Still beaming with excitement, Ms Fuller shared details of her experience with her sponsor, the Rotary Club of Maryborough Sunrise, at […]

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Australians urged to help Borneo’s orangutans

THE PLIGHT of Indonesian orangutans and what Australians can do to help their closest primate relatives will be in the spotlight at the next USQ Green + Thumbs session at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast. Coinciding with Threatened Species Day 2015, USQ business student Sophia Fuller of Hervey Bay will talk about her experiences […]

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Expanding horizons on Fraser Island

FRASER ISLAND provided an ideal backdrop for talks on expanding horizons when more than 80 delegates from 36 institutions including 28 Australian and New Zealand universities met for a three-day forum. The world-heritage-listed island is the largest sand island in the world and the only place on the planet where rain forest grows on sand! Hosted by […]

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Kasukabe uni cements bond with Fraser Coast

USQ’s status as a local university with global connections was reinforced when the university officially recognised its relationship with Kasukabe’s Kyoei University in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). USQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas said the document’s signing symbolised the dynamic connection between the two organisations. “Our association with Kyoei University continues to grow and […]

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Footsteps lead to higher education

FOLLOWING in her adored grandmother’s footsteps with higher education has Kelly McBride of Nikenbah bursting with pride. “I’ve got big shoes to fill,” Ms McBride beamed at yesterday’s NAIDOC Week celebration at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast. The 29-year-old Butchulla woman, who recently started the USQ Bachelor of Nursing program, is the grand-daughter of […]

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Aliens, or old friends?

HUMAN infants were born on forest floors for thousands of years before the advent of sterile hospital theatres yet our race not only survived, it thrived, says University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast Nursing Lecturer Ruth Newby. “Today, human infants born by cesarean section are at a nutritional disadvantage compared to those born naturally,” Mrs […]

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