Australia Day 2016

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…

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…

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…
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This land is our land - federal court declares native title

CHEERS and tears of jubilation filled a temporary federal court room on Fraser Island yesterday (October 24, 2014) as Justice Berna Collier officially recognised the Butchulla people as the island's native title holders. It was an emotional…
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Old-but-new shed on military trail

A SHED destined for the Vietnam war is now basking in the Queensland sun after 45 years in storage at the Wallangarra Army base on the New South Wales border. The shed that was to be used as a soldiers' mess hall on the battlefields of…

Quilt and craft extravaganza in Maryborough

THESE chilly nights are perfect for snuggling under the exquisite patchwork quilt being given away at the Heritage City Quilt and Craft Extravaganza on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21. Created and donated by Leanne Greenhalgh of Patchwork…

Will Fraser Coast be Australia’s home of fishing?

A PUSH to market Fraser Coast as Australia’s home of fishing took a step forward in February 2015 when University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Associate Professor in Climatology Joachim Ribbe met with Fraser Coast Opportunities acting Tourism…

Ripper yarns, love poems and biographies just the start

FROM Uncle Jack (the Ripper) and Victorian Love Poems to Toni McRae's own work on Andrew Peacock's biography and Indigenous Australian history, this weekend's Annual Book Sale in Maryborough Central Plaza is gold dust for book lovers. These…

Globe-trotting academic to explore Fraser Coast

FRASER Coast is a far cry from Peru, South Africa and India but for Associate Professor Elaine Sharplin this region is just as exciting and she’s eager to explore. University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast’s newest academic…
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Yoorana women's shelter benefits from donations

A STARK reality for many women and children who seek refuge at the Yoorana Women’s Shelter in Hervey Bay is that they arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. Their lives will be a little happier this Christmas, however,…
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Awards for community programs

THE ORGANISERS of two University of Southern Queensland (USQ) programs have been honoured with an award that recognises and encourages exceptional community service by USQ employees. FCHP: LEARN and BEAMS have each won a Vice-Chancellor's…
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Community pitches in for special school

A HERVEY Bay Special School space described as “just grass and dirt” eight weeks ago is now a beautiful sensory garden thanks to University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Change Makers program, Fraser Coast Anglican College (FCAC) students…