QUAINT QUEENSLANDER, SURE TO SURPRISE!!!
May 15, 2013
This week-end we continue with the adventures of Iron Man 3 (starring Robert Downey Jr. in the title role, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley) followed by Oz The Great and Powerful - Sam Raimi’s epic installation of the Wizard of Oz series. This double will be screening in the main field (Field one) for Friday and Saturday nights only. Sunday night the drive-in will be closed.read more
Phil Jones & Alayne Russell from the Travelling School of Photography have returned to Charters Towers to provide our community with another great opportunity to exceed in learning digital photography.read more
Pictured: Jac Stone performs a tough song ‘Luka’ by Suzanne Vega for Team Seal.
By Trish Gallacher
Jac Stone a previous resident from Charters Towers is lighting up television screens all over Australia entertaining the nation in hope to further her singing career. To stay in the popular Channel 9 show “The Voice” Jac needs our help by voting for her outstanding performance ‘Luka’ last night Sunday May 12.read more
We are super excited to announce the much anticipated launch of the 2013 Regional ‘JAK HOMELAND TOUR’. JAK is a high energy Rock Band from Brisbane known for their uniquely entertaining unforgettable shows. They have taken it upon themselves to share their passion for music with regional Australia. Giving audiences and local musicians in areas of the country typically overlooked the chance to attend well-staged rock concerts. JAK hopes to highlight to tour promoters and bands alike, both nationally and internationally that inland Australia is as viable as the tour circuits in more saturated coastal centres and capital cities. Jak will be visiting Charters Towers in June.read more
Pictured: Mother Tracy Maff and daughter Isabella enjoy a night out together.
Mother’s Day – Sunday May 12th 2013
By Trish Gallacher
If you are a last minute shopper and have been too busy to arrange spoiling your Mum for Mother’s Day, well Charters Towers Flowers and the Enterprise Hotel is here for you.read more
IN STOCKMEN’S FOOTSTEPS written by Jane Grieve
The Charters Towers Regional Council Excelsior Library will be hosting the local launch of Author Jane Grieve’s newest title “In Stockmen’s Footsteps” in the Florence Fitzgerald Room, on Monday 13th May, 2013 commencing at 2:00pm. Please come and share Jane’s experiences.read more
Federal MP Bob Katter says the case for the removal and culling of flying foxes is unassailable after the latest case of the rare bat-borne lyssavirus.
A horse in southwest Queensland has been confirmed as the first to contract the virus.
The North Queensland instalment of the CMC Rocks series of country music concerts in 2013 is going to be one to remember if the first announcement is anything to go by, as some mighty country talent has been unveiled to hit Townsville this September.
The hugely popular Alan Jackson will headline the event and by hugely popular we mean, the guy who has sold over 60 million albums, had a seemingly impossible number of hit songs and, in his first Australian tour in 2011, sold out all of his arena shows in mere minutes! He’s one of the biggest country artists around and he’ll ensure there’ll be plenty of people in Townsville for the CMC Rocks event.
Starting the day in a healthy way
A healthy breakfast wakes up your child’s body by starting the metabolism. Breakfast provides the energy your child needs for the day. Research has found that children who skip breakfast tend to weigh more. This might be because these children get hungry and eat more later in the day.
DESPITE a growing fear among beef producers, mother nature will be the deciding power as to whether the current national beef price crash puts a dent in local vendors’ pockets.
A vaccine manufacturer says outbreaks of a deadly puppy disease are popping up in areas of regional Queensland and New South Wales.
Canine Parvovirus affects puppies and older dogs, causing bloody diarrhoea and vomiting that if left untreated will eventually kill the dog.
Most riders chose an early start with a 140km run to Charters Towers for breakfast on the road. We rode out in overcast conditions and light rain joined us just out of town.
It was unusually cool and I dug out my wet weather jacket liner. It had the desired effect – soon after we left Charters Tower, the clouds dispersed and the sun beamed down.
MORE than 130,000 Australians in a record 74 locations walked or ran for breast cancer research Sunday May 12, contributing to the lasting impact the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic has had on breast cancer research in Australia.
Cloncurry Mayor Andrew Daniels says finding labour will be the biggest hurdle to starting a meatworks in north-west Queensland.
Councillor Daniels says a feasibility study last year found that an abattoir was viable in the region, as well as feedlots and irrigation projects along the Flinders River.
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) will get more than $30 million over the next four years in the federal budget to continue research in north Queensland.
The budget funding includes money for a new marine research aquarium in Townsville and operational costs for two research boats.
A mysterious disease that’s causing sugar cane crops in north Queensland to turn yellow has now been found further south.
The industry is still debating what is causing yellow canopy syndrome which is now being reported on farms north of the Pioneer River near Mackay.
North-west Queensland MP Bob Katter says he is pleased the Federal Government has committed $350 million in the budget towards the CopperString project, but it will not be viable without State Government support.
The funding would help to establish an electricity transmission line from north-west Queensland to Townsville.
The site where Banjo Patterson penned “Waltzing Matilda” – not to mention nearly 200,000?head of cattle – is to be sold by the struggling North Australian Pastoral Company, with North Queensland MP Bob Katter worried the sale will further depress the cattle market.
Agricultural companies, institutional funds and foreign government-owned companies are being sounded out about a purchase of NAPCO, which owns 14?properties across the Northern Territory and Queensland including Dagworth Station, where Patterson is believed to have written his famous poem in 1895.
Speaking from Charters Towers, Acting Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the worsening drought crisis meant immediate action was needed, and accordingly an amendment to the Nature Conservation Act 1992 would be inserted to allow emergency hardship access in these areas.
North Queensland business and council representatives are heading to Papua New Guinea (PNG) today as part of a trade trip with Premier Campbell Newman.
Agriculture, education and services for the resources sector will be the focus of the delegation.