Read + Write + Report
Home | Start a blog | About Orble | FAQ | Blogs | Writers | Paid | My Orble | Login

Raw Fish - Here fishy, fishy, fishy...

 
This site features food of all kinds, not just rawfish. Dozens of recipes with step by step photos are archived in the 'recipes' category. Restaurants, food shows, awards ceremonies, celebrity chefs and wineries are featured in 'reviews'. Nutritional info and obscure ingredients are in 'food facts'. Interesting Gold Coast 'news', 'entertainment' and special events are also included, as well as 'sport' such as ASP surfing, National surf life saving comps, and the Gold Coast Titans. Gold Coast 'wildlife' promotes the green behind the gold. Click my picture to see my profile and credentials or click 'Rawfish' to return to the homepage.

Be Gas Safe Over The Summer Holidays

December 15th 2013 02:12
gas barbeque explosion and fire bundaberg
Gas bottle explosion at Bundaberg
People are being warned to treat gas appliances with due respect over the summer holidays to avoid putting themselves and their families at risk of asphyxiation, explosive injuries or fire.

Minister for Natural Resources Andrew Cripps said people should always check the safety of portable gas cylinders and appliances for any obvious damage before using them.

“We all love a barbeque, but gas cylinders and portable gas appliances can be very dangerous if not used properly,” Mr Cripps said.
“There have been a number of recent fatalities across Australia from inappropriate use of these portable appliances in confined spaces, as there can a risk of a build-up of deadly carbon monoxide,” he said.
caravan destroyed by gas explosion Gayndah
Caravan destroyed by gas explosion

“My Department has had to investigate a number of gas cylinder explosions which have caused damage to buildings and property, and in some cases have caused severe injuries and even death.”

Mr Cripps said people needed to remember basic gas safety facts, such as portable outdoor gas appliances should only ever be used outdoors.

“Portable gas appliances such as barbeques, camping refrigerators, stoves and heaters must never be operated inside tents, caravans, boats or motor vehicles,” he said.

Mr Cripps also said gas cylinders need to be transported with care.
butane cooker explosion severe burn risk
Butane cooker explosion in Brisbane

“People transporting gas cylinders need to ensure they are secured in an upright position, and that no more than two 9kg cylinders are transported in an enclosed vehicle,” he said.

“You should check that the cylinders must are safely disconnected from appliances before transportation and that a safety plug is screwed into the outlet.”

“Portable gas cylinders and fittings should also be inspected regularly and thoroughly before use.”

“Most gas-related fires occur because people don’t take adequate care in connecting or disconnecting hoses to cylinders or to the appliance.”

"Before use, check for gas leaks by spraying fittings with a soapy water solution especially after disconnecting and reconnecting any cylinders or gas hoses and equipment. Keep a spray bottle with your barbeque - leaks will show up as bubbles.”

This may seem like a hassle but it is all good advice. I am obliged to keep a spray bottle of soapy water to test connections when I do on site catering at the Gold Coast V8’s.

If there are any signs of rust or damage on your gas cylinder, replace it at your local exchange cylinder outlet. Check barbeque fittings and hoses for any signs of fraying, cracking or splitting. New hoses can be purchased for less than ten bucks.

By taking these simple steps you will ensure you and your family enjoy the festive season safely.

More gas safety information is available at: Really Long Link
28
Vote
   


More Fishing License Buybacks

December 15th 2013 01:11
commercial fishing net buyback scheme barramundi
Queensland’s fishing industry is becoming more sustainable, with $1.39 million in commercial netting authorities being surrendered in the latest round of the Newman Government’s East Coast Inshore Net Fishery buyback scheme.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the Newman Government is working with our commercial fishers to create a thriving but sustainable future


[ Click here to read more ]
16
Vote
   


Aussie Mandarin Exports Growing In Asia

December 13th 2013 00:56
Export Australian fresh fruit mandarins Thailand
Photo Credit QLD DAFF
Australian mandarins are gaining a growing reputation in the markets of Asia, boosting the national economy. More than 70 per cent of Australia’s mandarins are grown in Queensland and most of the crop is consumed domestically.

Queensland’s Minister for Agriculture, John McVeigh said a recent trade mission to China and Thailand promoting our produce was already paying off for citrus farmers


[ Click here to read more ]
25
Vote
   


Thai Chicken Kebabs Recalled From Aldi

October 17th 2013 02:56
Inghams Thai Chick breast kebabs turkey
Photo credit FSANZ
Inghams Enterprises has recalled its Thai Style Chicken Breast Kebabs from Aldi Stores in Victoria only, due to the presence of the undeclared allergens soy and sulphite.

Any consumers who have a soy and/or sulphite allergy or intolerance should avoid this product and may have a reaction if the product is consumed


[ Click here to read more ]
7
Vote
   


Great Barrier Reef gold spot Grouper
The Cairns Northern Fisheries Centre will supply tropical marine finfish to the lucrative Asian live fish trade following the successful signing of a long-term investor.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the agreement followed extensive research on tropical marine finfish, and many months of negotiation with various parties by DAFF


[ Click here to read more ]
17
Vote
   


Coffee Infused Beer Wins Gold Medal

September 21st 2013 05:04
coffee infused beer Black Giraffe medal
Photo credit Burleigh Brewing Co
Burleigh Brewing Co has won the gold medal for their unique coffee infused beer, ‘Black Giraffe’, in the flavoured lager category at the World Beer Championships in Chicago.

The judges tasted the brew on September the 9th and described Black Giraffe thus. “Opaque brown black color. Dense aromas of fresh coffee, barnyard hay and mud, cocoa, dark roasted chestnuts with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a rich roasted grain, dried cherry, pumpernickel, coffee soufflé and peppered greens accented finish. Excellent complexity and balance


[ Click here to read more ]
37
Vote
   


Indigenous Banana Farm Bears Fruit

September 17th 2013 05:04
Australian bananas North Queensland indigenous farm
Queensland’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Glen Elmes has congratulated Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council on the first harvest for its banana farm.


[ Click here to read more ]
27
Vote
   


Rally Australia Coffs Harbour Renault Honda
Photo credit Bam Media
Eli Evans and Glen Weston have clinched the Australian Rally Championship in their Honda Jazz, with victory at Coffs Harbour. The Mazda2 of Reeves and Smyth ran a close second, finishing 16.1 seconds later.

It is Evans 11th straight win, securing the drivers title with one round to go. It was the best result of the year for Brendan Reeves and his co-driver, sister Rhiannon Smyth


[ Click here to read more ]
17
Vote
   


Crackdown On Public Housing Holidays

September 16th 2013 03:20
Housing commission wreckers car parts everywhere
In a recent episode of the SBS hit ‘Houso’s’, the junkies were sent off to rehab, the Lebs had gone on a pilgrimage and the Kiwis had gone back to New Zealand for a holiday, leaving the housing commission neighbourhood strangely quiet.

It appears to be a case of art imitating real life. Housing Minister Tim Mander has vowed to fix public housing rules that allow tenants to take getaways of up to 12 months without losing their public housing


[ Click here to read more ]
17
Vote
   


Whincup And Dumbrell Win At Sandown

September 16th 2013 02:16
Jamie Whincup V8 Supercars Sandown Dumbrell
Photo credit Bam Media
After a gruelling 500 kilometres Red Bull Racing Australia's Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell have emerged victorious in the opening round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup for V8 Supercars at Sandown Raceway yesterday.

It wasn’t all plain sailing for multiple V8 Supercars champion Whincup though, as a pitlane penalty dropped him to 25th mid-race. A late decision to drag co-driver Paul Dumbrell out of the car at the third pitstop, resulted in it being left in gear with the rear wheels spinning, earning the drive-through penalty


[ Click here to read more ]
17
Vote
   


four n twenty Aussie pastie recall
Photo credit FSANZ
Patties Foods Ltd has recalled Four 'N Twenty Aussie Pasties available for sale Australia-wide at service stations, convenience stores, and wholesale outlets such as Campbell’s Cash and Carry.

Patties Foods Ltd notified Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday the 11th of September that the product was being recalled due to the presence of foreign matter (hard plastic). The frozen pasties are usually sold hot to consumers from convenience stores and service stations


[ Click here to read more ]
27
Vote
   


Lasagne Recalled From Woolworths

September 14th 2013 06:14
Pasta Master fresh lasagne homemade lasagna
Photo credit FSANZ
Pasta Master Fresh Lasagne has been recalled from Woolworths Supermarkets in WA due to the potential presence of foreign matter (metal).

General Mills Australia Pty Ltd notified Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on Monday the 9th of September that they were recalling the product


[ Click here to read more ]
26
Vote
   


Australian beef cattle farm live export
Queensland’s Agriculture Minister John McVeigh said Jakarta’s decision to lift restrictions on prime cuts of boxed beef and bring forward the July-August-September quota for live cattle imports has given heart to Australian producers and exporters.

“Our northern industry was really struggling from the wet season failure, fires and loss of access to the Indonesian live trade which has really slumped since 2011,” Mr McVeigh said


[ Click here to read more ]
17
Vote
   


Banana Freckle Disease Found In Darwin

September 1st 2013 04:25
banana leaf banana freckle fungal disease
Photo Credit QLD DAFF
Exactly a year after the Northern Territory Government relaxed the quarantine restrictions on the movement of bananas and plant material, a suspected case of banana freckle has been detected in Darwin. This is the first time banana freckle had been found on Cavendish type bananas in Australia.

Queensland’s Minister for Agriculture, John McVeigh slammed the NT’s decision at the time, and now the Newman Government will make legislative amendments to further protect Queensland’s banana industry


[ Click here to read more ]
16
Vote
   


Griffith Health Institute University Reseach Elderberry
Image credit Dr Shirley Wee and Dr Evelin Tiralongo
The medicinal properties of Elderberries have long been appreciated by indigenous cultures and modern natural health practitioners so now scientists at Griffith University are putting claims that Elderberry can protect against colds and flu under the microscope.

Dr Evelin Tiralongo and Dr Shirley Wee are investigating the effectiveness of Elderberry capsules in preventing upper respiratory symptoms associated with long distance air travel


[ Click here to read more ]
16
Vote
   


Queensland game fishing fighting long tom
The latest stock status report from the Queensland Government has rated 31 of the state’s key fish species as sustainable, up from 28 in 2011.


[ Click here to read more ]
16
Vote
   


The New Mung Bean

July 4th 2013 04:47
mung beans variety Jade AU Queensland
Photo credit Texturetaddka
The first mungbean variety bred from start to finish by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) will be planted commercially this year with high expectations of producing increased yields for growers.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the new mungbean variety was the result of research investment led by DAFF and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and was launched at the Australian Summer Grains Conference


[ Click here to read more ]
16
Vote
   


synthetic drugs cannabinoids cannabis Queensland law
The Newman Government’s tough stance on synthetic drugs is making an impact just months after new laws were passed.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said offenders were already feeling the consequences and more than a score of new substances had been added to the state’s banned list


[ Click here to read more ]
16
Vote
   


Australian live cattle export trade Indonesia
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh has welcomed Indonesia’s decision to increase beef imports.

Mr McVeigh, who visited Indonesia two weeks ago in a bid to rebuild trade relations, said Jakarta’s overnight decision to lift restrictions on prime cuts of boxed beef and bring forward the July-August-September quota for live cattle imports would give heart to Queensland producers and exporters


[ Click here to read more ]
17
Vote
   


Windsor Farm Australian owned cannery liquidation
Windsor Farm in Cowra, New South Wales, has been placed into Voluntary Administration , causing the last wholly Australian owned cannery to shut its doors and disable its website. Windsor Farm has been a mainstay of the Cowra area since the Second World War where in 1943 the one millionth can rolled off the production line feeding Australian and US soldiers in the Pacific theatre.

A source of employment for 70 people in its Cowra factory, as well as for vegetable growers in the area, the loss of Windsor Farm is another nail in the coffin for Australia’s food processing sector


[ Click here to read more ]
25
Vote
   


Gourmet Buffalo Yoghurt Recalled

March 12th 2013 04:22
water buffalo cheese milk yoghurt recall
Victorian based company Shaw River Buffalo Cheese are pioneers in water buffalo milking to make gourmet cheeses & yoghurt from 100% water buffalo milk.

The company was forced to notify Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on the 8th of March that it was necessary to recall Shaw River Buffalo Yoghurt from some small gourmet retailers and health food stores in NSW, QLD and VIC due to microbial contamination (E. coli


[ Click here to read more ]
26
Vote
   


Jonathon Thurston Australian Kangaroos Test NZ
Indigenous rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston has accepted the honour of being the 2013 ambassador for the Queensland Reconciliation Awards. ‘JT’ plays for the North Queensland Cowboys as well as representative responsibilities for Queensland in the State of Origin, for Australia in Test Rugby League and for the Indigenous All Stars in their annual challenge against the NRL All Stars.

Premier Campbell Newman and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes announced the appointment today, praising Mr Thurston’s achievements and commitment to the community


[ Click here to read more ]
26
Vote
   


Aussie Brand Rosella Goes Belly Up

March 5th 2013 04:24
Rosella logo Australian made tomato sauce
Iconic Australian brand Rosella will close its doors after well over a century. Aussies have been using Rosella tomato sauce on their pies since 1896 and enjoying other Rosella products such as soups, sauces and relishes for even longer.

Gourmet Food Holdings, the company that owns Rosella, entered into voluntary administration in December last year and on Friday the 1st of March, it was announced that a buyer had not been found


[ Click here to read more ]
25
Vote
   


homegrown mangoes Australian mango varieties research
Farmers producing fruit and nut crops may reap the benefit from research into smaller trees that yield more.

Speaking in Bundaberg, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the ‘small tree-high productivity’ (STHP) initiative was one of the biggest research projects in horticulture in many years


[ Click here to read more ]
17
Vote
   


Have We Been Eating Horse Meat Too?

February 27th 2013 05:57
minced beef meat horsemeat substitution scandal
The horse meat substitution scandal has now spread to more than 20 countries so how do we know it is not happening in Australia?

Food products supposedly made from beef have been found to contain horse DNA in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom


[ Click here to read more ]
25
Vote
   


Queensland Fisheries Gets New Skipper

February 25th 2013 02:48
Prawn trawler fishing Queensland East coast
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh has announced the appointment of Scott Spencer as new Managing Director of Fisheries Queensland.

“This year has started with some significant challenges for our fisheries from Tropical Cyclone Oswald and flooding, and many in the commercial sector are still cleaning up and counting costs,” Mr McVeigh said


[ Click here to read more ]
25
Vote
   


Jindi Deluxe Blue Cheese Recall Listeria
Photo credit FSANZ
An ongoing investigation by Victoria’s acting Chief Health Officer, Dr Michael Ackland, has linked 18 cases of listeria infection to batches of Jindi manufactured cheeses sold nationwide at delicatessens and supermarkets.

Eight of the listeria cases were from Victoria, six from NSW, two from Queensland and single cases from Tasmania and Western Australia. Two people have died of listeria infection – a Victorian man, 84, and a Tasmanian man, 44, and a NSW woman miscarried. Dr Ackland said it is not possible to absolutely rule in or out a link for these deaths to Jindi


[ Click here to read more ]
15
Vote
   


illegal slimming capsules undeclared drug internet
Photo credit TGA
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has tested Best Slim capsules and found that the product contains the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine, despite the product label claim that it is 100% natural and contains no medicines.

Sibutramine is a prescription-only medicine which was withdrawn in October 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events. Sibutramine was the active ingredient in Reductil


[ Click here to read more ]
24
Vote
   


30 Years Of Magnificent Mangoes

January 7th 2013 07:42
mango Australian varieties Bowen R2E2 mangoes
Queensland's Agriculture Minister, John McVeigh, is encouraging people to eat mangoes this summer and appreciate the history behind each bite.

“The mango is an iconic Queensland fruit and without a doubt one of the best varieties is our very own R2E2, which has become an international success story,” Mr McVeigh said


[ Click here to read more ]
24
Vote
   


salmonella contaminated peppercorns recalled big w
Anyone who gets a spice rack for Christmas may get a nasty surprise. Ontrack Pty Ltd and Big W have recalled ‘Truly Gifted Spice Rack’ 12 bottle spice set from Big W stores in ACT, NSW, TAS and VIC due to microbial contamination

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand were notified on the 7th of December, 2012, that the two tier, 375g 12 bottle spice set with the date marking ‘Best Before 30/11/2013’ may be contaminated with salmonella in the peppercorn portion of the product


[ Click here to read more ]
29
Vote
   


Spanner Crabs Off The Menu From Tomorrow

November 19th 2012 07:12
Spanner crab Australian wildlife marine crustacean
Spanner crabs will be off limits throughout Queensland from midnight 20 November until midnight 20 December inclusive.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Brett Depper said the closure was vital to protect the species at vulnerable times in their life cycle, such as during spawning season


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


Government Crack Down On Synthetic Drugs

November 18th 2012 02:41
synthetic marijuana kronic synthetic drug law
The Newman Government has today launched an attack on the synthetic drugs trade announcing proposed changes to the law to get the products off Queensland streets.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said synthetic drugs were marketed as a ‘legal high’ misleading people they were a safe alternative to illegal drugs


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


Lawrie Lawrence Interviewing Sally Pearson Olympic
Premier Campbell Newman has honoured the four leading Queenslanders who received the State’s 2013 Australian of the Year Awards, at a ceremony in Brisbane.

Mr Newman said the awards showcased some incredible people who serve as role models across the State


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


White Wings Creamies Biscuits Recalled

November 14th 2012 06:48
White Wings Creamies raspberry biscuits recall
Goodman Fielder has notified Food Standards Australia and New Zealand that the Australian company is recalling its range of White Wings Creamies biscuits due to potential foreign matter contamination. Food products containing foreign matter may cause injury if consumed.
Goodman Fielder food recall contaminated foreign
The recalled products are:
•White Wings Creamies Whipped Chocolate Cream


[ Click here to read more ]
28
Vote
   


AIF Light Horse Walers Boer War
Today commemorates the 94th anniversary of the Armistice that ended The Great War in 1918, and all the soldiers who have fallen in battle since. Every year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month a minutes silence is observed as countries across the globe commemorate the day the guns finally fell silent on the Western Front.

The ‘War to end all wars’ began in 1914 and raged for four bloody years, costing the lives of almost 10 million men, including sixty thousand Australian soldiers. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps first saw combat on the 25th of April 1915 when they stormed the beaches of what became known as Anzac Cove


[ Click here to read more ]
11
Vote
   


pineapple flower fruit blooming bromeliad
Pineapples start out as a group of flowers
Pineapple producers on the Sunshine Coast are using inter-row crops as ´living mulch´ to control weeds and reduce soil erosion.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) extension officer Zane Nicholls said cover crops such as oats, sorghum, and millet varieties were most commonly sown between the rows of pineapples.

[ Click here to read more ]
29
Vote
   


sugar cane grower save water efficiency
Canegrowers have recorded yield increases of more than 15 per cent on long-term averages by participating in the Bundaberg Irrigation Planning and Management Project (BIPMP) which began in May 2012.

The State Government supported the BIPMP by providing $30,000 in funding. Minister for Natural Resources, Andrew Cripps said the funding was used to buy six weather stations for the BIPMP


[ Click here to read more ]
29
Vote
   


Tasmanian shellfish mussels oysters seafood abalone
Photo credit FSANZ
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today urged consumers to check their fridges for recalled mussels that may be contaminated with a paralytic shellfish toxin.

Spring Bay Seafoods notified FSANZ yesterday, that they were recalling their mussels due to the presence of a paralytic shellfish toxin arising from a naturally occurring algal bloom in Tasmanian waters, which the mussels have been feeding on


[ Click here to read more ]
29
Vote
   


Laurie Lawrence interviews Sally Pearson Olympic
Laurie Lawrence with Sally Pearson
Premier Campbell Newman today congratulated Gold Coast locals, swimming coach Laurie Lawrence and Olympic medallist Sally Pearson on their selection as finalists of the 2013 Queensland Australian of the Year Awards.

Mr Newman said out of 427 nominations Laurie had been selected as a Queensland Senior Australian of the Year finalist and Sally had been selected as a Queensland Young Australian of the Year finalist


[ Click here to read more ]
10
Vote
   


Foreign Matter In Four‘N Twenty Pies

October 28th 2012 02:27
four n twenty angus beef pies
Patties Foods has recalled some of their four packs of Four'N Twenty Angus Beef Potato Pies due to potential foreign matter contamination. Food products containing foreign matter may cause injury if consumed.

Patties Foods Ltd advised Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on the 25th of October 2012, that they were recalling the products which had been distributed nationally to Woolworths, Coles, Bi-Lo, IGA and other independent supermarkets


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


Aussies Bomb In Rugby Sevens Fiji Wins

October 15th 2012 10:01
New Zealand All Blacks Sevens Samoa
The worlds best Rugby 7’s teams battled for supremacy in the first round of the HSBC world Sevens series at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast last weekend. Twenty eight thousand fans, many wearing outlandish fancy dress costumes, sweltered in the sun to see their teams compete.
Australian Wallabies Rugby Sevens Fiji Olympics

The Australian team defeated Fiji in their pool match, but were disappointing in the quarter finals, suffering defeats at the hands of Kenya and Argentina


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


Contaminated Belconnen Hams Recalled

October 15th 2012 07:23
Prager leg ham contaminated food poisoning
Image credit FSANZ
Mikes Meats Pty Ltd has recalled some ham products from Mikes Meats retail stores and some other butchers in Canberra, Belconnen and other parts of the ACT due to microbial contamination.

The company notified Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on the 11th of October, 2012, that they were recalling Mikes Meats Prager Leg Hams of varying weights between 600g – 900g, shrink wrapped in cryovac packaging


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


Fire engine fireman fire fighting emergency
Minister for Police and Community Safety Jack Dempsey has encouraged all Australians to reflect and honour firefighters who have lost their lives while on duty, this National Firefighters’ Remembrance Day.

Mr Dempsey said it’s important to honour the sacrifice of those who work hard to keep the State’s communities safe


[ Click here to read more ]
31
Vote
   


Woolworths almond kernels contaminated with salmonella
Woolworths has recalled some of their Australian grown almond kernels due to microbial (Salmonella) contamination. The recalled products were distributed nationally to Woolworths Supermarkets, Safeway, Food for Less, and Flemings Supermarkets.

Woolworths Ltd notified Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on the 4 October 2012, that they were recalling Woolworths Almond Kernels wrapped in green and clear packaging marked with the Woolworths logo


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


sugar cane farms research and developement
Premier Campbell Newman and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh met with sugar industry leaders today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with BSES Limited, which will see the State government provide an additional $4.6 million over four years for industry research, development and extension (R,D&E).

Speaking in Mackay, the Premier said Queensland’s $1.2 billion sugar industry would benefit significantly from the funding boost which would strengthen research into better yields and better productivity


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


Cerebos (Australia) Ltd has recalled a range of Foster Clark’s dairy desserts from supermarkets nationally due to the possible presence of small pieces of plastic, posing a potential choking hazard, especially to young children.

Cerebos notified Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on the 22nd of September 2012 that they were recalling their Foster Clark’s single serve dairy desserts plastic tubs with cardboard outer in a variety of 2 and 4 packs


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


Australian Wallabies Rugby Union Argentina Pumas
Twenty two thousand fans packed into Skilled Park on the Gold Coast yesterday to see an International Rugby Union match between the Wallabies and the Pumas.

Rated as outsiders, Argentina put first points on the board with a penalty goal, before Australia levelled the score with a penalty goal of their own. The Pumas went into half time leading 6 points to three after another penalty goal


[ Click here to read more ]
31
Vote
   


McGuigan Black Label wine allergen warning
Australian Vintage Limited has recalled McGuigan Black Label 20th Anniversary Reserve 2011 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon from independent retail liquor stores due to an undeclared allergen.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand was notified on the 3rd of September, that the 750ml glass bottles of McGuigan Black Label 20th Anniversary Reserve 2011 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon contained an undeclared allergen (sulphur dioxide 220) due to a labelling error


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


health warning Szechuan bean curd recalled
Xiao Trading Pty Ltd has recalled ‘Szechuan Hot Bean Curd Preserve’ from Asian grocery stores due to microbial contamination (Bacillus Cereus).

The company notified to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on the 30th of August 2012 that their 300g jars of Szechuan Hot Bean Curd Preserve with the expiry date 24.07.2014 were contaminated by the bacterium Bacillus Cereus


[ Click here to read more ]
31
Vote
   


Sally Pearson and Melanie Schlanger
Golden girl Sally Pearson led the Gold Coast contingent of 17 athletes, with 5 gold medallists amongst them, in a homecoming parade at the Gold Coast Turf Club yesterday. Swimmer Melanie Schlanger sported an Olympic gold medal and two silver medals.
Brittany Broben Mathew Belcher Olympic medallists
Mathew Belcher and Brittany Broben

Sixteen year old diving silver medallist Brittany Broben was a crowd favourite, and was accompanied by sailing gold medallist Mathew Belcher, whose proud parents were in the audience


[ Click here to read more ]
23
Vote
   


Australian beef cattle dairy cows disease
Queensland producers have been urged to check the disease status of bulls from interstate, with the bull-buying season about to get underway

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said Bovine Johne's disease (BJD) was of particular concern and full checks were the best insurance


[ Click here to read more ]
31
Vote
   


Gold Coast Titans attack Parramatta Eels
Titans press the attack
The Gold Coast Titans kept their finals hopes alive with a win against a desperate Parramatta Eels in round 24 of the 2012 National Rugby League season. With just two rounds to go the Eels are desperate to avoid receiving the wooden spoon from the Titans.

Titans William Zillman opened the scoring with a try in the ninth minute, in front of 14,000 fans at Skilled Park


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


Maxman erection enhancer pills drugs viagra
The Department of Health’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a warning to consumers that MMC Maxman IV Erection Enhancer capsules pose a serious health risk and should not be taken.

Officials from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have tested MMC Maxman IV Erection Enhancer capsules and found that they contain the undeclared prescription substance sildenafil, contrary to the product label which claims that it is made of herbal ingredients and contains no medicines


[ Click here to read more ]
30
Vote
   


Sally Pearson Olympic Gold Medal Winner
Sally Pearson is all smiles
The Australian Olympic team will soon be touring the major cities for ticker tape parades. Queenslanders will have the chance to welcome home the Australian Olympic Team on Friday 24 August.

Premier Newman has announced that the public celebrations will include a parade through the Queen Street Mall starting at midday and finish with a public presentation of athletes on stage at Reddacliff Place


[ Click here to read more ]
30
Vote
   


Broadbeach Jazz Festival Is Free

August 16th 2012 03:35
Marcia Hines Headlines Broadbeach Jazz Festival
Marcia Hines (Photo credit Broadbeach Alliance)
More than 20,000 people are expected to get into the rhythm at the Broadbeach Jazz Festival this weekend. The free-to-enter event will feature a quality selection of Australia’s finest jazz musicians with Australian favourites Marcia Hines and Vince Jones set to headline the 3 day Festival.

With the largest line-up and participating venues in the event’s four year history, artists will be performing on outdoor stages and in venues throughout Broadbeach on the Gold Coast


[ Click here to read more ]
23
Vote
   


virgin slut airlines Qantas Gold Coast
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has announced Qantas will resume direct flights into the Gold Coast from Sydney. Having Qantas back on the tarmac means seven airlines will now touch down - Qantas, Jet Star, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Air Asia, Scoot and Tiger.

Premier Newman said the announcement was further proof of the State Government's promise to get Queensland back on track


[ Click here to read more ]
30
Vote
   


Australian Queensland banana grower organic farm
Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh has slammed the Northern Territory Government's reckless decision to lift quarantine restrictions on the movement of bananas and plant material.

Mr McVeigh said the move risked exposing Queensland's $400 million banana industry to the devastating banana disease Panama Tropical Race 4


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


olympics warning sports mad overeating snacks
With the London Olympics just around the corner, many sports-loving Aussies are gearing up for marathon sessions in front of the television watching the Australian athletes. But dietitians are warning that TV snacks and a ‘couch potato’ lifestyle could leave Olympic addicts kilos heavier.

The Dietitians Association of Australia said the combination of fatty snack foods and being glued to the TV for hours makes it easier for excess weight to creep on without even realising


[ Click here to read more ]
30
Vote
   


Irwin Racing V8 Supercars Gold Coast
Photo credit Bam Media
Irwin Racing's Lee Holdsworth will be reunited with French IndyCar star Simon Pagenaud at October's Armor All Gold Coast V8 Supercar event.

Pagenaud teamed with Lee Holdsworth in last year’s Gold Coast race and helped steer the pair to a third place podium finish. The IndyCar series driver will again join Holdsworth for the twin 300km endurance races, this time in the Stone Brothers Racing #4 Irwin Racing Falcon


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


Live Export Australian steer slaughtered Indonesia
Photo credit Animals Australia
The Federal Government has finally released its response to the ‘Senate Inquiry into Animal Welfare Standards in Live Export’ which concluded in November 2011, but it will not appease public concerns about the live export trade, said Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon.

“After eight months of waiting for a response to the Senate Inquiry, the government’s effort will do little to address the tidal wave of public concern about the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals in the live export trade” Senator Rhiannon said


[ Click here to read more ]
30
Vote
   


Nathan Friend vs Matt Srama Titans
Friend Against Friend
The Gold Coast Titans have been defeated comprehensively by the New Zealand Warriors 32 points to 14 on a crisp Saturday night at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.

After a minutes silence to honour David Meads father who passed away on the previous Tuesday, an understrength Titans outfit took the field minus forwards Luke Bailey, Ashley Harrison, Greg Bird and Nate Myles


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


Swift edible birds nest Chinese food
Edible bird’s nests with a resale value of AU$30,000 have been seized by biosecurity officers as part of Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) compliance operations.

“Approximately 14kg of edible bird’s nest was carried by a passenger arriving on a flight from Indonesia and was intercepted at Sydney Airport last week,” said First Assistant Secretary for DAFF Quarantine Operations, Tim Chapman


[ Click here to read more ]
11
Vote
   


Matt Srama Gold Coast Titans Penrith
Matt Srama plays the ball
It was all Titans for the first 60 minutes of the rugby league game against the Penrith Panthers in front of a delighted crowd of twelve thousand at Skilled Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon on the Gold Coast.

An understrength Titans team, already missing Luke Bailey and Jamal Idris, lost Beau Champion to an ankle injury after five minutes of play


[ Click here to read more ]
29
Vote
   


Gold Coast Airport Marathon women record
The 34th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon is on track to host a record number of runners this year including the deepest line-up of elite runners in the event's history, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman announced today.

“With just over two weeks until this year's Gold Coast Marathon, entries are flowing in. This is a good indicator that more than 25,000 runners and walkers will line up on the starting line, including more than 6,300 from interstate and close to 2,000 from overseas,” Premier Newman said


[ Click here to read more ]
29
Vote
   


Australian black angus beef cattle research
Queensland’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has awarded a $1.5 million contract to build new offices and living quarters at Spyglass Beef Research Station. The research facility, 110 north of Charters Towers, covers 38,200 hectares and will play a key role in helping boost northern beef production.

The station covers 38,221 hectares (94,446 acres), has 13 kilometres of Burdekin River frontage and will comfortably run up to 4000 adult cattle. The location is typical of the extensive breeding systems in North Queensland recognising the breeding end of the supply chain as being critical to the Industry’s productivity and profitability


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


Scott Prince Ashley Harrison Titans Cowboys
The Gold Coast Titans are finally finding some form following their third straight win, this time against the North Queensland Cowboys at Skilled Park on Friday night

The Titans rare Friday night televised game was their first home win this season, in front of a rain dampened crowd of 12,000 spectators


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


Micro-Breweries Get Tax Relief

May 29th 2012 01:43
Australian boutique Micro brewery craft beer
A win for all Australian boutique breweries is in the Federal Government’s new budget reforms effective from the 1st of July, 2012.

The amendments will allow breweries to receive a refund of 60 per cent of the excise they have paid, up to a maximum amount of $30,000 per year. They will also remove the current production eligibility threshold of 30,000 litres of beer


[ Click here to read more ]
30
Vote
   


Million Dollar Boats Luxury Sunseeker Predator
Sunseeker Predator-Image credit Sunseeker
The 24th annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, has been launched with a host of new marine products from all over the world on show, non-stop entertainment, demonstrations and other attractions.

From kayaks, tinnies, stand-up paddle boards and jet-skis to day boats, trailer boats, ski boats, catamarans, cruisers or charters, the new generation of cleaner, greener engines, high-tech flotation, safety and navigation equipment, books, charts, maps and accessories – an entire world of marine lifestyle will be showcased this year


[ Click here to read more ]
33
Vote
   


free range eggs battery hens chicken
The Australian Egg Corporation (AECL) has been caught making false claims and distorting research to advocate for new voluntary standards allowing higher density stocking rates for free range hens, according to Australian Greens Senator and animal welfare spokesperson Lee Rhiannon.

“The Australian Egg Corporation has been claiming that if voluntary standards are not changed to allow higher stocking densities Australia would be forced to import eggs from nations that have poor animal welfare standards and food safety laws,” Senator Rhiannon said


[ Click here to read more ]
12
Vote
   


giant marijuana joint Nimbin Mardi Grass
Once a year the sleepy northern New South Wales town of Nimbin’s population blooms for the world famous Nimbin Mardi Grass Rally. The political rally held on the first weekend in May aims to promote an end to marijuana prohibition in Australia. It also coincides with annual marijuana harvesting and is a chance for locals and visitors alike to have some harmless fun, parading down the street with a giant joint.
Indigenous Australian Aboriginal playing didgeridoo

There are dozens of market stalls selling hippie food, clothes, art and crafts. The local aboriginals take the opportunity to promote their culture with performances of music and dance, and there are live bands of every genre performing on various sound stages


[ Click here to read more ]
65
Vote
   


Braith Anasta side steps Scott Prince

The Sydney City Roosters have handed the Gold Coast Titans their fifth loss in a row at Skilled Park in front of 11,500 fans.

[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


black angus beef live cattle exports
The Australian Greens have backed calls by Australia’s largest cattle company for the Gillard government to provide transport infrastructure to support a proposed new Darwin abbatoir, saying it will create new jobs, relieve animal cruelty and help end live exports.

“The Gillard government should get behind a new Darwin abattoir proposed by the Australian Agricultural Company which is estimated to create 270 jobs,” Greens Senator and animal welfare spokesperson Lee Rhiannon said


[ Click here to read more ]
22
Vote
   


Australian cattle for live export
Fresh footage of cattle slaughter at two Indonesian abattoirs, obtained by ABC TV’s Lateline program, shows serious and systematic breaches of the government’s new Export Supply Chain Assurance System, said Greens MP and animal welfare spokesperson Lee Rhiannon.

Agriculture Minister Senator Joe Ludwig must immediately confirm whether Australian cattle are going through the Temur Petir and Cakung abattoirs in Jakarta and, if so, commit to applying the strongest sanctions to minimise the suffering and distress revealed last night”, Senator Rhiannon said


[ Click here to read more ]
22
Vote
   


Floods Wash Out Gold Coast Soccer Match

January 27th 2012 09:02
A-League soccer flood water Skilled Park
Tonights’ scheduled A-League match between Gold Coast United and the Central Coast Mariners at Skilled Park was cancelled an hour before kick-off due to days of torrential rain across South East Queensland.

With a brief respite in the rain yesterday, it was hoped the game would proceed. Skilled Park has a state of the art drainage system which has kept the playing surface usable, in spite of water filling the carparks and lapping the stadium itself


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


Australian rugby sevens captain scores try
Australian Sevens Captain Ed Jenkins Scores
Round one of the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series was held at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast this weekend attracting around 30,000 spectators from far and wide. On Friday four pools of four international teams slugged it out to top their pool and make the finals on day two of the competition.

Rugby sevens differs from rugby union in that there are only seven players per side and the game consists of two ten minute halves. It makes for an action packed game with plenty of tries and few stoppages


[ Click here to read more ]
28
Vote
   


Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2011

July 4th 2011 08:54
Gold Coast Marathon Kurrawa Surf Club
Almost 5000 competitors attempted the Gold Coast Airport Marathon's 42 kilometre course from Surfers to Coolangatta airport and back, or the half marathon, 10 km Run, 5 km Challenge or the Junior Dash.
Kenyan Nicholas Manza Gold Coast Marathon

Kenyan Nicholas Manza won the Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 1 second. Manza beat the 22 year old record set by Brad Camp in 1989 by 10 seconds


[ Click here to read more ]
15
Vote
   


Frodo shotgun wounded koala Australian wildlife
The moment Frodo was released.Photo courtesy of Australia Zoo
It has been over six months since little Frodo, the female koala joey, came into care at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Wildlife veterinarian Dr Amber Gillett's assessment of Frodo revealed she had sustained a fractured skull and significant damage to the stomach and intestines as a result of being shot with what appeared to be the spray of a shot gun. X-rays revealed approximately 15 pellets scattered throughout her body.


[ Click here to read more ]
29
Vote
   


Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Fish Farm
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown yesterday congratulated the Marine Farming Review Panel on its decision to reject Tassal's application to expand its Soldier's Point salmon farm in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

"In the submissions to the application decision, scientists and concerned citizens pointed out the lack of big picture planning for aquaculture, use of antibiotics and anti-foulant on nets, nutrient overload of marine systems and the paucity of information about the Channel and the dolerite reef which has ultimately scuttled the application," Senator Brown said in Hobart. Senator Brown also made a submission slamming the proposal
[ Click here to read more ]
19
Vote
   


Gold Coast Titans Score Second Win

April 16th 2011 05:22
Wests Tigers attack Gold Coast Titans
The Gold Coast Titans notched up their second win of the season by defeating the Wests Tigers 20 to 14 in a thriller at Skilled Park yesterday in front of just over 17 thousand fans. The Tigers came out blazing, with Simon Dwyer scoring their first try after just four minutes.
Benji Marshall attacks Gold Coast Titans

Basic mistakes by the Titans, and the referee penalising the slightest infringement, led to a 6-1 penalty count in favour of the Tigers. Chris Heighington scored another try for the tigers and Benji Marshall kicked a penalty goal to give the Tigers a commanding 14-nil lead


[ Click here to read more ]
20
Vote
   


St George Dragons Attack Titans Line
It was always going to be tough for the Titans coming up against last years Premiers and World Club Challenge Champions, St George, in round one of the 2011 NRL season. Almost twenty two thousand fans filed into Skilled Park, on the Gold Coast, to witness the spectacle yesterday.

The Dragons opened the scoring with tries to Nathan Fien and Ben Creagh before the Titans got on the scoreboard with a try to centre Steve Michaels just before half time. The Titans missed dual international Matt Rogers although debutante Luke Capewell was an able replacement


[ Click here to read more ]
19
Vote
   


Gold Coast United soccer Deano Djulbic
Gold Coast United defeated Melbourne Victory in the first week of the A-League finals yesterday.

The game was played in hot conditions at the Gold Coast’s Skilled Park in front of a small but vocal crowd of 2,800


[ Click here to read more ]
32
Vote
   


Senator Brown Slams Fish Farm Review

February 21st 2011 05:54
Atlantic Salmon Tasmanian aquaculture fish farm
Greens Leader Bob Brown, along with local residents and organisations, has made a submission to the Marine Planning Panel's review of Tassal's request to expand its Soldiers Point salmon farm, which held a public hearing in Hobart today.

"Many of these submissions expressed serious concerns about antibiotic use, damage to the marine environment, sustainability and noise. However, the panel's written response to these submissions had too little scientific basis and too much unsubstantiated opinion," Senator Brown said


[ Click here to read more ]
22
Vote
   


NRL Indigenous All Stars attack tryline
The NRL All Stars have squared the ledger after last years defeat, winning 28-12 in their second clash with the Indigenous All Stars. The game was played in 4 twenty minute quarters in front of a crowd of over 25 thousand spectators at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast. Supercoach Wayne Bennett’s All Stars team raced to a 22 point lead with tries to Brett Morris, Paul Gallen, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Akuila Uate.
NRL Indigenous All Stars defend rugby

Paul Gallen was forced from the field with a gash to the cheek, and Indigenous All Stars Greg Bird was penalized for a late tackle on All Stars, Broncos, Queensland and Australian captain Darren Lockyer. Indigenous forward George Rose was also led off after a head clash with teammate Joel Thompson, as was Jharal Yow Yeh who accidentally received an elbow from Michael Ennis


[ Click here to read more ]
21
Vote
   


burning coal truck Queensland mining disaster
The full tax on excess profits by the coal mining industry, as recommended by Treasury, should be imposed with half set aside for future natural catastrophes in Australia, Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Hobart last week.

"It is unfair that the cost is put on all taxpayers, not the culprits," Senator Brown said


[ Click here to read more ]
33
Vote
   


Queensland flood disaster empty supermarket shelves
Empty supermarket shelves on the Gold Coast
The widespread flood disaster in Queensland has hit supermarket shelves across the state. Ruined crops, disrupted transport and shattered marketplaces have led to empty supermarket shelves, even in those areas unaffected by the flooding.

Across Queensland there are shortages of most fruits and vegetables, and even meat is in short supply. The flow on effect is expected to impact the southern states in the coming weeks


[ Click here to read more ]
25
Vote
   


genetically modified engineered canola seed WA
The Australian Greens have today expressed concern about GM crops in WA after Kojonup farmer Stephen Marsh's property lost organic certification as a result of contamination by neighbouring crops of genetically modified canola.

Australian Greens Agriculture spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert says the contamination further highlights a range of problems and concerns linked to the growth and sale of GM products in Australia


[ Click here to read more ]
14
Vote
   


GM Genetically Modified Food Genetic Engineering
Any of these foods could be genetically modified.
The Australian Greens say many people don't realise they are buying GM products in stores and supermarkets, with current labelling loopholes making it practically impossible for them to be avoided.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens Health spokesperson says the recommendations of the Independent Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy should be made public upon their presentation to the Australian New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council meeting in Adelaide today, ahead of a COAG decision on food labelling, which is due in February


[ Click here to read more ]
49
Vote
   


shotgun wounded koala eats wildlife hospital
Frodo Is Eating Now (Photo Credit-Australia Zoo)
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has successfully moved for a new Senate inquiry to assess the threats to and management of koalas across the country.

"Despite its iconic status, we know very little about the threats to Australian koalas," said Senator Brown
[ Click here to read more ]
86
Vote
   


Australia desperately holds off Kiwis

New Zealand has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the Four Nations Rugby League Final on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Kangaroos Brent Tate Scores Four Nations

[ Click here to read more ]
46
Vote
   


Frodo Koala Joey Clings To Life
Photo Credit-Australia Zoo
On the night of Friday the 5th of November a Kenilworth local found a wounded koala joey, lying on the ground next to it’s mother, who had been killed by a shotgun blast.
The wounded joey was taken to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to be assessed by veterinarian Dr Amber Gillett. The female joey had a fractured skull and significant injury to the abdomen caused by the gunshot. Xrays revealed about 15 shotgun pellets lodged throughout her body.
xray koala joey shotgun pellets
Photo Credit-Australia Zoo

[ Click here to read more ]
77
Vote
   


Caine Eckstein Coolangatta Gold Ironman Race
Caine Eckstein Finishing The Board Leg
Ironmen and women from around the country competed in the grueling Coolangatta Gold today. It is the longest race of its kind in the sometimes dangerous world of competitive surf lifesaving.

The men paddle ski 23 kilometres from Kurrawa to Greenmount then run 650 metres back to Coolangatta, followed by a 3.5 k swim to Bilinga, a 4 k run to Currumbin, a 5.5 k board paddle to Burleigh Heads, and a 10 k run back to Kurrawa


[ Click here to read more ]
39
Vote
   


West Atlas Oil Rig Burnt Out
Australian Greens Marine Spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert, has today reiterated calls for the immediate release of a Commission of Inquiry report into the 2009 Montara oil spill in the Timor Sea.

"It is unacceptable that 12 months after the spill was contained, we still haven't seen the report, there has been no action taken against those responsible for the spill and no tightening of the regulation of our oil and gas industry," Senator Siewert said today


[ Click here to read more ]
78
Vote
   


Australian Native Wildlife Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat
Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat
The Australian Greens are disappointed with the Government's newly released Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2030, saying it offers little hope for reversing Australia's declining natural diversity.

“This strategy is totally inadequate. There is a distinct ambiguity to the five year national targets, and there is no mention of the financial support given,” Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson for Natural Resource Management said


[ Click here to read more ]
112
Vote
   


V8 Supercars Racing Gold Coast 600
Credit Edge Photographics
A crowd of 58,977 spectators enjoyed a hot day and hot racing on the streets of the Gold Coast yesterday for the third and final day of the Armor All Gold Coast 600. Sunday’s crowd brought the Event’s total tally to 170,073 fans across the three days, a result Queensland Sport Minister Phil Reeves said was spectacular.

“The aerial shots of the action being shown around the world show what the Gold Coast has to offer, and you couldn’t pay for that kind of advertising – what a fantastic result.” said Minister Reeves. The Minister must be breathing a sigh of relief after last years A1 no-show debacle


[ Click here to read more ]
73
Vote
   


Gold Coast Indy Revs Up

October 20th 2010 02:05
Lowndes Whincup V8 Supercar drivers Bathurst
Lowndes and Whincup (Credit Edge Photographics)
Yesterday was a busy day for competitors in the Armor All Gold Coast 600 ahead of Friday’s qualifying races. Each day of the October 22-24 event will see 18 international motor racing stars paired with the 29 home-grown drivers of the Aussie V8 Supercars. The skills of some of the best drivers in the world will be put to the test by the V8 Supercars taking to the concrete jungle of the Gold Coast street circuit

The day started early for some, with appearances on popular morning program Sunrise which was broadcasting live from pit lane. Then it was off to Kurrawa Surf Club in Broadbeach, where many participated in the Miss V8 Supercars beach volleyball challenge


[ Click here to read more ]
87
Vote
   


Gold Coast Titans Wests Tigers NRL
Robert Lui attacks the line
Matt Rogers and the Gold Coast Titans have won their last NRL game of the regular season in a nail biting finish at Skilled Park last Friday in front of 26,000 fans. It was a fitting farewell to the former Maroons, Kangaroos and Wallabies star which secured a top four finish for the Titans. After two early tries to the Titans, Rogers got his name on the scorecard with a field goal to give the team a 13-nil lead at half time.
Gold Coast Titans Finals Nathan Friend
Gold Coast Titans Nathan Friend

The Tigers roared back early in the second half when Titans playmaker Scott Prince retired hurt. A try to Chris Heighington and a break by Robbie Farrah which put Lote Tiquiri across the line, brought the score to 13-12


[ Click here to read more ]
60
Vote
   


Imported Potatoes Pose Bio-security Risk

September 5th 2010 06:45
imported potato tomato psyllid biosecurity risk
Australia cannot take any risks with its potato and tomato industries and must become seriously engaged to prevent New Zealand potatoes being brought to Tasmania for processing, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne said recently.

“I have contacted the Rural and Regional Committee of the Senate and had this issue put on the agenda to deal with as soon as the parliament resumes post election


[ Click here to read more ]
99
Vote
   


Deadly Australian Native Wildlife Redback Spider
An office receptionist got a nasty shock when she found a 70cm long snake entangled in the web of a deadly Redback Spider. Tania Robertson, a receptionist at an electrical firm, came in to work on Tuesday and spotted the dramatic scene next to a desk in her office. The snake, which had obviously died from the spider's poisonous bite, was off the ground and caught up in the web.
venomous redback spider bite kills snake

It is believed the snake was bitten on Monday night. A red mark on the snake's stomach was evidence of where the spider had started consuming it. Throughout Tuesday, the spider fed on her prey, and on Wednesday she rolled it up and started spinning a web around it while lifting it higher off the ground


[ Click here to read more ]
92
Vote
   


Junk food obesity tape measure belt
No child should be inadvertently led into unhealthy lifestyles through advertising campaigns designed by the junk food industry, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne said earlier this week. Senator Milne announced a Greens initiative to remove junk food advertising from commercial television between the hours of 6:00am and 9:00pm.

“It is well known and well documented that one in four Australian children is obese or overweight, and as many parents know, junk food advertising aimed specifically at children is a prevalent feature on kids television,” Senator Milne said


[ Click here to read more ]
70
Vote
   


Australian native wildlife marsupials koalas mating
The Australian Greens are calling on Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett to immediately list the koala as a vulnerable species until more information about the nation-wide numbers and health is known.

In Sydney with NSW Senate candidate Lee Rhiannon on Thursday, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said a national inquiry into long-term health of koala populations is needed


[ Click here to read more ]
95
Vote
   


Moderated by GlenB
Copyright © 2012 On Topic Media PTY LTD. All Rights Reserved. Design by Vimu.com.
On Topic Media ZPages: Sydney |  Melbourne |  Brisbane |  London |  Birmingham |  Leeds     [ Advertise ] [ Contact Us ] [ Privacy Policy ]