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Black Jack takes Line Honours

Black Jack took out Line Honours after arriving in Gladstone Saturday evening

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Levee bank gets heads butting between Mayor and Lea Taylor

THE great debate got down to the nitty gritty on Thursday as former mayor Lea Taylor and the incumbent, Margaret Strelow went head-to-head over the proposed levee bank.

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You cannot tell this mayor anything, her opinion is the only correct one. Send out a questionnaire with the next rate notice, to all ratepayers, failure to do so will mean that the ratepayers opinion is irrelevant.

Philip45 from Maryvale



A couple of retirees relaxing and catching a tan at Kawana Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Retirement uncertainty leaves business owner in limbo

HAVING the security of owning a business has done little to quell the fear John Mack holds for life after retirement.

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(Quote) “10% saved of a 40 year work life is 4 years. No amount of fiddling changes that fact.” (unquote) ... except that wage-earners dumbly trusting their super fund have been cheated out of a bloody fortune, because their money was never properly...

rocketeer from Bongeen

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Return of Mr Hoon may tempt during mid-life crisis

WRITIN' RETURN: I thought Mr Hoon had left town years ago, but it turned out he’d been in a ‘Camry Induced Coma’, and was now awake.

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Gympie has a brilliant setup, just for this, to go and burn off steam in a controlled environment...pity our council is only interested refubing dead horses like barney point, and puting ridiculous fences around parks that aren't vandle proof...

AussieMike from Gladstone

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