The vessel, a realistic full-scale recreation of an old Portuguese caravel, was single-highhandedly designed and built by the owner over an eight year period.
"We would like to take a moment to thank all of our customers for their patronage over the years."
A Bureau of Meteorology representative says it is difficult to predict the exact path the cyclone will travel and how long it will last.
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It is the first official one of its kind in Australia and New Zealand, and the club's president believes it is also 'the way of the future for rotarians'.
'We're sick and tired of being the political football, we're sick and tired of having our issues out there to (influence) votes.'
'We are working hard to increase the days and number of doctors as well as the Allied Health services available.'
Noor Gillani is a recently graduated journalist from Brisbane, and the newest arrival to The Observer's newsroom. Prior to Gladstone, she was a reporter at Kalgoorlie in WA, but decided the grit of the Wild West was too much for her city-dweller sensibilities. She finds Gladstone a refreshing change, and is keen to meet people and tell as many interesting stories as she can.