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Aug 11, 2020
Local distillery rolls out the barrel for Father’s Day

Local distillery rolls out the barrel for Father’s Day

A boutique Central Queensland distillery is releasing a special edition rum in time for Father’s Day. The SB13 rum is the 13th small batch production from Sarina Sugar Shed’s onsite distillery and is described as boasting rich, mellow and smooth flavours from an extra year of barrel ageing. Sarina Sugar Shed coordinator Ian Mason said… ...

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Aug 07, 2020
Mining shires show how to handle a pandemic

Mining shires show how to handle a pandemic

Pandemic and opportunity have combined to put mining shires on the winners podium when it comes to keeping the economy afloat. And Cloncurry takes the gold medal. The ‘big shire, few people, enormous resource wealth’ profile of the region 800kms west of Townsville has attracted unsolicited exploration attention by helping maintain production in the face… ...

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Jul 30, 2020
Earthmoving owner takes to life in the fast lane

Earthmoving owner takes to life in the fast lane

Having your own excavation business is handy if you’re a buggy enthusiast keen to build an off-road racing circuit. Newman Trucking and Excavations owner Ray Newman has achieved just that at Moranbah, with his circuit playing host to its first Queensland Off Road Racing Championship round this month. He built it with his own equipment and… ...

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Jul 22, 2020
Ford lovers’ hearts a flutter over “The Chicken Coupe”

Ford lovers’ hearts a flutter over “The Chicken Coupe”

It is being billed as Australia’s most sought-after Ford. The 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 – dubbed the “The Chicken Coupe” – has been listed in the Grays July Classic Car Auction, commencing Friday. The very rare, one-owner coupe is being auctioned after 32 years parked in a Queensland shed. “We have had… ...

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Jul 20, 2020
What mining can learn from Defence personnel management

What mining can learn from Defence personnel management

In past weeks, iQ has been looking at the similarities between the mining industry and the Australian Defence Force in terms of managing stresses on personnel. This week we look at the primary relationship between the staff member and families, not only when they’re away, but when they return from onsite. How does Defence manage… ...

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Jul 06, 2020
Lessons from Defence in managing postings

Lessons from Defence in managing postings

The business of mining can be rewarding but it throws up challenges for both the staff member, his or her partner and the kids. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a sophisticated program for helping its members handle remote area work demands. In the first of a series of articles, the ADF outlines its approach… ...

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Jul 03, 2020
A full-bodied bid to put you in the red

A full-bodied bid to put you in the red

Many of us enjoy a nice red – but how much are you willing to pay for a good drop? Well, $103,000 would be the answer for one Melbourne buyer who this week forked out the highest price ever paid for a bottle of Australian wine. The pricey bottle of 1951 Penfolds Bin 1 Grange… ...

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Jul 03, 2020
Video will have keen anglers hooked

Video will have keen anglers hooked

If you’ve ever dreamed of tackling marlin fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, a recent YouTube video is well worth a look. The Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association has released On The Edge, to show its long connection to the reef and the mighty marlin. On The Edge provides a unique glimpse into the day-to-day… ...

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Jul 01, 2020
Motoring treasures go for a digital spin

Motoring treasures go for a digital spin

The best wheels in the North West are hitting a digital arena this year after the COVID-19 crisis forced Mount Isa Motor Show organisers to opt for an online version. Last year’s event attracted 80 vehicles and drew more than 600 people through the gates at Buchanan Park. This year will see the Mount Isa ‘Digital’… ...

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