CAMPING & ENTERTAINMENT AT THE TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES

SEE YOU AT THE TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES @ QUEENSLAND

HI,

It’s that time again! Thought I should give you as much notice as possible…

Planning for the annual Torbanlea Picnic Races on Saturday October 16 is well underway. This year, like 2009, Wide Bay Rural Weekly is a major media partner, and will feature the event over a 3 week series, maximizing promotion, especially to encourage bus bookings, camp site bookings, and all those people who prepare for Fashion of the Field.

The biggest advantage of featuring the event in Wide Bay Rural Weekly, apart from the hugely discounted rates on offer, is the insertion of Wide Bay Rural Weekly into Bundaberg’s NewsMail, Fraser Coast Chronicle and Gympie Times, which provides virtually triple the coverage.

This year the event is likely to be bigger than ever, bus bookings already, campsites and stalls booked already, folk from as far as New Zealand enquiring, and now even Corporate Marquee bookings available for groups 10, 20, 40 and more.

We invite you to consider participation, promote your message and support Torbanlea’s biggest fundraiser of the year. I look forward to opportunity to discuss this with you, and will follow up with a phone call in the next few days.

Should you have any query please feel free to contact me at your earliest opportunity.

  1. Bus bookings with Wide Bay Transit and G & D Ross Bus Charters
  2. Campsite bookings
  3. Entries for Fashion of the Field
  4. Team entries for the Team Tug of War event
  5. Riders and horses nominating for events
  6. The newest addition…..corporate tables and marquee bookings…groups of 10, 20 , 40, 50 or more can prebook to have a set place ready for their group, in the shade of a marquee, with table and chairs and includes the gate entry….for just $25 per head…and it’s all set up and cleaned up for you….

For event details folk can email torbanleapicnicraces@live.com.au and for participation in the promotion, and program, supporting this major fundraiser email edith.rutherford@apnnewspapers.com.au

We look forward to your bookings and seeing everyone on the day…

Cheers for now,

Edith Rutherford

APN NEWS & MEDIA

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Mobile: 0409 609 971

Email:edith.rutherford@apnnewspapers.com.au

PO Box 100 Childers 4660

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HOW CLOSE DO WE WANT COAL MINING TO OUR HOMES AT THE FRASER COAST ?

MORE QUESTIONS ARE NEEDED TO BE ASKED WITH DIRECT ANSWERS

20 April 2010
Companies Annuncement Office
Australian Securities Exchange Limited
MEDIA RELEASE
TIARO COAL TO COMMENCE BULK MINERALS EXPORT OPERATIONS –
SIGNS AGREEMENTS WITH CHINA QINFA GROUP AND BUYING AGENT


The relationship between China Qinfa Group and Tiaro Coal continues to strengthen with the incorporation of a joint venture trading company and execution of a co-operation agreement focussed on developing substantial volumes of export trade in bulk commodities. The initial business focus is on coal.
China Qinfa Group (through its wholly owned subsidiary Bright Rock Holdings Pty Limited) currently holds 13.6 million shares in Tiaro Coal and is now a significant shareholder of Tiaro Coal with a holding of 21%. Shareholder approval was granted at a general meeting of shareholders on 25 March 2010 to increase this interest to 30%.
A joint venture company Australian Minerals Trading Pty Limited (AMT) has been formed to facilitate trade supply negotiations and agreements with suppliers in predominantly the Australian and New Zealand markets. AMT shareholdes are Yuen Hoi Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Qinfa Group and Tiaro Coal.
Following completion of the co-operation agreement AMT entered into a service agreement with Australian Commodities Trader Exchange Pty Limited (ACTE) to act as its Buying Agent. ACTE is a specialist procurement organisation.

The service agreement provides for ACTE to:
(a) Source coal supplies in Australia, New Zealand, Russia and other countries as
maybe agreed;
(b) Source iron ore supplies in Australia;
(c) Provide operational & administrative activities associated with coal suppliers and
trade finance providers required to finalise purchase contracts with overseas
buyers including China Qinfa Group; and
(d) Provide miscellaneous services, including identifying opportunities whereby
reputable coalmines require development capital with the ultimate intention to
provide AMT with coal off take capacity for its strategic international shareholder.
The business objective of AMT is to establish a substantial trading house supporting the commodity requirements of its key shareholder China Qinfa Group.

For 2010/2011 financial years a business growth target in excess of a million tonnes of exported commodity is planned and.………..More ASX AMT Tiaro Qinfa Coal Trading

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TORBANLEA HISTORICAL MINE HUTS MOVED TO HOWARD MUSEUM PRESINCT

What a great initiative to move these huts into one location

Added benefits & expansion to the existing Burrum District museum


Common sense prevailed with the moving of the mining huts at Torbanlea to the Burrum District Museum at Howard. Not good to see some of the old turn of the century buildings demolished, but we cannot have everything I suppose.

Can’t wait to see the restored huts in Howard when completed.

Was keeping my eyes on a red passion flower vine growing on one of the buildings over a few months as the seeds are hard to come by, but by the time I was aware that the buildings were being demolished when driving by it was a bit late to rescue the rare seeds from the vine as the building was half demolished.

It would have been great if some thought was given to not only the buildings etc but also some of the plants that were at the complex that deserve saving.

To the credit of the demo boys they gave me some leeway to look for some seeds after the demolition but it was a bit late to rescue any.

Early days of demolition @ Torbanlea and removal for re-instatement

@ the Howard Museum presinct.

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ECO PLAN LODGED FOR COLSTON COAL MINE AT THE FRASER COAST

Mr Henry Sapiecha


Dear Henry,

I am writing to inform you that Northern Energy Corporation Limited (NEC) has lodged the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for its proposed Colton mine project with the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) for their review.

We at NEC have made every effort to ensure that we keep all interested community members informed about the proposed Colton mine project. You are receiving this email because you have indicated to us that you would like to be kept up to date about our progress, and you provided us with your email address. We have written you a letter as well, and this should arrive in the coming days.

Activities we have undertaken to inform people about our project include holding community information sessions in Maryborough, Howard and Aldershot, introduction of various feedback mechanisms including the 1800 information line, updated project information on the company website and efforts to promote awareness of the EMP process and the Plan itself to enable community members and other interested parties to comment and provide feedback on the plan.

The EMP for Colton mine project includes reports with baseline studies on all project related issues and highlights measures proposed by NEC to ensure that the project’s environmental impacts are managed appropriately.

DERM will undertake an initial review of the EMP and will advise statutory requirements for further advertising and public comment in due course.

In the meantime, if you are interested in getting a copy of the EMP for your own review you can visit the project website and download a copy for yourself. You will see that there are quite a few files, and some of them are quite large. We have done our best to break them down into small reports and have provided enough detail in the title block to allow you to make a decision about which parts of the report you wish to download.

The address to access the full EMP, including all of the appendices and supporting reports, is:

http://www.northernenergy.com.au/projects/maryborough/environment-manage.html

Queries or comments may be directed to the project

toll free number on 1800 266 296

or email at coltonmineinfo@northernenergy.com.au.

Yours sincerely

Mark Turner

Chief Operating Officer

Northern Energy Corporation

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