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  1. Townsville

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... to historic gold-mining towns, the Outback, islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Go to www.townsvilleholidays.com.au. 2 Pandora's puzzle Follow the voyage of HMS Pandora at the Museum of Tropical Queensland. In 1791, the ship was sent to capture the Bounty mutineers but sank after hitting the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland Museum has been excavating the wreck and is piecing together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553564/townsville
  2. Bureaucratic barriers to greatness

    Posted Dec 04th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The ignorance and complacency of the chief bureaucrat on pollution was displayed last week, when Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen defended Hong Kong's air quality. But that was just the most glaring example of how bureaucratic att ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/574052
  3. Concrete action to build reefs

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Ann Williams

    ... to achieve our goal through 4R implementation.' The group is working with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to reuse precast concrete segments as artificial reefs. 'At ... for allowing fish and coral to colonise them and improve marine life in the area.' Mr Sze said the 4R system and the artificial reef scheme were major green initiatives, while pointing out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538691/concrete-action-build-reefs
  4. Grey reef sharks are making waves

    Posted Sep 17th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines Two little grey reef sharks- only 80cm to 90cm in length, dead as doornails and located outside the shark nets- managed to cause ... Flying Service searched for Jaws. So what exactly are grey reef sharks? Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, meaning 'sharpened nose' in Greek, is the most common species of whaler shark found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/564310
  5. Coastal gold

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the country's best blue-chip investment, on the Gold Coast in particular, with an average annual growth of 8 per cent over the past 30 years. Further north, the Great Barrier Reef gateway cities ... north, the Cairns region continues to prosper, especially in the coastal village of Palm Cove, between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. 'Palm Cove has a subtropical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557979/coastal-gold
  6. Treetops Life Spa, Port Douglas

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... upmarket Wharf Restaurant is a replica of a fishing wharf and serves fresh Australian seafood and fine wines. What is there to do in Port Douglas? Port Douglas is the closest town to the Great Barrier Reef and is right on the doorstep of the World Heritage rainforest in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation national parks. There are reef tours to suit every style and budget, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555008/treetops-life-spa-port-douglas
  7. Life on the water's edge

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... world-heritage listed sites, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The uncrowded, unhurried village features award-winning restaurants, chic beachfront boutiques, day spas and more, offering ... a national park, fine beaches and bays. The island is also close to the Great Barrier Reef and 25 minutes by boat from Townsville. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort will offer 157 deluxe accommodation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557978/life-waters-edge
  8. WWF decries government's failure to back proposed no-fishing zones

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of ecotourism. The group believes that catches would increase in the long term, citing experiences in the Philippines, New Zealand and on Australia's Great Barrier Reef where fish sizes, diversity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542354/wwf-decries-governments-failure-back-proposed-no-fishing-zones
  9. New checkpoint bringing down barriers at border

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... immigration and customs clearance twice. But as the two checkpoints will be located just about 80 metres apart, travellers will not need to use any transport between them. That will be a great ... crossings has long been stretched. It can be expanded only by imaginatively allowing one side to operate in the other side's territory. The time and resources saved would mean a great deal, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570990
  10. Time to count the cost of climate change

    Posted Nov 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Australia. It is enough to make you laugh, if it were not so serious. Australia's Great Barrier Reef- the world's largest coral system and one of the seven natural wonders of the world- ... wars, or the Great Depression. On the other hand, few would dispute the authority of the report, by former World Bank chief economist Sir Nicholas Stern, who is now the British government's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570263

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