Oh mercy; limerick controversy

By Allan Povah The recent limerick competition run by the Plain Dealer has been struck with controversy with claims of nepotism and poetic dishonesty. The competition, which required the use of the words ‘avocado’ and ‘Mexico’ attracted more than a thousand entries and had a first prize of a trip for two to Mexico. KeithContinue reading “Oh mercy; limerick controversy”

‘Song Doctor’ to the rescue

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Self professed ‘Song Doctor’, Eric Murray has told Channel Nine’s Karl Stefanovic about his work with pop-stars Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran. Murray (below), who has been associated with acts as diverse as Sonny and Cher, Racee and Nickleback, is on a national tour promoting his new book ‘Making a Hit: Song Doctor toContinue reading “‘Song Doctor’ to the rescue”

Wage talks just the beginning…

By Allan Povah Enterprise bargaining agreements have stalled between Bunnings and the Far North Queensland Hardware Workers Union. The FNQHWU are seeking a ten percent pay hike and a reduction to the number of sausage sizzles allowed through the summer months. The main sticking point, according to FNQHWU spokesman Stanley Briggs, is the re-designation of theContinue reading “Wage talks just the beginning…”

Mitchell’s a grinner!

By Allan Povah The Plain Dealer limerick competition has been judged, and the winner is Mitchell Murchison (above), of Parramatta Park. We tracked young Mitchell down as he prepared to take the soccer field for the Mother of Good Counsel Eagles. When told of his win, Mitchell said that he was “stoked”. “I didn’t think itContinue reading “Mitchell’s a grinner!”

Pyne denies excrement accusations

By Murray Murchison After more than two weeks of persistent speculation, federal minister Christopher Pyne has finally responded to allegations that he had disposed of excrement from his labrador, Moses, in a yellow recycling bin. Glenelg North resident, Barry Prince (29), had earlier claimed on social media that he had seen Pyne placing a plastic bag insideContinue reading “Pyne denies excrement accusations”