News

Pair notches up 69 years

Toby Eather and Regina Millard will say goodbye to the newsagency after 35 and 34 years.
Toby Eather and Regina Millard will say goodbye to the newsagency after 35 and 34 years. Georja Ryan

FROM hand-wrapped papers to whiz-bang technology and machines that have removed the guesswork, Toby Eather and Regina Millard have seen it all.

On Friday, both will wave goodbye to their jobs at Hynes Newsagency after more than a third of a century at the store.

Mrs Millard started working there on February 15, 1977, and Mr Eather a year later.

"It's a bit daunting, exciting and sad at the same time," Mrs Millard said.

She said she would miss her customers and fellow staff members alike.

"I'm happy and sad too because I have been here more than half of my life and I have my customers that always pop down and see me."

Mr Eather said though he was sad to leave his job behind, the one thing he wouldn't miss was the "dreaded red notes".

"The best part was coming back from a job and not having the red notes left on the bench saying we had missed someone in the delivery, which sometimes happened," Mr Eather said.

The pair remembered back when accounts were completed manually and newspapers were wrapped in a brown strip of paper. "A lot has changed since then," Mrs Millard said.

Hynes Newsagency owner Maurie Hynes said both of his senior staff members would be sadly missed.

"They must be good staff because a silly fellow like me couldn't run a successful business like this without them," Mr Hynes said.

"It will be sad to see them go, but we have been most fortunate to have them.

"We have got replacements so it's all still business as usual," he said.

 

Farewell

The pair will have their final shifts on Friday and will celebrate next Friday night with a staff dinner.



Science Festival seriously awesome

CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be this March.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

Petition push for dog parks

FUN AND GAMES: Southern Downs Regional Council will explore options for an off-leash dog park in Warwick and Stanthorpe following a petition lodged in January.

Council to explore options for off-leash dog park

BREAKING: Two firecrews rush to The Bacon Factory

The alarm was triggered shortly before 3.30pm

An alarm was sounded about 12pm today.

Want some business ideas? Head to town hall tomorrow

Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan (left) with Hugh McCluggage late last year, the number 3 draft pick for the Brisbane Lions.

Spots still available for business session with Brisbane Lions

Local Partners

Berlin Wall fragment lands in Warwick

A token marking the end of the Cold War has turned up in the most unlikely spot; an old box of books donated to a fundraising event in Warwick.


Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Mackay, Cairns to host world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John

Fun for all at Killarney Show

IN FORM: Mitchell Muller from Tannymorel won class four of the led steer judging at the Killarney Show in 2016.

Check out what's on over three big days in Killarney

MKR turns spiteful in suddendeath elimination

A MERE two points separated two teams from My Kitchen Rules, in a spiteful sudden-death cook-off.

Jilted Married At First Sight groom rejected again

Is Married at First Sight groom's second chance over already?

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Mackay, Cairns to host world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

Robert Irwin introduces Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to a cuddly sloth.

ROBERT Irwin continues Steve's legacy.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson in a scene from the movie Trespass Against Us.

Tough British film about criminal clan proves touching

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!