ASTON MARTIN-LED RECOVERY DAVID Roberts
must be doing quite nicely these days, thank you very much.
The Brisbane property developer was spied recently behind the wheel of a new Aston Martin.
Roberts, of course, was a partner with and in the nowdefunct Meridien group, which got hammered in the GFC. Receivers and managers seized control of several of their marina projects across Queensland at the height of the drama.
Russell McCart Paul Barrett NEW RUGBY RIVALRY
@AnthonyMarxCM DOES this sportcrazed nation need another rugby rivalry? Apparently so.
Brisbane’s Nudgee and Gregory Terrace colleges will go head to head this Saturday in the first St Joseph’s Rugby Cup.
Nudgee acts as host for the newly-established annual clash, which will play out before a big crowd of old boys from both schools.
In the lead-up to the epic battle, about 500 college rugby supporters are expected to gather tomorrow at the Hotel Grand Chancellor for a pre-game lunch. Former
now QIC boss, and Melbourne Rebels coach
will take the microphone for a bit of commentary during the function overseen by MC
Jim Campbell, Alec Harries, Steve Flook, Michael Power, Mark Macklin, Chris Condon Terry Mulcahy.
Helping drive the fundraising effort will be Mulcahy, a Hyundai state manager who has donated a car for auction.
BIKING FOR SICK KIDS
SPEAKING of fundraising, 24 bike riders will arrive in Brisbane tomorrow afternoon after spending the week pedalling 550km from Hervey Bay.
The team hope to raise up to $200,000 for Ronald McDonald House, which provides assistance to the families of hospitalised children.
Not surprisingly, the journey included a few pitstops at Maccas along the way. Among those putting in the sweat equity are McDonald’s top guns
and as well as NAB
Peter Burchard Rumming,
BIG STOCK DUMP
COLLECTION House boss
has just offloaded $1 million worth of the stock in his Brisbanebased debtchasing outfit. City Beat understands the share dump revealed this week came about purely for personal reasons and had nothing to do with the outlook for the company, which just reported a profit rise to $22.5 million.
He still has plenty of skin in the game too, retaining more than 1.3 million shares and performance rights.