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Aged Care Advocate meets with Federal Minister

Aged Care advocate Heather Hansell-Brown will be meeting with the federal Aged Care Minister today after months of campaigning for better staff to patient ratios in aged care. Ms Brown from Woodgate launched a petition after she claims TriCare Bundaberg provided inadequate care to her husband due to low staff ratios. TriCare...

Girl missing from Avenell Heights

UPDATE: Police are thanking the public for their efforts in helping to locate a 16-year-old girl who went missing from Avenell Heights on Saturday. Police says she has been found safe and well. Police are seeking public assistance to locate 16-year-old Skye-Leigh Heit who was reported missing from Avenell Heights on April 22.Skye-Leigh...

Police seeking information after traffic crash

Police are seeking the public's assistance after a traffic crash on Friday night. They seeking information on the identity of a small red vehicle that was involved and has driven off from the scene of a two vehicle crash on Johanna Boulevard just before 10pm April 21st. Queensland Ambulance officers say a...

Five people rescued from a sinking vessel off Fraser Island

  A man in his 60s is recovering after he was rescued from a sinking vessel off Fraser Island. He was injured as he was one of five people on board a boat when it started to take on water off Orchid Beach, Saturday afternoon. Authorities say those on board realised the water...

Occupants escape unharmed after home is destroyed by fire

(Stock photo) Four people have escaped unharmed after their home was destroyed by fire overnight. Emergency services were called to the house in South Kolan on Hill End Road just after 7 o'clock to find it fully engulfed in flames as parts of the structure began to collapse. It took two urban and...

Easter Holiday Fatality on Wide Bay Roads

  A man and a woman have died following a fatal traffic crash on the Bruce Highway, south of Maryborough yesterday afternoon. Police and emergency services were called to the scene approximately 6 kilometres north of Tiaro at 3:15pm following reports of a multi-vehicle crash involving three vehicles. Preliminary investigations indicate a car...

Million dollar ticket sold in North Bundaberg

The winner of a Golden Casket ticket worth more than one million dollars is yet to come forward to claim their prize. The new millionaire was one of four division one winners to win $1,051,524.97 in the Saturday Gold Lotto draw. Golden Casket is calling on customers to check their tickets if...

Bundaberg Clinician sacked following investigation

  An independent investigation by the Wide Bay hospital and health services has supported the decision to sack a Bundaberg Hospital doctor.   The specialist was suspended in November following reported allegations he was drinking on the job. He was later terminated whilst on probation and found to have failed to adhere...

Emergency services work to rescue man trapped on Yacht

A rescue operation is currently underway to free a man trapped on his Yacht, after it washed up onto rocks at Moore Park Beach. Emergency services were called to the scene just after midday today and Queensland Fire and Emergency services are currently working get the man in his 60s back...

ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY URGES CAUTION TO PREVENT FURTHER FATALTIES

 The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is imploring drivers to exercise extreme caution as the wild weather continues to batter down on Queensland and New South Wales.   Beyond poor visibility and slippery surfaces, road safety authorities are warning of the lesser-known risks associated with extreme flood and rain events.   ARSF founder and...