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Search for driver allegedly involved in cyclist hit and run, Kepnock

Police are searching for a driver accused of hitting a man on a bicycle with a car, and driving off without providing assistance. Officers say the incident happened around 8:00am on Saturday, while the man was riding westerly along FE Walker Street, in the vicinity of Elliott Heads Road. It is alleged...

Concerns for missing man from Marsden, believed to be in Bundaberg

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 71-year-old man, believed to be in the Bundaberg area.  Kenieth Baker (pictured) was reported missing from Marsden in Logan, and was last seen  around 4.30pm on November 29 at a Second Avenue address. He is described as Caucasian with a large build and dark...

Man injured after being hit by car at Svensson Heights

 A man has been injured after he was hit by a car at Svensson Heights.    Paramedics were called to the scene on the corner of Takalvan Street and Watkin Street just before 9.30pm last night.    The man in his 20s was taken to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition with a leg...

Queensland border reopen plan on track despite Omicron fears

Queensland’s roadmap to reopen this month remains on track with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying she will wait for advice on the new Omicron variant from federal authorities in the next 14 days. It comes a day after the Premier was criticised for her remarks in parliament about Omicron: “The fact that...

Wide Bay sees drop in sugarcane production, as other regions grow

Sugarcane production has grown across Australia, but the numbers aren't as sweet in Bundaberg. New estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show there was a 3 per cent rise nationally during the 2020 harvest period. But tonnage in the Wide Bay reportedly fell by more than 14 per cent, due to...

Emergency services conduct dozens of water rescues as Qld wet season begins

As summer and Queensland's wet season begins, the state's police and fire emergency services are urging everyone to drive to the conditions. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have attended more than 30 water rescues across Queensland in November alone. QPS Assistant Commissioner Ben Marcus says police have already seen drivers taking dangerous...

Farmers fed up with Paradise Dam delays

Calls are continuing to grow for the State Government to release their report on Paradise Dam as frustrated farmers say they face an uncertain future.   Key farming groups have joined forces concerned further delays with the announcement will have detrimental impacts on the future of their crops, investor confidence and economic...

Queensland mandates Covid vaccination for designated "high-risk" settings

Vaccinations against coronavirus are being made mandatory for teachers, staff and workers in both state and private schools across Queensland. It comes as cases of a new deadly strain of the virus - Omicron - are growing in Australia, detected in New South Wales and the Northern Territory earlier in the...

More people bail on blood donation appointments

Australia is experiencing a 'bailer boom' when it comes to donating blood, according to Red Cross Lifeblood. Demand for blood and plasma remains at a ten year high, with 150 blood donations needed in Bundaberg over the next fortnight to keep up with demand. Ms Smetioukh says, according to research, more than...

Emergency plan activated for Paradise Dam as water overflows

Sunwater has activated the Paradise Dam Emergency Action Plan, with the catchment expected to flood within 24 hours. The dam is currently overflowing at 107.8 per cent capacity after weeks of heavy rainfall across Bundaberg and North Burnett. Sunwater's Colin Bendall says they are expecting some increased inflows, which will take the...

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