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New attractions as Snakes Downunder reopens

A much-loved local zoo has some international visitors on show for the first time. Snakes Downunder owner Ian Jenkins said the Childers attraction had five new tortoises from Madagascar and a Komodo dragon named Naga. "He's a young fellow from Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic, so he's quite special." Snakes Down Under...

Evade police, Bundaberg North

  Image: Queensland Police Service Media Police are appealing for information in regards to a person who allegedly did a wheelie with no number plates in Bundaberg North. At approximatley 7.50am on July 2, the orange dirt rider was allegedly seen riding on the rear tyre, inbound on Mount Perry Road between Rosedale...

Stolen vehicle, Bundaberg North

  A person has stolen a car has been stolen in Bundaberg North, after they allegedly attempted to enter a number of vehicles on the same street. The unknown person allegedly took off with a silver 2005 Toyota Echo sedan with New South Wales number plates (black letters on white background –...

Locals look forward to boost in Bundy tourists

Bundaberg tourism operators expect big visitor numbers when Queensland borders restrictions are relaxed. They are spruiking the message that Bundaberg is more than rum and turtles, ahead of the Queensland border reopening on July 10. Bundaberg Tourism's Ellie Tonkin said there has been lots of interest from southerners already. "People have been contacting...

Funding support for Bundaberg veterans

More support for local Veterans and their families, with $161,000 worth of grants announced for local organisations. Five ex-service organisations (ESOs) and other veterans groups in Hinkler will receive a share of the Government's Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program. The Bundaberg RSL Sub Branch will receive $6,821. Federal Member...

Rate relief in Bundy budget

Residents will have more money in their hip pocket, with no increase in rates for the majority of locals in this years budget. Bundaberg Regional Council adopted the new numbers in a meeting on Tuesday, which has forecast a $5.25 million deficit for the 2020-21 financial year. Mayor Jack Dempsey said unless...

Search for missing yachtie continues in rough seas

The search continues for a 54-year-old man, missing in waters off Central Queensland. The man was sailing from Gladstone to Bundaberg with a friend, when he fell overboard on Saturday morning near Bustard Head. Acting Sergeant Stacey Van Der Zwan said it was a co-ordinated search and rescue effort. "Hervey Bay Water Police,...

Firies rescue boy at Moore Park

  Image: Queensland Fire & Emergency Services A safe landing for a boy who found himself stuck up a tree in Bundaberg this week. A team of Bundaberg Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to reports of a boy in need of assistance 13 metres up a tree at Moore Park on Monday afternoon. A...

Road safety plea these school holidays

    With the busy school holidays underway, there are renewed calls to stay safe on Bundaberg roads. The Queensland Police Service have launched their state-wide road safety operation aiming to stop lives lost and serious traffic crashes, improving road safety over the busy school holiday period. Bundaberg Police recorded 782 roadside breath tests...

Four lives lost on Queensland roads

Four people have died and three seriously injured in the past 24 hours in five separate incidents on Queensland roads. The crashes come as police launch Operation Cold Snap to coincide the with the school holidays. The state-wide road safety operation aims to reduce the amount of lives lost on our roads. The...

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