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Council Crackdown on Waste

The Bundaberg council is declaring their own war on waste, banning plastic straws at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. They're also moving to ban the release of helium balloons into the atmosphere. It's following pleas from local school kids to implement measures to protect our marine life. The new local law that prohibits the...

Police Search for Man Involved in Carjacking

The man hunt is continuing following a carjacking incident in Bundaberg. Police alleged a man first took off with car on Woondooma Street on Friday afternoon after a good samaritan rushed over to help in an altercation between two people. It's alleged the man involved in the altercation stole the good samaritan's...

Biggest Morning Tea Launch

The Cancer Council Queensland will officially launch Australia‚Äôs Biggest Morning Tea in Bundaberg this morning. Over the past 25 years in Queensland, $31.2 million has been raised through the fundraising event.  We're urged to host a morning tea any time in April, May or June. Senior coordinator for fundraising in the Wide Bay...

Anzac Day Bin Collection Changes

Some Bargara residents will have to put their bins out a day earlier to accommodate the Bargara Dawn Service on Wednesday. Council's asking those impacted to have their bins out and ready to be collected by tonight. The affected properties have been notified by a flyer.  

More Water Tests

More tests have been conducted on the water at Svensson Heights and today it remains safe to drink. Queensland Health and Bundaberg Regional Council carried out the tests that were taken from a few areas. They show switching to a new water supply and flushing the suburb's mains of the PFAS chemical...

Unconfirmed Sighting of Missing Gyrocopter

Ten helicopters and the Challenger Jet will continue searching an area south of Baffle Creek this morning for a missing Gyrocopter.  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says this is based on an unconfirmed but credible sighting from a member of the public. The aircraft took off from an airstrip just north...

Value of Horticulture Under Investigation

The true value of horticulture in the region will soon be under investigation. Bree Gima from Bundaberg fruit and vegetable growers believes the statistics are very outdated and we're worth much more money than what's being reported. The State government will inject up to 200 thousand dollars into conducting a pilot...

Search For Missing Gyrocopter

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is searching for a missing gyrocopter that took off on a flight from Bundaberg to Yeppoon. They say one person was on board and anyone who may have seen or heard the aircraft between 1pm and 6pm yesterday is urged to call the Joint Rescue Coordination...

Power Outage Update

Around 25 thousand locals went without power for about three hours last night after pole top equipment was damaged. The residents effected were supplied from the South Bundaberg, Bundaberg Central and Bargara substations. The damaged equipment is on the main high-voltage line in Burrum Street, near the rail underpass but it's not...

Man Facing Raft of Charges Following Armed Robbery

A 26 year old man from Innes Park is set to reappear in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court today on a string of charges.  He's been remanded in custody following an armed robbery incident in Burnett Heads last Monday. It's alleged three men confronted two men when they were fishing and demanded the...