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Help on Hand in Wake of Severe Weather

Help is on hand for those in the Gladstone and North Burnett local government area's who have been affected by the recent severe weather events. Jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements are being made available. While 19 Ready Reserve staff are being deployed to help residents access grants with activated...

Sonar Search Continues

Police divers have finished clearing the wreckage of the commercial fishing vessel Dianne off Middle Island. No further bodies were located inside yesterday despite a painstaking and through search. While work is continuing to formally identify the two men found inside the boat on Saturday. Police vessels will conduct a further sonar search...

Recovery Mission

Police divers are travelling from Gladstone to Bustard Bay today where a recovering mission is underway for a trawler and it's six missing crew. Sounding will also commence today. It follows the Life Flight crews returning to shore yesterday with what they said were heavy hearts. The trawler went down on Monday night...

Multiple Airlifts

Our Life flight crews are keeping busy following multiple incidents over the last few days. They airlifted a 52 year old man to the Bundaberg Hospital following an accident with a belt sander on Wednesday. While a 39 year old woman was choppered to hospital with abdominal complications yesterday. A 59 year old...

Search and Rescue Mission Continues

Helicopters, police, Volunteer Marine Rescue and a number of other vessels are entering their third day in searching for a missing fishing boat and it's six crew. They range from 28 to 45 years old and haven't been seen since their sea cucumber trawler sunk near Middle Island on Monday night. LifeFlight's...

Flood Warning

A moderate flood warning is still current for the Burnett River. While we are being assured the levels at Bundaberg are expected to remain below the minor flood level. The Bureau says there should be a moderate flood peak at Eidsvold Bridge today.

Minor Flood Warning for Burnett

A Minor Flood Warning is out for the Burnett River and Major Warning for the Kolan River and Baffle Creek. Between 250 and 450 mm of rainfall has been recorded across the Kolan river catchment area during Monday and Tuesday. There are minor flood levels occurring at Walla -- downstream of the...

Fishing Vessel and Crew Still Missing

The search for a missing commercial fishing boat and 6 crewmen near 1770 is resuming at first light this morning. Yesterday's air and water search failed to find any signs of the vessel that sunk off Middle Island on Monday night or it's crew. Broadcasts across the marine radio network continue in...

Severe Weather Warning

People in the Wide Bay and Burnett regions are being urged to seek shelter and avoid using the telephone with a severe Thunderstorm warning still current. A separate Severe Weather Warning is also out for heavy rainfall and damaging wind gusts between 1770 and Noosa Heads. BOM Forecaster Sam Campbell says area's...

Drowning in Debt

New Data from the Salvation Army reveals vulnerable Australians, including some Bundaberg locals are drowning in debt. The percentage of casual and part-time workers seeking financial assistance from The Salvo’s Moneycare Service has increased by 140%. They're hosting a free information day to help anyone in need of financial assistance this Friday. It'll be at...

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