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Bargara Man Diagnosed With MS Is $200,000 Richer

Image Credit: The Lott A Bargara man, recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has described his $200,000 Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot win as life-changing. The Queensland player took home the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1440, drawn Friday 23 August 2019. The excited man plans to crack open...

Local Boatie Recognised For Help With Search

Mr Nicholas Hart with Acting Inspector Glenn Cameron. Image Supplied.   A Bundaberg man has been recognised for allowing Police to use his boat to make an arrest on the Burnett River.   Acting Inspector Glenn Cameron presented Nicholas Hart with an Inspector’s certificate, in recognition of his assistance in May 2019. Earlier this year, police were...

Bushfire Near Gin Gin

UPDATE | Firefighters are at the scene of a grass fire near Gin Gin on Friday.   It is burning near Delan Road and Wallaville Goondoon Road, Delan. This fire is under control and posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are currently patrolling the area. Smoke may affect surrounding areas throughout...

Couple’s Life Work Reveals Mystery Of Hervey Bay’s Humpbacks

Migaloo in the early days.  Image Credit: Dr Trish Franklin.   The only rest-stop on the southern migration of humpback whales is crowded at this time of year as a staggering 12,000 females and young detour into Queensland’s Hervey Bay. This phenomenon, now involving approximately a third of the total humpback whale population,...

Parliament Backs Government On Mine & Quarry Worker Safety

Parliament has rejected an LNP move to delay action on health and safety reforms for the state’s 50,000 mine and quarry workers. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Parliament voted down an LNP move to set up a three-month Parliamentary inquiry into mine safety. “Now is not the time for talk. It...

YOU'RE INVITED | Moore Park Beach Community Forum

Bundaberg police are ready to answer your questions Bundaberg Police are holding a community forum at Moore Park Beach next week. They said this is one of a series of forums being held across the area and is a great opportunity to meet your local police, raise community safety concerns and ask...

Variety Bash To Roll Into Town

2018 Variety Bash Mackay Special School Bus.  Image Supplied  The 30th annual Variety Bash Queensland kicks off on Wednesday 28th August in Mackay, with over 100 crazily themed cars and more than 300 colourfully costumed crew taking part in the ten-day, 3360-kilometre journey – all to raise funds to give more...

Blaze Sparks Near Gin Gin

A fire has sparked near Gin Gin on Wednesday. Crews are tackling the vegetation fire near the Bruce Highway and Tessellaris Trail, Takilberan. It is not threatening property at this stage. Firefighters have contained the blaze, however smoke may affect the Bruce Highway during the afternoon. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. Residents...

'Don’t Die on Rural Roads Campaign' Launched In Monto

Image Credit: Pixabay Acting Superintendent Pat Swindells was joined by Road Policing Command colleagues and partner agencies to launch the Don’t Die on Rural Roads safety campaign at Monto Police Station on Wednesday.   The Queensland road toll currently sits at 118 for the year of which 12% have been in the Wide...

Blaze West Of Maryborough

A vegetation fire has sparked west of Maryborough on Wednesday.   Crews are tackling the blaze near Doongul Stock Route, North Aramara. The fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the day. Residents are asked to...

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