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BREAKING | Adani Awards $100 Million Rail Contract

Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani.  AAP Image/ Cameron Laird Adani has announced the more than $100 million rail contract has been awarded to Australian-founded and operated Martinus Rail, with the contract being delivered out of Rockhampton. In a major win for regional Queensland, the contractor will base itself out of Adani’s newly...

Exercise Scientist Makes Moves For Teaching

USC Graduate Jacob Hohn.  Image Supplied  A USC exercise science graduate is using the latest knowledge in exercise physiology and biomechanics to teach Bundaberg school children agility, balance, coordination and speed. Jacob Hohn graduated from USC recently with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and is working as an assistant coach...

Turtle-y Awesome Start To The Season

It’s official – the turtle season is here! The bells will ring across Bundaberg on Friday as the region celebrates the first turtle to come ashore to nest this season. Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said the flatback turtle, who came ashore on Wednesday night, was extra special. “She was...

LNP | Qld Has Highest Unemployment Rate

Image Credit: ABS Queensland now has the highest unemployment rate of any state in Australia, according to ABS figures released on Thursday.   The state’s unemployment rate rose to 6.6% (trend) in September – leaving a record 178,000 Queenslanders out of work (see ABS September table above). LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim...

Paradise Dam Filling Taps In Childers And Woodgate

Image Credit: Pexels  Water from Paradise Dam is helping ensure the taps keep running in Childers and Woodgate. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said today that the townships’ water source - Gregory Weir - had gone from approaching a critical low to almost full, thanks to Paradise Dam water. “Sunwater has been...

Get Some Pork On Your Fork

Image Credit: Pixabay  We are being urged to be aware of the threat of African swine fever (ASF) to the local pork industry. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said everyone had a role to play in protecting our pig industry from this biosecurity threat and now was the time...

Health Unit On Wheels Considered For Mining Communities

Image Credit: CC0  Expressions of interest are to be called for a health service-on-wheels to deliver vital medical checks to coal mine workers throughout regional Queensland. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham speaking in Queensland Parliament on Wednesday said that bids would be sought in November for expert providers to deliver the service. “The mobile...

Local Centre Supports Monthly Pop-Up Markets

Image Supplied  Local Bundaberg businesses have an opportunity to demonstrate their talent and skills at Stockland Bundaberg’s newest monthly artisan pop-up markets. The monthly markets located in the centre next to Gloria Jeans are designed to help local artisans share their handmade goods and work on growing their small businesses. Paul Davis, Centre...

Two Men And Woman Charged Over Drug Bust, Torbanlea

Detectives investigating drug supply at Torbanlea in the Hervey Bay area have successfully impacted a sophisticated cannabis operation. At the beginning of the month, Detectives executed a search warrant at a property on Joynson Road. During the search, Police located a large cannabis hydroponic production system. A further search of the property located...

Appeal For Witnesses After Pedestrian Almost Mowed Down

Bundaberg Police want to hear from anyone who saw a motorist run two red lights and almost mow down a person trying to cross the road last Wednesday.   A grey Holden Captiva SUV was spotted driving east bound on Takalvan Street, Bundaberg after 5:00PM.   It is alleged the vehicle ran a red light at...

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