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Ex-HMAS Tobruk Scuttling Window Extended

The public viewing area for the Ex-HMAS Tobruk is temporarily closed. It will remain closed until midnight tonight due to ship loading in the Bundaberg Port area. Organisers of the scuttling say it does not mean the Tobruk is being towed out during this time. Project Manager Steven Hoseck says they've extended...

Cane Crush Off to a Flying Start

Things are looking good for cane growers in the Childers region who are reporting near perfect field conditions. The crushing season roared into action at the weekend and growers are expecting to yield around 90 tonnes of cane per hectare. The Isis Mill is set to process about 1,315,000 tonnes of...

Plan's to Bring Down Bundy's Power Bills

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has been and gone through Bundaberg, discussing  plans to lower power bills for Bundaberg households. She's promising to introduce competition into regional Queensland’s retail electricity market. Ms Frecklington says it could bring bills down by 300 dollars. 

Ex-HMAS Tobruk Scuttling Postponed

Ex-HMAS Tobruk was supposed to be scuttled today but it's being postponed. Senior Project officer Dan Clifton says its due to unfavourable weather conditions. The ex-navy ship has been undergoing preparations to become a world-class dive site for the past eight months. Mr Clifton is hoping the scuttling, halfway between Bundaberg and Hervey...

Cane Train Warning

The cane harvesting season is set to kick off today which means cane trains will be out and about. Bundaberg Sugar is warning motorists to watch out for trains as they'll be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week from June to December. A cane train fully loaded can weigh...

Full Steam Ahead for Bundaberg's Cruising Industry

The first cruise ship ever to port in Bundaberg and been and gone through the region, delighting locals. 'Silver Discoverer’, a 338-foot luxury cruise ship, dropped in on Saturday as part of its 15-day Port Vila to Cairns cruise. Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones says it's arrival signifies the start...

Brain Cancer Fundraiser

10 year old Madison Pashley from Bundaberg is continuing her battle against brain cancer, having now finished 12 months of chemotherapy. Staff at the Bundaberg Hospital Renal Unit are fundraising to support brain cancer patients. They held a morning tea for the Brainchild Foundation yesterday. Madi is the grand-daughter of one of...

Organised Crime Gangs Group Raids Burnett Heads Address

Two people are expected to front court today after police and the organised crime gangs group raided a Burnett Heads property. A 34 year old woman and 43 year old man have both been charged with supplying and possessing dangerous drugs and more. It's after police  searched a Sea Esplanade address yesterday...

Man to Front Court on Manslaughter Charges

A 29 year old man facing manslaughter charges is due to front the Bundaberg Magistrates Court this morning. Police allege he was driving a ute that collided with a hatchback at Rochedale on June 3rd. It's alleged the ute was travelling in the wrong direction on the Gateway Motorway. The...

Thieves Target Tools

Offenders are targeting vehicles and tools around the Bundaberg region. Police say they've received a number of reports recently and they're urging locals to lock it or loose it. They're also asking tradies to keep photographs of valuable equipment, including serial numbers, on file.