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Bundaberg booking-up for holiday period

September holidays have shaped up to be bumper period for local tourism. Bundaberg Tourism reported many coastal accommodation providers were already fully booked in the lead up to the holidays, which began on September 19th. CEO Katherine Reid said there is plenty of fun to get up to. "Lady Musgrave Experience will be...

Holiday warning after spate of serious motorbike crashes

A plea from RACQ LifeFlight Rescue for anyone taking the motorbike out for a joyride these school holidays to vigilant. The warning followed a spike in motorcycle crashes across the south east over the past three months, including nine in the Wide Bay Burnett region. "In the space of roughly 12 weeks,...

Fraser Island bushwalker 'safe and well'

A bushwalker missing for three nights on Fraser Island has been found alive.73-year-old Madelaine Nowak got separated from a tour group on Thursday afternoon and had not been heard from since - apart from a text she sent a few hours later, saying she was lost.Police had been searching from...

Man injured in motorcycle crash, North Gregory

A man has been hospitalised following a motorcycle crash south of Bundaberg. Queensland Ambulance said they were called to Turpentine and Newlands Roads in North Gregory at 8:29pm on Thursday. The patient in his 60s was stable, transported to Bundaberg Hospital with from minor injuries.

Fisherman airlifted after Fraser shark attack

A man has been airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a shark off the coast of Fraser Island. The patient in his 50s was believed to have been fishing when he reportedly caught a Whitetip shark sometime before 4pm on Thursday. A spokesperson from Bundaberg's RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter said the...

Charges laid over alleged Walkervale stabbing

A Bundaberg West man has been charged after an alleged stabbing incident in Walkervale. Queensland Ambulance rushed to Barolin Street around 4:30pm on Wednesday, where a patient was suffering from an abdominal wound. A Queensland Police statement said it is alleged a man entered a dwelling "armed with a knife and attacked...

Premier welcomes water bomber to Bundy

A 10,000 litre water bomber has arrived in Bundaberg ahead of the 2020 bush fire season. Queensland has leased Canadian plane as part of a $15 million deal over five years, meaning the state will no longer have to borrow one from New South. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the aircraft will bolster...

Bundaberg farmer hits back at Federal gas plan

  A Bundaberg farmer has expressed concern over the Federal Governments push to reform the gas market as part of its JobMaker plan. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the plan on Wednesday, which he said would involved resetting our east coast gas market by "unlocking additional gas to drive recovery". Lock the Gate...

Authorities crackdown as illegal reef fishing rises

Illegal fishing on the Great Barrier Reef has increased to the highest annual number on record, so authorities will be cracking down these school holidays. The Great Barrier Marine Park Authority reported an 11 per cent increase in offences on the World Heritage Area from the same period last year. Joint Field...

Election promise to rehabilitate Money's Creek

The Member for Burnett has pledged to bump up rehabilitation works on an "environmental catastrophe" in Bundaberg, if the LNP wins the upcoming election. Burnett MP Stephen Bennett says he will commit $300,000 to deal with "the environmental catastrophe that does become Money's Creek". "This issue has been ignored for decades," he...

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