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Police officer stood down, Road Policing Command

  A 53-year-old male senior constable from Road Policing Command has been stood down from duty with the Queensland Police Service. The officer has been issued with a Notice to Appear in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court for two charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle, pursuant to the Criminal Code. The incident...

Bundaberg Rum announces fund to help hospitality industry

Iconic Queensland brand Bundaberg Rum has announced a new $11.5 million fund called ‘Raising the Bar’ to support Australia’s bars, pubs, and clubs as they rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic. Any licensed venue in Australia, whether they’re regional or metro, regardless of if they’re a Bundaberg Rum or Diageo stockist, can...

Speedster slapped with $1000 fine, Torbanlea

  A Bundaberg man has been hit with a $1000 fine and eight demerits after allegedly being nabbed going nearly 50km/h over the limit. Police allege the 25-year-old was driving 147 in a 100km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Torbanlea earlier this month. The driver of the vehicle was issued with a...

Fire warning ahead of Winter

Fire authorities have warned of "deadlock dangers" as the risk of house fires increase during Winter. Queensland Fire and Emergency Service have plead with locals to upgrade as well as check their smoke alarms, following one house fire in the Bundaberg and Wide Bay region since early June. QFES Spokesperson Darren Welsh...

Single car crash, Innes Park

A patient has been injured in a single-car crash at Innes Park. The patient, reportedly a man, was taken to Bundaberg Hospital following the crash on Coolanblue Avenue around 6.11pm on Tuesday night. Paramedics say they were taken in a stable condition with minor injuries. Image: File

More chilly mornings to come for Bundy

Temperatures have plummeted to single digits in Central Queensland overnight. The mercury dropped to around 8.9°C in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Bundaberg. According to BOM, a trough off the east coast would cause lows to dip below 10 degrees until Saturday. Shane Kennedy from the Bureau of Meteorology said they...

Promise of flashing school signs for Bundy

The LNP has promised to commit $1.9 million to install flashing lights at 17 schools across Bundaberg, if the party wins the next state election. Speaking in town on Monday, opposition leader Deb Frecklington said she aimed to create certainty for drivers, as well as keeping our kids safe. "Right here at...

Community to remember local tragedy

  Bundaberg will hit a tragic milestone on Tuesday, marking 20 years since the Childer's Palace Backpackers Hostel fire. Nine women and six men perished in the blaze deliberately lit by Robert Paul Long. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is no official memorial but the Bundaberg Mayor and Deputy Mayor will lay a...

Pedestrian incident, Bundaberg West

Image: File A man in his mid-20s has been hospitalised following a vehicle and pedestrian incident in Bundaberg West. Paramedics were called to the scene at Mulgrave Street at 10:27pm on Sunday night. The man was taken stable to Bundaberg Hospital with a head injury.

"Test Covid boundaries" says Bundaberg LNP MP

(Image: Pixabay) Queensland should be willing to "test the boundaries" with Coronavirus, according to a Bundaberg-based Federal minister. Hinkler's Keith Pitt says Queensland should push ahead with re-opening its borders, despite a jump in coronavirus cases in Victoria. Queensland could now delay reopening borders - something that was set to happen on July...

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