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High-powered water bombing plane returns to Bundaberg

Touted as the one of the most valuable tools in the state’s firefighting arsenal, the Large Aerial Tanker has returned to Bundaberg just as bushfire danger begins to loom.   This week, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was in Bundaberg to welcome the LAT and the Canadian crew, who have just finished two...

Stolen car found engulfed in flames

Police are investigating after a stolen car went up in flames overnight in Bundaberg North.    Firefighters were called to Waterview Road and Wells Street around 7:25pm.    A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson says when crews arrived the car was fully engulfed and it took around 15 minutes to put out the...

Teen arrested over break and enters

A teenage boy has been arrested after a number of recent break and enters at Hervey Bay.    According to police, several businesses in Pialba and Urraween were broken into and had items stolen, between Saturday and Monday.    The 14-year-old boy has now been charged with six counts of enter premises and commit...

Byron Bay COVID case threatens border bubble with northern NSW

  UPDATE 2.15PM Increased border restrictions will be reinstated for the local government areas of Byron Bay and Tweed, as a COVID-19 case is detected in Byron Bay. Byron and Tweed LGAs will become part of the restricted New South Wales border zone from 1am, Wednesday, September 22. The NSW government has issued stay-at-home...

Holiday makers flock to Bundaberg

Operators are reporting solid bookings across Bundaberg for week one of the school holidays.   Bargara is booked out but accommodation is still available in the CBD this week.    However Ellie Tonkin from Bundaberg Tourism says numbers are down on this time last year.   "Last year was an incredibly strong school holiday season as...

Early morning crash at Bargara

A patient has been taken to hospital after an early morning crash at Bargara.   It happened around 5:44am on Woongarra Scenic Drive.   One person was assessed at the scene and was taken to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition. 

700 Queensland pharmacies ready to deliver Moderna vaccines

Moderna will be available at Queensland pharmacies from tomorrow. The jab is being offered to anyone aged 12 and above. Chris Owen from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia says hundreds of stores are already starting to offer bookings. “The appointments may be coming online today and tomorrow depending on when each individual pharmacy...

Overnight crash leaves one injured

 A woman is recovering in hospital after a crash at Childers.    The single vehicle crash happened just before 7:00pm on North Street.    Queensland Ambulance Service says the car the woman was travelling in crashed into a power pole.   She was taken to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries and...

Whopping 56,907 Queenslanders get jab during super Pfizer weekend

Queensland has recorded zero new local cases but two cases both in hotel quarantine. One was acquired overseas and the other is a person from NSW. Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says the government is confident the risk is low. Ms D’Ath has also flagged a third case - a person who travelled from...

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