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Covid ‘superspreader’ might have infected others in Qld hotel quarantine

Health officials are scrambling to find eight people who stayed on the same floor as a person with a highly infectious strain of coronavirus in a Brisbane quarantine hotel. The suspected super-spreader is one of six passengers who tested positive after flying into Brisbane on a Qatar Airways flight, on February...

Help tidy our town this Clean Up Australia Day

We're being encouraged to grab a pair of gloves, pop on a hat, and head down to a local Clean Up Australia Day event this Sunday. Seventeen clean-ups have been registered across Bundaberg, as part of the annual tidy of the town. Local business Ploys is holding an event at Archies Beach. Owner...

Health, education courses prove popular at CQU

There are 30 per cent more people studying at CQUniversity Bundaberg this year compared to last, with health and education the most in demand courses. More than 200 first year students are wrapping up their orientation week at the local CQUni campus before classes begin on March 8. Bachelor degrees in Nursing,...

Teenager dies after being stung by box jellyfish in Qld

A teenager has died after he was stung by a box jellyfish in Far North Queensland.  The 17-year-old was stung at Patterson Point, near Bamaga about 40kilometres from the tip of the Cape York, last week.  He was airlifted to Townsville Hospital, but he couldn't be saved.  A Queensland Police spokesperson says the...

Queensland police make wish come true for terminally ill girl

Flying in a police helicopter and arresting someone might seem scary to other seven-year-olds, but for Savannah Burns it is a dream come true. Tragically, the Ipswich girl is putting up the biggest fight of all as she battles terminal in cancer. To celebrate her birthday, Gatton police yesterday recruited her as...

Do you recognise this bike?

If you have been missing a red and black Southern Cross Kodiak mountain bike, you might be in luck. One has been handed in to local Police after being located at George Street in Bundaberg West. Bundaberg Police say the bicycle is "fitted with a rear bicycle pannier rack, drink bottle holder...

Funding boost for Bundy firefighters

A helping hand for bushfire affected communities, with $10.7 million set to be handed out to 21 resilience projects across the state. Bundaberg Regional Council will received $178,000 for mobile firefighting equipment through the Queensland and Federal Government Local Economic Recovery Program. Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud says they vowed to...

Hybrid turtle released at Mon Repos

An unusual hybrid sea turtle is back in the ocean after being released in Bundaberg. Iluka (which means 'by the sea' in the Bundjalong language) has the head of a loggerhead turtle but the underside of a flatback turtle and arrived at Sunshine Coast's Sea Life Aquarium in February last year. The...

Popular local show cancelled as coronavirus concerns continue

The popular Gin Gin Show has become the latest country show to fall victim to coronavirus, but organisers are still hopeful of holding an event of some kind. They say the decision to cancel the 2021 has been made with a heavy heart, following advice from Queensland Health on COVID-safe requirements. Gin...

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