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HIV Cases In Wide Bay Health District Decrease In Line With Qld

Image Credit: CC0  New cases of HIV in the Wide Bay Hospital and Health District have decreased between 2018 and 2019.   The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service saw four people diagnosed with HIV in 2018.  That number dropped to three in 2019.   The number of people confirmed positive in 2017 was two,...

Near Drowning 1770

UPDATE | Paramedics have taken a teenage boy to Bundaberg Hospital after he almost drowned at 1770. He was in a stable condition.   EARLIER | A teenager has almost drowned at 1770 on Tuesday.   Paramedics were called to a location off Captain Cook Drive at 1:17PM.   The boy was listed as serious but stable  Emergency crews...

Fire Alight West Of Lowmead

UPDATE | A bushfire is alight west of Lowmead on Tuesday.   It sparked at Boyne Valley on Sunday January 5. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises it is burning near Dalga Back Road and Dalga Road. This fire continues to burn within containment lines and poses no threat to property at this time. QFES...

Deb’s 10-Point-Plan To Get Qld Bushfire Ready Rubbished By Labor

Deb Frecklington of the Liberal National Party (Left), and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.(AAP Image/Darren England) LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has announced a 10-point-plan to overhaul Queensland’s bushfire strategy to improve public safety and protect property. “The LNP will take decisive action to get Queensland bushfire-ready in wake of the incredible tragedies we have...

Top Jobs And Where To Find Them

Image Credit: Pixabay  Despite recent flat construction activity in Wide Bay, a handful of specific trades will be in high demand moving forward, with skills shortages identified by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ). An average of an extra 302 electricians, 110 plumbers and 66 tilers will be needed each year over the next...

36 Doctors Launch Careers In Bundy & Hervey Bay

36 junior doctors are embarking on the first steps of their medical careers at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service facilities. The new interns, 27 who are based at Bundaberg and 9 at Hervey Bay, are participating in a week-long orientation program to familiarise themselves with each hospital, its services and...

Siemens Will Stand By Adani

By Siemens Pressebild, Photo taken from with the friendly permission of Siemens Germany by Christian Kuhna CC BY-SA 3.0 Siemens announced over the weekend that it has decided to continue working on the Adani Carmichael coal export project. Joe Kaeser from Siemens posted an open letter on their website, thanking everyone...

Rain Forecast To Green Up Bundaberg

Keep the brolly handy, there is a 70 per-cent chance of rain in Bundaberg for the first three days of this week. Forecaster, Lauren Pattie said the best falls will arrive mid week.  "So a few millimetres again Monday, Tuesday; those storms potentially a little bit more likely for your Bundaberg and...

Wounding, Maryborough

Police are investigating the wounding of a man at Tinana on Wednesday afternoon. Around 1pm yesterday, a 43-year-old man was approached by another man at Scholtz Park and an altercation took place. During the altercation, the man stabbed the 43-year-old man with a knife and stole his bag. He then ran from...

2019: The Warmest And Driest Year On Record

Australia's mean temperature in 2019 was 1.52 °C above average, making it the warmest on record since consistent national temperature records began in 1910 and surpassing the previous record of 1.33 °C above average set in 2013. Meanwhile, the national average rainfall total in 2019 was 277 mm, the lowest since...

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