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Man injured in early morning crash

A man has been rushed to hospital this morning after a crash at Branyan.    It happened around 4:40am on Bonna Road.    It's believed the car the man was travelling in ran off the road and hit a tree.    He was taken to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition with neck, chest and shoulder...

Fraser Island camping sites reopen after dingo precaution

Two Fraser Island camping sites have reopened to the public - just in time for school holidays. Camping Zones 4 and 5, from Happy Valley to Eli Creek and Eli Creek to The Pinnacles, closed earlier in the year because visitors were feeding and interacting with dingoes. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services’...

Smoke expected after controlled burns

There's a few smoke advice warnings in place for the region.    Planned burns to educe the volume of forest fuels will be conducted this week within the Littabella National Park area and the Burrum Coast National Park.    Smoke may been seen in the Littabella, Woodgate and Walkers Point areas.    Motorists are being urged...

New helping hand for those battling prostate cancer

Men with prostate cancer and their families have more support to guide them through the condition. Specialist Nurse Diana Schulz is a new nurse employed to provide specialised support for prostate cancer patients in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. Her goal is to improve outcomes for men impacted by the disease: "We've got around...

COVIC vaccine clinic returns to Agnes Water

A coronavirus vaccine clinic in set to return to a town north of Bundaberg from Monday. The three-day clinic will open in Agnes Water to deliver second doses of the Pfizer vaccine, accepting walk ins for people who have had their first. Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell...

On your marks: Bundy students get inspired by Olympian visit

  An Olympic race walker has tantalised Bundaberg school students with his stories of competing for his country. This week it was announced the city will have an Olympic-sized pool complete by 2024, right in time for local kids to start training for the proposed Queensland Olympics. Dane Bird Smith has been touring...

Child killers to face tougher penalties under new Queensland laws

Tougher laws that would deny child killers from applying for parole during a life sentence are being proposed by the State Government. There has been widespread outrage across Queensland after Barrie Watts, who was sentenced to life for killing Noosa schoolgirl Sian Kingi in 1987, has made a bid for parole. But...

Facebook feature hopes to help boost blood donations

You could soon get a prompt from Facebook every time blood supplies are running low in your area. The social media giant is teaming up with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood to launch a new feature in Australia to encourage more residents to donate blood. Facebook's Mia Garlick says the feature has been...

Young man suffers serious burns while working on motorbike

A man is in a serious condition after suffering burns while working on a motorbike at Walkervale.    It happened around 12:30pm yesterday on High street.    The 20-year-old was burned badly on his face and upper body and was taken to Bundaberg Hospital.    Another man suffered minor burns during the incident and was taken...

Warning for boaties as whale migration season approaches

A reminder for boaties to stay 100 metres away from humpbacks, if you're lucky enough to spot one off the Bundaberg coast!    Whales have begun their journey north with more than 25,000 expected to make the trek to warmer waters this winter.   Ranger Steve Hoseck says if you see a whale, you...

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