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Uniquely Aussie, Bundy grown avos hit the shelves

A chance to support local growers, and have a delicious brekky of avo on toast! Shepard avocados are back in season, with 70 million set to the hit the shelves in the coming weeks. They're usually available in supermarkets until May. New research highlights Aussies are actively seeking out quality, Australian-grown produce but,...

Rescues up across our beaches this summer

Summer's officially done and dusted and it was a hectic one for our surf life savers!   68 people were rescued from the water across the Wide Bay and Capricorn beaches over the past three months, which is triple the number of rescues compared to last summer.   Surf Life Saving Queensland's Peta Lawlor...

Power restored to most as Cyclone Niran intensifies

Category 2 Cyclone Niran hasn't shifted too much overnight.    The slow moving system is currently sitting 350 kilometres northeast of Cairns and 310 kilometres east northeast of Cooktown.   There are sustained winds near the centre of 95 kilometres per hour, with wind gusts to 130 kilometres per hour.    However, as the cyclone strengthens,...

Bundy farmers launch class action over Paradise Dam

Bundaberg farmers will take their concerns regarding the future of Paradise Dam to court in the next coming weeks. Since 2019 they have raised $1 million to fund a class action against the Queensland Government and Sunwater, owner of Paradise Dam. Sunwater has been releasing water from the dam, in order to...

House prices continue to rise in Wide Bay despite the COVID pandemic

As house prices across the nation record their biggest monthly jump in almost two decades, it is good news if you're selling a property in the Wide Bay too. Dwelling prices - which include units and houses - jumped 2.1 per cent across Australia in February, according to new data by...

Wide Bay beach ranked in Qld's top 10

A Hervey Bay beach has been named in Queensland's top ten beaches this summer. Torquay Beach has come in at sixth place, with The Strand in Townsville voted as the best. Surf Lifesaving Queensland put together the list, marking beaches on safety and cleanliness. In the Wide Bay region, lifeguards made a total...

Puuurfect role for anyone who loves pets and road trips

The puuurfect volunteering opportunity for animal lovers, who also love hitting the open road! RSPCA Queensland is calling for drivers to help transfer cats and dogs across the state. The organisation is responsible for the care of more than 50,000 animals annually and every day animals are moved between campuses, pound facilities,...

Tropical Cylone Niran has developed

Tropical cyclone Niran has developed off the Far North Queensland coast.    The Category One system is packing wind gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour and is currently about 235 kilometres northeast of Cairns.   TC Niran continues to move in a north-easterly direction and it's expected to further intensify over the...

Man charged over dangerous shotgun spree ending at Rainbow Beach

  A man is facing serious charges after being accused of going on a gun rampage after getting into a fight with a work colleague at a Gympie pub. Detectives say the 28-year-old man threatened to shoot his coworker during a verbal disagreement at around 6pm, on Saturday. He is accused of going...

Bundy fish and chip legend dies

Every town has a fish and chip shop, but none as special or as famous as Bundaberg's Busy Bee Fish Bar. Kent Wong knew what it took to get locals coming back for more, having owned the shop with his family for 52 years, until his retirement just three weeks ago. Sadly,...

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