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Hefty fines on the line for interacting with Fraser Island dingos

  With the school holidays underway, we're being reminded to be dingo safe at K'gari (Fraser Island). More than 12,000 people are expected to camp on the island these school holidays, a 15 per cent rise on 2020. Ranger in Charge Linda Behrendorff is encouraging visitors to remain dingo safe. "For calling them over...

Police investigate shocking burns incident

    Police are appealing for dashcam vision after a man suffered severe burns to his body in Bundaberg.   It's understood a 36 year old man stopped to speak to another man known to him in Walkervale on Friday afternoon.   It's unknown how he sustained the injuries but was later transported to hospital.   Authorities are...

'Queen of quarantine' goes viral with brown paper bag fashion creations

An Ipswich woman has gone viral after sharing her brown paper bag fashion creations online while in hotel quarantine. Monique Mach of Mount Forbes was put in quarantine after visiting the Netherlands to be at her mother's beside before she passed away from a terminal illness. Monique told River 949's Marnie and...

Where to get a jab locally on ‘Super Pfizer’ weekend

Health authorities are hoping the ‘Super Pfizer’ walk-in weekend will boost Queensland’s lagging vaccination rate, with four hubs to open in the Wide Bay alone. Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is opening up the Hervey Bay and Bundaberg TAFE for walk-ins on Saturday and Sunday. The Maryborough Town Hall and mobile...

Truck driver arrested after attempting to drive through border barrier

  Queensland has recorded one new community case linked to the Sunnybank cluster as the state prepares for 'Super Pfizer Weekend'. The new case was detected in home quarantine and is linked to the St Thomas More College cluster. Unfortunately that family’s 14-day quarantine period restarts today. Meanwhile, more than 16,000 vehicles have been...

Volunteer Surf Life Savers return to Bundy beaches

Our volunteer surf life savers are preparing to hit Bundaberg beaches once again this weekend. The season officially starts on Saturday, in time for the September school holidays, and will run until May. More than 8,000 lifesavers will be back on the sand statewide. Surf Life Saving Queensland spokesperson Cameron McConville says our...

Illegal fishers caught and fined

Two commercial fishers have had their licences suspended.  One has been fined $13,000 grand in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court and had his licence suspended for two years for 18 offences including possessing and selling regulated fish and catch reporting irregularities.   His illegal haul included female and undersized mud crabs, sawfish rostrums, and...

Recent spike in crashes prompts safety plea

A recent spike in serious crashes has led to a warning from our rescue chopper crews.   RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, including the Bundaberg based crew, have been called out to 14 missions in the past seven days.   It includes a man in his thirties, who was flown to hospital, after crashing his dirt...

Donations needed for struggling Bundy students

It is a sad thought, but a harsh reality. Many Bundaberg students start the new school year without essential back-to-school items, such as stationary or uniforms. Making its way to Bundaberg for a third year in a row, a program will provide school resources at low cost and haircuts for free. Centacare CQ's...

Home quarantine now enforced with text message compliance measures

People in home quarantine will be forced to respond to a text message within 10 minutes to ensure they're complying with stay-at-home orders. Health Minister Yvette D'Ath announced the new strict check-in measures during State Parliament saying from today, people in home quarantine will be texted randomly giving them 10 minutes...

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