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Locals stepping up, doing their bit to fight prostate cancer

Locals will take to the Bundaberg streets this Men's Health Week, to help raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia's "Walk for Him" challenge sees people walk 49,000 steps during the week of June 13th to 19th, representing the 49 men diagnosed in Australia each...

New e-scooter laws coming into effect from November 1

Mandatory bells and 12 km/h speed limits on footpaths are part of new e-scooter laws the Queensland Government will implement from November 1 to improve safety. A new package of regulation changes includes speed limits on some footpaths, mandating warning devices, enforcement of non-complying devices, increased penalties for high-risk offences, and...

Fishermen rescued from upturned boat after hours stranded at sea

A freezing five hours in the water for two fishermen, after their tinny went down off Fraser Island, early yesterday morning. The men set off from Rainbow Beach for a night-fishing expedition on Saturday evening, but several hours later, their vessel started getting hit by waves and began taking on water. The...

Do you recognise these unclaimed items?

  A pressure cleaner, jewellery and a hat adorned with pins and an army badge, are just some of the items handed in to local police in Bundaberg over the past few weeks. Officers have released a list of lost items yet to be claimed from the Bundaberg property room, and are...

Two in hospital after Bundaberg North crash

  A two-vehicle crash in Bundaberg North has left a pair in hospital. Emergency crews rushed to Walters Street and Mount Perry Road around 5pm on Thursday. Two patients were in stable conditions, according to Queensland Ambulance. The pair were taken to Bundaberg Hospital for further treatment.

Thousands still waiting as insurers play catch up

More than 200,000 insurance claims have been lodged in flood-affected parts of Queensland and New South Wales, following this year's flood events.    Legal Aid Queensland reports that due to the high volume of claims, some residents are yet to have their damaged properties assessed.    Lawyer Paul Holmes says insurers are backed up ...

Truck flips in early morning Bruce H'way crash

  UPDATE AT 7.48AM: The Bruce Highway at Isis River is now clear, according to Queensland Traffic, following an earlier crash. EARLIER: Delays are expected on the Bruce Highway, south of Childers, this morning after a truck rolled into a ditch. Emergency crews rushed to Isis River, near Broadhurst Homestead Road, where the vehicle flipped...

Fears for farmers as lettuce prices skyrocket amid shortage

Lockyer Valley lettuce farmers are in dire need of a multi-pronged financial package to help them survive while consumers can expect the price of lettuce to remain stubbornly high, according to the nation’s peak horticulture body. The cost of lettuce has ballooned across Australian supermarkets with reports of prices fetching anywhere...

Walkervale crash leaves one in hospital

  A crash in Bundaberg has left a person in hospital. The two-vehicle incident happened on the corner of Alice and Hunter Streets in Walkervale this morning. Queensland Ambulance were called to the scene at 10.27am. The patient was in a stable condition, taken to Bundaberg Hospital for further treatment.

Biloela's Murugappan family flying home to Queensland

After 1200 days in detention limbo, Biloela's Murugappan family are finally on their way home. Priya and Nades and their Australian-born daughters Kopika, 6, and Tharnicaa, 4, are departing Perth early on Wednesday. The family - also known as Nadesalingams - were initially held on Christmas Island back in 2018 before being...

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