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Heatwave sweeps through Bundy

We're in for a scorcher during the last week of summer. A heatwave will send temperatures soaring to between six and ten degrees above the average in Bundaberg today.Forecaster from the Bureau of Metrology Peter Clarson says they're forecasting a top of 37 degrees in Bundy today. "Inland of Bundaberg...

Authorities call for caution over tick-borne disease affecting dogs

A small number of dogs, brought into Queensland from the Northern Territory, have tested positive for a potentially fatal tick-borne disease. Biosecurity Queensland says three dogs, that travelled to Queensland in late January have been diagnosed with ehrlichiosis. The condition occurs when dogs are bitten by an infectious brown tick, which can...

Bundy's Anzac Day march scrapped for veteran safety

Another year, another Anzac Day march cancelled in Bundaberg due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week, RSL Bundaberg discussed what Anzac Day services could go ahead under a COVID-safe plan – and most pose too many logistical challenges and uncertainty. President Graham Crowden says the safety of the large number of veterans...

Simulation training for Bundy healthcare educators

Bundaberg healthcare educators are get some extra training themselves today. A two-day, nationally-accredited course is being held in town, for educators, clinicians and academics interested in using simulation as part of their teaching. Lead Clinical Educator Jules Bennet says they'll be able to pass the knowledge they learn, on to students and...

Person in hospital after Thabeban crash

One person, reportedly an adult woman, has been hospitalised after a crash in Bundaberg this morning. Queensland Ambulance were called to the two-car incident on Bundaberg Ring Road and Kay McDuff Drive in Thabeban at 7:10am. The patient was in a stable condition and taken to Friendly Society Hospital with minor injuries....

Promising new research to detect mosquito-borne illness

A fast and low-cost way of detecting malaria is showing promising results. The disease affected four people in the Wide Bay in the past two years. The mosquito-borne illness is easy to treat but hard to diagnose. A new test led by James Cook University detects the magnetic properties in malaria-infected blood. Researchers hope...

Stolen vehicle, Bundaberg West

Sometime between 10pm on Wednesday, February 17 and 4.30am on Thursday, February 18, a vehicle was stolen from the footpath in front of a residence in Mulgrave Street, Bundaberg West. The vehicle (pictured) is described as a 2001 grey Nissan Patrol with Queensland registration plates 960YYT. Police are currently investigating the matter...

Higher infant death rate among socially disadvantaged families, Qld study says

Indigenous infants in Queensland may be dying suddenly and unexpectedly at a rate more than 3.5 times that of non-Indigenous infants. The University of the Sunshine Coast study also found a higher rate of deaths among infants from disadvantaged and vulnerable families. In what is the first large-scale study of all sudden...

Facebook using 'scare tactics' says QLD expert

A social media expert at Central Queensland University says Facebook is using “bullying tactics” and holding Australia to ransom in a fight over advertising revenue. The social media giant has banned Australian users from viewing or sharing local and international news content on its platform. Senior lecturer in information systems and analysis...

Road safety upgrades coming to Princess Street

A busy Bundaberg road will be safer thanks to a multi-million dollar upgrade. $3.5 million worth of upgrades are coming to Princess Street in Bundaberg East to widen road shoulders and upgrade five intersections. It's part of a state government pre-election promise which Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith says will improve road...

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