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Driver in serious condition after being freed from rollover

A man has been hospitalised in a serious condition after being freed from a truck rollover in the Bundaberg region. Emergency crews were called to the incident on the Bruce Highway at Apple Tree Creek at 10:48am yesterday morning, where the driver was trapped in the cabin. RACQ Lifeflight Rescue say a...

Home destroyed by flames overnight, Pine Creek

A home has been destroyed by flames after a fire broke out in the Bundaberg region overnight. Emergency crews were called to a Matts Road property in Pine Creek at 7:42pm, where a one story brick house was fully involved in flames. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services say it took nine crews...

Fancy saving turtles in the Burnett River, well here's how you can help

Waterway cleaners are making their way to Bunderberg, urging locals to roll up their sleeves and take part in a massive clean-up. Charity organisation Ocean Crusaders will begin a five-day rubbish removal project along the Burnett river this Saturday. The charity’s Ian Thompson says the clean-up will help protect wildlife from debris. “It...

New funding aimed at getting more support for Bundaberg cashless welfare cardholders

Half a million dollars has been set aside to help Bundaberg families on the controversial cashless card trial access financial counselling and parenting programs. The Federal Member for Hinkler says $550,000 will be pumped into the welfare program, which currently has 5,000 people signed up across the region. The money will be...

Youth crime crisis: Calls to "stop the bull..."

A passionate anti-crime group is blasting the Premier's new youth justice reforms, accusing her of being more interested in party politics than listening to the community. Townsville's One Community One Standard founder Jeff Adams says the bail law changes, announced yesterday, reek of a "soft on crime" attitude. "Not enough, no where...

GPS tagging, new youth bail laws to clampdown on Queensland's youth crime

The Premier has announced a raft of reforms targeting the youth crime crisis in Queensland, describing the move as "strong action". But the Opposition says the changes are "dodging the critical issue" of making breach of bail an offence. Annastacia Palaszczuk is introducing seven measures to stop repeat juvenile offenders as public...

Temps to drop below Feb average

Summer is taking a short break, with unseasonably cooler conditions on the way according the weather bureau. Bureau of Meteorology Forecaster Rosa Hoff says a south-easterly wind change will make conditions a lot more comfortable, but it could be blustery. "Condition's are likely to be 1 to 3 degrees below average in...

Almost 600 crimes committed in Bundy in January

It has been a busy start to 2021 for Bundaberg police officers. Almost 600 offences were committed in January according to the latest crime states, a slight increase compared to December. Theft, breaching domestic violence orders and drug related offences were some of the top charges handed out last month. But while crime...

Kepnock motorcyclist killed in 4WD drive collision

A 70-year-old local man has died following a two vehicle crash in Kepnock on Friday. Police said a 4WD and motorcycle collided at the intersection of Boundary and Walker streets, with the motorcycle rider declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the 4WD, a 19-year-old Kepnock man, was not physically injured. Investigations...

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