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COVID-19 jab available to locals aged 70 and over at GP clinics

 GPs clinics in Bundaberg will start offering coronavirus jabs from next week. The vaccine rollout's set to start in 1,100 clinics across Australia from Monday, with a website to be launched today letting us know where those people included in phase 1b can access the jab. The phase includes up to 14.8...

Baby turtles killed by dogs on pet-prohibited beach

Dozens of turtle hatchlings have been killed by dogs, on a pet-prohibited beach on the Fraser Coast. According to David Lewis from Fraser Coast Regional Council, two dogs attacked and killed 20 baby turtles at Point Vernon Beach last week. “The turtles were killed because dog owners were irresponsible and let their...

Man in hospital after early morning snake bite

A man in his 70s has been hospitalised after reportedly being bitten by a snake north of Bundaberg early this morning. Queensland Ambulance were called to a private residence on Muller Road in Baffle Creek at 2:12am. The man was taken to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

Swim lessons cancelled in covid-19 leads to spike in QLD drownings

An increase in drownings during summer is prompting calls for urgent action to recruit more swim teachers across Queensland. A Royal Life Saving Australia report reveals 20 people have drowned in pools, beaches, rivers and dams - that is a 23 per cent jump when compared with last summer. The report shows...

Ten charged in major Bundy drug bust

Ten people have been charged with nearly 60 offences as part of Operation Sierra Calypso, a protracted operation targeting organised illicit drug distribution within the greater Bundaberg Region. The six month operation involved detectives from the Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and the Wide Bay District Tactical Crime Squad (TCS). On March...

Builders under pressure as housing demand soars in Bundy

Bundaberg builders are struggling to keep up with demand, with building approvals jumping 19 per cent drop in the three months to January. A surge in dwelling approvals right across Queensland over the past year is leading to a shortage of materials and other logistical issues. Paul Bidwell from Master Builders says...

Bundaberg bicycle bandits

Two bikes have been stolen from the Bundaberg area over the weekend, according to Police. The first was stolen from Smyth Court in North Bundaberg sometime between 4:30am and 5:30am on Saturday morning. Police say it is a green BMX with yellow hand grips and black pedals. "Police are currently investigating the matter...

Career hub to change young people's lives in Wide Bay

A new training facility aimed at tackling high youth unemployment will open its doors in the Wide Bay as part of a national trial.The hub is one of 10 being rolled out across the county as part of a $50million Federal Government investment to improve employment opportunities for high school...

More COVID-19 fragments found in Bundaberg sewage

Fragments of coronavirus have been detected in sewage in the Bundaberg region. SARS-CoV-2 was found in the Millbank system last week. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Doctor Jeannette Young says anyone with symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested. "Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, and...

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