Regional News

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Molasses truck rollover cuts traffic on Peak Downs Highway

Molasses truck rollover cuts traffic on Peak Downs Highway

THE Peak Downs Highway remained closed at 6pm after a B-double carrying molasses rolled near Nebo Wednesday afternoon.

WATCH: Tourist snaps platypuses mating at Eungella

WATCH: Tourist snaps platypuses mating at Eungella

AN ITALIAN tourist has captured a highly sought after video of platypuses mating at Eungella National Park in the Pioneer Valley.

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Foxtel to launch Australia's first 4k channel

Foxtel to launch Australia's first 4k channel

AUSTRALIANS will finally be able to tune into next-generation television broadcasts later this year.

Cattle truck driver kicked by bull, suffers serious injuries

Cattle truck driver kicked by bull, suffers serious injuries

A CATTLE truck driver has copped a kick to the head while trying to load a bull into a truck on a cattle property west of Mackay.

How to ease housing cost pressures

How to ease housing cost pressures

THE cost of housing price pressure could be eased if new migrants were encouraged to settle in rural or regional centres, according to one former Prime Minister

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Bowen Basin sinkhole potentially linked to historic mining

Bowen Basin sinkhole potentially linked to historic mining

A SINKHOLE near Clermont may be linked to historical mining activity, according to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

The letter you don’t want to get

The letter you don’t want to get

IF YOU get this letter in the mail from the tax man, you could be in big trouble. But “don’t panic”, says one expert. Here’s what you need to do.

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Moranbah home destroyed by fire

Moranbah home destroyed by fire

A Moranbah home was destroyed after a blaze broke out on Forrest Drive on Friday night.

Report gives net free zones big tick, more fish being caught

Report gives net free zones big tick, more fish being caught

RECREATIONAL fishing in the region has been better than ever after the introduction of net free zones, according to a federally funded report.

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Tragedy inspires a mother's fight to boost vital services

Tragedy inspires a mother's fight to boost vital services

A COLLINSVILLE mother has vowed to keep fighting following two separate petitions to increase the number of emergency personnel in her town.

How after-hours doctor saved Mackay toddler's life

How after-hours doctor saved Mackay toddler's life

Home Doctor Visit confirms mum's worst fears

Motorcyclists taken to hospital after overnight crashes

Motorcyclists taken to hospital after overnight crashes

Two men injured after motorcycle crashes in Paget and Mia Mia

Donations flood in for drought appeal

Donations flood in for drought appeal

WITH some parts of the state without a drop of rain for years, Queenslanders are urged to dig deep and join the campaign to help battling farmers. Here's how.

GEA calls out for submissions to cut pay lag

GEA calls out for submissions to cut pay lag

Payment terms of mining companies can blow out to as much as 90 days.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Queensland Drought Appeal launched to help battling farmers

Queensland Drought Appeal launched to help battling farmers

THESE kids either weren’t alive or can’t remember the last time there was proper rain. They will benefit from the Queensland Drought Appeal kicking off today.

WATCH: Bruce Hwy re-opens after huge fire at Balberra

WATCH: Bruce Hwy re-opens after huge fire at Balberra

Fire to be monitored by landholders overnight

Tributes flow for former Labor leader

Tributes flow for former Labor leader

FORMER Queensland leader of the opposition and Goss Ministry minister, Nev Warburton, has died, aged 86.

No action decided yet for crown of thorns outbreak

No action decided yet for crown of thorns outbreak

Starfish outbreaks were at 90 per cent of reefs surveyed.

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Whale gives Sarina cops playful spray

Whale gives Sarina cops playful spray

Pair of police officers had a whale of a time while on duty

Damage as Bruce Highway melts beneath vehicles

Damage as Bruce Highway melts beneath vehicles

Motorists left fuming after dodgy road repair damage vehicles.

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