Regional News

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Brace yourselves: Cyclone Owen compared to 2013 disaster

Brace yourselves: Cyclone Owen compared to 2013 disaster

QUEENSLANDERS should brace themselves for a weekend of soaking, potentially dangerous weather

Cyclone Owen intensifies, could reach category 4 today

Cyclone Owen intensifies, could reach category 4 today

Cyclone Owen is quickly intensifying from a Category 3 system to an expected Category 4 system later today.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Christmas delivery deadline looming

Christmas delivery deadline looming

December 25 is fast approaching — and if you want your loved ones to get their mail on time, this is the deadline you have to meet.

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Family vs screen time: can we get our kids back?

Family vs screen time: can we get our kids back?

HOW do we regain control, set a better example for our kids, and importantly put some boundaries in around the use of our devices.

Cyclone could bring rain to southeast

Cyclone could bring rain to southeast

AN ex-cyclone that has dumped 300mm in parts of north Queensland could bring wet weather to the state’s southeast.

Truck rolls in Bloomsbury early this morning

Truck rolls in Bloomsbury early this morning

Two patients are in stable conditions in Prosperine Hospital

Sun 9 Dec 2018

Zombie cyclone Owen not dead yet as another low forms

Zombie cyclone Owen not dead yet as another low forms

EX-TROPICAL Cyclone Owen is not done yet, with the Bureau tipping it to re-form into a cyclone as they keep a close eye on a second tropical low.

Man killed in crash west of Mackay

Man killed in crash west of Mackay

A man has died as a result of a car crash outside Marian

Sat 8 Dec 2018

You may know their stories, if not their faces

You may know their stories, if not their faces

From saving a young boy in a house fire to raising awareness about domestic violence, these brave and inspirational Queenslanders have been recognised.

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Man injured in buggy roll-over at Whitsundays

Man injured in buggy roll-over at Whitsundays

Island paramedics transport man to local medical facility

Busted drink driving more than four times legal limit

Busted drink driving more than four times legal limit

DRINK driver blew more than four times the legal limit

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Cruel puppy farms hiding in plain sight

Cruel puppy farms hiding in plain sight

THOUSANDS of Aussies could be unknowingly supporting cruel and dodgy puppy farm operators, who use dogs as breeding machines.

Urgent recall for popular pie brand

Urgent recall for popular pie brand

THE company that makes one of Australia’s most popular apple pies has been forced to pull it from the shelves after fears they may contain glass.

Mackay lotto winner yet to claim $1 million prize money

Mackay lotto winner yet to claim $1 million prize money

MORE than $1 million in Golden Casket prize money has gone unclaimed by one lucky Mackay player despite numerous calls made over the last two days.

Young girl struck by lightning in Pioneer Valley

Young girl struck by lightning in Pioneer Valley

She was taken to the Mackay Base Hospital for treatment

Common phrase now offensive

Common phrase now offensive

Sorry everyone. This incredibly common phrase has been deemed offensive to vegans, vegetarians, women and the poor.

Tue 4 Dec 2018

Truck driver dies in hospital after rollover crash

Truck driver dies in hospital after rollover crash

A KILCUMMIN man has died in hospital after a prime mover rollover at Mount Coolon.

Beach that beat us as world’s best

Beach that beat us as world’s best

WE might think Whitehaven is the best beach in the world. But hundreds of top travel experts think this European spot is better.

UPDATE: Tropical Cyclone Owen downgraded

UPDATE: Tropical Cyclone Owen downgraded

THE Bureau of Meteorology has predicted heavy rainfall for Central Queensland as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen moves towards the Queensland coast.

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Christensen speaks about fires in parliament

Christensen speaks about fires in parliament

Dawson speaks about Bloomsbury fire in parliament

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