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Man Dies After Shark Bite in Central Queensland

Image: File A man has died in hospital following a fatal shark bite, while swimming with a group of friends east of Gladstone. The 23-year-old was swimming back to the group's charter vessel near North West Island when he was attacked. RACQ Capricorn Rescue were called to the scene just after 6pm on...

Cattle Sale Postponed Over Coronavirus Concerns

  This week's regular Cattle Sale at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange (CQLX) has been postponed, after a staff member came into contact with a person who has now tested positive to coronavirus. Regional Livestock Exchange (RLX) made the decision to hold off on Wednesday's sale as a precautionary measure while the...

Queensland Coronavirus Cases Reach 900

Queensland has 27 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 900. HHS* Total confirmed cases to dateCairns and Hinterland 29Central Queensland 8Central West 0Darling Downs 41Gold Coast 170Mackay 12Metro North 271Metro South 206North West 0South West 0Sunshine Coast 84Torres and Cape 0Townsville 22West Moreton 37Wide Bay 20Overseas...

Click & Collect is the libraries’ takeaway

While Central Highlands libraries are closed to the public, staff have been developing alternative services behind the scenes. A new Click & Collect program, complying with current health and safety directives, will be available at all library branches from Monday 6 April 2020. General Manager Communities John McDougall said the initiative was...

Skate Park filled with sand to prevent use

  The Emerald skate park has been filled with sand to stop people ignoring new social distancing rules introduced to slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Central Highlands Regional Council General Manager Communities John McDougall said the measure was brought in after local police raised concerns about youths flouting the restrictions. "Today...

COVID-19 UPDATE

  New figures from Queensland Health show there are now 8 confirmed cases of Covid 19 across Central Queensland Some good news, there were no new cases recorded in the last 24 hours. Queensland has 57 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 835. Contact tracing is underway for...
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