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Escaped Rockhampton Prisoner In Court

UPDATE | The man accused of escaping from police custody in Rockhampton last month, has faced Court.   Lui Matalio Dylan Tiaaleaiga reportedly escaped from custody during a visit to the Rockhampton Hospital on July 27.  He did not apply for bail, when he appeared in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Monday.   His case has been...

Mining Companies Urged To Take Responsibility For Black Lung

  Coal producers will be urged to take responsibility for the surge in cases of deadly black lung disease in Queensland miners, which has happened on their watch. Over 100 Queensland miners have now been diagnosed with mine dust diseases such as black lung.Chairman of the Black Lung Victims’ Support Group, Jim...

Local Canine Finds Fur-Ever Home :-)

A local canine, saved from the Rockhampton Pound by the Central Queensland Animal Society, has found her fur-ever home.   The Animal Society said Jet the stumpy-tail Cattle Dog was named both for her dark colour and supersonic speed.  They also said Jet is a quick learner and has learnt good manners. The Animal Society...

Have A Say On The Mount Archer Boardwalk!

Nurim Boardwalk.  Image Supplied  Nurim Circuit, Mount Archer’s elevated boardwalk, has made the shortlist for the Australian National Timber Awards, and voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open. Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the boardwalk has a great chance of taking out the People’s Choice Award. “Nurim Circuit has quickly...

QANTAS Offering Big Discounts To Encourage Travel

Qantas plane wing flying.  Image Credit: Michelle Price  QANTAS is offering bigger discounts for last minute fares for residents in 16 regional towns. Maximum fares, approximately $400 per sector to capital cities (approx. $800 return), are on offer.   The national carrier will invest up to $10 million each year in providing flight discounts...

Man Injured In Truck Crash At Goovigen

A truck has crashed at Goovigen, leaving the driver with injuries.   The accident happened on the Burnett Highway at 5.10AM on Tuesday.   Paramedics transported a man with hip pain to Biloela Hospital in a stable condition.  
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