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Tropical Cyclone Owen Predicted To Reach Category 4

Tropical Cyclone Owen is moving east southeast at a snail's pace but is expected to reach Category 4 on Friday. Currently a Category 3 system, he is packing wind gusts of up to 195 kilometres per hour. A coastal crossing along the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria coast between Gilbert River Mouth to...

Police Investigate Suspicious Blaze at Norman Gardens

Police are investigating a house fire that occurred in Norman Gardens overnight. Emergency services were called to a house on Pftzemaier Street at 4.00am with reports of a fire. On arrival, the house was found fully ablaze, causing extensive damage to the dwelling. Police guarded the scene and specialist officers are attending the...

UPDATE | Owen Could Intensify into Category Four

Image Credit: Bureau of Meterology  Forecasters predict Cyclone Owen could intensify into a category four system when it crosses the Queensland coast.   Owen is currently a category three system, packing very destructive wind gusts up to 205 kilometres per hour.   Bureau of Meteorology's Nicholas Shera says Owen may intensify into a category four...

Lotto Releases 2018's Luckiest Postcodes - Is Yours There?

Image Supplied  The numbers have been crunched and Queensland’s 2018 Lottery Hotspots have been revealed, with the Gold Coast suburb of Southport/Labrador claiming the crown for the one that sold the most division one winning entries.During the past 12 months, between 1 December 2017 and 30 November 2018, lottery players from...

Bushfire Recovery Chief Visits Worst Affected Areas

Recently appointed State Recovery Coordinator Major-General (retired) Stuart Smith has visited the most heavily impacted areas of the recent unprecedented bushfires that swept through Central Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said since Major-General Smith was appointed to the role on Sunday, he had spent time in Gladstone, Rockhampton and Mackay to identify...

National Parks Reopening Post Bushfires

By www.gondwananet.com - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 Queensland’s National Parks have started reopening after being affected by unprecedented bushfires. Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch, who is inspecting Carnarvon National Park with Traditional Owners today, thanked QPWS and emergency services staff and volunteers for their amazing work in combating the fires and...
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