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Gladstone Region Drought Appeal Raises $10,000

Image By CSIRO, CC BY 3.0 The Gladstone Region Drought Appeal, which was launched in late November to support droughtstricken farmers, has received strong community support with more than $10,000 raised to date. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett today met with an official from The Salvation Army, who are partnering with Council...

Deadly Crash West Of Rockhampton

UPDATE | An accident which claimed the life of a man several hours west of Rockhampton, has also now claimed the life of a woman in the car.   The 19-year-old girl, a passenger in the ute which crashed at Capella, 22km north of Emerald on Monday night, has died in hospital.   EARLIER...

Five Point Plan To Keep Turtle Hatchlings Safe

Image Credit: Friends Of Buddina  Our local beaches are currently crawling with the next generation of marine turtles, and a cohort of people eager to catch a glimpse of this amazing natural spectacle. Humans and human interference can have a negative impact on hatchling survival rates. To give our adorable, newly hatched...

HIV Cases In CQ Health District Increase - Qld Sees Decrease

Image Credit: CC0  New cases of HIV in the Central Queensland Hospital and Health District have increased between 2018 and 2019.   The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service saw three people diagnosed with HIV in 2018.  That number rose to five in 2019 according to statistics from Queensland Health.   Two were confirmed positive...

Near Drowning 1770

UPDATE | Paramedics have taken a teenage boy to Bundaberg Hospital after he almost drowned at 1770. He was in a stable condition.   EARLIER | A teenager has almost drowned at 1770 on Tuesday.   Paramedics were called to a location off Captain Cook Drive at 1:17PM.   The boy was listed as serious but stable  Emergency...

Fire Alight West Of Lowmead

UPDATE | A bushfire is alight west of Lowmead on Tuesday.   It sparked at Boyne Valley on Sunday January 5. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises it is burning near Dalga Back Road and Dalga Road. This fire continues to burn within containment lines and poses no threat to property at this time. QFES...
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