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Person clinging onto life after train crash in Central Queensland

UPDATE| Police have confirmed a 49-year-old man has died.   UPDATE| A man is fighting for life in hospital after two trains collided in Central Queensland.  A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson says a light engine and coal wagon collided at Westwood, in Rockhampton, at around 11.40am.   The man in his 40s has been airlifted...

Great Barrier Reef gets funding boost

Farmers from the Far North to the Wide Bay are welcoming a funding boost to protect the Great Barrier Reef.   $270 million dollars has been committed to improve the water quality of the reef, while $60 million dollars will go towards land regeneration.    NQ Dry Tropics implementation manager Peter Gibson says the...

Croc management gets $3M boost in Queensland

  Drones and sonar technology are just some of the tactics Queensland researchers are looking into to help track crocodiles. 10 crocodiles sightings have been reported across Rockhampton and the Livingstone Shire so far this year, according to the Department of Environment and Science (DES). The latest budget has committed a continued funding...

COVIC vaccine clinic returns to Agnes Water

A coronavirus vaccine clinic in set to return to a town south of Gladstone from Monday. The three-day clinic will open in Agnes Water to deliver second doses of the Pfizer vaccine, accepting walk ins for people who have had their first. Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell...

Warning for boaties as whale migration season approaches

A reminder for boaties to stay 100 metres away from humpbacks, if you're lucky enough to spot one off the Central Coast! Whales have begun their journey north with more than 25,000 expected to make the trek to warmer waters this winter. Ranger Steve Hoseck says if you see a whale, you...
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