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Elderly woman airlifted to hospital in CQ

An elderly woman has been airlifted to hospital after experiencing stroke symptoms in a town north of Rockhampton. A spokesperson for the RACQ CapRescue helicopter says it was tasked out to Stanage Bay just after midday yesterday. "RACQ CapRescue were alerted of a distress situation after reports a woman in her nineties...

Two new locally-acquired Covid cases linked to Sunnybank cluster

   Queensland has recorded two new locally-acquired cases linked to St Thomas More College. Both students are in home quarantine and Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says she is "fairly confident that cluster is in hand due" to the response of families, the school and the Metro South Hospital and Health Service. There...

New flight connects Cairns, Whitsundays and Rockhampton

For the first time, travellers can fly between Cairns, Whitsundays and Rockhampton with a new flight taking off today. Last month, North Queensland airline Skytrans struck a deal to operate return flights to and from the three airports as a way to increase intrastate tourism. Cairns and the Whitsundays operators, in particular,...

NRL Premiership Trophy tours CQ

  Central Queensland school kids will get a taste of NRL glory today. The Premiership Trophy is stopping at a number of local schools across Rockhampton and Yeppoon on Monday and Tuesday. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke says the trophy is spending three-days in the Beef Capital and Yeppoon. "The Provan-Summons Grand Final trophy...

Six local kindergartens join State program

A new pilot program by the Queensland Government is hoping to provide extra support to vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Six schools across the Keppel electorate have been selected to take part in the $40 million 'Kindy Uplift Programme'. Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga says the targeted, three-year pilot programme will provide extra...

Know your first aid heading into stinger season

Swimmers are being reminded of first aid for marine stingers as the weather warms up. Queensland Ambulance Supervisor Denis O'Sullivan says the warmer weather heralds the start of the stinger season. "Conditions may attract marine stingers such as irukanji or box jelly fish in the warmer north Queensland waters and further south...
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