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Escaped Rockhampton Prisoner Sentenced To Five Years Jail

UPDATE | A Rockhampton inmate, who sparked a major manhunt after escaping from police custody in 2019, has been sentenced to five years jail.   Lui Matalio Dylan Tiaaleaiga made his get away during a visit to the Rockhampton Hospital on July 27.   #BREAKING: Rockhampton prison escapee Lui ‘Dylan’ Tiaaleagia has been sentenced to...

Inquest Into Death Of Mine Worker Begins Next Month

An inquest into the death of a mine worker in Central Queensland will begin, almost six years after the accident.   Paul Thomas McGuire was killed at Middlemount's Grasstree Mine in 2014, after being given a job card that led him to a contaminated site. The inquest will begin next month in Mackay. Coroner...

New Festival of Summer format sizzles

Like a refreshing cold drink on a hot day, Council’s new Festival of Summer quenched a thirst for about 2500 of the Gladstone Region’s youth last week. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said organisers were thrilled with the response to the event, which took over from the original SUNfest. “We were excited...

Two Snake Bites Reported In CQ

Two people have been bitten by snakes in Central Queensland overnight.   A little boy was bitten at a private address in Targininie at around 10:10PM on Tuesday. He was taken to the Gladstone Hospital in a stable condition. Earlier in the evening at around 6:55PM another little boy was collected from a home at...

Rockhampton Locals Encouraged To Celebrate Australia Day 2020

CC BY SA 3.0 This weekend, the Palaszczuk Government is partnering with Rockhampton Regional Council to deliver Great Australian Bites, a food and music program showcasing Queensland’s regional and remote communities. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the event would be held in Kershaw Gardens from 3.30pm to 8pm on Australia Day,...
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