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Funding boost for bushfire effected projects

A helping hand for bushfire affected communities, with $10.7 million set to be handed out to 21 resilience projects across the state.    Gladstone is set to receive over $1.6million dollars, which will be used to replace Bindaree Road bridge, through the Queensland and Federal Governments Local Economic Recovery Program funding.   Along with the...

Endangered turtle released to the wild

A critically endangered turtle has been released into the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton after it was surrendered to wildlife officers.   Senior Wildlife Officer Joshua Morris says the person contacted wildlife officers because they wanted to surrender three turtles.   Wildlife officers inspected a property in the Rockhampton region and the person was in...

Rescues up across our beaches this summer

Summer's officially done and dusted and it was a hectic one for our surf life savers!   68 people were rescued from the water across the Wide Bay and Capricorn beaches over the past three months, which is triple the number of rescues compared to last summer.   Surf Life Saving Queensland's Peta Lawlor...

Power restored to most as Cyclone Niran intensifies

Category 2 Cyclone Niran hasn't shifted too much overnight.    The slow moving system is currently sitting 350 kilometres northeast of Cairns and 310 kilometres east northeast of Cooktown.   There are sustained winds near the centre of 95 kilometres per hour, with wind gusts to 130 kilometres per hour.    However, as the cyclone strengthens,...

Puuurfect role for anyone who loves pets and road trips

The puuurfect volunteering opportunity for animal lovers, who also love hitting the open road! RSPCA Queensland is calling for drivers to help transfer cats and dogs across the state. The organisation is responsible for the care of more than 50,000 animals annually and every day animals are moved between campuses, pound facilities,...
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