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Planned burns north of Rockhampton

Some locals may have to close doors and windows today as controlled burns continue at Byfield Conservation Park and Byfield National Park. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers will be conducting the burns as part of an annual hazard reduction program ahead of bushfire season. Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said smoke...

Biloela man airlifted after truck rollover

. Image: Supplied A man has been left in a serious condition after a truck crash south of Rockhampton on Monday afternoon. The 58-year-old was travelling between Banana and Biloela on the Dawson Highway when the truck he was driving rolled numerous times just after 3.30pm. RACQ Capricorn Rescue airlifted the man in a serious...

Two people injured in Yeppoon Road crash

Two people have been taken to hospital following a crash at Ironpot. The incident happened on Yeppoon Rd around 4:50pm on Sunday. Emergency services were called to the scene, with motorists warned to avoid the area at the time. Paramedics transported two patient to Rockhampton Hospital a short time later. They were both in...

CQ miner cleared of COVID-19

Image: File BMA have confirmed the Blackwater Mine worker with a confirmed case of COVID-19 gave a false positive result. The employee was retested last week and returned a negative result, with Queensland Health attributing the original positive to a laboratory error. A BMA spokesperson said "our colleague is very grateful to be...

Storms sweep through Central Queensland

Super-cell storms have dumped hail, the size of tennis balls, on parts of Queensland. Thunderstorms swept through the Capricornia and Central coast regions yesterday, hitting Rockhampton and Yeppoon. "We've got reports of giant hail - eight to 10cm in diameter," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kimba Wong said. "That's like tennis-ball or even baseball-sized,...

Tamil family to learn their fate

A Tamil family fighting to return home to Central Queensland will today learn if they can go home. Priya and Nades Murugappan and their Australian-born daughters Kopika and Tharunicaa, aged four and two, have spent more than a year on Christmas Island, after an order to deport them to Sri Lanka...
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