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Firefighting first for Gladstone

Firefighting capabilities have been boosted in Central Queensland, with a new state of the art vehicle coming to Gladstone. The Combined Aerial Pumping Appliance (CAPA) allows firies to reach high rise spots of up to 32 metres. Gladstone Fire Station Officer Graham Smith says it's a first for the region. "In other parts...

Heat on candle retailer for underpaying staff millions

  A major candle retailer - which has a store in Rockhampton - is under fire for underpaying staff millions of dollars. Dusk, branded as Australia's largest candle specialist, has 100 stores, including one at Stockland Rockhampton Shopping Centre. The national brand has to cough up more than $2.3 million to back-pay employees across...

Man critical after alleged assault, Lakes Creek

A man remains in a critical condition after an alleged assault in Rockhampton overnight. The 32 year old was allegedly hit over the head with a wooden chair handle during a fight with another man known to him at a Lakes Creek house. A Queensland Police spokesperson says the victim suffered significant...

Register to give blood at your local mosque

The Australian Islamic Medical Association (AIMA) is partnering with the Australian Red Cross to encourage more people to donate blood. The Australian Red Cross had been calling for more Queenslanders to roll up their sleeves and donate after a supply shortage due to a large number of cancellations. Surgeon and AIMA advocate,...

Two hospitalised after truck and car crash

A truck and car crash in the Gladstone region overnight has left two people in hospital. Queensland Ambulance rushed to the scene at Raglan Street at 8:30pm, where four people were involved. Two were taken to Rockhampton Hospital in stable conditions, while the other two patients declined transport.

CQ not first in line to get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Central Queensland has missed out on being named as one of the six major centres to be the first to roll out the coronavirus vaccine in Queensland. Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Gold Coast, and north and south Brisbane have been chosen as the first places to get the jab.  Queensland's chief health...
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