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Smoke blankets Farnborough as fire burns

Residents in Farnborough are being asked to close their windows and doors as they could be impacted by smoke from a bushfire burning in the area. The fire - which started on January 14 - has been burning for nearly two weeks now, with crews yet to determine how the blaze...

Yeppoon wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage at seven more sites in the state, including in Central Queensland. Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said viral fragments of SARS-CoV-2 had been detected at a wastewater treatment plant at Yeppoon. “While this does not mean we have new cases of COVID-19...

Former NRL player killed

  Former NRL player Masada Iosefa has been killed in a quad bike accident in Darwin.   The 32 year old crashed last night after failing to negotiate a bend in a rural area.   The Samoan International had been working Rockhampton as a youth worker.

How to survive your child's first day of school

  Thousands of kids in Rockhampton will be bubbling between excited and nervous with school officially returning on Wednesday. It can be a challenging time for parents with kids starting their very first day of school, but there are some tricks to make the day less daunting. Central Queensland University psychology expert Dr...

New Aussies sworn in, officially welcomed at citizenship ceremony

Rockhampton is welcoming 21 new Australian citizens at a special citizenship ceremony tomorrow. The new Australians come from a range of different countries including India, South Africa, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, UK, and Papua New Guinea. Acting Mayor Neil Fisher says celebrating diversity is part of Rockhampton's cultural fabric. "One of the...
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