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Snag and Covid jab combo proves popular at CQ Bunnings

Central Queenslanders have lined up in droves, to grab a snag and a jab at Bunnings. Almost 500 people took advantage of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics outside the Yeppoon, Rockhampton and Gladstone hardware stores at the weekend. Candise Bradshaw from CQ Health says it's about bringing the COVID vaccine to where the...

Tornado hits Gladstone region

A tornado has hit west of Gladstone, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds to the Capricornia region. It was recorded at Bracewell late Monday morning to early afternoon, during the development of a super storm cell.Meteorologist Lauren Pattie says it is unclear exactly how strong the winds were when the tornado...

Man airlifted after truck rolls on Bruce H'way

A man has been airlifted to hospital after a car transporter truck flipped on the Bruce Highway in the Gladstone region. Emergency crews were called to the rollover at Colosseum on Monday morning. A spokesperson for RACQ Capricorn Rescue says the loaded car transporter was travelling north when it lost control. The driver,...

Queensland sets key dates to reopen borders before Christmas

The Queensland border could be set to reopen and reunite families across the state by Christmas, under a new Covid vaccine plan. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is unveiling the new plan, which sets dates of when the state expects to achieve a 70 and 80 per cent vaccination rate. Queensland has recorded zero...

Severe fire danger for parts of CQ

Firefighters are on standby out west today, with a severe fire danger rating in place for the Central Highlands and Coalfields. The Bureau of Meteorology says the heightened fire danger is being caused by above average temperatures, dry air and fresh west to southwesterly winds. Anyone in the area is being urged...

Storm warning for possible heavy rain and hail on Capricorn Coast

We could see large hailstones fall across Rockhampton and Byfield this morning. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for the coast, from St Lawrence to Bajool, just south of Rockhampton. Meteorologist Helen Reid from the Bureau of Meteorology says it's just one isolated cell hovering over the area. "There is just a...
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