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Severe Storm Warning Issued

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has been issued for damazing winds and large hailstones for people in Capricornia and parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts. Issued at 2:53 pm Friday, 11 October 2019. Weather Situation: Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones...

Central Queensland Welcomes Showers

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast in Rockhampton and Gladstone on Friday, following weeks of hot, dry weather. We will see a top of 28 in Rocky and a more moderate high of 25 in Gladstone.   The Bureau of Meteorology said the South East and Mackay have already started to see that rainfall.   Meteorologist Lauren Pattie...

New Quad Bike Standard To Save Lives

Pixabay  The Australian Government is improving the safety of quad bikes with the introduction of a new safety standard to protect the community, Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar said on Thursday. The new standard will see improved safety information available to consumers, reduce the frequency of rollovers and provide...

Local Fire Ban Extended For Central Region Residents

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban through to 2359 hrs Friday, 25 October 2019 for residents in the Central Highlands, Woorabinda, Banana, Gladstone, Livingstone and Rockhampton Local Government Areas. The fire ban has been in place since 0001 Monday, 16 September, however due to heightened...

Rockhampton Zoo Set To Welcome New Bundle Of Joy

Holly the chimpanzee is the latest to fall pregnant at Rockhampton Zoo.  Image Supplied  There must be something in the water at Rockhampton Zoo, with a third chimpanzee falling pregnant in two years. Holly, 31, is due to give birth in February next year. She joins Samantha, who is expecting her first bub...

Girl Reported Missing In Gracemere Found

UPDATE | A 17-year-old girl reported missing from Gracemere has been found safe and well.   EARLIER | Police are looking for a 17-year-old girl missing from Gracemere. She was last seen at 4.30PM on Wednesday walking her dog near Anna Meares Avenue. The dog was found alone at 9.30PM.   Police hold serious concerns for the...
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