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$9.7m boat deployed to protect Great Barrier Reef

A multi-million dollar boat to protect the Great Barrier Reef from illegal fishing has been unveiled today.The $9.7 million vessel, based in Gladstone, will soon set sail and keep watch over the southern half of the reef – a similar boat is already patrolling the northern area. The impressive ship has 16 berths, three...

More patients seek emergency care at Mater

More patients are seeking emergency care at the Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton Emergency Care Centre   The emergency department has seen a 33 per cent increase in the number of patients in the first four months of 2021 compared with the same period last year.   Since opening its doors in September 2018, the...

Take extra care at rail crossings

With the sugarcane harvest season kicking off this month, Rockhampton motorists are being urged to take extra care at rail crossings. In the 2019-20 financial year, Queensland Rail reported more than 200 near-miss incidents at level crossings across south east and regional Queensland. Five of those came from the Central Queensland region.  Mr...

Speeding driver fined

A Gladstone man has been caught allegedly doing 50 kilometers per hour over the limit at Middlemount.    Police say they were patrolling the Fitzroy Development Road on Wednesday afternoon when they caught the 31-year-old.    He was allegedly doing 150km/h in a 100km/h speed zone.   The man's been issued with an on the spot...

'More lives lost': Calls for urgent upgrades to the Bruce

With 31 lives lost on roads in the central policing region - which includes Rockhampton and Yeppoon -  so far this year, the RACQ is demanding road safety upgrades. The motoring body is calling on the Federal Government to invest $1.2billion to improve the Bruce Highway ahead of the treasurer handing...
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