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Local Jeweller Has Talent Recognised

CQUniversity Visual Arts alumnus Kirra-Lea Caynes has taken out the major ‘Jeweller of the Year’ prize in the 2019 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards. Not only did she win the overall prize, she also won the ‘Colour’ category. Kirra-Lea, formerly of the Sunshine Coast, studied Visual Arts at the then Central Queensland Institute...

Bushfire Shoalwater Bay

UPDATE | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning at the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area and is posing no threat to property at this time. The fire is being managed by the Australian Defence Force who are liaising with QFES crews as required. Rockhampton and surrounding areas...

New Election Watchdog To Keep Gladstone Candidates In Check

District Court and Planning and Environment Court Judge John Robertson.  Image Supplied  The conduct of candidates standing for Gladstone Regional Council will be under the microscope with a new, Australian-first watchdog to expose fake news in the lead up to Queensland’s local government elections in March. The Independent Council Election Observer (ICEO)...

Drug Charges, Gladstone

Image Credit: QPS Detectives have charged a man with supplying dangerous drugs after intercepting a car near Gladstone earlier this week. Around 4.30PM on Monday, Police intercepted a car travelling along Gladstone Mount Larcom Road towards Gladstone. Image Credit: QPS During a search Police located dangerous drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis and GHB. A shortened...

Teen Charged Over Theft of Unique Coins, Blackwater

Image Credit: QPS UPDATE | Police have now located the majority of a collection of unique gold coins stolen from a Blackwater home last week. Most of the Krugerrand, a South African gold currency, which was taken from the Hobler Court address on Thursday November 28 has been recovered, with one coin still outstanding. The...

Myth Busting CQ Rental Reform

CC0 The Palaszczuk Government is standing by its proposed rental reforms and setting the record straight on myths surrounding plans to deliver fairness and certainty to Central Queensland’s home rental market. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said more than 135,000 Queenslanders had taken the opportunity to give their feedback on the government’s...
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