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CQU grads more likely to land jobs

Regional university students have scored highly for graduate jobs compared to those in the city.   The latest report card has found that figures for Central Queensland University saw 73 percent of its graduates walking into a full-time work despite the COVID downturn.    CQU Professor Helen Huntley says it's no surprise.    "We've always had...

Road safety warning as fatalities rise

Locals are being urged to brush up on the 'fatal five' this Road Safety Week, following an increase in fatal crashes. 233 lives have been lost in crashes on Queensland roads, 38 more road fatalities than this time last year. Speeding, driving under the influence, not using seatbelts, driver fatigue and distraction...

Students swap Canberra for Capricorn Coast

  Border closures have made one local school think outside the box for their annual trip to Canberra. Frenchville State School 6th graders have instead switched up their plans with the help of Capricorn Caves, for a local itinerary. Some of the stops will include Great Keppel Island, Rockhampton Council Chambers and Koorana...

Heat wave bakes nearly whole state

A heat wave gripping our area is expected to keep most of the state facing unseasonably warm weather until midweek.Today's temps are expected to top 35 for almost all the east of the state, apart from those parts lucky enough to get sea breezes ... and while there could be...

The end of Sizzler; but not the last toast

(Photo: Courtesy of Sizzler) It is the end of an era with Sizzler closing its final restaurants this weekend, but the chain is leaving a parting gift - its iconic cheese toast recipe. Loganholme and Toowoomba restaurants are among those stores to shut up for good. The Rockhampton branch closed in March. Dr Jess...

High temps hit Central Queensland

The air-con might be working overtime for the next few days. A heat wave is expected to bring temperatures up to 38 degrees to Rockhampton and Biloela this weekend. Livio Regano from the Weather Bureau says the warm weather will be sticking around for a few days. "There's a southerly change entering Queensland...
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