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Pineapple considered 'front runner' in mayoral race

  A political historian believes Chris 'Pineapple' Hooper will be a front runner in the Rockhampton mayoral by-election. Central Queensland University lecturer Dr Benjamin Jones says Mr Hopper's high-profile will help his name stand out on a ballot form listing a record 17 candidates. Dr Jones, however, questions whether the anti-coal activist has...

Teen dies in tragic accident

A boy in his teens has died after being thrown from a car following a crash in Yeppoon. Critical Care units were called to Appleton Drive shortly after midnight on Thursday, but the boy had already died at the scene. Police investigations suggest the silver sedan rolled off the road near Fig...

Quad bike into barbed wire leaves man in hospital

A man has been airlifted to hospital after the quad bike he was on collided with a barb wire fence near Middlemount. Emergency crews rushed to the scene at Fitzroy Development Road, north of Dingo, before 9:30am on Wednesday. An RACQ Capricorn Rescue spokesperson says the middle aged man sustained significant lacerations...

Police release video of Rockhampton supermarket robbery

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify a man who robbed a Rockhampton supermarket yesterday morning. Around 5am the man, pictured, entered the Lakes Creek Road store in Koongal and demanded money and cigarettes. The two shop attendants complied and handed the man a sum of cash and cigarettes. The man fled...

Competitive rental market sees Rockhampton families struggle to find homes

Rockhampton families are struggling to find places to live as demand for rental accommodation continues to climb due to the coronavirus downturn. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) data shows the regions' vacancy rate is sitting at just 0.3 percent. REIQ spokesperson Olivier Bjorksater-Bleylock says the Federal Government's halt on evictions...
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