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Boost for local business to create jobs

  A Yepoon manufacturer is set to beef up their business, after some new state funding.   They've set aside more than $370,000 to create new jobs at Keppel Brand Products - along with the purchase of cutting-edge processing and packaging equipment to expand their product offering.      

Predictions cancer diagnosis rates to rise (3)

The Leukaemia Foundation's warning we could see a rise in cancer diagnosis rates, post Covid-19. Today is World Blood Cancer Day, and while the foundation has more than doubled its support for people living with blood cancer since the pandemic struck, it's warning of more difficult times ahead. A recent report has...

COVID-19 death, Central Queensland

  A 30-year-old man who tested positive to coronavirus has died in Blackwater in Central Queensland, raising the state death toll to seven. His partner came home from work Tuesday afternoon at around 4.30, and found him unresponsive. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said his partner is believed to be infected too. "He tested positive at...

Assault, Park Avenue

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in North Rockhampton on Sunday. The 20-year-old woman was walking along Glenmore Road around 4.30pm on May 24 when she was approached by a male from behind who attempted to grab her. After a brief struggle the woman was able to break free and...

Gas leak, Marmor

UPDATE: A gas leak at a Rockhampton workplace has caused an evacuation Wednesday morning.   Two fire crews, ambulance and Polcie are on the scene at the Bruce Highway address in Marmor.   Fire crews have manually isolated the leak to an inlet valve  and are waiting on a contractor to arrive.       Earlier:   Ambulance were called to...

Guess who’s coming to the Zoo?

Rocky Zoo is getting ready to welcome some mischievous new residents, with works soon to begin on a brand new enclosure!   Parks Portfolio Councillor Cherie Rutherford said Zoo staff had been working over the past 12 months on a new acquisition for the zoo. “I am absolutely thrilled to announce that the animals relocating to Rocky...
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