Regional News

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Focus of bushfire probe will get states offside

premium_icon Focus of bushfire probe will get states offside

The PM is expected today to reveal the terms of reference for a royal commission into the nation’s bushfire season — and they’re set to rankle the states.

‘He lives on in our hearts’: Family pays tribute to miner

premium_icon ‘He lives on in our hearts’: Family pays tribute to miner

Wife speaks a year on from Moranbah mining tragedy.

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Claims mine death victim should have known of goaf dangers

premium_icon Claims mine death victim should have known of goaf dangers

Paul McGuire inhaled toxic air at 1pm, his body was not found until two hours after a 'high high' alarm indicating dangerous levels of methane went off.

Ex-council worker used old keys to go on stealing spree

premium_icon Ex-council worker used old keys to go on stealing spree

POLICE found stolen tools at the father of four and former council employee’s home.

Do you have Australia’s top dog? Enter now!

Do you have Australia’s top dog? Enter now!

Does your dog have the X-Factor? Is your pooch the pick of the pound? We are on the search for Australia’s Top Dog. Enter here.

Up to $200k available for small businesses

Up to $200k available for small businesses

Grants have previously assisted small businesses in Rockhampton and Moranbah.

Man carried illegal weapon during bar fight

premium_icon Man carried illegal weapon during bar fight

21-year-old pleads guilty to two charges at Emerald’s Magistrate Court.

Qld schools record huge drop in OP results

premium_icon Qld schools record huge drop in OP results

Nearly 40 per cent of Queensland schools have fewer students getting top marks when comparing the percentage of students achieving OP 1 to 5 over the past decade.

Tue 18 Feb 2020

INQUEST: CFMMEU lawyer probes investigation process

premium_icon INQUEST: CFMMEU lawyer probes investigation process

A father of two died within minutes when he inhaled lethal air after being sent to work on a gas sensor in a CQ mine

Grandma caught drug driving in Emerald

premium_icon Grandma caught drug driving in Emerald

She is the carer of her two grandchildren.

CQ school celebrates 150 years

premium_icon CQ school celebrates 150 years

Springsure State School continues to be a staple of life in the town.

Kids dug up mum’s backyard hash stash, took it to school

premium_icon Kids dug up mum’s backyard hash stash, took it to school

A YEPPOON mum buried jars of cannabis in her backyard only to have her children dig them up and take them to school.

OP results: Our most improved schools revealed

premium_icon OP results: Our most improved schools revealed

Nearly 60 per cent of Queensland schools have improved their proportion of students getting top OP results. SEE WHERE YOUR SCHOOL RANKED

Mon 17 Feb 2020

‘You’re not taking the Kingswood!’

premium_icon ‘You’re not taking the Kingswood!’

Ted Bullpitt must be spinning in his grave – but it is too late for him to tell the boss of General Motors: “You’re not taking the Kingswood!”

Hundreds of dead fish cause stench at Yeppen Lagoon

premium_icon Hundreds of dead fish cause stench at Yeppen Lagoon

An unpleasant sight and smell greeted walkers on Monday afternoon

UPDATE: Man struck by 500kg object at Rocky worksite

premium_icon UPDATE: Man struck by 500kg object at Rocky worksite

Mines Insectorates are on site after a man was taken Rockhampton Hospital with "spinal precautions" following a work accident.

Regional Arts funding applications open

Regional Arts funding applications open

This round makes available more than $50,000.

‘She’s my world’: Husband remembers fun, outgoing wife

premium_icon ‘She’s my world’: Husband remembers fun, outgoing wife

A GRIEVING Hay Point father has paid tribute to his "fun, outgoing" wife of 10 years who died in Friday's horrific crash at Alligator Creek.

Heavier showers are forecast for next weekend in CQ

premium_icon Heavier showers are forecast for next weekend in CQ

Temperatures are also expected to remain quite high throughout the region.

State MPs locked in coal fired power battle

premium_icon State MPs locked in coal fired power battle

Some parties welcome a new coal fired power station, while others believe it should be smaller or not built at all.

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