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KNIFE-PULLING ‘PIRATE’ FINED

Cobin McCoy- who pulled a knife on staff at the Pirates of the Caribbean movie set has been fined $400. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to ‘going armed to cause fear,’ when he and a friend tried to enter the Helensvale set last month. “I get people coming up going you’re a piece of and others saying yeah you told them and no-one really knows what happened HA HA” He apologised, saying it was all a misunderstanding.   Read More »

MAYOR PUSHES ALTERNATIVES TO WAVEBREAK ISLAND PROPOSAL

City leaders are refusing to give up hope that a resort and cruise ship terminal- in some shape or form- can still become a reality on the Gold Coast. Mayor Tate quick to push two alternatives to the Wavebreak Island proposal, amid concerns A-S-F will pull the pin. Read More »

GOLD COAST WILL HOST AUSTRALIAN TOURISM EXCHANGE

In a major coup, the Gold Coast will next year host the Southern Hemisphere’s largest tourism trade show. The Australian Tourism Exchange has done wonders for other host cities, and is seen as a golden opportunity to boost the profile of local attractions. Read More »

BLAZE RIPS THROUGH HINTERLAND HOME

A holiday home in the Hinterland has gone up in flames late this afternoon. It’s remote location at the top of Springbrook Mountain making it difficult for fire crews to access. Luckily, they managed to tap into the property’s rainwater tank. The two-storey house had collapsed by the time fire crews arrived. Read More »

MAN DIES IN CLAGIRABA CRASH

A young man has died from horrific injuries and a fire officer been treated for distress, after a crash at Clagiraba overnight. Police say the 24 year old lost control of his Ford Ute on Beaudesert-Nerang Road at around 8 thirty, crossing to the wrong side of the road. “It’s made intial impact with a number of trees at which time those trees have been sheared off at stump height the vehicle has continued some 100 metres down an embankment along the creek line. Forensic crash unit are investigating but it does appear that speed is a contributing factor.” It’s believed the driver was thrown from his vehicle, as the Ute burst into flames. The notorious blackspot was closed for more than 7 hours. Read More »

FLOOD WATCH ISSUED AHEAD OF SECOND EAST COAST LOW

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a flood watch for 11 rivers between the Queensland border and Taree. Onshore winds and rain will increase as a trough deepens off the northern New South Wales coast on Thursday and Friday. Another East Coast Low is expected to form within this trough on Saturday near the Queensland border, before moving south to be offshore of the Mid North Coast on Sunday. The Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers will receive the heaviest rain with falls of 150 to 200-millimetres over several days. Friday and Saturday will see the heaviest widespread falls. There is also the possibility of renewed flooding for the Paterson and Williams rivers in the Hunter on Sunday and Monday. Below is a list of areas with a 70 per cent chance of flooding: Tweed River – moderate to major ... Read More »

PETROL DRIVE-OFFS COSTING SERVOS THOUSANDS

It’s one of the biggest problems plaguing police across the Coast – petrol drive off offences costing servos and consumers thousands of dollars. Police and servo owners are cracking down, but they say it’s hard to keep up.   Read More »

BROADWATER CRUISE TERMINAL A NO-GO

The Broadwater resort and cruise ship terminal project is dead and buried tonight. The new State Government is sticking to it’s election promise, ruling out any development on Wavebreak Island. While protestors are, yet again, breathing a huge sigh of relief… L-N-P heavies have reacted angrily.   Read More »

WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW LATEST

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The second east coast low is set to form in the coming days. Moist onshore winds will feed a deepening trough sitting over the eastern states, so coastal showers will begin to ramp up from tomorrow. The low will form Thursday into Friday, hitting the south east corner of Queensland first, before moving south across the Northern Rivers and onto the Mid North Coast during Saturday. The tail of the system is expected to hit the Hunter on Sunday before clearing Monday. This low is a different monster to the one that hit the Hunter and Central Coast last week. This one will be on the move producing flooding rain, heavy down pours and huge dangerous seas and swell as it tracks south over a period of five days. Read More »

DISABLED CHILDREN SWIM ALONGSIDE IRONMAN GREATS

There were squeals of delight, as dozens of children with special needs, became nippers for a day at Nobby Beach. They swam alongside kids their own age, and learned a few surf skills from some of the best.   Read More »

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