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LIFESAVERS PAY TRIBUTE TO DROWNING VICTIMS

It’s the part of the job lifesavers hate – when despite their best efforts, a swimmer just can’t be saved. Today clubbies paid tribute to those taken by the waves.   Read More »

STATES BACK IN SYNC AS DAYLIGHT SAVING FINISHES

Queensland and New South Wales are back in synch once again. Daylight Saving has finished for another year, ending cross-border confusion – at least for a few months.   Read More »

BORDER SIGN BATTLE CREATES STATE OF ORIGIN DEBATE

The old Queensland versus New South Wales debate always brings out our competitive side. Now a new battle ground has emerged… The New South Wales government has unveiled border signs which, they claim, are better than the Sunshine State’s.   Read More »

WEATHER: MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA!

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Cyclone Marcia is closing in on the Queensland coast tonight, and is expected to cross between Rockhampton and Mackay. There is an associated trough stretching south and this is expected to cause all the problems for south east Queensland and north east New South Wales. The rain will start to increase across these regions from tonight and the next two days will see heavy down pours increase to the point where flooding is likely. Winds are continuing to build and so the swell combining with the biggest tides of the year to date. Coastal inundation and erosion is also expected. Along that trough another low is expected to form in the Tasman which will generate increased swell over the weekend. Read More »

THE BLUES TO RETURN TO COFFS HARBOUR

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In a coup for Coffs Harbour, the New South Wales rugby league team will return to the region to train ahead of this year’s State of Origin games. The Blues will stay in Coffs Harbour in the lead up to all three matches, including game two in Melbourne, as they aim for back-to-back series titles. The change in training location last year is credited with helping the Blues break an eight-year series losing streak. The state government has also announced it will offset some of the cost of the team’s travel, accomodation and training expenses, but wouldn’t say how much. The matches will be played on May 27, June 17 and July 8. Read More »

MAN CHARGED OVER MURDER OF PREGNANT WOMAN

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A man has been charged over the brutal murder of a pregnant woman on the Gold Coast. The 35-year-old Surfers Paradise man is accused of killing the woman with a tomahawk during a domestic dispute at Varsity Lakes yesterday afternoon. Emergency services found the woman with horrific head injuries. She was rushed to hospital, but died soon after. The man has been remanded in custody and will reappear at the Southport Magistrates Court in May. Read More »

LANGBROEK POSSIBLE REPLACEMENT FOR NEWMAN AS PREMIER

Polls are suggesting, it’s increasingly likely Campbell Newman will lose his seat. Some say, if the LNP is re-elected on Saturday, it will need an experienced leader to take over. Today, the most popular LNP politician, Surfers Paradise M-P John-Paul Langbroek, couldn’t rule out stepping up to become Premier. Read More »

WEATHER: FLOODING RAIN FOR SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND

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South east Queensland has copped a deluge, causing flooding and rock slides. The beaches have been closed and there is more to come over night. Across the border, rain totals have also been high for the Northern Rivers, causing flooding. The intense rain system will begin to weaken early tomorrow and conditions will ease, but the damage will be done. Cloud has spread affecting most of the broadcast region with showers falling as far south as the Upper Hunter and Tamworth. Most of the Australia Day long weekend is looking okay for most – cloud with only small scattered showers about for Saturday and Sunday. Increased rain and storms will begin to move back in on Monday. Read More »

WEATHER: HEAVY RAIN FOR SE QLD ON THE WAY

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Queensland has been swamped with heavy falls causing flash flooding. That threat is set to move into the south east corner, with moderate to heavy falls spilling across the border into north east New South Wales over the next 24 to 48 hours. Conditions will ease on Sunday, but there’s going to be some rain about across the Australia Day long weekend, affecting most regions. Those falls are going to be lighter and scattered. Read More »

GOLD COAST LEFT HANGING ON ELECTION PROMISES

The Premier, along with all the buzz of the Queensland election campaign rolled into Broadbeach this morning. But as for any big announcements, the Coast has been left on tenterhooks. Read More »

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