Community News

Thu 6 Dec 2018

A grateful region farewells NSW fireys at Bundaberg Airport

premium_icon A grateful region farewells NSW fireys at Bundaberg Airport

BUNDABERG has said goodbye to the New South Wales rural firefighters who answered the region's call for help to battle multiple blazes over the past two week.

OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED: How to acknowledge women in business

OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED: How to acknowledge women in business

Nominate yourself, your boss, a colleague or friends and family.

'Blown away': Deepwater couple's grateful homecoming

premium_icon 'Blown away': Deepwater couple's grateful homecoming

She had a grateful homecoming but is 'heartbroken for those who have lost everything'.

Those going on cashless card label it 'disastrous'

premium_icon Those going on cashless card label it 'disastrous'

BUNDABERG'S residents will have to make sure they're meeting their budgets to enjoy a meal at local restaurants, after the Cashless Debit Card rolls out.

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Three kids hospitalised in school bus crash

premium_icon Three kids hospitalised in school bus crash

THREE primary school children were taken to hospital yesterday after their school bus crashed on the way home.

Aerial tour helped give green light

premium_icon Aerial tour helped give green light

Helicopter tour of bushfire zone crucial in decision to reopen area.

Tue 4 Dec 2018

MORNING UPDATE: Bundaberg fire warnings and closures

premium_icon MORNING UPDATE: Bundaberg fire warnings and closures

ONE school and most state parks and forests remain closed as the region enters it's eleventh day of bushfires.

Heavy rain could drench Bundy

premium_icon Heavy rain could drench Bundy

SLOW-moving storms could drop more than 50mm of rain over Bundaberg today.

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the new Bundy Brewed Drinks Barrel

premium_icon EXCLUSIVE: Inside the new Bundy Brewed Drinks Barrel

LOCALS and tourists alike are set to be wowed with the re-opening of the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks iconic barrel attraction.

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Born to be a midwife: Fay Schmeider retires

premium_icon Born to be a midwife: Fay Schmeider retires

AFTER 42 years of continual service, and thousands of babies delivered, Bundaberg's longest serving midwife has hung up her nurses cap for the last time.

Eerie escape: Man saves 'guardian angel' as fire closes in

premium_icon Eerie escape: Man saves 'guardian angel' as fire closes in

'I WAS confronted with a black wall of smoke that you couldn't see through, and the swirling of ash and embers were falling on me.'

Evacuee puts the heat on acting PM

premium_icon Evacuee puts the heat on acting PM

TENSIONS were high at the Miriam Vale Evacuation Centre on Saturday as Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack addressed those afflicted by the Deepwater fires.

Sun 2 Dec 2018

HELPING HAND: How to donate to fire-stricken communities

HELPING HAND: How to donate to fire-stricken communities

GENEROUS community members from across the region have been blazing trails to lend a hand during the Deepwater fires.

Hot Bundy temps could smash record

premium_icon Hot Bundy temps could smash record

PRDICTED temperatures just 1.6° off the hottest recorded high at Bundaberg Airport.

'Just shattering': Family loses everything from fire

premium_icon 'Just shattering': Family loses everything from fire

Deepwater couple will have nothing to return to after fierce blaze.

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Acting Prime Minister visits devastated region

premium_icon Acting Prime Minister visits devastated region

ACTING Prime Minister Michael McCormack spoke with evacuated communities residing in Miriam Vale today.

Wide Bay parks and forests closed due to bushfires

premium_icon Wide Bay parks and forests closed due to bushfires

All state parks and forests in the Wide Bay area have been closed due to the wildfires burning across the region.

New QFES warnings for Winfield, Deepwater and Oyster Creek

premium_icon New QFES warnings for Winfield, Deepwater and Oyster Creek

THREE new bushfire warnings have been issued since 12.30am with the most recent being for Winfield residents at 7.30am.

Fri 30 Nov 2018

FACES OF FIRE: Queensland's unsung heroes

premium_icon FACES OF FIRE: Queensland's unsung heroes

HUNDREDS of unsung heroes are risking their lives to battle more than 100 fires across the state.

WATCH: Record-breaking fish hooked off our coast

premium_icon WATCH: Record-breaking fish hooked off our coast

Crowds gasped in awe as the heaviest black marlin Australia has seen in more than 30 years was weighed in Hervey Bay.

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