People and Places

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Capricornia’s escalating cost to visit a doctor

premium_icon Capricornia’s escalating cost to visit a doctor

According to the latest Medicare data, Capricornia residents are paying through the nose to visit a doctor.

Wed 12 Feb 2020

How Lulu has beaten the odds - twice

premium_icon How Lulu has beaten the odds - twice

She was diagnosed with stress and vertigo before an MRI picked up the real cause of her dizziness.

Mon 10 Feb 2020

WATCH: Five-legged frog’s freaky mutation

premium_icon WATCH: Five-legged frog’s freaky mutation

Mackay residents coming together to save a baby green tree frog with an unusual mutation

Fri 7 Feb 2020

Workers unions slam Lactalis factory closure

premium_icon Workers unions slam Lactalis factory closure

The unions described Lactalis’ decision to shut their factory as a ‘kick in the teeth’ for local workers.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Lactalis gags dairy workers after factory bombshell

premium_icon Lactalis gags dairy workers after factory bombshell

ROCKHAMPTON’S 47 soon-to-be redundant Pauls factory workers are allegedly being gagged from speaking with the media.

Wed 5 Feb 2020

40+ jobs lost as Pauls closes Rocky factory

premium_icon 40+ jobs lost as Pauls closes Rocky factory

Lactilis, the Pauls parent company awarded a lucrative and controversial milk contract last month, has just announced it will close a major factory.

Mon 3 Feb 2020

Tributes flow for heartbreaking loss of angel Mia

premium_icon Tributes flow for heartbreaking loss of angel Mia

The community has flooded social media with tributes and support for the McEldowney family after their daughter Mia died.

Mon 27 Jan 2020

LNP angst over updated Rookwood Weir timeline

premium_icon LNP angst over updated Rookwood Weir timeline

There is going to be a wait before we get clarity regarding the project.

Sat 25 Jan 2020

'Great kindness': GPS legend turned priest remembered

premium_icon 'Great kindness': GPS legend turned priest remembered

FATHER John Rasmussen will be remembered as down to earth and humble – a man of great kindness and humility who believed in the goodness of people.

Calls for date to change for Australia Day

premium_icon Calls for date to change for Australia Day

JANUARY 26 is a day where some of us gather for a barbecue to celebrate Australia, but for many of the traditional owners of this land, the date harbours distressing...

Fri 24 Jan 2020

Final farewell for fallen Blackwater miner

premium_icon Final farewell for fallen Blackwater miner

Family and friends invited to attend celebration of ‘Donnie’s’ life

Artist’s colourful designs capture region’s beauty

premium_icon Artist’s colourful designs capture region’s beauty

A CREATIVE talent known for her unique and colourful jewellery designs, will release a new collection of wearable art.

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Call for Feds to approve  CQ mega mine

premium_icon Call for Feds to approve CQ mega mine

Lauga: What's the hold up to this 1500 job project? A decision by the Commonwealth Minister was due on June 24, 2019

Tue 21 Jan 2020

What we can learn from Mexicans about death

What we can learn from Mexicans about death

As well as decorating graves with bright marigold flowers, they adorn them with photos, food and drinks.

Farmer’s tragic tale of fire struggle

premium_icon Farmer’s tragic tale of fire struggle

It’s going to take a lot of work and money to get their devastated lychee farm back online.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Soulmates of 67 years die within four days of each other

premium_icon Soulmates of 67 years die within four days of each other

'We never had a lot of material things. But they had all the love': After 67 years of marriage, Shirley and Roy McLean were together until the very end.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

UPDATE: Water search scaled back for missing Dysart man

premium_icon UPDATE: Water search scaled back for missing Dysart man

Gary Flower is missing at sea after being carried away by a current on Tuesday.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

Cruise director a ‘hero’ after saving stranded guests

premium_icon Cruise director a ‘hero’ after saving stranded guests

FLASHBACK: Barry Dean used his yacht for rescues after Cyclone Ada 50 years ago.

TV star returns home to Bundy, puts city in the spotlight

premium_icon TV star returns home to Bundy, puts city in the spotlight

A TELEVISION star has visited her childhood home, saying Bundaberg will always hold a special place in her heart.

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Five Bundaberg businesses you can buy now

premium_icon Five Bundaberg businesses you can buy now

INVESTORS looking to buy a business or anyone seeking a career change this year have plenty of opportunities to choose from, in the region.

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