News

Broncos light up patients’ smiles

Owen Harms with Aaron Whitchurch and Kodi Nikorima at the Bundaberg Hospital. Photo Contributed
Owen Harms with Aaron Whitchurch and Kodi Nikorima at the Bundaberg Hospital. Photo Contributed Contributed

YOU could not wipe the massive smile off Bundaberg Hospital patient Owen Harms' face today after he received a surprise visit from Broncos players Kodi Nikorima and Aaron Whitchurch.

Mr Harms, who has been resting in his hospital bed following serious surgery for bowel cancer, met the Broncos stars as part of their tour of the hospital

"I was totally thrilled to receive a visit from the boys and the team ahead of their big game coming up this weekend," he said.

"I am a massive Broncos supporter."

Warren Cobbo,who was in the Renal Unit receiving dialysis for kidney disease, was one of the many other patients who got to chat with the players.

"I am at the hospital and sitting in this chair for five hours a time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday," he said.

"To have the Broncos here is just great. I love them because they are Queensland. I have been following them since they started.

"I think my missus loves them more than she loves me."

The players visited the Palliative, Acute Rehabilitation and Acute Stroke Unit and the Renal Unit during their one-hour visit.

Broncos playmaker Kodi Nikorima said visiting Bundaberg Hospital was a great opportunity to spread a bit of happiness around.

"It means a lot to give back to the community and visit the patients," he said.

"We are happy to be able to put smiles on people's faces."

Nikorima said it was his first time playing in Bundaberg and he was excited for the trial match ahead of the new season.

"Everywhere we go we have had people yelling out our names," he said.

"People out here are very passionate here, that's for sure. To play in front of them should be a good one."

Topics:  broncos nrl



How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

'100 syringes, blood, squalor': Tenants trash home

HORRO SCENES: Wendy Hughes is disgusted in the state of a rental property next door to her place in Bargara.

"I have a dog and I wouldn't even let my dog go in there.”

Ship keeper wanted to mind the Tobruk

OUT FOR TENDER: The ex-HMAS Tobruk needs a ship keeper.

Tender out for Tobruk role

Warts and constipation cases clogging hospital

EMERGENCY: Bundaberg Hospital.

State Govt urges patients not to use EDs for minor illnesses

Local Partners

Forget fries, get drive-through fruit and veg in Bundy

IT'S a combination of drive-through and hydroponics that will have foodies coming back for more.


Red balloons to fly in show of support for firies

MORNING TEA: Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett was joined by firefighters from across the region at a special morning tea to honour their service in the community today.

Show appreciation for region's firefighters

Region's students on their bikes next month

HOP ON BOARD: Friday, March 17, is National Ride2School Day.

Riding fun, healthy and improves classroom performance

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

Bride and Prejudice: Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father

What's on the big screen this week

Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

This week's new releases offer plenty of variety for movie buffs.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Hodges proud to be part of first channel dedicated to NRL

Justin Hodges is gearing up for his new gig on Fox League.

Footy star hopes to provide a voice for players on new NRL channel

Selling Houses renovate for Salvos in 100th episode

Charlie Albone, Andrew Winter and Shaynna Blaze return for season 10 of Selling Houses Australia. Supplied by Foxtel.

Selling Houses launch 10th season in volatile property market

Furious Price wants to quit I'm a Celeb after clash with Keira

Steve Price has threatened to quit the jungle.

Will camp ration clash with Keira cause Steve to call it quits?

Novel with lots of heart

The romance in A Quiet Kind of Thunder was only one of the joys of the book.

Book proves to be a gem with layers

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!