February 2019

Published a story 22nd Feb 2019 12:27 PM

Lifeguards have just pulled 15 swimmers from the water at Noosa's Main Beach as the outgoing tide swept them off their feet and threatened to pull them further offshore.

Lifeguards in mass Noosa rescue as Oma closes Coast beaches

Lifeguards have just pulled 15 swimmers from the water at Noosa's Main Beach as the outgoing tide swept them off their feet and threatened to pull them further offshore.

Published a story 22nd Feb 2019 12:01 PM

Oma sends down one of biggest waves recorded on the Sunshine Coast.

Wave buoy measures monster swell

Oma sends down one of biggest waves recorded on the Sunshine Coast.

Published a story 22nd Feb 2019 6:09 AM

A Cyclone Watch for Oma was cancelled overnight with the intense storm now expected to stay well offshore through the weekend.

CYCLONE OMA: Fears turn to severe beach erosion

A Cyclone Watch for Oma was cancelled overnight with the intense storm now expected to stay well offshore through the weekend.

Published a story 21st Feb 2019 3:59 PM

Tourism centre braces for storm surge impacts as Oma swell continues to rise

Storm surge strips beach and may flood Noosa's iconic street

Tourism centre braces for storm surge impacts as Oma swell continues to rise

Published a story 21st Feb 2019 12:29 PM

The Sunshine Coast beaches vulnerable to Cyclone Oma's power

Coast beaches now in firing line

The Sunshine Coast beaches vulnerable to Cyclone Oma's power

Published a story 21st Feb 2019 11:35 AM

Storm surge set to cause significant beach erosion across Sunshine Coast.

Oma cranks up swell power as erosion threat grows

Storm surge set to cause significant beach erosion across Sunshine Coast.

Published a story 21st Feb 2019 6:19 AM

Latest mapping shows Cyclone Oma may take an unexpected turn

Oma edges closer to Queensland coast as seas rise

Latest mapping shows Cyclone Oma may take an unexpected turn

Published a story 20th Feb 2019 6:10 PM

Federal MP, councillor revealed what went on inside controversial meeting

MP caught in middle of development furore

Federal MP, councillor revealed what went on inside controversial meeting

Published a story 20th Feb 2019 5:33 PM

Neighbour tells council they want no part of controversial developer's concept

Angry property owner slams Badderam plan

Neighbour tells council they want no part of controversial developer's concept

Published a story 20th Feb 2019 10:49 AM

As Cyclone Oma bears down on Queensland's southeast coast, forecasters warn of extreme weather to come with damaging winds and 500mm of rain.

Cyclone Oma to wreak havoc with 500mm of rain, 90km/h winds

As Cyclone Oma bears down on Queensland's southeast coast, forecasters warn of extreme weather to come with damaging winds and 500mm of rain.

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Whether taking on developers hell-bent on destroying the Coast’s natural appeal or a Prime Minister indifferent to the plight of the poor, Bill Hoffman has never been one to mince his words. Bill’s been a journalist for 32 years, 29 of those on the Coast. Love him or hate him, he'll get you blogging.