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Wed 3 Jun 2020

Teacher set to be sentenced for child exploitation material

premium_icon Teacher set to be sentenced for child exploitation material

The decision was made this morning for the man who will remain on bail until his sentence date.

ICE, ICE BABY: Skating to make a holiday comeback

premium_icon ICE, ICE BABY: Skating to make a holiday comeback

A popular family attraction is making a mid-year comeback right in time for the school holidays.

'We have listened': Council reveals CQ bridge name

premium_icon 'We have listened': Council reveals CQ bridge name

Gladstone Regional Council have moved to formally name a bridge in the region to reduce confusion for residents, with one councillor satisfied with council’s...

‘IN SHOCK’: Former councillor in fight for his life

premium_icon ‘IN SHOCK’: Former councillor in fight for his life

Former Gladstone Region councillor Rick Niven talk about his battle with an illness he almost never knew he had.

CQUniversity to financially support international students

premium_icon CQUniversity to financially support international students

CQUniversity has announced a state government initiative to provide struggling international students with financial support

150 jobs: Mining companies on apprenticeship hiring spree

premium_icon 150 jobs: Mining companies on apprenticeship hiring spree

There are 150 opportunities available across three intakes.

ALL SMILES: Gladstone set for $5.2m in works funding

premium_icon ALL SMILES: Gladstone set for $5.2m in works funding

The funding comes from the state’s $200m COVID Works for Qld program and is likely to result in jobs for the region.

What’s on offer at this year’s Ecofest

premium_icon What’s on offer at this year’s Ecofest

THE LINE-UP for Central Queensland’s largest free environmental awareness event has been confirmed as Ecofest prepares to go virtual in 2020.

Rocky CBD cafe for lease after COVID-19 forces closure

premium_icon Rocky CBD cafe for lease after COVID-19 forces closure

The venue is being offered for lease for $40,000

Winter hits Central Queensland

premium_icon Winter hits Central Queensland

Colder than average temperatures were recorded across the region including at Gladstone, Seventeen Seventy and Biloela.

1,400 tonnes of concrete to build new Banana Shire bridge

premium_icon 1,400 tonnes of concrete to build new Banana Shire bridge

Work will start this month on the $7.2 million construction of the new Burnett Highway bridge

Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

premium_icon Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

More people have died on Queensland roads in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019. These are some of their stories.

Crews called to West Gladstone stove fire

premium_icon Crews called to West Gladstone stove fire

EMERGENCY Services were called to a kitchen fire in West Gladstone last night.

Pubs and bottle shops find it hard to compete

premium_icon Pubs and bottle shops find it hard to compete

The power of large companies is putting more pressure on crippled pubs and bottle shops post COVID

‘Welcome home’: Pubs begin to reopen

premium_icon ‘Welcome home’: Pubs begin to reopen

Pubs and restaurants throughout the Gladstone region are reopening as COVID-19 restrictions lift, “We have missed you.”

Cattle fight: Court finds live export ban ‘invalid’

premium_icon Cattle fight: Court finds live export ban ‘invalid’

Cattle producers have put governments on notice, warning ‘reckless’ kneejerk decisions like the live export ban in 2011 could leave them facing huge damages.

Who will get $25k homebuyers handout

Who will get $25k homebuyers handout

The government will pay out grants of around $25,000 for people to build new homes or renovate – but not everyone will be eligible.

Restrictions lifting: What you need to know

premium_icon Restrictions lifting: What you need to know

Can I just rock up to the pub? Can I play the pokies again? When can I go to the movies or the gym? As restrictions ease across Queensland, we’ve answered the...

Family’s heartache: ‘We don’t know how he died’

premium_icon Family’s heartache: ‘We don’t know how he died’

The father of Blackwater man Nathan Turner says they are still in the dark about how their son died, in an emotional statement that addressed Queensland Health.

Border wars: Premier ‘no idea what she’s doing’

premium_icon Border wars: Premier ‘no idea what she’s doing’

Premier has no idea how much the tourism industry is suffering while the border is closed, Government is “pulling numbers out of … their a**es” to justify it.

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