Community News

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Not-so-welcome swallows cause havoc in Bay car park

premium_icon Not-so-welcome swallows cause havoc in Bay car park

"When you drive out of the car park they follow you out ... it's like driving out of the Batcave.”

Sinkhole survivor now in police custody

premium_icon Sinkhole survivor now in police custody

The man who was trapped in sand at a Urangan Beach for more than four hours on Thursday is under police guard

Thu 12 Jul 2018

Man lucky to be alive after being trapped in sinkhole

premium_icon Man lucky to be alive after being trapped in sinkhole

For almost two hours a 29-year-old man was buried in sand up to his chin, unable to move and only able to scream for help

When a crash victim's phone rings, 'we never pick up'

premium_icon When a crash victim's phone rings, 'we never pick up'

Wide Bay Forensic Crash Investigator Sreve Webb has dealt with hundreds of deaths on our roads

NAIDOC Week is a busy time for Butchulla dancers

NAIDOC Week is a busy time for Butchulla dancers

FOR youngsters Albert Page and Noah Burns, performing traditional Butchulla dances is like taking a trip back in time.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Tobruk scuttling 'failure' sparks war of words

premium_icon Tobruk scuttling 'failure' sparks war of words

A dive operator has shut down claims made by Burnett MP Stephen Bennett who said the scuttling of ex-HMAS Tobruk was a 'devastating failure'

Here's the fine you can cop for going near a whale

premium_icon Here's the fine you can cop for going near a whale

They may be awe-inspiring creatures but boaties have been reminded to refrain from approaching whales this season

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Region prepares for fleet of more than 30,000

premium_icon Region prepares for fleet of more than 30,000

Hervey Bay's whale watching companies are gearing up with bookings already being made ahead of the season from this Saturday to November

Our shoppers are some of the most generous

Our shoppers are some of the most generous

Coles shoppers in Hervey Bay are among the top 10 most generous when it comes to helping those in need

Politician responds to claims Tobruk scuttling was ‘failure’

premium_icon Politician responds to claims Tobruk scuttling was ‘failure’

It comes after the scuttling operation on June 29 ended unexpectedly leaving members of the community concerned its position would impact tourism

Man in 60s sustains head injuries in crash

Man in 60s sustains head injuries in crash

A man in his 60s has been taken to Hervey Bay hospital after he fell off a motorbike

Hospital staff treated as 'punching bags' by patients

premium_icon Hospital staff treated as 'punching bags' by patients

We rely on them to be there when we are at our most vulnerable, but more of our hospital staff are being treated with abuse rather than a handshake

Mon 9 Jul 2018

NAIDOC week has kicked off

premium_icon NAIDOC week has kicked off

Auntie Irene McBride considers herself a regular woman but to the indigenous community in Hervey Bay and beyond, she is a whole lot more

Coast experiences coldest day so far this year

premium_icon Coast experiences coldest day so far this year

German tourist Teresa Vlaoveic took advantage of the clear skies and soaked up rays while Hervey Bay residents shivered through the coldest morning in years

NAIDOC week celebrates 'Beautiful Women'

premium_icon NAIDOC week celebrates 'Beautiful Women'

BECAUSE of Butchulla elder Auntie Joyce Bonner, Shania Spross can follow her dreams.

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Mary Poppins has special place in young singer's heart

premium_icon Mary Poppins has special place in young singer's heart

Chloe was only a baby when she attended her first Mary Poppins Festival, and has not skipped the Heritage City’s annual event since.

Disney fans travel from interstate for festival

premium_icon Disney fans travel from interstate for festival

The 30-year-old friends, who have been to Disneyland together, say the Heritage City’s major celebration was part of their magical bucket list.

PHOTOS: Thousands come to Mary Poppins event

premium_icon PHOTOS: Thousands come to Mary Poppins event

FROM nannies to chimney sweeps, the welcomed invasion of colourful characters to Maryborough transformed the Heritage City into 20th century London

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Could this be your best mate?

Could this be your best mate?

Spirit is a long-term resident of the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge after being abandoned.

HIGH DEMAND: Southerners are eyeing your Fraser Coast home

premium_icon HIGH DEMAND: Southerners are eyeing your Fraser Coast home

Demand for property in the Fraser Coast has skyrocketed with new figures revealing substantially more potential buyers are searching the area for property

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