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Thu 21 Jun 2018

‘Very sneaky’ scam hits Australia

‘Very sneaky’ scam hits Australia

A “CHARMING” British couple have been targeting unsuspecting victims with a scam that sees accounts filled with money then emptied.

ROAD TEST: Lexus LS is the epitome of luxury

ROAD TEST: Lexus LS is the epitome of luxury

From "spot” heaters warmed separate parts of the body to the Shiatsu massage function, the Lexus LS offers pure opulence on wheels.

Kia and Mazda big winners from auto clubs awards

Kia and Mazda big winners from auto clubs awards

The biggest winners were Korean brand Kia and Japanese marque Mazda, both securing three titles.

$15.2 million upgrade to Howard electrical station

premium_icon $15.2 million upgrade to Howard electrical station

A multi-million upgrade to the Howard electrical station will soon start to improve connection issues at the regional Fraser Coast town

Meet the Hervey Bay gamer competing in national esport comps

premium_icon Meet the Hervey Bay gamer competing in national esport comps

The Fraser Coast gamer is in the running to win about $12,000 in a professional e-sports tournament centred around an online multiplayer battle royale game

BY-ELECTION: Half of Div 10 candidates live outside area

premium_icon BY-ELECTION: Half of Div 10 candidates live outside area

If you're voting in the upcoming by-election for Division 10, there's a strong chance your new councillor won't even live in the area

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Police search bush for missing woman

Police search bush for missing woman

HER housemate has been charged with murder, but cops are still desperately looking for Qi Yu after she mysteriously disappeared.

Heartbroken mum’s warning at funeral

Heartbroken mum’s warning at funeral

THE mother of a 15-year-old girl who died drinking a lethal alcoholic cocktail hopes the tragedy will serve as a warning to others.

Senator’s call to arms in maiden speech

premium_icon Senator’s call to arms in maiden speech

A QUEENSLAND senator, dubbed future ministerial material by some of her colleagues, has used her maiden speech in Parliament to address unfair dismissal laws.

Fair Trading addresses car hire scam claims

premium_icon Fair Trading addresses car hire scam claims

QUEENSLAND’S Office of Fair Trading has commented on rip-off allegations about a car hire business linked to a Russian businessman based on the Gold Coast.

Panther a local legend: Even former mayor has tale to tell

premium_icon Panther a local legend: Even former mayor has tale to tell

Council rangers have stepped up patrols in the Glenwood area as the panther mystery deepens

Toys R Us stores to be shut down

Toys R Us stores to be shut down

TOYS R Us and Babies R Us stores across Australia will be closed, putting 700 people out of work, after administrators failed to find a buyer for the doomed...

Sand pushing continues on Hervey Bay beaches

premium_icon Sand pushing continues on Hervey Bay beaches

Sand will continue being pushed up Hervey Bay beaches this week as the council carries out its beach nourishment program

Happy trip to old home for Seagull-turned-Tiger Horne

premium_icon Happy trip to old home for Seagull-turned-Tiger Horne

Former Hervey Bay captain Clinton Horne's return to Stafford Park went to plan for the Waves Tigers halfback.

Barnaby’s wife breaks silence

Barnaby’s wife breaks silence

BARNABY Joyce’s estranged wife has spoken out about her husband’s affair, saying she thinks he’s on the verge of a breakdown.

Eagles rocked by Kennedy injury

Eagles rocked by Kennedy injury

WEST Coast have been dealt a brutal injury blow ahead of Essendon game with key forwards Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling ruled out.

Ride operator ‘told not to speak to police’

premium_icon Ride operator ‘told not to speak to police’

A HIGH-LEVEL Dreamworld staffer told a junior ride operator not to speak to police after the fatal tragedy at the Gold Coast theme park in October 2016.

Up close and personal with Timomatic ahead of tour

premium_icon Up close and personal with Timomatic ahead of tour

Touring may be one of his favourite things to do but Timomatic says it's always a bonus when he stops at a beautiful place - like Hervey Bay

'Gravely concerned' minister gives councillors nine days

'Gravely concerned' minister gives councillors nine days

The Local Government Minister, has requested the council respond “to further matters in my consideration of whether they should not be dismissed or suspended”.

Suspended mayor's CCC charges to be heard in Ipswich

premium_icon Suspended mayor's CCC charges to be heard in Ipswich

Mayor was suspended after anti-corruption watchdog investigated Ipswich council.

Family’s message for Dreamworld ride operator

Family’s message for Dreamworld ride operator

HEARTBROKEN families of the Dreamworld tragedy have issued a powerful message to the man operating the ride that day.

Buccaneers role is Merrison's to keep

Buccaneers role is Merrison's to keep

Chris Merrison has assumed the primary goalkeeping role at Wide Bay Buccaneers after Jason McEwan's return to Bingera.

Slater declares himself right for Origin II

premium_icon Slater declares himself right for Origin II

BILLY Slater has declared himself a certain starter for Sunday’s must-win Origin II clash while Dylan Napa has also eased concerns over his ankle injury.

Former Wallaby calls for changes ahead of decider

Former Wallaby calls for changes ahead of decider

FORMER Wallaby Rod Kafer urges key selection changes as Australia prepares for the series-deciding showdown against Ireland at a sold-out Allianz Stadium.

Optus drops World Cup bombshell

Optus drops World Cup bombshell

OPTUS has made a dramatic decision to hedge its bets in a landmark deal with SBS to broadcast the World Cup.

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