August 2018

Published a story 15th Aug 2018 9:13 PM

GRASS and bushfires across the Mackay region in recent days have been linked to sparks caused by welding, grinding and cutting with power tools.

Power tools linked to fires as dry spell worsens

GRASS and bushfires across the Mackay region in recent days have been linked to sparks caused by welding, grinding and cutting with power tools.

Published a story 15th Aug 2018 6:49 PM

THE Peak Downs Highway remained closed at 6pm after a B-double carrying molasses rolled near Nebo Wednesday afternoon.

Molasses truck rollover cuts traffic on Peak Downs Highway

THE Peak Downs Highway remained closed at 6pm after a B-double carrying molasses rolled near Nebo Wednesday afternoon.

Published a story 15th Aug 2018 5:14 PM

MP George Christensen says the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) panders to The Paris Agreement while everyday Aussies struggle to pay their power bills.

'Soaring costs of power': Christensen explains NEG dissent

MP George Christensen says the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) panders to The Paris Agreement while everyday Aussies struggle to pay their power bills.

Published a story 15th Aug 2018 12:49 PM

AN ITALIAN tourist has captured a highly sought after video of platypuses mating at Eungella National Park in the Pioneer Valley.

WATCH: Tourist snaps platypuses mating at Eungella

AN ITALIAN tourist has captured a highly sought after video of platypuses mating at Eungella National Park in the Pioneer Valley.

Published a story 14th Aug 2018 8:22 PM

EPIRB devices are being hired for free as part of a new initiative currently being trialled in the Pioneer Valley.

Free EPIRB hire being trialled in the Pioneer Valley

EPIRB devices are being hired for free as part of a new initiative currently being trialled in the Pioneer Valley.

Published a story 14th Aug 2018 7:29 PM

PREHISTORIC fossils found in the Bowen Basin will be digitised in 3D and entered into online storage in what's thought to be a world first by a museum.

Bowen Basin fossil dig go digital

PREHISTORIC fossils found in the Bowen Basin will be digitised in 3D and entered into online storage in what's thought to be a world first by a museum.

Published a story 14th Aug 2018 3:32 PM

RACQ CQ Rescue saves lives around the clock - but the critically important service is struggling to reach the target of its Annual Appeal.

CALL TO ARMS: Rescue service's appeal $60,000 off target

RACQ CQ Rescue saves lives around the clock - but the critically important service is struggling to reach the target of its Annual Appeal.

Published a story 14th Aug 2018 2:06 PM

A CATTLE truck driver has copped a kick to the head while trying to load a bull into a truck on a cattle property west of Mackay.

Cattle truck driver kicked by bull, suffers serious injuries

A CATTLE truck driver has copped a kick to the head while trying to load a bull into a truck on a cattle property west of Mackay.

Published a story 14th Aug 2018 8:42 AM

Primary producers across Mackay region hungry for up-to-date information about climate change and smarter farming.

Climate, Cane and Carbon: Farmers pack out Marian field day

Primary producers across Mackay region hungry for up-to-date information about climate change and smarter farming.

Published a story 13th Aug 2018 8:32 PM

CULLING crocodiles in North Queensland would prove counter-productive and only increase the risk humans face from the powerful aquatic reptiles, research shows.

Crocodile culls in NQ won't lessen danger, research shows

CULLING crocodiles in North Queensland would prove counter-productive and only increase the risk humans face from the powerful aquatic reptiles, research shows.

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