April 2015

Published a story 1st Apr 2015 9:04 AM

QUEENSLAND  Fire and Emergency Services is reminding residents in south-east Queensland to avoid floodwater and keep children from playing in gutters or near drains, as heavy rainfall continues.

Swift water rescue crews on standby as deluge continues

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services is reminding residents in south-east Queensland to avoid floodwater and keep children from playing in gutters or near drains, as heavy rainfall continues.

March 2015

Published a story 31st Mar 2015 9:12 PM

KAWANA Police nabbed eight drug-affected drivers during a traffic blitz last Friday night.

Eight drivers caught in Sunshine Coast drug test blitz

KAWANA Police nabbed eight drug-affected drivers during a traffic blitz last Friday night.

Published a story 31st Mar 2015 8:31 PM

THE Sunshine Coast community has thrown its support behind a pilot whose ultralight plane crashed into the ocean off Noosa on Sunday.

Support flows for Noosa ultralight crash pilot

THE Sunshine Coast community has thrown its support behind a pilot whose ultralight plane crashed into the ocean off Noosa on Sunday.

Published a story 31st Mar 2015 5:59 PM

THERE will be no inquest into the deaths of a Sunshine Coast mother and daughter who died in Bali from food poisoning, a coroner has found.

Noelene and Yvana Bischoff deaths due to 'food allergy'

THERE will be no inquest into the deaths of a Sunshine Coast mother and daughter who died in Bali from food poisoning, a coroner has found.

Published a story 31st Mar 2015 6:38 AM

SUNSHINE Coast mayor Mark Jamieson is expected to make a major announcement regarding the Maroochydore City Centre this morning.

Mayor expected to make major Maroochydore CBD announcement

SUNSHINE Coast mayor Mark Jamieson is expected to make a major announcement regarding the Maroochydore City Centre this morning.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 9:01 PM

AN EXPERIENCED Peregian Springs pilot is showing signs of improvement after bearing the impact of a 200m plunge into the ocean at Noosa Main Beach.

Investigations show ultralight crash caused by pilot error

AN EXPERIENCED Peregian Springs pilot is showing signs of improvement after bearing the impact of a 200m plunge into the ocean at Noosa Main Beach.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 2:04 PM

A KIN KIN father accused of bashing and murdering his young son has had his matter heard in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

Kin Kin dad in custody after allegedly murdering son, 2

A KIN KIN father accused of bashing and murdering his young son has had his matter heard in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 1:53 PM

NOOSA lifesavers initially feared a second or even third passenger was in the water after Sunday’s ultralight plunge into Laguna Bay.

Rescuers feared for other victims in Noosa ultralight crash

NOOSA lifesavers initially feared a second or even third passenger was in the water after Sunday’s ultralight plunge into Laguna Bay.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 11:12 AM

THE pilot behind the controls of an ultralight aircraft remains in a critical condition in Royal Brisbane Hospital.

NEW VIDEO: Noosa ultralight crash investigation underway

THE pilot behind the controls of an ultralight aircraft remains in a critical condition in Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Published a story 30th Mar 2015 7:27 AM

THE ultralight aircraft which plummeted 200m into the ocean at Noosa was a trike ultralight.

What's an ultralight and why did it crash at Noosa?

THE ultralight aircraft which plummeted 200m into the ocean at Noosa was a trike ultralight.

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After completing a journalism degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast, I joined the Sunshine Coast Daily in 2010. As the Daily’s police reporter, the round is unprectible, diverse and challenging, but also exciting and is a dream position for me. In between heading to emergency incidents, I love getting the chance to write about amateur and professional theatre and the arts. I’ve also worked in various community roles at the Caboolture News, Buderim Chronicle and Caloundra Weekly. Having worked in several close-knit communities, I have a passion for getting down to issues at a grassroots level and getting to know the Coast and its people. Also a lover of performing arts, movies, sushi, travel, days spent by the pool and reality television. Phone: (07) 5430 8074 Email: megan.mackander@scnews.com.au