Regional News

Wed 1 Apr 2020

‘Government needs to come clean to frontline health workers’

premium_icon ‘Government needs to come clean to frontline health workers’

A shocking new survey has revealed the majority of our frontline medical staff believe they are inadequately protected against COVID-19, with masks running low.

Dating in a coronavirus-hit world

premium_icon Dating in a coronavirus-hit world

Many of us find ourselves in long-distance relationships at the moment as a result of coronavirus-imposed isolation.

Backpacker bus stop birth: She didn't know she was pregnant

premium_icon Backpacker bus stop birth: She didn't know she was pregnant

An international backpacker who gave birth to a ‘miracle baby’ unexpectedly at a Noosa bus stop had no idea she was pregnant.

Plan to keep 4WD beach open for Easter ‘irresponsible’

premium_icon Plan to keep 4WD beach open for Easter ‘irresponsible’

A decision overnight to keep Bribie Island’s Ocean Beach open for Easter has angered locals, who called for it to be closed to stem the number of visitors

Cleaning company’s ‘game plan’ against virus

premium_icon Cleaning company’s ‘game plan’ against virus

A Sunshine Coast cleaning company is packing some serious firepower in the fight against coronavirus residentially and commercially.

We want you for the Care Army

We want you for the Care Army

In a nod to Queensland’s Mud Army, a new legion of community volunteers is being recruited protect the health of one million seniors at risk from coronavirus.

Here’s a Noosa event looking to outlast the viral threat

premium_icon Here’s a Noosa event looking to outlast the viral threat

Noosa Open Studios determined to push ahead once the virus threat passes.

Booze crackdown? Not on Your Mates’ life

premium_icon Booze crackdown? Not on Your Mates’ life

Major liquor firms are putting a limit on the amount of alcohol purchased per customer, but independents are letting the booze fly the coop.

Your chance to salute our frontline heroes

Your chance to salute our frontline heroes

They're among the local health heroes holding the line against the worst global pandemic in a century. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Quarantine crackdown: Taskforce to track 40,000 Qlders

premium_icon Quarantine crackdown: Taskforce to track 40,000 Qlders

Queensland law enforcement agencies will work under Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath to enforce quarantine orders.

Just 16 ways you’ll get out of $13k fine in QLD

premium_icon Just 16 ways you’ll get out of $13k fine in QLD

There are only a handful of ways to avoid a run-in with the law, with members of the public facing penalties of up to $13,345 for ignoring coronavirus social distancing...

BOATING BAN: The only reasons you’re allowed on the water

premium_icon BOATING BAN: The only reasons you’re allowed on the water

Fishing enthusiasts have been left confused and angry after it was announced that recreational boating would be banned under strict new rules to stop the spread of...

Mayoral battle in Noosa tightens as the postals count starts

premium_icon Mayoral battle in Noosa tightens as the postals count starts

Noosa Election tally indicates a tight battle with a large field chasing six councillor positions.

Noosa’s recycling councillor keen to avoid binning

premium_icon Noosa’s recycling councillor keen to avoid binning

 Noosa election result hangs in the balance for councillors.

Coronavirus Queensland update: All you need to know

Coronavirus Queensland update: All you need to know

MORE than 40,000 people have been told to quarantine in Queensland since the outbreak of the coronavirus which has now soared to almost 750 confirmed cases.

ALL OVER: Five Noosa candidates bow out of election race

premium_icon ALL OVER: Five Noosa candidates bow out of election race

Only 26 per cent of votes have been counted, but a number of Noosa councillor candidates have already conceded defeat.

Leading the way in council poll’s waiting game

premium_icon Leading the way in council poll’s waiting game

Noosa election sees close battle for mayor hopefuls bide their time.

Why rates of infection have slowed on Coast

premium_icon Why rates of infection have slowed on Coast

Case numbers may have slowed, but Sunshine Coast residents are being warned to not “take the foot off the brake” too soon and risk a coronavirus surge.

Man injured in 'serious' truck rollover on hinterland road

premium_icon Man injured in 'serious' truck rollover on hinterland road

A man in his 60s has been hospitalised after he was freed from the wreckage of a "serious" truck rollover in the Sunshine Coast hinterland this morning.

ISLAND CLOSED: Tough measure to stop disease spread

ISLAND CLOSED: Tough measure to stop disease spread

FRASER Island has now been officially been closed to all visitors.

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