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Tourism industry calls for more protection of Great Barrier Reef

Tourism operators in Bundaberg are calling for members of the community to be more environmentally conscious to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. It comes after Deloitte Access Economics released a report yesterday, valuing the World Heritage Listed site at $56 billion. Great Barrier Reef Foundation Director Steve Sargent said it highlights just...

$4 million upgrade to Bundaberg Port

  The Minister for Main Roads and Ports, Mark Bailey, was in the region yesterday announcing upgrades to road infrastructure at the Bundaberg Port.   Minister Bailey said the...

School girl airlifted from Lady Elliot Island

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 16-year old girl from Lady Elliott Island yesterday morning. The Brisbane girl was on a school excursion when...

Police arrest 50 offenders on 105 charges

Bundaberg Police and the Wide Bay Technical Crime Squad have carried out an operation to blitz crime in the area. Operation Valkyrie 2 called upon officers...

Service station robbed at knife-point

Police are appealing for public information to track down two men who robbed a Shell service station on Saturday night. It is alleged one of the...

2017 sugarcane harvesting season starts

The sugarcane harvest has officially started with the Millaquin sugar mill commencing crushing today and Bingera next week. Farmers estimate a crop size of around 1.75 million tones...

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Lady Elliot
Jun 27, 2017

Tourism industry calls for more protection of Great Barrier Reef

Tourism operators in Bundaberg are calling for members of the community to be more environmentally conscious to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. It comes after Deloitte Access Economics released a report yesterday, valuing the World Heritage Listed site at… read more >
bundy hospital
Jun 26, 2017

Bundaberg teenager struck by car is in a serious condition

A Bundaberg teenager remains in a serious condition after he was struck by a car early yesterday morning. The 19-year-old man is currently being treated for chest and abdominal injuries at the Bundaberg Base Hospital. Initial investigations indicate the… read more >
portvisit
Jun 23, 2017

$4 million upgrade to Bundaberg Port

The Minister for Main Roads and Ports, Mark Bailey, was in the region yesterday announcing upgrades to road infrastructure at the Bundaberg Port. Minister Bailey said the $4 million upgrades will facilitate the safe and efficient movement of goods and people… read more >
RACQLIFEFLIGHTRESCUE
Jun 23, 2017

School girl airlifted from Lady Elliot Island

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 16-year old girl from Lady Elliott Island yesterday morning. The Brisbane girl was on a school excursion when she suffered an allergic reaction. First aid was administered on the island, before… read more >
MemorialService
Jun 22, 2017

Bundaberg Aerial Ambulance crash victims remembered 30 years on

Emergency services personnel paused yesterday at a memorial service to reflect on the Bundaberg Aerial Ambulance crash of 1987, in which four people tragically lost their lives. The Cessna 402C aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from the Bundaberg… read more >
policetapeabc
Jun 21, 2017

Police arrest 50 offenders on 105 charges

Bundaberg Police and the Wide Bay Technical Crime Squad have carried out an operation to blitz crime in the area. Operation Valkyrie 2 called upon officers from across the region to target a wide range of criminal activity. Last week alone police arrested 50… read more >
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Jun 20, 2017

Service station robbed at knife-point

Police are appealing for public information to track down two men who robbed a Shell service station on Saturday night. It is alleged one of the offenders stood watch at the main entrance, while the other pointed a knife at the attendant demanding cash and… read more >
CANE
Jun 19, 2017

2017 sugarcane harvesting season starts

The sugarcane harvest has officially started with the Millaquin sugar mill commencing crushing today and Bingera next week. Farmers estimate a crop size of around 1.75 million tones and are optimistic for a high C-C-S. General Manager of Operations at… read more >
Police
Jun 16, 2017

Woman hospitalised after she was found unconscious

Police say they are not treating an incident where a woman was found unconscious in a storm drain yesterday as suspicious. A spokesperson from Queensland Police Service says she was found just before 8am on George Street. The woman in her sixties was… read more >
Cane train
Jun 15, 2017

Cane trains back in action as season kicks off

Police and Bundaberg Sugar are warning drivers to beware of cane trains, as we come into the 2017 cane harvesting season. Between July and December, trains will be running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bundaberg Sugar Cane Supply Manager, Robert Powell,… read more >