Entries by Matt McDonald

Large earthquake sparks tsunami warning across Indonesia

A large earthquake has struck parts of Indonesia, prompting a tsunami warning that forced thousands of people to flee to higher ground. The 6.8 magnitude quake struck in the Indian Ocean about 227km from Sumatra. The quake was also felt in the capital Jakarta and in Yogyakarta on Java Island with footage showing people running […]

Two injured after wild brawl outside Gold Coast home

Two men have been injured after a brawl outside a home at Helensvale. Police were called to an address on La Trobe Avenue around 11pm on Friday night after neighbours reported an altercation between three men. Several Police cars attended the scene, locating the men at the corner of La Trobe Ave and Bairnsdale Court. […]

One dead, another injured after NSW stabbing

One man is dead and a second is under Police guard in hospital after a stabbing and crash on the New South Wales mid-north coast. Police were called to Pipers Creek Road at Dondingalong near Kempsey at around 9.15pm on Friday night after reports of a stabbing. A 54-year-old man was found dead at the […]

Royal Commission to examine Gold Coast nursing home shutdown

The Gold Coast nursing home that shut down suddenly last month will be the focus of hearings at the Aged Care Royal Commission next week. More than 70 high dependent residents of Earle Haven Retirement at Nerang had to be evacuated to hospitals and other nursing homes after staff walked out over a payment dispute. […]

Victorian couple score prized Ooshie, then destroy it

It’s one of the rarest and most sought after collectable toys going around. But a Victorian farmer who got his hands on one has cut it up on live television in a big ‘up yours’ to online trolls. Stephen Black and his partner Melissa Portingale scored one of the prized furry Simba Ooshie toys after […]