Entries by Matt McDonald

Hundreds of Gold Coast homes without power

More than 2,600 homes and businesses are currently without power in parts of the Gold Coast. The majority of affected customers are in Hope Island where 1,236 homes are blacked out. Another 927 homes and businesses in Helensvale are also without power. In Coomera, 448 customers have been impacted. Energex says the cause of the […]

Tropical Cyclone Oma strengthens as its heads towards south-east QLD

Tropical Cyclone Oma has intensified into a Category Three system as it tracks towards Queensland, but its exact path is still anyone’s guess. Oma is currently sitting just north of New Caledonia, approximately 1100km off the Queensland coast. Adam Blazak from the Bureau of Meteorology says it’s too early to tell which way it will […]

Gold Coast school locked down after alleged threat

UPDATE @ 2.00PM: The lockdown at Helensvale State School has now been lifted. Police have wrapped up their investigations at the school after they were notified of two threats this morning. The lockdown was lifted just after 1.30pm with parents allowed to take their kids home from school early. Police are continuing to look into […]