Entries by Monique StClair

Sandbags available for Gold Coasters in preparation for Cyclone Oma

The Gold Coast Council has activated sandbagging to help locals prepare for the worst, as Cyclone Oma nears the coast. It comes after the Weather Bureau issued its first Cyclone Watch, in it’s 11.07am update of the system’s tracking. Council has machines at work filling sandbags, which will be made available to Gold Coast locals […]

Qld woman critical after incident involving 600kg cow

A Queensland woman is in critical condition in hospital after a nasty encounter with a ginormous cow. Emergency services were called to a private property northwest of Beaudesert around 6.30pm last night, following reports of an incident involved a 600 kilogram cow. Paramedics arrived to find the woman – believed to be in her 70s […]

51st Gold Coast Sports Star of the Year crowned tonight

Local athletes will gather at the Southport Sharks tonight, as The Gold Coast Sports Star of the Year is announced. 13 nominees, including Commonwealth Games gold medalists and reigning World Champions will turn out for the annual black tie event. Now in it’s 51st year, the awards ceremony will celebrate the achievements of our city’s […]

All Gold Coast beaches closed until further notice

Gold Coast lifeguards have closed all Gold Coast beaches, as the effects of Cyclone Oma start hitting our shores. Cyclone Oma still remains a category 2 system, and as of 5.04am this morning, the Weather Bureau had it tracking in our direction, before taking a more northerly track up towards the Fraser Coast. No matter […]