The unprecedented bushfires burning in the Hinterland resulted in an unwanted historic event for O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat overnight – it had its first night with no guests in almost a century. The popular retreat safely sheltered around 100 people yesterday evening, after authorities deemed the access road too dangerous to evacuate. Once conditions subsided, the […]
About Monique StClair
Monique started with 1029 Hot Tomato as part of the 1029er street team back in 2016. While she still performs a live cross or two, she now runs with Hot Tomato's pack of newshounds a couple desks down. She'll be bringing you the latest in Gold Coast news, weather, traffic and more every day. The news doesn't sleep, and neither does Mon! If she's not at the desk, in the booth or on the streets reporting - she's enjoying all the Gold Coast lifestyle has to offer, and loving every minute of it.
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Queensland Police will be putting together a task force to investigate suspicious fires across the state. In this morning’s announcement, it was confirmed that at least eight fires are in their scope across Queensland at the moment. It comes after a couple of events on the Gold Coast, including an instance in Pimpama over the […]
Police have released an image of a blanket, as investigations into the shooting death of a Gold Coast woman continue. Detectives are hoping to track down the blanket’s owners, who may be able to help with inquiries. Officers were called to an address on Renfrew Drive in Highland Park around 8.30pm on Sunday night, we’re […]
Thousands of messages of love and thanks are coming in for our state’s fire fighters, who’ve been working around the clock to fight bushfires. It’s understood close to 70 fires are burning around the state, though luckily no lives have been lost. In the Gold Coast hinterland, crews are batting gale winds this morning, which […]
Police have confirmed they’re speaking to a number of teenagers over a large bushfire that was sparked on the Sunshine Coast yesterday. The blaze has destroyed as many as ten homes overnight, after flaring up in the late afternoon. Emergency warnings are still being issued, with residents in Peregian Beach, Peregian Breeze Estate and Marcus […]
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