Entries by Rachel Junge

Neighbourhood evacuated as shots fired and people threatened

A USUALLY SLEEPY town, nestled between Tweed Heads and Byron Bay, has been rattled as an alleged gunman began firing shots and making threats towards people. Locals called Police about 7pm on Saturday, with officers from Tweed/Byron Police District setting up a perimeter around the property in Wilson’s Creek, west of Mullumbimby. According to Police, […]

One dead, one seriously injured in separate pedestrian accidents

A MAN has suffered significant head injuries after being hit by a vehicle on the southern Gold Coast. He was struck on the Gold Coast Highway at Tugun around 9.05pm on Saturday. Emergency services arrived to find him with significant head injuries. He was rushed to the Gold Coast University hospital in a serious condition. Diversions […]

Remembrance Day 2018 | Full list of Gold Coast and Tweed services

AUSTRALIANS will this morning pause for a minute’s silence, to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent, signalling the end of World War One. Of the 330,000 Australian men who were sent to the battlefields, more than 60,000 didn’t return home. At the time, the four-year conflict was believed to be the war to […]

Marathon surgery successfully separates conjoined twins

AFTER spending the first 15-months of their young lives joined at the torso, Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa have slept in separate cots for the first time. The sisters have started on their road to recovery and independent life following a marathon surgery in Melbourne. Led by Head of paediatric surgery Dr Joe Crameri, the girls were […]