Entries by Shanee Dobeson

M1 crash causing lengthy delays for motorists

A multi-vehicle crash is causing lengthy delays for motorists northbound on the Pacific Motorway this morning. The accident occurred at Helensvale just after exit 62 around 7.25am. Emergency services are currently at the scene. One lane has been blocked with traffic quickly backing up. Motorists have been urged to make the most of service roads.

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake shakes parts of NZ

A strong earthquake has been detected off the east coast of New Zealand’s north island. The quake, which measured 5.7 on the Richter scale, struck at a depth of 19km offshore of East Cape around 10.00am local time. Geo Science Australia estimates the tremor could have been felt by people up to 340km away.

Emergency situation declared in Townsville

Police have declared an emergency situation in Townsville this afternoon following the discovery of a suspicious package. The declaration was made at 12.28pm and encompasses the area between Halloran Street, Carmody Street, Bowen Road and Sherriff Street in Hermit Park. Specialist police are currently on scene and are asking everyone to avoid the area. A number of […]

Sweet deal could create new city on Gold Coast canefields

Cane farmers have banded together to create a block of properties in the hope of attracting developers capable of creating a new city on the fringes of the Gold Coast. Forty growers, facing a bleak future due to the demise of the sugar cane industry, have pooled their properties in a move that gives a buyer the chance […]