Local Faces

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

premium_icon Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

"We've lost all our blueberries, the strawberries are all finished and it looks as though our lavenders are smashed to bits."

Kerry O'Brien, a witness of history

premium_icon Kerry O'Brien, a witness of history

THE award-winning journalist talks about his upcoming memoir and the things that motivated to write it.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

STORM: 5274 homes powerless, 30K lightning strikes in Gympie

premium_icon STORM: 5274 homes powerless, 30K lightning strikes in Gympie

Trees blocked roads, power lines fell, roofs caved in and cars were smashed as destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rain moved in at great speed.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

TORNADO: Gympie storm 'like nothing I've ever seen before'

premium_icon TORNADO: Gympie storm 'like nothing I've ever seen before'

"I hid in my toilet for the first time in my life, it was honestly like nothing I have ever seen before."

Mon 8 Oct 2018

A new era for Tweed tourism is about to begin

A new era for Tweed tourism is about to begin

"My main goal is to make Tweed the best-promoted region in New South Wales and perhaps Australia".

Thu 4 Oct 2018

Medals for officers who saved man during TC Debbie

premium_icon Medals for officers who saved man during TC Debbie

DODGING fallen power lines and roofs flying, two police officers drove Fred Quod to hospital after "a wall of bricks" came down on him during Cyclone Debbie.

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