Russell Island residents – stay safe in smoky conditions Heavy smoke from the fire on the southern end of North Stradbroke Island continues to move towards the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, and in particular across Russell Island at Sandy Point. Residents of the southern end of Russell Island in particular […] Continue reading
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES and Redland City Council The RCC advice has been superceded by the more recent QFES bulletin and is therefore presented AFTER the QFES bulletin at the lower half. STAY INFORMED: NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND bushfire as at 10.30am Tues 11 Dec Bushfire warning […] Continue reading
STAY INFORMED: North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 4.10pm Mon 10 Dec The previous bushfire warning has changed. Bushfire warning level: ADVICE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on North Stradbroke Island. You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will […] Continue reading
Straddie fires flare up NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND – bushfire as at 1.10pm Mon 10 Dec Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning on North Stradbroke Island. This fire is burning in an inaccessible area and is posing no threat to property at this […] Continue reading
SMBI 2019 Summer SCHOOL HOLIDAY program For youth aged 10—17 on the islands. All activities are FREEContinue reading
Christmas Ferry Timetable Kindly supplied by BITS (Translink did not have one as of 2pmContinue reading
Success for website during recent crises While I certainly had no intention of profiting from another’s misfortune, that seems to be the way of the news media. My online NewSite (News + Site, tricky huh?) seems to be providing a satisfactory service to Islanders. To a great extent, news and information from […] Continue reading
Redlands Coast celebrates volunteers The remarkable efforts of Redlands Coast’s volunteers were recognised by Redland City Council at a special Christmas celebration on Saturday, 1 December. More than 180 volunteers from a range of community organisations – including emergency services and welfare, environmental, sports, arts and cultural groups – attended […] Continue reading
Redlands Coast’s Christmas by Starlight Stars to shine at Redlands Coast’s Christmas by Starlight Sensational songstress Casey Donovan will headline a stellar line-up of performers at Redlands Coast’s premier free family carols event, Christmas by Starlight, on Saturday 15 December at Cleveland’s Norm Price Park – Redland Showground. […] Continue reading
Symbiotic exhibitions opening in December: Australien Future – Tales of Migration and Shore Birds Visit Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from 9 December for two related exhibitions by south-east Queensland artist Deb Mostert and the Redlands Coast locals she has mentored. Deb Mostert’s exhibition, Australien Future – Tales of Migration, focusses […] Continue reading
Council introduces new regulated parking areas Editors Note: I was reluctant to publish this, as Council cannot give me any idea of how long the parking periods will be for – none at all. Nor the amount any fines might be. It was fortunate that I had a copy of […] Continue reading
Upsize your bin for Recycling Week and save money To celebrate National Recycling Week (12 to 18 November), Redland City Council is offering a special deal on upsizing household recycling bins. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was waiving the one-off bin establishment fee when households upgraded from a […] Continue reading
- Adelaide to be home to Australia's new space agency 11th December 2018South Australia beats strong national competition to house the Australian Space Agency, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison describing it as a "launching pad to triple Australia's space economy".Caroline Winter And Leah MacLennan
- Desperate May flies to Europe with little hope of Brexit renegotiation 11th December 2018A day after delaying a vote on her Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Theresa May flies to Europe in a last-ditch attempt to renegotiate certain controversial aspects of the deal. But the EU Commission head says there is no wriggle room.
- Russia's 'Werewolf Killer' jailed for life after murdering 80 'fallen women' 11th December 2018Former police officer Mikhail Popkov confesses to dozens of homicides in the 1990s and 2000s, targeting women he viewed as being morally unfit, offering to give them rides in his car, often while wearing his uniform.
- Chinese court orders iPhone ban in patent dispute 11th December 2018A Chinese court orders a ban on several iPhone models for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, but Apple says all of its phone models remain on sale on the mainland.
- The carry-on crackdown might stop locker hogs, but could mean more 'chaos' 11th December 2018If you've ever had your carry-on luggage weighed before boarding a flight, you'll know what an arduous process it can be. But let's examine the pros and cons of this widening crackdown.Alle McMahon
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