COW takes centre stage on Straddie During the bush fires last week on North Stradbroke Island, police officers and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) worked together with Sibelco and Telstra to install a COW (Communications on Wheels). Essentially a COW creates a communication network where there isn’t one […] Continue reading
Ember patrols on Russell Island UPDATE 1pm from Facebook Just talked to fireman at the beach and the news is good. There are no embers or ash in the sky and they check it with a torch. I asked lots of questions whilst I had the chance it was interesting […] Continue reading
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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES and Redland City Council The RCC advice has been superceded by the more recent QFES bulletin and is therefore presented AFTER the QFES bulletin at the lower half.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
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
- Vladimir Putin's Stasi ID pass found in Germany 12th December 2018The card was issued in 1986 when Mr Putin was a mid-ranking KGB spy stationed in Dresden in communist East Germany, then under Russian occupation.
- Gangland widow Roberta Williams fights to save family home 12th December 2018The former wife of murdered gangland figure Carl Williams launches a Supreme Court fight to stop the weekend auction of a family home in the wake of the Informer 3838 scandal.Sarah Farnsworth
- New medical opinions that Kathleen Folbigg's daughter wasn't smothered 12th December 2018As Kathleen Folbigg awaits an inquiry into her convictions for killing her four young children, medical experts are coming forward to say that in their opinion, her fourth child Laura died from natural causes.Quentin McDermott
- British PM says she will contest no-confidence vote 'with everything I've got', as it happened 12th December 2018Theresa May confirms Conservative Party MPs have triggered a vote of no confidence in her leadership as Britain's planned divorce from the European Union is plunged into chaos. See how it unfolded.
- Theresa May to face no-confidence vote over Brexit pains 12th December 2018British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will contest the vote with everything she has got, arguing a leadership change would be devastating for the country as it approaches the March 29 Brexit date.
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