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Charity wheelchair builders to ship old bikes to Africa for disabled kids

Sun, 2018-04-22 08:19

A plea for help by Gold Coast volunteers who convert old bicycles into wheelchairs proves so successful they hope to soon start shipping excess pushies to disadvantaged people living in Africa.

Enough people to fill a hospital waiting for Queensland aged care placement

Sun, 2018-04-22 08:09

Queensland hospitals are log-jammed with people waiting for placement in a nursing home, Health Minister Steven Miles says, as the State Government calls for more federal money for aged care places.

Pacific Anzacs' grave restoration in Cook Islands brings peace to daughter

Sun, 2018-04-22 06:16

As harsh ocean waves continue to pull at grave sites on Cook Islands' Rarotonga, a daughter on an unlikely mission restores memories of Pacific islander Anzacs.

Safer road signs aim to prevent 'sign-spearing' in car crashes

Sun, 2018-04-22 05:09

Engineers improve the design of road signs to reduce the risk of signs piercing car windscreens upon impact, with Queensland to make the upgrades in high-risk areas.

Brain-injured cattleman walks for first time in 18 years

Sun, 2018-04-22 05:08

A central Queensland cattle breeder was unable to walk or use the right side of his body after he fell off his horse while mustering. Almost two decades later, he is walking again.

Cattle breeder Michael Ingram is able to stand and walk short distances unassisted

Sun, 2018-04-22 05:08
Michael Ingram has been unable to walk unassisted for 18 years. He now has big plans.

Grandmother of lost three-year-old relieved to find granddaughter kept safe by family dog

Sat, 2018-04-21 18:19
Living up to their title as man's best friend, a loyal blue heeler has helped in the rescue of a young Queensland girl who spent more than 15 hours lost in rugged bushland.

Explosion victim spoke to neighbours minutes before his death

Sat, 2018-04-21 14:11

A man who died in an explosion in his backyard shed, north of Brisbane, had been speaking to a neighbour and her children minutes before the fatal accident occurred.

UK man's super-gonorrhoea cured — but now two Australians have it

Sat, 2018-04-21 13:30

A UK man who caught what was dubbed the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea is cured — but two similar cases have now been reported in Australia.

Loyal blue heeler stays with three-year-old lost in bush overnight

Sat, 2018-04-21 10:45

A three-year-old girl is found safe and well with the help of Max — the family's deaf and partially blind 17-year-old blue heeler — after spending the night lost on their rural property in cold, wet conditions.

Murder accused faces court over fatal shooting north of Brisbane

Sat, 2018-04-21 10:05

A 21-year-old man faces a Brisbane court charged with murder over the shooting death of Jacob Bell at an apartment at Petrie in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Local knowledge critical when waiting for rain in outback Queensland

Sat, 2018-04-21 08:33

When your livelihood depends on the weather, predictions, patterns and planning are paramount, especially for farmers and graziers in western Queensland where families have kept an eye on the skies for decades.

Get on your bicycle and discover Brisbane's best new street art

Sat, 2018-04-21 06:30

There's a way you can see paintings by world-renowned artists this weekend without stepping foot in a gallery or paying an admission fee.

Fittest woman on Earth and CG2018 champ Tia-Clair Toomey welcomed home

Sat, 2018-04-21 06:08

She holds the title of the Fittest woman on Earth and has returned home from the Commonwealth Games as a gold medallist in weightlifting, but there's no rest for Tia-Clair Toomey.

Town revamps tourism brand as a prime spot for mythological yowie spotting

Sat, 2018-04-21 05:09

When it comes to tourism, the small town of Kilcoy may not have reefs or rainforests, but it does have the yowie.

Lamb boom saviour for outback towns

Sat, 2018-04-21 05:08

Western Queensland sheep producers rejoice over increased lamb survival rates thanks to a fencing program that could be a sign that stagnated outback towns are set for a revival.

The blind, deaf photographer opening exhibitions around the world

Sat, 2018-04-21 05:07

Brenden Borellini doesn't see his photographs with his eyes. He sees them with his hands.

Winemakers proudly displaying vegan-friendly credentials

Sat, 2018-04-21 04:46

As consumers go "back to basics" and demand more natural products, vegan winemakers are gaining popularity — even on menus known best for their cuts of meat.

Melbourne City into A-League final four, beating Brisbane Roar 2-0

Fri, 2018-04-20 22:44

Melbourne City make the A-League's final four by defeating Brisbane 2-0 in their elimination final through second-half strikes to Stefan Mauk and Nick Fitzgerald.

Man killed in gas cylinder explosion at home near Brisbane

Fri, 2018-04-20 19:33

A man is dead after a gas cylinder exploded at a home in Warner, north of Brisbane.