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4 hrs ago | Marine News

Bulk Carrier Detained; Two Crew Convicted

A Hong Kong flagged vessel was detained in Queensland following a Port State Control inspection conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority which identified a number of deficiencies.

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8 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Basketballer's court reprieve

A Southland basketballer identified as the prime offender in a violent assault at a New Plymouth pub has been given a reprieve to play professional basketball in Australia.

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8 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Shark player given reprieve

IN THE DOCK: Southland Sharks basketballers Leon Henry, Reuben Te Rangi and Shea Ili appear in the New Plymouth District Court on Thursday.

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13 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

Let bodies lie as they are: Palmer

CLIVE Palmer has coldly suggested the Federal Government abandon grieving families and leave the remaining bodies from MH17 lying scattered in a Ukrainian paddock.

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13 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

Hopes go sky-high for Thunderbirds' return

City leaders have exclusively revealed to the Townsville Bulletin that planning has commenced for a major air show that is expected to attract more than 70,000 spectators.

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18 hrs ago | ABC News

Queensland Government's new uranium mining framework opens the state to yellowcake exploration

A framework to guide the reintroduction of uranium mining in Queensland is expected to encourage uranium exploration, despite the resource's low price on the international market.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

ABC News

Qld Country Hour, 1 August 2014

Today the Qld Country Hour visited Stanthorpe where wine, vinegar and vegetables were up for discussion.

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Scoop

Hutt Valley Man Continues Anzac Tradition in Queensland

Lance Corporal Greg Sanford is one of five Military Police from the New Zealand Army's 1 Brigade who have been working with a company of Australian Military Police as part of Exercise Hamel, the Australian Army's annual foundation warfighting exercise which runs from 7 July to 1 August.

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ABC News

Expert: lean is lucky and obese not to blame for own size

Professor John Dixon from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute says there is wide spread discrimination and stigmatisation of victims of obesity who are not to blame for their situation.

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Townsville Bulletin

Stepping up racism fight

And Palm Island elder Lex Wotton says the campaign gives a voice to indigenous people suffering as a result of racism.

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Townsville Bulletin

Depression cure off the scale

Snake catcher Brian West with a Carpet Python he caught in Belgian Gardens after it was trying to eat chooks.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Newman wants to send in the troops

PREMIER Campbell Newman has revealed he is lobbying the Federal Government to consider basing more Australian Defence Force units in regional Queensland in a bid to help meet population targets contained within the Queensland Plan.

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Fiji Times

Titans wary of star factor

Once bitten, twice shy. That's the feeling Gold Coast coach John Cartwright has about coming up against a genuine rugby league superstar in Johnathan Thurston this Saturday.

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Townsville Bulletin

Reef running costly

HUGE fines for the crew of MV Bulk Ingenuity have been declared a "strong signal" to other bulk carriers thinking of taking reef shortcuts.

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Townsville Bulletin

Kindy funds 'scare'

Federal opposition member Kate Ellis with some kids at Vickers Road Community Childcare Centre.

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Townsville Bulletin

Slice of paradise

Peter and Eileen Nethercott of Island Leisure Resort in Nelly Bay have created North Queensland's first tropical Island retirement village.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Palmer questioned over toxic sludge

A STATE government environmental worker has been shot dead after the father-of-six served a notice on a man believed to be illegally clearing vegetation.

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Manawatu Standard

NZ troops on their way home

Mission accomplished: A New Zealand Army soldier prepares to take aim during Exercise Hamel, the Australian Army's annual foundation warfighting exercise, which was held in Townsville, northern Queensland.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Townsville Bulletin

On wing and prayer in battle with bats

Deputy Mayor Vern Veitch said every tree had been broken and shredded since the colony inundated the park several weeks ago.

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Paddock Talk

Percat On A High Heading To Queensland Raceway

After achieving his most successful weekend of V8 Supercars racing at Townsville three weeks ago, Coates Hire Racing's Nick Percat is determined to continue his good form at this weekend's championship round at Queensland Raceway, the Coates Hire 400.

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