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  1. A record 47,000 tonnes of macadamias forecast for 2015 Australian cropRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | ABC News

    The Australian Macadamia Society's chief executive officer Jolyon Burnett said the total crop last year weighed in at 43,600 tonnes. "It's a very pleasing result, given all the hard work and effort that growers have put in this season," he said.

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  2. Veteran's drive gets wheels in motionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

    AFGHANISTAN veteran Michael Lyddiard, who lost his right eye, lower right arm and two fingers off his other hand while trying to disarm an improvised explosive device, is inspiring other wounded warriors with his physical lifestyle. In the eight years since Mr Lyddiard received the grave injuries, he has built up his physical strength to compete in triathlons against able-bodied athletes.

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  3. Police still searching for motorist who rammed police carRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

    Around 8pm last night, a white ute hit the vehicle on Kings Rd, Pimlico before driving off heading inbound on Kings Rd. The ute was described as a white Ford single-cab ute with a dark coloured toolbox across the tray against the cab. Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the ute in the vicinity of Kings Rd at 8pm on Sunday is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  4. Booze bans to stay until community safety guaranteedRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

    BOOZE bans in Queensland's indigenous communities, including Palm Island, will not be weakened unless community leaders prove they can control grog-fuelled violence. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Curtis Pitt said the Government was open to reviewing alcohol management plans but said the safety of residents took priority over the right to drink.

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  5. Fire ready to break SpiritRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

    FOR the third time in as many years the Townsville Fire will take on fierce rivals the Bendigo Spirit in the WNBL grand final. The Spirit won through to the grand final in a narrow win over the Sydney Uni Flames at Bendigo Stadium yesterday and will now have a shot at securing a third straight championship when they take on the Fire at Townsville RSL Stadium this Sunday.

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  6. Water key to food bowl bidRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

    Charters Towers Regional Council Mayor Frank Beveridge said inquiries from Trade and Investment Queensland concerning the availability of food production land had reached record levels. Inquiries from as far away as China and the US are driving interest in the construction of weirs and the trading of water licences along the Burdekin River.

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  7. JCU report shows Marcia less powerful than thoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

    A NEW report on the impact of Cyclone Marcia claims the wind speeds experienced in Yeppoon and Rockhampton were less powerful than previously thought. The preliminary report tabled by the James Cook University Cyclone Testing Station in Townsville says wind speeds from Cyclone Marcia had dropped to Category 2 , with gusts up to Category 3 , when it reached Yeppoon.

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  8. Extra food vouchers for households without electricity after TC MarciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABC News

    The households hit by cyclone Marcia who went without power for a week will get extra food vouchers from the Queensland and Australian governments. The cyclone hit north of Yeppoon in central Queensland two Fridays ago, destroying hundreds of homes and the region's electricity network.

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  9. Towns recovering after MarciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | NEWS.com.au

    THE screams still send shivers down Jasmin Peters' spine. What she and her boyfriend heard were the screams of a woman being raped - a woman who was being told she'd be killed if she did not keep quiet.

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  10. Power cut by Cyclone Marcia restored in more than 90pc of homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | ABC News

    Power has been restored to more than 90 per cent of properties after Cyclone Marcia's march through Central Queensland last weekend. Tens of thousands of homes lost power when Marcia crossed the coast as a category five storm early Friday morning.

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  11. Power restoration continues after MarciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | NEWS.com.au

    TRADE minister Andrew Robb says Tony Abbott has "earned' the right to lead the Liberal party as the embattled PM again defends his precarious position while touring New Zealand. PRIVATE health insurance premiums are set for a huge increase after the government approved a rise more than three times the inflation rate.

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  12. Temporary housing prototype survives ultimate test: Cyclone MarciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The Age

    A temporary housing prototype designed by three university students has passed its first test after it survived the elements in Rockhampton during Cyclone Marcia's battering last week. Last year CQ University students Angus Hughes, Mattison Rose and Jessica Kahl came up with The Shelter Project, a concept to provide temporary housing relief in the form of 'pallet home' flat-packs.

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  13. Who's who in the ongoing sports drugs scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Sydney Morning Herald

    The drug scandal that has embroiled Queensland sport in the past week escalated quickly and while there's still reportedly more to come, we seem to be at a momentary pause as sports sit in holding patterns. The eight people who have been charged in the past week are mainly athletes and are linked to the same investigation that saw former rugby league players Jason Smith and Matt Seers charged in January.

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  14. Leadership questions linger over Prime Minister Tony AbbottRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | ABC News

    MARK COLVIN: Tony Abbott is visiting New Zealand for annual talks but questions about whether his job is secure have followed him across the Tasman. Members of Federal Cabinet left behind have been peppered with leadership questions all day but they're insisting there is no move against the Prime Minister.

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  15. Aid approved for cyclone-affected in AustraliaRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Newkerala.com

    Extended financial aid were approved Friday for residents, businesses and farmers affected by Cyclone Marcia which hit Australia's second largest state of Queensland last week. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the extended payments while visiting the disaster zone clean-up sites in Rockhampton, the largest city hit by Marcia, Xinhua reported.

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  16. CEO Dave Smith says cashed-up NRL to consider more teams and fewer gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Age

    NRL chief executive Dave Smith has confirmed that a decision would be made this year on whether to expand the competition in 2018 and revealed that consideration would also be given to reducing the number of premiership rounds to accommodate more events and representative fixtures, such as the expanded World Club Series. Smith outlined the big picture items on the agenda this year while announcing a $49.9 million profit for the 2014 season, which included a $20 million increase in non-broadcast revenue to $119.1 million.

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  17. Tropical Cyclone Marcia: confusion over disaster relief paymentsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | ABC News

    ELIZABETH JACKSON: In central Queensland, 13,000 homes are still without power in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcia, and recovery efforts are hampered by confusion over eligibility for government assistance. The Prime Minister visited Yeppoon last night and Rockhampton this morning to announce extra support through Australian disaster recovery payments.

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  18. Tony Abbott and senior ministers again dismiss leadership chatterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | ABC News

    ELIZABETH JACKSON: The Prime Minister and senior members of his Cabinet are again trying to hose down speculation that Tony Abbott's leadership is under imminent threat. One has gone so far as to declare the latest round of speculation as "political bedwetting".

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  19. Central Queensland abattoirs remain closed after Cyclone MarciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | ABC News

    Central Queensland's cattle industry remains disrupted with abattoirs closed for another week because of damage from Tropical Cyclone Marcia. With parts of Rockhampton still without power , Teys Australia said it was optimistic its Lakes Creek plant would be open late next week, but it was more than likely to be the following Monday.

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  20. Rural Fire Service volunteers young and old join TC Marcia clean-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | ABC News

    One week on from Tropical Cyclone Marcia, Rural Fire Service Queensland volunteers are still hands deep into what will be a long clean-up and recovery effort. Many in central Queensland were still without power and others without a place to call home following the category five system's descent on the coast last Friday.

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