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Magnitude 3.0 earthquake detected near Kilcoy

UPDATE: 2.30PM Geoscience Australia has updated details on the earthquake, reporting it was a 2.9 magnitude earthquake at Brendale, in south-east Queensland. Tremors were felt across Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Caboolture with almost 400 felt reports received by the Federal Government agency. Geoscience Australia is monitoring for any aftershocks and encouraging people to...

Tougher smoking laws for Queensland under proposed reforms

Smoking could be banned at outdoor markets, carparks near schools, with further restrictions on smoking-only areas at outdoor pubs and clubs as part of major reforms to Queensland’s smoking laws. The State Governments has released a raft of new smoking law proposals amid concerns that 16 per cent of Queensland secondary...

LAST WAVE: Beloved Buderim legend Peter Van Beek dies

Beloved long-time Buderim resident and community favourite Peter Van Beek also known as ‘The Waving Man’ and 'Mr Happiness' has sadly died. With a smile and a wave, Peter brought joy to commuters with his simple friendly gesture. For the past decade, Peter stood outside his home at the Ballinger and Stringybark...
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