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Townsville BulletinLocal BoM forecasters to stayTownsville BulletinEARLIER: MAYOR Jenny Hill has slammed plans to close Townsville's Bureau of Meteorology regional weather office, with automated systems set to replace local forecasters. The BoM yesterday confirmed 24 regional offices across the country will be made ...and more [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinCity basks in heat of a 'rain shadow'Townsville BulletinProfessor Peter Ridd, Head of the Physics department in the School of Engineering at JCU thinks the only way to beat Townsville's "rain dome" is to blow up the mountain range, move Mount Elliott to Kirwan or move Townsville closer to Ingham. [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Brisbane TimesWhat a croc: Queensland Police seize Townsville Crocs t-shirt launcherBrisbane TimesAnother person's query about obtaining a launcher similar to that owned by the club reportedly alerted police in Townsville to the weapon. In a statement, Queensland Police Service said subsequent inquiries determined it to be a category B weapon.Swish new dealTownsville Bulletinall 2 news articles [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Central Telegraph16 arrested in Townsville, Magnetic Island drug bustsCentral TelegraphOFFICERS from the Townsville Drug Squad have closed a major drug trafficking ring in a 13 month operation, arresting sixteen offenders. Numerous premises on Magnetic Island as well as in suburbs in Townsville were searched during the latest phase of ... [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Toowoomba Chronicle16 arrested in Townsville, Magnetic Island drug bustsToowoomba ChronicleNumerous premises on Magnetic Island as well as in suburbs in Townsville were searched during the latest phase of Operation North Shellstar. Sixteen people were arrested on 56 charges, including two people charged with drug trafficking. Property and ...and more [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
ABC LocalQueensland Environment Minister quashes Townsville crocodile cull calls after big croc captureABC LocalThe Queensland Environment Minister says calls for a crocodile cull after a 'saltie' was caught near homes in Townsville is "ridiculous". A 4.7 metre croc was wrestled into a cage at The Strand on Wednesday night after it was seen swimming close to the ... [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostProposed James Cook University job cuts in Cairns, Townsville, anger education unionABC LocalStaff at the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine have been told eight positions will go across the Cairns and Townsville campuses, at least two of which are senior teaching positions, if the university's proposed changes are implemented. National ...More positions to go at UniTownsville BulletinCairns James Cook University academic blames feds for job cutsThe Cairns Postall 4 news articles [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinZIKAND DESTROYTownsville BulletinThe State Government will spend $400,000 to increase the capacity of its laboratories – including one in Townsville – to rapidly test for the Zika virus. Health authorities believe it is important enhanced testing be made available where the Aedes ...Zika virus: Rapid-testing centre to be set up in QueenslandABC OnlineIsolation strategy for Zika patientsCourier MailZika virus: Australian dengue researchers may have solutionSydney Morning HeraldMy Sunshine Coast (press release)all 26 news articles [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinDrug ring busted as 16 chargedTownsville BulletinRaids in Townsville and on Magnetic Island in the past two days bring to a close the 13-month Operation North Shellstar, with three people charged with trafficking, along with 13 others for a total of 56 charges. A 5m boat, two jetskis, four ... [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinRubbish trashes recycling effortsTownsville BulletinAn audit by the Townsville City Council last financial year showed that about 30 per cent of garbage – about 16,500 tonnes – collected from regular green bins was actually recyclable. And 30 per cent of what went into recycling bins was in fact non ... [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Australian (blog)One-eyed crocodile bruiser snapped off Townsville tourist stripThe Australian (blog)EHP operations manager Michael Joyce told reporters an “A-team” of crocodile catchers from Townsville and Cairns were deployed that evening. When they realised the crocodile was missing an eye, rangers were able to sneak up on its left side, hooking ...Saltwater crocodile captured on Townsville's foreshoreABC OnlineHuge croc caught near Townsville's CBDYahoo7 NewsCrocodile caught near Townsville CBDBrisbane Times9news.com.au -The Guardianall 15 news articles [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
ABC LocalTownsville nurse makes difference to health in world's developing countriesABC LocalToni Stokes' work as a nurse has taken her from the central Australian desert to Cambodia, Lebanon and South Sudan. Ms Stokes is back in Townsville, in north Queensland, after her most recent assignment as a Red Cross aid worker in South Sudan. [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Sydney Morning HeraldZika virus: Rapid-testing centre to be set up in QueenslandABC OnlineA special pathology centre will be set up in Townsville to rapidly test for Zika virus in humans, but authorities say there is still a minimal risk in Queensland. Ten people have returned to Queensland from overseas with the virus since 2014, but it ...Isolation strategy for Zika patientsCourier MailFront line in Zika virusTownsville BulletinMozzies released in Cairns research project could help stop [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinPolice attacker has case adjournedTownsville BulletinJoshua James Shooter, 25, appeared in Townsville District Court this morning to be sentenced over the assault which occurred on Flinders St on January 4, 2014. The matter was adjourned until February 12 as Judge Stuart Durward considers submissions ... [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
EchonetdailyZika virus testing to begin in TownsvilleBrisbane TimesMr Dick said he wanted to see testing for the virus rolled out in Townsville "as soon as possible", meaning samples would no longer have to be sent to Brisbane for evaluation. He said the plans for testing, public information and mosquito control were ...Townsville to get Zika testingThe Australian (blog)Enhanced testing for Zika for north QldCourier Mailall 8 news articles [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville to get Zika testingCourier Mail... respond to any potential outbreak of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in Central and South America. Health Minister Cameron Dick said testing for the virus would be implemented in Townsville and a health promotion campaign ... [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinCattle ships set sail from TownsvilleTownsville BulletinA Port of Townsville spokeswoman said about 26,000 head of cattle were shipped to the key markets of Indonesia and Vietnam last month. She said a further eight vessels were already booked for February, and this number could rise. The shining start to ... [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
BBC NewsBarramundis make Ireland work hard for their I-Cup win in TownsvilleABC OnlineA winning target of 346 proved too much for Papua New Guinea in their Intercontinental Cup match against Ireland, but the Barramundis made the Irish work hard for their win. Several of the PNG batsmen got off to good starts, but none managed achieve ...Irish close in on Test statusTownsville BulletinIreland make it three wins from three in the InterContinental CupNewstalk 106-108 fmO'Brien [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Large croc caught near Townsville's CBDYahoo7 NewsA large crocodile has been captured on a popular tourist beach close to Townsville's CBD. The 4.7 metre saltie was caught on The Strand, which is adjacent to homes, a park and cafes, on Wednesday night, a Department of Environment and Heritage ... [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
ABC OnlineSaltwater crocodile captured on Townsville's foreshoreABC OnlineThe beaches were closed earlier on Wednesday after members of the public spotted the crocodile swimming about 50 metres offshore. Rangers were able to catch the saltie at the Strand about 8:30pm. Working under torchlight, rangers worked for hours to ...Large croc caught near homesCourier Mailall 2 news articles [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source