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ABC OnlineTownsville soldier jailed for throwing possum against concrete floor, posting photo on social mediaABC OnlineA 23-year-old Townsville soldier has been jailed for two months for bashing a possum. Hayden Peter Archer yesterday pleaded guilty in the Townsville Magistrates Court to animal cruelty offences. The RSPCA said, in April last year Sapper Archer caught a ...Townsville soldier Hayden Peter Archer who bashed possum at Army barracks jailed for two monthsHerald SunQld soldier jailed over possum [...]
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ABC OnlineTownsville drenched by intense rain event as thunderstorms hit Queensland cityABC OnlineMark Harvey from Townsville City Council said dam levels had only increased by half a metre. "The rain pretty much fell everywhere except the Ross Dam catchment unfortunately," he said. "We received on average about 30 millimetres across the catchment.".Townsville rain stuns forecastersYahoo7 NewsHeavy rain ends spell of dry weatherTownsville BulletinTownsville rainfall stuns forecastersWeekly Times Nowall 7 news articles [...]
Tue, Feb 09, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Courier MailPossum bashing sapper gets jailCourier MailSapper Hayden Peter Archer, 23, was sentenced to two months' jail in Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday after smashing the possum on a concrete floor at Lavarack Barracks on April 30, 2015. The sentence is believed to be one of the longest jail ...Townsville soldier jailed for throwing possum against concrete floor, posting photo on social mediaABC OnlineTownsville soldier bashed possum, boasted on SnapchatToowoomba Chronicleall 16 news articles [...]
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Herald SunTownsville soldier Hayden Peter Archer who bashed possum at Army barracks jailed for two monthsHerald SunSapper Hayden Peter Archer, 23, was sentenced to two months' jail in Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday after smashing the possum on a concrete floor at Lavarack Barracks on April 30, 2015. The sentence is believed to be one of the longest jail ...and more [...]
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Townsville rainfall stuns forecastersYahoo7 NewsPockets of Townsville have had extraordinary rainfall overnight, with forecasters describing it as a one in 100 year event. The Bureau of Meteorology had serious concerns about flash flooding from the rain event, but other than sparking the rescue of ... [...]
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Townsville rain stuns forecasters9news.com.auPockets of Townsville have had extraordinary rainfall overnight, with forecasters describing it as a one-in-100 year event. The Bureau of Meteorology had serious concerns about flash flooding from the rain event, but it seems to have done little damage.and more [...]
Tue, Feb 09, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinAnimal cruelty sapper gets jailTownsville BulletinSapper Hayden Peter Archer, 23, was sentenced to two months' jail in Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday after smashing the possum on a concrete floor at Lavarack Barracks on April 30, 2015. The sentence is believed to be one of the longest jail ... [...]
Tue, Feb 09, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinEnergy firm urged to base new boss in TownsvilleTownsville BulletinTownsville Enterprise CEO Patricia O'Callaghan said the new boss should be based in the city to understand issues facing North Queenslanders. “The CEO will be managing Australia's largest energy company ... they will have a significant workforce that ...Queensland's $24 billion energy merger claims first casualtyBrisbane Timesall 8 news articles [...]
Mon, Feb 08, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinCruise ship visits growTownsville BulletinTHE Port of Townsville is on track for a major jump in cruise ship visits next year. The 11 already booked for 2017 dwarfs the three cruise ships set to visit Townsville this year. However, port staff and tourism industry leaders say more still needs ... [...]
Mon, Feb 08, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Hopes expected downpour will fill up Townsville's dwindling damsTownsville BulletinTOWNSVILLE'S dwindling dam levels will be at the mercy of “Mother Nature's rain game” over the next 48 hours, with an approaching system predicted to dump up to 200mm. The potential drenching comes as the city remains on the cusp of triggering Level 3 ... [...]
Mon, Feb 08, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Support builds for new dam near TownsvilleTownsville BulletinThe region's peak economic development organisation, Townsville Enterprise Ltd, has applied for federal funding to pay for feasibility studies in the construction of the dam, as well as upgrades to the Burdekin Falls dam. The funding has been made ... [...]
Mon, Feb 08, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Survey heads from Townsville across the Tasman to gauge flight support from New ZealandTownsville BulletinBefore a business case proposal for the new flight path is presented to airlines, Kiwi residents have to show real enthusiasm for flights to Townsville. Townsville Enterprise tourism and events executive manager Bridget Woods said the New Zealand ... [...]
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Sydney Morning HeraldBendigo Spirit lose to Townsville Fire as WNBL finals drama continuesSydney Morning HeraldBendigo Spirit's finals hopes now have no margin for error, while Townsville Fire and Dandenong Rangers have moved into equal top of the WNBL ladder. The Fire beat the Spirit 75-63 at Bendigo Stadium, taking advantage of the absence of injured Spirit ... [...]
Sun, Feb 07, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinTownsville Fire on top after sweeping Victorian doubleTownsville BulletinThe Fire's round 16 double kicked off with an impressive 84-60 triumph over the Melbourne Boomers on Saturday night and their Victorian sweep was completed today when they knocked off the Bendigo Spirit 75-63. Townsville had yet to topple Bendigo in ...WNBL: Townsville Fire maintain rage against struggling Melbourne BoomersSydney Morning HeraldMelbourne Boomers outclassed by hot Townsville in WNBL defeatHerald Sunall 4 news articles [...]
Sun, Feb 07, 2016, Continue reading at the source
ABC OnlineFlash flooding predicted between drenched Mackay and Townsville in QueenslandABC OnlineSenior forecaster Michelle Berry said there was likely to be flash flooding in the region today. Ms Berry said a flood watch was current for catchments between Mackay and Townsville. She said some areas had recorded up to 300 millimetres of rainfall ... [...]
Sun, Feb 07, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Liberal Democrat VoiceAssange: From Townsville to Knightsbridge via Cloud Cuckoo LandLiberal Democrat VoiceHe was born in the wonderful town of Townsville in Queensland, Australia (above), a place of sun, sea and sugar beet. By an oddly circuitous route, he has ended up surrounded by Harrod's hampers in a room in Knightsbridge. He may not enjoy walks in the ...and more [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Sydney Morning HeraldWNBL: Townsville Fire maintain rage against struggling Melbourne BoomersSydney Morning HeraldTownsville Fire were all business as they knocked over an undermanned Melbourne Boomers on Saturday night. The Fire held a 29-7 lead at quarter-time and never looked back, rotating their 10 players throughout the game before ending with an 84-60 win ... [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The RoarIllawarra Hawks v Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blogThe RoarThe Illawarra Hawks and the Townsville Crocodiles will do battle tonight in what the betting markets have listed as a completely one-sided affair. Join The Roar for all the action from 7:30pm (AEDT). Illawarra currently occupy third place on the NBL ... [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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. [...]
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