Day: October 18, 2012

Missing yachtsman rescued in remote waters

A Queensland yachtie is lucky to be alive after being stranded at sea for 10 days. Glenn Ey is safely back home thanks to an amazing rescue operation off New South Wales. Susannah Treacy reports.

Glitter strip prepares for V8 showdown

The final touches are being made to the streets of Surfers Paradise ahead of this weekend’s Gold Coast 600. Despite being 188 points off the championship lead, Ford ace, Mark Winterbottom says he’s not out of the hunt yet, vowing

T2 lanes gone in latest government reshuffle

The latest casualty of the Newman government is the T2 lanes on the Pacific Motorway. Also cut, the Queensland Government logo despite the Premier saying he wouldn’t make changes just for the sake of it. Kendall Wegener reports.

All Blacks touch down ahead of Bledisloe clash

The All Blacks have arrived in Brisbane ahead of their Bledisloe Cup clash with the Wallabies this Saturday. The Wallabies have named two replacement players with Ben Alexander the latest to succumb to the Wallabies injury curse. Katlynn Bradder-Denning reports.

Milestone achievement for road safety school

A driver safety school has graduated its 250,000th student. The remarkable contribution to road safety was celebrated at a ceremony at Chandler. Myles McGuire reports.

Council to inject funds for crossing upgrades

Brisbane City Council will work with the State Government to improve safety at two notorious Brisbane level crossings. More than $280 million will be spent to construct vehicle overpasses at Geebung and Brakenridge. Emilie Gramenz reports.

Dumped Damien wants his share

Damien Oliver is pushing to be paid a percentage of any prize-money earned by the horse he was sacked from riding, in this weekend’s Caulfield Cup. The champion jockey was dumped after allegations emerged that he bet on a horse