Day: October 3, 2013

Second man charged over golf ball bomb

A second man has faced charges relating to planting a “golf ball bomb” which blew off an Ipswich teenager’s fingers in May. 37-year-old Mark Tear was released on bail, after a brief appearance in Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning. Elizabeth

Tallships sail into Sydney

There was a ‘tall’ spectacle on Sydney Harbour this morning. Big crowds on shore, and on the water, ignored the rainy, windy conditions to see the largest collection of tallships in Sydney, since the 1988 bicentenary. The ships are here

Brisbane braces for G20

Ten of Brisbane’s hotels have already put up the ‘no vacancy’ sign, more than a year out from the 2014 G20 Summit. So far, bookings for the global event are worth more than $23 million. Eliza-Jane Mann reports.

Foreign student boom for Qld

A boom in foreign students, has created Brisbane’s biggest export market. The visiting internationals are soaking up our sunny weather and having a positive impact on the local economy. Luke Rutledge reports.

To Oktoberfest or Ocsoberfest?

Brisbane today had a small taste of what’s to come at next week’s annual Oktoberfest. But it’s a month of mixed messages with the national Ocsober campaign also kicking off. Maritza Munoz reports.

Record leap of faith

A Brisbane extreme sports athlete, is taking a big leap of faith for charity, and to break a Guinness world record. Jay Phoenix is aiming to make 106 bungy jumps in 24 hours and in the process raise money for

Finals feast before final showdown

The Manly Sea Eagles and Sydney Roosters came face to face at today’s official NRL Grand Final Lunch. Although the coaches didn’t reveal too much of their gameplans, the hype surrounding Sunday’s blockbuster, continues to build. Dom Beattie reports.