Day: October 6, 2016

QUT Web News – Thur 6 Oct 2016

In this bulletin: Why did the chickens die? An investigation underway to see if an old dump north of Brisbane is to blame. Bicycle riders applaud moves to make their commute through a Woolloongabba blackspot safer on a permanent basis.

Brisbane Bullets back for NBL season

The Brisbane Bullets basketball team are bouncing back… after almost a decade off the court. New head coach Andrejs Lemanis will lead the team into tonight’s opening game of the season. Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito reports.

A speedy weekend of sport ahead

It’s shaping up to be a big weekend of sport, with the Wallabies to face Argentina in London… But back home, all eyes will be on Mt Panorama where cars are ready for action, for Sunday’s Bathurst 1000. Jacob Miley

Young girl hit by texting, drunk driver

A 50-year-old female driver has been granted bail, after she allegedly injured a young girl in Sydney’s west yesterday. Police say the driver was six times the legal blood-alcohol limit and using a mobile phone. Rhiannon Kallio reports.

Permanent bikeway opened in Brisbane

Brisbane City Council’s 12-month trial of peak hour bike lanes along Annerley Road has ended. It’s hoped the changes will clear up the notorious black spot. Danielle Veivers reports.

Mango madness at Brisbane markets

On a scorching summer’s day there is nothing better than a fresh, golden, juicy mango. But how much would you pay for one? Well today someone forked out almost fifteen hundred dollars. Alison Prowse reports.

Former dump site concerning locals

An inquiry is under way to find out if a toxic leak north of Brisbane caused the death of twenty chickens. Moreton Bay Council ordered the investigation … after the chickens died from cancer. Tahlia Rowley reports.