Category: Human Interest

Tornado terror in South-East Queensland

Super-cell storms and tornadoes have left a 300-kilometre trail of destruction across parts of South East Queensland. An intense vortex of wind, rain, and ice ripped through the South Burnett late yesterday and there was heartbreak during today’s massive cleanup

Sunny state favours sugar tax

There’s growing community support for the introduction of a sugar tax, according to the Cancer Council and the Heart Foundation. A new survey has found most people are in favour of a 20 per cent levy on sugary drinks. Manille

Mates to cycle city to coast for charity

Keen cyclists are getting ready for a huge challenge this weekend, riding from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. It’s all for charity of course, helping returned servicemen and women settle back into their healthy lives. Bridget Nagel reports.

State Government backs eco-trails to boost tourism

The State Government is pushing ahead with new plans to focus on eco-tourism. It’s hoping to build three new bushwalks across the state to attract tourists to see more of Queensland’s natural beauty. Tom Fleming reports.

Sky top views on offer for Open House Festival

This weekend, Brisbane’s newest and currently tallest building will open its doors for a rare public viewing. The 91-storey behemoth will be Australia’s largest residential building. Liam Kennedy reports.

Kangaroos final prep for test against the Kiwis

Mateship and integrity, key drivers in the Kangaroos prep ahead of their test against the Kiwis. Hawks swoop on Scully in another AFL trade-off and Andrew Bogut makes his debut for the Kings in Sydney tomorrow, as the new season

Deadly storms lash two states

South-East Queensland get ready to brace for more heavy storms. The Bureau issued a top priority warning this afternoon as a line of storms moved in, stretching across two states. Last night, a man died as electrical storms lashed the

Slater switches to become a Saint off-the-field

Rugby league great, Billy Slater has switched codes. He’s landed a part time role as a leadership consultant with Saint Kilda AFL team. But, he hasn’t totally deserted the Storm. Aleesha Buckby reports.

Students udged to stay safe for Schoolies

Grade 12 students right across the country are counting down their last few weeks of school. The Queensland Government is almost as busy with preparations well underway for a safer season of Schoolies celebrations. Anna Graham reports.

The Wunderbar with no beer

There wasn’t a drop of beer on offer, but thousands attended an Oktoberfest event at Brisbane showgrounds today. It’s part of German Week and gives a younger generation a taste of European life. Josh Stengert reports.

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