Zika scare

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Townsville Public Health Unit has responded with mosquito control activities in Condon on Saturday, following a suspected Zika case in a traveller who had recently returned from overseas. The Townsville resident had been visiting a country known to have a Zika outbreak. Tests have shown the … [Read more...]

Cancer treatment goes west

Home comforts: Director of Oncology Professor Sabe Sabesan, registered nurse Kyleigh Lambert, patient Jane Charuba and rural generalist nurse Karen Struthers preparing to administer chemotherapy at Hughenden Hospital

For cancer sufferers living in regional Queensland receiving treatment generally includes a grueling road trip to a major city. Not anymore for Hughenden residents with chemotherapy able to be administered at the local hospital via tele-health. Local nurses administer the treatment under the … [Read more...]

Weekly Police Report


The crime wrap from around the Charters Towers region this week. A 31-year-old Townsville man has been remanded in custody after facing the Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday for a string of offences. The offender stole a vehicle from an 84-year-old Kirwan man's home late Friday … [Read more...]

Copy cat bomb threats across Queensland schools


Far North Queensland, Townsville and Brisbane have been on the receiving end of another round of school bomb hoax stunts. Similar to threats in New South Wales over the last few months, these have been widespread across the state with police taking each one seriously. Some of the areas also … [Read more...]

“Jobs are vital for the long term viability of Charters Towers”


That comes from Mayor Frank Beveridge ahead of today's forum in Townsville where representatives of the state government will be discussing funding for the Northern Australia white paper. "As a small country town we need jobs, we need the local, state and federal government all to be on the same … [Read more...]