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Bob Katter Crowns Thurston “King Of The North” In Emotional Send-Off

1 October, 2015. 10:10 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston has been crowned "King Of The North" in a sacred North Queensland ceremony yesterday morning. Wearing his iconic blue and yellow headgear, the small-town hero was blessed by none other than Northern Australian MP, Bob Katter, in front of over ten thousand screaming fans outside of the Townsville airport. On...

Not Invisible: Man Caught Picking His Nose Behind The Wheel Once Again

BRETT SAPIAN | Automotive | Contact A Wynnum man is under the impression that nobody is able to see him while he's behind the wheel of his car. Unfortunately for 33-year-old stay-at-home son Gilbert Donoghue, he's not invisible. This morning proved to be full of embarrassment for the former forklift driver as he was caught picking his nose, inspecting what he'd retrieved,...

Mike Baird Leads Polls After Rescuing Adorable Kittens From House Fire

1 October, 2015. 16:20 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact New South Wales Liberal Premier Mike Baird has maintained significant advantages over the opposition, according to the latest state-based Morgan polls. Political commentators put this surge in popularity down to the 47-year-old's calculated responses to shark attacks, refugee resettlement and The Bachelor Finale. It is also believed that Baird is being aided...

“The worst thing to happen to Cronulla since the race riots”

30 September, 2015. 16:20 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact SUTHERLAND Shire Council will fight on the beaches to defend the reputation of the region from the spotlight of a new online webseries. The Shire’s beaches, parks and other public areas will be no-go areas for the producers of the new television show Streets Of Sydney if the council has its way, that...

CONFIRMED: More flowing water on Mars than in Lightning Ridge

29 September, 2015. 15:30 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact OVERNIGHT the discovery of liquid water flows on Mars has buoyed hopes that life may exist on our closest celestial neighbour. The Martian creeks leave long, opaque stains on the mountains that can reach hundreds of metres downhill in the warmer months, before they dry up in the autumn as surface temperatures drop. A phenomenon,...

The NRL Celebrates All-Queensland Grand Final With New Trophy

29 September, 2015. 10:50 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact The National Rugby League has today unveiled the "new and improved" Provan-Summons Trophy, to be awarded to one of the two Queensland-based teams in Sunday night's grand final showdown. With the Brisbane Bronco's comfortable defeat over the Sydney Roosters on Friday night, The North Queensland Cowboys then confirmed an all-Queensland NRL decider after defeating Melbourne...

Melbourne’s Public Transport System Rated One Of The Best In Victoria

28 September, 2015. 11:00 EGBERT ADRIANSON| Melbourne| Contact Visitors arriving in Melbourne are amazed by how efficient the public transport system is, with the Victorian capital being praised by the Economist Intelligence Unit for having "The best public transport system in Victoria, and other parts of the world". "The trains in Japan are way too fast," said one businessman from Tokyo, a city...

Bondi baristas gear up for Sydney Rooster’s Mad Monday celebrations

26 September, 2015. 14:05 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IN LIGHT OF the recent near tragedy of Rabbitohs Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray's painkiller overdose, the Sydney Roosters board have been quick to remind their players of what constitutes a "Mad Monday" celebration and what doesn't. Rather than turn a blind eye to what happens behind the closed doors of...

Tony Abbott might “head up north” on a Betoota gap year in 2016

25 September, 2015. 15:35 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact LIKE MANY DIRECTIONLESS young people, former PM Tony Abbott is considering taking an extended break, or a "gap year" on a working cattle station in northern Australia. His former friend turned casual acquaintance James Packer did something similar when he was 19, as his father Kerry sent him "up north" for...

Syrian refugee politely declines resettlement offer in Lithgow; returns home

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact After picking up his family and fleeing the violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Zakir al-Zahar made the painful decision to start a new life. He tried to pay human traffickers to take them to Germany through Austria, but they were turned away at the border. England was his next goal but after Teresa...

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