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Sat 22 Sep 2018

Exploding water tank helps brothers save house from bushfire

premium_icon Exploding water tank helps brothers save house from bushfire

"When it exploded it nearly knocked me over, it was that hot ... it was burning my face. I'll never forget those flames and the sound they were making.”

Fri 21 Sep 2018

WOOLOOGA FIRE: 'Five more minutes and my house was gone'

premium_icon WOOLOOGA FIRE: 'Five more minutes and my house was gone'

PHIL and Julie Bedford have been Woolooga residents for 40 years, but they have never seen anything like the bushfire that came within inches of their home.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

DAY 2: Bushfire wreaks more destruction on Woolooga

premium_icon DAY 2: Bushfire wreaks more destruction on Woolooga

Locals watched on in horror on Thursday as the fierce bushfire flared up and burnt a new path of destruction towards the small township and then Miva.

GALLERY: 36 photos, video from terrifying Woolooga bushfire

premium_icon GALLERY: 36 photos, video from terrifying Woolooga bushfire

More than 20 crews, two water bombers and "tornadoes of flame” - a comprehensive look at one of the worst fires in recent Gympie region memory.

Our farmers are tough, but times might be tougher

premium_icon Our farmers are tough, but times might be tougher

WHILE Queensland farmers are a hardy lot, the recent spate of incidents is pushing many to the wall.

Trump ridiculed for storm remarks

Trump ridiculed for storm remarks

THE President called the hurricane “one of the wettest we have seen from the standpoint of water” — and the internet is loving it.

Barnaby’s plan to ‘bale’ out farmers

premium_icon Barnaby’s plan to ‘bale’ out farmers

GOVERNMENT drought envoy Barnaby Joyce is hatching a plan that will benefit frostbitten growers and drought-hit graziers at the same time.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Jail after troppo angler’s stabbing

premium_icon Jail after troppo angler’s stabbing

THE tropical heat proved too much for boatie Mathew Edward Darcy - he stabbed his shipmate after enduring “squalid conditions” in the peak of summer.

Tornadoes in North Carolina as death toll rises to 20

Tornadoes in North Carolina as death toll rises to 20

AT LEAST 20 people have been killed in the Carolinas as storm Florence continues to dump huge amounts of rain, and in some cases has brought tornadoes to the region.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Strawberry farmer 'lost it all' after needle scare

Strawberry farmer 'lost it all' after needle scare

THIS is the reality of the damage that has been caused by the ongoing strawberry contamination.

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