Entertainment

Hamish and Andy visit Rocky on their way to people's island

Rockhampton fans meet Hamish Blake, one half of comedy duo Hamish and Andy.
Rockhampton fans meet Hamish Blake, one half of comedy duo Hamish and Andy. Photo Contributed Rokhamishandandy

ROCKHAMPTON was hailing the self-proclaimed "King Mayors" of the People's Island yesterday as they arrived in town.

Unfortunately it was only an honorary title given to comedy duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, who spent the day in the Beef Capital on their way to Iron Island, a 4.5ha islet north of Rockhampton.

The pair have been given approval from Livingstone Shire Council to occupy the islet temporarily.

They have dubbed it the People's Island, and plan to crown themselves King Mayors.

Hamish said they were doing the trip purely to see "the new estate" close up.

"We want to get our footprints on it," he said.

"But we will take the people there eventually, by the end of the year we will take a fleet of people to colonise and probably one day secede from the mainland.

"We've joked on the show that James Packer will be building a casino on it to attract tourism - not that people need any more reasons to see the island, it already has two cows on it."

Andy said Hamish even wanted to camp there.

"He watches a lot of Survivor so I think he sees himself building shelters and spearing fish and living off the land," he said.

"I will let him do that from the comfort of the cottages on the neighbouring Marble Island."

The pair flew into Rockhampton yesterday morning before doing a show from the Hot FM station.

They will fly to neighbouring Marble Island before taking a small dingy to the People's Island to broadcast their landing.

Star spotting:

Rockhampton residents spotted Hamish and Andy at:

Rockhampton airport

The Fitzroy riverbank

Renny's Cafe on East St

Sea FM

JB Hi-Fi in Stockland Shopping Centre

Southside McDonald's

Topics:  entertainment, hamish and andy



BYTE ME: Fixing all your Wi-Fi worries

NO PLUGS NEEDED: Bruce Kerr tackles your technological questions in Byte Me

Your Wi-Fi device is normally integrated into your modem/router

Victims of devastating flood to be honoured

DEVASTATING FLOOD: Commercial Hotel Clermont being winched to higher ground after the 1916 flood.

A commemorative plaque will be unveiled on October 1

Sustainable fishing policy open to public opinion

Brittany Lauga with the Minister for Ports Mark Bailey at the Coorooman Creek boat ramp.

Boaties and anglers given more time to voice thoughts on legislation

Local Partners

Airbourne talk drop bears, beer and taxes

Airbourne have a new album coming out and a new tour on the way.  Photo Contributed

Airbourne release album for the aussie battler

Pippa Middleton had 3000 private photos stolen

Author Pippa Middleton

Author's account hacked to access 3000 private photos

Gruen star discovers the body's limits in new hit TV show

Todd Sampson tries out MMA fighting during TV series BodyHack.

Gruen star pushes the limits in new TV series

Deftones return to Australia with string of dates

Deftones are back in town. Photo Contributed

World renowned nu-metal pioneers return

How the Gruen guy's t-shirts took on a life of their own

Documentary filmmaker and Gruen panellist Todd Sampson.

What started out as simple workwear has become a trademark

Disney pulls costume for cultural appropriation

Disney has taken a costume off shelves out of respect for Islanders

Projects hoped to revive Rockhampton real estate

There have been just over 800 house sales in Rockhampton this year

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

14% of renovators doing own electrical work?

Landscaping (46%), demolition (43%) and interior design (77%) are also often tackled head on by plucky homeowners.

And 12% said they did their own plumbing work

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.