Community News

Tue 3 Dec 2019

‘People just need a chance’: Rocky business changing lives

premium_icon ‘People just need a chance’: Rocky business changing lives

Having a steady job can transform the life of a person living with a disability.

Mon 2 Dec 2019

POLL: Compulsory Blue Cards for fireys divides local opinion

premium_icon POLL: Compulsory Blue Cards for fireys divides local opinion

Rural Firefighters are threatening to quit over Blue Cards but many can’t see why they should.

Medals awarded as rural fire station’s new kitchen opens

premium_icon Medals awarded as rural fire station’s new kitchen opens

Sixty-five years of rural fire service celebrates with a new annex.

Sat 30 Nov 2019

London recital honours Rocky homegrown ballerina

premium_icon London recital honours Rocky homegrown ballerina

Leanne Benjamin AM OBE was honoured with a recital in London on November 20 to celebrate her Queensland Agent-General Award which recognises an outstanding...

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Fireys impeded by ‘top brass’, says Caves locals

premium_icon Fireys impeded by ‘top brass’, says Caves locals

Angry fire fighters unleash their frustrations at this week's public meeting concerning the Capricorn Coast bushfire emergency

Thu 28 Nov 2019

“Everything feels cooler when the grass is green”

premium_icon “Everything feels cooler when the grass is green”

Depot Hill home owner keeps the water up to restore her front lawn hit hard by the last weeks’ hot weather

REVEALED: Rockhampton suburb with highest crime

premium_icon REVEALED: Rockhampton suburb with highest crime

One north Rocky suburb stood out with highest rates of theft and assault

New rehab centre location a good  fit, say residents

premium_icon New rehab centre location a good fit, say residents

NEW SITE PLAN REVEALED; Residents speak out about new rehab location ‘It will be good to give them a bit of help’

Wed 27 Nov 2019

Growing up on the Cap Coast Nicola Apps won the 2019 Lorna McDonald essay prize with her nostalgic look at young love and loss

premium_icon Growing up on the Cap Coast Nicola Apps won the 2019 Lorna...

Nicola Apps won the 2019 Lorna McDonald essay prize with her nostalgic look at young love and loss

Groups receive funding for events, infrastructure

premium_icon Groups receive funding for events, infrastructure

More than $75,000 is being shared out across 11 community groups.

‘Identifying experienced provider now a priority’

premium_icon ‘Identifying experienced provider now a priority’

Service provider to deliver rehabilitation and withdrawal management services at two facilities

Tue 26 Nov 2019

Union: Rocky teachers will be ‘locked out’

premium_icon Union: Rocky teachers will be ‘locked out’

Tensions reach boiling point for frustrated teachers and their employers

When Patrick locked eyes with his meal he tasted success

premium_icon When Patrick locked eyes with his meal he tasted success

Dozens ate at Schnitz Rockhampton on Monday, but their meals weren’t as special as Patrick’s

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Builder's quest for accessibility welcomes three people home

premium_icon Builder's quest for accessibility welcomes three people home

Personal challenge motivates builder to help others

Fri 22 Nov 2019

Unstoppable Helena’s an inspiration who breaks stereotypes

premium_icon Unstoppable Helena’s an inspiration who breaks stereotypes

Nothing will hold Helena back and she has her mind set on a new goal

Fresh start for Rocky’s rehab centre

premium_icon Fresh start for Rocky’s rehab centre

Next community forum announced for rehab centre debate

Multi-million-dollar program brings business to Rocky

premium_icon Multi-million-dollar program brings business to Rocky

JOBS: New program to create jobs in Central Queensland

Come and try some pickleball at the cross-cultural carnival

premium_icon Come and try some pickleball at the cross-cultural carnival

Soccer, volleyball, basketball, carpet bowls, pickleball, line dancing, darts, games and kite decorating for everyone at the Cross-Cultural Community Carnival this...

Thu 21 Nov 2019

‘Cut this f--king leg off’: Uber driver’s demand

premium_icon ‘Cut this f--king leg off’: Uber driver’s demand

Tom’s doctor had never heard such a request but it wasn’t up for debate – it was a matter of life and death.

Mamma Mia, that’s some cast!

premium_icon Mamma Mia, that’s some cast!

Familiar local talent announced as leads in Council’s 2020 musical, packed with ABBA classics.

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