Off Beat News

Wed 24 Apr 2019

VIDEO: Driver collects ticket machine instead of a ticket

VIDEO: Driver collects ticket machine instead of a ticket

WATCH: Everyone has found themselves too close or too far away from a parking ticket dispenser at some point - however this duo took it to another level.

Local artist hits new milestone with gallery opening

premium_icon Local artist hits new milestone with gallery opening

"Art helped me to learn more about myself...it has been the guiding light in my life.”

Ancient Southern Downs timber mill found under 30ft cactus

premium_icon Ancient Southern Downs timber mill found under 30ft cactus

LANDOWNER'S surprise discovery: 'I've got a piece of history no one knows about'.

Volvo reveals why women aren’t as safe behind the wheel

Volvo reveals why women aren’t as safe behind the wheel

Female drivers have been put at risk by car makers placing too much focus on male occupants, according to one manufacturer.

Tue 23 Apr 2019

Multiple crocs spotted on the Fitzroy this month

premium_icon Multiple crocs spotted on the Fitzroy this month

Emily's friends thought she was joking when she said she saw a crocodile

Woman suddenly wakes after 28 years

Woman suddenly wakes after 28 years

Munira Abdulla was left completely unresponsive when a bus rammed into her car. Now, 28 years later, she’s defied the odds.

$520,000 supercar goes up in smoke

$520,000 supercar goes up in smoke

A leisurely drive has ended in a potentially very costly ride for one luxury supercar owner

'No sympathy': Latest Mudlo Rocks victim slammed

premium_icon 'No sympathy': Latest Mudlo Rocks victim slammed

The driver of a Ford Ranger that became wedged at the notorious Mudlo Rocks over the Easter long weekend has received a harsh backlash for ignoring warnings.

Smaug: The Russell Crowe of crocs

premium_icon Smaug: The Russell Crowe of crocs

SMAUG the croc is arguably the Territory’s biggest film star, having starred in more than 100 documentaries and a swag of films. Now he's filming again.

How to use up those rogue Easter eggs to calm the kids

premium_icon How to use up those rogue Easter eggs to calm the kids

Need some ideas to use up those leftover eggs? Tired of sugared up offspring running amok? Theses ideas will have your kitchen chocolate egg-free in no time.

Found on side of road: Are these your medals?

Found on side of road: Are these your medals?

Police are hoping to find the rightful owner of four service medals, including one from Afghanistan, found in ahead of ANZAC Day.

Who's boat is this boat? Council looking for mystery owner

premium_icon Who's boat is this boat? Council looking for mystery owner

CAIRNS Regional Council is looking into the case of a boat mysteriously abandoned on the side of a local road.

Mon 22 Apr 2019

CQ's best weekend spots according to locals

premium_icon CQ's best weekend spots according to locals

We asked and you told us where your favourite spots in CQ are

Catholic portrait mystery poses unanswered questions

Catholic portrait mystery poses unanswered questions

Local woman unearthed church archives in a garage sale purchase

Aussies build real life Hot Wheels car

Aussies build real life Hot Wheels car

Brisbane father and son bring a childhood fantasy to life with a full-size custom made Hot Wheels inspired four-wheel drive.

Butt-eating Gympie turtle sparks litterbug outrage

premium_icon Butt-eating Gympie turtle sparks litterbug outrage

'You'd think smokers would be minding their p's and q's a little bit more closely, especially given they're upset about the legislation already.'

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference?

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference?

PSYCHOPATH and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. And they hide among us.

$1 million first division Lotto win unclaimed

premium_icon $1 million first division Lotto win unclaimed

One first division prize is a million dollar ticket sold at Cotton Tree News Maroochydore.

Where those Kevin 07 T-shirts are hiding

Where those Kevin 07 T-shirts are hiding

IF YOU ever thought the memorable merchandise that followed the Kevin 07 campaign trail was long gone, think again. Because the T-shirts live on.

McGregor makes shock fight return

McGregor makes shock fight return

CONOR McGregor announced last month he was retiring from MMA, but he never said anything about boxing as he made his grand return.

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