November 2019

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 3:43 PM

A Sunshine Coast firefighting chopper has crash landed near Peachy during operations fighting fires at the Darling Downs.

Coast chopper in Toowoomba fire crash landing

A Sunshine Coast firefighting chopper has crash landed near Peachy during operations fighting fires at the Darling Downs.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 2:01 PM

Evacuated residents terrified of losing their homes want to see campers banned from Noosa North Shore during periods of heightened fire danger.

‘We could lose our homes’: Scared residents demand answers

Evacuated residents terrified of losing their homes want to see campers banned from Noosa North Shore during periods of heightened fire danger.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 12:26 PM

Fears have risen that a fire bug is operating on the Noosa North Shore after four fires in separate locations erupted in the past 24 hours.

Fire bug fears as blaze threatens beachside homes

Fears have risen that a fire bug is operating on the Noosa North Shore after four fires in separate locations erupted in the past 24 hours.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 9:33 AM

ROLLING UPDATES: Noosa North Shore residents have still not been allowed to return home as police reveal arson could be to blame for the ferocious blaze.

Arson fears as Noosa North Shore residents not allowed home

ROLLING UPDATES: Noosa North Shore residents have still not been allowed to return home as police reveal arson could be to blame for the ferocious blaze.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 6:58 AM

Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington has refuted accusations his council didn’t prepare for fire, and mounted his own protest against climate change inaction.

Mayor’s silent climate protest in Deputy PM meeting

Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington has refuted accusations his council didn’t prepare for fire, and mounted his own protest against climate change inaction.

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 5:47 PM

Community groups have labelled the Coolum surf ranch proposal an environmental wipe-out that will threaten vulnerable flood plain communities.

Community groups label surf ranch a green wipe out

Community groups have labelled the Coolum surf ranch proposal an environmental wipe-out that will threaten vulnerable flood plain communities.

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 4:18 PM

Firefighters have prepared as best as possible for a shocking day to come on fire front with strong winds and temperatures in the mid-30Cs forecast

Sunshine Coast faces a shocking day to come on fire front

Firefighters have prepared as best as possible for a shocking day to come on fire front with strong winds and temperatures in the mid-30Cs forecast

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 11:23 AM

Firefighters are preparing for increasing temperatures and strong winds as reinforcements fly in to relieve the hundreds of exhausted troops.

Troops arrive to relieve fire crews as danger heightens

Firefighters are preparing for increasing temperatures and strong winds as reinforcements fly in to relieve the hundreds of exhausted troops.

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 9:44 AM

Emergency services are bracing for the worst as hot, gusty winds and soaring temperatures will make tomorrow the worst day for fire conditions on the Coast.

Peak fire danger looms as crews brace for the worst

Emergency services are bracing for the worst as hot, gusty winds and soaring temperatures will make tomorrow the worst day for fire conditions on the Coast.

Published a story 11th Nov 2019 4:50 PM

A local businessman has called for an alternative solution to Noosa's controversial proposed short-stay accommodation policy changes.

Short-term stay changes 'not healthy', businessman says

A local businessman has called for an alternative solution to Noosa's controversial proposed short-stay accommodation policy changes.

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Whether taking on developers hell-bent on destroying the Coast’s natural appeal or a Prime Minister indifferent to the plight of the poor, Bill Hoffman has never been one to mince his words. Bill’s been a journalist for 32 years, 29 of those on the Coast. Love him or hate him, he'll get you blogging.