November 2019

Published a story 14th Nov 2019 5:36 PM

Documents have revealed State Government plans to redevelop the end of the Spit with the proposal to include an integrated high-rise resort development

Documents reveal secret Spit high-rise development plans

Documents have revealed State Government plans to redevelop the end of the Spit with the proposal to include an integrated high-rise resort development

Published a story 14th Nov 2019 12:06 PM

Fire bugs are reportedly out to create havoc as police and QFES launch an investigation into series of blazes on the Noosa North Shore.

Arson investigation under way as fire bugs strike again

Fire bugs are reportedly out to create havoc as police and QFES launch an investigation into series of blazes on the Noosa North Shore.

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: Firefighters have managed to contain the Noosa North Shore bushfire, but residents are still being told not to return home.

Noosa North Shore blaze contained but warning still in place

ROLLING UPDATES: Firefighters have managed to contain the Noosa North Shore bushfire, but residents are still being told not to return home.

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.

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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.