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8:07 PM

Local Temperature

60.3°F

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END OF AN ERA AT THE EKKA WITH DAIRY SHEDS TO BE DEMOLISHED

It is the end of an era at the Ekka in Brisbane, with the dairy sheds set to be demolished to make way for redevelopment at the RNA showground.

BUSHFIRE BURNING NEAR THE BRUCE HIGHWAY AT CALOUNDRA

Aerial footage of a fire burning near the Bruce Highway at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

CLYDESDALES GALLOP AT MACKAY BEACH HORSE RACES

Heavy horses are not built for speed, but on one North Queensland beach, you can witness the spectacle of galloping Clydesdales.

BUSHFIRE THREAT NEAR BRUCE HIGHWAY DOWNGRADED

Residents who evacuated due to a huge bushfire burning south of Caloundra can return to their homes, firefighters say, with crews set to work through the night to contain the blaze.

HOW OUR SCHOOLS ARE FAILING TO TEACH KIDS TO READ

Our reliance on screens is not helping children to read, a leading US academic warns, with many students not getting enough support in the classroom from teachers who themselves have not had enough training.

BEST DEALS ON HOTELS, RESORTS AND LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS. COMPARE ALL THE TOP TRAVEL SITE PRICES AT THE SAME TIME!

At HotelsCombined, we know that booking accommodation online isn't easy, but we believe it should be. Having to trawl through a hundred websites looking at a thousand 'deals' can be overwhelming and complicated. At the end of the day, you just want to know you've booked the hotel that's right for you - at the best possible price. We saw the opportunity to do something about this. Since then we've been working hard to find you the best hotel deals.

City Information & Statistics

Hervey Bay is a city in the state of Queensland, Australia. The city is situated approximately 290 kilometres (180 mi) or 3½ hours' highway drive north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is a natural bay between the Queensland mainland and nearby Fraser Island. The local economy relies on tourism which is based primarily around whale watching in Platypus Bay to the north, access to Fraser Island, accessible recreational fishing and boating and the natural north facing, calm beaches with wide undeveloped foreshore zones. At June 2015, Hervey Bay had an estimated urban population of 52,288. At 1.2 percent, the 5-year average annual population growth is modest compared to 1.5 percent nationally. It has a median age of 45, significantly higher than the national average of 37. View More Information at Wikipedia

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