September 2019

Published a story 20th Sep 2019 2:14 PM

A new fire outside Imbil has been contained as crews move into the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to relieve exhausted firefighters.

New fire threat shifts to hinterland

A new fire outside Imbil has been contained as crews move into the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to relieve exhausted firefighters.

Published a story 20th Sep 2019 1:27 PM

Bill Hoffman argues that yesterday’s Climate Strike will ultimately deliver little, with politicians still toi place much store in common sense

Little chance of smart change

Bill Hoffman argues that yesterday’s Climate Strike will ultimately deliver little, with politicians still toi place much store in common sense

Published a story 20th Sep 2019 10:24 AM

The Insurance Council of Australia has just started counting the cost of fires across southern Queensland and northern NSW and fears there are more to come with the bushfire season having just started.

Insurance industry counts eye-watering fire cost

The Insurance Council of Australia has just started counting the cost of fires across southern Queensland and northern NSW and fears there are more to come with the bushfire season having just started.

Published a story 20th Sep 2019 10:14 AM

Uncertainty remains around how much rain the coast will get next week, but the first taste in weeks may come overnight

Weekend showers ahead of possible midweek soaking

Uncertainty remains around how much rain the coast will get next week, but the first taste in weeks may come overnight

Published a story 19th Sep 2019 3:24 PM

Firefighters are backburning north of Teewah to protect the township and other property on the Noosa River north shore from an out-of-control wildfire.

Backburn in full swing as fire closes in on village

Firefighters are backburning north of Teewah to protect the township and other property on the Noosa River north shore from an out-of-control wildfire.

Published a story 19th Sep 2019 12:08 PM

Lazy campers behind a devastating bushfire near Teewah Beach have left school holiday plans in serious doubt.

Lazy campers leave school holiday plans in ashes

Lazy campers behind a devastating bushfire near Teewah Beach have left school holiday plans in serious doubt.

Published a story 19th Sep 2019 12:08 PM

The State Government will seek a change to federal laws to allow it to continue its net and drum line shark control program.

'Shark life over human life': Minister slams net ban

The State Government will seek a change to federal laws to allow it to continue its net and drum line shark control program.

Published a story 19th Sep 2019 10:06 AM

Some weather models being watch by the Bureau of Meteorology suggest up to 40mm of rain for the Sunshine Coast next week

Models align for long-awaited return of wet weather

Some weather models being watch by the Bureau of Meteorology suggest up to 40mm of rain for the Sunshine Coast next week

Published a story 18th Sep 2019 6:28 PM

A group campaigning for tougher action in relation to PFAS contamination has criticised Sunshine Coast Council’s approach to the issue

Protest group attacks council's handling of PFAS

A group campaigning for tougher action in relation to PFAS contamination has criticised Sunshine Coast Council’s approach to the issue

Published a story 18th Sep 2019 6:10 PM

Fire fighters and water bombing helicopters are battling two large fires that have broken out on the Noosa River north shore

Two new fire fronts open on Noosa River

Fire fighters and water bombing helicopters are battling two large fires that have broken out on the Noosa River north shore

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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.