Redland City Bulletin

Drug trafficking charges after Ormiston raid

03/06/2015: Detectives say they’ve smashed a drug trafficking network supplying ice to bayside suburbs stretching from Redland Bay to Wynnum.

Sunken wheel rekindles 1940s mystery

21/04/2015: While fishing off the coast of North Stradbroke Island before Easter, Bob Jones, of Thornlands, was surprised to see what appeared to be an aircraft wheel deep beneath him.

Thornlands murder accused found guilty

09/12/2014: A Supreme Court jury has found former high school teacher David John Hunt guilty of the murder of Angelia Michal Moore in Thornlands two years ago.

Up the creek: boat, buggies land suspect in rough

16/10/2014: Police swapped patrol cars for a rowboat and golf buggies while chasing an accused thief through Ransome and Birkdale yesterday.

Dunwich post office arson: four jailed

08/09/2014: Cowardly, amateurish and wicked. Those are the words a Brisbane District Court judge used to condemn the violent robbery and arson of Dunwich Post Office, as he jailed four of the perpetrators.

Olympian Chantelle Newbery on drug charges

11/07/2014: An Olympic gold medallist has pleaded guilty to drug offences in a Cleveland court.

Fire destroys Amity Point shop

28/10/2013: Fire destroyed the Amity Point general store on North Stradbroke Island overnight.

Vote for Brandon’s wattle dress to hit the Miss Universe catwalk

23/09/2013: When Australia’s Miss Universe representative takes to the stage in Russia next year, she might be wearing a dress designed right here in the Redlands.

ICAC raids Torbay’s home and office

28/03/2013: After a six-hour search of the Armidale home and electorate office of former state MP Richard Torbay, anti-corruption investigators left carrying brown bags, boxes and suitcases filled with files.

Murder charge after Christmas row turns violent

27/12/2012: A Urunga man facing murder charges over a Christmas Eve assault has been refused bail in an Armidale court.

Charge dropped in case of toddler who drowned

20/12/2012: He is no longer facing manslaughter charges but the first person accused of a child’s death for inadequate pool fencing will still ”have to live with what happened for the rest of his days”.

‘Give anyone too much power and they’re going to abuse it’: state’s first consorting verdict overturned

14/08/2012: The first man convicted under the state government’s consorting laws has had his conviction overturned, with prosecutors admitting the case against him was inadequate.

Appeal as anti-bikie consorting laws snare serial shopper

14/08/2012: The first man jailed under the state government’s new consorting laws was ”booked” for the offence while grocery shopping with a flatmate, his mother said.

Pioneer sought prison reform

13/08/2011: Over a long, varied and distinguished career, Elaine Barnett never gave up her fight for social justice and helping the disadvantaged in the community.

Students descend on Potterhouse Museum

17/07/2011: The arrival of a new Harry Potter exhibition in Sydney has excited Potter fans across the city, but none more so than those in the franchise’s target audience.

The Northern Daily Leader

No bail for Armidale priest charged with 25 child sex offences

18/10/2012: A former priest accused of committing 25 child-sex offences against three girls in the 1970s and 1980s was refused bail during a short court appearance in Armidale yesterday.

Brisbane Times

Guitar thieves left most valuable instrument behind

28/08/2014: The owner of 14 stolen guitars, signed by some of rock’s biggest names, says the thieves left behind the most treasured instrument in his collection. With video.

Police may be called in merger battle

31/08/2011: A key figure in the fledgling Queensland Party has raised concerns with the police over expenses, amid ongoing tension over the merger with Katter’s Australian Party.

University Assignments

Tails wagging again after summer of disaster

18/05/2011: Nearly 4000 people and their four-legged friends braved a chilly May morning to take part in Brisbane’s Million Paws Walk on Sunday to raise funds for animal shelters after recent natural disasters in Queensland.


Coffs creates sand-out sculptures

04/01/2012: The golden grains of Jetty Beach were transformed into sea creatures, giant hands, elephants and even a replica of Coffs Harbour during the annual sand modelling competition this afternoon.

Google vs the Pacific Highway

06/01/2012: Many news outlets are running a story today about a Google Maps glitch suggesting that prospective travellers avoid the Pacific Highway and take a far longer, inland route through northern New South Wales on the way from Sydney to holiday destinations such as Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.

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