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Mercy mission: Food drops to help save animals in Victoria's bushfire zones
Aerial food drops to starving wildlife in Victoria's bushfire zones were set to be under way by Tuesday afternoon. The flights, by private aircraft hired by the state government, were expected to go ahead after a successful reconnaissance mission by an...

Dramatic Mackay CBD car pursuit ends in rollover
A male driver allegedly rammed a police car and continued to flee from officers through the streets of Mackay this morning. A tyre spike was deployed but the driver managed to evade authorities. About 5.30am, police received a call about a man slumped over...

Risk rating system for builders proposed to prevent defective towers
A risk-rating system for builders and new powers for the building regulator to stop suspect high-rise apartment towers are among measures the NSW government wants introduced to avoid further incidents like Sydney's cracked Opal and Mascot towers.

Ralph the retriever reunited with family after accidental train trip
Escaped dog Ralph has been reunited with his family after he decided to take himself for a walk and ended up catching a train from Elsternwick to South Yarra this morning. In a rare case of fare evasion with a good excuse, the independent pooch made it...

50th Gem Show

This year – 2017 - we will be holding our 50th Gem Show so come along on Saturday 26th August. Opening time will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hemmant Community Hall, Hemmant-Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant. Traders and tailgaters will be displaying precious and semi-precious gemstones. Opals, crystal, fossils minerals, jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment and handicraft. Club members will be showcasing their talent with a display of handmade jewellery, cabochons and collections. Our club table will be covered with homemade jams, pickle and delicious cakes. Refreshment are available at our Soft Rock Cafe. Buy a ticket in the raffle of beautiful jewellery made by our members. Something for everyone – all tastes, all ages, all budgets, Admission $4 Pensioners, $3. Under 12 free.