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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...

Library Amnesty 2017

The Council Libraries are again in the Christmas spirit by offering to waive outstanding library fees during December.

Customers who present their overdue books at a library during December will have their overdue fines, processing and holds fees waived in exchange for a donation of canned food. If you have already returned your books, but have incurred overdue fees, you can also have these fees waived in exchange for a can of food.

This year, Council’s library amnesty will donate all food to Foodbank Queensland, an organisation that distributes food to charities and community organisations who assist those in need.

Perishable food items cannot be accepted.
Visit the Wynnum Library in Florence Street between 1-31 December 2017 with your overdue books and a donation of canned food.
Residents without outstanding library fees are also welcome to provide donations of canned food/goods at their local library to help spread Christmas cheer to those in need.