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Local News 10/8/17

Flu test research

Researchers at USC are taking advantage of the flu season- working with doctors to test a new detection device.

Doctors at both Morayfield and Buddina are helping the clinical trials centre test for influenza A and B- with the product called the Ellume:lab test.

It includes a tool for taking a nasal sample, an E-stick to detect flu antigens and a phone-sized analysis kit.

Researchers say the a faster diagnosis of Influenza at the point-of-care could reduce related complications, unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions and hospital stays.


North Shore rollover

A group of German backpackers got the fight of their lives- after their four wheel drive flipped at Noosa North Shore.

DashCam footage shows their vehicle driving at speed, when it hits water and crashes.

The force of the crash sends the DashCam flying off the car…

The footage was posted to social media by Claytons Towing late yesterday- and has already had more than 3 hundred thousand views.

The good news is- no one was injured in the roll-over.


Golf course expansion

Keen golfers are happy that work is finally underway to expand the community golf course at Maleny.

The existing course designed by architect Graham Papworth opened back in 2015….and now Sunshine Coast Council is tipping in $250 thousand to expand it to 18 holes.

Members are planning to build a permanent club house and create a pro shop in the near future.


Plaza parks open

Expansion works continue at the Sunshine Plaza- with management happy to announce a new car park is now open.

An extra 6 hundred spaces are now available in the newly opened parking areas on the roof top of Myer and the mezzanine and level one of the new Kmart car park.

The three remaining levels of the Kmart multi-level car park will open in late October, while vehicle access to the Plaza from Southern Drive will remain closed until late next year.