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Local News – 11/8/17

‘The Aussies’ set to return

A major sporting event that last year injected some $20 million dollars into our local economy is coming back.

The Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships are coming back to the Coast in 4 years…or 2021.

The 2016 event brought 20 thousand competitors and spectators here- it was the first time ‘The Aussies’ had been held here since 1980.

 

SLS Volunteers up for major awards

The Sunshine Coast certainly is a stand-out when it comes to the quality and dedication of our volunteer surf lifesavers.

Twenty-two of our volunteers have been recognised as finalists for Surf Lifesaving Queensland’s Awards of excellence.

The winners will be announced at a gala event on the Gold Coast on August 26.

 

Whale encounter

Two local boys are reflecting on their once in a life time encounter with a humpback whale and her calf.

Connor and Rheagan were free diving just off NOOSA, when they were approached by the pair…

The whales got so close, that one of the boys lost a flipper.

The encounter was caught on film.

 

Extra hygiene needed with flu and gastro cases rising

The worst is yet to come — that’s the warning from health authorities — as QUEENSLAND records the second worst week EVER for FLU and GASTRO cases.

There have been almost FOUR THOUSAND confirmed this week alone — with local aged care facilities being very careful- with the elderly some of the most vulnerable to these kinds of outbreaks.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS are being swamped with patients.. and Health Minister Cameron Dick is urging us to head to our GP instead.. if we’re feeling under the weather.

 

World Surf Tour

Time to focus for COOLUM surfer JULIAN WILSON.

It’s day one of the Billabong Pro Tahiti.

Wilson is in heat EIGHT in round ONE.