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Local News – 6/10/17

Assaults increase on coast

Police are scratching their heads to explain WHY- the number of assaults on the Sunshine Coast this year is so much higher than the year before.

This week, there have been 24 cases of violence reported to police.

That includes a man who allegedly assaulted a bank security guard in NAMBOUR.

Also this week- a 40-year old Maroochydore man was charged, accused of head-butting the driver of a vehicle because he’d failed to indicate.

This time last financial year on the COAST there had been 177 assaults…. while this financial year the figure’s already at 227.

Police say we need to practice self-restraint.


Mountain trekker thanks rescuers

A 22-year old man who fell more than 10 metres at Mt Ngungun in the Glasshouse Mountains on Wednesday- has undergone surgery in the University Hospital.

The ground he was walking on, along a ridge gave way beneath him on Wednesday.

JAKE MANSER suffered hip, back and leg injuries in the fall.

He’s thanked emergency crews for their work to rescue him.

More than a dozen people have been rescued from the Glasshouse Mountains so far this year.


Maroochy River Survey feedback due

One final push from Council to hear your thoughts about options for the Maroochy River entrance.

‘Close of business today’ is the deadline to submit your feedback through an on-line survey.

Council is considering a number of options for the river mouth, one being to replace the existing sand bag groynes with a rock wall.


Focus on new Intrust Super Cup season

The Sunshine Coast FALCONS aren’t wasting any time…looking ahead to the 2018 season, after their second placing in the Q-CUP grand final last month.

Talks are underway with a number of players on whether they’ll return.

Captain DANE HOGAN has already signed on.