LETTERS: Bats should be left alone to their life

Bats in the trees next to Casino Swimming Pool.

Readers' letters from today's Opinion page of The QT

Emily’s love for Ipswich is eternal

KNOCKOUT: Washington DC’s Emily Tanski, Ipswich’s honorary cultural ambassador, has some fun with Mayor Paul Pisasale after sitting next to him at a council meeting. Ms Tanski was a Rotary exchange student 14 years ago.

US exchange student back after 14 years

LETTERS: Get rid of the bats

Little red flying foxes.

Readers' letters from today's Opinion page of The QT

 







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King Wally: Just say you love him or start packing

Our friends at Bundaberg Rum want to hear your memories of our sporting legends. What's your favourite Wally Lewis story?

Anna Meares: Even a broken neck couldn't stop her

If we watched more track cycling outside the Olympic schedule, we would be speaking about Anna as one of our greatest ever athletes. No question.

The most courageous effort by any athlete in our Olympic history

Mick Doohan: Unbeatable (but not unbreakable)

Australia's Mick Doohan celebrates his victory in the 500cc British Motorcycle Grand Prix at Donington Park, Leicestershire, August 17 1997, making him World Champion for the fourth year running. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Tough Mick Doohan is a mass of nuts, bolts and steel.

Allan Border: From Captain Grumpy to national hero

Australian cricketer Allan Border batting against South Africa in a one day international at Melbourne, Australia, 9th December 1993. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

AB was a rugged little leftie who didn’t fit the mould.

Darren Lockyer, heartbreaker (especially if you're Blue)

Locky is one of the all-time great rugby league stars without question.

Even NSW fans have a soft spot for our Locky

'Dipper' DiPierdomenico: More than a massive moustache

1988:  Robert DiPierdomenico of Hawthorn celebrates his win in the VFL Grand Final match against Melbourne. Picture: Allsport Australia/ALLSPORT

Why an eccentric Hawthorn player is an Aussie legend

Rod Laver: why he's a national treasure

Rod Laver: His 200 singles titles are the most in tennis history and he holds the all-time male singles records of 22 titles in one season, also in 1962. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin

Even the Americans love him

Roads closed across CQ as floodwaters block access

Roads across Central Queensland have been blocked by debris and floodwaters. Find the latest information on road closures here.

500-year-old Cathedral Fig sheds massive limbs

The Cathedral Fig Tree site in Danbulla National Park, west of Cairns, has been temporarily closed after several large branches fell from the giant tree,

Rockhampton weather office struck by lightning during storm

IT WAS back to the old days for Benj Blunt and the Rocky meteorology team after its tower was rendered incapacitated by a lightning strike on Tuesday night.


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Police divers search for the body of Duncan Wilmott in Aqua Lake. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

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BMX Shootout in Ipswich

All the action from the Southern zone BMX shootout series on Saturday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

All the action from the Southern zone BMX shootout series on Saturday.

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IN DEEP: Colourful dive at Jew Shoal site

A nudibranch.

Jew Shoal lies just north of Noosa Heads in Laguna Bay

IN DEEP: Tobruk could mean dive heaven

Diving HMAS Tobruk.

It takes a lot of money to prepare a ship for scuttling

Barramundi season to re-open next month

A barramundi fingerling is tagged. Photo: Jamie Newborn.

The barramundi closed seasons have been in force

Beer & BS: Roothy tells how to keep an old truck running

John Rooth's old faithful Milo: It’s not that hard to keep an old truck flush in new parts

John Rooth lifts the lid on diesel power and Chooka’s latest hairdo.

12V tips: Five easy 4WD upgrades you can do at home

It’s a pretty safe bet there’s been more than a few divorces due to warm steaks, burnt fuses and wives tripping over tent pegs sticking out of the ground in the dark.

A few 12V upgrades can make 4WDing a whole lot more comfortable.

Camp cooking: Whip up a feast from whatever you've got

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

Sometimes I just make things up to suit whatever’s in the truck.

Spider in salad

A Sydney woman finds a live spider in her salad mix.

A Sydney woman finds a live spider in her salad mix.

Car vs Trike

Dashcam vision of a collision between a car and trike.

Dashcam vision of a collision between a car and trike.

Girl almost hit by Lightning

A Sydney girl is almost struck by lightning.

A Sydney girl is almost struck by lightning.

Multi-million-dollar city mansion up for sale

PREMIUM PROPERTY: One of Toowoomba’s most stunning houses, 36 Tourist Rd, has gone on the market.

Luxurious East Toowoomba property offers spectacular views

Selling Houses is team back to save more Aussie homeowners

Charlie Albone, Andrew Winter and Shaynna Blaze star in the TV series Selling Houses Australia.

ANDREW Winter and Shaynna Blaze reflect on nine seasons.

Australia has second-least affordable housing in the word

Australia is still one of the least affordable places to live

Baby monitor 'ghost' spooks terrified parents

While the baby is fast asleep a "white figure" suddenly emerges.

While the baby is fast asleep a 'white figure' suddenly emerges

Learning to push through your fear factor

SOME experiences are challenging – near death and life threatening.

Aussie summers: If it’s not driza bone, it’s drowning

I’VE been wondering if this summer is hotter than Satan’s armpit.