Sport

Alex plans to continue hot run

Alexandra Headland’s A-grade winning crew of Paul Dean, David Liebenberg, Chris Goodluck and Mat van Mourik.
Alexandra Headland’s A-grade winning crew of Paul Dean, David Liebenberg, Chris Goodluck and Mat van Mourik. WARREN LYNAM

THE ALEXANDRA Headland open men's crew put an exclamation mark on its successful aussieBum Avenger Series campaign by winning the last round at Mooloolaba yesterday and securing overall honours.

Going into the fifth and final round, Alexandra Headland knew something extraordinary would have to befall it for it not to land the series title.

After taking out yesterday's final in style in flat conditions, the crew hopes to duplicate its hot form at the upcoming state and national surf lifesaving championships at Kurrawa, on the Gold Coast.

On a great day for the Alex surf club, its under-23 men's and women's crews and under-19 men's crew also claimed series victories.

With an eye to the near future, Alexandra Headland open men's captain-sweep Steve Davies heaped praise on his crew and club.

"All four crews are going really well," he said.

"I just hope things work out at the states and nationals.

"Kurrawa can serve up anything.

"The four crews are going quick enough (to do well) if they make the most of their opportunities when presented."

Northcliffe finished second in yesterday's open men's final and Coolum came third.

"Four of us came down on a wave together and we just finished off a little better," Davies said.

"Hopefully, it (the club's good run) continues. All the crews are going quite well.

"I certainly wouldn't be over-confident (about the open men's chances at the state and national titles).

"I'm just happy with the progress."



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Damaging winds, rain and hail likely for parts of SEQ

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones are likely.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast

UPDATE: Contents of suspicious package confirmed

Boonah hospital

Bomb squad confirms contents of suspicious package at hospital

Thunder and lightning and very, very frightening

The moment lightning struck the small power station other side of the house and blacked out parts of Redbank Plains for a short time.

Local photographer captures light show over Ipswich

Local Partners

Nominations now open for next Member for Lockyer

Following Ian Rickuss' announcement that he will not be contesting the next state election, the LNP is today opening nominations for the seat of Lockyer.


CHRISTMAS SHUT DOWNS: Art Gallery's holiday hiatus

Explore the tunnels and slides made entirely from 56,000 metres of packing tape designed and created by artist Eric Lennartson direct from the US!

Council advises of Christmas-New Year shut downs for CBD attractions

Top 5 Christmas events around Ipswich

The Twighlight Christmas Parade was just the first of many events around the region.

THERE are plenty of exciting Christmas activities coming up.

It's official, Christmas has started in Ipswich

TIS THE SEASON: Plenty of families got into the holiday spirit at the Christmas Twilight Parade.

PHOTOS: Annual Twilight Parade draws hundreds, more events to come

MOVIE REVIEW: Bad Santa 2

Billy Bob Thornton and Brett Kelly in a scene from Bad Santa 2.

NAUGHTY Santa sequel falls flat.

CHRISTMAS SHUT DOWNS: Art Gallery's holiday hiatus

Explore the tunnels and slides made entirely from 56,000 metres of packing tape designed and created by artist Eric Lennartson direct from the US!

Council advises of Christmas-New Year shut downs for CBD attractions

Coldplay bathes Brisbane fans in sea of colour

Chris Martin, lead singer of British rock band Coldplay, performs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Coldplay are in Australia for a five-show tour. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Frontman Chris Martin drapes himself in Australian flag

Sia, Keith Urban top Aussie Grammy nominations

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the 50th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards

Beyonce dominates with nine nods for 2017 Grammy Awards

New gallery connects humanity and nature

One of Craig Parry's amazing images to be shown at the gallery.

Well known photographer to display one metre images

Hailey Baldwin: I don't understand Taylor Swift's squad

Hailey Baldwin has taken a quick stab at Taylor Swift and co.

Council opens up on 'secret' private development companies

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

REVEALED: Timeline for CBD redevelopment

The new redevelopment of the CBD will take place in stages.

Lindsay gives the good oil on when the work will begin

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

PHOTOS: World class CBD to lift Ipswich

An artist's impressions of the future Ipswich city mall.

Grand plans to transform city heart unveiled today

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!