Off Beat News

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Happy birth-neigh as Hilda turns 106

Happy birth-neigh as Hilda turns 106

The founder of horse and pony clubs in Mundubbera and Eidsvold received a special guest on her birthday.

Queensland resident finds massive 40kg scrub python in home

Queensland resident finds massive 40kg scrub python in home

A video of a massive scrub python found inside a Far North home has been watched almost four million times.

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Tragic MAFS horrors that ignited it all

Tragic MAFS horrors that ignited it all

The putrid mess of Ines and Sam began well before this year’s series began. And it involved even more questionable people.

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Town’s cheeky nod to iconic biscuit

Town’s cheeky nod to iconic biscuit

It’s the national day of our favourite sweet treat and one Aussie town is celebrating in style.

Brutal comeback to ‘very rude’ email

Brutal comeback to ‘very rude’ email

A nasty, error-riddled complaint from a “wealthy and well-educated” customer has gone viral thanks to a brewery’s epic response.

Man who fought and killed a cougar unmasked

Man who fought and killed a cougar unmasked

HE killed a mountain lion with his bare hands after it attacked him, now the man seized upon by the wild animal has revealed how he miraculously survived.

Dress sparks wedding etiquette debate

Dress sparks wedding etiquette debate

CAN you ever justify wearing white to a wedding? A woman has faced criticism and divided opinion for wanting to do exactly that.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Tours a tonic for tough weekend trade in Mundubbera

Tours a tonic for tough weekend trade in Mundubbera

Billabong Motor Inn's Barry Mitchell says it's hard to turn a profit on weekends. He has come up with a solution.

More mats for Monogorilby, school captains say

More mats for Monogorilby, school captains say

Continuing our rolling coverage of all the school captains in the North Burnett we ask Monogorilby State School's two Year 6 leaders what they hope to achieve.

GRAPHIC: Vet's grisly find in horse's shoulder

GRAPHIC: Vet's grisly find in horse's shoulder

A vet made a surprising discovery while assessing an injured horse this week.

Stray seal sparks peak hour highway chaos

Stray seal sparks peak hour highway chaos

HOW did the seal cross the road? With a little trouble and a police escort apparently, as this stray sea mammal caused peak hour chaos.

Confusing road rule sparks wild debate

Confusing road rule sparks wild debate

What was meant to be a fun road rules quiz has proved so divisive the motoring organisation that posted it has told users to “keep it civil”.

‘Hatin’ it’: Outrage at Macca’s change

‘Hatin’ it’: Outrage at Macca’s change

MCDONALD'S has been slammed for this “ridiculous” change, but the fast-food chain insists it has had “great feedback from customers”.

Rusciano ‘smoking in bed’ with baby joke backfires

Rusciano ‘smoking in bed’ with baby joke backfires

WHEN Em Rusciano’s husband told a nurse she smoked in bed with their newborn baby, she wasn’t impressed. So he explained what really happened.

Nike boycott backfires spectacularly

Nike boycott backfires spectacularly

THIS shop owner thought he was taking a stand for America. Instead, his mother was called a “w***e” and now he’s gone out of business.

Kanye’s ridiculous Valentine’s Day stunt

Kanye’s ridiculous Valentine’s Day stunt

KIM and Kanye have too much money, if this ridiculously OTT Valentine’s Day stunt Kanye pulled is anything to go by.

Wife killed after hubby shuts hot tub lid

Wife killed after hubby shuts hot tub lid

A drunk husband who prided himself on his outdoor spa allegedly trapped his wife inside the hot tub and left her to drown.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Gruesome history of Valentine’s Day

Gruesome history of Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, romance reigns supreme. But how did a martyr’s decapitation and festival of bloodshed become a global celebration of love?

Mundubbera captains on a lunchtime mission

Mundubbera captains on a lunchtime mission

The Times has a chat with Mundubbera State School's four Year 10 captains for 2019, to find out their hopes for the year and what they wish to achieve.

Man slammed over dating demands list

Man slammed over dating demands list

An “atrocious” dating ad is being slammed online for its unreasonable list of demands a potential partner must meet.

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