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TEENAGER TO STAND TRIAL

Gold Coast teenager Kaihana Hussain will stand trial for the murder of her mother, and the stabbing of her father. Throughout her court appearances, the 19 year old claimed it was her father who was responsible.

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GRASS TO GAS

As we continue to search for greener and cheaper alternatives to petrol, researchers say native grasses could hold the answer. A study being carried out at Lismore’s Southern Cross University is finding hundreds of species can be developed into bio-fuels.

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HYBRID CAR SPACES

The Mayor may have got into trouble this week for leaving his car in a loading zone, but his hybrid vehicle could soon give him an advantage when it comes to snaring a prized park. For the first time, people driving hybrid cars on the Gold Coast will have the luxury of reserved parking in some places.

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GOLF COURSES ON PAR WITH COUNCIL

The Gold Coast is one step closer to preserving its golf courses and keeping them out of the hands of developers. Council looks like amending its planning scheme to stop the city’s open spaces being turned into residential and commercial precincts.

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CYBER MURDER CAMPAIGN

A 17-year-old Tweed Heads boy has become the target of an online hate campaign, with threats made against his life. Social networking site Myspace has since removed the offending page, but the fact it even existed in the first place is concerning psychologists.

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HEARING SURVEY

These days it seems most people have some sort of personal stereo blasting their eardrums. And now a survey has found that if we don’t turn down the volume, we’re heading for hearing loss.

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