Marissa Calligeros

Marissa Calligeros

Marissa Calligeros is a reporter for The Age

Queensland town of Cloncurry mulls evacuation as water supplies sink

Marissa Calligeros After two years with virtually no rain a Queensland town is planning for the possible evacuation of its entire population as water supplies run out.

Whale freed from nets off Gold Coast

A whale stuck in nets off Burleigh Heads.

Marissa Calligeros Rescuers free a baby whale from shark nets off the Gold Coast.

Boy's tragic death serves as warning to others


Marissa Calligeros The boy suffered convulsions, severe abdominal pain and slipped in and out of consciousness.

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Cyclone Sandra set to be a Category 3 storm

Cyclone Sandra satellite image

Marissa Calligeros Cyclone Sandra could develop from a monsoon low off Queensland’s north coast as early as Thursday morning.

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State's north on cyclone watch

Cyclone forming off north Queensland.

Marissa Calligeros The big wet is far from over, with central Queensland bracing for more flooding and the state’s north on cyclone watch.

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Mutant cane toads invade Gladstone

This cane toad caught in Gladstone with extra

Marissa Calligeros A concerning rate of "mutant toads" with extra limbs and missing eyes are being found in the industrial Queensland city of Gladstone.

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Flood crisis claims fourth victim

The usually tranquil Wategos Beach in the wake of Cyclone Oswald.

Marissa Calligeros A three-year-old boy became the fourth and youngest victim of Queensland's flood crisis, as the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald advanced across the state's border leaving rising rivers in its...

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Brisbane expected to flood

flood newman

Marissa Calligeros One man is dead and three people are feared drowned in Queensland’s unfolding weather crisis, as Brisbane and Ipswich residents brace for flooding for the second time in as many years.

Deadly snakes hatch in toddler's wardrobe


Marissa Calligeros TODDLER Kyle Cummings has kept redclaw crayfish, chickens and a pig as pets on his family's hectare property.

Boatie dives in to free trapped whale

Marissa Calligeros A boatie has leapt into the sea off Brisbane to free a whale trapped in a shark net.

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'We were all crying': Fraser residents tell of efforts to save baby whale

Beached whale

Marissa Calligeros As they poured buckets of sea water over its stomach in the early hours of the morning, Fraser Island residents also did their best to comfort a crying baby humpback whale after it became stranded on...

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Tourist town despairs as 'hungry' ocean swallows beach


Marissa Calligeros Residents of Kingscliff have compared the ocean to a "ravenous beast" slowly devouring their coastal town.

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Volunteer boat hits whale off Stradbroke Island


Marissa Calligeros Volunteer Marine Rescue boat collided with a whale off Stradbroke Island last night.

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Sailing in on solar winds

Solar boat

Marissa Calligeros A month since the tall ship Endeavour sailed up the Brisbane, another nautical marvel is set to turn heads this weekend.

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Coal seam gas leak contained

Explosive gas

Marissa Calligeros It could take three days to stem a major gas leak from a coal seam gas well west of Brisbane, authorities say.

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CityCats interrupted as fog cloaks Brisbane

fog story bridge brisbane

Marissa Calligeros Brisbane’s early risers awoke to a city cloaked in fog this morning, with visibility reduced to 100 metres across much of southeast Queensland.

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Dingoes destroyed after Fraser attack


Marissa Calligeros Two dingoes that attacked a toddler on Fraser Island yesterday have been captured and destroyed, the Department of Environment and Resource Management has confirmed.

Police union defends triple-0 operator


Marissa Calligeros Only eight emergency call centre operators were on hand to receive 1000 calls for help in one hour on the day a torrent of water swept through Toowoomba, killing Donna Rice and her son Jordan.

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Three rescued as flood threatens town


Marissa Calligeros Three people have been rescued from a house isolated by floodwaters in Roma as the creek continues to rise in the southern inland town.

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Zoo welcomes hefty bundle of joy


Marissa Calligeros Australia Zoo has welcomed a new addition to the family after the birth of a white rhinoceros yesterday.