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Brisbane Live: Friday March 7, 2014

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Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane.

Poll: What was the quote of the week in Queensland news?

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Dan Nancarrow: It looks like most Brisbane Times readers won't pay $250 for Origin tickets. But never fear, someone will. It's sure to be a sellout:

Poll: The dearest seats at this year's State of Origin games at Suncorp Stadium cost $250. Would you pay that much?

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Yes, this Queensland team is worth paying that much to see

5%

Yes, it's Queensland's biggest sporting spectacle

2%

Yes, and I'd even pay more than that

2%

Yes, but reluctantly so

6%

No, I wouldn't pay over $200 no matter how good the seats are

13%

No, I wouldn't pay over $100

29%

No, I wouldn't pay over $50

19%

No, I had a bad experience at Origin and I won't go back

2%

No, I won't even watch it on TV

13%

$250? Only if Greg 'The Turtle' Conescu is making a comeback! #GoPhins

3%

Other (please leave a comment)

6%

Total votes: 587.

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Dan Nancarrow: The forecast for the weekend is for a wet one. The weather bureau expects a shower or two and a top of 29 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Summer's over folks.

Ten News: I can hear the Jaws music starting up...

Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane hit a high of 28.8 today. The nights are getting cooler too, dropping to 18.5 overnight.

Seven News: How bad is the extent of drought in Queensland?

4BC: Make sure to follow the Broncos tonight:

Dan Nancarrow: It's a big night of football for Queensland sporting fans with the Queensland Reds taking on the Cheetahs at Suncorp Stadium tonight and the Broncos playing their first game of the NRL season against the Canterbury Bulldogs in Sydney.

Guess this means the football season is well and truly in full swing?

James Horwill has challenged the Reds' forwards to take it to the Cheetahs at Suncorp Stadium.

James Horwill has challenged the Reds' forwards to take it to the Cheetahs at Suncorp Stadium. Photo: Brendan Esposito

German backpacker Daniel Dudzisz.

German backpacker Daniel Dudzisz. Photo: Supplied

Kristian Silva: A German tourist missing for almost three weeks in the Queensland outback has survived the ordeal by eating flies.

Daniel Dudzisz was found by a passing motorist having spent 10 days stuck on a patch of grass as rivers swelled around him.

Despite the ordeal, he wants to continue walking to Uluru, some 1900 kilometres away.

Police aren't impressed, but say Mr Dudzisz now has agreed to stick to main roads and travel in the day.

Natalie Bochenski: A big crowd here at the Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Australian Institute of Management International Women's Day luncheon.

Six distinguished Queensland businesswoman will debate the topic 'That women need to lean in or miss out'.

The Australian Institute of Management International Women's Day luncheon.

The Australian Institute of Management International Women's Day luncheon. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Natalie Bochenski: Big Brother is back... and looking for fresh grist for his mill.

Channel 9 has announced nominations are now open for people wanting to be part of Big Brother 2014.

Producers say hopefuls should upload an audition tape - or if you know someone who would be a great housemate, you can now "nominate a mate".

Head to the Big Brother website for all the details.

 

Best of luck to Brisbane baker Brett Noy who is vying for the title of ‘‘world’s greatest baker’’ at the Coupe Louis Lessafre (Bakery World Cup) in Paris this weekend.

The owner of Uncle Bobs Bakery has been in training for the eight hours of competition since he was named one of only eight bakers on the globe to make the final.

“The eight hours drains you of everything. It's like you've run a marathon, knowing when to eat, what to eat, and how much has been trial and error,’’ he said.

4BC: The Brisbane Produce market has collected 40 tonne of fruit, vegetables and Lucerne to take to drought stricken areas of north western Queensland.  

4BC spoke with Lindsay Transport who has given a double B truck to take the stock to Charleville stopping off at Gatton on the way to collect more and reaching Charleville’s volunteer brigade over the weekend.  

The produce will be distributed to more than 400 drought stricken farmers in the Charleville area.  Some farmers will make the pilgrimage to town to collect and enjoy a free barbeque supported by XXXX.  

4BC was hand at the markets at Rocklea this morning to support getting the truck loaded and seeing it on its way.  

Riding high in a Lindsay truck.

Riding high in a Lindsay truck. Photo: 4BC

The Batmobile spotted in New Farm.

The Batmobile spotted in New Farm.

Dan Nancarrow: Anyone got an appointment today with a Mr Wayne in New Farm?

Dan Nancarrow: Fly-eating backpackers? Crocodile-eating snakes? Naked rain-dancing farmers? Female-body-worshiping politicians? We've had them all this week at the Brisbane Times.

But wish made the best quote?

Poll: What was the quote of the week in Queensland news?

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Kristian Silva: Novy Chardon investigation: John Chardon has arrived back in Australia to be greeted by a gaggle of journalists at the Brisbane Airport. They've now camped outside his Upper Coomera home on the Gold Coast.

Police yesterday found a white ute in the backyard of a house about 20 minutes away. They are investigating whether it is linked to the disappearance of Mrs Chardon, who was last seen on February 6, 2013.

John Chardon arrives at Brisbane airport after an overseas business trip.

John Chardon arrives at Brisbane airport after an overseas business trip. Photo: Sarah Greenhalgh, Ten News

Dan Nancarrow: Apart from Bruno Mars rescheduling his planned show at the BEC until next Thursday the other big entertainment story is Katy Perry has announced a second Brisbane show.

Not only will Katy Perry play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on November 27 but she will play the next night, the 28th.

General public tickets will go on sale from noon on Tuesday March 11 from www.ticketek.com.au

Katy Perry.

Katy Perry. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Marissa Calligeros: Beaudesert Hospital has welcomed the birth of its first four babies in 10 years.

The hospital’s birthing wing was closed by the government a decade ago, but was officially reopened this week.

“Over the past week we have welcomed the arrival of Beaudesert’s first born and bred residents in more than a decade and I’m pleased to say that word has spread fast with more than 220 women already booked in to birth their babies here in 2014,’’ Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said.

Dan Nancarrow: There's two Queensland Cup games in Brisbane this weekend with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls taking on the Easts Tigers at BMD Kougari Oval on Sunday at 2pm.

And the Norths Devils and Burleigh Bears playing at Bishop Park on Sunday at 3pm.

Get out and support local rugby league!

The Norths Devils' Shaun Carney.

The Norths Devils' Shaun Carney. Photo: SMP Images

Missing German backpacker Daniel Dudzisz.

Missing German backpacker Daniel Dudzisz. Photo: Supplied

AAP: A German tourist missing for almost three weeks in the Queensland outback has survived the ordeal by eating flies.

Inspector Mark Henderson says Daniel Dudzisz, 26, was picked up by a motorist late Thursday afternoon near Cooper Creek at Windorah, southwest of Longreach.

He went missing on February 17 after attempting to walk between Windorah and Jundah.

Inspector Henderson said Mr Dudzisz became stranded between floodwaters from the Barcoo River for about 10 days.

Dan Nancarrow: We're expecting a top of 28 in Brisbane today with a late shower or two expected throughout the day.

More rain is expected over the weekend. We'll have more on the weekend forecast later in the day.

Dan Nancarrow: Plenty of music and entertainment news this morning, starting with the announcement that Bruno Mars has had to cancel his Brisbane Entertainment Centre show due to illness.

The popstar - who took centrestage at the Super Bowl last month - has postponed his show until Thursday next week.

All tickets for tonight's show will be valid for the rescheduled date, but anyone seeking a refund should contact ticketek before 5pm on Tuesday by visiting www.ticketek.com.au or calling 132 849.

Bruno Mars fails to smile for the camera.

Bruno Mars fails to smile for the camera.

Dan Nancarrow: Good morning and welcome to Brisbane Live.

Only a few more hours now and the weekend is here.

We'll keep you rolling towards the break with rolling coverage of the latest news and weather around the city.

Stay tuned.

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  • "When I look out tonight at an audience of people who work with timber [loggers], who work in [cut down/bulldoze] forests, I don't see people who are environmental vandals; I see people who are the ultimate conservationists,"

    Commenter
    Danny Brown
    Location
    Brisbane
    Date and time
    March 07, 2014, 1:31PM
    • Hear hear , Danny but it was Queensland comments. Tim Nicholls' "listening tour" should have got a Guernsey.

      Commenter
      cycloniq
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      Date and time
      March 07, 2014, 5:28PM
  • Cletus survived the outback living on flys? Doh!

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    Stevo The Dilf
    Date and time
    March 07, 2014, 12:05PM

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