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Brisbane Live: Thursday March 6, 2014

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

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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Poll closed 7 Mar, 2014

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Dan Nancarrow: Thanks for reading Brisbane Live this Thursday.

Be sure to tune in again tomorrow with the results of our Origin tickets poll, as well as all the latest news and weather updates. 

Dan Nancarrow: Looks like there's some wet weather tomorrow and over the weekend.

The forecast for tomorrow is a top of 28 with a light shower or two. While showers are predicted right through until Monday.

Nine News: One of the major stories on the news bulletins tonight:

Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane hit a high of 29.1 degrees today, at 12.08pm.

Amy Remeikis: State parliament: There have been some bemused expressions in the Queensland Parliament this afternoon after the Member for Gregory, Vaughan Johnson referred to the female body as the "most sacred thing on this planet".

Mr Johnson was making an impassioned private member's statement against a strip club opening in Emerald.

Kristian Silva: Ouch!

Natalie Bochenski: News out of Ekka HQ... this year's country-to-the-city event is having a date change!

Instead of its traditional ten days happening from Thursday to Saturday, this year the Ekka will kick off on Friday August 8, and wrap up on Sunday August 17.

That makes it the first show to run across two full weekends.

Organisers are also promising an even bigger and better night-time spectacular, after the 2013 event impressed show-goers.

Ekka.

Ekka.

Dan Nancarrow: On Tuesday we asked whether you'd dob in a graffiti vandal following the launch of a council campaign for residents to do just that. The majority said they would:

Poll: Would you dob in a graffiti vandal?

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Yes, it costs too much to clean

22%

Yes, it ruins the look of the city

43%

Depends if it was on private or public property

2%

Not if the graffiti has artistic merit

18%

No, it adds to the character of the city

11%

Other (please

4%

Total votes: 496.

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Poll closed 5 Mar, 2014

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Simon Holt: A quick heads up: Launch entries for the Brisbane Times City2South running event, presented by Westpac, close on Friday - not all entries, but if you want a discount, this is your opportunity.

More than 7000 people ran the 14km last year, and with an extra 5km option this year, it should be BIG!

City2South starting line.

City2South starting line. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Kristian Silva: A firefighter was allegedly bashed by three men outside a North Rockhampton fire station on Wednesday.

Kristian Silva: A correction to an earlier story we wrote, because it seems we were supplied with some incorrect information.

We've now been told by the Rockhampton Inspector that a firefighter was bashed, but it wasn't while he was mowing the station lawn.

Another person had been mowing a nearby lawn when he was allegedly set upon. The firefighter tried to calm the situation but was then allegedly attacked as well.

A 17-year-old has faced court over the incident today and was bailed.

Kristian Silva: Somehow, I don't think this 'selfie' featuring capital city lord mayors is going to break any Twitter records like Ellen's Oscars effort.

Amy Remeikis: Queensland get ready - the Treasurer is about to embark on his asset sales conversation tour.

First stop will be Cairns - but for the moment, the roadshow is invite-only.

The Treasurer said he will meet with community and business leaders first - and then widen who can be involved down the track.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls. Photo: Amy Remeikis

Kristian Silva: Novy Chardon investigation: Police earlier found a second vehicle at the property. It's highly likely this is the white ute they had been originally searching for.

It's now time for the radar machine to scan below the surface.

Natalie Bochenski: If you saw The Illusionists 2.0 back in January, you might remember The Unusualist, aka Raymond Crowe.

Crowe was a crowd favourite during the performance with his comedy-infused magic tricks.

Now he's returning to QPAC for a short stint in the Cremorne Theatre. You can catch him from April 30 to May 8. Tickets are $59 available online.

 

Kristian Silva:

Novy Chardon investigation: Police will use a radar machine to scan deeper below the surface of a Gold Coast hinterland property, as investigators continue to look for a white ute possibly connected to Novy Chardon’s disappearance.

Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said police had located parts of a dark-coloured Nissan Navara in the backyard of the Mount Nathan home during their search, which began on Tuesday evening.

Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said the radar could detect anything “out of place”, and even potentially body parts below the surface.

Dan Nancarrow: Top tier Origin tickets have risen by more than 100 per cent in the last six years. Would you still go.

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

Poll form
  1. Please select an answer.
  2. View results
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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Poll closed 7 Mar, 2014

Disclaimer:

These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinion only of visitors who have chosen to participate.

Marissa Calligeros: Morcombe trial: Mr Cowan has decided not to call or give evidence during the trial.

The defence also rests.

Marissa Calligeros: Morcombe trial: The prosecution now rests.

The Crown has completed its case against Daniel's accused killer Brett Peter Cowan.

It will now be for Mr Cowan's defence counsel to call witnesses, if they choose to do so.

Amy Remeikis: State parliament: Premier Campbell Newman has left on his US trade mission - which means Jeff Seeney is the acting boss.

He seems to be enjoying himself during question time.

Natalie Bochenski: The parents of Australian journalist Peter Greste have spoken again about the start of his trial in Egypt.

Mr Greste is one of 20 Al-Jazeera journalists accused of aiding a terrorist organisation by reporting 'misleading' news about the country's political situation.

Juris and Lois Greste said their anxiety about the trial remains high, and they are 'haunted and depressed' by images of their son handcuffed and caged in the courtroom.

Juris and Lois Greste speak about the start of their son's trial in Egypt.

Juris and Lois Greste speak about the start of their son's trial in Egypt. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Marissa Calligeros: Morcombe trial: The 16th day of the trial has begun in courtroom 11 of the Supreme Court.

Daniel's parents are again seated in the front row of the public gallery.

The undercover police officer who assumed the identity of criminal gang member Paul "Fitzy" Fitzsimmons returned to the witness box.

He told the court his true identity was not revealed even as Mr Cowan was arrested in August 2011. He and another undercover police officer, also posing as a criminal gang member, were arrested along with Mr Cowan.

Phil Lutton: Hoping to get Origin tickets but aren't a member of a NRL club or the QRL? Good luck.

General admission tickets will go on sale later this month (date to be confirmed) but it will be the luck of the draw for punters who haven't signed up with their favourite team or invested in the ticketing bundles on offer by the governing body north of the Tweed.

Maroons fans face a tough battle to get Origin tickets this year.

Maroons fans face a tough battle to get Origin tickets this year. Photo: Matt Roberts

Kristian Silva: Police have charged a man on the Sunshine Coast for, literally, stabbing someone in the back.

The attack appears to be random, police say, and occurred on a boardwalk near Coolum Beach on Wednesday.

A 65-year-old man was transported to hospital with stab wounds, but was able to provide police with information which led to the arrest of a 32-year-old man.

He's due to face court today. 

Kristian Silva: Police are expected to provide an update to the Novy Chardon investigation about 11am this morning, following a day and a half of digging at a Gold Coast hinterland property.

Investigators have been searching for a ute believed to be buried in the backyard of a Mount Nathan home. While they have found vehicle parts, they don't appear to be of the exact vehicle they were looking for.

There is also no evidence of Mrs Chardon's remains at the site.

A man living at the home, Dave Babbington, has denied any involvement in Mrs Chardon's disappearance.

Police at a Gold Coast address where they are digging up a vehicle in their search for Novy Chardon.

Police at a Gold Coast address where they are digging up a vehicle in their search for Novy Chardon. Photo: Kristian Silva

Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane is expected to hit a high of 29 today, with the weather predicted to be mostly sunny.

Dan Nancarrow: Good morning and welcome to Brisbane Live.

Stay tuned for all the latest news and weather updates as the day progresses.

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  • Never been, will never pay to see, but always watch on TV

    Commenter
    Slogans for Bogans
    Location
    BNE
    Date and time
    March 06, 2014, 2:08PM
  • What do I care if the the tickets are $500. I just put it on my expenses claim form and the taxpayer picks up the tab.

    Commenter
    Barnacle Joyce
    Location
    New England
    Date and time
    March 06, 2014, 1:10PM

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