Eastern rockhopper penguins Eudyptes filholi as biological samplers of juvenile and sub-adult cephalopods around Campbell Island, New Zealand

first_imgEarly life-history stages of cephalopods are known to play an important role as prey in food webs of the Southern Ocean, but little information is available about their biology and availability to predators. Top predators, such as penguins, are known to feed regularly on coastal juvenile/sub-adult cephalopods. Using eastern rockhopper penguins Eudyptes filholi as coastal biological samplers, we examined in detail the cephalopod component of their diet in Campbell Island (New Zealand) during two consecutive breeding seasons in order to evaluate (1) the relative importance of cephalopods (by frequency of occurrence, by number and by mass) to the diet of both adult and chick penguins, (2) the habitat and trophic levels of the cephalopods in the region and (3) the status of the juvenile/sub-adult cephalopod community in the waters around Campbell Island. Our results show that eastern rockhopper penguins feed on eight species of juvenile and sub-adult cephalopods, with Onykia ingens, Martialia hyadesi and Octopus campbelli being the most important species by frequency of occurrence, number and mass. Differences between the diets of adult and chick penguins and between breeding seasons were found. Habitat (δ13C) and trophic level (δ15N) information also showed that all cephalopod species (and all studied stages) occupy similar habitat on the Campbell shelf, with M. hyadesi showing lower δ15N values than O. ingens and O. campbelli. This study indicates that eastern rockhopper penguins can be valuable biological samplers of local juvenile/sub-adult cephalopods (including poorly known cephalopod species) around Campbell Island when breeding, that these cephalopods were likely to be caught naturally (not from fisheries), providing relevant information for the conservation of these penguins.last_img read more

Bayonne cyclist killed by motorist

first_imgBAYONNE – An elderly cyclist was killed by a motorist on the morning of Saturday, September 1 on Avenue C and 27th Street outside Bayonne City Hall, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Marianna Chojnowska, 77, of Bayonne was riding along Avenue C when a 22-year-old driving a Honda Accord west on W. 27th Street collided with the cyclist at the intersection, according to the prosecutor’s office.The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be “blunt force injuries of the head” and determined the death to have been an accident. No charges have been filed against the driver. Chojnowska was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services at 7:20 a.m.Photo by Victor M. Rodriguez ×last_img read more

Statement to Parliament: New measures to ensure lower emission lorries will pay less to use UK roads

first_img Euro 0-V rate from Feb 2019: £1,200 The government is today (28 March 2018) announcing new measures to change the rates paid by hauliers of less polluting lorries, as part of our plans to improve air quality across the UK.The newest lorries generate 80% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions than older ones. From February next year (2019), lorries that meet the latest Euro VI emissions standards will be eligible for a 10% reduction in the cost of the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy. Euro V and older vehicles, which do not meet these emissions standards, will pay 20% more.The HGV Road User Levy, introduced in 2014, was brought in as a first step to ensure lorries pay a charge to cover the greater wear and tear they cause to road surfaces than other vehicles. This change to the levy will incentivise the industry to choose less polluting lorries.The government will make the first changes to the levy to implement the reductions for Euro Class VI vehicles through a Statutory Instrument being laid today, with the remaining changes to increase the rates for Euro V and older vehicles expected to be included in the Finance Bill in the Autumn.Levy rates will continue to comply with the relevant maximum levels set under European law, which for Euro 0-V rates will be determined at the time of the Finance Bill.Changes to the levyNote that the following shows the maximum levy rate. Levy rates depend on vehicle weight and number of axles.Current rate: £1,000Euro VI rate from Feb 2019: £900last_img read more

Backwoods Pondfest Organizer Tells Us What To Expect From This Year’s Amazing Lineup

first_imgBackwoods Pondfest has just released its final artist announcement. New additions include Lucid, Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis & Friends (a Twiddle and Lucid fusion), Balkun Brothers and artist-at-large Ian McGuire, and will be joining previously announced artists such as Melvin Seals & JGB, Pink Talking Fish Is Bowie, Spiritual Rez, The Nth Power, Sophistafunk, Hayley Jane and the Primates, and more (purchase tickets HERE).Full Audio Of Pink Talking Fish’s Tribute To David Bowie & Prince Has EmergedEntering its tenth consecutive year, Backwoods Pondfest is ready for its biggest year yet, and takes place August 4th – 6th at Twin Ponds Campsite in Peru, NY. This also marks the beginning of an indefinite hiatus for Lucid, as the band has set plans to take time off the road. Lucid frontman Lowell Wurster discussed the band’s decision to play the fest this year, “When we made the decision to take a break from life on the road – from playing live shows … Pondfest was always sort of a grey area. We’re really psyched that we’re going to be up there playing music for everyone, we felt like it wouldn’t feel right if we couldn’t make it happen”. For additional information, check the festival website.We had the opportunity to chat with Backwoods Pondfest organizer and owner of Full Circle Music Productions’ Derek Haviland about this year’s event.L4LM: Tell us your thoughts about this year’s headliners.DH: Melvin Seals and JGB has always been a personal favorite. Going back to ’80 when Seals first started taking the stage with Jerry Garcia Band, his style and his presence on that B3 is unique and unrivaled in the Grateful Dead musical community. Pondfest has never had JGB and Melvin Seals before, but they did co-headline Backwood Pondfest’s predecessor festival along with Pork Tornado for Pondstock way back in 2001.Pink Talking Fish is another first-year artist, and we’re looking forward to this special Bowie incarnation they’re bringing us for Pondfest. We’re pretty sure we’re going to see Hayley Jane, and maybe even an artist at large in there to jazz things up even more. Mihali & Friends featuring members of both Twiddle and Lucid is also one of the most anticipated performances of the weekend. With Lucid’s recent hiatus, and a ten year history playing at Pondfest for both Mihali and all the members of Lucid, the collaboration is really an awesome thing to have coming to fruition this year.  We’re expecting a high-energy, electric performance from this fusion of artistry. L4LM: What are your expectations for this year’s event?DH: Expectations are high: we’ve got more bands, more days of music and more years of wonderful experience under our belts then ever before. L4LM: What do you think makes Backwoods Pondfest so unique? DH: Most festivals that are able to offer the scope and quality of bands that Pondfest does aren’t able to keep some of the little things that help make a weekend feel at-home and comfortable. Fans look forward to driving in and camping next to their vehicles, bringing their four-legged friends if they want to, and even having their own small campfire at night while they listen to bands and artists from throughout the country. L4LM: Which act on the bill do you think will surprise people the most?DH: The Lucid sets and Mihali & Friends are really going to blow people away, we can count on that based on experience. Lucid has always done two sets since the band and Backwoods Promotions helped create this thing ten long years ago. I can’t imagine Backwoods Pondfest without them, and a lot of fans made it clear that they couldn’t either. Mihali is another familiar face that’s never missed on opportunity for an on-stage appearance at Pondfest, and when you put the Twiddle boys and the Lucid boys together, ‘surprising’ seems like a bit of an understatement.L4LM: Thanks for your time, Derek!For ticket and additional information about Backwoods Pondfest, check out the festival website HERE.[Cover photo credit: Jerry Cadieux]last_img read more

Oscar Winner and Broadway Alum Robin Williams Dead at 63

first_img In a statement, Williams’ wife Susan Schneider said, “As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.” In addition to Schneider, Williams is survived by his three children: Zachary, Zelda and Cody. Born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, Williams studied at Juilliard before appearing on the television series Happy Days as Mork. His two-episode performance was so well-received that it led to a spin-off, Mork & Mindy. The series landed him his first of eight Emmy nominations. He went on to win consecutive Emmys in 1987 and 1988 for Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin and ABC Presents: A Royal Gala. Williams first appeared on the Great White Way in July 2002 with his stand-up special, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway. He made his Broadway acting debut in Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in 2011. Prior to that, he appeared off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in Waiting for Godot opposite Steve Martin in 1988. Martin relayed his grief via Twitter: “I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.” Williams is best known as a stand-up comedian and for his roles on the big screen, from comedic to dramatic, from heartwarming to heartbreaking. He took home an Oscar in 1998 for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He was also nominated for The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Good Morning, Vietnam. His numerous additional films include Aladdin, Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage, Jack and Patch Adams. “He has been battling severe depression of late,” Buxbaum said in a statement. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” Oscar winner and Broadway alum Robin Williams died on August 11 at his home in Northern California. His death was confirmed to CNN by his publicist, Mara Buxbaum. Coroner investigators suspect the cause of death to be “a suicide due to asphyxia.” He was 63. View Commentslast_img read more

Storm Damage

first_imgSavannah area residents know that they live in an area at risk for hurricane damage, but when it has been decades since one touched the shore, we found ourselves a little complacent. Now we face a pretty large cleanup task, one that is perhaps more daunting than the storm itself.When we build our landscape, we do it in small, concentrated outdoor rooms or pockets, one area at a time. It helps to keep us from getting overwhelmed. You may find the same focus helpful during the cleanup process. Jamie Burghardt, horticultural coordinator at the University of Georgia Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, has our horticulture crew doing the same thing. What took a few hours to bring down may take weeks to clean up.First and foremost, take care of any damaged trees that could fall or break. Hire trained professionals to deal with these damaged trees to avoid, or at least minimize, further damage. Make sure your arborist holds a license.You may be wondering about the possibility of standing trees back up. To be perfectly honest, only smaller trees and shrubs are good candidates. A 14-inch caliper tree is about the max. These trees need to be anchored by two or three guide straps. We are going through this process at the gardens as I write this article. Some trees we are able to stand; others, like a picturesque deodar cedar, had to come down. Should you end up using a wire-type system, tie up an orange flag to remind you and the family to watch your steps.During the time I was executive director of the National Pecan Marketing Council, I saw pecan growers in Alabama try valiantly to stand up small trees that had just begun to bear pecans. All of their efforts were to no avail. If you believe a tree can be reset, but you are unable to do it quickly, keep the exposed roots covered and moist until repositioning. After standing a tree back into position, you will notice large pockets to fill in. Use soil and water to eliminate the air pockets, and do not leave excess soil, which can also cause damage.If you have to remove a lot of trees, you will soon notice a change in the landscape from the standpoint of sun and shade. After a tornado a couple of years ago took out 47 trees at my home, my shade garden with hostas and ferns was suddenly getting full sun. Azaleas that had been getting afternoon shade were now being cooked. Savannah’s Judge Arthur Solomon Camellia Trail lost several large trees, and many camellias will no doubt be lost, while others will be facing too much sun.Fall is a good time to move camellias and azaleas, but of course, you may not have an ideal spot. You may find it much easier to simply remove and replace those with a 3-gallon shrub. Fall is also a great time for planting. With damage from Florida to Virginia, the East Coast may find it hard to get trees and shrubs. Don’t be tempted to purchase one not recommended for our area or one of poor quality because the good plant material has been purchased. Ask a Georgia Certified Plant Professional or Certified Landscape Professional to guide you.If you have prized perennials that look pulverized in a forest of downed trees, you may find it beneficial to mark them with orange flags so that the arborists will know they are there. This can pay dividends, but remember that everything can’t be protected. Be prepared for your landscape to take another big hit from machinery, cranes, log trucks and stump grinders.After the trees are removed, go through the landscape and remove broken limbs from shrubs and cut back herbaceous plants as needed. Perhaps your situation isn’t so dire. I hope not. As quickly as possible, remove leaves, limbs and mud from the lawn. These could suffocate your turf or at least start it on the road to decline.If you received a saltwater or brackish surge that covered your lawn and shrub beds, irrigate with fresh, sodium-free water from the tap as soon as possible. Remember, the damaged landscape will not need any fertilizer until the plants overcome the shock and get re-established. Fertilizer could stimulate unwanted growth with the onset of winter approaching.One of the most important tasks is to take photos of all areas of damage. You may want to begin cleanup efforts before your insurance provider has time to survey the damage. Be sure to keep repair and replacement receipts for claims, and having a few witnesses wouldn’t hurt. Your landscape will be beautiful once again, just take it one area at a time.last_img read more

Bali holds mass prayers for reopening from coronavirus lockdown

first_imgThe idyllic Southeast Asian island will gradually reopen this month for domestic tourists, while maintaining a “strict health protocol” to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, Bali provincial secretary Dewa Made Indra told reporters.The local government expects to reopen Bali to foreign arrivals in September. Tourism is Bali’s main source of income. Travel restrictions due to the pandemic have hammered the local economy. The occupancy rate at Bali’s starred hotels plunged to 2.07% in May, according to Bali statistics bureau data, from 62.55% in December before the pandemic hit and down from 51.56% in May 2019.”What I hope is the best for Bali and … all the tourists will come to Bali and everybody will be happy and healthy again,” Robin Tesselar, a Dutch citizen staying in Bali, told Reuters after attending the Besakih prayers.Tourism-related businesses are preparing to for the reopening by implementing the health protocols, aiming to improve them until Bali reopens for international tourists, said hospitality executive Yoga Iswara.Topics : Bali conducted mass prayers on Sunday as the Indonesian resort island prepares to reopen to tourists shut out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.More than a thousand people attended a prayer at Besakih Hindu temple in the town of Karangasem, expressing gratitude for the handling of the new coronavirus on the island and seeking blessings for the start of a “new normal”.Bali has reported 1,849 coronavirus infections and 20 deaths so far, while Indonesia as a whole has recorded 63,749 cases and 3,171 deaths since early March.last_img read more

Unai Emery responds to criticism from Arsenal fans over Granit Xhaka captaincy decision

first_imgUnai Emery responds to criticism from Arsenal fans over Granit Xhaka captaincy decision Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League and top of their Europa League group.The Gunners finished fifth last term and reached the Europa League final, but Emery is keen to ‘achieve more’ this season and ultimately secure Arsenal’s return to the Champions League.‘Our challenge in the season is to play for the possibility to win some titles, and the mentality [we have] is to go to the Champions League in the next year,’ Emery added to Sky Sports.‘Last year we finished outside the top four in the table but we were close. This year we want to achieve one step more ahead.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 9:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link177Sharescenter_img Unai Emery has responded to criticism over his decision to name Granit Xhaka Arsenal captain (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery insists he has the utmost faith in Granit Xhaka after receiving a backlash over his Arsenal captaincy decision.Switzerland international Xhaka was announced as Emery’s permanent Arsenal skipper last week.The 27-year-old won a players’ vote to become captain and heads a leadership group that also contains forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, midfielder Mesut Ozil and defender Hector Bellerin.A number of Arsenal fans have criticised Emery’s captaincy decision, while Gunners hero Paul Merson called it ‘pathetic’.ADVERTISEMENT Xhaka was appointed Arsenal’s permanent skipper last week (Picture: Getty)But Emery said: ‘They [the players], with the vote, it gave him confidence and I also gave him that confidence after that.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And now – small things or big things – we are going to work individually and collectively to be strong.‘And also to show our supporters, and to show in our way, how we can be strong with all the players and that captain.‘I also have big confidence and trust in every player, the captain [and the others] because I think now in the dressing room we have a very good spirit.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Top home sales: Big spender Clive Palmer spends $22m on property

first_imgThis unit at 17/588 Charlton Esplanade, Urangan, sold for the highest price on the Fraser Coast in 2018. The biggest reported sale in Queensland in 2018 was an absolute beachfront estate in idyllic Sunshine Beach for a staggering $18 million. This house at 22-24 Brindabella Quay, Trinity Park, was the biggest sale in Cairns in 2018.TOP 10 SALES OF 2018 IN TOWNSVILLEAddress Sale price1. 9/88 Mitchell St, North Ward $2.7m2$2,400,000Feb-18House5ARUNDELCOURTCASTLE HILL3$2,000,000Jan-18House3THE POINTCASTLE HILL4$1,900,000Mar-18House26CLEVELANDTERRACETOWNSVILLE CITY5$1,750,000May-18House5FRYERSTREETNORTH WARD6$1,450,000Aug-18House21BALMORALDRIVECASTLE HILL7$1,400,000Apr-18House19THE COVENELLY BAY8$1,350,000Feb-18House30YARRAWONGADRIVECASTLE HILL9$1,200,000Sep-18Unit121CLEVELANDTERRACENORTH WARD10$1,160,000May-18Unit114BALMORALDRIVECASTLE HILL(Source: CoreLogic) Clive Palmer bought this house at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket, in 2018. Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij sold his house at 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot, in 2018.In Rockhampton, a 132-year-old home fetched $1.37 million, while in Cairns, an award-winning five-bedroom house on the harbour sold for $2.65 million.While not publicly recorded, there were a number of offmarket sales that would have made the list, including disgraced businessman Christopher Skase’s lavish Hamilton mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, which sold for $10.138 million. Pat Rafter sold his Sunshine Coast home in 2018. On the Gold Coast, the biggest sale was in the so-called “millionaire’s row” of Hedges Avenue.Mr Palmer forked out a cool $12 million for a beachfront mansion with five bedrooms, a gym, a wine cellar, a lift and a lap pool at 9 Hedges Avenue. Aerial image of 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton. Former home of Christopher Skase. Unknown copyright.Motivated by Brisbane’s growth and sales of other homes in the area, Brisbane couple Drew and Tabea Haupt have decided to sell their New Farm home.They bought the property at 64 Annie Street when they noticed it was for sale with development approval for a unit block.“The for sale sign came up and my wife and I, and brother who we’re in business with, said let’s buy this and build two large family homes to keep in with the charm of New Farm,” Mr Haupt said.“We hated the idea of having more units in the suburb, so we designed the house with family living in mind.”The property, which is being marketed by Henry Hodge and Kosta Porfyriou of McGrath Estate Agents, is expected to attract offers in the early to mid $3 million range.“If you compare it to Sydney and Melbourne, the proximity to the city, there’s no traffic — it’s such an amazing offering to have,” Mr Haupt said.“It’s not until you travel around and see other cities that you realise how lucky we are to be able to have a big house, yard and pool so close to the city.“I think New Farm is still undervalued signficantly …the change happening right now in Brisbane I beleive is a once in a lifetime, with likes of Howard Smith Wharves, Queens Wharf and the billions being spent on infrastructure.”From Townsville to Toowoomba and Brisbane to Bundaberg, here are the biggest home sales of 2018:TOP 20 RESIDENTIAL SALES OF 2018 IN BRISBANE Address Sale price1. 106 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne $11.129m2. 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m3. 33 Maxwell St, New Farm $8.5m4. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket $7.5m5. 1A Eldernell Tce, Hamilton $7.25m6. 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $7m7. 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $6.5m8. 8 Sentinel Court, Cleveland $5.25m9. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket $5.1m10. 19 Lawes St, Hamilton $5m11. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5m12. 16 Scott St, Hawthorne $4.875m13. 27 Sutton St, Chelmer $4.83m14. 3501/140 Alice St, Brisbane City $4.5m15. 58 Retreat St, Bridgeman Downs $4.42m16. 32 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe $4.405m17. 100 Oriel Rd, Clayfield $4.35m18. 34 Satinwood Ct, Bardon $4.275m19. 24 Ascot St, Ascot $4.25m20. 405 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga $4.2m(Source: CoreLogic) Players at the prestige end of Brisbane’s property market are hailing 2018 as one of the best in years, with demand from interstate migrants fuelling more sales above the $4 million mark. The sale of this property at 13 Gibbons Ct, Agnes Water, was the biggest sale in the Gladstone region in 2018.TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN BUNDABERGAddress Sale price1. 24 Miller St, Bargara $1.45m2$1,200,000Feb-18Unit513ESPLANADEBARGARA3$1,000,000Jun-18House30THEODOLITE CREEKDRIVEWOODGATE4$965,000Mar-18Unit50247ESPLANADEBARGARA5$900,000Feb-18House193WOONGARRA SCENICDRIVEBARGARA(Source: CoreLogic) This property at 106-110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, was the biggest residential sale of 2018.The luxurious property at 106 Virginia Avenue was owned by energy executive Shaun Scott and fetched more than $11 million.That was closely followed by the sale of the Ascot home of Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij for $11 million. This mansion at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, sold for the highest price in Queensland in 2018.TOP 20 SALES OF 2018 ON THE GOLD COASTAddress Sale price1. 9 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $12m2. 105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $11.6m3. 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise $9.5m4. 8 Marseille Court, Bundall $9m5. 31 The Corso, Surfers Paradise $8.8m6. 2230 Arnold Palmer Dr, Hope Island $6.5m7. 7001/4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise $6.5m8. 2 First Ave, Broadbeach $6m9. 57 Woodgees St, Currumbin $5.6m10. 6/3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach $5.6m11. 504 The Esplanade, Palm Beach $5.5m12. 4/3565 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach $5.5m13. 46 Knightsbridge Pde East, Paradise Pt $5.4m14. 31 Buccaneer Ct, Surfers Paradise $5.3m 15. 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach $5.3m16. 16 Westminster Ct, Paradise Point $5.28m17. 7 Knightsbridge Pde West, Paradise Pt $5.275m18. 702/252 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $5.25m19. 50 Admiralty Dr, Surfers Paradise $5.2m20. 2623 Virginia Dr, Hope Island $5.05m(Source: CoreLogic)center_img An aerial view of North Ward in Townsville, where Clive Palmer bought a unit in 2018.TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN MACKAYAddress Sale price1. 49 Logan Cres, Erakala $1.4m2$1,310,000Mar-18House58PALM RIDGEDRIVERICHMOND3$1,200,000Aug-18House54ADMIRALDRIVEDOLPHIN HEADS4$1,200,000Aug-18House22IAN WOODDRIVEDOLPHIN HEADS5$1,089,000Aug-18House43MANGOAVENUEEIMEO(Source: CoreLogic) This house at 9 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, was the biggest sale on the Gold Coast in 2018.TOP 10 SALES OF 2018 IN TOOWOOMBAAddress Sale price1. 11 Old Toll Bar Rd, East Toowoomba $2.95m2. 7 Bridge St, Mount Lofty $2.9m3. 1 Mayes St, East Toowoomba $1.9mMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago4. 11 Bridge St, Mount Lofty $1.8m5. 41 Campbell St, East Toowoomba $1.55m6. 92 Campbell St, East Toowoomba $1.45m7. 10 Spring St, Middle Ridge $1.35m8. 2 Sinclair St, East Toowoomba $1.335m9. 43 Curtis St, East Toowoomba $1.302m10. 30 East St, Redwood $1.25m(Source: CoreLogic) The sale of this house at 11 Old Toll Bar Rd, East Toowoomba, was the biggest in Toowoomba in 2018.TOP 10 SALES OF 2018 IN CAIRNSAddress Sale price1. 22 Brindabella Quay, Trinity Park $2.65m2. 6 Kingfisher Close, Earlville $2.35m3. 1402/141 Abbott St, Cairns City $2.35m 4. 7 Fig Tree Dr, Caravonica $2.1m 5. 70 Falcon St, Bayview Heights $1.8m 6. 81 Harbour Dr, Trinity Park $1.55m7. 26 Brindabella Quay, Trinity Park $1.53m8. 52 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach $1.525m9. 237 Taripla Plc, Trinity Beach $1.5m10. 11 Marina Quay, Trinity Park $1.5m(Source: CoreLogic) The sale of this property at 106-110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, was the biggest in Brisbane last year.TOP 20 SALES OF 2018 ON THE SUNSHINE COASTAddress Sale price1. 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach $18m2. 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach $15.2m3. 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach $14m4. 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads $11.2m5. 11/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads $7.2m6. 17 The Esplanade, Sunshine Beach $6.25m7. 4/63 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba $5.85m8. 3/63 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba $5.58m9. 52 Mossman Court, Noosa Heads $5.2m10. 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach $5.2m11. 29 Mooloolah Island, Minyama $5.15m12. 1 Natasha Ave, Noosa Heads $5m13. 15 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach $5m14. 42 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach $5m15. 39 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville $4.85m16. 15 Minyama Island, Minyama $4.6m17. 63 Witta Circle, Noosa Heads $4.45m18. 1001/87 Mooloolaba Esp, Mooloolaba $4.4m19. 17/4 Quamby Plc, Noosa Heads $4.3m20. 430 Sunrise Rd, Tinbeerwah $4.25m(Source: CoreLogic) Clive Palmer paid $12m for this home at 9 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.He also splashed his cash on the Brisbane home of the founder of the collapsed Linc Energy, Peter Bond — paying $7.5 million for the riverfront estate at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket.But the biggest home sale of 2018 in the Queensland capital was a riverfront home in Hawthorne with a tennis court, two swimming pools, a putting green and a private jetty. The sale of the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom property set a new record for the entire Sunshine Coast region when it was sold by IT entrepreneur Daniel Wallis.Just streets away, also in Sunshine Beach, former tennis star Pat Rafter’s beachfront home at 46 Seaview Terrace sold for $15.2 million to Betty’s Burger founder David Hales. This house at 49 Logan Cres, Erakala, was the most expensive home sold in Mackay in 2018.TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN ROCKHAMPTONAddress Sale price1. 3 Athelstane St, The Range $1.37m2$940,000Apr-18House5AATHELSTANESTREETTHE RANGE3$870,000Oct-18House58SNEDDONROADLIMESTONE CREEK4$865,000Mar-18House69BOONGARYROADGRACEMERE5$860,000Feb-18House92ALBERTSTREETTHE RANGE(Source: CoreLogic)TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN GLADSTONEAddress Sale price1. 13 Gibbons Ct, Agnes Water $1.125m2$840,000Aug-18H11ORTONCOURTSEVENTEEN SEVENTY3$800,000Jun-18H584CAPTAIN COOKDRIVESEVENTEEN SEVENTY4$785,000May-18H7MALLARDCOURTSOUTH GLADSTONE5$765,000Aug-18H543HADDOCKDRIVEO’CONNELL(Source: CoreLogic) This house at 24 Miller St, Bargara, sold for the highest price in the Bundaberg region in 2018.TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN FRASER COASTAddress Sale price1. 17/558 Charlton Esp, Urangan $1.29m 2. 389 Oregan Creek Rd, Toogoom $1.25m 3. 107 Esplanade, Point Vernon $1.035m4. 511/569 Charlton Esp, Urangan $950,000 5. 22 Neisler Ct, Kawungun $930,000(Source: CoreLogic) This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, fetched the highest price for a residential property in Queensland in 2018. THEY’RE jawdropping, dripping in luxurious features and have sold for more money than most people can dream of.The top home sales on the record for 2018 in Queensland have been revealed and one buyer stands out from the crowd.Former federal politician and billionaire businessman Clive Palmer splurged more than $22 million on property across the state last year, including a beachfront mansion on the Gold Coast, a riverfront Brisbane estate and a unit in Townsville.last_img read more