Still without landlines post storm

TELEPHONE cables and 60mm of rain dumped in an hour do not mix well.

About 80 Tewantin residents have had to cope for nearly a week without their landlines after Cooroy was hit by cyclonic-like conditions last Tuesday.

Telstra area manager Kris Carver said there had been "considerable delays" with the wild weather.

"But this one in particular has taken longer as we had to order special parts," Mr Carver said.

He hoped it would be "all back and working" by yesterday afternoon.

He said there had been a "considerable fault load" on the Sunshine Coast in the past week.

Telstra allowed affected home owners to divert calls to their mobile phones free of charge in such a situation.



Coffs’ alleged drug syndicate members set to be sentenced

premium_icon Coffs’ alleged drug syndicate members set to be sentenced

The alleged members had been dealing commercial quantities of cocaine, ecstasy and...

Family’s horror after finding armed woman hiding in laundry

premium_icon Family’s horror after finding armed woman hiding in laundry

The woman was carrying a knife and screwdriver.

ATTACK: Man left injured after home invasion

premium_icon ATTACK: Man left injured after home invasion

The four assailants were armed with a baseball bat, golf club and knife.