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Queensland weather stokes bushfires, leading to emergency warning north of Lowood

18:52 EDT

A number of fires have broken out in South-East Queensland this afternoon amid a severe heatwave, with the community of Redbank Creek, north-west of Brisbane, told to leave immediately.

Heatwave hits eastern Queensland as outback air mass heads towards coast

17:58 EDT

A heatwave is gripping eastern Queensland, where some communities will sweat through temperatures up to 12 degrees Celsius above average today and tomorrow.

Australia's drought may be causing New Zealand's glaciers to turn red

17:21 EDT

The drought gripping eastern Australia is having consequences as far as 2,000 kilometres away, with the ice on New Zealand glaciers turning red and pink.