News

Shops power through

Yamba’s Caperberries Cafe owners Chris and Mark Lunnon work in the dark during the black out in the lunch time period on Friday.
Yamba’s Caperberries Cafe owners Chris and Mark Lunnon work in the dark during the black out in the lunch time period on Friday. Debrah Novak

STAFF at Yamba's Caperberry Cafe were literally "cooking with gas" at lunchtime to feed the masses during yesterday's blackout across the Lower Clarence.

Owner Ros Lunnon said despite not being able to offer customers coffee, milkshakes, smoothies and toasted sandwiches, the usual lunchtime trade had not been significantly impacted.

"It probably affected our coffee trade a bit, but other than that we are doing all right," she said.

"We are a bit hot but we are coping.

"The boys can still cook - we had gas."

Mrs Lunnon said staff were giving written receipts to customers who requested one and they were keeping a written running tally of sales to be able to balance the till.

She said not being able to withdraw money due to ATMs being down had created problems for some potential customers.

"People can't get money from ATMs so we have given credit to a few of our regulars."

At the nearby Commonwealth Bank, services were also limited.

"We are only letting one customer in at a time and there are only limited services we can offer," staff member Carmel Hale said.

Coles Yamba reported no stock losses as they switched on their back-up generator.

Topics:  blackout, business, electricity, power, retail




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Man injured by falling tree at Inglewood

The Queensland Ambulance Service was on scene after a tree felling accident at Inglewood yesterday.

Tree felling accident at Inglewood

4 things to try in Warwick this week.

The Criterion Hotel is a fixture of Warwick entertainment on Palmerin St. Photo Sophie Lester / Warwick Daily News

Hmmm, what to do this week?

Lost photographs searching for an owner

LOST: Nic McMahon with the old photos she found in Rose City Shoppingworld carpark last Thursday.

Do these photos belong to you?

Latest deals and offers


Crushing success at Stanthorpe festival’s milestone

The Apple and Grape Harvest Festival has had another successful year

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Warwick High student named as hockey nationals umpire

Interview with Warwick High student Isaac Johnson who has been named as an umpire...

Start of Pentath-run wheelchair race in Warwick

Start of Wheelchair race at Pentath-run 1500

Warwick Hospital Get Up Petition

Deuchar resident Trevor Ives is heading up a GetUp petition against Federal Government cuts of as much as $62.8 million to funding at Warwick Hospital. Photo Jayden Brown / Warwick Daily News

Deuchar resident Trevor Ives talks about a GetUp petition calling for no cuts to...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked