WOW: How this Bay mum of three lost 33kg in 32 weeks

KICKING GOALS AND KILOS: Grand Finalist in the Rapid Loss weight-loss competition, Hervey Bay's Lauren Kertland is now living life to the fullest.

In 32 weeks Lauren dropped from 94kg to 61kg

Our region has the highest rate of self-harm in Australia

New figures released on Queensland’s youth suicide rate named it the leading cause of death in youths aged 15-17.

“When you add the regional element, it exacerbates the issue."






Get fit for summer with Sally Fitzgibbons: workout week 4

In week four of Sally Fitzgibbons' fitness challenge you can try stirring the pot, squat jumps and the dreaded plank.

FRI Sep 30: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Kick those kilos, team!

Get outdoors to rack up some extra kilometres for your town!

Why this kitchen gadget has won my heart...

Get a FREE NutriBullet with our latest digital subscription offer!

It’s no surprise the NutriBullet is a gadget that has won my heart.

WED Sep 28: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Portrait of athletic mature woman resting after jogging. Beautiful senior blonde woman running at the park on a sunny day. Female runner listening to music while jogging.

NOT too much movement on the Kick the Kilos leaderboard.

Four simple ways to spring-clean your diet

Your mum was right: Eat your vegetables

Kick the kilos: triathlete shares tips to get active

ACTIVE LIVING: Hervey Bay Triathlon Club's Alan Whyborn signed up to the Strava App in 2012 and he's encouraging the community to get involved in a bid to made our region a more active place.

He has already jumped on board with the fitness competition

TUES Sept 27: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

young fitness woman runner running on sunrise road

AND Tweed is back in the game.

Cr Maddern declines to defend position on fracking

Cr Maddern has ruled out defending her position on fracking, citing her current role in local government issues.

Happy kids heal faster: donations to buy toys for sick kids

Woolworths have donated $19804.00 to the Hervey Bay Paediatrics Ward.

STAYING in a hospital can get a bit boring, but not with iPads.

500 ducks to be released in Hervey Bay this weekend

It will be a quacking day as 500 ducks are released into the ocean for the Great Fraser Coast Duck Race.

Get excited for a fun filled day at WetSide

Zonta steps closer to peace to promote world of solace

FOR PEACE: Jane Barnes (left) from Zonta and Shanti Rahal lead the walkers through the gardens during the Walk for Peace.

VIDEO: The weekend's walk was hosted by Zonta Hervey Bay

We asked, you answered: 40 things you want on Fraser Coast

Cars on show at the 2015 Rock'n Maryborough Vintage Festival. Photo: Amy Cook / Fraser Coast Chronicle

What you would like to see on the Fraser Coast

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Family fights to stop more deaths from rare disease

The life-threatening condition you've probably never heard of

'How gorillas changed my life'

Annette Henderson lived and worked with gorillas in the African jungle for more than a year and has written a book about her amazing experience.

Author shares her unbelieveable tale of life deep in the jungle

Open House, duck race and more on this weekend

The 2016 Great Fraser Coast Duck Race - Amanda Edwards with head duck Harry and three of the 500 racing ducks.

Don't miss all the action on this weekend around the region.

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

UPDATE: Asbestos causes havoc for Coast business owners

CLOSED: Pleading for some empathy from the Fraser Coast Council, Raylene and Mick Draper from Coffie Fixx in Adelaide Street, Maryborough, wait for answers on the discovery of asbestos outside their shop.

The business was closed due to asbestos

UPDATE: $200 million PresCare hub set to create 450 jobs

Prescare chief executive Greg Skelton.

The health and aged care services hub would be built in Yaralla St.

NEW BUSINESS: SIP espresso bar already has plans to grow

The new SIP espresso bar in Maryborough is becoming a popular stop for locals.

It catches anyone from early morning tradesmen to hospital staff

M'boro motor salesman remembers when cars sold for $3000

CELEBRATION: Adrian Eustice at Wide Bay Motor Group is celebrating 50 years in the Motor Industry.

Adrian Eustice is celebrating 50 years in the industry next month.

Huge Gunalda service station set to open by December

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

The massive servo is the biggest United development in Queensland.

Five best fish and chip shops on the Fraser Coast

We did a shout out on Facebook asking our readers where’s the best place to get fish and chips across the region

The best fish and chip shops have been revealed

Paris Motor Show 2016

Renault Trezor Concept

Some of the highlights of the giant 2016 Paris Motor Show in France

Luke Cage: season one

Frankie Faison and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

Stills from the first season of Luke Cage, available on Netflix from September...

Look inside Nikenbah cafe

The Depot Espresso Bar in Nikenbah.

Family has turned historic shed into a modern eatery.

Dylan Sinclair

SCOOTER: 15-year-old Dylan Sinclair shows off his skills at Rock Off Hervey Bay.

Maryborough teenager Dylan Sinclair took on the world's best scooter riders - and...

Great Fraser Coast Duck Race

The 2016 Great Fraser Coast Duck Race for Hope for Humanity - Natalie, Olivia and Claire Malone.

It was an action packed day for the fun charity event - the Great Fraser Coast Duck...

Luke Cage trailer

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

Marvel's Luke Cage trailer.

Pier2Pub Swim

Darren Everard and Peter Grumley prepare to do battle.

Sixyears of organising the Pier2Pub Swim hasn't deterred Fraser Coast councillor...

Rosetta Probe to Crash into Comet

Probe will crash into comet after 2 years of collecting data.

The European Space Agency will end its comet tracking mission by crashing probe...

Death sentence for one, life for another

Laura and her father Mark hold a photo of Anni, who died in 2007 following a battle with breast cancer.

A dad and daughter plead for women to get regular health checks

Noosa's annual classic car extravaganza this Sunday

OLD STAGER: 1953 Jaguar Mk VII Sedan rally car at last year's Noosa Beach Classic Car Show.

Noosa rolls out the classics for Sunday's dazzling car show

Truth about breast cancer laid bare

Chester kisses his mum Tarah Hastie's head during her treatment for breast cancer in 2012.

Woman reveals bare truth of breast cancer battle

Catch me if you can at CQ fishing hotspot

Fishers from across the world converge on the Fitzroy River to chase barramundi.

Fishers chase barra at CQ fishing hotspot

Kate Ceberano and author join Pink Ribbon campaign

Australian pop singer Kate Ceberano.

Muso and author the latest celebs to sign up to awareness campaign\

Doctor urges women to make your bosoms your buddies

Breast cancer awareness month kicks off today

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E13: You Know My Steez review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Restaurants soon to be announced at new Gunalda servo

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

Which business would you like to see open in the new centre?

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Property leader says Fraser Coast market is looking up

Positivity is the buzz word in the Fraser Coast housing market

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Need a new job? Here's five up for grabs on the Fraser Coast

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

There are a range of different jobs available

Jobs up for grabs on the Fraser Coast right now

Registered Nurse NDi Lokan uses Ward 7A's storage room which was colour coded to improved ward efficiency.

Jobs available on the Fraser Coast now

Mining contract firm expands to Papua New Guinea and WA

CQ Field Mining general manager Dean Scott (right) and his staff at Paget (from left) Danny Chrzanowski, Liam Keighran, Jason Holt, Julie Hope, Kirsty Head, Sara Aston and Sharon McLean.

Almost 100 applicants as expansion opens new job opportunities

Female only job listing rubs men up the wrong way

The ad on Seek.

Comments on social media suggest the ad is "sexist”.

Our man in Paris: Highlights from the 2016 Paris Motor Show

PARIS PIZZAZZ: Renault Trezor Concept one of the Paris Motor Show's highlights with its one-piece forward-raising door.

Electric offerings take centre stage in Paris

2017 Kia Rio specifications and features

The 2017 Kia Rio goes on show at the Paris Motor Show.

The 2017 Kio Rio will be upgraded soon after launch.

Forza Horizon 3 review: Australia's never looked so good

Fancy racing a freight train?

Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Twelve Apostles feature

328kmh! The world's fastest VW Beetle

FLYING DUB: Production VW Beetle's 2.0-litre engine modified to 405kW to help break the 200mph barrier.

Rapid bug smashes Beetle Land Speed Record

New Rio poised to clinch Kia top 10 position

The 2017 Kia Rio goes on show at the Paris Motor Show.

The 2017 Kia Rio has the potential to entrench Kia as a top 10 brand

The Ford Mustang you really want: V8 GT road test and review

RIGHT PONY: There's the Mustang with the sensible four-cylinder engine, and then there's this, the proper one. The V8 Mustang GT Fastback with manual gearbox is a purist's dream.

Pure rear wheel drive muscle in Ford's firecracker