"Our son is no coward, but he can't take on 15 people."

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Trevor and Kerry Wone and Mellita (inset) and Ken Phillis want the community to work together to reduce violence by youths in Bundaberg.

"It's terrorism on the streets of Bundaberg"

Two fires at the same time, same location

A QFES crew going into a house at Urraween yesterday, to make sure everything is okay.

And, both were at addresses within 100m of each other.

Could we get a new pontoon?

Fraser Coast Regional Council - first official meeting in the Maryborough Council Chambers. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

A new site has been earmarked

Seven tips to prepare your home now for storm season

NOW is the time to start preparing your home and property for a notoriously harsh Queensland summer.

Storm emergency kit essentials checklist

AN emergency kit can help save precious time in an emergency situation. Keep it in a waterproof container.

Queensland in for five cyclones, flash flooding and rain

FIVE cyclones are likely to smash the east coast this season, two with the potential for winds of up to 224kmh, Higgins Storm Chasing has predicted.

48 hours in Brisbane: the game plan

YOU’VE got 48 hours in Brisbane to discover why the locals love the River City – it’s time to get busy.

The job every chocoholic dreams of...

Chris Thomson and Amy Sargeantson are the masterminds behind the Noosa Chocolate Factory.

THIS pair is living the life every chocoholic dreams of.

Wine and dine your way around Brisbane this summer

Brisbane has the best places to wine and dine.

NINE of the best places to wine and dine.

Four family-fun things to do in Brisbane this summer

Southbank is filled with fun and exciting things to do with the family.

A TOP destination, Brisbane has plenty on offer for family fun-times

How to do Christmas as an adult (kids don't get all the fun)

Don't miss the incredible Christmas displays on in Brisbane.

FANCY a kid-free festive Christmas adventure? Read on...

All eyes on Brissy boy Burns

Joe Burns will be looking to score a place in the Australian squad.

JOE Burns is out to prove himself this season.

Fashion forward at Brisbane’s best boutiques

Shop until you drop in Brisbane.

BRISBANE has blossomed into a fashion destination.

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

NINE exercises that will have you feeling great and looking ready for the beach in no time.

The two questions to ask before starting a new diet

Try this simple quiz to help choose a healthy eating plan

24 hours left to get a FREE Fitbit or NutriBullet!

One of these could be yours absolutely FREE with our latest digital subscriptions offer.

YOU’VE got just over 24 hours!

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

Apple Watch Series 2: Freedom to get moving

The Apple Watch Series 2 is waterproof to 50 metres

For those on a fitness kick, the new version with GPS is great

Sunshine Coast cracks the 10,000km mark

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

The Sunshine Coast has cracked the 10,000km mark!

Seven signs you're obsessed with your Fitbit

We're giving away a Fitbit Flex with our latest digital offer.

THERE is one warning Fitbit doesn't put on the packet...

PHOTOS: Collectors united for big fair in Maryborough

The Antique Collectable Fair was on October 22-23.

$100k to improve RV facilities in a Fraser Coast town

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Two other projects in the region have also received funding.

Library to air next classic film series at free event

USQ Fraser Coast's new $800,000 library.

The screenings are free but bookings are essential

VIDEO: Budding artists share why they love to create

ART FUN: Some of the St Helens State School who were involved in the Budding Arts Program, with instructor Josephine Frost.

St Helens State School students have been getting creative.

Help rescued pets by buying a cute pet calendar

ADORABLE PRESENT: The 2017 PETstock calendar will donate the proceeds to PetRescue, giving homeless pets the chance to find loving families.

They're $3 and now available from PETstock Hervey Bay.

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Something for young and old at annual antique fair

THE Maryborough Showground will again be turned into an old-style department store.

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Veteran photographer's work on show at gallery

Fraser Coast Chronicle chief photographer Alistair Brightman's photographic exhibition at Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery is on now. It's called 20twenty20 Vision - Views & News.

"In my free time I do a lot of landscape and nature photography."

Girls' Night In will help fight cancers: letter

Queensland women are staging a Girls' Night In to raise funds for cancer research ... and Fraser Coast women have been asked to join in.

The Girls' Night In draws on the power and impact of friendship.

$40 million Ozcare facility on track for completion in 2017

Crag Percival (L) managing director from Woollam Construction & Tony Godfrey (R) CEO of Ozcare

Construction of the three storey facility is on track

'Fire risk': Subaru to recall more than 22,000 cars

MY11 Subaru WRX STI Spec.R sedan front.

Modified or not, Subarus should be monitored

Maryborough's railway cafe turns two today

TURNING TWO: Familiar faces from Trax Cafe & Bar will celebrate the business' second birthday on Thursday.

To celebrate, they're having half-priced coffee all day.

A medical centre will open in Craignish next week

NEW CLINIC: What will be known as Craignish Medical Practice, will open in Craignish from Monday.

Demand for a clinic in Craignish has been heard.

FACEBOOK: This will change the way you shop forever

Online shopping is about to take a whole new direction.

This is the future of online shopping.

ACCC to probe News' purchase of ARM regional titles

Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Rod Sims.

Watchdog raises concerns about loss of competition in some markets

Torbanlea Picnic Races 2016

Torbanlea Picnic Races - (L) Jess Cox, Sarah Koehler, Nicole Blum and Pip Sheedy enjoying a day at the races.

Torbanlea Picnic Races turned on another day of fun, fashion and excitement.

Antiques and Collectables Fair

Antiques and Collectables Fair at the Maryborough Showgrounds - Conan and Jo Schmitzer and son Dexter from Maryborough.

Fraser Coast antique lovers and collectors gathered at Maryborough Showgrounds on...

Torbanlea Picnic Races 2016

Torbanlea Picnic Races - (L) Jess Cox, Sarah Koehler, Nicole Blum and Pip Sheedy enjoying a day at the races.

Torbanlea Picnic Races turned on another day of fun, fashion and excitement.

IKEA's beaut Ferry Harbour Home

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and transformed it into The IKEA Harbour Home.

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and...

Motorclassica 2016

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet at the 2016 Motorclassica motor show, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

2016 Motorclassica motor show, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Torbanlea Picnic Races 2016

Torbanlea Picnic Races - Jill Colwell on The GG leads the field into the home straight in the 1500m event.

Racing, fashion and fun from this years Torbanlea Picnic Races.

Fraser Coast Ability Awards

We talk to Melissa Dower at Friday's Fraser Coast Ability Awards.

One William Street

New government offices to open soon.

A brief tour of One William Street.

Airline wins right to weigh passengers to stop crashes

Strategy will also help airline save fuel

$20-million boost for Rocky's road upgrades

The expected route of the the Rockhampton Road Train Access upgrade.  Photo: Contributed

Federal Government announcement today about road funds

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Dad's desperate plea to treat daughter with cannabis oil

AMNESTY PLEA: Eight-year-old Suli has regressed to the equivalency of a one-month-old infant.

One dad's fight to treat his terminally ill girl with cannabis oil.

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Eddie Redmayne's stage fright on latest Harry Potter film

Actor Eddie Redmayne stars in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Actor felt like kid again when he got to film with a wand

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track

Looking for work? Here's 8 local jobs up for grabs right now

Hervey Bay Airport entrance.

There is a role for a full time legal administration clerk

700 Coast jobs to fill in one day across sectors

Joanna Kaczmarczyk and Barbara Kwiczala ready for the job show.

One day job bonanza with jobs from more than 60 employers

Queensland maintains credit rating despite govt spending

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Moody's notes extra spending on frontline services by govt

Why Glencore's mine reopening has some worried

Despite the good news, the CFMEU has some long-term concerns.

The longevity of the 200 jobs on offer has been questioned.

Thousands of new jobs to be created in health industry

Between 1400 to 1800 new health jobs on the Sunshine Coast will be created by the NDIS.

Get qualified to take advantage of job boom

'Husband for sale' for $35

When Trish and Ken Wilson moved from Sydney's Northern Beaches to Mackay for a lifestyle change, Mrs Wilson posted an ad on Facebook to find her husband work.

New to Mackay, woman explains: 'Why I put my husband on the market'

Can't get to Motorclassica? Here's your ticket

The automotive stars have come out to play at the 2016 Motorclassica motor show.

Check out modern and the classics featured at Motorclassica.

Nissan Navara King Cab road test and review

WORKHORSE: Nissan's Navara King Cab pickup proves a decent all-rounder without the Dual Cab price tag.

Solid workhorse and performance for those not needing the dual cab

Australia, are you ready to discovery some Soul?

GOT NO SOUL? A driveaway price of $24,990 and new style and kit means Kia is hopeful Australians finally give its boxy and very fun Soul model a bit of love.

Updated Kia Soul here to tempt you

It couldn't be closer: Australia's best seller for 2016

MONTHLY WINNER: Mazda3 was last month's best selling car in Australia, but still trails Toyota's Corolla and Hilux, Ford's Ranger and Hyundai's i30 as 2016's overall sales winner.

Only a hundred sales in it between our best-selling cars