Paramedic saves kids from burning home and receives award

HONOURED: Maryborough paramedic Lyle Oppermann receives a bravery award at Government House for saving two children and their mother from a house fire. photo Contributed / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Maryborough paramedic gets award for saving kids and mum.

Top crime hot spots across the Fraser Coast

Has your area been targeted by thieves or vandals?

Orchid House to host two popular events in October

With more people now spending time in their spring gardens, the Orchid House will host two popular events this month.

Learn how to grow and re-pot orchids at home.


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Psychic Fair, Oct 3.

Hervey Bay's Ministry of Angels held a psychic Fair on Saturday - Rev. Debbie Skye gave readings at the fair. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

SPIRITUAL MEANING: A psychic fair was held at Pialba's Masonic Centre, Oct 3.

Orchid Society's Annual show

Hervey Bay Orchid Society's Annual flower show - there wasn't just orchids for sale. Maureen Hall, Nancy Ashton and Robyn Edward.

Hervey Bay Orchid Society's Annual flower show impressed guests over the weekend of...

M'Boro Hospital staff reunion

HOSPITAL REUNION: Dr Veruthaslam Padayachey, former senior medical officer and medical superintendent at the Maryborough Hospital and his wife Hazel, inspect a model of the doctor's residence they lived in for 32 years at the Maryborough Hospital grounds. Photo Hannah Baker / Fraser Coast Chronicle

TOGETHER AGAIN: More than 150 former staff at the Maryborough Hospital met up...

Eli Creek fire, Oct 4.

Fire crews worked tirelessly to control a bushfire, of unknown cause, opposite Point Vernon's Eli Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant. Back Burning was performed to contain the fire. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

FIRE CONTROLLED: Fire crews worked tirelessly to control a bushfire, of unknown...

Adorable dingo pups pick Broncos for NRL grand final win

These little cuties have used highly sophisticated science to predict the outcome of the 2015 NRL grand final.

Australia Zoo's adorable dingo pups have tipped the Brisbane Broncos to win Sunday...

Audi RS3 Sportback

Audi has launched the most powerful compact hot hatch in Australia, the RS3 Sportback.

Australia's most powerful compact hot hatch: Audi's RS3 Sportback


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OPINION: Weather is great to wet a line on the Fraser Coast

Jesse with a nice cod caugt on charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

Glam weather made for some great boating and fishing

Good fishing welcomes tourists to the Great Sandy Strait

Amanda Drury from Freedom Fishing Supplies.

The Urangan Pier is a great place to go for a family day out

Servicing modern 4WD diesels - the evils of carbon

Carbon is a distasteful word whether politically or mechanically

Best of the bush: Home is where the heart is

I had no idea what to expect. Last time I dropped over that last hill the place had been deserted. No signs of the road, not much of a track.

Behind the scenes as Roothy and co head back to where it all began

Coffs Harbour to Birdsville – the long way

On our way to Haddon Corner before heading to the Burke and Wills Dig Tree.

Birdsville races and back via the Corner Country and Flinders Ranges

Tread lightly: Are you doing your bit to keep tracks open?

The public perception is against us offroaders.

M'Boro hospital, Oct 3-4.

CLASS OF 1975: Former nurses at Maryborough Hospital, Redcliffe woman Barbara Lay and her friend, Maryborough woman Chris Murree (nee Jacobs), point to themselves in a nurse school graduation photo. Photo Hannah Baker / Fraser Coast Chronicle

REUNION: Watch former Maryborough Hospital staff recall the goods times. Fraser...

Swan Lake, Oct 2.

BALLET DREAMS: Dundowran woman Catherine Wight stands between River Heads’ Vikki Logan (L) and Tiaro’s Glenis Rosentreter just before the Swan Lake ballet performance.

SWAN LAKE: Watch audience comments on the Imperial Russian Ballet Company's...

Hervey Bay PCYC, Orchid Show, Oct 3-4.

Hervey Bay Orchid Society's Annual flower show -

FLOWER POWER: Watch the winners of the Orchid Show at the Hervey Bay PCYC, Oct 3...

Final lots in Ipswich golf estate released

MOVING IN: Builders keep busy at Golf Links Estate at Leichhardt as the first three stages released a year ago sell out.

New developers turn around stalled housing project at Country Club

Low house prices make Warwick investors dream

Warwick real estate agent Helen Harm sas the Southern Downs is ripe for long-term investors

6.6% drop in median sale price in Warwick and 6.4% in Stanthorpe

Toowoomba house prices increase 40% in five years

Toowoomba City leads the way on house price rises

4 trees that gamed biology (and their tiny, tiny seeds)

Sequoia National Park - General Sherman Tree - Panorama By World Wide Gifts [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

You might look at seeds differently after reading this

Ford Everest SUV road test

BIG BRUISER: Everest joins the ranks of seven-seat SUV models built on ute underpinnings, in Ford's case the hugely capable Ranger 4x4.

Eagerly awaited big Ford SUV is underpinned by Ranger ute

Pets and their owners line up for a blessing at St Mark’s

BLESSED: Geoff Farmer, Rev. Julie Simpson, Rev. Barbara Diery, Rev. Kaye Pitman and Joel Farmer with Rocky at the blessing of the pets at St Mark’s Anglican Church.

Church offers pet blessings on feast day of animal-lover St Francis