Wide Bay is "ready to go” if successful in pursuit of Tobruk

The cargo ship HMAS Tobruk may be scuttled in the Great Sandy Strait in a few years.

Hinkler MP Keith Pitt has supported the project for three years.

Salter Oval incident will not threaten clubs' participation

Bundaberg police on the scene at Salter Oval after a up to 100 people where invovled in a brawl at a junior game.

Fraser Coast clubs will not be affected by the weekend's incidents.

Wallaroos bounce Maryborough Brothers in under-18s final

Wallaroos' Roger Rainbow.

Roos coach Robertson told his troops their season starts Tuesday.







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Cracking time to be had by all at Bauple nut bash

IF YOU'RE looking for a cracking good time head out to the Bauple Nut Bash Festival this weekend.

Explosion of colour at Seafront for Colourburst Challenge

SEA OF COLOUR: Colourburst Challenge participant, 7-year-old Tilly Tate was among 150 people who raised money for cancer on the Seafront Oval on Saturday.

A debut event saw Seafront oval transformed into a sea of colour.

Telehealth saves Fraser Coast residents travel time

HEALTH INNOVATION: Clinical nurses Naomi Williams (on screen) and Jenine Horrocks encourage residents to consider using the available Telehealth service of having doctor appointments through a video. Photo Anastassia Perets / Central and North Burnett Times

There is a growth in telehealth users.

Fraser Coast drivers urged to be aware of big rigs

Emergency services arrive at a rollover near Hervey Bay.

RESPECT the difference in size: RACQ

We could get more charter flights to Fraser Coast airport

10 years of jets at Hervey Bay Airport - Virgin flight arrives from Sydney. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Optimistic for more charter flights to come to Hervey Bay.

AUSTSWIM teacher wins national recognition

Swim teacher Kristy Brown (centre) was presented with the 2016 Queensland AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults Award

Kristy is now a nominee for the National AUSTSWIM awards

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Die-hard fan's 34 magic Gympie Muster years

FROM it's humble beginnings in 1982, the Gympie Music Muster has grown into one of the biggest festivals in the country.

John Williamson winding up for another Gympie Muster

John Williamson is bringing some new songs and artists to this year's Muster.

John Williamson is back and ready to put on his best show ever

House Rules winners to visit Fraser Coast

HEADED OUR WAY: Dalby twins and cute country boys Luke and Cody Cook are headed to the Fraser Coast for an event that will raise money for Hervey Bay Hospital's maternity ward.

The twins, who hail from Dalby, won this year's edition

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Top five builders on the Fraser Coast as voted by you

(L) Ross and Angela Scott from Bungalow with Craignish homeowners Debbie and Kirk Billing - and the house that won their company an award. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

You vote for your favourite builders on the Fraser Coast

A new Buzz in Hervey Bay, but what exactly is it?

Buzers owner David Denny said heavy renovation work had gone in to make the motel open to the public. Beautifying the outside is a vital step to the motel reaching its potential.

New business on the shores of Torquay.

Oceans Resort takes out gold in 2016 choice awards

Oceans Resort and Spa Hervey Bay - housekeeper Meriam Tynan holds the award that the resort won.

The resort won against other national and NZ resorts

Your favourite hairdressing salons on the Fraser Coast

Headlines Hair & Beauty - Joanne Walter. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

We’ve counted the votes and revealed the top five salons

BRL: U18s minor semi final

Wallaroos' Luke Barry. Bundaberg Rugby League under-18s minor semi final: Wallaroos v Maryborough Brothers at Salter Oval, Bundaberg.

Some of the action from the Bundaberg Rugby League under-18s minor semi final...

Jeep's Greatest Hits

2011 Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush. Photo: Contributed

We look at some of the landmark and memorable 4x4 offerings from Jeep's proud 75...

Jeep 75th Anniversary Specials

Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition launched as part of celebrations for Jeep's 75th anniversary. Photo: Thomas Wielecki

Jeep 75th Anniversary Specials in the South Australian outback, marking...

BRL reserve grade semi

Seagulls' Jayden Johnson. Bundaberg Rugby League reserve grade major semi final: Hervey Bay Seagulls v Maryborough Brothers at Salter Oval, Bundaberg.

Some of the action from the Bundaberg Rugby League reserve grade major semi final...

Fraser Coast's medieval village

Open day at the Victory Village at Riverbend west of Tiaro - Steve Bryson and Jenni Ghill from Maryborough.

It was a blast to the past at Victory Village at Riverbend's open day on Sunday...

Jupiter in pictures

Jupiter's north polar region in an image taken by Juno spacecraft as it approached the planet. The spacecraft performed its first successful fly-by on August 27 out of 36 in total. Images from the fly-by will be much closer than this one, which was taken more than 700,000km away from Jupiter. The first fly-by passed about 4200km from Jupiter's clouds.

The best views of Jupiter and its moons captured by NASA since the first Voyager 1...

Watch: Cyclist rammed from behind in Darwin

A Darwin cyclist is run down by driver.

Video from Cycle.org.au of the moment a cyclist is smashed by 4WD.

Britney Spears the latest to do Carpool Karaoke

Soft vocals from Pop star cops criticism.

Pop star accused of lip-syncing her own songs as she rides along with James...

Thor was on Vacation during Captain America 3

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Marvel releases short film to explain where Thor and The Hulk were during Captain...

How to stop your pet dying from tick paralysis

An engorged female paralysis tick. Note there is a circle around the tick’s anus – hence the name I. holocyclus. Photo: Rob Webster

Some 10,000 dogs are affected each year, 5% of them fatally.

Seven photos of tiger cubs that will melt your heart

How cute do these guys want to be?! Photo: contributed

IF YOU'RE having a bad day, these photos will turn that around.

OH BABY: First photos of baby whale born off Mooloolaba

First photos of a baby whale born off Mooloolaba.

How a "quiet" whale was actually waiting to give birth

Why officers want to approve 'contentious' mosque'

How the Garden City Mosque will look upon completion of the expansion. Photo Contributed

Mosque was razed by two arson attacks last year

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

REVEALED: The time you're most likely to get a flat battery

IT WON’T START: Car batteries can be tricky buisness.

If your car wouldn't start this morning you're not alone

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Mick Jagger to pay £2.5m to the woman carrying his baby

Mick Jagger is reportedly paying millions to pregnant ballerina

Navy man Keller ready to marry a perfect stranger

Former Navy engineer Keller is a participant in season three of Married At First Sight.

Tattoos are just the surface of Married At First Sight groom.

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa

Generous community lends helping hand to M'boro jobseeker

Desperate to work before his third baby arrives - Maryborough concretor Andrew Roberts is searching for an answer to his lack of employment.  Pictured with April, Isabella and partner Jaime-Lee Henningsen.

THE Fraser Coast community is helping a Maryborough jobseeker.

Father willing to do anything to work

DESPERATE: Maryborough concreter Andrew Roberts is searching for a job ... any job. He is pictured here with April, Isabella and partner Jaime-Lee Henningsen.

Andrew Roberts is just one example of the Fraser Coast's crisis

Promise of 250 jobs from Mackay region project

Bakers Creek - Corner of Cook Lane and Main Street.

Developer has promised 250 construction jobs, $316M in activity

Virtual reality used to engage unemployed young people

National Job Link uses virtual reality about working in the real world to engage young people unemployed or disassociated from school.

"If you can build their confidence, they can do anything,”

EXCLUSIVE: Charleville set to get abattoir in 2017

John Burey plans to convert his kangaroo meatwork facility to slaughter cattle.

Charleville's Kangaroo works are set to reopen in 2017.

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Infiniti Q30 crossover small SUV road test and review

EDGY CROSSOVER: Striking looks, decent kit and plenty of premium features give the German small SUVs something to think about as the Infiniti Q30 joins the party.

Nissan's premium arm joins the small SUV party

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Twenty roadsters being produced, and they're all already sold

Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

PRIDE AND JOY: Rob White with his treasured timber boat, something he had always wanted to own.

Mackay waterski enthusiast loves his wooden boat

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe road test and review

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Prestige Mercedes C300 Coupe has blinding good looks and performance to match.

Stunning coupe pulls the heart strings

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market