OPINION: After a horror week, can Council recover?

Fraser Coast Regional Council in the Maryborough council chambers.

Valid questions need to be asked of council after this week.

Bunnings supports Salvos ahead of Christmas

DIG DEEP: Bunnings team member Tam Geritz asks you to join her in supporting The Salvos.

Supporting your local Salvation Army at Bunnings.

Meet Santa at wildlife sanctuary markets

Spirit, 8 months old white dingo, is looking forward to meeting Christmas market revellers at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary.

Santa at the Sanctuary will be at the markets on December 18.






How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

A banger of a summer music festival line-up

The music gods are shining on Brisbane this music season; get there!

THIS season, there really is something for all music tastes.

Everything you knew was on in Brisbane just got better

Don't miss the Brisbane International this summer.

IF IT is diversity you want, Brisbane is the place to get it.

Knock over your whole Christmas shopping list in one hit

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BRISBANE City is synonymous with incredible shopping – ask anyone.

Discover the city like a local

See the city like a local, and on the back of a bike!

THE Brisbane Greeters tours are everything you want and more.

How to cram all this Christmas goodness into one day

The kids will love the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Brisbane this year.

KIDS are spoilt for choice when it comes to Christmas fun.

Cheers to seven of the best bars in Brisbane

There are stacks of cool bars in Brisbane - you'll just have to stay the while and check out all of them!

CHOOSING where to drink comes with great responsibility.

How to beat the bulge this Christmas

'TIS the season for festive food, celebratory bubbles and parties aplenty....and a few extra kilos not on your Christmas wishlist.

KICK THE KILOS: Mackay jumps ahead of Bundy

Who will take out the glory? Just two weeks to go in the ARM Kick the Kilos competition.

MACKAY has finally jumped in front of Bundaberg.

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

Women who go running aren't looking for sex with you

Keeping the kilos off for good takes commitment

Losing weight is only part of the challenge

FINAL WEEK: Get fit for summer with Sally

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

It's the last week of our getting fit for summer with Sally series

Diet trumps exercise in battle of the bulge

It takes a lot of work to burn off your favourite foods

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Fraser Coast performers bring magical tale to life

Theatre lovers of the Fraser Coast, keep next weekend free – Z-Pac theatre’s latest performance is coming up.

Have you downloaded the Fraser Coast Chronicle app yet?

Browsing the Fraser Coast Chronicle App - Katrina Pitman.

It helps busy readers, like Katrina Pitman, keep up with news.

Make sure to pick up your free Christmas lights guide today

Christmas lights around the South Burnett.

Want to go see the Christmas lights but not sure where to go?

Bay retiree saved wounded in attack on Pearl Harbour

RSL Care Baycrest resident Mary McDonald was a nurse at Pearl Harbour when the bombs dropped in.

December 7, 1941 was the day that bombs fell from the sky.

Wednesday market approved for Urangan Pier

Keith Jones - President of the Urangan Pier Park Community Markets with petition to hold markets on a Wednesday.

A council motion was passed to allow for the extra day.

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Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

THERE is a timeless quality to many of Lee Kernaghan's songs, but one in particular has stood the test of time.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Where to meet Santa on the Fraser Coast these holidays

Santa Claus is coming to the Fraser Coast. Four year old Jorja Dowman has been visiting Santa in the shopping centre since she was just six months old.

Don't miss your chance to tell him what's on your wishlist!

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

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Up to 75 jobs could be created with 30 speciality stores

An $8 million revamp is underway at Maryborough Central Shopping Centre.

The leasing team are currently in negotiations with key retailers.

International visitor numbers going up on Fraser Coast

The region saw 136,000 visitors in the year to September 2016.

REVAMP: Upgrade underway at Maryborough's McDonald's

Maryborough's McDonalds restaurant is currently undergoing an upgrade.

See what the upgrades to the Maryborough McDonald's will include.

Coast gymnasts jump and flip

Wide Bay Gymnastics Club medal carnival - Level three's Rollea Clarke.

Wide Bay Gymnastics Club medal carnival was held last month.

2016 in pictures: The moments that made history

Turkish Coast Guard personnel help refugees as they swim with buoys, after they toppled over a fishermen dinghy en route to Greece on January 22, 2016 in Didim district of Aydin, Turkey. 4 refugees body including 3 children pulled out of the water as Turkish coast guard personnel rescued 43 others.

Getty images has released its best images from 2016.

PHOTO COMP: Camera club winners

A Grade - 1st Rosemarie Edwards - The Look

These are some of the Hervey Bay Camera Club projected image winners.

Intellectual impairment doesn't stop Jayde from goals

Maryborough's Jade Wood may be intellectually impaired and legally blind, but that doesn't stop him from creating audio music segments for a community radio station.

Each week Jayde submits a USB with audio files he creates through a program where...

Mick Jagger a Dad again at 73

A father again at 73.

Eighth child for Rolling stone front man.

Earthquake strikes Indonesia where Tsunami devastated

Earthquake devastates same area struck by 2004 Tsunami.

100's dead and injured after 6.5 quake.

Ford Everest Trend RWD launched, $5000 cheaper than the 4x4

URBAN CHOICE: The new Ford Everest Trend RWD is $5000 cheaper than its AWD namesake, making it the more cost-effective option for city dwellers not needing 4x4 abilities

Ford gives buyers the cheaper Everest they've been asking for

LETTER: Hard to put faith in driverless cars

The minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey MP visited Queensland Raceway to officially launch the automated driving project to have cars fitted with Bosch technology.

How many really want to trust their life to a computer?

Brown snake kills puppy in suburban Toowoomba

If you do notice your dog barking at a snake, call it away and keep your eye on the snake, then call a licenced snake catcher.

Puppy, which was not yet 4-months-old

'That's not a brown!': Rare snake found lurking

Snakes have an inoffensive nature and are reluctance to bite

OPINION: The secret to giving a great gift

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GIFTS are basically a form of communication

Mum's honest post about parenting goes viral

But it isn't the photo that's made it go viral. It is the caption.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Robert Irwin, wildlife photographer

SNAPPER: Apart from wildlife, photography is Robert Irwin's great passion.

Steve's boy has a passion for photography

Louis Tomlinson's tribute to late mother

Louis Tomlinson's new single is a tribute to his late mother.

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

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JOBS: Adani seeking workers for Bowen office

Adani has advertised jobs for their Bowen office.

Jobs advertised online by mining company

New supermarket: jobseekers, get your resumes ready

HOW TO APPLY: The 150 new jobs to be created in Maryborough will need both experienced and inexperienced workers.

The new supermarket will open in January.

10 jobs up for grabs on the Fraser Coast right now

A list of ten jobs available right now.

No degree needed: 5 jobs up for grabs on the Fraser Coast

Building approvals in central Queensland have risen in the last quarter, but are well behind for the 12 months.

UPDATE: Need a job but don't have a degree?

$512 million motorway upgrade creates 1300 jobs

Traffic congestion is an issue at the intersection of Wembley Road and the Logan Motorway.

$512 million project gets the green light from State Government

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School run scorcher: Audi SQ7 road test and review

FLAGSHIP: Audi’s new SQ7 TDI features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel offering 320kW, 900Nm and a 0-100kmh time of 4.9-seconds. An electric-powered compressor all but eliminates turbo lag from low range. This tech and safety-filled SUV costs from $153,616 before on-roads.

$153,000 ultimate Q7 cracks 100kmh in under five seconds

M3-beating 375kW Alfa Romeo Giulia QV arriving in February

RAPID ALFA: A genuine BMW M3 and Merc-AMG C63 hunter, Giulia QV boasting a 375kW twin-turbo V6 hits 100kmh in 3.9-seconds and goes on to over 300kmh.

Range-topping Giulia cracks 100kmh in under four seconds

2018 Holden Commodore is officially revealed

BREAKING COVER: The next-generation Holden Commodore has been revealed in sleek Liftback form.

First images of new Commodore released by Holden

Touring variant of CX-5 coming in 2017

The next generation Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV will arrive in Australia during the first half of 2017.

There wil be a new mid-spec CX-5 next year.

Ferrari’s ideal family car? Four-seat GTC4 Lusso T arrives

FAST FOR FOUR: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T's 449kW/760Nm twin-turbo V8 slings the family to 100kmh in 3.5 seconds.

$500,000 family Ferrari aimed at cashed-up younger shoppers

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