Approaching whales in Strait will cost you: EHP

The maximum penalty for intentionally moving too close to a whale is $20,113.50 or an on-the-spot fine of $609.

Migaloo and other white whales have special protection

ALDI build begins in Urangan

OPENING SOON: Aldi in Maryborough Street opens on Wednesday 3 August.

Jobseekers are urged to get their resumes ready for a new store.

No need to inform public about brumbies on Fraser: QPWS

A brumby on Fraser Island.

The spokeswoman said public did not need to be concerned.







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What's On: Dinner to mark NAIDOC theme

The nationally celebrated NAIDOC week was held in early July.

Motor out to wide grounds for coral trout and snapper

TOP CATCH: Ash from Rockhampton hooked this nice snapper off Burrum Heads with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

In the Burrum bream have been found at Black Bank and the boat ramps

Avengers themed car will join line at Dunga Derby

Super Hero Day at Hervey Bay Hospital - staff members dress up in their favourite super hero outfits and are pictured with Michael and Amanda Christensen whose son Cooper passed away a year ago from brain cancer.

COOPER Christensen absolutely loved superheros.

Everyone will soon know about Hervey Bay's whales

Dr Trish and Wally Franklin are putting an educational resource together to share what they've learned after researching Hervey Bay whales for more than two decades.

MORE whales to swim past our shore compared to last season.

Nursery owners retire two years after serious crash

Granville couple decide to retire after 39 years of business

Community group will be moved to a new location

Participants at the Hervey Bay men's shed roll the boat they're building back into the shed after turning it right side up. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

HERVEY Bay Men’s Shed is about to get a new home.

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Childers festival, Rockin 4 a Cause and more on this weekend

There is plenty to do this weekend on the Fraser Coast.

Allison Baden-Clay would want you to show kindness

The late Allison Baden-Clay.

Day honours the late Allison Baden-Clay

Fun run to remember 12-year-old cancer victim raises $1100

12 yr old Savannah Buchan organizing a fun run to raise money for bone cancer in memory of school friend Bree Blucher.

The first Bree Blucher Memorial Fun Run was held on Saturday.

Coast Seniors Expo taking the community back to 50s

Beth Power loves dressing up in 1950s attire. So much so she is in the running to become Miss Pinup Australia.

The annual event will return to the Hervey Bay Baptist Church

What Woolworths job losses will mean for Fraser Coast

Woolworths has announced it will close 17 stores.

Seventeen underperformers will be closed down.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

THE man driving major changes at Woolworth, Brad Banducci, has a huge job ahead of him.

Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

This is despite the supermarket earning $2.5 billion for the year.

Funds for job-ready training in Maryborough

There is an emphasis oung people who participate trade certificates

WetSide Water Park takes out national award

Wetside Water Park, Hervey Bay - Oliver Hunt from Pomona couldn't get enough of the Flipside Boardride.

The Award was won in the "Travellers Choice" category

Eagle Boys Hervey Bay assures customers still making dough

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Stores across the network enjoyed record sales

Victory Village at Riverbend

A noble deed - Going of the grid and turning a dream into reality - Victory Castle at Riverbend -

A tour through what could be the only medieval working village in the southern...

Classic Jaguar Enthusiasts Club

Classic Jaguar Enthusiasts Club get together for morning tea at Craignish - Neil and Sharyn Coveney from Brisbane and their 1948 Mark IV 3.5 litre.

Classic Jaguar Enthusiasts Club get together for morning tea at Craignish.

VMR Reel Buoys Toys

Volunteer Marine Rescue Reel Buoys Toys buy, sell and swap day at Seafront Oval. Bob Bosanquet from Pacific Haven and his 2.5m tender that has two oars power.

Hervey Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue Reel Buoys Toys buy, sell and swap day at...

Combined Churches Floral Art Display

Combined Churches Floral Art Display at the John Paul Centre, St. Josephs Catholic Church in Pialba - Antonia Walker takes a look at the St. James Lutheran College display.

Combined Churches Floral Art Display at the John Paul Centre, St. Josephs Catholic...

Hervey Bay Mens Shed 7.8m boat

(L) Ian Jones (pres) and Brian Rowe (sec) of the Hervey Bay Mens Shed with the 7.8m boat built by the group and now up for sale.

After years of sweat and love by members of the Hervey Bay Men's Shed, their 7.8 m...

Maryborough's beautiful banyan tree

Maryborough Queens Park banyan tree.

Maryborough's banyan tree is an iconic location for locals and visitors to...

Daniel Morcombe film: plea for support

Bruce and Denise put the call out for money to support a film about the search for Daniel Morecombe

Bruce and Denise Morcombe need your help to gt a film about the search for Daniel...

Combined Churches Floral Art Display

Combined Churches Floral Art Display at the John Paul Centre, St. Josephs Catholic Church in Pialba.

The Hervey Bay Combined Churches Floral Art Display is on show at the John Paul...

Hervey Bay Mens Shed Boat

The Hervey Bay Mens Shed 7.8m boat built by the group and now up for sale.

Hervey Bay Men's Shed puts its 7.8 m boat up for sale.

This magnificent castle will fill you with dread once inside

River cruise passengers marvel at Marksburg Castle as it rises high above the Rhine. The castle dates back to 1117.

Marksburg will make you yearn for modern comforts after visiting

It's time to bring pork back from its fat-induced exile

Brining meat adds salt so you don't need to add more at the table.

The secret to tender, juicy pork every time

Artist's brush with fate

It's written and expertly paced to keep readers turning the pages

The tough road of learning to drive

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why do automatic cars cost more when manuals are harder to get?

GREEN THUMB: Peaceful floral display

Tibouchina Peace Baby.

Peace Baby may offer year-round blooms in warmer climes

Australia's best Bachelor yet

The Bachelor Richie Strahan with host Osher Gunsberg.

Do we currently have the best on our hands?

Drowning Pool gig review at Max Watt's

Drowning Pool played Brisbane with A Breach of Silence and She Cries Wolf at the Max Watt's House of Music.

Drowning Pool prove that 'bodies' hit the floor when they play

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles

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

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Fraser Coast employment: 6 jobs up for grabs right now

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

Are you a mechanic looking for work on the Fraser Coast?

12 places in Toowoomba you can get a job right now

Sunshine Coast cabinetmaker Todd Bull took out the Furniture Industry Association of Australia national design award for his unique and 'flawless' table.

Looking for a job? Here are 12 places hiring right now

5 jobs available on the Fraser Coast now

Casual and full time jobs available on the Fraser Coast.

Boss tells worker: Show me proof grandma died

"Show me proof grandma died."

Mercedes-Benz E-Class road test and review

BRAVE NEW WORLD: 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class a masterclass of tech, safety features and luxury

Benz's new E-Class arrives with semi-autonomous features

Doris proud owner of 7th Subaru and Gympie's first Levorg

TRUE BELIEVERS: Ali Zengin and Doris Chambers are unashamed Subaru fans.

Nanna becomes the proud owner of her seventh consecutive Subaru

Mid-life refresh for popular Mazda3

FRESH-FACED: The popular Mazda3 now has improved driving dynamics and safety.

The latest edition of the Mazda3 is available from August 1.

Road test review: Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium

The 2016 model Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium.

We road test the Subaru Outback Premium with a diesel engine.

Road test review: Volkswagen Amarok Highline

The VW Amarok.

We road test the VW Amarok Highline dual cab ute.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury comes automated

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is packed with impressive technology.