Lockout laws are not a solution

Fraser Coast Chronicle journalist, Eliza Wheeler. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Your Say: Will closing bottle shops at 10 pm stop violence?

Locals dig deep to fill tins after donations taken

THANK YOU: Guide Dogs Queensland representative Nerida Hepple hands over a new tin to Top of the Bay Bakery manager Lamey.

Donations have poured in after locals found out tins were taken

 






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Phar Lap: A true Aussie legend. Even if he was a Kiwi

Our friends at Bundaberg Rum want to hear your memories of our sporting legends. What's your favourite Phar Lap story?

King Wally: Just say you love him or start packing

Wally Lewis is a true legend of sport. One of only eight Immortals of the great game of rugby league. He was arguably the greatest five-eighth of all time.

The king ruled rugby league when men were really men.

Anna Meares: Even a broken neck couldn't stop her

If we watched more track cycling outside the Olympic schedule, we would be speaking about Anna as one of our greatest ever athletes. No question.

The most courageous effort by any athlete in our Olympic history

Mick Doohan: Unbeatable (but not unbreakable)

Australia's Mick Doohan celebrates his victory in the 500cc British Motorcycle Grand Prix at Donington Park, Leicestershire, August 17 1997, making him World Champion for the fourth year running. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Tough Mick Doohan is a mass of nuts, bolts and steel.

Allan Border: From Captain Grumpy to national hero

Australian cricketer Allan Border batting against South Africa in a one day international at Melbourne, Australia, 9th December 1993. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

AB was a rugged little leftie who didn’t fit the mould.

Darren Lockyer, heartbreaker (especially if you're Blue)

Locky is one of the all-time great rugby league stars without question.

Even NSW fans have a soft spot for our Locky

'Dipper' DiPierdomenico: More than a massive moustache

1988:  Robert DiPierdomenico of Hawthorn celebrates his win in the VFL Grand Final match against Melbourne. Picture: Allsport Australia/ALLSPORT

Why an eccentric Hawthorn player is an Aussie legend

North Queensland hit by 1 in 100 year rainfall

NORTH Queensland has recorded 1 in 100 year rainfall events overnight with some locations experiencing 180mm of rain within two hours.

UPDATE: Storm chasers expect cyclone to form

UPDATE: BOM updates chance of a tropical cyclone forming to between 5 and 20% by the weekend.

VIDEO: Police to continue search for body of missing man

8.55am: POLICE say the search continues this morning for the man - or the body of the man - who stole a vehicle and drove it into floodwaters on the weekend.


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Photos of you reptiles

Enjoying quiet time

SNAKES ALIVE: Our Facebook community have shared photos of their reptiles with...

Fraser Coast Sports Plus Expo

Sparks Dance Centre members - Breanna Davis (left), Chloe Ernst, Jorja Signitzer, Seattle Michel, Savannah Ernst, Amelia Davis and Ruby Gibbs - meet the Ace Tennis Club mascot at the Fraser Coast Sports Expo in Hervey Bay on Sunday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Thousands enjoyed all the action of the Fraser Coast's first-ever Sports Plus Expo...

Xavier College Swimming Carnival

Xavier Catholic College - swimming carnival. Year 7 Buthu students (L) Nellie Davis and Chantelle McCarthy cheered for their house until they were blue in the face. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

All the colour, fashion and swimming from the Xavier Catholic College's swimming...

Images from the scene of the Cherwell fatal on February 4

Cherwell fatal.

A fatal crash at Cherwell claimed the life of a 29-year-old woman just before 6am...

Storms mean estuaries only place to hook a catch

Casey Whittaker caught this blue salmon in the Mary River off from Beaver Rock. It was 70cm and about 4.5kg. Photo Contributed / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Whiting, bream and flat-head have been reported from mouth of river

Coast’s world-class sailor takes a new tack in global career

Stacey Jackson on the bow of Team SCA during the last Volvo Ocean Race.

Sunshine Coast sailor joins all-woman crew for Sailing Arabia tour

IN DEEP: Colourful dive at Jew Shoal site

A nudibranch.

Jew Shoal lies just north of Noosa Heads in Laguna Bay

Beer & BS: Roothy tells how to keep an old truck running

John Rooth's old faithful Milo: It’s not that hard to keep an old truck flush in new parts

John Rooth lifts the lid on diesel power and Chooka’s latest hairdo.

12V tips: Five easy 4WD upgrades you can do at home

It’s a pretty safe bet there’s been more than a few divorces due to warm steaks, burnt fuses and wives tripping over tent pegs sticking out of the ground in the dark.

A few 12V upgrades can make 4WDing a whole lot more comfortable.

Camp cooking: Whip up a feast from whatever you've got

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

Sometimes I just make things up to suit whatever’s in the truck.

Qld mates on MKR

Mates Alex and Gareth think they have what it takes to win My Kitchen Rules.

Two mates from Queensland compete on My Kitchen Rules.

Lifeline Main Street reopens its doors

Restored and reopened - Lifeline Main Street in Hervey Bay has reopened its doors...

Queensland's First Cereal Cafe

Cereal Addiction on Main Street Hervey Bay claims to be the first cereal café to...

Multi-million-dollar city mansion up for sale

PREMIUM PROPERTY: One of Toowoomba’s most stunning houses, 36 Tourist Rd, has gone on the market.

Luxurious East Toowoomba property offers spectacular views

Selling Houses is team back to save more Aussie homeowners

Charlie Albone, Andrew Winter and Shaynna Blaze star in the TV series Selling Houses Australia.

ANDREW Winter and Shaynna Blaze reflect on nine seasons.

Australia has second-least affordable housing in the word

Australia is still one of the least affordable places to live

Coles dumps most annoying part of self-serve checkout

Self service checkouts, annoying yet convenient.

Unexpected item at self-serve checkouts? Those days could be over

Simple 15-minute test a ticket to instant happiness

Being with God and having time with family is what makes me happy most often.

Could a 15-minute exercise be the key to instant happiness?

Tiny, rare albino turtle found on Sunshine Coast beach

A rare albino turtle found on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Adrienne Savage via Facebook

Alby was one of 122 hatchlings making journey from nest