PHOTOS: Big turnout for Wide Bay Rodders' Show and Shine

THE Wide Bay Rodders’ ninth annual Show and Shine at Pialba State School was tagged as the biggest yet.

PHOTOS: Pro Bull Riding a non-stop show

ROUGH RIDE: Troy Wilkinson on Unearthed.

The Pro Bull Riding Live Series was non-stop action on Saturday

Passer-by puts fire out on Main Street

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The fire sparked just before 9.30pm on Sunday.

There’s heaps to do on the Fraser Coast this May

This VE Holden Commodore got the crowd on their feet with a marvellous burnout at the Maryborough Speedway. Photo: Hayden Johnson/ Fraser Coast Chronicle

Check out our list of things to do on the Fraser Coast this month

PUBFEST ACTION: High spirits, lower numbers for PubFest 2016

Shaun Mitchell, Kaitlyn Perkins, 'Lord' Jordan Dowden and Edon King at the 2016 World's Greatest Pub Fest in Maryborough. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

PHOTOS: Did we capture a photo of you at this year's event?

Father calls for pontoon safety following death of son

Memorial service for Joel Winterton at the park below the Lamington Bridge where he drowned. Friends farewell him with a floral tribute from the pontoon he was fishing from. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Investigations are needed regarding the best way to improve safety

Fraser Is one of state’s top honeymoon spots

Shannon White married William Krisanski on February 20, 2016, at William's parents' property overlooking Wivenhoe Dam.

Fraser Island was listed at number eight on the blog

Cities snap up designated Coast funds

Cash money Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

The Fraser Coast is just one of many regions missing out on funding

Fraser Coast gets its fair share: MPs

Only $12 million has been secured since the grants started last year

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Smart fellas smile and nod to keep the peace

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

Men don't like talking, or thinking, about difficult topics

Weekend Wellness: Mum’s the word for sound advice

Experience and motherly wisdom help add flavour and life to romance

The Captain kicks butt, but...

From left: Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Bucky/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in a scene from Civil War.

Captain America Vs Iron Man in an epic show-down that works for fans

OPINION: Not a fan of Thermomix

Author T.J. Hamilton.

I feel like I’m a dying breed; I don’t own a Thermomix

MY SAY: Nothing funny about weddings

Sunshine Coast Daily deputy editor and columnist Damian Bathersby.

HANDS up if you cry at weddings

OPINION: Refugee policy shames us all for our silence

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Fortunately good people have always been willing to stand up

Third motocross rider airlifted over the long weekend

Paramedics treat a patient at Coochin Creek.

Man suffers chest injuries after hitting a tree at speed

Mail thief makes off with surprising loot

A wedding cake topper is a small model that sits on top of the wedding cake and it might not have been what the thief was hoping for.

She said the person had taken the package from her mailbox

Man charged with armed robbery spree in Toowoomba

Police have declared Boonah safe after a bomb threat was reported this morning.

The man demanded money from a male staff member and fled the scene

Climbers rescued after night trapped on Mt Beerwah

Backup rescue climbers heading towards the mountain.

Two men have been spared a second cold night on Mt Beerwah

Support for women facing discrimination at work may end soon

Liberal Senator for Western Australia Michaelia Cash  Photo: Lisa Benoit / Morning Bulletin

Vital support for women may close if funding is cut off

“Does your donation count or cost?" bin dumping report out

Dumpers are saving money by taking their rubbish to these charity bins so they don’t have to pay dump fees.

Report into charity bin dumping released

Adani’s ability to access new loan unknown

$5 billion legislation is likely to be debated in Senate tomorrow

Morrison confirms wealthy Aussies will pay more tax on super

Treasurer Scott Morrison outside The Treasury as part of a media opportunity in Canberra, Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Wealthy Australians will pay more tax on their superannuation

PM promises substantial changes to tax in budget

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

There will be "substantial" changes to the tax system

Government slammed for Gonski funding failure

Scott Morrison

Government slammed for “short-changing students”

Call for election ballots to be Aussie made, not Chinese

The Queensland Labor Party have selected Benarkin resident Liz Hollens-Riley to run in Nanango.

We could wind up casting votes on Chinese-made ballots

Australian woman believed to be kidnapped in Afghanistan

A supplied image obtained Friday, April 29, 2016 of Australian aid worker Katherine (Kerry) Jane Wilson. The Perth woman was reportedly taken by a group of armerd men in military uniforms from her office in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan. Her father has issued an emotional plea for her safe return.

Father of an woman apparently kidnapped has pleaded for her return

Images show impact of Vanuatu quake

The aftermath of the quake. Photo / Facebook page of Vanuatu Daily Post

The quake struck 31km east of Lakatoro and was at a depth of 10km.

Fury as London mayor claims Hitler a 'Zionist'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to deny the party had a “problem with anti-Semitism” after Ken Livingstone, one of his oldest political allies, suggested Adolf Hitler was a Zionist.

Labor leader forced to suspend friend from party after MPs anger

DASHCAM: Motorist's near collision with flying debris

Video captures Warrego Hwy motorist almost colliding with chipboard

M'boro mum wants to nit-pick for a living

Lauren Wilson hopes to open a head-lice removal business and remove the stigma around nits.

Lauren Wilson hopes to open a head-lice removal business.

‘Puppy’ and Bella reunited after piñata Spotlight adventures

Spotlight staff member Kerrie Gomboc with Bella and mum Tara Birse and her toy puppy she was reunited with. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Staff at Spotlight posed the pup in a series of creative photos

10 years on, Maccas burger, fries still very preserved

It may be 10 years old, but this burger still hasn't gone mouldy. Photo / Reddit

Image of 10 year old burger and fries enough to make you shudder

MY SAY: Sorry America, you have it all wrong

So here I present to you my comprehensive (though certainly not exclusive) list of the 10 things seriously weird about the United States of America.

Journalist Sophie Meixner highlights some flaws she's found in USA.

He's ready to bare it all and wax that hairy back

Maryborough's Russell Booth and partner Charmaine Bailey - Russell is getting his back waxed at Pubfest to raise money for charity. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Maryborough man has volunteered to have his entire back waxed

Dalby twins pull out surprise win on House Rules

DALBY BOYS: Luke and Cody Cook have found their footing on Channel 7's renovation show House Rules.

LUKE and Cody hit all the right notes with their bathroom.

WATCH: Bong throwing at Nimbin MardiGrass

GO LARGE: Mark visiting from Brisbane scored a huge 30-plus metre throw at the MardiGrass bong throwing competition.

No shortage of brave (or foolish) competitors in the "Hemp Olympix".

Florence Foster Jenkins: Hitting the wrong note

Meryl Streep in a scene from the movie Florence Foster Jenkins.

Florence Foster Jenkins, explores a very peculiar tale in history

MasterChef Australia's new chapter

Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris host the TV series MasterChef Australia.

GEORGE Calombaris opens up about food show’s latest season.

Travel: Airing your dirty laundry in Venice

Open-air laundry ... it’s a familiar site in Venice.

I'm currently reading The Politics of Washing: Real Life in Venice

Is this the greatest hour you can spend on Netflix?

What's the best hour of viewing on Netflix?

Apple’s new rose gold laptop

Sick of your standard silver Macbook?

Aqua Fun Park Mackay at risk of closure

Aqua Fun Park Mackay manager Amanda Pelagalli, lifeguards Will Webley and Tess Search, and assistant manager Amy Paul use their powers of persuasion to get Dawson MP George Christensen involved in their quest to stay afloat.

Aqua Fun Park Mackay at risk of closure

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn dumps all his Apple shares

Apple's stock fell 9 percent during the last week of April 2016 after it reported a sizeable drop in iPhone sales. Icahn, a longtime booster, told CNBC he still thinks Apple is a "great company." But he said he worries about Chinese regulators, who recently blocked Apple's online services. Apple has been hoping to expand in China.

One of Apple’s most prominent investors, has sold his entire stake

LISTEN: 'Develop the project': Boyne mine sells for $1m

The site of Boyne Limestone Project.

The site, on the Calliope-Monto Rd, has sat dormant for years.

NDIS roll-out will create more jobs

Up to 300 jobs in disability services could be created with NDIS

New Sunshine Coast CBD set to be ‘30-minute’ city

BIG PLANS: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The new Maroochydore CBD is being hailed as blueprint for new plan