Things to do this weekend

There's plenty to do from scrap booking, printmaking, dancing and more - make sure to remember the fun to be had throughout Chinese New Years.

Free breakfast for homeless to be monthly event

HELPING HAND: Regional Housing Limited's Erin Evans and the Rapid Response Team members Jon Bowder and Wes Kirk and Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett promote the launch of their 'Breakfast Stop', a free Breakfast event that they hope will become a monthly event (the first Wednesday of every month) to feed the homeless and those in need and provide free advice. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Breakfast stop welcomes those in need

Things to do in the sporting arena on the Coast this weekend

Photo Nev Madsen / The Chronicle

Things to do on the Fraser Coast in the sporting arena

Registrations now open for the second Dunga Derby rally

WAY TO GO: Dunga Derby organiser Mick Irwin (second left) with the Bob’s Tyres team of Chris Wicks, Jason Livingstone and Michael Smith.

Last year’s inaugural derby raised about $100,000

Last chance to explore Backyard Adventures in Maryborough

Backyard Adventures at the Maryborough City Hall - Stef,19, and Arabella,12, Bala from Maryborough take turns on the Nectar Collector.

Almost 4,000 people have enjoyed the exhibition these holidays

Things to do this Friday and weekend

WEEKEND OUTING: Enjoy the Torquay Beachside Markets on this Saturday. Jan Schwerin and Heather Pitt found some hand painted mugs, pictured in 2015.

There's plenty to on the Coast this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

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Oz Rock Roadshow

The Oz Rock Roadshow delivers classic Aussie rock featuring the cream of Australian rock musicians.

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Rise of the Eco-Warriors Hervey Bay Screening

A screening of the documentary Rise of the Eco-warriors will be shown as well as Q&A afterwards. Tickets available online - all profits going to charity.

A screening of the documentary Rise of the Eco-warriors will be shown as well as...

The Kitty Kats

Look out Hervey Bay... THE KITTY KATS ARE COMING!!
Come and enjoy an exquisite evening of jazz with THE KITTY KATS.

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Free Public Information Seminar on EPAs

When to make an Enduring Power of Attorney, what to put in it, and how does it...

Brandon Woods

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Last Friday Club

Last Friday Club

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Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

PHOTOGRAPHER Warren Lynam offers some advice to people wanting to take an incredible lightning shot.

Property: What $300,000 buys you

Here's what $300,000 would look like in different suburbs.

Complete guide to 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Laurel Bank Park is in full bloom for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Comprehensive guide to the 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Latest edition of pension guide available from Warren Truss

Another edition of the Age Pension Guide has been released by federal MP Warren Truss.

Guide designed to help pensioners understand their entitlements

Guide to candidates in the Hervey Bay electorate

IF YOU want to find out more about the sis candidates in the Hervey Bay electorate, check out our guide.

Check out what the six candidates have to say

Guide to candidates in the Maryborough electorate

IF YOU want to find out more about the seven candidates in the Maryborough electorate, check out our guide.

Check out what the seven candidates have to say

Phone Warren if you don't get a school leavers' guide

Warren Truss.

Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss releases School Leavers’ Guide

Six Coast hotels and attractions make top 25 on TripAdvisor

WETSIDE Water Park has been voted the South Pacific’s third best water park in the latest TripAdvisor rankings.

Changes to the "backpacker economy" would hurt Gympie

Will Taunton - Bernet general manager from Visit Oz. Photo Renee Albrecht/Gympie Times

Taxation change ‘would hurt economy’.

Backpacker tax faces opposition from farming, tourism

WATERING CANE: Industrial size sprinklers irrigate a cane farm on Goodwood Road.

Petition launched in bid to drop plan for 32.5% tax on backpackers

Sydney’s almost on top in keeping tourists entertained

Research from the first MasterCard Asia-Pacific Destination Index shows Australian cities claimed four of the top 20 destinations on this list.

Travelers to Sydney stay an average of 23.7 nights per visit

Work progressing to get the region international flights

Four planes pack the Whitsunday Coast Airport runway during a busy Saturday which saw six commercial flights land.

Dawson MP says work has begun identifying the airport infrastructure

Splashing out on $40m push to lure international tourists

NATURAL DRAWCARD: Paddleboarders enjoy the Pumicestone Passage. A new tourism campaign is focused on aquatic and coastal attractions.

New campaign showcases region's beaches and water activities

High hopes for Rainbow Beach tourist boost with social media

Rainbow Beach - Sand Dune
Stuart Rawlins - User Contributed

We have Canadian Instagram people coming to Rainbow Beach

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.