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Roadworks will improve connection between the coasts

Opening of the new Bruce highway federal member for Wide Bay  Llew O'Brien .

Motorists travelling from the Fraser Coast will have a better road.

Flames engulf shed while owner on lunch

DEVASTATED: The burnt remains of a shed at a property on Pindari Crescent at Sunshine Acres.

Luckily, the shed was about 30m away from the couple's home.

What speeding will cost you

ROAD SAFETY WEEK: Constable Matthew Bedding participating in speed management LiDAR training in George Street.

If you do exceed the speed limit, you will be penalised.






Buy a snag from Bunnings today to support SES

By enjoying a delicious snag for just $2.50 you can help them continue the great work SES volunteers do in our community.

WHAT'S ON: Your choices of what to do this weekend

ROCK OUT: Singer Tim Omaji, commonly known as Timomatic, will perform at the Brolga Theatre on Saturday night.

You'll have trouble deciding which event to choose.

Look into the world through art

TALENT: Wilhelmus Breikers with "Prophet and Profiteers" which will feature at his exhibition.

The art is for sale with varying sizes to choose from.

Huge sewage tank saves money, time

The precast fibreglass tank being lowered into the ground at the new Nikenbah sewerage pumping station.

Building the tank in concrete was expected to take workers weeks.

YOUR SAY: Disturbing stickers on meat products

Group of Charolais cattle in a pasture curious about the camera.

Here's what readers had to say about the matter.

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Cooroy is where the Wild Things roam for body art festival

THE Australian Body Art Festival theme launch has ensured visitors to Cooroy Farmers and Artisans Market had a wilder, more colourful experience than usual.

Help Toowoomba woman who lost everything in fire

Emergency crews are battling a blaze in Rangeville after a vehicle in a carport caught fire.

She raced home to watch firefighters battle the blaze

Long-standing Toowoomba business to close down

A Toowoomba business has announced it will close

10 things you didn't know about 'Dr Death'

Dr Philip Nitschke .

The euthanasia advocate is coming to Lismore next month

Works on Walker St worth the wait for business owners

STILL OPEN: Stage two of Maryborough's Walker Street roadworks will continue until May. Michelle Byrne of Michelle's Cutting Edge and Kelley Nancarrow of Kelley's Nails of Excellence want customers to know they will have parking and access in St Clair Avenue during road closures.

'If it gets too bad...we'll still do deliveries.'

Solar firm wound up over debt claims

Two companies said the solar power installation firm owed them money. (File photo)

Companies say Wide Bay solar firm owes nearly $89,000

New waterslides put sales at neighbouring cafes up a beat

Oscar Malmros from Bean Beat at WetSide water park.

On average 350 people use the slides each day.

Five phone calls to save you thousands

A few minutes on the phone can make for a happy start to 2018.

It is important your provider knows you are ready to switch

Hervey Bay Esplanade Parks

(L) Rohan,8, Orion,7, and Elora,10, Squires at the Purple Park at Pialba. It's a great park because of all the equipment and trees to climb and there's always plenty of shade.

Hervey Bay's Esplanade has a multitude of parks along the foreshore guaranteed to...

Mayor Chris Loft's Court Appearance

Fraser Coast Regional Council mayor (R) Chris Loft arrives at Hervey Bay court with his lawyer Angelo Vernados.

Fraser Coast Regional Council mayor Chris Loft's appearance in Hervey Bay Court.

Meghan and Harry wow the Welsh

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive in Brixton, southwest London, Britain, 09 January 2018. The couple visit the Reprezent radio station in Brixton, for their second official public engagement together.

Royals visit Cardiff on their third official engagement together.

Bowen local delivers vile spray at Adani protesters

An Adani activist speaks with the Bowen local in an exchange which left the protester “shaken” but was widely supported on social media.

Angry local films himself delivering expletive laden spray at protesters.

Car ploughs into crowd in Rio

A distraught woman talks on the phone at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro after people were mowed down by a car. Picture: AFP/Carl de Souza

A CAR has ploughed onto the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio...

Millionaires' rim is Buderim luxury

A LUXURY, multi-level, six-bedroom home with home cinema and swimming pool on Buderim's prime north-eastern rim is to go to auction next month.

Your name can predict your success

As parents, we dream about our kids’ futures constantly

BACK TO SCHOOL: 5 top tips to keep the kids active

Image for back to school story.

Here's how to keep them fighting fit

Triplets thrive months after mum dies in childbirth

Martin Magaoa with the triplets and son Tanner Magaoa, 6. Photo / Jo-Photography

Chervonne Magaoa died shortly after giving birth to triplet sons

VIRAL VIDEO: 'This is how not to do a recovery'

The video has quickly amassed over 750,000 views

Pros and cons of the top lunch boxes

Back to school 2018: lunch box ideas.

Lunch box round up: we’ve put together pros and cons of each

Five tips to save on school shopping

Back to school shopping — especially when you have more than one child — can be costly.   Picture: Liam Kidston.

Top five tips to help you slash soaring costs of school shopping

Maze Runner reaches a dead end

REVIEW: Even a zombie apocalypse and a people’s rebellion can’t save the final film in the Maze Runner trilogy from dying an ignominious death.

Ed Sheeran engaged to high school crush

Ed Sheeran is engaged to Cherry Seaborn. Picture: AP

He popped the question last year but keep the news private until now

Isla Fisher nostalgic about her time on Home and Away

Isla Fisher says she keeps in touch with Kate Ritchie and Tempany Deckert from Home and Away. Picture: Instagram

Isla Fisher with Kate Ritchie and Tempany Deckert on Home and Away

What's on the small screen this week

Georgie Gardner will join Karl Stefanovic as co-host of the Today show on Monday.

GEORGIE Gardner returns to Today and Ten celebrates Australia Day.

How to fast-track a home deposit

Harry Aznavoorian, 27, is buying his first home with help from his parents.

Housing conditions improve but deposits are still a stretch

It's 150 steps to the beach

Ocean views forever from stunning beach-side location

Break into Toowoomba housing market: 'You only need $1000'

PERFECT FIT: Josh and Sacha Von Blanckensee are thrilled with their new two-bedroom home.

The homes are designed so they can easily be extended

M'boro prison needs to fill 10-15 full-time jobs

PRISON JOBS: Maryborough Correctional Centre General Manager Louise Kneeshaw says new job oppotunities will help curb overcrowding.

There are 10-15 positions available. All you need to know inside.

How Australia chucks a sickie

Taking a sickie is popular with Australians.

ALMOST half of us are chucking a sickie when we take sick leave

10 new jobs up for grabs on the Fraser Coast now

Maryborough Correctional Centre.

An animal management position is available at council.

JOBS CRISIS: 61 weeks searching for work

JOBSEEKER: Lynette Bock hopes for a job in administration where she can help people.

The statistics aren't in her favour.

How Aussies can survive robot takeover

Getting a job was already competitive for young Aussies, and automation means they’ll have to brush up on skills that employers used to ignore. Picture: iStock

Millenials aren't just fighting each other, they're fighting robots

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Bathurst 12-hour: the other great race at Mount Panorama

Spectacular backdrop: Mount Panorama will be open for business again soon. Pic: Supplied.

Get set for some exciting production car racing.

Australian roads ‘not ready’ for driverless cars

Mercedes-Benz is trialling autonomous vehicles in Australia. Picture: Joshua Dowling.

Report reveals roads need infrastructure improvements.

Hyundai’s coming Ioniq makes a power point

The new Hyundai Ioniq will arrive mid-year in Australia.

Here comes Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius.

Revealed: Whincup’s new Red Bull wheels

Jamie Whincup gives a sneak peak of his new Holden ZB Red Bull.

First look at Jamie Whincup’s new Red Bull Racing ZB Commodore

Driver in head-on crash was four times the limit

Christopher Peter OBeirne pleaded guilty today in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to one count of drink driving. He had a BAC of 0.222 and claims he had taken a sleeping tablet the night he drunk drove his car into a street light.

He had a BAC of 0.222 - over four times the legal limit

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