How a 19yo became her own boss after dropping out of school

FRASER COAST BEAUTICIAN: Brittany Johnston, 19, has opened her business Addicted to B in Maryborough.

At just 19, Brittany Johnston is her own boss.

Which councillors will do the $9000 courses

Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting, Maryborough Chambers -

The courses cost over $9000 to fully complete.

Family man downloaded 921 disgusting images

Bradley Robert Dale.

SOON-to-be dad of two caught with hundreds of filthy images.






10 best street art spots to take an Insta selfie

IF YOU are in need of a few trendy new Instagram snaps, then get your phone and selfie-stick ready and head to Brisbane.

Where to find the best coffee

Strauss is known for its superb brew.

COFFEE snobbery is at an all-time high.

Theatre royalty graces Brisbane stage

Don't miss Charles Edwards in this incredible theatre performance.

WHEN acting royalty comes to town, you sit up and take notice.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Disease costs woman both hands and feet

After beating meningococcal, Marguerite is fighting back.

GALLERY: Relay for Life Family Fun Day raises thousands

Relay for Life Family Fun Day, Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay - Organisers Kay Nixon and Luke Strochnetter.

The money will go to the Queensland Cancer Council.

McConnell Lookout closed for road works

Roadworks at McConell Lookout.

Council undergoes road works to improve safety

How the electorate redistribution could affect the region

PROPOSED CHANGES: The Maryborough seat could include the Hervey Bay suburb of Urraween, while southern towns could be moved into the Gympie area.

The changes could could mean big things for the seat of Maryborough.

Parents need to raise thousands to get air-con at school

Torquay State School students Crystal Prior, Zoey and Jack Murray said school had become a lot more fun ever since their classrooms had air-conditioning installed. However, there are still many more classrooms at the school that don't have air-conditioning and the P&C Association is fundraising.

Fraser Coast is out the government-funded zone for air-conditioning.

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Musical to come to life at Brolga Theatre

THE 40-plus cast of My Fair Lady will have the backing of an impressive 20-piece orchestra for a March performance at the Brolga Theatre.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

40 Fraser Coast events you don't want to miss in 2017

The Urangan PIer on a cloudy day.

Get your calendar out - there is lots happening this year.

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A signature Hervey Bay seafood catch is going off the menu

The famous Hervey Bay scallop.

"It's going to have an impact on everything."

Cane farmer to be cut off from water supply

HIGH AND DRY: Walkers Point sugar cane farmer Norm Muller amongst his cane fields on Beaver Rock Rd.

"That's our income for this year," he said.

YOUR PICS: Stunning Fraser Coast

Scarness Pier.

Chronicle reader Maggie Francic shares a bunch of beautiful photos from around the...

Wide Bay Jnr Rep Cricket

Wide Bay Junior Rep Cricket - U/14 - Fraser Coast (batting) V. Bundaberg (fielding). Adam Moffatt gets beaten by this delivery.

Some of the action from the Wide Bay Junior Rep Cricket grand finals at...

2017 QSS Triathlon Champs, Relay

2017 Queensland School Sport 13-19 Years Triathlon State Championships, Hervey Bay - Regional Relay Championships - Wide Bay, James Thomas.

2017 Queensland School Sport 13-19 Years Triathlon State Championships, Hervey Bay...

2017 QSS Aquathlon Champs

Queensland School Sport, 11 - 12 years Aquathlon State Championships -

2017 Queensland School Sport, 11 - 12 years Aquathlon State Championships were held...

Tara Brown’s daughter still asks after her ‘mummy’

Murder victim's daughter still asks for her.

Daughter of slain Gold Coast woman Tara Brown wants to know if she will get a new...

New beauty salon in Maryborough

At just 19, Brittany Johnston has opened up her own beauty salon.

Council courses

Council will decide on the feasibility of two courses to build their directorship...

Birth photographer shames mum over C-section

MUMS never seem to be able to catch a break, whether it’s birth choices or feeding choices, it feels like you’re at risk of being judged around every corner.

Jeep destroyer says company has major change of tune

DESTROY MY JEEP: Ashton Wood destroys his Jeep to raise awareness of vehicle lemon laws.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

How one angry customer taught car giant a lesson in customer care

Man makes surprise discovery under his shed

HISTORICAL FIND: Toowoomba's Kevin Murray found a World War II ID tag under his garden shed in a surprising discovery that uncovered historical bottles and trinkets.

A Toowoomba man has made a surprise discovery under his garden shed

Put a lid on lunchbox dramas

Should parents be put in the naughty corner for cake in lunchboxes?

Oppo unveils phone offering five times lossless zoom

Technology inspired by the idea of a periscope on submarine

Asthma attack kills young Coast dad

Mr Hossack died on Sunday, leaving behind four children including toddler Everly Grae.

Jared Hossack died on Sunday, leaving behind 4 children and partner

The $17,000 drive away Suzuki Ignis SUV road test and review

TINY DANCER: It may test the definition of "SUV" but there's no questioning the value and charm of Suzuki's new $17k drive away baby Ignis.

Suzuki Ignis: the cheapest new SUV money can buy

‘IT’S A LITTLE SAD’: Trump makes Oscars bungle all about him

PRESIDENT Trump has figured out how the biggest moment of the Oscars went so wrong. Surprise surprise, it’s because of him.

Lama and Sarah’s ‘epic’ MKR fail

My Kitchen Rules contestants Lama and Sarah.

Tempers flare as Lebanese feast turns into an epic fail.

Oscars 2017: How did biggest award get stuffed up?

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

'Guys in headsets starting buzzing around. They took the envelope.'

Lisa Curry can't marry her fiance

Lisa Curry breaks down in the jungle.

Lisa Curry says she can’t get married to her fiance

Casino boss loses $4m on waterfront Sunshine Coast home

The owner of this stunning Noosa home accepted much less than he had initially wanted for the home.

When illness struck owner forced to try and cash out of property

PROPERTY: Investors snap up old charms in Maryborough

103 Cheapside Street, has plenty to offer at the asking price of $290,000.

As long as the price is right, they'll often get snapped up.

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

Mackay's property market climbing like a Rocket Man

Renewed confidence in Mackay means more homes are being snapped up by those eager to plant their roots in the region.

There's movement in the real estate sector and it's all positive.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

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70 jobs axed at Bowen Basin mine as labour outsourced

Middlemount South have announced 70 jobs will be axed.

Mine to outsource labour to two contracting companies

Business 'blown away' after 140 people apply for one job

A total 140 people applied for a casual receptionist position at Harrup Park.

Jobseekers up against the odds for some positions

REVEALED: 38 new CQ projects to deliver 229 jobs

Construction cranes on the Mooloolaba skyline.

There are 11 projects to be funded in Woorabinda

$40m Sunny Queen expansion means cracking new jobs

NOW OPEN: Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Sunny Queen Australia managing director John O'Hara and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale at the grand opening of the new $40 million manufacturing facility in Carole Park.

'Egg-cellent' investment will be a boost for local economy

No time to respond to job applicants? Google CEO does.

Girl, 7, delighted to get personal response from Google boss

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Love in a cold climate? 2017 Hyundai i30 road test review

COLD CRUISE: Testing Hyundai’s new i30 in the Korean winter ahead of the hatchback’s Australian arrival in April

Hyundai's sales success i30 small hatch about to be refreshed

Game changer: Toyota C-HR small SUV road test and review

EDGY: The C-HR has been launched priced from $26,990, Toyota revealing a new style direction for its late but eagerly awaited entry to the crucial small SUV segment.

Toyota smashes the small SUV segment in style

Mercedes-Benz's premium ute hits Australian shores

PREMIUM CHOICE: Mercedes' striking new 4x4 double cab ute, due to go on sale here in 2018, does some Australian off-road testing before hitting our showrooms.

All-new Mercedes 4WD double-cab will go on sale next year

Toyota's new small SUV C-HR arrives priced from $26,990

NEW DIRECTION: 2WD manual version of the all-new C-HR small SUV can be had for $26,990 before on-roads, with an auto version from $28,990

Small SUV a style breakthrough for Toyota

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