Maryborough hay runners heading west to struggling farmers

Heading out on the Burrumbuttock Hay Run are truckies (L) John Hatchman, Mike Webber, Todd Warren, Glen Grohn, Nathan and Adam Doyle, Mark Warren and Brett Rasmussen.

Hundreds of bales of hay will be sent out to Central Queensland.

RECORD BREAKER: Fraser Coast set for driest Feb in decades

This BOM map shows the climate outlooks for February.

The last record for the driest February was set in 1983

Shopping centres ban helium balloons

A chain of Queensland shopping centres has banned the release of helium balloons after a branded balloon was found in a bird's stomach on Fraser Island.

Helium balloons banned after branded balloon found inside dead bird






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

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

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…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

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.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

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

For one Fraser Coast school, it would cost $60,000 to air-condition all classrooms.

Transport train causes heads to turns as it passes CBD

Downer's loco makes its way through Queens Park in Maryborough pulling wagons headed for their holding yards to be worked on.

The wagons loaded on the train were for carrying railway lines.

Students witnessed college company collapse unfold

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SmartCity Vocational College's.

"It's ridiculous, I've never seen anything like it"

Ex-staffer: Why I had to get away from SmartCity

UNHAPPY: Former Smart City Vocational College Hervey Bay trainer and assessor Justin Burnham.

Former trainer and assessor tells why he left after only six months

Clock ticking for animals at sanctuary as food dries out

Ray Revill from Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary with one of his roos, at a much greener time at the sanctuary. Now, that green grass has completely dried out.

Animals at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary need your help.

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

THERE is plenty to do on the Fraser Coast in 2017 with everything from major sporting events to the popular Ocean Festival, PubFest and loads more.

What's On: Cool Country Music Club Open Entertainment Day

Andrew Jones will appear as a special guest.

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Mackay, Cairns to host world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John

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Major events prove to be a big tourism lifesaver

WELCOME VISITORS: The colourful scene at Torquay Beach as hundreds of families arrived in Hervey Bay for the Surf Life Saving Queensland Youth Championships over the weekend.

Hervey Bay is in the midst of three major events in three weeks.

Applicants to be short listed for Teebar jobs

The jobseekers at one of the sessions held to provide information about the $216 million solar farm project at Teebar.

Hundreds of jobseekers applied for the construction jobs.

MP pushes for gov offices to open in region

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is pushing for State and Federal Government departments to open offices in the region.

Keith Pitt pushes for decentralisation to create more local jobs.

LOOKING BACK: How the seaside shaped us

The seaside experience of Hervey Bay for tourists has been central to its...

Fraser Coast Farmers face devastation

Running out of water and losing crops - Mark, Col and Bill Ward, of Bilcormack Enterprises, rely on the rapidly dwindling supply of dam water, to irrigate their small crops.

Running out of water and losing crops - Mark, Col and Bill Ward, of Bilcormack...

GALLERY: Sleeping like babies

Sleeping Like Babies - Corporate Sleepout. Front (L) Jodie Tangikara and Bianca Whish-Wilson and (Back-L) Krissie Miller and Emma Howley.

About $2000 was raised for Marcus' Legacy, to go towards an upgrade of the Hervey...

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners

Heading out on the Burrumbuttock Hay Run are truckies (L) John Hatchman, Mike Webber, Todd Warren, Glen Grohn, Nathan and Adam Doyle, Mark Warren and Brett Rasmussen.

The Burrumbuttock Hayrunners left the Fraser Coast bound for Muttaburra with more...

Dick Smith blames immigrants for housing prices

(DON'T USE) Wealthy businessman Dick Smith has blamed the housing price spike on "ridiculous immigration during an appearance on Sky News.

Wealthy businessman Dick Smith has blamed the housing price spike on "ridiculous...

DROUGHT: The Fraser Coast could break a in February

Bureau of Meteorology confirms 2014 was third hottest year on record in Australia.

A 34-year record could be broken for February if the region doesn't see significant...

What is our work costing us?

If your job is taking a toll on you, it might be time for a rethink

Compelling exhibition a triumph

Michael Cook won first prize in the  2016 Sunshine Coast Art Prize for his entry, Tennis, from his Mother series.

Adopted artist explores his own story in latest works

iPhone 8: Augmented 3D reality and avatars?

OLED iPhone will have a “revolutionary” infrared module

School serves mum warning note after confiscating cake

The note sent home in the lunchbox of a child at a Lonsdale school about a ‘sometimes food’. Source: Supplied.

"As a parent, I should be able to choose what my child should have"

Changes to in home aged care, and what you need to know

Australian aged care advocacy services will change to placing the consumer at the centre of decision making.

More control is coming to seniors in the region.

Mazda recalls yet another vehicle...

The Mazda BT-50, sold between October 21, 2011, and December 3, 2012, are being recalled.

The Mazda BT-50 has now been recalled.

Huntsman spiders: the secret weapon to kill them

Most of us have a spider-killing machines in our homes

Bliss N Eso announce tribute show for stuntman

AUSSIE hip hop outfit Bliss N Eso have announced they will play a tribute show for the stuntman killed during the filming of their music video.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trainspotting sequel as good as original

Ewen Bremner in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

Director Danny Boyle proves sequels can be done well.

How Karl Stefanovic's wife, kids found out about girlfriend

Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough after their day on Sydney Harbour. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Pictures splashed across tabloid were shock to family

WATCH: Toowoomba opera hopeful's incredible voice

Kaitlyn Orange attends Opera Queensland auditions at Empire Theatres for Opera at Jimbour, Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Opera hopefuls vie for parts in performance at Jimbour House

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

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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

South dominates manufacturing grants applications

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham praised Maryborough's Downer Rail.

Most manufacturing grants applications from southern Queensland

New Rocky mine plans revealed, up to 500 workers needed

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: A mine that will eventually have the capacity to employ 500 workers is opening in CQ.

BOSS OF yet-to-be-built coal mine will hire CQ workers.

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Mitsubishi offers Triton GLS Sports Edition

WORK STYLE: New Mitsubishi Triton GLS Sports Edition offers more visual attitude and costs $45,990 with manual gearbox and $48,490 the auto.

Tradie Triton’s toughed-up tempter

VIDEO: Instructor has a harsh lesson for honking drivers

HARD LESSON: Pro Driver owner David Cullen is encouraging drivers to be patient.

Why honking at learner drivers isn't helping anybody

Ford Ranger FX4 special edition adds some dark appeal

STEALTH UTE: Ford is cashing in on its hugely popular Ranger ute with an XLT-based FX4 special edition.  The manual model costs $58,915 and the auto $61,115.

For the tradie wanting to stand out even more

The cars left out of Australia's Best Cars awards

The Mazda6 Touring was named Best Medium Car under $50,000 in Australia's Best Cars awards.

All the winners from 16 categories in the 2016 Australia's Best Cars

Ferrari reveals its quickest ever road car: the Superfast

RED DEVIL: Ferrari 812 Superfast offers 588kW and 718Nm from its 6.5-litre V12, meaning a zero to 100kmh time of 2.9-seconds and a top speed of more than 340kmh.

The most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in its road car range

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