Community News

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Victims to victors: tough lesson gives way to help others

premium_icon Victims to victors: tough lesson gives way to help others

PUTTING a human face to the problem of elder abuse on the Fraser Coast, locals Maggie and David Sheehan reiterate there is nothing shameful about seeking help.

Restorer finds steam engine in Maryborough

Restorer finds steam engine in Maryborough

STEAM machinery restorer Bill Ives has rolled into the Heritage City stumbling across a unique steam engine and was looking for information.

Join a Relay For Life team to fight cancer

Join a Relay For Life team to fight cancer

Mat Hatters team leader Debora Kelly said they would like to see more teams and members register for Relay for Life.

Working for safer communities recognised

premium_icon Working for safer communities recognised

WHEN the men and women honoured yesterday don their unmistakable blue uniform, they are prepared to see the best of human nature but also its darkness.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Local police ViPs awarded

premium_icon Local police ViPs awarded

ROSE Tsakisiris joined the Volunteers in Policing in 2008 and since then has donated more than 2000 hours to the community.

Create a Lego masterpiece

Create a Lego masterpiece

Terry Kattenberg has been busy building his thousands of dollars worth of Lego for the inaugural Maryborough Brick Event.

PETS: Big week for adoptions at refuge

PETS: Big week for adoptions at refuge

Readers will be pleased to know Smokey, Thommo and Jib the cats, and Lucky, Darcy, Snowy and Angie the dogs were adopted.

New name and location for CPL

New name and location for CPL

CPL has been in Maryborough since 1956, and were relocating to a new modern service with more options for people with disability in the region.

Pink-up your scrapbooking

Pink-up your scrapbooking

MARYBOROUGH'S Happy Scrappers Group will hold its annual Girls Nite In to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Team behind Hervey Bay's hope for Aussie gold

premium_icon Team behind Hervey Bay's hope for Aussie gold

LOCAL athlete Brady Rose is the first to represent Australia at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi next year.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

All aboard Fraser Coast's pirate buses

premium_icon All aboard Fraser Coast's pirate buses

CAPTAIN Two Beards and First Mate Bitey the parrot bailed up Wide Bay Transit customers in good faith to raise money for a worthy cause yesterday.

GIG GUIDE: Live music on the Fraser Coast

GIG GUIDE: Live music on the Fraser Coast

Your guide to local bands performing this weekend.

Pop into Bunnings for the Big Sing preview

Pop into Bunnings for the Big Sing preview

Maryborough Choral Society will hold a pop-up preview at Bunnings Maryborough, 107 Ferry Street on Saturday from 9.30-10.30am.

2000 Cub Scouts head to Bay for history lesson

premium_icon 2000 Cub Scouts head to Bay for history lesson

About 500 Cubs and their leaders will arrive at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum daily from September 24-27.

Julieanne dreams of royal handshake

premium_icon Julieanne dreams of royal handshake

One of Hervey Bay's most passionate royal watchers will do anything for the chance to shake the hands of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.

Russian pianist to impress at Brolga

Russian pianist to impress at Brolga

Exciting young Russian pianist Arseny Terasevich- Nikolaev will perform works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Greig and Rachmaninoff.

No end in sight for Carinity dispute

premium_icon No end in sight for Carinity dispute

AFTER more than a year of back and forth over staff enterprise agreements, a Nikenbah school's staff feel they have no other option left than to strike.

Silver screen for Hervey Bay artist

premium_icon Silver screen for Hervey Bay artist

SHE'S already topped the Triple J charts. Now, Fraser Coast singer-songwriter Leonie Kingdom can add television credits to her growing list of achievements.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

It was the $10,000 call that made Ron's day

premium_icon It was the $10,000 call that made Ron's day

It took a fair bit of convincing for Ron Shillig to believe that he had just won a $10,000 boating package from Bay City Marine.

Boating with a difference to help fight cancer

Boating with a difference to help fight cancer

Fraser Coast residents are invited to get a team of four together and craft a boat, made out of any material, to be used in a 140 metre race.

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