Lightning strike: Bassett to host M'boro netball sessions

FRASER Coast netballers are about to rub shoulders with one of the sport's rising stars.

Reports of whale towing floats, wrapped in netting

Whale of a tail at Hervey Bay
Photo Steve Caines - User Contributed

EHP officers are yet to confirm reports of a dead whale.

120 jobs for construction of new Ozcare retirement village

A residential retirement village will be built close to the Hervey Bay Ozcare facility once it is opened in September.

The next stage of development will start later this year.

Fractured face hasn't stopped M'boro woman's love of travel

Maryborough's Rebecca Cotton has told of her visit to Mexico, where she fell down a flight of stairs and broke her face in four places.

A Maryborough woman has shared the story of how she broke her jaw.

OPINION: Caviar and cars are luxurious, not sanitary items

OPINION: There should not be a tax on sanitary items.

The act of putting a tax on these items is offensive.

UGLY DOGS: They're the Fraser Coast dogs we all adore

This is a good one of Dyson.

Pugs seemed to make a big appearance.

TIMBER! M'boro wood industry on its way up

Hyne Timber, Maryborough.

A return to the days of the Timber City could be on the horizon.

CENSUS: Richer, older and slightly less European

More Australians are born in Asia, than are born in Europe.

Vital Queensland service needs your help

THEY help 40,000 people by providing more than 140 services.

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Massive local win:Wedding planner's vision for Fraser Coast

Leah and Brad Franks celebrated their marriage at the Waterfront Restaurant.

Hervey Bay's Waterfront Restaurant is setting the bar high.

New law won't stop farm worker exploitation

NEW LAW: Concerns have been raised over the proposed Labour Hire Licensing Bill.

RCSA claims labour hire law is politically motivated

$10M upgrade will change M'boro Hospital forever

Artist's impression of the upgraded Maryborough Hospital revealed yesterday by the State Government. Pictured is the Neptune St side entrance.

A major upgrade for the hospital was announced on Tuesday.

Former jobseeker Shane lands dream job after six-months

SUCCESS STORY: Shane Falkenberg, 21, got a job as a support worker in Hervey Bay after a six-month job hunt.

“Having a job has taken a lot of stress off my shoulders."

Vegan cafe with Coast's best burger gains popularity

TASTY: Wallea Eaglehawk and Alex Coolican from Delicats Vegan Cafe with their famous vege burger.

Voted Coast's most popular burger - and here's why

Soldier punches above her weight and deploys with unit

WAR FACE: Toowoomba's Monica Fortunaso is a health professional by day but on weekends she is involved with the Alpha Company of the 25/49
 Battalion Royal Queensland Regiment.

Runs 2.4 km army fitness test in 9 minutes and does 63 push ups

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

Mentors help bright young minds cut to the chase

TEAM: Graeme Acton Beef Connections program participants Richard Rains and Bede Mcalpin.

Graeme Acton Beef Connections mentoring program

Why has my water bill sky-rocketed?

CAN someone please tell me why our water bill has sky rocketed dramatically this last quarter?

Marriage Alphabet Soup: LGBTIQA and more

Pride at the marriage equality rally held in Rockhampton on Sunday.Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

At the end of the day we are all (H) and that means HUMAN

Some of worst roads between Hervey Bay and Brisbane: Letter

I travel from Brisbane to Hervey Bay a lot and why can't any of the road builders have on their contracts to put dividers between north- and south- bound traffic in the black spots.

There should be rules for all traffic to have headlights on.

LETTER: It's great to see the new CEO

The Fraser Coast's new CEO Ken Diehm was appointed to the role in a unanimous vote.

Reader agrees with new Fraser Coast Regional Council CEO's plans.

It was confronting, heart-breaking and heart-warming

We heard about his battle with meth addiction.

OPINION: Disruption is the issue, not autism

PAULINE Hanson's One Nation Party has a new Queensland leader, with the Senator promoting new recruit and Buderim MP Steve Dickson to the top job.

She should have applied her comments to all disruptive pupils.

OPINION: Mary Poppins link is a boon for our city

Mary Poppins link is immensely positive for Maryborough.

Police recover vehicles on Warrego Hwy after horror smash

Motorists are urged to avoid the Warrego Hwy near Minden, heading towards Brisbane.

An elderly man suffered critical injuries

HISTORIC: $40 million sports complex for Ipswich

SPORTING MECCA: Funding has been provided mostly by developers for a $40 million sports complex at Springfield Central.

It's "a sporting and recreation mecca" for local clubs

Bashing victim frustrated with police investigation

Jim Dodrill's injuries on Tuesday after the attack in bush land on Sunday. Doctors used staples to close the wound on his head.

Council surveillance camera near crime scene stolen

More new Australians hailing from Asia than Europe

Top five countries of birth as a proportion of the population, according to 2016 census. Picture: ABSSource:Supplied

AUSTRALIA is becoming more Asian than European: Census 2016

Brazilian bull riders determined to be champions

TOP FORM: PBR Robinson Guedes is keen to become a champion bull rider in Australia.

Last Cowboy Standing Brisbane Entertainment Centre July 15

Senior cop horror memory: 'The one I won't forget'

HORRIFIC SCENE: The crash scene on the Old Warrego Hwy near Dalby.

Police officer tells of the worst crash he's seen, five years on.

Murderer's chance to join gang an elaborate sting operation

Damien Joseph Jelicic, left, following his arrest.

Murderer admitted killing in order to join a criminal gang

Valium and laxatives: Bankers allegedly drug colleague

Bank execs allegedly drugged colleague to discredit him

All the changes you need to know for July 1

No more filling out those annoying green cards.

It's coming up on July 1 so changes are on their way

School student charged over phone rage

iphone blurred text message.

The teen grabbed the victim's phone and began to read the texts.

Census 2016: Aussies losing their religion

More Australians have listed 'no religion' in the latest Census than Catholic.

But figures show Christians still 52% of population

WATCH: Perth brickie’s dramatic citizen’s arrest

A bricklayer has made a cheeky citizens arrest

Teen's bungee jump death caused by poor English skills

Vera Mol was not properly secured when she jumped after mishearing her instructor’s commands.

The instructor said "no jump", she heard "now jump".

Arizona heatwave sees state hit 48 degrees Celsius

A plastic mailbox melts in Mesa, Arizona.

Arizona has reached a scorching 48C, killing cacti and melting bins

Twisted killer cabbie’s secret murder ‘trophy store’

Sick cabbie Christopher Halliwell is serving life for murdering two women.

Christopher Halliwell could be one of Britain’s worst ­killers

Rehan Munir: The most wanted housemate in New York

A lot of people are interested in sharing a breakfast table with Rehan Munir.

Who said it’s hard to find an apartment in New York City?*

'Sensible approach to food, complete lack of decorum'

Shannon Kelly White is the one-woman-band behind popular blog, Shannon's Kitchen.

She has a potty mouth and makes no excuses for it.

NASA 'to reveal it has found alien life'

NASA on verge of revealing alien life find according to Anonymous

Turkey takes pride off its streets

Turkish riot police detain Associated Press journalist Bram Janssen, stopping him from reporting on LGBT pride march in Istanbul.

Officers fired rubber bullets to break up a group

WATCH: Speeding tank charges through the streets of Minsk

This is not how to react if you're late for a parade

Breastfeeding in Kmart: Coast mum's bold statement

PUBLIC BREASTFEEDING: This Coast mum took to social media to share her decision to breastfeed in public.

This Coast mum will breastfeed whenever, wherever it's needed.

Wonder Woman sequel underway

IT’S MADE $US573 million at the box office so far, so it’s no surprise plans are already underway for a Wonder Woman sequel.

MasterChef: Fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

Willowbank native Nicole Stevenson has been eliminated from MasterChef.

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10.

Thor on holiday: Chris Hemsworth is here!

If you didn't know who he was - you'd think he was a local

Nintendo set to release the Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo is releasing a miniature version of their Super NES console

Brad and Sienna spotted ‘holding hands’

Brad Pitt has been spotted at Glastonbury.

ACTORS were seen together at the Glastonbury festival.

Big Brother winner Reggie Bird could end up homeless

BACK in 2003 she won the third season of Big Brother Australia, pocketing $250,000 for her win — but Reggie Bird’s life has been far from easy since then.

The reality star makes a heartbreaking confession

Schapelle Corby's Bali boyfriend 'lonely' now she's free

“I really hope we can see each other again in the future."