Stay sun smart with shade structures in Queensland

WITH more than 200 people affected each year by melanoma, Cancer Council Queensland has encouraged Wide Bay Burnett residents to apply for shade structures.

CPEM report leak takes council by surprise

Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting, Maryborough Chambers -

The CPEM report has been reviewed by staff.

June, 71, faces her fears and gets back in the saddle

The Burrum District Active Riders Club the club hosted a red-themed sports day in honour of founding member, Edna Cairns. Leanne Neilsen and Miss Muffet in the 'flag' event.

June Russell had not ridden a horse since a bad fall 63 years ago.

Vote with your feet when it comes to fuel prices

Vote with your feet for the best fuel prices.

Chamber of Commerce president urges people to vote with their feet.

Hervey Bay resident urges boycott of expensive fuel stations

Trevor Goodall is urging a boycott of expensive Hervey Bay fuel stations.

Trevor Goodall is urging residents to boycott pricey fuel stations.

Scooter user wants bike riders to 'slow down' on footpaths

Calling for courtesy ont he shared footpath of the Charlton Esplanade, John Ashdown.

Bay man says riders should be more courteous on busy footpaths.

The mistake parents make leading to kids locked in cars

Jeeepart Recyclers - Lawrie Beacham with a car key similar to the ones that were stolen.
Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

RACQ releases region stats for children and animals locked in cars.

Taking science from the labs to the streets of Gladstone

BUDDING SCIENTISTS: Looking for fossils at the World Science Festival.

Understand the mysteries at World Science Festival

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New Bay cafe introduces trendy cold coffee drink

Allikats Coffee - Andrew Duggan with a nitro cold brewed coffee.

It's not just the drink that's new.

Teebar solar farm project starting date pushed back

Opening of Fraser Coast Community Solar Farm - Solar Panels Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Project delayed due to "usual" preparation requirements.

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.

Opponents question Sekisui's 68% support claim

VIEW: An artist's impression of Sekisui House's proposal looking towards Mount Coolum.

Developer says it has 68% support, claims which raised some eyebrows

Lifesaver for a day: One-of-a-kind Coast tour

The Mooloolaba Surf Club is launching a new tour of the club and beach that educates visitors about life a as surf lifesaver. Getaway is filming a segment about the tour with presenter Charli Robinson.

Behind-the-scenes tour of surf club attracts television appearance

Restaurateurs hit back at 'dangerous' TripAdvisor reviews

SPEAKING OUT: Chef Kyle Zevenbergen from Zev's Bistro says there needs to be a better screening process for TripAdvisor reviews.

'It can become a tool to use maliciously or professional sabotage'

Group calls for Noosa River 'cats', punters go nuts

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Zero Emissions Noosa floats idea of CityCat-type ferries

Timing could be right for Bowen Basin mine sales

Rio Tinto labelled reports it would sell it's Hail Creek and Kestrel mines "purely speculative”.

But another mining giant ruled out a speculated sale of its mines

Mine forced to re-hire sacked worker, pay him $103K

STRUGGLE: Peter Watts, a dad of three, spent the year working for his brother-in-law's company after he was unfairly sacked.

UNBELIEVABLE reason major mine was forced to re-hire a sacked worker

COMMENT: Face it! Some men will always beat their wife

NO AMOUNT of legislation, no matter how sincere, will stop relationship violence.

Scientific warming paper was 'biased': letter

Reduce greenhouse gas emission for climate change and sustainable development

It was splashed across the world's media.

'Every time I think of this stupid father I feel sick'

Baby Paige

Letter: Why didn't the grandmother speak up for little Paige?

LETTER: Malcolm Turnbull must take stand on Trump

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Silence offers tacit approval to US's policy on immigrants, refugees

Mind You: Driving yourself forward becomes its own reward

We all stumbled as we learnt how to walk, and must be patient with ourselves when trying anything for the first time.

Which direction do you live your life?

Mem Fox border outrage: Author should stick to fiction

Children's author Mem Fox on The Project.

Possum Magic author's outburst won't help fellow Australians

YOUR SAY: Should P-platers be supervised by their parents?

P platein rear window
Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

POLL: Do you think there is a need for supervision?

Police officer on assault charge appears in court

A POLICE officer on an assault charge has appeared in court.

Mackay dad jailed for 'ice-fuelled escapade'

Brady Watson, of West Mackay, faced the Supreme Court in Mackay.

Disqualified from driving for five years.

Police search for NQ man missing in red Camry

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A man has gone missing north of Mackay.

WATCH: School 'fight club' footage goes viral

A fight at Kyogle High School has been 'dealt with internally'.

Students film fights at Northern Rivers school

Bob Katter calls for Trump-like travel ban

Bob Katter has made headlines asking about a travel ban.

Katter gets howled down after call for Trump-like travel ban

Inside millionaire slumlord's secret sex lair

Photographs show for the first time the secret lair where millionaire slumlord pervert Masaaki Imaeda sat in a recliner chair watching his tenants having sex via hidden cameras. Picture: NSW

Multi-millionaire secretly filmed tenants having sex

Quick thinking driver saves cab from trailer blaze

A truck trailer on fire in Truro. Picture:Supplied

A quick uncoupling saves driver and cab from inferno

Australia’s highest advertised salaries and industries

Job applicant having an interview

Mining continues to be Australia's highest paid sector

George Christensen says party unity 'Soviet of 1950s'

George Christensen... now free to speak out more.

“We’ve got to be forceful enough to put that point across.”

Town split over Coolangatta resort development

GOING UP: Plans for the Hotel Kommune at Greenmount Beach Marine Pde site.

23-STOREY resort set for a site in the heart of Coolangatta .

Sara Connor has lost all hope of seeing kids

Sara Connor

“No, I’m not feeling optimistic at all."

Mem Fox: US airport ordeal 'made me ashamed to be human'

Mem Fox said she was still in shock over the way she was treated by US authorities. Picture: Screengrab/TenSource:Channel 10

An immigration officer told her she was on the wrong visa

Saudi King's insane 460 tonnes of luggage for Asian tour

 Saudi Arabia's King Salman, center, inspects an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Salman is on four-day official visit to Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

If you’re worried about how much you pack, rest easy.

Woman prosecuted for theft for picking up dropped note

“Picking up something you have found amounts to a theft.”

Woman charged with theft after pocketing note she found in a shop

Isis mounting last ditch attempt to ensure its survival

Most of ISIS' suicide bombing missions hitting military targets

Bahamas swimming pigs die from rum and beer

The swimming pigs have become a popular tourist attraction Shutterstock

Seven of the animals were found dead

We need new prisons, says Together Union representative

As of February 28, Maryborough Correctional Centre held 617 inmates. It was designed to have 500. A Together Union representative holds strong concerns over the state-wide overcrowding problem.

Maryborough's facility is more than 20% over capacity.

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

GOTTA SEE THIS: Swimming wallaby's saltwater adventure

A daring wallaby went for a quick swim across the Great Sandy Straight.

Unusual footage of a daring wallaby who has taken to the seas

EXCLUSIVE: Boy tells of snake wrestling drama

SNAKE BOY: Oli Wardrope of Agnes Water has been seen by more than four million people after a video of him wrangling a snake from under his dad's car went viral.

THIS LOVABLE young boy wins hearts as he recalls wrestling a snake.

Backyard blitz gives young Aedan Harris new lease of life

Rally for a Cause, Rally Renovation backyard blitz - Right at home in his newly blitzed backyard, Aedan Harris and his family have been supported Rally for a Cause.

“This is really going to change things for Aedan and us.”

Walking Dead villain takes on new role in The Missing

WALKING Dead star David Morrissey talks about new role in 'grown-up drama,' The Missing, that doesn't spoon-feed viewers.

Bundaberg: No one does life like us

It's the spirit of Bundaberg and it's about to go global in a $20m campaign. With celebrities coming to the rum city to shoot new commercial.

The Rum City hits screens around Australia tonight

BOOKS: Superstition a central theme in new outback thriller

Author Cassandra Austin.

Cassandra Austin is celebrating the release of her second novel

Where you need to be for the best live music

Don't miss these venues next time you're in Brisbane!

This city has a whole lot of places you need to check out.

MKR recap: The secret ingredients to longevity and success

It’s chilli con carnage on MKR.

‘Turn up the heat’ means chillies. Lots of chillies.

MOVIE REVIEW: Logan doesn't pull any punches

THE WOLVERINE: Hugh Jackman in a scene from the movie Logan.

Gritty, real performances worth the gore in new X-Men movie.

Booval boy keeps winning over bride

BUILDING A BOND: Alene Khatcherian and Simon McQuillan are still going strong on Married At First Sight.

Alene Khatcherian and Simon McQuillan are still going strong