April 2020

Published a story 3rd Apr 2020 4:41 PM

The COVID-19 health crisis has caused panic buying of certain health and hygiene products, including hand sanitiser

Home brew hero’s sanitiser shortage solution

The COVID-19 health crisis has caused panic buying of certain health and hygiene products, including hand sanitiser

Published a story 3rd Apr 2020 8:58 AM

Funding of $130 billion over six months for the JobKeeper payment a significant commitment by the commonwealth

New Bay business at risk of folding a month after opening

Funding of $130 billion over six months for the JobKeeper payment a significant commitment by the commonwealth

Published a story 2nd Apr 2020 5:15 PM

The essential service workers who help bind the community together during the COVID-19 health crisis can now relax with a welcomed free coffee.

Free coffee for essential services workers

The essential service workers who help bind the community together during the COVID-19 health crisis can now relax with a welcomed free coffee.

Published a story 1st Apr 2020 7:09 PM

The shopping centre had customers lining up outside under the shade with only one access in and one exit out.

Pialba shoppers line up for their turn

The shopping centre had customers lining up outside under the shade with only one access in and one exit out.

Published a story 1st Apr 2020 7:05 PM

The Hervey Bay Cricket Association recently recognised its cricketers for their outstanding ­achievements over the 2019/20 season.

Hervey Bay Cricket Award Winners

The Hervey Bay Cricket Association recently recognised its cricketers for their outstanding ­achievements over the 2019/20 season.

March 2020

Published a story 31st Mar 2020 8:27 PM

Sporting a cute Minions scarf, the four-year-old “groodle’’ goes to the high school every Wednesday

Being at school not so ruff after all

Sporting a cute Minions scarf, the four-year-old “groodle’’ goes to the high school every Wednesday

Published a story 31st Mar 2020 7:32 AM

We all have to do our bit to help out, one way or another

School still offering essential service amid shutdown

We all have to do our bit to help out, one way or another

Published a story 31st Mar 2020 7:23 AM

Suggestions to brighten the 8.5m wide by 4m high wall with a colourful mural or street art display

Coffee shop fuelling community creativity

Suggestions to brighten the 8.5m wide by 4m high wall with a colourful mural or street art display

Published a story 31st Mar 2020 7:13 AM

From Howard to River Heads and Hervey Bay and Maryborough, Meals on Wheels organisation needed extra help to ensure about 2000 meals were delivered each week.

Volunteers needed to keep community meals on a roll

From Howard to River Heads and Hervey Bay and Maryborough, Meals on Wheels organisation needed extra help to ensure about 2000 meals were delivered each week.

Published a story 30th Mar 2020 7:23 AM

Please be sympathetic and understanding of the medical plight of strangers and don’t judge them.

Don’t mask your sympathy for others

Please be sympathetic and understanding of the medical plight of strangers and don’t judge them.

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Glen Porteous is a reporter for The Observer. Gladstone born and bred, he understands the issues that matter most with the region. He has a passion to give the people of Gladstone a voice. His work, sport and study history around the region has given him a good insight in to the issues that affect people.