Boyne Smelter to close cells, cut production after power price spike

Boyne Smelters general manager operations Joe Rea announced job cuts due to increased power prices.

BSL is due to cut production and jobs because of electricity prices.

Sex worker assaulted police after being raped by client

SEX SLAVES: Human trafficking will be discussed at the upcoming Splendour Immerse Women Conference at Gayndah's ACC Church.Photo Brandon Livesay / Central & North Burnett Times

SHE'D requested female officers attend following the rape.

'Priority': $80m upgrade due for Gladstone's port

SPECIAL TREATMENT: Port upgrade is considered one of the states highest priority infrastructure projects.

Port upgrade high on State Government's to do list.






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Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

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BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

How is your relationship with food?

Scientists tackle eating habits by diagnosing diet personality type.

'Age is no barrier': 3 Gladstone women shed up to 100kg

Bobbie Miller, Catherine Hayter and Louisa Doig have have had their lives changed being apart of the Gladstone Weight Watchers group.

"I just wanted to look good in my clothes” 75-year-old loses 17kg

Luxury fabric makes comeback

Nothing looks lusher than velvet trimmed curtains spilling on to the floor.

Add a classic touch to your home

Expert tells how to be lean in a fat world

Get Lean, Stay Lean by Dr Joanna McMillan

Dr Joanna McMillan's new book on losing weight

Sustainable clothing a 2017 trend

Items from Yevu Clothing's November 2016 release.

Fashion production in spotlight

Shape up to your personal style

Dress for your shape in 2017.

Clever tips for your body type

What diets are set to star in 2017?

The coconut is considered a hero product in a paleo diet.

Eating like our prehistoric ancestors v eating for our brains

'Criminals against criminals': Bail for robbery, extortion accused

'LONGER than usual' delays in the legal case have seen Matthew Allen Eddie Anderson spend 233 days on remand.

Gladstone bank card thief goes on shopping spree worth thousands

HE STOLE $7400 worth of goods in just a couple of months, in an act the magistrate described as "particularly serious".

'Family man' exposed his genitals to staff at KFC

HE EXPOSED his genitalia to staff and customers at KFC, sitting down to eat without any pants.

New opportunities to gain career in the mining industry

Wesfarmers Curragh Mine Blackwater.
Photo Meghan Kidd / CQ News

Wesfarmers Resources opens trainee and apprenticeship intakes

Victorian smelter handed $240m lifeline day after BSL cut backs

Aerials of Boyne Smelter Limited (BSL) from early 2013. Photo Contributed

So will the Government's give BSL the same support?

Scammers strike more often than hackers: IT specialist

SCAM ALERT: Australia Post published this fake email on its website on January, 11, 2017, warning people its a scam and not to click or past the link into your internet browser. 'Delete the email immediately'.

"Everything locks up; then a ransom note comes up."

Five construction projects to boost jobs in Gladstone this year

The Palm Lake Group is looking for a site supervisor.

Here's the projects that will support future job opportunities.

$6M in funding to create jobs 'immediately' for Gladstone region

Mayor Matt Burnett and Glenn Butcher.

JOBS are on the way for the Gladstone region with a $6M boost.

GALLERY: Goondoon Street beginning to look great

Stage one of the Goondoon Street upgrade is almost complete.

The best of SUNfest on show

ACTION HERO: Transformers' Optimus Prime with Max Charalambous, 7.

SUNfest Showcase taking place on Friday night.

'Be alert': Gladstone elderly vulnerable in heat

CHILLED: Valerie and Roy Jones are lucky to have a cool breeze flowing through their home.

Queensland Health urges people to take precautions in the heat.

Peppa Pig a popular hit

Peppa Pig dropped in to the GECC yesterday.Owen Johnson, 5, and Xavier Scott, 4.

Peppa Pig drops in to Gladstone.

GECC'S finances improving, on track to cut costs by $200K

CHANGES: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre general manager Carly Quinn is ready for a huge year ahead. There are plenty of big events.

Audience drops but focus on conventions

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Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

IT'S been almost 20 years since Puppetry of the Penis first introduced audiences to the art of genital origami.

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

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Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

11 huge events coming to Gladstone in the next 6 months

Events coming up in Gladstone in 2017.

Your guide to exciting events coming to the Gladstone region

Summer SUNfest kicks off

SunFest Lazer shoot-out in the Tondoon Botanic Gardens January 11, 2016. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Tickets for SUNfest are selling fast, so get in quickly.

SUNfest

Transformers' Optimus Prime with Max Charalambous, 7.

Kids who attended Thursday's SUNfest activities fine tuned their dancing skills...

SUNfest environmental music workshop

Kids get the chance to show their stuff at the SUNfest environmental music...

Melbourne pedestrian deaths not terrorism: police

The car being driven on Bourke St, Melbourne, before the incident. Picture: Tony Gough

Acting Commander Stuart Bateson briefs police on the drama in Melbourne after three...

Pedestrians run down in Melbourne CBD

Police say not terrorist related.

A driver has deliberately run down more than 20 people in the heart of Melbourne's...

Could your family live in this space?

Lara Nobel and partner Andrew's tiny home in inner-city Brisbane.

People are starting to see the bigger picture with tiny homes

Woman stocks library to fulfil husband's dream

Jennifer McDaniel in the new library.

Late husband's love of books lives on

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

United in diversity

The Australian identity is changing as we become more multicultural.

How do we define 'Australian'?

Playdough made easy

Clouds and rainbow made with play dough on a blue paper.

Simple recipes to make playtime even more fun

Back-to-school price story strikes a nerve

CHECK THE RECEIPT: Cindy Bogan with her children Oshie,Seamus and Harry.

Family counts the cost after Facebook post goes viral

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Buderim man strips off for speed dating with a twist

RAW AMBITION: Buderim local Jackson pictured with his blind date Candice in a scene from SBS's new dating show Undressed.

People have done stranger things for love

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

Gladstone market's confidence coming back for 2017

Core Logic property statistics reveal the region's median house price dropped 16.7% to $275,000 in the September quarter.

Region's median house price drops 16.7% to $275,000

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

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Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

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CASHED UP: The best paying jobs to chase in 2017

The IT sector is showing some big increases in wages.

They're the jobs you need to make a motza

HIRING: 100 jobs created as Kmart prepares to open

The chain promised to train all new staff

MY SAY: Job losses before Christmas a disaster

HAPPY DAYS: SmartCity Graduating class celebrate.

MY SAY: How did they not see effects of system change coming?

Employment makes strongest monthly gain in a year

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

Employment rebounded 39.1k in November

Third time lucky: Ipswich included in $20M jobs package

Boilermaker Jake Schostakowski gets to work at Ipswich business J.A Evans and Co.

Ipswich manufacturing business in hot seat to win 'innovation' grant

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Holden's trio of limited edition LS3 V8-powered Commodores

COLLECTABLES: just 1200 SS-V Redline-based Motorsports, 360 Calais V-based Directors and 240 SS-V Redline ute based Magnums will be built, all individually numbered with unique option codes

Commodore Motorsport, Director and Magnum collectables

Kia serves up $17,490 drive-away Rio at Australian Open

2017 Kia Rio S.

The new Kia Rio has been launched with better tech and dynamics.

Subaru showrooms in your local shopping centre

BEATS SHOE SHOPPING: Popped in for new shoes and bought a new car instead? Subaru is trialling pop-up car showrooms at large shopping centres.

Pop-up stores the latest way to buy new cars

Has the 2018 Ford Mustang been hit with the ugly stick?

ford has revealed the 2018 Mustang.

Design opinion is divided on the 2018 Ford Mustang.

Hot Hatch Toyota Yaris pictures revealed

YARIS HOT HATCH: Our love of performance offerings will hopefully convince Toyota Australia we'd love a Yaris hot hatch

Hot hatch confirmed, but will it reach Australia?

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