The international issue hitting Gladstone jobs

QAL Refinery in Gladstone. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer

Metal producers are hanging on by their fingernails

Council sprinklers left on in rain

Corner of Tranberg St and Hanson Rd, February 5.

Man films council sprinklers watering roadside in the rain

Gladstone sliding further into slump following LNG boom

Experts warn investment needed to stop bust taking hold


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Pat Cash: Australia's tennis rock star

Our friends at Bundaberg Rum want to hear your memories of our sporting legends. What's your favourite Pat Cash story?

Phar Lap: A true Aussie legend. Even if he was a Kiwi

Phar Lap was a huge red nut, hence the nicknames Red Terror or Big Red, who started off as bit of a bush scrubber before coming good, winning three of our biggest races - the Melbourne Cup, the Cox Plate (twice) and the AJC Derby.

Aussies idolise horses in sport as much as we do humans.

King Wally: Just say you love him or start packing

Wally Lewis is a true legend of sport. One of only eight Immortals of the great game of rugby league. He was arguably the greatest five-eighth of all time.

The king ruled rugby league when men were really men.

Anna Meares: Even a broken neck couldn't stop her

If we watched more track cycling outside the Olympic schedule, we would be speaking about Anna as one of our greatest ever athletes. No question.

The most courageous effort by any athlete in our Olympic history

Being a sports volunteer was well worth the effort

We have been present for the huge smiles on kids’ faces

Loyal Leroy plays vital role in Jets success

Ipswich Jets passionate fan Leroy Murray

Leroy Murray is a fan every club needs

4m swells to hit Gladstone, bureau says

TWO tropical lows brewing in the Coral Sea in Queensland’s north will produce four-metre waves and 25 knot winds in the Gladstone region: bureau

Winds warning from lows that could reach ‘cyclone strength’

TWO tropical lows in the Coral Sea that could develop into a cyclone will produce strong winds across the Gladstone region today and tomorrow.

North Queensland hit by 1 in 100 year rainfall

NORTH Queensland has recorded 1 in 100 year rainfall events overnight with some locations experiencing 180mm of rain within two hours.

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Rennie Fritschy farewell dinner

Jenny Roberts, Rick Hansen and Alastair Dawson.Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

Chancellor Rennie Fritschy farewell dinner

Blue Care Auxiliary Garage Sale

 I come down from Rocky every month to come here, combined with a visit to my sister, it makes a great day out. Tremaine Rane I come here two or three times a day when it is on as there are too many bargins to take home in one trip. Joan Lennon

Today's Blue Care Auxiliary Garage Sale had a great turn out with many going home...

Romance in Gladstone

I've never gotten a present on Valentines Day, or given one, but if i had a boyfriend I would want him to give me jewellery. Lara Fisher, 13

We asked the most and least romantic thing that's happened to you, and what you're...

Gladstone: All Things Fishing

With over 7000 people constantly posting their pictures to the Gladstone All Things...

IN DEEP: Interest soaring in dive lessons

For the first time in years, learn-to-dive courses have increased

All Things Fishing: Check out these cracking catches

Here's your weekly dose of fishing pics snapped around the region

Introduced pest species of fish found at duck ponds

This Oscar was caught in the duck ponds on Glenlyon Rd yesterday. Photo Contributed

Up to ten Oscar fish were seen at the duck ponds

Beer & BS: Roothy tells how to keep an old truck running

John Rooth's old faithful Milo: It’s not that hard to keep an old truck flush in new parts

John Rooth lifts the lid on diesel power and Chooka’s latest hairdo.

12V tips: Five easy 4WD upgrades you can do at home

It’s a pretty safe bet there’s been more than a few divorces due to warm steaks, burnt fuses and wives tripping over tent pegs sticking out of the ground in the dark.

A few 12V upgrades can make 4WDing a whole lot more comfortable.

Camp cooking: Whip up a feast from whatever you've got

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

Sometimes I just make things up to suit whatever’s in the truck.

Storm not related to cyclone

Luke Mortimer explains the storm that has nearly passed over Gladstone.

Union rep on NRG job cut rumours

Craig Giddens speaks about the meeting at NRG following rumours of mass job cuts

Too busy for kids to cross

The busy road Toolooa High School student need to cross to get to school.

Discounted rental homes can’t get tenants

These townhouses are for sale at the Glen Eden Mews Estate, Glen Eden, Gladstone.

ANGLICARE rents out properties with a rent reduction of 25%

Agents close up the shop fronts

Staff at Elders Real Estate Gladstone, Rentals Division. Colin Burke, left, and receptionist Kayla Belcher.

THE face of the real estate industry is changing

Tropical Canberra? Atrium garden an inspiration

Hotel lobby guests enjoy a coffee in a lush, tropical garden atmosphere.

Garden in centre of Canberra hotel a wonderful array of foliage

From emergency with love: Be careful 'spicing things up'

So many injuries on the path to 'self-perfection'

DIY with Ayden and Jess: Make your own timber bench

TOP TIMBER: It is easy to make a timber bar or even timber kitchen bench tops following theses steps.

The Block's Ayden and Jess guide to a simple benchtop