APLNG warns smoke may be visible

An aerial view of the APLNG site on Curtis Island, Gladstone, in July 2015. The flares can be seen in the bottom right corner.

APLNG moving forward with commissioning

Drink driver hides from police after Halloween bingle

Charlotte Beattie sent this photo in for Halloween.

Driver hits parked car at four times alcohol limit

X-Factor runner up ready to return to Gladstone for show

SOLO SHOW: Dean Ray will perform at MIePLACE on December 4.

Dean Ray will travel to Gladstone for a show at MIePLACE.


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Wild weather: Where to find info fast to save your life

THINGS change quickly in Queensland’s storm season, so it’s vital to keep in touch with latest developments and warnings.

Here comes a high fire risk. Thanks a lot, El Niño

THE current El Niño climate system affecting Australia is likely to reach record levels by Christmas and create a severe bushfire season.

How to keep your staff safe in a weather emergency

WILL your staff be ready if you need to evacuate your business?

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Chanel College formal 2015

Jenna Harp and Connor Rose.

The graduating class of 2015 at Chanel College dressed in their finest at their...

Mt Larcom State School Rural Studies launch

The rural studies students at the Mt Larcom Rural Studies Launch. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Mount Larcom State School is the first in the Gladstone region to offer a rural...

Curra cyclone

Cassey Pritchard and Mellissa survey the damage to their shed after the tornado.

More photos of the destruction wrecked on Tuesday evening when a mini tornado tore...

Capricornia Coast marine rescue

Capricornia Coast marine rescue groups came together for a Marine Search and Rescue Exercise on Saturday.

Capricornia Coast marine rescue groups came together for a Marine Search and Rescue...

North Stradbroke Island: Too good to be true

Letting down your tyre pressure is paramount. Anyone who goes camping is usually packed to the brim so 18psi is a good starting point; this is where the tyre gauge and air compressor earn their keep.

What Straddie has to offer needs to be experienced, not explained.

On board among the predators

CLEAN HOOK-UP: One of the plentiful mackerel safely landed to keep for a feed. Many other hard-fighting fish were released to fight another day in the shark-infested waters.

Offshore trip offering feast of hot action

Drive your old 4WD every day: 10 ways to improve it

If you're chasing serious adventure, nothing compares to old tin.

Slow, uncomfortable and unreliable, but old 4WDs sure are fun.

Bush cooking: How to make Roothy's Rhino Rissoles

They're not really made from rhinos

Red Centre: Roothy and the boys head to a desert oasis

The mighty Finke River: Locals talk of how in flood it rages wide and deep until it carries water all the way to Lake Eyre.

Mad dogs, Englishmen and LowRangers go out in the midday sun.

Great Southern Land: Add these to your 4WD adventure list

SPECTACULAR: The Rubicon Falls

Mountains and valleys you've never seen before.

Mason Rack Band live

Mason Rack at the 2015 Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival.

The Mason Rack Band will perform a live show at the Agnes Water Tavern this...

Innocent Eve: A Little Bit

Elders Country Music Festival at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Sister duo Innocent Eve will perform at this weekend's Elders Country Music...

Jordy Hurdes' life after party drugs

Jordy Hurdes shared his story after party drugs almost claimed his life.

How to add $30,000 value to a new property

Nearby local village or small business cluster boosts value

Gladstone houses take less time to sell

REIQ data shows it takes an average of 100 days to sell a house in Gladstone

It takes around 100 days to sell a house in Gladstone

‘Doom and gloom' attitude killing Gladstone real estate

Ann St, South Gladstone, was $450 per week in March 2012, now it’s $240.

Gladstone heads towards housing shortage as attitude kills market

Mt Larcom State School launches rural studies program

Lachlan McAlpine.

‘Not just a class, it’s a lifestyle’: Students to learn ways of land

Audi A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI road test and review

PREMIUM CHEAPIE: Audi's desirable A1 Sportback is a lovable little hatch with plenty of zip in 1.4 TFSI guise, and costs just over $30k before on-roads.

Pint-sized Audi A1 good value for the premium chasers

Fisherman against croc cull, says sightings are common

SNAPPED: This 4.5m crocodile was spotted by boaties in the Fitzroy River near Gavial Creek on Tuesday.

Fisherman seen "more crocodiles than he can count" in Fitzroy River