UPDATE: Hanson Rd open, chemical spillage cleaned from fatal crash

A driver had died in a crash on Hanson Rd.

POLICE investigate the death of a 23-yearold in yesterday's crash.

Gladstone's 'anti-fluoridation cowboys' won with 'fear campaign': Opinion

Dripping Tap: Fears water rates will soar in the coming years. Photo: Griffith Thomas / The Satellite IS160911WATER

This letter writer does not want fluoride taken out of our water

Owner told he has no insurance as Gladstone home burns

The owner of this New Auckland home had been renovating it for three years this October and yesterday it went up in flames.

Three years of renos go up in smoke







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'Spat on her face': Gladstone ice user attacks wife, child in ugly attack

GLADSTONE man is jailed after a series of violent assaults on his wife, her older daughter, and his lover.

Cannabis user on 'PayWave' shopping spree with stolen credit card

HUNGRY and apparently with no cash, Chance Soden spotted a wallet left behind.

He drove her home, she stole his credit card for shopping

A good Samaritan's kind deed was thrown in his face when he was robbed by a woman he gave a free ride home to

UPDATE: School pays tribute to Savannah

TAKEN TOO SOON: Savannah Ann Harley. Photo Contributed

The family of Savannah Harley will hold a service this Saturday.

Aussie rugby launch nation-wide program, film in Gladstone

NRU filming at South School for promo vid for national rugby union week next week.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Australian Rugby visited South yesterday and the kids had a ball

Sights of Gladstone video goes viral on social media: watch

OUR BEAUTIFUL REGION: Gladstone region photographs from Queensland Aerial.

A video of the Gladstone region is getting plenty of clicks

The Gladstone cent sale that just keeps getting bigger and better

Looking back to 2015: RSPCA Cent Sale, Linda Vernon, Fay Jackson and Tammy Driessen.

Hundreds of prizes up for grabs at the next RSPCA cent sale

Careers on offer for students

GREAT OPPORTUNITY: High school students Rosharne Cakau, 12, and Aloma Fisher, 12.

Fifty students from four Gladstone schools attended the career expo

Muffins, violins, fiddles & music outside popular Gladstone cafe

80 yo Margaret Warren enjoys playing her violin with Ian Watts and his dad Robert Watts.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Winter hits a high note as fiddlers play over coffee and muffins

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'We need to kick it in the butt': Support for cancer cure ramps up

THESE women may be shrinking at the waistlines, but something they're not let slide is their support for the Cancer Council.

Allison Baden-Clay would want you to show kindness

The late Allison Baden-Clay.

Day honours the late Allison Baden-Clay

We're all revved up for Yarwun Valley Rally

CODE BLUE: Desley Haigh and Florella Stewart, team name Blue, were the first to arrive at Yarwun State School after the The Great Yarwun Valley Rally last year.

The Great Yarwun Valley Rally starts at CQuniversity at 1pm

YOUR GUIDE: Things to do in Gladstone this weekend

CODE BLUE: Desley Haigh and Florella Stewart, team name Blue, were the first to arrive at Yarwun State School after The Great Yarwun Valley Rally last year.

Your guide to events and things to do in Gladstone this weekend.

Santos struggles with record breaker from GLNG train two

SANTOS DROPS: Despite increased production, Santos still takes a hit.

Santos share prices closed yesterday at $4.56

'Historic' voyage to begin contract worth billions

LNG FUKUROKUJU was purpose-built to carry LNG from the APLNG plant at Curtis Island to Kansai Electric in Japan.

MONSTER LNG carrier has departed Curtis Island.

'Need to get it right': Coles approval would bring 180 new jobs

NEW JOBS: Decision on Coles development to be made tomorrow by the council.

"WE want development and construction and jobs but not at any cost."

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

This is despite the supermarket earning $2.5 billion for the year.

Capricorn Resort set to suspend operations next month

Mary Carroll from Capricorn Enterprises

Staff have been notified about the decision

Pizza chain goes into voluntary administration

Eagle Boys pizza store

Mackay Eagle Boys will continue to feed the Mackay community

House fire at New Auckland

Emergency services rushed to a house fire at New Auckland.

Emergency services are at the scene of a New Auckland house fire.

Campers leave National park campsite in a hot mess

The stump of a once-healthy tree at Middle Creek campground.

A Eurimbula park campsite was left covered in litter with evidence of campers...

Evenglow's 40th birthday

Liz Cunningham handed out chocolate treats at Evenglow's 40th birthday celebration at the Gladstone Senior Citizens Centre.

Seniors group Evenglow celebrated its 40th birthday at the Senior Citizens Centre...

Ghostbusters on the hunt in Gladstone

The Ghostbusters team Tracey Rule, Alex Crozier, Karyn Hetherington and Tammy Oliver at the Yarwun Great Valley Rally.

Ghostbusters, AKA Tracey Rule, Alex Crozier, Karyn Hetherington and Tammy Oliver...

A rare Migaloo encounter

Migaloo is on his way north.

This Youtube video shows a rare encounter with Migaloo in 2012 as he left the Great...

Daniel Morcombe film: plea for support

Bruce and Denise put the call out for money to support a film about the search for Daniel Morecombe

Bruce and Denise Morcombe need your help to gt a film about the search for Daniel...

This magnificent castle will fill you with dread once inside

River cruise passengers marvel at Marksburg Castle as it rises high above the Rhine. The castle dates back to 1117.

Marksburg will make you yearn for modern comforts after visiting

It's time to bring pork back from its fat-induced exile

Brining meat adds salt so you don't need to add more at the table.

The secret to tender, juicy pork every time

Artist's brush with fate

It's written and expertly paced to keep readers turning the pages

The tough road of learning to drive

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why do automatic cars cost more when manuals are harder to get?

GREEN THUMB: Peaceful floral display

Tibouchina Peace Baby.

Peace Baby may offer year-round blooms in warmer climes

Australia's best Bachelor yet

The Bachelor Richie Strahan with host Osher Gunsberg.

Do we currently have the best on our hands?

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

THE man driving major changes at Woolworth, Brad Banducci, has a huge job ahead of him.

Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

12 places in Toowoomba you can get a job right now

Sunshine Coast cabinetmaker Todd Bull took out the Furniture Industry Association of Australia national design award for his unique and 'flawless' table.

Looking for a job? Here are 12 places hiring right now

Boss tells worker: Show me proof grandma died

"Show me proof grandma died."

Mining giant started with space, telescope and dream

BIG BUSINESS: Dr John Russell with a Russell mill relining machine destined for export.

Toowoomba based company creates 100's of new jobs

Mercedes-Benz E-Class road test and review

BRAVE NEW WORLD: 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class a masterclass of tech, safety features and luxury

Benz's new E-Class arrives with semi-autonomous features

Doris proud owner of 7th Subaru and Gympie's first Levorg

TRUE BELIEVERS: Ali Zengin and Doris Chambers are unashamed Subaru fans.

Nanna becomes the proud owner of her seventh consecutive Subaru

Mid-life refresh for popular Mazda3

FRESH-FACED: The popular Mazda3 now has improved driving dynamics and safety.

The latest edition of the Mazda3 is available from August 1.

Road test review: Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium

The 2016 model Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium.

We road test the Subaru Outback Premium with a diesel engine.

Road test review: Volkswagen Amarok Highline

The VW Amarok.

We road test the VW Amarok Highline dual cab ute.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury comes automated

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is packed with impressive technology.