'Feeling the pinch': Record number of homes not paying rates

DOWNTURN: There are 59 properties at risk of being auctioned off by Gladstone Regional Council, after the owners failed to pay rates for the past three years.

Council releases report on homes struggling to pay rates.

Two children bitten by snakes overnight

Some kind of snake.Photo Peter Carruthers / Balonne Beacon

Girls taken to hospital after encounters with snakes

'Toxic': Man leaves unit with holes in walls, smashed doors

Man charged for causing damage to Gladstone unit.






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5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau on footy, life and that engagement to netball glamour Maria Tutaia.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

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BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

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.

Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

Heaven on a stick - check out Queen of Pops.

FOR many of us, food is life.

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!

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 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.

Five best exercises to do at home with bub

YOU’VE had no sleep, your hair’s a mess and there are leftovers of this morning’s apple puree tantrum stained on your baggy t-shirt... Sound familiar?

Goodbye leggings, hello inner ballerina

Sarah Barnes takes a yoga lesson in the Tower Bridge, in London.

Say goodbye to the muscle-building of 2016

How is your relationship with food?

The CSIRO has come up with an online tool that assesses Aussies' personalities and classifies them into one of five diet types.

Find out how your personality influences your meal choices

'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

Sex worker assaulted police after being raped by client

SHE'D requested female officers attend following the rape, but was 'triggered' when two men showed up at her door.

'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.

Accused Gladstone ice trafficker refused bail ahead of trial

AWATEA Te Rei Toi-Potae will face a Supreme Court trial on drug trafficking and posession charges.

'Volatile': Power company says deal was offered to BSL

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

Commitment to securing a deal hasn't dwindled just yet for BSL.

CLOSED: Massive clothing chain shuts down for good

Sixty-eight stores employing 560 people will close by January 31

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.

CFMEU official under fire for corporate spending

CFMEU Mackay district president Stephen Smyth at a rally.

Claims local official "racked up thousands" on corporate credit card

It's a sellout: Tickets snapped up for Adani's Rocky visit

Rockhampton Regional Councillor Neil Fisher on a mine site.

Suppliers show strong support for mining session

Gas supply fears for Curtis Island LNG plants, new report finds

Santos' GLNG project at Curtis Island.

See what the outlook is for 2017 oil and gas in Australia.

Lucky catch for fisho after losing wedding ring

As Darren was washing his hands his wedding ring slipped from his finger and fell in the water.

Why council workers will be peeking in Gladstone region yards

E AWARE: Emma Catlin, with Zeus, is reminding people dogs need to be registered as the council begins their inspection program.

Make sure your pooches details are up to date.

WATCH: Relive Barnsey's rocking Gladstone show

Jimmy Barnes put on a rocking show for Gladstone at the Marley Brown Oval.

A "remarkable" show for Gladstone rockers.

NEW FIGURES: Thousands on the hunt for more work in region

New figures reveal how many people were unemployed last month.

GALLERY: Goondoon Street beginning to look great

The speed limit will be reduced until work is completed.

Stage one of the Goondoon Street upgrade is almost complete.

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Toowoomba comedian becomes big hit on The Project

DAMIEN Power has come a long way from the boy who once played up in classrooms to having his own segment "Power to the People” on TV program The Project.

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

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

Australian farms: art from the sky

Photographer Joshua Smith loves the straight lines of Australian farms.

Joshua Smith has captured these stunning aerial pictures of farms in northern NSW...

Thousands enjoy Jimmy Barnes live in Gladstone

Gladstone rockers went wild for Jimmy Barnes, The Radiators and Jon Stevens when they all played at Marley Brown Oval on Saturday night.

More than 60 photos from last night's huge show in Gladstone with Jimmy Barnes, The...

Pauline Hanson quizzed on burqa by Robin Bailey

Pauline Hanson in the Senate. Source: AAP.

TRIPLE M breakfast presenter Robin Bailey sparked a war of words with Pauline...

House fire at Barney Point

A house is on fire at Barney Point.

Barney Point resident Paula Coleman said a home was "fully engulfed" by fire when...

Lamb: It's got to be Poh-fect

A LITTLE LAMB: Celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow shares her tips for sizzling summer lamb.

Celeb chef shares tips for Poh-fect lamb

Sarina man saved by new clot-busting drug

LIFE SAVERS: Reece Simon thanks paramedics Jordan Miles and Jordan Wacek for saving his life after a heart attack.

New clot-busting drug saves the life of Sarina man

Peter Schreyer: driving Kia forward in style

KIA'S STAR: Designer Peter Schreyer penned Kia's latest show-stopper, the Stinger GT.

A chat with Kia's design guru, Peter Schreyer.

Woman who starved dog to death allowed to own animals again

EMACIATED: Bronson, Trip and Mindi (pictured) were confined in a cage without access to water

A woman who starved her dog to death will be allowed animals again

Dangers of near drownings out of the water

Surviving a near drowning can be fraught with danger.

Have you heard of secondary drowning?

Hospital health institute unveils virtual body tour machine

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick, with Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital on January 24, 2017.

A new touch-screen table provides 3D virtual journeys of the body

'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye has died

Gorden Kaye, pictured in Brisbane in 2007, found fame as a cafe owner Rene Artois in the iconic British television series ‘Allo ‘Allo!

ACTOR Gorden Kaye, from BBC comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died.

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Accusers become accused in tenants from hell story

SPEAKING OUT: Scott Marsen says he doesn't want people to feel sorry for the couple who trashed his home.

Couple whose house was trashed accused of doing the same

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

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

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Full-time employment increases for third month in row

This was the third consecutive month of increasing full-time employment.

Total trend employment increased by 8,200 persons.

Amazon's Aussie hiring spree as it prepares for local launch

Amazon warehouse

It is the global behemoth poised to shake up our retail industry

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?

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Volvo S90 Inscription Sedan road test and review

SLEEK: Striking Swedish S90 mid-size sedan offers a safety-packed alternative to BMW's 5 Series and Mercedes's E-Class, but is nearly $100,000 in Inscription trim.

A break from the ubiquitous German sedan offerings

Airbags shoot metal during crash, Hondas join massive recall

HONDA RECALL: Owners of Model Year 2012 Accord, Accord Euro, Legend, City, Jazz and Insight, plus MY 2001 Civics, to be recalled for Takata airbag fix.

List lengthened of affected vehicles in mass airbag recall

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.

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