INTERACTIVE MAP: Your guide to Gladstone markets for 2016

In the Gladstone region there are plenty of weekend markets while Feast on East will offer mid-week events this year also.

Bechtel selling wacky and wonderful items in Gladstone

NEED a steel igloo? What about a ute or an SUV? Find it all here.

HARBOUR FESTIVAL: 54th year promises jam packed program

Day by day program: what you can expect at the 2016 festival

FULL LINEUP: Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Festival

The crowd at the Agnes Blues and Roots Festival.

8 Ball Aitken, Mason Rack and Russell Morris are among the acts

Free breakfast for homeless to be monthly event

HELPING HAND: Regional Housing Limited's Erin Evans and the Rapid Response Team members Jon Bowder and Wes Kirk and Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett promote the launch of their 'Breakfast Stop', a free Breakfast event that they hope will become a monthly event (the first Wednesday of every month) to feed the homeless and those in need and provide free advice. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Breakfast stop welcomes those in need

Sail on in to old maritime history at Gladstone Museum

Volunteer Ian Griffiths and president Lindsay Wassell at the Gladstone Maritime Museum.

Gladstone residents can delve into some QAL bauxite ship history

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Gladstone Harbour Festival

The Fifty Fourth Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival will be held from Wednesday 23rd March - Sunday 27 March at the picturesque GPC Marina Parklands.

Self Esteem & You Workshop

Join AnglicareCQ for a one-morning workshop covering self esteem, confidence and wellbeing. Free but places are limited, so please book early!

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Marks of Fire

A Look Through the Brand at Life of the Land QLD 1870 to Now.
Paintings, photographs, mixed media, installations and poetry by local artist, Jan Ross-Manley.

A Look Through the Brand at Life of the Land QLD 1870 to Now. Paintings...

Saiki City Children's Art 2016

Presenting a series of artworks created by young children from Saiki City, Japan.

Presenting a series of artworks created by young children from Saiki City, Japan. ...

Freedom of the Press

Introducing a diverse selection of artist's prints from the permanent collection.

Introducing a diverse selection of artist's prints from the permanent collection.

International Women's Day Breakfast

Zonta Club of Gladstone is hosting the 2016 International Women's Day Breakfast.

Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers

THIS SHOW IS A MUST FOR ALL ROCK N ROLL MUSIC FANS!

THIS SHOW IS A MUST FOR ALL ROCK N ROLL MUSIC FANS!

Tips on how to respond to cyclone, storm warnings

GLADSTONE residents have been urged to have a plan for how they will repond to an alert for a severe cyclone or storm.

Top 10 spots to visit in the Gladstone region this summer

Aerial View of South End (bottom) and Facing Island. Gladstone. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

Want to get out and cool down? Here's where to visit in summer

Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

Key tips from photographer Warren Lynam

Property: What $300,000 buys you

Here's what $300,000 would look like in different suburbs.

GIG GUIDE: Live music and events this week

Local musician Nathan Bedford will play at the Ryges CBD Restaurant and the Grand Hotel this weekend.

A list of where you can catch live music, bingo and poker this week.

Complete guide to 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Laurel Bank Park is in full bloom for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Comprehensive guide to the 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

GIG GUIDE: Live music and entertainment this week

Night Life at the Tannum Sands Hotel - Just Quietly. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Find out what's on at local pubs and clubs in this gig guide.

OPINION: Time to tell tourists the dangers of beach

THE actions of a group of surfers who saved three tourists who had been swept out of their depth at Nielson Park Beach are admirable.

Changes to the "backpacker economy" would hurt Gympie

Will Taunton - Bernet general manager from Visit Oz. Photo Renee Albrecht/Gympie Times

Taxation change ‘would hurt economy’.

Backpacker tax faces opposition from farming, tourism

WATERING CANE: Industrial size sprinklers irrigate a cane farm on Goodwood Road.

Petition launched in bid to drop plan for 32.5% tax on backpackers

New cafe with 'restaurant quality' class at Agnes Water

This shopfront will soon be the location of a new cafe at Agnes Water. Photo Contributed

Leisa Trickett is opening Discovery Cafe in March at Agnes Water

Sydney’s almost on top in keeping tourists entertained

Research from the first MasterCard Asia-Pacific Destination Index shows Australian cities claimed four of the top 20 destinations on this list.

Travelers to Sydney stay an average of 23.7 nights per visit

Work progressing to get the region international flights

Four planes pack the Whitsunday Coast Airport runway during a busy Saturday which saw six commercial flights land.

Dawson MP says work has begun identifying the airport infrastructure

Splashing out on $40m push to lure international tourists

NATURAL DRAWCARD: Paddleboarders enjoy the Pumicestone Passage. A new tourism campaign is focused on aquatic and coastal attractions.

New campaign showcases region's beaches and water activities

IN DEEP: Colourful dive at Jew Shoal site

A nudibranch.

Jew Shoal lies just north of Noosa Heads in Laguna Bay

IN DEEP: Tobruk could mean dive heaven

Diving HMAS Tobruk.

It takes a lot of money to prepare a ship for scuttling

Barramundi season to re-open next month

A barramundi fingerling is tagged. Photo: Jamie Newborn.

The barramundi closed seasons have been in force

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.