Boyne Valley: Its place in Gladstone's economic future

TIME TO ACT: Resident and Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre volunteer Margaret Pengelly says the region needs more support if it is ever going to become a tourist hotspot.

It could provide the big economic boost the region needs.

Benaraby's 'big barra' gets a tick from ET

Andrew Ettingshausen, Pat Laws, Martin Spinks and prize-winner Rod Eddy all attended the event which drew hundreds of people.

Sculpture marks the gateway to Cap Coast fishing, TV star says.






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Man writes off car but doesn't realise he has been in a crash

Police found the man in the driver's seat of his car, which had two burst tyres and was facing the wrong direction in a bus lane.

Sedated man jumps from hospital bed, injures ambulance officer

Hospital staff sedated the man and left the room, then he took his chance...

Gladstone man drives over limit, writes off $30K car

He only got a few hundred metres down the street, before crashing into a power pole and rolling into a ditch.

'Bad place': ACCC lashes out at Curtis Island exports

An aerial view of the three LNG export sites at Curtis Island.

ACCC raises concern about action on gas ban.

Is this the end of the 'mum and dad' business in Qld?

Coastal Hardware's Ian Rae shut down his store last year after 26 years in operation on the Sunshine Coast. Ian's store survived against the corporate giants until his retirement, but others have not been so lucky.

Consumers are preferring to shop at larger stores with more choice.

New lease on life for 2nd Life Traders

BIG MOVE: 2nd Life Traders owner Kevin McGuire out front of the new store on Gladstone-Benaraby Rd.

Business to expand into former bowling alley.

'Under the pump': Appeal for regional doctor support

Gladstone Valley Medical Centre has closed down.

Medicare rebate freeze blamed for healthcare pain.

Grain group's chief executive inspects Gladstone's port

GrainCorp chief executive Mark Palmquist visited Gladstone recently and toured the Gladstone Port.

GrainCorp inspects Gladstone Port ahead of new development in CQ.

'World demand will increase': GPC defends coal longevity

The Gladstone Ports Corporation has recorded a record amount of tonnages for the 2015-16 year.

The future of coal is bright according to GPC.

72 hours of things to do in Gladstone

Here's what's on around Gladstone this weekend:

The birth of Duosen takes the Peters family to six

EXCITEMENT: Kaili (2), Meisen (4), Caijuan Wu, baby Duosen and Kaisen (6) at Gladstone hospital the day after Duosen was born.

Family gathers at hospital to celebrate newborn.

Top business coach and Aussie Winter Olympic legend team up in Gladstone

No. 1 female business coach Charmian Campbell and Winter Olympic gold medallist Steven Bradbury tour regional areas for business roadshow.

Duo to teach small regional businesses non-textbook success formula.

Search starts to find Council's 2018 Australia Day Award nominees

Gladstone Regional Council hosted their Australia Day Awards Ceremony honouring local citizens and their community efforts. Photo Christopher Chan/The Observer

Do you know a local person or group that should be recognised?

Free suicide alertness training offered throughout region

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Training session teaches people how to identify suicidal tendencies.

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Angela's show explores funny side of heartbreak

ALMOST two years after her marriage broke down, Toowoomba woman Angela Ponting is using her heartbreak as inspiration for her very own cabaret show.

A bold new look and big plans ahead at Rainbow Beach

Sea Salt at Rainbow Beach Tuppy Modin, Jordi jones and Kerri Jordison.

After fire destroyed the old cafe, new life at Rainbow

Domino's giving away 20,000 FREE pizzas from today

Dominos is giving away free pizza from today.

First it was free cheeseburgers and now it is free pizza

Burger bar serves up floral flavoured ice cream

Betty's Burgers is offering a special lavender and blackberry waffle concrete, a bespoke dessert made available during September.

A burger bar has unveiled a floral ice-cream

Flights grounded at Sydney airport

AN air traffic control system fault has grounded flights in and out of Sydney...

F-35 Strike Fighter

The F-35 Lightining II Joint strike fighter has led a protracted, troubled - and expensive - development.Source:Supplied

Lockheed Martin says it is the most advanced fighting machines ever built.

Ken O'Dowd's energy policy

Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd is seeking support for his new energy policy.

Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd has released his energy policy.

'Refreshing': New Ipswich beer flowing ahead of hot weekend

Ipswich brewery whips up Lime Lager in time for scorcher weekend

What happened when I went bra-free for a week

Author Charlotte Willis, catching the wind.

There's nothing quite like the feeling of going without a bra

Millennial men prefer smaller breasts, says Pornhub data

 “Back in our day, we were grateful for anything above a B-cup goddamnit.”

Do you know what else Millennials have killed? They've killed boobs

WATCH: Shocking video every parent needs to see

Zander and Levi Cunningham show how easy it is to get into their pool area.

Young Mackay brothers beat backyard pool fence

Woman outraged by dog in cage on top of car

THE RIGHT THING TO DO? A dog was spotted in a crate secured to the roof of a car travelling between Maryborough and Gin Gin on the weekend.

The pet owner's actions were not illegal

COMPARISION TEST: Mazda2 v Toyota Yaris v Suzuki Swift

We put the Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 and Toyota Yaris to the test.

Joshua Dowling tests three small cars to find the best performer.

Newborn whale euthanised after volunteers battle to save it

A humpback whale calf has been euthanised, after attempts to rescue the animal, from Dundowran beach, was proved to be futile.

There were signs the whale had been unwell.

Oils fight for Great Barrier Reef

ICONIC Australian band Midnight Oil have announced a concert highlighting damage to the Great Barrier Reef and protesting against the Adani mine.

Oasis fans discover Liam’s real name

English musician, singer, and songwriter, former lead singer of the rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher performs during his concert at National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing, China, 10 August 2017.

SINGER has left fans shocked after they uncovered his real name.

Behind the Bee Gees’ spectacular fall

The Bee Gees in their heyday.

IN 1979, the Bee Gees sold out arenas. Then it all went downhill.

Another major blindside on Survivor

Tessa O’Halloran from Australian Survivor.

AN early fan favourite is the latest contestant to be sent packing.

Pre-approved $8.5 million Ipswich development site sold

GONE: A significant residential development site at Augustine Heights has sold for more than $8.5 million.

Six ha development site sold for more than $8.5 million

Downsizing doesn't mean doing without

Coast family ready to move ... around the corner

Design magnificence

Frank Macchia-designed house enjoys 270-degree coastal views

The simple mortgage fix that could save you thousands

Avoid interest-only loans or pay the price

Public service jobs inflating Qld's healthy job figures

Premier Palaszczuk in her speech addressed the state's economic performance and discussed the forward direction of Queensland.

Most new jobs are in the public sector

RAAF base to boost economy by $1.2B, create 2800 jobs

mberley in Queensland on 24 November 2016.

By 2020, 7000 people will be employed on site

The top 20 jobs that are most in demand in Australia

There are plenty of jobs for pizza cooks in Australia.

Finding a job depends greatly on where you're looking for one

Report indicates strong growth for construction industry

INCREASE: The construction industry is predicted to see escalated demand in future decades.

CONSTRUCTION in Queensland and NSW will continue to increase.

Massive solar farm to provide 250 jobs

FRV's Moree Solar Farm.

The 148MW farm is being built on a disused mango farm

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The new VW Golf R which doubles as a family wagon

VW Golf R wagon (2017-2018 model shown). Picture: Supplied.

This VW Golf will get the grocery run done is warp speed.

Queensland drivers shamed for lack of restraint

Car seat fitter at Kidsafe, Di Van de Velde knows the importance of a correctly fitted child restraint.

Do you know how to properly install a child seat?

Kia Stinger road test: Is beauty deeper than the metal?

The Kia Stinger will arrive in Australian showrooms from October 1.

We're going to the race track in a Kia. Yep, it's no joke.

Object of desire: 2018 Kia Stinger launched

The mid-range Kia Stinger Si will officially reach showrooms on October 1.

First drive of this year's most anticipated car.

Vic police replace Commodores and Falcons with BMWs

How the Victoria Police BMW 530d highway patrol sedan could look.

Europeans set to replace V8 pursuit cars.

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