BREAKING: Power out after truck collides with powerlines

Powerlines are down on the corner of Barney and Young Sts at Barney Point.

People have been asked to avoid the area.

ROLLING COVERAGE: Awoonga Dam likely to spill today

DAM RUNNETH OVER: Lake Awoonga spills over after the rain which fell on Thursday March 30, 2017.

Check here for The Observer's coverage of weather incidents today.

Trawler sinking: Survivor heard mates’ cries for help

Ruben McDornan survived for 12 hours in heavy seas after the trawler Dianne overturned near Middle Island, north of Town of 1770.

Ruben McDornan survived for 12 hours in heavy seas

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Calliope man evades RBT site, blows extremely high reading

Despite being arrested and plonked in the back of a police car, a Calliope man was in good spirits as he sang along to the radio on the way to the watch-house.

Firies called out to Gladstone home, find drunk man cooking

SWAYING back and forth a Gladstone man told the magistrate he was just "hungover" from the night before.

Why a man used a $100 note for a McDonald's feed

A GLADSTONE man told his lawyer he had no idea the money in his wallet was counterfeit cash.

Professor urges councils to think outside the box

UPS AND DOWNS: The University of Queensland's Sara Dolnicar.

Peer-to-peer accommodation has its ups and downs.

Goondoon St restaurant to be given major revamp

REVAMP COMING: Ribs and Rumps on the ground floor of the Grand Hotel.

Ribs and Rumps set to close and reopen under new name.

NO VACANCIES: LGAQ conference has Gladstone booked out

Quest Gladstone Serviced Apartments at the corner of Bramston and Hanson Road.

Noticed the extra suits in town today?

Young people fear robots will steal their jobs

Nicole Robinson is a psychology PhD student at QUT who is working with robots. She is with "Andy”.

The #WTF campaign wants your ideas on this hot-button topic.

Downpour fails to rain on Toyworld's parade

The wet weather did not put a damper in Saturday's Toy World's grand opening in Gladstone.

Families braved Saturday's downpour to get a glimpse inside Toyworld

'Bright future': Beans, chickpeas, coal key to Gladstone growth

Chickpeas and mung beans could be the key to the future of Gladstone Ports Corporation.

What does the future look like for Gladstone Port?

Stunning Gladstone model one step closer to Vegas dream

Ash Anderson is on her way to gaining international model status.

Basketball club plans to grow but needs grants

WATER DAMAGE: Ashley Wilmot, president of Gladstone Amateur Basketball Association Inc, with the soon-to-be-upgraded basketball court.

GABA were successful in receiving a grant worth over $100 000.

Sole community garden leads by example

HARD WORK: Noeline McDonald, Cliff Huth, Shazz Morrow and David Williams have all put their muscle in to create a beautiful, functional space.

Calliope has a community garden, who's next?

Rain or shine: Nothing was going to stop festival-goers

Saxon Lusty playing drums with Syd Green from 19 - Twenty.Music Under The Trees, Boyne Island 2017.

VIDEO: Stellar music acts and great vibes gained positive feedback.

McDonald's owners put on a show for McHappy day

PARTY FOR A CAUSE: Tiffany Falls, Leanne and Nathan Patrick, Jodie Brammer and Corrine  Falls are all dressed up for the day.

Boyne business owners raise $5500 for charity in one day

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Renowned comedian headlines Coast's first comedy fest

WHEN comedian Sammy J began journalling his life as a child, he had no way of knowing those diary entries would form the basis of his hit new comedy show.

How this boy went from a healthy baby to quadriplegic

TEAM COOPER: Shanowah Wyatt with her son Cooper Milner.

Mother's hope for young son Cooper, determined to defy the odds.

Michael Caton: 'Gympie's where it started for me'

Heart of Gold artistic director Emily Avila with Australian screen legend Michael Caton.

The Australian screen icon is in town for the Heart of Gold Festival

Angela's show explores funny side of heartbreak

BRIGHTER SIDE: Toowoomba woman Angela Ponting has created a cabaret called Smiling at Strangers, about life after heartbreak.

Using heartbreak as inspiration for her very own cabaret show.

Ash Anderson wins another competition

Ash Anderson striking a pose.

Ash Anderson took out the International Lingerie Model Search at The Club Hotel in...

Cnr Murphy & Baldaw Rd, Captain Creek

EROSION: The road at the corner of Murphy Rd and Baldaw Rd, Captain Creek.

Cnr Murphy & Baldaw Rd, Captain Creek.

Flooding across Queensland

SWIFT WATER: This car didn't make it when its driver tried to cross the flooded bridge at the Cedar Pocket end of Randwick Rd.

Some of the scenes of flooding across Queensland. If you have a flood or wet...

Seach on for missing trawler crewmen

Sergeant Jeff Barnett at the press conference for the missing sailors.

Gladstone Water Police Inspector Jeff Barnett said there is a major search and...

New Dreamliner for Qantas

Great Southern Land is the first of Qantas’ new Dreamliner aircraft.

Extended range means first non-stop flights from Australia to Europe.

Record October rainfall

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Wettest October on record and more rain to come.

Meet Google’s smarter smartphone

GOOGLE is ready to launch a new smartphone campaign against Apple and Samsung this week. But can a smarter smartphone win your dollars?

KFC, the car and the loo: Where snakes are ending up

SLIPPERY CUSTOMERS Andrew's Snake Removal's Andrew Smedley removed three snakes from a Forest Hill home.

Wet weather pushing snakes to move in at your place

Rare breed of pooch in running for Queensland award

RARE BREED: Chamuco is one of 223 dogs who earned themselves a spot in the Dog and Puppy of the Year Awards.

Chamuco is an xoloitzcuintle (pronounced "show low eats qweent lee”)

Huawei declares death of the smartphone

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro pack a 4000 mAh high-density battery

Chinese tech giant introduced its first AI mobile chipset, Kirin 970

Birds are counting on us to count on them

FLIGHT OF FANCY: BirdLife Australia's Dr Golo Maurer enjoys taking his children birdwatching.

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is an ideal activity for families

Cooking confusion? Ask Donna Hay

Get in there ... ask Donna Hay what to do in the kitchen.

NEED some expert advice in the kitchen? Now’s your chance to get it

'Christmas miracle' mum needs triple transplant to live

Belinda Dunstan is weighing up whether the risks of a triple transplant are too high.

"The potential is the inevitable will happen and I will pass away"

Jon Snow went to costume party dressed as Jon Snow

GAME of Thrones star Kit Harington was dared by his fiancee to go to a fancy dress party as the character he plays on the show.

Director ‘assaulted’ Reese Witherspoon at 16

Reese Witherspoon has revealed she was assaulted by a director aged 16. Picture: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

"I find it really hard to sleep ... hard to communicate."

MOVIE REVIEW: Rite-of-passage drama is one of a kind

Kate Lyn Sheil and Kyle Mooney in a scene from the movie Brigsby Bear.

This bizarre but oddly affecting drama will tug at your heartstrings

Film premiere proves a success

FAMILY SUPPORT: Jakob Holmes, Mareika Chauntler, Ryan Chauntler, Colleen and John Chauntler and Katherine Holmes at the premiere of the film about Mareika's battle with breast cancer.

A short film raises funds for charity

Gallery: Standing room only as Rocky home sells for $1M+

PRICE IS RIGHT: This historic Rockhampton home at 165 Caroline St sold for more than $1 million at auction at the weekend.

Highly anticipated auction draws a big crowd

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Coast beach house has wide appeal

PRIME POSITION: The Alexandra Headland home features a tiled retreat opening to a covered deck with views from Alex Forest straight out to the ocean in front of Alex Surf Club.

Alex Headland home sits high, wide and handsome

Touch of history as property group launches Sunshine Coast office

David Handley, Marcus Muir, George Kafantaris, Scott Holmes, Brendan Dale, Bobbie Murphy, Kim Brand, Trina Martin, Kerry Croaker, Margie Sullivan, Peter Bell, Brook Monahan and Taylor Booysen at Mosaic Property Group's opening of their new Sunshine Coast office at Duporth Ave, Maroochydore.

Maroochydore the hub for property development group's expansion

Unemployed woman explains why Adani matters to her

ADANI EXCITEMENT: Rockhampton local Jo Boyd says Adani FIFO jobs are great news for the region.

Jo Boyd says she wants a better life and work delivers this

Adani mine beckons ‘old fella’

Rickey Didmon, aged 55, wants a job but has been told he is both underqualified and overqualified. Picture: Evan Morgan

The 55-year-old has more than enough qualifications

What school leavers must do to land a job

School leavers who want a job next year must start preparing now.

School is ending - here is how to become workforce ready

Which state has the highest salary?

Mining, resources and energy workers are some of the best paid in Australia

Which state has the highest salary?

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ROAD TEST: Renault Megane GT Wagon has some wallop

The Renault Megane GT Wagon is available for $42,490 drive-away.

The Renault Megane GT Wagon put to the family test.

It's time to stop and take a breath when driving

Don't stop in the name of love, rather stop for the safety of yourself and other road users.

You must come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

LONG-TERM ROAD TEST: Hyundai i30 SR Premium

The long-term Hyundai i30 SR Premium has proven equally as impressive as an SUV.

The Hyundai i30 SR Premium carries family load.

Gabriel Gate handles the heat of Paris driving kitchen

Chef Gabriel Gate.

We catch up with Gabriel Gate about his driving past.

ROAD TEST: 2018 Volvo XC60 has fine family lineage

The new Volvo XC60.

New Volvo XC60 borrows from fine technology from the XC90.

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