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New chopper transfers from Gladstone to Heron Island

SKY HIGH: Marine Helicopter Charters Will Richards and Gary Robertson and have restarted helicopter transfers to Heron Island.

See the Southern Great Barrier Reef from the sky.

'Outrageous situation': Deputy mayor wants action

Chris Trevor, councillor candidate 2016

Call for action on Round Hill Creek







Country boy's hot drug offer was just hot air

He faced jail time after police caught him boasting about big drug deals

STRIKE THREE: Prison term for serial chemist thief

The man who smashed his way into a South Gladstone chemist with a hammer has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment with a parole release date next Friday.

Fleeing police the wrong decision for stab victim

A split-second decision to follow the wishes of an aggressive passenger has cost a Gladstone man $1000.

Businesswomen "bust myths" of Goondoon St in quirky video

CREATIVE SPARK: Ginger Says owner Michelle Wilson and creative design assistant Taylor Butcher are encouraging shoppers to support local business in Goondoon St.

Shoppers encouraged to buy local this Christmas.

50% OFF: Huge sale as Calliope business celebrates birthday

Desley O'Grady is the owner of Limestone Clothing.

10th birthday for local business with big three-day sale.

JOBS FOR LOCALS: Industry launches popular trainee program

Rio Tinto Yarwun shift controller Kris Jeffery started his career as a trainee in 2004.

Yarwun is searching for applicants for 2018 work.

Brutal impact: What Premier's Adani veto means for CQ jobs

Michele Landry, Federal Member for Capricornia, Jeyakumar Janakaraj, CEO Adani Australia, and Sen Matt Canavan, celebrate Adani's announcement that Rockhampton would become a FIFO hub for the Carmichael Mine.

Questions raised about whether other projects would be affected.

REVEALED: Alumina refinery's growth plans

An aerial view of Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun site.

Development applications lodged with Federal Government.

Car crashes into pole in Gladstone CBD after 'thong' mishap

A male driver was behind the wheel of the car which veered off the road and hit a pole on Goondoon St.

Baby Andrew born to first-time parents Monday

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: Parents Fuad Hazboun and Manal Alsahoory were excited to meet their firstborn.

The newborn will be flying overseas soon to meet his extended family

Ceramic artists produce eco-cups with local twist

COFFEE HIT: Tobias De Maine and Tamara Sladojevic have created ceramic keep cups.

They're handmade, eco-friendly and they're produced by locals.

Pop-up store in time for Christmas

Tara Tucker, Shae McCrae (back), Charmaine Banfield (front), and Natalia Kuznetsov Kalugin, are four small business owners who have joined together for a Christmas Pop-up Shop at Boyne Plaza.

Local businesses team up to offer handmade and unique items.

Agnes Water is more than just a coastal getaway

Jenni Carr is the owner and operator of The Zen Den bed and breakfast in Agnes Water, which promotes the area's tranqulity and serenity away from the beach.

Agnes Water Bed and breakfast offers more than just a beach getaway.

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'I didn't want to be a burden': CQ miner's silent battle

A SILENT battle raged inside Knoxie Paul, but it wasn't until tragedy claimed two loved ones' lives that he decided to speak up.

REVEALED: Kesha confirmed for Bluesfest 2018

FILE - In this May 22, 2016, file photo, Kesha arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Kesha released "Praying" on July 6, 2017. The song is the lead single from the singer's first album in five years. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Plus Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge and Juanes

OPEN: Tickets to see Flume at Falls, signed vinyl on auction

HOT TICKETS: Flume took the top spot in Triple J's 2016 Hottest 100 poll.

It is an exclusive copy of Skin autographed by Flume

VIDEO: Will Dustyesky go to Russia with the Socceroos?

FROM MULLUMGRAD: Director Andrew Swain (centre, holding a dog) with most of Dustyesky's Choir.

The all-male choir from Mullumgrad has been booked for Womadelaide

Canon's top photos of 2017

I was on my way to capture the sunset when I saw this stunning rainbow draped perfectly over Bondi Beach. Hastily made my way to the Bondi Icebergs to get the shot, and made it with just two minutes to spare! Shot on: Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II lens

Canon has chosen 20 of the top photos that Australia loved on its social media...

Truck fire burns on Bruce Hwy

GOING UP: The truck fire spread faster than the driver could extinguish it.

Heron Island from the sky

This video of Masthead Island was taken during a helicopter flight from Gladstone...

New 'Silly Santa' photo trend banishes awkward Santa pics

FORGET your traditional Santa photos — these pictures are putting the ‘naughty’ into nice family portraits this Christmas with the man in red.

Why do we care if women sunbathe topless?

Why do people take issue at the sight of a topless woman on the beach? (iStock)

Why do some people find boobs so offensive?

Galactica: Second actress named as ‘cult member’

Battlestar Galactica’s Nicki Clyne is good friends with Smallville star Allison Mack. Picture: Instagram

A Battlestar Galactica star is the second actress to be identified

premium_icon Moves to smash church celibacy, confession

Archbishop Mark Coleridge at St Stephen's Cathedral. Picture: Tara Croser

Core parts of the church are behind rampant child sex abuse: report

GOOD NEWS STORY: 15yo donates pay packet to needy families

Salvation Army representative Captain Steve Spencer with Zoe McLellan.

Her boss inspired her after she donated $1000.

Backlash against brothel DA for Townsend

This flyer has been put together by Townsend residents opposing a development application for a brothel in the industrial precinct.

The Townsend community has hit out at proposal to set up a brothel.

Empty shelves as hottest toys cleared out of shops

WISH LIST: Izaak Jines, 9, is hoping to score some Lego from Mr Toys Toyworld for Christmas.

These are the toys proving to be the most popular this Christmas

Aussie actor tops 2017 BW’s Hot List

FORGET about soaring summer temperatures — this actor is the hottest thing this year after topping BW Magazine’s Host list for 2017.

‘Terry Richardson forced me into oral sex’

Caron Bernstein, a former lingerie and runway model, was comfortable with nudity and admitted to agreeing to pose topless for Terry Richardson.

Richardson has been accused of forcing model to perform oral sex

George Lucas’ gripe with new Star Wars film

George Lucas

Lucas wasn’t happy when he saw how The Last Jedi was being made

Foxx and Holmes go public for birthday bash

Katie Holmes laughs with rumoured boyfriend Jamie Foxx.

Hollywood’s most secretive couple is finally stepping into the light

Pick of the spots on the Coast

Todd McKee, left, and Sharni Pinder, right, of McGrath Estate Agents with Mel and Gill Luke at Mooloolaba to celebrate the launch of the luxury First Bay Coolum development.

A lot of planning and thought for luxury Coolum development

Quiet, private and secure

Consider the lifestyle options on offer at quality land release

Old homes destroyed, Mackay heritage lost

The house was demolished recently.

Protection needed for old homes

'Doom and gloom days' of Ipswich property behind us: Agent

Darren Boettcher is the new REIQ chairman for the Ipswich region.
Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Report finds 3.1% growth to median house price, reaching $335,000.

premium_icon Revealed: The most in-demand workers of 2017

Demand for tradies has significantly increased.

Demand for some workers rebounds in 2017

Aussie has the world’s best job

Wouldn’t mind staying in a house like this for a while! Sherbet Birdie photography

Sorelle Amore’s ultimate goal seemed outrageous

More than 50 jobs you can apply for right now

File photo.

Cr Cindi Bush compiled a list of opportunities for work seekers.

POLLIE TICKLED: No job? We can fix that

A whole new method of job-hunting on offer.

Get back on the job train with these top tips

'Bold plan' will create thousands of jobs

Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker.

Major announcement being made by Southern Cross Uni today

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Why going hybrid doesn’t pay

Toyota Prius C (August 2017 update). Picture: Supplied.

Does hybrid technology add up at the bowser?

Kia Stinger crash test shock

The Kia Stinger has earned mixed results in the latest round of crash tests. Picture: Supplied.

Base models receive low scores.

Double fatality truckie: 'That night was my worst nightmare'

The scene of a double fatality near Huts Creek on the Bruce Highway.

Photo Ebony Battersby / The Observer

Truck driver found not guilty by jury after two-day trial

Would you pay $300,000 for a HSV Commodore?

This HSV GTS-R W1 sedan is going to auction on Saturday.

Only 300 of these HSV brutes are being made.

No driver, no brakes: All aboard bus of the future

An Easy Mile EZ10 electric, driverless shuttle bus makes its maiden voyage along The Esplanade in Mooloolaba.

Coast demonstration: $320k shuttle carries 14 people, reaches 45kmh

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