Surf life savers make their SOS call

This time, Tannum Sands life savers need your help.

Is this the best job in Gladstone?

Matt and Hayden out with Justin Nye with a solid golden trevally.

Junior apprentice fishing guide gig up for grabs

Sister's desperate plea: Give missing men 'fighting chance'

The men missing at sea.

Adam Bidner's sister Jodie asks for community's help.

Health bosses reveal date of Rocky's smoking summit

Roxy Denton and John Tweed have pledged to take part in the 10,000 Lives campaign to quit smoking.

Fitzroy area had much higher rates of smoking, obesity and diabetes.

Community sets $1 million goal for families shattered by trawler tragedy

The fishing trawler, Dianne, which capsized north of Bundaberg yesterday.

Go Fund Me page set up for families involved in FV Dianne tragedy

After Adani success, second CQ mega mine on Rocky's radar

While the region has been wrapped up in the discussion about Adani, another big player has been quietly building up behind the scenes.

Major project to deliver more than 3000 jobs gets EIS green light

Four men still missing after divers clear trawler wreck

FOUR MISSING: Inspector Darren Sommerville addresses the media outside Gladstone Police Station.

Four families may be yet to find closure.

National Geographic to feature local roo sanctuary

GLOBAL EXPOSURE: Renowned Italian photographer Stefano Unterthiner (left) with Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary owner Garry McLean and an eastern grey kangaroo.

Agnes Water is hopping on to the world stage.

Agnes Water cut off from vital medication during floods

DANGEROUS SITUATION: Anyone who runs out of medication while Agnes Water is flooded could face a dangerous wait (file photo).

The town's vulnerability to flooding could put patients at risk.

Police review dash cam footage after highway crash

The Dawson Hwy was closed for hours yesterday after the crash.

Teen jumps out of moving car, pulls handbrake on driver

A 19-YEAR-old was perilously close to being sentenced to jail after he hung himself out of the door of a car travelling at 60 kmh, threatening to kill himself.

Man leaves bruises on girlfriend

HE barged through the bedroom door of his girlfriend's home, pushing past the barricade she had set up to stop him from getting in, and pinned her down.

Man charged with supplying 'legally grown' cannabis

Man to face serious drug charges after he brought in nearly half a kilo of cannabis to Gladstone, for his friend suffering from cancer - court hears.

Major corruption probe after Caledon owner's $1bn loss

A MAJOR corruption probe is under way into the former heads of the Chinese state-owned Guangdong Rising, the owner of recently liquidated Caledon Coal.

The important reason these 'tin bowls' are around Gladstone

The Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation have set up these air quality testing kits at various locations at Curtis Island and Gladstone for Shell's QGC major shutdown, which is expected to cause increased flaring.

These tin bowls are in Gladstone for an important reason.

Work to start on incredible $29m Gladstone park next year

ONGOING DEVELOPMENT: An artist's expression of future development at East Shores.

GPC says early works to start in early 2018.

800 JOBS: Gladstone Port front runner for $1B Qld coal mine

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Proposed coal mine likely to send exports from Gladstone.

ROLLING COVERAGE: $500M in work and projects showcased today

Rolling coverage on Gladstone industry conference today.

Biorefinery desperate to get 'off the grid' with $1.5m power bill

POWER PLAY: Small business minister Michael McCormack, Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd mp and Tim Rose, managing director Northern Oil Refinery.

Biorefinery investing in ways to be self-sufficient in power.

Councils seek more control over Airbnb

Airbnb apartment at Shingley Beach.

Councillors felt strongly about this issue - voting 166 to 23.

A disgrace: Calls for double lane hwy from Gympie to Cairns

There's been a number of serious accidents on the Bruce Hwy this year, including many deaths, thankfully this one, near Raglan, was not one of them.

LNP politician grilled on state of the Bruce Hwy

Rumours British billionaire industrialist toured Boyne Smelter

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

Speculation for a buyer for Rio Tinto's aluminium assets.

Meet the fresh faces behind long time Hanson Rd business

CHANGING HANDS: Former Gladstone Physio and Fitness owner Ellie Webb and physiotherapist Nathan Smith hand over the keys to new owners Brian and Larissa Polkinghorne and Esther Groen and Klaas Banga.

Shake up to Gladstone Physio and Fitness.

Would you eat meat that was created in a lab?

IN recent months several abattoirs and meat works have closed.

How can one complaint shut down a business?

Widgee Engineering has been given two years to move or shut down.

Letter writer is "disgusted” with Gympie council

Same-sex marriage: Where's the voice for No voters?

Churches have a right to have a voice on same sex marriage.

While the “mud” is being thrown; how about “false news”?

Owen lashes out at 'unjust' Australian gun laws

Ron Owen from Owen's Guns in Gympie.

Ron Owen defends right to bear arms in wake of massacre

Euthanasia: The right to die with dignity

Euthanasia... do you support it?

A progressive society moves with the times

How low will Tony Abbott go? Hate group low

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott leaves the chamber during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Tony Abbott will speak for a second time to a designated hate group

When should you tell your kids about Santa?

Keeping up the Santa charade is less about what the lie will do to them and more about what knowing the truth means for school interactions.

There's magic in the myths of childhood

Hail hits as severe storm warning issued

Grey skies and storms over the Gold Coast. Picture: David Clark

The BoM has now issued a severe thunderstorm warning

ACCC attempts to force regional mobile network expansion

The ACCC has ruled against introducing domestic roaming to allow phone rivals to access each other's networks.

Vodafone slams ACCC after mobile roaming decision

Ambulance overturns as it tries to avoid collision

An ambulance has landed on its side after a crash outside the Cape York Hotel in Cairns.

Police are controlling traffic around the crash site

Revealed: Australia’s fastest growing jobs

New Census data reveals Australia’s fastest growing jobs.

Australia now has 27 per cent more fitness instructors

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Destin Whiteley, 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing child abuse material after a Darwin computer repair man stumbled on the disability pensioner’s stash.

Police found almost 60,000 files of illegal material

Is this Australia’s most expensive house?

38B The Crescent, Vaucluse is shooting for Australia’s record price.

Phoenix Acres has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool and tennis court

Mugabe stripped of WHO goodwill posting

The appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the Worth Health Organization caused outrage and derision - and his removal from the position.

Mugabe's history forces WHO role rethink

Bad news if you’re waiting for the iPhone X

The new iPhone X is going to be hard to find.

You might want to think again about the iPhone X

World-first surgery for brave 'little champion'

Paige Humphrey in a sunflower field outside Casino.

Keep Paige in your thoughts - today is the big day

RLWC: Morgan firming as Kangaroos man for No.6

Michael Morgan (centre) during training in Brisbane

"Michael has his nose in front to be honest with you”

Welfare costing taxpayers $300,000 a minute

Pauline Hanson wants a crackdown on welfare cheats.

Pauline Hanson calls for ID card to stop the cheats

Miss Supercars' Olympic heartache

Miss Supercars 2017 winner, Darwin’s Sophie Budack (centre), with first runner-up from the Gold Coast Michaela Arnott (right) and second runner-up Nicole Hall from Brisbane. Picture: Glenn Hampson

Her wins secures a $25,000 prize package including $1000 cash

Trump to allow release of JFK files

Former US President John F Kennedy. Picture: Supplied

Donald Trump plans to release the coveted JFK files

Huge moon cave could be first offworld colony

A Moon base may have just become much easier, with the discovery of an enormous protective lava tube beneath the lunar surface.  Picture: ESA

Before we settle Mars, we must return to the caves

Who built these mysterious ‘hellgates’?

Some of the 'gates' found linked to ancient lava domes in Saudi Arabia. Their purpose is unknown. Picture: D. Kennedy, Arabian Archaeology and Epigrahy

Why did an ancient people build some 400 mysterious ‘gates’

History in making for electric bike rider

OTHER THAN having an eye on less fossil fuel emissions, motorbike rider Richard Kent had other reasons to go electric. Here's why.

Ultra athletes go the distance

Lindsay Warwick and Brett Stevens competed at the Ultra Marathon in the Blue Mountains

Two Gladstone runners sacrificed all to crack the ton

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

Video highlights: Awesome vision from the Color Movement

Sunshine Coast Colour Run.

Eyes of the world watching the Sunshine Coast event

What happens when someone dies on a plane?

Australian Federal Police have to deal with bodies on planes regularly. Picture: AFP Why do you get sick on flights?

People die on planes landing in Australia with alarming regularity

The Pink House: Inside Australia’s oldest brothel

BJ spends much of the night attempting to entice customers into the brothel.

This is one of the most surprising operations in the outback

Qantas' tribute to Gladstone takes to the skies

FRESH INK: Gladstone is the first of Qantas's freshly painted planes.

First of Qantas' repainted planes named after our city.

Couple adopt dog that crashes wedding day

Marilia Pieroni and Matheus Martins are shocked to find an unexpected guest. Picture: Facebook

Dr Chris Brown has revealed a heartwarming story about a stray dog

How this dad lost 90kgs

FIGHTING FIT: Michael Ditton from Gympie has lost 90kg since making life-altering changes to his diet. INSET: Michael before and after his transformation.

He could barely walk

Big changes afoot for Real Housewives of Sydney

MATCHBOX productions are this week doing test shoots with potential new castmates for the Real Housewives of Sydney after a volatile first season.

Jimmy Barnes opens up on new ‘vices’

Jimmy Barnes’ Working Class Man memoir has been released. Picture: Supplied

Rocker reveals new vices in Working Class Man memoir.

Cassandra Thorburn reveals: ‘Karl’s dead to me’

Cassandra Thorburn, ex-wife of Karl Stefanovic has opened up about the toll their marriage split has taken. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Karl Stefanovic’s ex-wife Cassandra has spoken for the first time

Lisa’s one regret about Nine exit

Lisa Wilkinson during the Moet and Chandon Guinness Book of Records tasting attempt in Sydney.

‘I’m only sorry I never got the chance to say goodbye’.

Ewan McGregor busted kissing co-star

Actor Ewan McGregor.

THE actor's marriage of 22 years is over after pictures emerge.

Sticks and Wombat score surprise final win on The Block

Sticks and Wombat won the judges over with their combination of blues, timber and Australian natives.

THE duo impressed with a picture-perfect front facade.

The Project: ‘Lisa’s pay is humiliating you’

Lisa Wilkinson leaves home after her tremendous exit from Nine. Pic John Grainger

‘Is there pay parity in your household?’ Peter FitzSimons off guard