December 2018

Published a story 13th Dec 2018 4:35 PM

'What I enjoy most is creating great memories with family and friends.'

Me and My Boat: John McEachren's 'caravan on the water'

'What I enjoy most is creating great memories with family and friends.'

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 6:10 PM

Ken O'Dowd and Darryl Branthwaite back law change to allow foreign flagged vessels to run high end tourist charters in Australian waters.

Duo push for legislation change to get our tourism sailing

Ken O'Dowd and Darryl Branthwaite back law change to allow foreign flagged vessels to run high end tourist charters in Australian waters.

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 6:09 PM

ANTHONY Hodgson, the skipper of super yacht 'Endless Summer' says a law dating back to the days of Captain Cook is costing Australia billions in tourism revenue

The ancient law costing billions in super yacht tourism

ANTHONY Hodgson, the skipper of super yacht 'Endless Summer' says a law dating back to the days of Captain Cook is costing Australia billions in tourism revenue

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 4:14 PM

'The sailors may be a long way from home but we're hoping to make their lives a little bit merrier this year.'

Gladstone's generous Christmas cheer for visiting sailors

'The sailors may be a long way from home but we're hoping to make their lives a little bit merrier this year.'

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 4:13 PM

The only bulk billing radiology facilities available in Central Queensland are in Rockhampton.

'Crying need' for bulk billing facility

The only bulk billing radiology facilities available in Central Queensland are in Rockhampton.

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 4:13 PM

'It used to take 20 minutes to scan a lumber spine, now we can do it in 40 seconds.'

New machines prompt big move

'It used to take 20 minutes to scan a lumber spine, now we can do it in 40 seconds.'

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 4:10 PM

This small bird is unique to Central Queensland and critically endangered.

Time for a little chat

This small bird is unique to Central Queensland and critically endangered.

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 4:09 PM

Encouraging figures from the 2018 Aussie Bird Count please bird watchers.

Gladstone is going to the birds

Encouraging figures from the 2018 Aussie Bird Count please bird watchers.

Published a story 7th Dec 2018 5:22 PM

The local musician found himself in front of the cameras this week as filming began for his first music videos.

'I've waited so long': Musician starts career behind camera

The local musician found himself in front of the cameras this week as filming began for his first music videos.

Published a story 7th Dec 2018 5:21 PM

'Visitor numbers are down and we want to get the word out that Agnes Water and 1770 didn't experience any significant damage in the fires.'

After the fires Agnes Water is 'Open for Business'

'Visitor numbers are down and we want to get the word out that Agnes Water and 1770 didn't experience any significant damage in the fires.'

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Gregory Bray is a cadet reporter at the Gladstone Observer. After a long career in various roles in heavy industry, last year, he followed his passion and decided to become a full time writer. Since 2009 he has been writing a weekly humorous column for The Observer and the Saturday Lifestyle magazine. Greg enjoys putting together stories for the Pulse Entertainment, Community Notices and Better Business pages.