January 2019

Published a story 15th Jan 2019 4:56 PM

Mayor says funding will come despite application failure.

Council to find Australia Day funds for Rosedale

Mayor says funding will come despite application failure.

Published a story 15th Jan 2019 4:46 PM

How you can support local non-profit with your used cans and bottles.

Can collection has non-profit group in WINning position

How you can support local non-profit with your used cans and bottles.

Published a story 15th Jan 2019 4:32 PM

It's likely to be the last Australia Day citizenship ceremonies held on January 25.

Mayor slams minister's Australia Day decision

It's likely to be the last Australia Day citizenship ceremonies held on January 25.

Published a story 14th Jan 2019 5:00 PM

Plenty of variety for kids on opening day of SUNfest 2019.

SUNfest dishes up plenty of fun on day one

Plenty of variety for kids on opening day of SUNfest 2019.

Published a story 14th Jan 2019 4:48 PM

Gladstone mayor's fictitious link to the Burnett River highlighted by roadside trivia.

Cheeky fans drop mayor Matt in Bruce Hwy spotlight

Gladstone mayor's fictitious link to the Burnett River highlighted by roadside trivia.

December 2018

Published a story 13th Dec 2018 5:27 PM

"We're not talking about a very hot day or a very bad fire day - we are talking about records,”

'Never seen before': CQ stared down threat of a firestorm

"We're not talking about a very hot day or a very bad fire day - we are talking about records,”

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 5:37 PM

Much-loved guide dog Queeny has gone to doggy heaven.

'Never be another Queeny': Fond memories of loved guide dog

Much-loved guide dog Queeny has gone to doggy heaven.

Published a story 11th Dec 2018 5:37 PM

Port City Meats opens in a familiar spot at Clinton.

New butcher ready to 'meat' the challenge

Port City Meats opens in a familiar spot at Clinton.

Published a story 11th Dec 2018 5:06 PM

SolarTuk visits Miriam Vale and is heading to Calliope tonight on the way to Cairns.

SolarTuk turning heads in Gladstone region

SolarTuk visits Miriam Vale and is heading to Calliope tonight on the way to Cairns.

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Matt has been a reporter with The Observer since December 2016. He has a sports reporting background, previously working for the AAP and NRL.com. He now covers mostly general news and is the newspaper’s Council reporter.