Horror hailstorms cost Mary Valley farmer $500,000

DEVASTATED: Rob Price of Imbil with his damaged avacado trees after golf ball size hail hit last week.

Rob Price and his wife are just two of many who are devastated.

Do you know the dogs that savaged this pet?

VICTIM: The dog attacked in its own yard last week.

Hunt on for dogs and owners after attack

Here's what's on in Gympie today and tomorrow

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How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

Knock over your whole Christmas shopping list in one hit

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BRISBANE City is synonymous with incredible shopping – ask anyone.

A banger of a summer music festival line-up

The music gods are shining on Brisbane this music season; get there!

THIS season, there really is something for all music tastes.

Escape the hustle of Brisbane with these top day trips

Dive among the shipwrecks at Tangalooma for an amazing day out.

THERE is more to Brisbane than bright lights and a stunning river.

Everything you knew was on in Brisbane just got better

Don't miss the Brisbane International this summer.

IF IT is diversity you want, Brisbane is the place to get it.

Discover the city like a local

See the city like a local, and on the back of a bike!

THE Brisbane Greeters tours are everything you want and more.

Cheers to seven of the best bars in Brisbane

There are stacks of cool bars in Brisbane - you'll just have to stay the while and check out all of them!

CHOOSING where to drink comes with great responsibility.

How to beat the bulge this Christmas

'TIS the season for festive food, celebratory bubbles and parties aplenty....and a few extra kilos not on your Christmas wishlist.

KICK THE KILOS: Mackay jumps ahead of Bundy

Who will take out the glory? Just two weeks to go in the ARM Kick the Kilos competition.

MACKAY has finally jumped in front of Bundaberg.

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

Women who go running aren't looking for sex with you

Keeping the kilos off for good takes commitment

Losing weight is only part of the challenge

FINAL WEEK: Get fit for summer with Sally

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

It's the last week of our getting fit for summer with Sally series

Diet trumps exercise in battle of the bulge

It takes a lot of work to burn off your favourite foods

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Gardening group shows swag with donation

GLENWOOD Garden Gatherers might only be a small community group, but they will not let that stop them from trying to make a big difference.

Reasons for wanting to give are personal

Christmas giving is what the season is about according to Mikhail.

Gympie struts its stuff in runway salon launch

Miss Dairy showgirl entrant Karlee Dennien with managing hairdresser Sara Shadbolt from Hair by Hampton.

Fashions and fun on display in Mary Street

Farm to Family: A Christmas Feast

Melissa Brown can't wait to taste the fresh local produce she will prepare for her family this Christmas.

MELISSA Brown started planning her Christmas lunch 7 months ago

Awards night for Gympie Rotarians

All the results of the Paul Harris Fellowship.

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Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

THERE is a timeless quality to many of Lee Kernaghan's songs, but one in particular has stood the test of time.

PARTY TIME: Two huge nights of Christmas on Mary

IN THE MOOD: Jade Alexis dressed up for a Mary Christmas on December 14 and 21.

Mary St keeps up its new Christmas night shopping tradition

All your entertainment needs sorted for this weekend

ROCK ON: Travis Collins will be at the Royal Hotel to promote his new album on Friday night

Don't let the bad weather chase away a good time.

Event promises a very Mary Christmas

FESTIVE SPIRIT: Faye Jefferson, Craig Skennerton, Bev Evans and Karyn Palmer from Red Cross Opp Shop at last year's event.

Mary St gears up for Christmas bonanza

Parking could cost retailers $6 billion this Christmas

WAY OF THE FUTURE: Ben Riches, president of the Gympie Chamber of Commerce thinks parking problems are not the real issue and retailers should embrace technology to expand their markets.

Parking challenges burning a $6.69B hole in the pockets of retailers

Rainbow Beach Hotel to become foodie destination

Expect new flavours and new faces at the Rainbow Beach Hotel.

There's a new face and new taste in Rainbow Beach

Gympie business dives in to help children living with cancer

FEEL GOOD FEELING: You can improve your swimming pool water quality while helping Camp Quality at the same time.

Feel good about cleaning your pool with the help of Sun-Chem

Retirement a strange brew for Gloria Jean's owners

Gloria Jean's Coffees co-owner Gail Gipp serving up a storm in rush hour.

Gympie's Gloria Jean's owners are experience a frantic retirement.

Council's asset values increase but total revenue drops

Community assets have increased on the heels of replacement work, revaluations and new assets to support the region's growing population.

COMMUNITY assets have increased on the heels of replacement work.

Why Shane will leave Buderim Ginger board if sale goes ahead

SHAREHOLDERS DECIDE: Templeton Ginger owner Shane Templeton is among shareholders who will decide Buderim Ginger's fate this month.

Shareholders have less than three weeks to decide on 15% sale.

Gympie shares their Christmas trees

Kerrie McKewin: I'm in hospital so my kids put the tree up with some help from nanny and nanny. They were very excited to show me. I think it's awesome.

With the festive season in full swing, readers shared their Christmas trees with...

Girl Guiding abroad

Rhiannon Cox sets up camp.

Leonora and Rhiannon go to Malaysia.

2016 in pictures: The moments that made history

Turkish Coast Guard personnel help refugees as they swim with buoys, after they toppled over a fishermen dinghy en route to Greece on January 22, 2016 in Didim district of Aydin, Turkey. 4 refugees body including 3 children pulled out of the water as Turkish coast guard personnel rescued 43 others.

Getty images has released its best images from 2016.

WATCH: Imbil farm devastated after hailstorm

This afternoons storm coming through.

Imbil farmer Rob Price has detailed the devastation of his avocado and passionfruit...

Earthquake strikes Indonesia where Tsunami devastated

Earthquake devastates same area struck by 2004 Tsunami.

100's dead and injured after 6.5 quake.

Trump is Time's Person of the Year

Named President of the Divided States of America.

President Elect beats Hilary Clinton again.

South kids are solar saviours

SHINING BRIGHT: Gympie South Year 6s learn about energy poverty and solar energy.

It's easy to take lights and electricity for granted.

Family's plea to help raise $500 so tot can play in water

Mayana Wyles - Dudman and nana, Eileen.

Mayana was born with her intestines outside her body

Woolies' new reindeer carrots hope to feed Santa's fliers

Woolies gets on board with the tradition of leaving a carrot out

Penis-measuring service hopes to increase condom usage

A health clinic in Sweden is offering to measure men's penises

Party fashions from Lissy's Closet

Maui Top - $49

Fast fashion never looked so good as these party favourites.

How Australia's largest family does Christmas with 16 kids

BIG CHRISTMAS: Enjoying their new PS4 is the Bonell family (back, from left) Natalie, Karl, Jesse, Samuel, Katelyn, Claire, Cameron, Brooke, Sabrina, Timothy, parents Jeni and Ray Bonell and (front, from left) Nate, Eric, Damian, Rachel, Eve and Brandon.

The Toowoomba family said the device brought them together

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper happy as baby looms

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper are in an "extremely happy place"

Brad Pitt bids to keep custody battle private

Brad Pitt will go to court to keep his custody battle private

Sia has split from her husband

Sia has split from her husband Erik Anders Lang.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

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New supermarket: jobseekers, get your resumes ready

HOW TO APPLY: The 150 new jobs to be created in Maryborough will need both experienced and inexperienced workers.

The new supermarket will open in January.

20 jobs going in Gympie right now

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Looking for work in Gympie? These jobs are going right now.

$512 million motorway upgrade creates 1300 jobs

Traffic congestion is an issue at the intersection of Wembley Road and the Logan Motorway.

$512 million project gets the green light from State Government

Why no one over 50 can land a job

It's becoming increasingly hard for those over 50 to land a job

Labour market woes continue with slack movement in jobs

The employment market is still a source of disappointment

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2018 Holden Commodore is officially revealed

BREAKING COVER: The next-generation Holden Commodore has been revealed in sleek Liftback form.

First images of new Commodore released by Holden

Touring variant of CX-5 coming in 2017

The next generation Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV will arrive in Australia during the first half of 2017.

There wil be a new mid-spec CX-5 next year.

Ferrari’s ideal family car? Four-seat GTC4 Lusso T arrives

FAST FOR FOUR: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T's 449kW/760Nm twin-turbo V8 slings the family to 100kmh in 3.5 seconds.

$500,000 family Ferrari aimed at cashed-up younger shoppers

61,000 Australian Volkswagens set for dieselgate recall

NAUGHTY DIESELS: With this announcement Volkswagen Group Australia said total government approvals is now 70,000, including the 9,000 Amarok utes recalled earlier this year.

Federal Government approves next stage of voluntary recall

Sporty and hybrid Toyota C-HRs coming in the future?

INTEREST PIQUED: Is there scope for Toyota to offer us a greater range of its forthcoming C-HR small SUVs? A hybird version and more powerful turbo variant would be welcome.

Only one 1.2-litre engine at launch of C-HR baby SUV

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