Your story: Ernst family reflects on iconic barn

Judy Ernst, whose grandfather built 'Ernst's Barn', laments the destruction of the Mary Valley icon.

Judy Ernst is sad to see the barn her grandfather built destroyed

Williamson winding up for another Muster

John Williamson is bringing some new songs and artists to this year's Muster.

John Williamson is back and ready to put on his best show ever

The new Gympie clinic supporting breast cancer patients

SUPPORT: Breast cancer patient Julie Sparreboom with nurse Sharon Shelford, who will help her form a new normal life after cancer.

Nurse-led clinic providing holistic care







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Rurosexual spotting at the Muster

The Muster is a unique and fabulous experience everyone should enjoy

Kick-off for the 2016 Gympie Music Muster

MUSTER MATES: Fun times at the Gympie Muster, Paul Anderson, Ashley Van Kalken and Chris Smith

TENS of thousands will head to the 35th Gympie Music Muster today.

10 reasons to go to the Gympie Muster

Getting a selfie in the moshpit in front of Main Stage is one reason to go to the Muster.

10 reasons you should go to the Gympie Muster

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

We are giving away Akubra hats at the Muster

Tienelle Cross won an Akubra at last year's Muster.

The Gympie Times is giving Akubras away at the Muster

Eight top little Aussies

Gympie West State School's July Aussie of the Month were presented with their awards last Wednesday.

Life still sweet for last pine grower

SWEET AS: Chris Doyle with a picking knife used to nick the pineapple stalk to make breaking off the fruit easier in some varieties. RIGHT: Cane baskets used to be the method of carrying fruit.

Regions last pineapple grower needs farm labour

Love at first festival for avid Heart of Gold fan

AVID FAN: Long-time Heart of Gold fan and avid yachtsman John Oakley has attended every festival since the inaugural event.

'Everyone in Queensland should attend Heart of Gold'

Smoking banned from sidelines of under-18 sports games

New smoking legislation to start September 1

Grandchildren to eat well after bingo win

BIG WINNER: Marcia Mill from Rainbow wins the Bingo Buster $1500 grocery card.

Local grandmother makes last bingo win

Reader wins $1000 worth of flights

Lucky resident wins $1000 worth of flights from bingo

Legendary gold miner and our origin

GYMPIE FOUNDER: James Nash discovered gold in Gympie on October 16, 1867, and started the goldrush that saved Queensland from bankruptcy.

Legendary Gympie gold miner nominated for Heritage Wonders

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Kick-off for the 2016 Gympie Music Muster

THE biggest event on the Gympie calendar begins with the 35th Gympie Music Muster kicking off today.

10 reasons to go to the Gympie Muster

Getting a selfie in the moshpit in front of Main Stage is one reason to go to the Muster.

10 reasons you should go to the Gympie Muster

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Five new things to see and do at this year's Muster

There's already plenty of fun to be had at the XXXX bar.

Here are five new things to see and do at this year's Gympie Muster

Preparing for the unexpected

ACTION MAN: Laurie Roberts from IRS has the experience necessary to ensure the training he provides is relevant, comprehensive and potentially life saving.

Former first responder, Laurie Roberts is now a safety trainer

Storming the 8-ball scene

STORMING ALONG: Neil Turley with wife Heidi and their daughter Neive has turned Typhoon Cues from a hobby to a full time occupation.

Neil and Heidi Turley are hoping for a perfect business storm

Ekka prize for Kandanga's pork sausages

(From left) Kandanga Country Meats' Mitch, Amelia, Kaden and Alicia Perkins and James Downing with their Ekka award winning sausages.

Kandanga Country Meats has won first prize at the Ekka

Gympie Times goes from strength to strength

Gympie Times editor Shelley Strachan

Gympie's local daily The Gympie Times goes from strength to strength

Traveston depot to be expanded despite 17 protests

Councillors Glen Hartwig (right) and Dan Stewart.

Early morning noise irrelevant, council told

The Muster in the 1980s

Dr L Edwards and Alex McIntosh joined the Webb Brothers - Fabian, Marius and Berard in burying a steel time capsule full of memories at Thorneside in 1982 to be re-opened in 2032.

Looking back at some of the great moments of the Muster over the years.

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV is one of the most eagerly awaited cameras.

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Looking Back 35years

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Gympie Music Muster looking back 35years

MUSTER MANSIONS

Gympie Music Muster 2016 Graham Kennedy having a beer.

Checkout this years campsites at the Muster.

Pre Muster partiers

Lauren Vernon (left) and Samantha Williams

Residents crowded Mary St for the Pre Muster

Ready for Wiggles excitement

Heading into the concert are Tracey and Ethan Clarke (left) and Cooper and Louise Malcolm .

Hundreds of children danced to their delight with at the Wiggles show.

34 years at the Gympie Muster

Mal Williams Coming to the Muster for 34 yearsGympie Muster 2016Its so big now, the Musters just gotten so big. I can remember when John Williamson and Slim Dusty were playing. As you all know, sadly we dont have Slim anymore but John Williamson still comes and thats just remarkable. Seeing young Kasey Chambers on stage as a teenager to what shes become now is just amazing. Ive come because Ive got to, I just cant stop coming its just one of those things that gets in your blood.

Mal Williams, who has been to every single Gympie Music Muster since 1983, looks...

John Williamson interview

John Williamson speaks about his Muster experience, past and present. (Audio...

Backpacker Murder Victim Named

British backpacker murdered in Home Hill.

Mia Ayliffe-Chung is a 21 year old British Tourist.

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market

What price would you put on a kid's 'miracle'?

At nine years of age, Quiń had an accident that caused a cataract to one of his eyes. In an instant; this little boy with his whole life ahead of him faced a future of blindness.

Thousands of Aussies joining campaign to restore sight to kids

Mazda6 Touring road test and review

RUNOUT SPECIALS: With a new model fast approaching, the outgoing Mazda6 should be available at a very appealing price.

Stellar mid-size class of 2016

70,000 daffodils arrive ahead of 30-year celebrations

Esther Attewell surrounded by the delivery of fresh daffodils.

MORE than 70,000 daffodils have arrived ahead of Daffodil Day

"Record”: Baby christened with eight great-grandparents

Chris and Sheena Geiger, with Lauren and Casey Kovavcich as Father Cheripuram christens baby Kovi.

Kovi was treated to a christening few others get to experienc

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

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Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

The true cost of 60 Minutes debacle revealed

It's a bill that would make even a silk tied barrister blush

Kirk Douglas is defiant, fierce and still standing

VETERAN ACTOR: Kirk Douglas has had a long and varied career.

Kirk Douglas has out-lived almost all his contemporaries

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Government tender seminar coming to Gympie next month

A seminar on how to win government contracts aims to give regional companies the skills to successfully compete for government tenders.

Want to successfully tender for government work?

Father willing to do anything to work

DESPERATE: Maryborough concreter Andrew Roberts is searching for a job ... any job. He is pictured here with April, Isabella and partner Jaime-Lee Henningsen.

Andrew Roberts is just one example of the Fraser Coast's crisis

Promise of 250 jobs from Mackay region project

Bakers Creek - Corner of Cook Lane and Main Street.

Developer has promised 250 construction jobs, $316M in activity

Virtual reality used to engage unemployed young people

National Job Link uses virtual reality about working in the real world to engage young people unemployed or disassociated from school.

"If you can build their confidence, they can do anything,”

EXCLUSIVE: Charleville set to get abattoir in 2017

John Burey plans to convert his kangaroo meatwork facility to slaughter cattle.

Charleville's Kangaroo works are set to reopen in 2017.

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Mini Cooper S Convertible road test and review

APPEALING DROP: Mini Cooper S Convertible cheaper and more economical, and still delights with its fun nature and excellent handling

New Mini Convertible cheaper and more economical

DASHCAM: Scooter rider learns painful lesson in wet

'BMW and scooter both made a stupid lane change without warning'

DASHCAM: Truck sends car spinning during merge madness

Dashcam captures dramatic collision.

A small sedan has terrifying crash with a truck on Brisbane onramp.

Stars' Cars - Jo Beth Taylor

AUDI GAL: Jo Beth Taylor has an affection for Audis, and has the R8 supercar in her sights.

Jo Beth Taylor talks about her life with cars