They're the unpaid heroes who risk life and limb

DEDICATED: The full complement of Gympie SES unit members who attended the North Coast Regional SES Awards on the weekend. (Back, from left) Don Fuller, Wayne Kerle, Alan Sage (chaplain), Ted Logan, Dennis Rossow, (centre) Jason Myatt, June Fuller, Mandy Price, Leonie Eaton, Pam Reis, Meaghan Bentley, Jess Tunnah, Jenny Millers, Tanya Easterby, (front) Ray Myers, Ray Morsch, Steve Clough, Dean Wardell, Margaret Setchell and Charlie Setchell.

Gympie region's SES volunteers recognised for their dedication

A new start for Gympie Pilates

FEELING CENTRED: Sally and Megan Dahl outside their new studio space on Nash St.

A new studio space means a new start for this local Gympie business.

Renewed push for Cooloola link road

GAINING TRACTION: Shadow Transport Minister Andrew Powell hopes for inter-governmental cooperation to get the proposed coastal road built.

Visiting minister says long-envisioned road would bring benefits.

Seven tips to prepare your home now for storm season

NOW is the time to start preparing your home and property for a notoriously harsh Queensland summer.

Storm emergency kit essentials checklist

AN emergency kit can help save precious time in an emergency situation. Keep it in a waterproof container.

Queensland in for five cyclones, flash flooding and rain

FIVE cyclones are likely to smash the east coast this season, two with the potential for winds of up to 224kmh, Higgins Storm Chasing has predicted.

48 hours in Brisbane: the game plan

YOU’VE got 48 hours in Brisbane to discover why the locals love the River City – it’s time to get busy.

The job every chocoholic dreams of...

Chris Thomson and Amy Sargeantson are the masterminds behind the Noosa Chocolate Factory.

THIS pair is living the life every chocoholic dreams of.

Wine and dine your way around Brisbane this summer

Brisbane has the best places to wine and dine.

NINE of the best places to wine and dine.

Four family-fun things to do in Brisbane this summer

Southbank is filled with fun and exciting things to do with the family.

A TOP destination, Brisbane has plenty on offer for family fun-times

How to do Christmas as an adult (kids don't get all the fun)

Don't miss the incredible Christmas displays on in Brisbane.

FANCY a kid-free festive Christmas adventure? Read on...

All eyes on Brissy boy Burns

Joe Burns will be looking to score a place in the Australian squad.

JOE Burns is out to prove himself this season.

Fashion forward at Brisbane’s best boutiques

Shop until you drop in Brisbane.

BRISBANE has blossomed into a fashion destination.

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

NINE exercises that will have you feeling great and looking ready for the beach in no time.

The two questions to ask before starting a new diet

Try this simple quiz to help choose a healthy eating plan

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

The one-woman walking machine pushing for our health

DETERMINED: Gaylene Johnston has joined the Gympie Times club on Strava for our Kick the Kilos campaign to help improve the region's health.

Health worker hopes to inspire others with marathon effort

Apple Watch Series 2: Freedom to get moving

The Apple Watch Series 2 is waterproof to 50 metres

For those on a fitness kick, the new version with GPS is great

Sunshine Coast cracks the 10,000km mark

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

The Sunshine Coast has cracked the 10,000km mark!

Seven signs you're obsessed with your Fitbit

We're giving away a Fitbit Flex with our latest digital offer.

THERE is one warning Fitbit doesn't put on the packet...

Muster wristbands yield $21,000 in unclaimed refunds

Muster-goers collectively left about $21,000 worth of unused spending funds when they failed to claim back money on their bands after exiting the Muster.

Muster wristbands yield $21,000 windfall for organisers

Muster wedding gets Caitlyn's blessing

JUST MARRIED: Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong with Caitlyn Shadbolt after getting married just before Caitlyn's show on the Main Stage on Saturday at the Gympie Muster.

Young Gladstone couple get hitched at Gympie Muster

Bravo on Muster success

Congrats to organisers on a very successful Gympie Muster

Where's Polly?

Have you seen Polly? She is missing from Mary St.

Polly Probus is missing from Mary St.

27,000 through Muster gates over four days

MUSTER HAD A BLAST: Melissa Houston, Kammie Garner, Nedizah Thierry and Renee Williams were four of almost 27,000 people through Muster gates over four days.

Perfect days, freezing nights and 27,000 through the Muster gates

Caitlyn draws the crowd ahead of Crazy Life tour

Caitlyn Shadbolt draws the crowd on Main Stage on Saturday afternoon.

Caitlyn pulls the crowd during her Muster performance

Descendents pay tribute at Gheerulla 125 years on

Descendants gather to honour pioneers who settled Gheerulla Creek in 1891

$100k to improve RV facilities in a Fraser Coast town

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Two other projects in the region have also received funding.

Church of Christ Gympie celebrates 130 years

130TH HONOUR: Vennie Kenyon cuts Gympie Church of Christ's celebratory cake along with current pastor Sam Bartlett. It was a labour of love for Vennie whose sister, the late Marcia Hopkins, cut the cake for the 125 celebrations.

Memories abound as past and present members gather

Spectacular quilts, crafts to go on display in Gympie

STUNNER: The works of award-winning quilter Dianne Johnston will be on display at Gympie Rotary Club's Quilt & Craft Spectacular on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30.

Artisans from around the state display creations

Medical centre ready to expand

EARTHWORKS: Dr John Manton on the site of the new medical centre with the current centre and Exhibition Rd in the background.

Excelsior Medical Centre needs room to expand.

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Community garden set for Palmwoods

COMMUNITY garden set to launch in Palmwoods with space for fruit trees, herbs and flowers - right in the middle of town.

Hoo8Hoo hitting all the right notes

PERFECT HARMONY: Brothers Tim (left) and Sam Aitken, aka Hoo8Hoo, will be hitting the Gympie stage on Sunday afternoon for the Rush Festival concert.

Brothers Tim and Sam Aitken will be taking to the stage as Hoo8Hoo.

Little Haven Palliative Care harnesses support

ON TRACK: Little Haven hopes Gympie businesses will sponsor a trotter for their Melbourne Cup fundraiser and punters will join the Little Haven team at their VIP lunch at the Gympie Turf Club.

VIP Melbourne Cup Lunch a major fundraiser

Former Split Enz front man Tim Finn finds new niche

Singer Tim Finn has written the music for theatre production Ladies in Black.

Musician finds his way to theatre

State government taking tick checks seriously

TICKED OFF: New state legislation is cracking down on the spread of cattle ticks from region to region

Cattle producers face penalties if tick check laws aren't followed.

Cattle prices still high for better or worse

BUSINESS IS GOOD: Upper Kandanga grazier, Australian Brahman Breeders president and Garglen Brahman co-principal Shane Bishop.

Record high cattle prices a double-edged sword for local producers.

It's not all doom and gloom for Gympie business owners

EMPOWERED: (Back from left) Carol Coleman, Rae Gate, Robbin Iddles (front) Bill Purcell, Renee Ivory, Desley Alward and Jaimi Thomas at the Gympie Business Leaders Seminar.

Local businesses get some know-how at informative seminar.

Aquatic centre will bring 50 new jobs to Gympie

NEW OPPORTUNITIES: The council is estimating a February finish for the ARC, in time for the end of Summer 2017.  Photos: Contributed

Gympie's aquatic centre a great opportunity for local job-seekers.

Furry pin-ups saving lives

GORGEOUS: The calendar will save lives through funding it provides to PetRescue, an organisation dedicated to finding homeless pets new homes.

Calendar is helping find new homes for rescued and homeless pets

Digital competition now on for Gympie Businessess

A competition is now open to regional businesses growing their business through online.

Is your business using online to grow? This comp could be for you.

Sunday's beautiful sunset over Gympie region

Peta Hempsall's view at Cootharaba.

The sunset on Sunday October 23 stunned the region, with a Gympie Times callout...

Cooloola All Schools Triathlon

Triathlon, Joseph Greer 14 and under boys team. James Nash

Young athletes compete in the Cooloola All Schools Triathlon.

Speed networking seminar

Organising members (from left) Jodie Field, David Asher and jade Gesell.

The Gympie business community gathered to make new connections at the second Gympie...

IKEA's beaut Ferry Harbour Home

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and transformed it into The IKEA Harbour Home.

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and...

Driver narrowly escapes unharmed at Bruce Hwy crash

A truck driver is lucky to be alive following a serious truck crash on the Bruce...

Teen awakes from Coma speaking Spanish

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16-year-old Reuben Nsemoh has awoken from a coma speaking Spanish, he was...

SNL Spoofs 3rd Presidential Debate

Actor does his best Donald Trump.

Despite Trump complaining, Alec Baldwin does it again.

Hello gorgeous: Abarth 124 Spider road test and review

LOOK OUT MX-5: No Fiat 124 Spider for Australia so we're stuck with this: the hot Abarth version. Poor us...

Abarth's Sting in the tail takes on Mazda's MX-5

Airline wins right to weigh passengers to stop crashes

Strategy will also help airline save fuel

$20-million boost for Rocky's road upgrades

The expected route of the the Rockhampton Road Train Access upgrade.  Photo: Contributed

Federal Government announcement today about road funds

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Dad's desperate plea to treat daughter with cannabis oil

AMNESTY PLEA: Eight-year-old Suli has regressed to the equivalency of a one-month-old infant.

One dad's fight to treat his terminally ill girl with cannabis oil.

Priscilla concerned people will forget about Elvis

Priscilla Presley source Bang

She says she feels responsible to keep his legacy going

Taylor Swift files lawsuit over alleged groping

Taylor Swift source Bang

Swift has commenced legal action against a DJ over the incident

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track

JOBS: Is this your 'ticket' to work in the Gympie region?

Scraper, roller, dozer, backhoe operators required in Gympie region.

Scraper, roller, dozer, backhoe operators required in Gympie region.

700 Coast jobs to fill in one day across sectors

Joanna Kaczmarczyk and Barbara Kwiczala ready for the job show.

One day job bonanza with jobs from more than 60 employers

Queensland maintains credit rating despite govt spending

Curtis Pitt

Moody's notes extra spending on frontline services by govt

Why Glencore's mine reopening has some worried

Despite the good news, the CFMEU has some long-term concerns.

The longevity of the 200 jobs on offer has been questioned.

Thousands of new jobs to be created in health industry

Between 1400 to 1800 new health jobs on the Sunshine Coast will be created by the NDIS.

Get qualified to take advantage of job boom

'Husband for sale' for $35

When Trish and Ken Wilson moved from Sydney's Northern Beaches to Mackay for a lifestyle change, Mrs Wilson posted an ad on Facebook to find her husband work.

New to Mackay, woman explains: 'Why I put my husband on the market'

Can't get to Motorclassica? Here's your ticket

The automotive stars have come out to play at the 2016 Motorclassica motor show.

Check out modern and the classics featured at Motorclassica.

Nissan Navara King Cab road test and review

WORKHORSE: Nissan's Navara King Cab pickup proves a decent all-rounder without the Dual Cab price tag.

Solid workhorse and performance for those not needing the dual cab

Australia, are you ready to discovery some Soul?

GOT NO SOUL? A driveaway price of $24,990 and new style and kit means Kia is hopeful Australians finally give its boxy and very fun Soul model a bit of love.

Updated Kia Soul here to tempt you

It couldn't be closer: Australia's best seller for 2016

MONTHLY WINNER: Mazda3 was last month's best selling car in Australia, but still trails Toyota's Corolla and Hilux, Ford's Ranger and Hyundai's i30 as 2016's overall sales winner.

Only a hundred sales in it between our best-selling cars