Repair work continues for Memorial Park Rotunda

PIECE OF HISTORY: Work continues on the rotunda at Memorial Park.

Renovations have been extended after extensive damage was found.

What's on in Gympie this weekend

INTERGALACTIC: Lissa and Nee Nee will be providing plenty of family entertainment this Saturday

There's plenty of fun for young and old in Gympie this weekend.

'That this could happen on the Rapids staggers me'

Scott Kovacevic out and about in Dreamworld with Madagascar's Alex and King Julian.

The Dreamworld tragedy hit hard for The GT's Scott Kovacevic

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.

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.

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...

Your guide to summer live sport in Brisbane

It wouldn't be an Aussie summer without loads of live cricket!

BRISBANE is dishing up the sporting goods this season.

A taste of Brisbane for every palate

There are heaps of places to eat in Brisbane to cater for every craving!

VISITORS and locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining.

Why sugar is even worse for teenagers

Young people are the greatest consumers of high-energy, sugary and fat-laden “junk” foods and sweetened drinks.

Why lifting weights could make you smarter

Kylie Salisbury of St Andrews Weightlifting Club, Miles competes in the Queensland Youth and Under 15 Championships weightlifting at Toowoomba State High School, Mt Lofty gym.

Stronger body could be best way to ward off Alzheimer's disease

How busy parents can squeeze in a workout

Expert shares top tips for keeping fit with a family

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

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

Nine exercises that will have you 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

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

Gympie Jazz and Wine on Wishlist for 2017

After a rousing success at this year's Jazz and Wine Festival, organisers are eyeing August next year for the next one.

Descendents pay tribute at Gheerulla 125 years on

LIVING HISTORY: Descendants of the settlers of the area now known as Gheerulla Creek gather in Pioneer Park.

Descendants gather to honour pioneers

$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

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Help make a difference at this weekend's Relay for Life

MORE than 850 people will take part in a marathon effort for cancer sufferers in this weekend's Gympie Relay for Life.

Rush Festival gets the crowd warmed up

ROCKING OUT: 28 Days rocks out in Nelson Reserve on Sunday night as part of the Rush Festival concert in the park.

Things heated up on stage on a cold Gympie night for the Rush Fest

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

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.

Sparks will fly for new Gympie welding business

THE FUTURE'S BRIGHT: Jamie Watkins from ACE Welding and Fabrication has just established his new business in Excelsior Rd, Gympie.

Jamie Watkins is turning up the heat with his new business venture

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.

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.

Business community speeds toward future

Members of Gympie's business community get started at the second speed networking event of the year at Gympie RSL.

Gympie business members made new connections on Wednesday night.

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.

Murder Victim's Brother Speaks

Sophie Collombet's family and boyfriend in front of court after Benjamin James Milward, 28, was sentenced to life in prison for her murder.

Sophie Collombet's brother talks outside of court.

Judge Sentences Sophie Collombet Killer

Judge hands down sentence for murder of French student.

Benjamin Milward receives his sentence for the rape and murder of French...

Police Speak about Dreamworld Tragedy

Queensland Police provide latest information on accident.

The latest information from Queensland Police.

Staring into the eye of a 36-tonne humpback

Coffs Harbour videographer Brett Vercoe has captured an extraordinarily close underwater encounter with humpback whales in Tonga.

Ultimate whale encounter captured by Coffs local Brett Vercoe.

Dreamworld horror: How do you explain it to your children

For children the news may be even more shocking.

Why we should stop rescuing our kids

Gretchen Mitchell is a wife, mother and psychologist.

How we're missing moment to teach our kids personal responsibility

How to create great memories using iOS 10

The Memories function can create a home-made movie

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ups the safety, spec and price

EVEN TOUGHER: Legendary LandCruiser 70 Series scores improved rigidity, safety and spec for Single-cab chassis to score 5 Star ANCAP rating.

Re-engineered 70 Series is now stronger and safer

iPhone 7 Plus' coolest camera feature released

Beautiful blur 'bokeh' effect now available for portraits

MOVIE REVIEW: Doctor Strange is out there in a good way

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S new superhero takes viewers along on his mind trip.

MOVIE REVIEW: Jack Reacher sequel falls flat

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

THE film's title Never Go Back should serve as a warning to fans.

The Bachelor contestants find love with each other

Former Bachelor contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon have confirmed their relationship on social media.

MEGAN Marx and Tiffany Scanlon confirm relationship on Instagram.

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

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

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'

Final Ford Falcon sold while Ford Escape SUV confirmed

OUT WITH THE OLD: A sign of the times: final Falcon produced as Ford looks towards its SUV future with the new Escape model.

Falcons auctioned for charity as sub-$30k Ford SUV confirmed

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

$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

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