He fought off death three times in one week

THE BLINK OF AN EYE: Gympie son Scott Hoare in his hospital bed with girlfriend Angie by his side.

Gympie son Scott Hoare paralysed in tragic surf accident

A night of glitz and glamour

HIGH FASHION: Karen Bazzan, Sara Shadbolt and Chantelle Groben at Gympie's fashion event of the year on Mary St Friday night.

Fashionistas strut their stuff

Llew O'Brien flags debate over Australian symbol

Wide Bay MP Llew O'Brien wants your feedback on how to retire old and worn flags.

WHAT is the best way to retire flags?






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.

Everything you knew was on in Brisbane just got better

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

Knock over your whole Christmas shopping list in one hit

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BRISBANE City is synonymous with incredible shopping – ask anyone.

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

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.

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.

How to cram all this Christmas goodness into one day

The kids will love the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Brisbane this year.

KIDS are spoilt for choice when it comes to Christmas fun.

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

End-of-year break-up for OWN

GUNABUL Homestead was the place to be for 62 members of the Older Women's Network on December 1.

Laughter the best present

STRAIGHT TALKER: Miss9's letter to her brother's teacher is memorable.

Bruce explains about Miss9's gift that keeps on giving

Devastating 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.

Gardening group shows swag with donation

Glenwood Garden Gatherers (Back, from left) Don Scott, Hugh McCarron, Russel Bampton , Barry Lambooy, Maggie Mortimer, Maureen Lambooy (Middle, from left) Celine McCarron, Dell Millar, Jeanne Scott, Colin Whitley, and Barbara Sullivan (Front, from left) Pat Lake and Mo Moon.

Glenwood Garden Gatherers have donated to help the homeless.

Reasons for wanting to give are personal

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

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Your definitive Gympie guide to school holiday fun

Check out these amazing things do with the whole family over the next two months in and around town.

GARAGE SALES: Where to grab a bargain this weekend

Several sales are being held in Rockhampton on Saturday as part of the national Garage Sale Trail.

Take a look at these treasure troves

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

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

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

'You want to see young people get into work'

Mode Southside owner Dan Scott with new employee Kimberley Langton.

Mode Southside has been given a boost by youth employment funding.

BAUPLE: Residents say 'bring back the business climate'

Marc Bromet with daughter Yolande, outside the Bauple Macadamia House.

Marc and Yolande Bromet discuss how to put Bauple back on the map.

New plan could make Imbil a cultural hub

OLD HUB MADE NEW: The historic Imbil train station, which will form part of the Imbil Heritage Park precinct.

A new precinct plan for Imbil is in the works.

Adani coal: what it means for the Gympie region

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY: The $21 billion Adani project could provide up to 4000 jobs a year and the Gympie region needs to make sure it is positioned to take advantage of opportunities it presents.

Gympie businesses and job hunters must not miss out: MP

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 then and now

THEN: Imbil in 1984.

A series of shots showing how the region changed in 32 years

Google Earth: How Gympie changed

THEN: Tin Can Bay in 1984.

Google Earth maps from 1984 to 2016

Mick Jagger a Dad again at 73

A father again at 73.

Eighth child for Rolling stone front man.

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.

OPINION: The secret to giving a great gift

TÄNDA Limited Edition Christmas Candle S,M,L from $29.95 (free shipping in time for Christmas), www.tandamodern.com

GIFTS are basically a form of communication

Relationships: Break-ups the smart(phone) way

Texting to your ex post break-up may not be the best form of communication.

How to deal with the complicated text from your ex

OPINION: Get organised before the Christmas crowds arrive

The mind functions better when the house is clean and tidy.

Tackle the cleaning to-do list one room at a time

Wanted: One Batman-like principal

Fancy yourself a superhero in teacher's clothing?

Ford Everest Trend RWD launched, $5000 cheaper than the 4x4

URBAN CHOICE: The new Ford Everest Trend RWD is $5000 cheaper than its AWD namesake, making it the more cost-effective option for city dwellers not needing 4x4 abilities

Ford gives buyers the cheaper Everest they've been asking for

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Robert Irwin, wildlife photographer

SNAPPER: Apart from wildlife, photography is Robert Irwin's great passion.

Steve's boy has a passion for photography

Louis Tomlinson's tribute to late mother

Louis Tomlinson's new single is a tribute to his late mother.

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

The apple and the worm

Gympie journalist Arthur Gorrie.

Progress leaps along, so let's look first

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

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JOBS: Adani seeking workers for Bowen office

Adani has advertised jobs for their Bowen office.

Jobs advertised online by mining company

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

Need a NEW employee?

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LETTER: Hard to put faith in driverless cars

The minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey MP visited Queensland Raceway to officially launch the automated driving project to have cars fitted with Bosch technology.

How many really want to trust their life to a computer?

School run scorcher: Audi SQ7 road test and review

FLAGSHIP: Audi’s new SQ7 TDI features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel offering 320kW, 900Nm and a 0-100kmh time of 4.9-seconds. An electric-powered compressor all but eliminates turbo lag from low range. This tech and safety-filled SUV costs from $153,616 before on-roads.

$153,000 ultimate Q7 cracks 100kmh in under five seconds

M3-beating 375kW Alfa Romeo Giulia QV arriving in February

RAPID ALFA: A genuine BMW M3 and Merc-AMG C63 hunter, Giulia QV boasting a 375kW twin-turbo V6 hits 100kmh in 3.9-seconds and goes on to over 300kmh.

Range-topping Giulia cracks 100kmh in under four seconds

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.

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