84-year-old crosses globe for aunt who died in 1887

TIME TRAVEL: Anne and Bridget Scanlon at the grave of Maryann McSweeney, which Bridget travelled halfway across the world to visit.

Maryann McSweeney died when she was six months old.

Bushfire threat continues months longer than expected

Unseasonally hot and dry weather has firefighters on alert

Photo comp: Mum captures summer, wins a camera

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How to make your child's every dream come true...

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

Heaven on a stick - check out Queen of Pops.

FOR many of us, food is life.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

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BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

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.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

'Age is no barrier': 3 Gladstone women shed up to 100kg

"People think they're too old to do it, but I'm not.”

Luxury fabric makes comeback

Nothing looks lusher than velvet trimmed curtains spilling on to the floor.

Add a classic touch to your home

Expert tells how to be lean in a fat world

Get Lean, Stay Lean by Dr Joanna McMillan

Dr Joanna McMillan's new book on losing weight

Sustainable clothing a 2017 trend

Items from Yevu Clothing's November 2016 release.

Fashion production in spotlight

Shape up to your personal style

Dress for your shape in 2017.

Clever tips for your body type

What diets are set to star in 2017?

The coconut is considered a hero product in a paleo diet.

Eating like our prehistoric ancestors v eating for our brains

Gympie gets ready for a year of G150 celebrations

The Gympie region marks the 150th anniversary of the founding date for the Gympie township and a year long program of events and celebrations are planned.

Farming operation stuck in water bureaucracy

RIGHT: Brahman breeders are run on the proposed crop area at Calico Creek. Earthworks in the background are to allow maximum irrigation line coverage.

And what's with the centre pivot irrigation at Calico Ck?

Teen starts gofundme page to get to barrel racing worlds

Ryley Burke has qualified to compete in NBHA Barrel Racing at the Youth World Championships in Perry Georgia USA in July 2017.

My horses 'Rebel' and 'Spin' and I have worked hard.

Shade sails a cool move as children's feet burn

MADE IN THE SHADE: Angus Warne gives Gympie region Deputy Mayor Bob Leitch the benefit of his up-to-date experience of playground equipment and shade sails.

Council takes the bite out of the summer heat for kids and parents

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REVEALED: Revived Coast body art festival's new location

THE Australian Body Art Festival is being relaunched, at a new location in the Noosa hinterland.

Australia Day set to sizzle at Gympie Bunnings

Grab a snag at Gympie Bunnings on the weekend after Australia Day and support the Kandanga Rural Fire Service.

Head to Bunnings and grab a snag sanger for Aussie Day

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

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Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Bargains galore: This weekend's garage sales across region

Got some spare time this weekend? Check out these garage sales across the region.

Road bike, rocking chair, skateboard, dining suite up for grabs

Farmer and Sun a fresh first choice for Coopers

TEA TIME: Dina and Zach Cooper enjoying a healthy lunch and cup of tea at Farmer & Sun Café.

FOR Dina Cooper and her family, one cafe beats the others.

$150,000 in grants to unearth digital talent in regions

Australian Information Industry Association chief Rob Fitzpatrick talking about a $150,000 grants program to unearth innovation from businesses, educators and communities using the National Broadband Network.

Unearthing NBN success stories may result in innovation being shared

Opinions divided on Daylight Savings once again

TICKED OFF: Ray Zerner is vehemently opposed to daylight savings in Gympie.

Anybody else feel like they've been here before?

Gympie's newest motel: Take to the Verandah to relax

NOW OPEN: Owner and manager Lois Irwin in the forecourt of the new Verandah motel. TOP RIGHT: It's easy to find, just follow the signs and Lois welcomes inspections. ABOVE RIGHT: Getting comfy in one of the modern, newly decorated and spacious rooms available at the Verandah Motel.

New motel now open off Gympie's Horseshoe Bend

'We're still here': Sign claims Gympie is Sunshine Coast

NO OFFENCE INTENDED: Transport Minister Mark Bailey assures us he has not forgotten about Gympie, despite the "offending” north Gympie sign, which welcomes southbound drivers to "The Sunshine Coast.”

Gympie not forgotten despite 'all the signs'

McClintocks among Gympie fuel war leaders

IN THE CONTEST: McClintocks Fuel Supplies manager Gavin Parker at the firm's Bath Tce outlet, where fuel was selling for 127.9c a litre for unleaded and 123.9c a litre for diesel.

McClintocks is in the running as Gympie outlets compete on price

Gympie Times I Am Summer competition finalists

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More than 100 people entered the Gympie Times I Am Summer photography competition.

Wide Bay Hwy crash

Crash at Woolooga

Two people have been taken to hospital after a serious crash on the Wide Bay...

Surf on the Brisbane River

A surfer struts his stuff on the Brisbane River. Source Facebook: Euphoric Queensland

A surfer strutting his stuff on a mal on the Brisbane River. Source Euphoric...

Shark with no mate hatches offspring

Leonie, the leopard shark hatch 3 offspring last April.

A Leopard shark in a Townsville aquarium has reproduced by asexual production.

Chapel St Drug Deaths

Police suspect a "bad batch" of ecstasy caused 3 deaths.

3 dead and 20 in hospital after taking ecstasy.

'Miracle baby': Why Molly's mum is already in tears

Molly Bryson is getting ready for her first day of prep at West Moreton Anglican College with her mum Krystal.

In the first two years Molly was taken to hospital 27 times.

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

A good man is hard to find girls ... but not in Coffs!

DATING website Elite Singles has added Coffs Harbour to its nationwide map of cities where loyal and trustworthy guys live.

Ladies the secret is out Coffs Harbour is home to trustworthy fellas

Hot Hatch Toyota Yaris pictures revealed

YARIS HOT HATCH: Our love of performance offerings will hopefully convince Toyota Australia we'd love a Yaris hot hatch

Hot hatch confirmed, but will it reach Australia?

VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

Making the most of rock pools on the Sunshine Coast.

All most people want to do during the heatwave is cool off

Suzuki Ignis micro SUV on sale at just $16990 drive away

LITTLE ZOOK: Bags of personality, custom colour choices, impressive standard kit and quite unique styling, Suzuki's tiny new Ignis SUV is ready to take you to Funky Town.

Unique micro SUV arrives at a super sharp price

Why Emma Watson turned down Cinderella

Emma Watson in a scene from the movie Beauty and the Beast.

HARRY Potter star has standards when it comes to Disney princesses.

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Kid nails Swift impersonation

Seven-year-old Xia Vigor nails Taylor Swift impersonation on the Philippine talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.

TAYLOR Swift has a seven-year-old doppelganger.

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

'Difficult times': Rental prices tipped to increase in 2017

GREAT BUYS: There are some great rentals and houses to buy in South Gladstone. Head to gladstoneobserver.com.au for the top 10 homes under $100 to rent right now in the Gladstone region.

Investors may soon see a "profitable return” on properties.

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CASHED UP: The best paying jobs to chase in 2017

The IT sector is showing some big increases in wages.

They're the jobs you need to make a motza

HIRING: 100 jobs created as Kmart prepares to open

The chain promised to train all new staff

MY SAY: Job losses before Christmas a disaster

HAPPY DAYS: SmartCity Graduating class celebrate.

MY SAY: How did they not see effects of system change coming?

Employment makes strongest monthly gain in a year

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

Employment rebounded 39.1k in November

Third time lucky: Ipswich included in $20M jobs package

Boilermaker Jake Schostakowski gets to work at Ipswich business J.A Evans and Co.

Ipswich manufacturing business in hot seat to win 'innovation' grant

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Holden's new Astra sedan to replace Cruze model

ALL CHANGE: Outgoing Cruze model will be replaced by a sedan version of the impressive new Astra hatchback launched late last year.

New sedan launches here in May

Detroit Motor Show 2017 round up

SUV STAR: Audi Q8 is a 330kW plug-in petrol-electric SUV concept looking close to production ready and set to arrive here by 2018.

Detroit delivers dose of delights

All about style at Ballina show and shine

ALL ABOUT STYLE: Damien Veness, from Boat Harbour, with his 1955 DeSoto which he showed at the North Coast Street Machine's Show and Shine in Ballina last Sunday.

Damien Veness was keen to restore a car with style

Holden names the day its final Australian car will be built

GOODBYE, ELIZABETH: Holden confirms it will build its final car in Australia - a Commodore - in October this year at its Elizabeth plant as it makes a final transition to vehicle importer.

Holden Commodore: 26/10/1978 - 20/10/2017

Jeep says it will add a pick-up and Wagoneer to its lineup

CONCEPT: The Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept hints at what Jeep's new confirmed pick-up may look like.

Line-up set to expand with pickup, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer due

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