Muster mansions and 'muster-pieces'

20 YEARS AND LOVING IT: The crew at The Boozy Chuck Wagon Bar at Poulsen's Flat.

Campers get creative in quest for the best times

Debate rages over $65 levy to help resurrect Rattler

Gympie Regional Council's decision to impose an Economic Development Levy to help get the Rattler back on track has come under fire from letter writers to The Gympie Times.

Debate rages in our letters to the editor over the Rattler levy

Friday Muster Fun, 2016

Gympie Music Muster 2016 Bazil Walters.

FRIDAY at the 2016 Gympie Music Muster was filled with total fun.







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Twice as much Troy will please country music lovers

CATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Singer Troy Cassar-Daley plans to take some time off to spend with family next year.

TROY Cassar-Daley is releasing a new album and book.

10 acts not to miss at the Muster

MUSTER PIGS: The Pigs wow the crowd at the Crow Bar. Photo Craig Warhurst / The Gympie Times

The 2016 Muster line-up won't disappoint you.

I like to mooove it mooove it at the Muster - you will too

GET YOUR MOO COW ON: Hadassah Price from the Sunshine Coast with a Muster Moo Cow at the Gympie Muster.

Get a free 2016 Muster Souvenir edition with every Muster Moo Cow

Die-hard fan's 34 magic Gympie Muster years

STICK AROUND FOR A BEER: Mal Williams has been at every Gympie Muster for 34 years.

Mal Williams has only missed one Muster in 35 years - the first one

John Williamson winding up for another Gympie 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

How the Gympie Muster looked in the 1980s

Take a trip down Muster memory lane

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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Why we love Muster: Video wrap from day 1

THE last month has been a chaotic one for Muster organisers, but it's all coming together in a magical weekend of mates and music under perfect blue skies.

10 acts not to miss at the Muster

MUSTER PIGS: The Pigs wow the crowd at the Crow Bar. Photo Craig Warhurst / The Gympie Times

The 2016 Muster line-up won't disappoint you.

The Amity Affliction to perform Gympie concert

The Amity Affliction's Joel Birch during the Vans Warped Tour 2013 in Brisbane.

The Amity Affliction will play the Gympie Civic Centre. Get tickets

10 Fun Things for Gympie Kids to do on the Holidays

On Saturday, September 17, there will be an all-ages showing of The Good Dinosaur at the free Movies in the Park event at 6.30pm in the grounds of Goomeri State School.

10 Awesome Things for Kids to do in Gympie on the school holidays

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

Muster Moments 6

Gympie Music Muster 2016 Mack Daly, Gladstone.

Check out all the action from the Gympie Music Muster 2016.

Muster Moments 5

Gympie Music Muster 2016 Billie and Brett Copeland, Charters Towers.

Did The Gympie Times photographer snap you at the Gympie Muster in 2016?

Muster Moments 4

Gympie Music Muster Mitch Kuether

Check all the action from the Muster 2016 on Thursday.

Pre Muster Fun

At the 2016 Gympie Music Muster.

These die-hard fans could not wait until the real party started.

Muster Moments 3, 2016

Gympie Music Muster 2016, Kaiyanh May, singer songwriter from the Sunshine CoastJason Dougherty/ Gympie Times

YEEHAH: Check out all the magic from this year's Muster, 2016.

Muster Moments 2, 2016

Gympie Music Muster 2016Jason Dougherty/ Gympie Times

Check out all the magic moments from this year's 35th Muster in 2016.

Why we love the Muster: Day 2 video wrap up

The crew at \"The Boozy Chuck Wagon Bar\" at the 2016 Gympie Muster.

All the music, mates and marriage plans from day 2 of the 35th Gympie Music...

Young stars shine at the Emerging Talent Showcase

Gympie Music Muster 2016 Maxine Buhagiar and Donna Weaver.

This year's Gympie Muster marks the inaugural Emerging Talent Showcase. Hear from...

Federal Police support Wear It Purple Day

Federal Police show support for WearItPurple day.

Australian Federal Police release video in support of diversity amongst young...

GARDENING: Common tea-tree a star of the late-winter garden

Pink New Zealand tea-tree.

Winter burst of colour brightens up the garden ahead of spring

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

It's the case of the man drought for many Australian towns.

Women outnumber men in Australia

Mind You: Let's take different view on our feelings

Learning to see things differently gives us access to different choices.

Slow down and take a moment when you get annoyed

10 undemanding indoor plants to have in your house or office

A cactus is the perfect go-to plant for people with the blackest thumbs.

Give yourself a green boost with easy-to-care-for indoor plants

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Twenty roadsters being produced, and they're all already sold

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

Kooza takes circus-goers back to Cirque Du Soleil's roots

The high wire act as featured in Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza.

NEW show puts the skills of the performers front and centre.

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

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.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa

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

Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

PRIDE AND JOY: Rob White with his treasured timber boat, something he had always wanted to own.

Mackay waterski enthusiast loves his wooden boat

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe road test and review

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Prestige Mercedes C300 Coupe has blinding good looks and performance to match.

Stunning coupe pulls the heart strings

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

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

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

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