Gavin draws on own experience to support cancer forum

GYMPIE’S Gavin Harm has joined with Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland Health to promote a free head and neck cancer forum

Wandering stock protocols threaten biosecurity

The lack of protocols surrounding stray stock is an increasing problem in the Gympie region, this letter writer believes.

The lack of control over straying cattle is bigger issue and threat

30C in July: Winter heatwave smashes 120 year record

SUMMER WEATHER: Lilia Carvalhais and Sonia Henriques at Moffat Beach are in the mood for some warm weather.

Hottest July day in Tewantin since 1896

I tire of the cat-fighting

Colin Claridge would like to see the politicians behaving taking responsibilty for their actions.

Political one-up-manship has Colin fuming.

Special day filled with symbolism

SYMBOLIC: To make sure the groom doesn’t see the bride before the wedding, Eddie Preston says on one side of the door while Lauren stays the other.

Lauren and Eddie share their emotional wedding day.

Island residents shocked after attack on likeable paramedic

Eurong resident David Anderson works as a first responder on Fraser

Cooloola Community Orchestra to play again

CONDUCTOR: Lloyd Robins has offered to conduct the reformed Cooloola Community Orchestra.

Cooloola Community Orchestra to be reformed

Three-vehicle smash backs up Bruce Hwy

Ambulance Photo: Cade Mooney / Sunshine Coast Daily

ALL lanes of traffic have been affected

20,000 cars in the garage

Mick Issacs with one of his favourites, a rare Mercedes sports car.  He has more than 20,000 Matchbox cars in this collection.

How does Mick Issacs fit 20,000 cars in his garage?

Shoppers, check your bank accounts

“The exact purchase had been deducted from my account twice, five seconds apart.”

Gympie shoppers, check your bank statements

Why being lazy at work is a good thing

Most won't praise laziness for fear of being unemployable

Sports ethos fuels Cromwell Farm family’s ventures

EXTENDED FAMILY: Greg and Alison Cromwell near the pig run, which has access for free-range. They depend on their daughters’ input, and “amazing” support from two full-time and other staff.

Cromwell farm is an exemplar of healthy farming

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Billion dollar plan gets RAAF base flying high

MOVING: Wing Commander Scott Winchester discusses the billion dollar developments that are underway at RAAF Base Amberley.

Work underway on the first of many key projects at the base

Iwasaki's 9 month target for state approval for new resort

The Capricorn Resort recently announced it's closure.

A new resort could be approved in nine months

Young Gympie cattleman comes out on top

CHAMPIONS: Lyn and Brian Thompson and Barry McIntyre with the overall champion carcass.

Youngest winner ever in the wash-up of Gympie Carcass Classic

Will the Rattler get it right this time?

Writer not happy with $65 levy to restart the Rattler

Gympie rates have risen 5% - not 2.1%: Reg Lawler

Reg Lawler

Gympie average rate rise is 5% - not 2.1%

‘I did not vote for Pauline Hanson out of fear and ignorance’

“I did not vote 1 for Pauline in the Senate out of “fear and ignorance” - I voted for her because she is addressing the issues that I believe are of utmost importance to this nation and the major’s aren’t.”

Voters revolt against political shift to the centre

Big difference between ‘pensioners’

Malcolm Turnbull.

Letters: there's pensioners and then there's 'pensioners'

Wedding wonderful for next four weeks

Josh and Kelly Mason had a relaxed ceremony in Laurie Hanson Park at Rainbow Beach on March 11, this year.

It's all about weddings for the next four weekends.

Beware of crossing lines

MEMORIES: Gavin Hunter presents Robyn Cox with her father's 78-year-old guitar, now restored. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

The whole song is as valid today as it was nearly 30 years ago.

Girl, 13, missing from train station near Deception Bay

A 13-year-old girl has gone missing from Deception Bay.

Man in serious condition after swerving to avoid horse

A car reportedly rolled after the driver swerved to avoid a horse

Sunshine Coast fraudster arrested in South Africa

FRAUDSTER: Luke Bracken during his stint as executive chairman of Bracken International Mining.

Fraudster left behind a trail of victims here on the Coast

MH370 pilot practiced 'suicide route' before disappearance

Captain of MH370 practised crashing into the Indian Ocean

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Death toll hits 150 in Chinese floods

Floods caused by heavy rainfall in north and central have killed more than 70 people, leaving many missing and hundreds of thousands homeless according to local reports.

Death toll from flooding in north and central China expected to rise

Munich: Closer links to white terrorism than ISIS

Police piecing together a profile of the gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall Friday left nine people dead described him Saturday as a lone, depression-plagued teenager.

On Friday, Ali David Sonboly prepared for what lay ahead.

Never a bad time for boho chic

Just a taste of the boho fashions you might see at music festivals, such as Splendour in the Grass this weekend.

Haven’t we covered boho fashion before?

Home need something more? Try mirrors

A mirror wall adds glamour to the space while cleverly giving the impression of a much bigger room. Try LOTS Mirror, $9.95/4-pack, from Ikea.

I’ve learnt a thing or two about mirrors and the effect they have

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

Kane with his mum Natalie and dad Rick met Taylor Swift at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

A few years ago Rick had surgery to remove stomach cancer

Give him all your love but keep some of your money

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Do you have a little on the side? A little something, something?

25 Questions: Take the weekend quiz

Sit back and stretch your mind with our Weekend Quiz

Senior Malaysian politicians may defect over Govt 'theft'

Malaysian government-owned 1MDB was established in 2009 to bring long-term economic development to the country by promoting direct foreign investment and global partnership.

Senior members of Malaysia's ruling party are considering defection

Turkish President blames US cleric for failed coup attempt

Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen speaks to members of the media at his compound, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Saylorsburg, Pa. Turkish officials have blamed a failed coup attempt on Gulen, who denies the accusation.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan continues to strengthen his grip

Clinton's running mate comes out swinging against Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, with former president and husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea.

Hillary Clinton’s running mate has wasted no time

Camper boom for Kandanga

BOOMING BUSINESS: RVs and motorhomes visitors have almost quadrupled in Kandanga since 2010.

RV and motorhome camping is booming in kandanga

Kandanga resident frustrated by no disability access

A Kandanga resident is frustrated that he's been unable to have wheelchair access installed in his home.

A Kandanga man is struggling to get disability access in his home

Youth voices sought for precinct development

Council are seeking youth input for the planned development of the Youth Precinct and Regional Play Space.

Council is seeking youth input on the new precinct development

World's 'most popular' torrent website shutdown

Founder and operator of torrent site could face extradition

Vintage vehicle LARC-y to make trip

Craig Seeley ready for adventure on his Larc

Amphibious vehicle makes it to its destination

Winter Trees Festival lights up Mary St

Trees along Mary St lit up as part of the Winter Trees Festival celebrations.

More than 5,000 people came to celebrate the Winter trees Festival

WATCH: News reader tries her hand at hardcore shooter, Doom

Veteran journo and noob gamer takes a shot at Doom

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

Guy Sebastian a hit at Splendour in the Grass

Guy Sebastian performs at Splendour in the Grass with Paces.

REALITY TV judge a hit with festival crowd.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.