BREAKING: Traffic chaos as bushfire battle continues

Massive fire sees thick smoke haze blanket Gympie.

Wanted man saw cop car, panicked, drove off cliff

Suspected drug driver drives off cliff in Gympie.

Car smashes into trees after careening down hill

Fly here for $159. Forget Thailand and Bali

UNESCO World Heritage city, Hoi An

Tickets go on sale today, with a 12-hour launch sale

EXCLUSIVE: The Amity Affliction's overdue homecoming

BACK IN TOWN: THe Amity Affliction play the Gympie Civic Centre on Friday night.

After 10 years away from Gympie, the local legends are back.

HEATWAVE: Record temps concern for paramedics

Ipswich Hospital emergency department ambulance paramedics ramping problem.

"We encourage everyone to monitor vulnerable members.”

Facebook bans ads for pregnancy services

Midwife Amanda Bude is having difficulty advertising on Facebook as they continue to ban photos of fully dressed pregnant women. Amanda is pictured working with Haley Hughes, who is 9 months pregnant, on a hypnotherapy birth.

Advertisements with baby-bump photos are being deemed too offensive

MY SAY: So you have a QTAC offer, eh?

UNIVERSITY: Plenty of people don't make it to graduation so it's a good idea to do your homework before starting a course.

Before you accept that QTAC university offer really look into things

Was Pauline Hanson really invited to Trump's party?

Pauline Hanson

One Nation senator Brian Burston will now attend the inauguration

Richard 'Dickie' Wilkins walks off set over hair comments

Comparing Richard Wilkins to a dinosaur? That ain't right.

“Maybe it’s Dickey’s hair!” Jeffreys announced.

The scary reality behind Australia's heatwaves

A new report found 2016 was the hotter year yet.

YOU think the weather is bad now? It could get a whole lot worse.

REVEALED: Revived Coast body art festival's new location

RELOCATION: The Australian Body Art Festival has found a new home.

The Australian Body Art Festival is being revived

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

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.

Fresh piggy shop about to pop up in Gympie

PADDOCK TO PLATE: Brad and Melinda Murnane (pictured here with their children Riley, Dillon, Travis and baby Charlotte), are the faces behind Rhodavale Pork.

Ready to pop into the Pop-Up-Piggy shop?

$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?

Vegemite back in Australian hands

Vegemite is the go-to for sandwiches on Australia Day. Photo contributed

Bega Cheese strikes $460 million deal

Farmers turn to 'Airbnb for campers' for their survival

Calvert farmer Dave Colgan is looking at joining Youcamp to boost his income.

"There aren't many who are able to make a go of it just farming"

99,000 tonnes of bridge supports used on Range crossing

Over the coming months, 500 Super T girders and 600 deck units will be transported for use across the project alignment.

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing works are steaming ahead

50 Shades of Bli Bli: Adult theme park plans revealed

THE MIND BOGGLES: Potential buyers of Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli have considered a range of different themes, including an 'adult entertainment venue'.

Sunshine Castle looks to new, prosperous future.

Businesses desperate for $20,000 tax write-off policy

Business confidence is down as the mining outlook weakens.

The government has room to gain favour with SMEs with simple changes

Union 'moves on' after $2.8M blow out, 20% member money drop

SHOWING STRENGTH: CFMEU district vice-president Glenn Power at a May Day march. Mr Power believes the rise of labour hire has contributed to declining membership.

Some point to the falling relevance of trade unions nationally.

Letters to the Editor: Is Barack Obama a 'loser'?

Labor under fire for not supporting canegrowers and Donald Trump finds support from a Chatsworth letter writer

LETTERS: The 'dope' on the medicinal cannabis debate

FIELDS OF GREEN: John Hall is hoping to be able to grow medicinal cannabis on his Bundaberg farm next year.

One word came to mind, and it had nothing to do with drugs: letter

OPINION: New charge for 2400 home owners is unnecessary

Gympie five ways  town hall

"Council should absorb the costs in replacing an existing system"

OPINION: Are We There Yet?

Welcome to Sunshine coast sign north of Gympie.

"Do they think this will benefit our local businesses and tourism?”

Why don't they campaign for daylight saving in winter?

IDEAS: Change the clocks altogether, forever.

Another take on this age old debate

Comment: Nick Kyrgios’ dirty little secret laid bare

Why tennis star passionately adored while also purely loathed

What happened to the old politicians?

Former Health Minister Sussan Ley and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull FILE

The public is crying out for the integrity and selfless service

Woman driving 7 times limit and she's been caught before

The Gladstone Police are out in force these school holidays to make people more aware not to drink and drive and not to speed. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

But it was not her only high-range reading.

Naked woman seen wandering main street

Concerns for woman seen wearing only backpack

What Bernard Fanning really thinks about Toowoomba

TOOWOOMBA-BOUND: Legendary Australian musicians Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning will be heading to Tooowoomba as part of their Sooner or Later Tour next month.

The former Powderfinger singer will perform in Toowoomba next month

Sussan Ley's awkward return to social media

Sussan Ley has stayed on as the MP for Farrer and shows no sign of budging.

Sussan Ley quietly took back to social media yesterday

Your chance to drive like Magnum P.I.

Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. with his trusty 'side-kick' Ferrari.

FERRARI that appeared on classic detective show goes to auction.

An emotional Mike Baird: 'There was great personal cost'

"After 10 years in public life, this moment for me has arrived."

Target finds bugs in Christmas confectionery

Target store generic

Beetles contaminate Target confectionery leading to recall

FOUND: Hero pup Penelope reunited with best mate Joshua

Penelope and Joshua

She helped rescuers find Josh but has now gone missing herself

Australia Day girls in hijabs going national now

A major crowdfunding campaign was launcheed to restore the Australia Day hijab billboard.

More than $115,000 raised in crowdfunding campaign for ads

Australian Open 2017: Woman indecently assaulted at tennis

Police man the roadblock outside Melbourne Park.

The investigation into the assault is ongoing.

Funnel web horror: ‘I felt something crawl up my leg’

One variety of Funnel-web Spider, (Hadronyche versuta)

"I felt a very sharp pain and I knew I’d been bitten"

Homes lost as blazes burn out of control in NSW

DON'T USE Channel 7 PIC.

Evacuation warnings issued as multiple fires burn out of control

Pressure mounts on Assange to allow US extradition

Julian Assange. Photo: AAP

Obama's pardons lead to mounting pressure on Julian Assange

Jihadis upload video promising more Turkish terror attacks

Vow to wage 'jihad' follows arrest of suspect in nightclub massacre

Former Apprentice files sexual suit against Trump

Summer Zervos first spoke about Mr Trump's alleged inappropriate behaviour last year

US president-elect accused of kissing, groping Summer Zervos

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.

Curious case of missing ginger pig

SARCIS investigated the theft of multiple farm animals.

Stock crime detectives looking for missing farm animals

Panic averted as garlic bread shortage hits Gympie

KEEP CALM: A national problem with garlic bread supplies means some people may be forced to cook their own meals.

Garlic bread shortage, but other brands still available

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

Pick the right fit for your child

GETTING IT RIGHT: Well-adjusted kids are achievers. At the Gympie Primary Leaders conference last year with guest speaker Megan Dredge are students Phoebe from Two Mile State School, Macka from Cooloola Christian College, Jack from Victory College and Isaac from Gympie West State School.

The correct learning environment is paramount

VIDEO: Incredible 1973 footage of the Cherry Venture

The Cherry Venture that ran aground in 1973.

Incredible footage of the Cherry venture not long after it ran aground.

Bowie's final music EP No Plan released

NEW: Artwork for David Bowie's posthumous 2016 EP, No Plan.

David Bowie's 28th and final album

Married At First Sight: Ipswich bachelor seeks love

READY FOR IT: Ipswich man Simon McQuillan will appear on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

Romance would top off recovery for Booval man

Dinky-di Denyer: Family Feud favourite hosts Oz Day party

Grant Denyer will host Channel 10's Australia Day concert from the Sydney Opera House.

GRANT Denyer shares his Australia Day traditions ahead of concert.

Chelsea Handler blames the Kardashians for Donald Trump win

Chelsea Handler pictured in a scene from her talk show in Los Angeles.

TALK show host blames rise of reality TV family for election result.

Law & Order’s Trump inspired episode is still in limbo

The cast of Law & Order: SVU season 18, from left, Kelli Giddish, Raul Esparza, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Peter Scanavino. Supplied by Channel 10.

SHOW'S mastermind unsure if or when twice-delayed episode will air.

Dating between the sheets on national TV?

Singles meet for the first time in their underwear in the SBS TV series Undressed.

NO shortage of singles willing to get Undressed with a stranger.