Stirling takes big step forward

A Gympie building company is taking big steps forward after moving up to a category 3 QBCC lincense. The move means a big expansion for the business.

Labor split over net-free Cooloola fish plan

State and federal Labor politicians are split over a proposed ban on net fishing in the Great Sandy region

Labor state and federal politicians are split over a proposed Cooloo

UPDATE: Community goes above and beyond after roses stolen

The plaque on the back of the chair donated to the Helping Julie fund, which built a fence to stop Julie Jones' sentimental roses from being stolen from her front yard.

Volunteers set out to protect Julie's roses, gave so much more

Why we love cats: Watch funny cats go wild

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Cats are an endless source of entertainment

High praise of Curra well justified

Early morning fog from a Curra home.

High praise of Curra is well justified

Donation makes a dream reality

OFFICIAL DUTIES: Karen Tierney, Vanessa Richardson, Carol Jelley and Mayor Mick Curran cut the ribbon.

A sizable donation to the Gympie RSPCA makes a cattery possible

Gympie sweats through unusually hot night temps

Warmer than average temps expected for May, June and July

Warmer than average temps expected for May, June and July

OPINION: Bravo to The Hatfields and McCoys

HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS: The performers had a great time and the show was greatly appreciated by audiences.

Crowds fill the Civic Centre to see The Hatfields and McCoys

Song and dance for Eisteddfod nomination

EISTEDDFOD PRIDE: Thelma Reisenleiter, Val Jones and Margo Goldberg recall past Gympie Eisteddfods.

The Gympie and District Eisteddfod is a special event.

Silver Dale Eggs cracks on to Gympie at new property

Rob Waterson silver dale eggs. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

The business was sold to a Gympie farmer last month

Events not to be missed in Gympie this May

May is jam-packed with fun around the region, including the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival on May 29.

Plenty of events set for Gympie in May

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Smart fellas smile and nod to keep the peace

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Men don't like talking, or thinking, about difficult topics

Weekend Wellness: Mum’s the word for sound advice

Experience and motherly wisdom help add flavour and life to romance

The Captain kicks butt, but...

From left: Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Bucky/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in a scene from Civil War.

Captain America Vs Iron Man in an epic show-down that works for fans

MY SAY: Nothing funny about weddings

Sunshine Coast Daily deputy editor and columnist Damian Bathersby.

HANDS up if you cry at weddings

Avoiding the dirty work

How hard is it to put socks in the laundry basket?

OPINION: Refugee policy shames us all for our silence

Bill Hoffman, staff.Photo Lisa Williams153801

Fortunately good people have always been willing to stand up

WATCH: Break-in accused held down in citizen's arrest

A man accused of breaking into the Friendly Grocer supermarket at Peregian Beach is held on the footpath during a citizen's arrest.

Man charged over incident at Peregian Beach supermarket.

Motorist treated at the scene of Darling Downs crash

Millmerran man involved in single-vehicle crash into tree

UPDATE: Moments of panic as Ute rolls on 'notorious corner'

DRIVER "lost control" around a notoriously bad corner.

Government follows Opposition’s lead over Ipswich Mwy

GRID LOCK: The Coalition has committed $200m to fund the Ipswich Motorway upgrade between Darra and Rocklea.

FUNDS for Ipswich Motorway upgrade to be announced in federal budget

Whoo! Get ready for four public holidays in four weeks

DRAWCARD: Tourism bodies are stepping up their campaign to showcase the attractions of the Coffs Coast.

The four weeks of holidays will begin on Good Friday

Woman run over in driveway

Reported car v pedestrian at Nardoo Court, Redbank Plains.

Paramedics treat accident victim for chest injuries

It’s crunch time for Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz signs autographs at a campaign rally in Lafayette, Indiana.

BY TED Cruz’s own admission, this is make or break.

Russia might be bending after Aleppo carnage

SHELL SHOCKED: Hundreds have been killed by air strikes on Aleppo in the past 10 days.

Russia facing increased pressure to co-operate with Western effort

German party has Muslims in its sights

FEARS: Peace-loving Muslims in regional centres expect hate attacks.

Germany's third biggest political force adopts anti-Muslim policy

ORLANDO'S RIGHT: Here's five CQ stunners.

Orlando Bloom

Did Orlando Bloom really say that about Rockhampton girls?

WATCH: Dashcam footage shows motorway crash

FOOTAGE shared on Facebook site Dash Cam Owners Australia has revealed just why drivers need to take care on the roads over long weekends.

Ipswich crash caught on camera

Former priest raped girl while listening to Leonard Cohen

The stained glass window of The Good Shepherd at St Pauls Anglican Church in Maryborough.

"You broke me, but today I can begin putting myself back together."

Strange Politics: Peter Dutton treats refugees like rubbish

Strange Politics: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton makes an awful neighbour.

My mad old bin-phobic neighbour's kindred spirit in Peter Dutton

Paediatric hospital destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

The new violence on Thursday brings the death toll in the past 24-hours in the deeply divided city to at least 61 killed.

Airstrikes on hospitals are becoming more common in Syria

Obamas challenge Queen and Prince Harry to Invictus games

It helps to have friends in high places when promoting an event

DASHCAM: Motorist's near collision with flying debris

Video captures Warrego Hwy motorist almost colliding with chipboard

M'boro mum wants to nit-pick for a living

Lauren Wilson hopes to open a head-lice removal business and remove the stigma around nits.

Lauren Wilson hopes to open a head-lice removal business.

‘Puppy’ and Bella reunited after piñata Spotlight adventures

Spotlight staff member Kerrie Gomboc with Bella and mum Tara Birse and her toy puppy she was reunited with. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Staff at Spotlight posed the pup in a series of creative photos

10 years on, Maccas burger, fries still very preserved

It may be 10 years old, but this burger still hasn't gone mouldy. Photo / Reddit

Image of 10 year old burger and fries enough to make you shudder

MY SAY: Sorry America, you have it all wrong

So here I present to you my comprehensive (though certainly not exclusive) list of the 10 things seriously weird about the United States of America.

Journalist Sophie Meixner highlights some flaws she's found in USA.

TV ratings battle heats up: The Voice tops cooking and reno

The Voice Australia coaches, from left, Benji and Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem, Jessie J and Ronan Keating.

BLIND auditions deliver much-needed win for Channel 9.

Game of Thrones s6 ep2 preview: what's Ramsay up to?

Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in a scene from season six of Game of Thrones.

COULD Ramsay Bolton be the key to Jon Snow's resurrection?

Dalby twins pull out surprise win on House Rules

DALBY BOYS: Luke and Cody Cook have found their footing on Channel 7's renovation show House Rules.

LUKE and Cody hit all the right notes with their bathroom.

WATCH: Bong throwing at Nimbin MardiGrass

GO LARGE: Mark visiting from Brisbane scored a huge 30-plus metre throw at the MardiGrass bong throwing competition.

No shortage of brave (or foolish) competitors in the "Hemp Olympix".

Florence Foster Jenkins: Hitting the wrong note

Meryl Streep in a scene from the movie Florence Foster Jenkins.

Florence Foster Jenkins, explores a very peculiar tale in history

MasterChef Australia's new chapter

Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris host the TV series MasterChef Australia.

GEORGE Calombaris opens up about food show’s latest season.

US giant pays $150m for hinterland herb business

NEW ERA: Jacqui Wilson-Smith, of Gourmet Garden, with some of the locally produced herb products.

The deal could see the business expand its exports

Adani’s ability to access new loan unknown

$5 billion legislation is likely to be debated in Senate tomorrow

Morrison confirms wealthy Aussies will pay more tax on super

Treasurer Scott Morrison outside The Treasury as part of a media opportunity in Canberra, Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Wealthy Australians will pay more tax on their superannuation

PM promises substantial changes to tax in budget

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

There will be "substantial" changes to the tax system

Support for women facing discrimination at work may end soon

Liberal Senator for Western Australia Michaelia Cash  Photo: Lisa Benoit / Morning Bulletin

Vital support for women may close if funding is cut off