Pet ownership comes with big responsibilities

RACQ is urging Queenslanders to take pet ownership seriously, after research revealed a shocking number fail to measure up.

Rock ‘n’ Roll for a good cause

Get ready to rock and roll at Tin Can Bay.

Tin Can Bay is set to Rock ‘n’ Roll this Saturday

OPINION: Gympie has a Heart of Gold

The festival showcases all that is good about the arts

Massive garage sale for Gympie Meals on Wheels

GARAGE SALE: Gympie Meals on Wheels is having a garage sale tomorow with great items donated by Ted Senior.

There are also other prizes up for grabs in the draw

WE WERE THERE: Secret parks plans exposed

NOT HAPPY: A convoy of 4WD enthusiasts opposed to beach fees take to Rainbow Beach in protest.

The Gympie Times was there to make sure you knew what was going on

Festival’s heart beats strong with love of film

HEART OF GOLD: Sapphires director Wayne Blair relaxes just outside of Gympie yesterday in preparation for the Heart of Gold. Photo Craig Warhurst / The Gympie Times

Film industry royalty rolls into town for Heart of Gold

Bush Balladeer’s Music Muster hits high note

Keith Jamieson of Bouldercombe, Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson of Central Coast NSW, and Ray Essery of Brunswick Heads were just some of the great entertainers enjoyed at this year's Widgee Bush Balladeer's Muster in 2013.

Bush Balladeer’s Music Muster takes place in Widgee this weekend.

CareFlight notches up 500 missions since July

Careflight's operation out of Brisbane is benefitting the wider community

Catchment Crawl checks Mary's health

 A Catchment Crawl will celebrate the love of Mary in Mary River month, now underway

Catchment Crawl to check river health and pay our respects to Mary

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Fishy business costs recreational fisher $5000

A man has been fined for selling fish

A RECREATIONAL fisher has been fined $5000 for selling his catch

Gympie vet nurses celebrate Vet Nurse Day

Barb Bailey-Dahlheimer

Special day for vet nurses in Gympie region

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SOAPBOX: Why I'm over charity months

October has undergone more name changes recently than Prince

OPINION: Muster a salute to its dedicated fans and team

Musician - George Sheppard.The Gympie Music Muster, Main stage, music band Sheppard. August 29, 2015.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times

The event was fine-tuned this year to save costs and boost profit

YOUR SAY: Golden point a golden disgrace

TARNISHED: A season’s work should not come down to a golden point situation, says one reader.

RE: Wayne Heming’s piece this week regarding the golden point

COLUMN: What does a normal marriage look like in 2015?

New Zealand's first gay couple to be legally wed, Melissa Ray (left) and Natasha Vitali, are thought to have parted.

It's easy to forget that not everyone is OK with marriage equality.

Our lost past: Australian life before everything changed

The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert by Jukuna Mona Chuguna and Pat Lowe. Publisher: Magabala Books. RRP: Paperback $16.95. Also available as an e-book.

THE frontier wars on this continent cost Australia dearly.

OPINION: Golden try is answer for the NRL

APN senior sports reporter Wayne 'Ticker' Heming

The NRL Golden Try is wonderful TV and extraordinary theatre

High little piggy refuses to give up his pot stash

This little pig at a Meringandan West property was busted eating marijuana plants, and refused to give up his stash to police.

Police find pig eating marijuana plants at Darling Downs property

Man accused of killing pregnant teen remanded in custody

Tiffany Taylor

Despite a widespread search, body of Tiffany Taylor yet to be found

Glencore to axe 535 jobs from its zinc mines

Employees monitor share prices at the Jakarta Stock Exchange on September 29, 2015. Resources firms led by mining giant Glencore headed a deep sell-off in Asian markets on September 29 following painful losses across Europe and New York as fears about China's slowing growth resurfaced.

Hundreds of jobs to go as the mining sector sinks further

Tributes flow for Brisbane man killed in highway crash

Warren 'Wazza' Struthers was killed in a crash on the Gore Hwy Tuesday night.

Car crossed into the path of an oncoming B-double truck

Woman appears before court on dog cruelty charge

Jodie May Paton, 28 year old, has been charged with cruelty to dog. Pictured leaving the watch house in Toowoomba.

Handed herself into police station and appeared before court

UPDATE: Kinkuna fire now under control, homes safe

BUSHFIRE: Emergency services fight to contain a bushfire near Coonarr. Fanned by strong westerly winds the fire moved rapidly towards Goodwood Road, putting homes and farms at risk. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

UPDATE: Kinkuna fire is now under control, nine crews monitoring

Mostert in good spirits after Bathurst 1000 crash

Reigning champion taken away in an ambulance

‘Outdated’ cars could be dumped in Australia

Smaller cars save fuel and the environment.

Academic says cars with high emissions will all end up here

El Nino likely to drive the bushfire risk

HEATING UP: CFA firefighters take a short break and watch a spot fire near Benloch, Victoria, this week.

The potential for a bad El Nino this summer is growing

There's a bong in there? Why everyone is talking Playschool

Host Alex Papps doing a craft project on Play School that many viewers on social media say looks like a homemade bong. Photo: Twitter

How to make a bong, Playschool gone wrong

Union invites Flynn MP to China FTA debate

Electrical Trade Union state organiser Craig Giddins.

Union members want to hear from Ken O'Dowd about the China FTA.

Alan Jones could face legal action over Grantham claims

Denis Wagner has said he's considering legal action against Alan Jones (pictured).

Denis Wagner has said he's considering legal action against Jones

Couple share engagement pic, accidentally announce pregnancy

Couple sharing engagement news also accidentally announce pregnancy

Facebook Dislike button arrives — in the form of six emoji

Facebook Dislike button arrives in the form of six reaction emoji

China: Thousands left stranded in 50-lane traffic jam

WATCH: Thousands of holidaymakers left stranded in 50-lane traffic jam

XXXX Island auction offering paradise for charity

The sun is setting on the now-iconic XXXX Island.

All good things come to an end, but XXXX Island isn't going quietly

Forget planking, everyone’s doing the ‘frozen chook’

The frozen Chook on the roof of a house. PHOTO: Facebook - Frothpit

PLanking was sooo last year. Have you seen this Frozenchook?

Actor Brian Blessed delivers baby and he did what next?

Brian Blessed has a voice - and a birth story - you'll never forget. Photo / Getty Images

Brian Blessed: I delivered baby in the park, bit the umbilical cord

Hero kitty saves Kearneys Spring couple from fire

Chester the cat woke Charlie Gordon and Abbie Kark before a fire in their garage could spread into the unit.

Chester the cat alerts young couple to fire in unit garage

NSW the state for dad jokes (not sure if that's good or bad)

Carlie White with her dad, Peter.

NSW fathers responsible for four of nation's top six dad jokes

‘Truss me’ says Joyce on leader

“I AM not going to challenge Warren Truss,” Barnaby Joyce declared.

Tributes flow for Bangalow rock star James Cruickshank

Guitarist and keyboardist from the Cruel Sea James Cruickshank of Bangalow pictured playing the organ at St Kevins Catholic Church in Bangalow. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

James Cruickshank passed away yesterday at the age of 53.

Daniel Craig to bank £39m for SPECTRE

Daniel Craig is set to bank £39 million for 'SPECTRE'

Julie Andrews: It's the right time to remake Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews says "it's time" for 'Mary Poppins' movie to be remade

Les Mis exhibition opens ahead of musical's Brisbane season

A scene from the 2015 Australian production of Les Miserables.

FROM Page to Stage celebrates the musical's 30-year history.

Taylor Swift to take a break

Taylor Swift is worried she has become 'overexposed'.

TAYLOR Swift thinks "people might need a break" from her.

Davey leaves The Bachelorette after grilling from Sam

Sam Frost talks to Davey Lloyd in a scene from The Bachelorette.

THE usually loud larrikin makes quiet exit from reality dating show.

Let your dog sleep with you - it can relieve your stress

Me and My Pet: Lewis, 12 and Charli Adams, 9 show off their best friend, Reggie, the 3 year old Kelpie Cross.

“Our dog is a part of pet therapy for myself and my husband..."

VW and Skoda diesel vehicles recalled

Volkswagen is recalling some vehicles with offending diesel engines.

VW Australia will recall all affected vehicles in 'Dieselgate'.

Mitsubishi showcases SUV vision with xC Concept

The Mitsubishi eX Concept is the company's vision for a compact SUV powered by a next-generation EV system.

Mitsubishi has revealed the EV-powered SUV eX Concept.

Write to O'Dowd about Ergon's 'monopoly' electricity prices

Federal member for Flynn, Ken O'Dowd.

Ken O'Dowd wants state govt to stop the rising electricity prices.

Dry docking company Fab Dock to appeal legal loss

A Fab Dock in use at Gladstone Marina. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Dry docking company Fab Dock to appeal legal loss

Trans-Pacific Partnership "bittersweet" for sugar industry

PLANTING TIME: Anne Gentle, Michael Gentle and Lisa Johnston planting on the Gentles’ farm at Septimus in the Pioneer Valley.

Trade deal and good weather benefit sugar industry

Green groups put red light on Rinehart's Alpha coal mine

Aerial of Alpha Coal Project Test (12073).

Mine’s greenhouse gas emissions at centre of legal action

Resident lost thousands to alleged phone company employee

The victim was asked for their personal information and bank details

Beef and sugar exports optimistic about Trans Pacific deal

The Trans Pacific Partnership will free up trading arrangements