Why Qld beaches will lose their sand to NSW

QUEENSLAND is famous for its long, white beaches but a recent report suggests sand movement could drop by as much as 30% over the next decade.

Another public holiday! But do we really want that?

Businesses may consider closing for the entire period.

Four fires in the Gympie region in three months

A Pie Creek House fire is the fourth in three months in the region

Family devastated by fire hold their heads up high

ABOVE: The remains of a 127-year-old house shows the devastation that followed from a fire at Pie Creek on Monday.

The Petrie family bravely faces the site where their home is gone.

Paramedic students train on ‘Trauma Island’

University of the Sunshine Coast Bachelor of Paramedic Science students working on ‘patients’ from a simulated vehicle rollover during a recent training event on Fraser Island.

Students put to the test in 'real life' accident scenarios

Scorching defence secures Heat win

Heat captain Kellie Pagel (right) is set to play a key role in next week's game.

The Gympie Women's Heat walked home with a 1-0 win last weekend

Good luck to Gympie Year 12s sitting QCS exams

PRESSURE IS ON: Rhea Dhillon, Georgia Hayes (back), Kate McDonnell, Belarna Pertot, Ella Moro and Neha Dillon (front) were among the Year 12 students at St Patrick's College who enjoyed a special breakfast this morning before their first QCS exam.

Gympie Year 12s are in the middle of their QCS exams

Why tele has become a 'viper pit' of moral degradation

'PRIME TIME FODDER': Clare Verrall and Jono Pitman in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Letter writer fears for society and the decline of moral standards

Driver fined over knife, obstructing police

Police generic, crime scene.  Photo Tessa Mapstone / South Burnett Times

Man warned to co-operate with police in future

Caravan damaged in Bruce Hwy crash

A caravan has sustained moderate damage after it collided with a truck on the Bruce Hwy.

A caravan has sustained damage fter colliding with a truck

Youi 'gets you' even if you don't like it

Youi's logo.

Insider claims Youi staff are misleading customers

US earphone company Jaybird homes in on the Coast

INNOVATOR: Immanuel Lutheran College graduate Judd Armstrong, 42, is the founder of wireless earphones company Jaybird.

If flapping earphone cables give you the sh**s, read this

Cane farming: Govt spends $5.5mil researching waste

Sugarcane industry loses $150m a year during harvest.

iPhone 7 confirmed for September 7 launch

One of the many images floating around promoting leaks on the iPhone 7.

Apple will hold its biggest upgrade for 10th anniversary edition

Town centre beckons Agents2Go

Agents on the go, Bonnie Hollander and Andii Stewart are moving to Mary St in a prime location.

Agents2Go are the ones to do the moving this time.

Why hyper-real social media is causing a rise in depression

Elke Kahler wants young people to appreciate Instagram photos for what they are - moments in time. "There is a whole life that goes on behind that one photo," she said.

Instagram influencer and doctor share common message

Pig farm threatens region's 'lifestyle' credentials

Group says Kybong pig farm threatens region's lifestyle credentials

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

Masters to staff: "This isn't the news we hoped for"

Masters Hardware Store Springfield Central. Photo: David Nielsen / Queensland Times IPS041011MAST04B

Letter to staff on plans to close hardware store franchise

'Get the Rattler back while people still remember her'

LETTER WRITER: "We need to get the Rattler back whilst people still remember her so much more off train spending can occur in Gympie and the Mary Valley.”

Letter writer says the Rattler brings far more money into the region

Revamped Rattler and old train station are part of future

Mayor reinforces plan to revamp Rattler and old Gympie train station

OPINION: The price of good financial advice

Three per cent a year, or 2.2% after the adviser's fee, makes quite a difference. Over 20 years it means you would have 55% more than you would have otherwise.

Christoph looks at the difference it makes to have an adviser

Bravo on Muster success

Congrats to organisers on a very successful Gympie Muster

Toddler found on highway, mum found drunk

The woman's son was only three at the time

UPDATE: Police investigate crash that killed man, 58

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Verbal abuse recorded on phone before stabbing: court

Generic Rockhampton Court.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Verbal abuse recorded before alleged stabbing.

High Court to hand down Baden-Clay appeal decision

Gerard Baden-Clay

The High Court will hand down its decision this morning

Baby's body accidentally cremated

One of the families request a burial

100-kid NZ brawl spills into KFC

Stock picture of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) signage on the Gold Coast, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Up to 100 students used knives, chairs and pieces of wood in brawl

Car bomb kills 70 army recruits

epa05513955 Yemenis inspect the site of a suicide bombing targeting a recruitment center in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, 29 August 2016. According to reports, at least 60 people were killed by an Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber who drove an explosive car into a recruitment center run by pro-government militias in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.  EPA/STR

More than 70 dead and 98 injured in jihadist attack on Aden

Celebrity chef Stone turns to wax

Curtis Stone has been immortalised in wax.

Stabbed hero backpacker dies

PHOTO: AAP

British journalist Tom Jackson has died

Bikies get to ride back to NZ

A senior Hells Angels member is arrested by Victoria Police in a raid on the bikie gang's headquarters in Melbourne, Monday, July 30, 2012.  A handgun, as well as small quantities of cannabis and white powder, were also seized. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Peter Dutton says bikie groups pose a threat to our community

Three held over 95kg of cocaine

Three arrested and 95kg of cocaine seized in Sydney

Australian man missing for 16 years found by family

Jason with family before he went missing

The last time Mr Douglas’ relatives saw him was in 1999.

Chris Brown's house searched by police after stand-off

Baylee Curran reportedly called police, saying a gun was pointed at her while she was inside Chris Brown's LA mansion.

He also described police as "the worst gang in the world".

Apple cops 13 billion Euro tax bill

The European Commission has ordered Ireland to recoup the money

Muster wedding gets Caitlyn's blessing

JUST MARRIED: Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong with Caitlyn Shadbolt after getting married just before Caitlyn's show on the Main Stage on Saturday at the Gympie Muster.

Young Gladstone couple get hitched at Gympie Muster

Lightning strike kills more than 300 Reindeer in Norway

A handout picture provided by the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljodirektoratet) shows some of the more than 300 wild reindeer which were found dead on Hardangervidda, Norway, 28 August 2016. The animals apparently died after lightning struck the central mountain plateau. EPA/HAVARD

Norwegian authorities made the grisly find over the weekend

Last chance to catch rare space alignment

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: Wappa Falls Observatory owner Owen Bennedick says this afternoon is the last chance to catch a rare planetary alignment

STARGAZERS are hoping to catch a rare planetary alignment tonight

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Angry dad totals car after daughter caught fooling around

This is the hilarious moment a father destroys his own car

World's oldest man, 145, just wants to die

Indonesian Mbah Gotho has document that says he was born in 1870

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.