They're the unpaid heroes who risk life and limb

Gympie region's SES volunteers recognised for their work in the community and dedication to the job

A new start for Gympie Pilates

FEELING CENTRED: Sally and Megan Dahl outside their new studio space on Nash St.

A new studio space means a new start for this local Gympie business.

Renewed push for Cooloola link road

GAINING TRACTION: Shadow Transport Minister Andrew Powell hopes for inter-governmental cooperation to get the proposed coastal road built.

Visiting minister says long-envisioned road would bring benefits.

Rush Festival gets the crowd warmed up

ROCKING OUT: 28 Days rocks out in Nelson Reserve on Sunday night as part of the Rush Festival concert in the park.

Things heated up on stage on a cold Gympie night for the Rush Fest

Granville man, 80, who died in Aramara crash has been named

Paul Wellington was killed in a crash at Aramara on October 16 while his wife Pat was critically injured.

The man who was killed in Aramara has been named.

Graduate choices revealed, but youth unemployment still rife

"Bright opportunities”, but unemployment rate unchanged in a year

"It must be transparent”: Andrew Powell on Gympie Council

OPEN COMMUNICATION: Member for Gympie Tony Perrett and Shadow Transport and Local Government Minister Andrew Powell both say local councils must be more proactive in communicating with residents.

The Shadow Minister for Local Government says communication is key.

Abortion for convenience sake is wrong: letter writer

A Gympie Times article (10/21/2016) about the Donald Trump v Hillary Clinton debate (10/20/2016) touched upon the subject of abortion.

Does a foetus have any standing at law?

UPDATE: Wildlife officers investigate after croc drags cow

The Mary River where the crocodile was spotted attacking the cow.

A motorist spotted a cow being dragged into river by a crocodile.

Records fall as Gympie shivers through cold snap

Temperatures dropped across much of Queensland under a thick cloud band and southerly winds.

Winter chill returns to Gympie with October record broken

Business community speeds toward future

Members of Gympie's business community get started at the second speed networking event of the year at Gympie RSL.

Gympie business members made new connections on Wednesday night.

State government taking tick checks seriously

TICKED OFF: New state legislation is cracking down on the spread of cattle ticks from region to region

Cattle producers face penalties if tick check laws aren't followed.

Cattle prices still high for better or worse

BUSINESS IS GOOD: Upper Kandanga grazier, Australian Brahman Breeders president and Garglen Brahman co-principal Shane Bishop.

Record high cattle prices a double-edged sword for local producers.

It's not all doom and gloom for Gympie business owners

EMPOWERED: (Back from left) Carol Coleman, Rae Gate, Robbin Iddles (front) Bill Purcell, Renee Ivory, Desley Alward and Jaimi Thomas at the Gympie Business Leaders Seminar.

Local businesses get some know-how at informative seminar.

Aquatic centre will bring 50 new jobs to Gympie

NEW OPPORTUNITIES: The council is estimating a February finish for the ARC, in time for the end of Summer 2017.  Photos: Contributed

Gympie's aquatic centre a great opportunity for local job-seekers.

Furry pin-ups saving lives

GORGEOUS: The calendar will save lives through funding it provides to PetRescue, an organisation dedicated to finding homeless pets new homes.

Calendar is helping find new homes for rescued and homeless pets

Shanghai flight from Wellcamp makes history


TOOWOOMBA to Shanghai was displayed proudly on the Qantas A330

See the historic Toowoomba flight bound for China

First international passenger flight from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.

TOOWOOMBA had its eye on the sky this morning as history was made.

30 train services a day halted by driver shortage

FRUSTRATED: Sunshine Coast commuters Kieron Wallace and Jeff Addison, pictured in 2015, are among those frustrated at the state of current rail services.

Queensland Rail bolsters customer service staff after service issues

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Pittsworth's sweet success set to soar into China

Pittsworth Confectionery owners Ash and Michelle Porter eye off new opportunities onboard the TSBE AccessChina'16 trade mission.

Pittsworth Confectionery set to enjoy sweet success in China

New York bans Airbnb, will Australia follow suit?

New York just introduced laws effectively banning Airbnb

'If this is the best we can expect what is the worst?'

Letter writers Ross Caulfield hits back at Cr Dan Stewart

'Ignorance no excuse for scaremongering'

The Mary River in flood.

Letter writer says "anti-farming” group is scaremongering

Hartwig questions need for sewerage restructure

Councillor Glen Hartwig.

Letter to the editor: Gympie Cr Glen Hartwig raises more concerns

Rattler business case raises plenty of questions

Gympie Regional Council wants to get the Rattler up and running again, but this letter writer says the business case has some serious flaws.

Mary Valley Rattler business case has plenty of holes: letter writer

'Drug-addicted parents have no rights to kids'

Mum addicted to ice fighting for right to keep ninth baby

Rates paid on time and in full for 64 years, but now there's trouble

Water meter trouble could get very costly for a Gympie ratepayer and says she has paid her rates in full and on time every year for the past 64 years.

Letter writer pays rates on time and in full for 64 years but now...

Plenty of feud for Bruce's family

TV BECKONS: Miss9 discovers the joys of comparing Family Feud in the Devereaux household.

Bruce shares his hilarious tales of life with a big family

Mother strangled with jeans, left on riverbank: court

Robert Ian Trebeck is accused of murdering mother of three Alexis Jeffery.

Trebeck has pleaded not guilty to murder

Premier soaks up beauty of Whitsundays

ON THE MOVE: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tourism Minister Kate Jones toured Heart Hotel this morning.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk toured Heart Hotel this morning.

INSPIRING: Cancer patient shares journey through video diary

In honour of Breast Caner Awareness Month, Wide Bay cancer patient Kim Pointon is sharing her story. Pictured are Kim (middle) with daughters Ainsley and Sammi-Jo Pointon.

Wide Bay woman on a mission to encourage others.

Nationals consider running in metropolitan seats

National Party logo

Things are so bad in WA the Nats want to run against the Libs

Shark victim: "I just want to enjoy being alive today'

A young surfer had a lucky escape after being hit by a shark at Broken Head near Byron Bay. Photo: Twitter - Geoffrey John Knapp.

“I just want to enjoy being alive today.''

Search follows mass jail breakout

A police officer stands guard outside an overcrowded cell after a prison break in the coastal town of Arcahaiea, Haiti.

Police are searching cars after 172 prisoners escaped in Haiti

Pressure mounts on IS in Mosul

Christian Iraqi Army special soldiers flash a victory sign in the formerly Islamic State-held town of Bartila, some 27km east of Mosul.

Islamic State is under pressure as Iraqi forces close on Mosul

The cost of blowouts on major transport projects revealed

The state government said the congestion on the Gold Coast Highway after the closure of the Tugun bypass, showed how well the bypass worked.

The Grattan Institute report analysed 836 projects

Outcry after students directed to gay sex websites

MP blasts inclusion of links to clubs, backrooms, gay saunas

Brave boy uncovers man's cow sex, child sexual abuse

A beast in the main arena at the 2012 Ekka.

Police praise boy for testimony of man's abuse and sex with a cow

QLD Man dies in opal mine on remote outback station

Silverton, western NSW

A 62-year-old man has been found dead in a remote opal mine

Olympic swimmer thanks stranger who spotted cancerous mole

Australian Olympic team gold medalist Mack Horton is welcomed home from Rio de Janeiro on his return from the XXXI Summer Olympics, in Sydney.

Stranger watching television spotted the cancerous mole

American teen wakes from coma speaking fluent Spanish

Screenshot from foreign channel don't reuse

Boy wakes from coma and suddenly fluent in Spanish

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Need a laugh? Check out this Trump v Clinton parody

Entire world seen laughing as Republican declares respect for women

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Rocking gig underway

READY TO ROCK: Hoo8hoo take to the stage.

Rush concert underway

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Woolooga owner faces legal action for erosion solution

Woolooga's Barry Hawke is in a dispute with Gympie Regional Council over drainage behind his shops.

A Woolooga man's efforts to stop erosion have lead to legal action.

Better burgers could soon be just a beep away

BETTER: Better brekkies might be only a beep away.

E-tag technology to hit Hungry Jack's

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, the creator of Dad's Army.

Dad's Army series captured all that British people savour

Australian Survivor's magician Matt out of tricks

Australian Survivor contestant Matt Tarrant.

SHOW'S power couple looks unstoppable in race to the finish.

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015