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Your guide to summer live sport in Brisbane

IF SPORT is your thing, then head to the state's capital because it is dishing up the goods this season. 

The Gabba hosts its first day-night Test match with the Aussies taking on Pakistan on December 15 in the Commonwealth Bank Test Series. They're back again on January 13 for the Victoria Bitter One Day International Series. The Big Bash returns with home games December 30, January 3, 11 and 20 and the women's league takes centre pitch on January 21.

It's cricket-city in Brisbane this summer - be there!
It's cricket-city in Brisbane this summer - be there! Chris Hyde - CA

Kicking off the New Year, the Brisbane International welcomes tennis superstars from around the globe, including defending Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and the Spanish powerhouse Rafael Nadal. Crowds will fill the stands at the Queensland Tennis Centre from January 1 - 8.

Check out Rafa at the Brisbane International.
Check out Rafa at the Brisbane International. SEBASTIEN NOGIER

The Brisbane Bullets are looking forward to another big year, with their season running from October 6 to January 27. A recent signing of two-time NBL championship player Jermaine Beal is a promising start for the team.

Now it is 120th year, the Isuzu Queensland Open returns to its origins at the Brisbane Golf Club, on October 20 - 23. Previous Australian PGA champs Peter Lonard and Daniel Popvic have announced they'll be joining the line-up of top players.

Fans can 'feel the roar' from October 7 through until April 16 as Brisbane Roar look forward to another stellar season. Key defender Luke DeVere makes his return and the team is set to debut a special maroon kit, in addition to their usual orange and white, to pay homage to their support from across Queensland.

The Brisbane Roar is gearing up for a ripper season.
The Brisbane Roar is gearing up for a ripper season. Bradley Kanaris

Rugby Union
Rugby diehards will have the chance to see international and home-grown superstars as they go head-to-head in the Brisbane Global Tens. It's two thrilling days of ten-players-a-side, ten-minutes-a-half, knockout tournament on February 11-12.

Head here for the complete summer of sport breakdown. 

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Acclaimed Gympie author's enthralling new tale

BODY OF WORK: Award-winning Gympie author Karen Foxlee has published another book,  A Most Magical Girl.

A Most Magical Girl: Karen Foxlee releases new book

They're the unpaid heroes who risk life and limb

DEDICATED: The full complement of Gympie SES unit members who attended the North Coast Regional SES Awards on the weekend. (Back, from left) Don Fuller, Wayne Kerle, Alan Sage (chaplain), Ted Logan, Dennis Rossow, (centre) Jason Myatt, June Fuller, Mandy Price, Leonie Eaton, Pam Reis, Meaghan Bentley, Jess Tunnah, Jenny Millers, Tanya Easterby, (front) Ray Myers, Ray Morsch, Steve Clough, Dean Wardell, Margaret Setchell and Charlie Setchell.

Gympie region's SES volunteers recognised for their dedication

Sparks will fly for new Gympie welding business

THE FUTURE'S BRIGHT: Jamie Watkins from ACE Welding and Fabrication has just established his new business in Excelsior Rd, Gympie.

Jamie Watkins is turning up the heat with his new business venture

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Descendents pay tribute at Gheerulla 125 years on

Descendants gather to honour pioneers who settled Gheerulla Creek in 1891

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

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Hoo8Hoo hitting all the right notes

PERFECT HARMONY: Brothers Tim (left) and Sam Aitken, aka Hoo8Hoo, will be hitting the Gympie stage on Sunday afternoon for the Rush Festival concert.

Brothers Tim and Sam Aitken will be taking to the stage as Hoo8Hoo.

'You Spin Me Round' hitmaker dies aged 57

Pete Burns

Pete Burns has died aged 57

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Flick teases intense and entertaining Survivor grand final

Felicity 'Flick' Eggington in a scene from the TV series Australian Survivor.

GOLD Coaster's elimination leaves Lee, El and Kristie in final three

Priscilla concerned people will forget about Elvis

Priscilla Presley source Bang

She says she feels responsible to keep his legacy going

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

Taylor Swift files lawsuit over alleged groping

Taylor Swift source Bang

Swift has commenced legal action against a DJ over the incident

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

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Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

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?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals