What's on in Gympie

Dances, support groups, social events, meetings over the next few days.

Celebrities address summer school

Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance president Tammi Jonas will speak at Mary Valley Country Harvest's Summerr School on February 9 and 10.

Celebrities address summer school

Launching into words

AUTHOR: Julie-Ann Payne will launch her self-published book "This is Knot the front C over" on Monday.

Launching into words

Your guide to weekend sport in Gympie

Cricket action returns to Gympie's sporting ovals this weekend.

Find out what's happening in weekend sport across the Gympie region.

Kilkivan sharpshooters aim to impress with demonstrations

ON THE MARK: Ready for the black powder shooting demonstration during this year’s Kilkivan Great Horse Ride are Winston Coates (left) holding his muzzle-loading Round Ball Flint Lock rifle, Hayden Winn (centre) carrying a Shiloh Sharps Capping Breech Loader (which fires paper cartridges) and a muzzle-loading pistol, and Keith Cree with his muzzle-loading shotgun. Keith won the 2006 International Creedmoor Match at Brisbane against some tough competition.

Kilkivan sharpshooters aim to impress with demonstrations

Boy soprano to choirmaster

IN FINE VOICE: Andrew Emmet has been singing in choirs most of his life and now conducts Cooloola Voices - Gympie's a cappella group.

Andrew Emmet was born to sing in choirs.

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Gympie Music Muster

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Mary River Festival

Mary River Festival

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Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest by Night

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Being Woman 2016

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Generous little Gumnuts’ novel way to help others

Gympie Gumnut Girl Guides showed during a visit to Gympie Library that acts of kindness may be made at any time.

Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

Key tips from photographer Warren Lynam

Property: What $300,000 buys you

Here's what $300,000 would look like in different suburbs.

GIG GUIDE: What's on at the pubs and clubs

Rosco’s Sports Bar is part of the Royal Hotel.

Want to know what's happening at night in Gympie!

Complete guide to 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Laurel Bank Park is in full bloom for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Comprehensive guide to the 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Gympie gig guide: Bikini barmaids to MC Hammer music

MC Hammer is taking on Google with his new tech venture.

Empire hotel has Sunshine Coast bikini barmaids

Guide to Games

Don't miss The Gympie Times' Olympic Games guide

Changes to the "backpacker economy" would hurt Gympie

Many Gympie region farming and tourism enterprises would suffer under planned taxation changes affecting the backpacker economy, it was claimed yesterday.

Backpacker tax faces opposition from farming, tourism

WATERING CANE: Industrial size sprinklers irrigate a cane farm on Goodwood Road.

Petition launched in bid to drop plan for 32.5% tax on backpackers

Sydney’s almost on top in keeping tourists entertained

Research from the first MasterCard Asia-Pacific Destination Index shows Australian cities claimed four of the top 20 destinations on this list.

Travelers to Sydney stay an average of 23.7 nights per visit

Work progressing to get the region international flights

Four planes pack the Whitsunday Coast Airport runway during a busy Saturday which saw six commercial flights land.

Dawson MP says work has begun identifying the airport infrastructure

Splashing out on $40m push to lure international tourists

NATURAL DRAWCARD: Paddleboarders enjoy the Pumicestone Passage. A new tourism campaign is focused on aquatic and coastal attractions.

New campaign showcases region's beaches and water activities

Selling Rainbow overseas

A satellite image of Rainbow Beach - a jewel in the Gympie region's tourism crown.

Rainbow Beach is on its way to international tourism success.

But why is the rum gone?! Sarina Sugar Shed runs dry

TASTE TESTING: New Zealand families Stu Jones, as well as Janice and Bruce Blackman, enjoy the taste of rum made from our very own sugarcane grown throughout the region.

Sarina Sugar Shed is doing such roaring trade, it ran out of rum.

IN DEEP: Colourful dive at Jew Shoal site

A nudibranch.

Jew Shoal lies just north of Noosa Heads in Laguna Bay

IN DEEP: Tobruk could mean dive heaven

Diving HMAS Tobruk.

It takes a lot of money to prepare a ship for scuttling

Barramundi season to re-open next month

A barramundi fingerling is tagged. Photo: Jamie Newborn.

The barramundi closed seasons have been in force

Beer & BS: Roothy tells how to keep an old truck running

John Rooth's old faithful Milo: It’s not that hard to keep an old truck flush in new parts

John Rooth lifts the lid on diesel power and Chooka’s latest hairdo.

12V tips: Five easy 4WD upgrades you can do at home

It’s a pretty safe bet there’s been more than a few divorces due to warm steaks, burnt fuses and wives tripping over tent pegs sticking out of the ground in the dark.

A few 12V upgrades can make 4WDing a whole lot more comfortable.

Camp cooking: Whip up a feast from whatever you've got

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

Sometimes I just make things up to suit whatever’s in the truck.