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129 Gympie students offered places at USC

Vice-chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast Professor Greg Hill.

The start of the uni year is not far off






Emily's ready to take on school

ONE of the youngest, and arguably the cutest, new students to be starting school in Gympie this year is four-year-old Emily Bonney.

When you can see a once-in-a-lifetime lunar trifecta

Blood Moon

Blue moon, blood moon and supermoon converge on the same night

Irukandji discovered off Fraser Island

STINGERS: Hervey Bay life saver Darren Everard at one of the drags conducted on Fraser Island over the weekend.

The specie was identified by a JCU professor.

Irukandji southern invasion confirmed with shocking find

Lifesavers have found Irukandji off Fraser Island.

Irukandji confirmed at popular camping site

GRIDLOCK: Sunshine Motorway standstill after multi-car crash

Traffic came to a standstill on the East-West Sunshine Motorway. Photo: MICHAELA O'NEILL/  174835m

Multi-vehicle crash puts peak hour traffic at standstill

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Zodiac Players Youth Theatre about to rock the stage

Bevy of junior talent ready to take to the Gympie stage and prove they can do a Broadway style musical just as good as the professionals.

Come see what's new at the Gympie gallery

WORKS OF ART: Come and see the exhibition How to Raise a Siren by Todd Fuller, one of three officially opened Friday night at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

Get all the latest news here from the Gympie Regional Gallery

The Byron band that wrote a song with Daft Punk

THE BAND: Parcels are Anatole Serret, Noah Hill, Louie Swain, Jules Crommelin and Patrick Hetherington.

Parcels is touring the single Overnight with a local show this month

Chris Hemsworth wants to keep playing Thor

LEADING MAN: Chris Hemsworth in a scene from the movie Thor: Ragnarok. Supplied by Marvel.

His current contract with Marvel ends with the upcoming film

Aesthete is telling the story of your special day

Aesthete Film and Photography's Jazmyn Smith

A booming first year for this Gympie business

Gympie inventor is ahead of the rest

SAFETY FIRST: Inventor Chris Albert demonstrates his Safe-T-Rest headrests.

Local design a world-first in driver safety

Residents want more info as metal hunt on at Langshaw

Mining for manganese could still be in the future at Langshaw.

Drill testing underway, but manganese mine's future uncertain.

Big changes ahead for the Awake Studio

A NEW HOME: Abby Wake in the new home of her Awake Studio.

A change in scenery heralds big plans ahead for the Awake Studio

Bitter sweet harvest time - farmers get 'plenty of nothing'

LOCAL MARKET: John Tidy selling pineapples on behalf of Amamoor farmer Chris Doyle.

Fruit growers say "best season” brings "worst prices”

Welcome to the mango economy - opportunity ripens

ENTERPRISE: Kayden Fleming, 8, saw an opportunity for a bright young man as Gympie region experiences a huge harvest of gorgeous, juicy mangoes. He is selling them at $6 for 15 from his family's 11 Ray Street home.

A glut of gorgeous, juicy mangoes has Gympie people making plans

Farmer strikes black gold with mango giveaway

Brian Burton's free giveaway of B Grade mangoes has turned into a bonanza for him.

Meet the farmer who is giving away 12,000 mangoes every day.

VIDEO: Back to School Backpacks

A new Gympie initiative is helping to provide free stationery to local students.

CCTV catches man as he gropes woman

The man ‘apologised’ to her before leaving.

Jesse Ratu was buzzing into her apartment when she was repeatedly slapped on the...

Granite Belt winery is a global favourite

Blood might be thicker than water but for one family-owned business, it's the nectar of the grapes - flowing with the flavours of fine Fiano.

‘He’s never said he’s sorry’

Lauren Hickson (above) who would have been 33 this year, was abducted and murdered by neighbour Neville Towner in 1989.

Murder victim's mother concerned perpetrator could strike again if released from...

Dash cam footage shows dangerous undertaking

Phillip Macleod shared a video to Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page,

Dash cam footage has captured a dangerous manoeuvre

Forgotten your key? Just use your fingerprint to start SUV

A retractable roof top box provides cargo space when all six seats are in use. Picture: Supplied

Nissan Xmotion concept wows Detroit motor show

Hyundai’s fastest ever car...but will it come Down Under?

The 2018 Hyundai Veloster N — a rival for the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Picture: Supplied.

Hyundai hatch revealed for latest generation.

Coke cuts bottle size and ups price after sugar tax

Coca-Cola has blamed UK sugar tax for a price hike.

Coke contains more than 10g of sugar per 100ml

premium_icon Wedding on after 25 years

White Rock‘s Robyn Bryant and Chrystine McGowan will wed at Oak Tree Retirement Village on March 18. Picture: BRENDAN RADKE

Bride to be says “The stigma of same-sex couples has now been removed"

Stallone reveals who’ll play Ivan Drago’s son

DOLPH Lundgren is set to reprise his role as Ivan Drago in Creed 2, due out later this year. See the mountain of a man who’s going to play his son.

MAFS groom: ‘We’re talking KFC and a root’

Ryan Gallagher (right) on KIIS FM’s naked dating segment in February 2017.

Ryan Gallagher appeared on Kyle and Jackie O’s naked dating segment.

Michelle Obama sizzles in a bikini

Michelle Obama, right, and her eldest daughter Malia (left) soaked up the sun in Miami. Picture: Splash

FORMER First Lady Michelle Obama has sizzled in a bikini while holidaying

Sophie Monk stacks it in ‘unco’ skiing accident

Sophie Monk injures herself while skiing in Canada. Picture: Supplied/Sophie Monk, Instagram

She can be seen falling on the ground after she tries to sit down

A COLOSSAL RISK: Huge danger sign for housing in Australia

There could be far too many apartments for sale in coming years. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The Australian What does a million dollars buy in Aussie capital cities?

Dangerous property trend could turn a downturn into worse

One of Lismore's oldest homes is up for sale

Chris Hensley has put the Monaltrie Homestead, one of the oldest houses in Lismore, on the market after living there for 38 years.

Making the decision to sell this historic house was a difficult one

Noel Whittaker says don't get beached by dream purchase

Be careful if you're thinking about buying a holiday house, warns Noel Whittaker

Noel Whittaker warns about holiday houses

Holiday rental disasters revealed

A kitchen sink broken by a frozen chicken was one of the more unusual insurance claims by a holiday home owner.

One in seven had been injured in the home

M'boro prison needs to fill 10-15 full-time jobs

PRISON JOBS: Maryborough Correctional Centre General Manager Louise Kneeshaw says new job oppotunities will help curb overcrowding.

There are 10-15 positions available. All you need to know inside.

How Australia chucks a sickie

Taking a sickie is popular with Australians.

ALMOST half of us are chucking a sickie when we take sick leave

How Aussies can survive robot takeover

Getting a job was already competitive for young Aussies, and automation means they’ll have to brush up on skills that employers used to ignore. Picture: iStock

Millenials aren't just fighting each other, they're fighting robots

premium_icon Public servants brace for change from overhaul

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk swears in during a ceremony at Government House in Brisbane, Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Ms Palaszczuk's cabinet was today sworn in after winning the November 25 state election.

Queensland's top bureaucrats have been warned to expect changes

premium_icon Revealed: The most in-demand workers of 2017

Demand for tradies has significantly increased.

Demand for some workers rebounds in 2017

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GLOBAL REVEAL: 2019 Kia Cerato has style with sting

Expected to arrive in Australia by June, the 2019 model Kia Cerato has just been revealed.

Kia will launch a new Cerato in Australia mid-year.

Are you ready for for the car crossbreeds?

The Kia Cross GT concept car from 2013 was a combination of luxury car, SUV and wagon.

Designers say to expect more automotive crossbreeds.

Mercedes-Benz drops first new G-Class SUV in 40 years

Retaining the look of the old G-Class was a priority for the new SUV. Picture: Supplied

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Original Bullitt Mustang found

Molly McQueen is reunited with her late grandfather's original Bullitt Ford Mustang from the 1968 movie. Picture: Supplied.

Molly McQueen's surprise reunion with the car her grandfather drove

Hardcore Mercedes off-roader finds softer 'G' spot

Wraps have officially come off the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-CLass, which was unveiled ahead of the North American International Auto Show.

Hard-edged Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been revealed.

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