50 years on, Brolga is still chugging along smoothly

MEET THE TEAM: The Brolga crew (from left) Con McNamara, Keith Godischke, Tony Hallam, Peter Bray and Roger Stierli.

Teams painstaking effort restores Brolga.

10 ways to explore the Gympie region

STUNNING: Sunrise viewed from the Carlo Sandblow, Rainbow Beach.

10 things to do while in the Gympie region

Big weekend ahead for Pomona and Noosa Shire

IT'S a busy time for the Pomona district as the King of the Mountain Festival and the Noosa Alive Festival are being held over coming days.

We were the lucky ones: A warning to recent retirees

A HOME OF THEIR OWN: Darryl and Marcia Forster in their new Gympie home, happy to be out of retirement living.

Darryl and Marcia Forster had to go through hell to get out

Ever wanted to be treated like a princess? This might be your chance

ENTRANTS: Casey Armstrong (Winner Show Princess), Georganna Williamson (Winner Miss Charity), Wendy Ward (Winner Miss Show Girl) and Karlee Dennien (Runner Up Miss Show Girl) at the 2017 Show Ball.

Flowing gowns, glamourous parties and events..is it for you?

A great Bruce Highway mystery has been solved

Main Roads will repaint chevrons on the Bruce Highway after a successful trial.

Future of faded road markings revealed

Scott Hoare's incredible progress

KEEP MOVING: Scott Hoare and his partner Angie Minucos.

An incredible sign of progress for Scott Hoare

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Splendour goers leave nothing to the imagination

SUNNY weather means the young gets restless and light of clothing at the festival.

Tables turn as rescue crew takes on gruelling mountain

EPIC CHALLENGE: Hundreds of runners will tackle the 4.2km run from the heart of Pomona to the top of Mt Cooroora and back on Sunday.

They are usually the people coming to the rescue of adventurers

Winter on Mary gears itself up for another year

BRRR: Business owners in Mary St are rugging up for next week's Winter on Mary event.

The 'jewel in the crown' for Gympie events

Gympie Relay for Life a step towards good health

Relayers walk towards a bright future at last year's event.

Charity event helps in more way than one.

Horses, petting zoo, cabin: Sharing the dream

Hitting the trails at Curra Ridge Horse Rides

'We walk around, have a bit of fun and enjoy the scenery'

Hate your job? This could be the session for you

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Alan Pease (Pictured) will be here in Gympie come September.

Motivational speaker and life coach Alan Pease is coming to town

Nothing hush hush as Gympie women stride ahead

HUSH IT OUT LOUD: Gympie's most famous stay-at-home-mum, Jody Allen (third from left) is leading Gympie women in taking Hush Puppies to the nation, with the help of Krystal Prisk, Natalie Bostock, Louise Armstrong and Jamie Kouktzelas.

Gympie's Jody Allen is helping put Gympie women in the spotlight

Mud-slinging continues for piggery project

LEGALLY SETTLED: Two parties involved in a court battle over the Kybong piggery proposal dispute its possible impact on the Mary Valley.

Case settled in court, but argument continues on impact.

GOODBYE SEXIE COFFIE: Cheeky cafe announces closure

Sexie Coffie owner Jasen Barrie salutes the end of a run for the business.

Owner Jasen Barrie has thanked the community for their support.

Favourite Bruce Hwy coffee stop to close

Love your coffee when travelling north of Gympie? We've got some bad news.

Cheeky coffee spot will soon be no more

PHOTOS: Mt Isa vs Gold Coast 2

Women's Hockey Masters State Championships in Gympie Mt Isa v Gold Coast 2.

Highlights from Day 1 of the Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

PHOTOS: Sunshine Coast 1 vs Toowoomba 1

Women's Hockey Masters State Championships in Gympie Sunshine Coast1 v Toowoomba 1.

Highlights from Day 1 of the Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

PHOTOS: Cairns vs Townsville 1

Women's Masters Hockey State Championships in Gympie Cairns v Townsville 1.

Highlights from Day 1 of the Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

PHOTOS: Bundaberg 1 vs Ipswich 1

Women's Hockey Masters State Championships in Gympie Bundaberg1 v Hervey Bay.

Highlights from Day 1 of the Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

PHOTOS: Ipswich 3 vs Redlands 2

Women's Masters Hockey State Championships in Gympie Ipswich 3 v Redlands 2.

Highlights from Day 1 of the Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Video: Big lift at the Rattler site

Big move makes for big changes at the Mary Valley Rattler site. Music is copyright...

Bringing back Brolga

800 man-hours later and 50-year-old diesel engine 'Brolga' is still a work in...

Minister stood down

Stood down pending CCC probe.

Mark Bailey under scrutiny by CCC.

Can diesel's reputation recover from VW saga?

Diesel is declining in popularity in Australia. To the end of June, diesel SUV sales to private buyers fell by 3700, or almost 10 per cent.

Holden jumps aboard the SUV bandwagon

The Holden Acadia Equinox testing at Holden Proving Ground.

Holden's North American-built newcomers, the Equinox and Acadia.

How I lost 45kg without going on any diet

Chloe Longstaff after she said 45kg compared to before.

Chloe weighed more than 100kg and was just 162cm tall,

Kelly Savage died after being strapped to a bed for 10 days

Kelly Savage didn't have to die strapped to a bed for 10 days

A giggle is good for you: Here's 10 reasons why

HAVE A HOOT: Laughter has an amazing capacity to boost our health and well-being.

Ten reasons why laughter really is the best medicine

Cruel blow to sick teen after hoax $1.5m donation

Life-saving pledge for sick teenager may be a complete lie

More Qld parents delay sending children to school

Parents feared their child would fall behind

Channing Tatum’s cheeky $2400 sex toy prank

ALWAYS the prankster, Channing Tatum decided he would go all out after wrapping his latest movie.

Still downloading Game of Thrones? Expect a letter

You mean to tell me HBO want to protect one of the world’s most popular shows?

HBO title holds record as most illegally downloaded show

Sam Newman's Footy Show performance baffles panel

Sam Newman on the Footy Show

“Cat got your tongue tonight has it?”

OJ Simpson loses cool as he begs to go free

Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectables sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier.

Tension at the parole hearing didn't stop OJ going free

Locky eyes next 'series' win

WINNING COMBINATION: Rugby league great Darren Lockyer is to launch his collection of house designs with Ausmar on Saturday at Caloundra.

NRL legend Darren Lockyer in Sunshine Coast partnership

Alex beach or bluff at your front door

ALEX LIVING: 9/252 Alexandra Pde, Alexandra Headland.

Beachfront unit among the picks of this week's auction line-up

Open for inspection homes 20 - 26 July

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Sunshine Coast shopping centre on the market

Coles-anchored centre in high-growth area listed for sale

Drunk face tattoo holding Mark back

Mark Cropp says his face tattoo is holding him back from getting a job. Picture: NZ Herald

Mark Cropp wants to get off dole, get a job and put food on table

Thousands of positions available on Adani jobs portal

Adani Australia regional content manager Ben Hughes speaks at the Regional Growth Seminar in Mackay on Thursday.

Thousands of jobs available on Adani portal

Crime is on the up in Bundy 'because of jobless'

CRIME ON THE RISE: Shadow Attorney General Ian Walker visited Bundaberg to attend community meetings with Burnett MP Stephen Bennett.

LNP blames government 'inaction'

450 JOBS: Workers needed for major LNG plant shut down

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Extra 450 workers needed later this year at QCLNG.

How it took 2000 applications to get a job on Sunshine Coast

TOUGH GIG: It took Matt Collins 2000 job applications before he found a job.

Valuable tips for those feeling lost in the job search.

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BMW unleashes new bike on Proserpine track

The new BMW G310R in action at the Gunyarra race track near Proserpine on Tuesday.

BMW shows off its new 310cc learner-approved motorcycle.

Fatal crane crash investigation hit standstill, court told

Christine (Sam) Leonardi and Samuel John Leonardi.

Cut red tape for public safety, Coroner says.

Glamping in a campervan: Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo review

Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo campervan starts from $63,627 before on-roads. It cleverly converts from an eight-seat family van into a motorhome with two large double beds, one on the roof and one in the main cabin.

The Mercdes-Benz Marco Polo start from $63,627 plus on-roads.

Audi RS 3 LMS review: Snarling hound of Baskerville

The $200,000 Audi RS 3 LMS race car uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine and sequential six-speed transmission but lacks driver aids such as ABS brakes or traction control.

How do you make an Audi RS 3 better? Get the LMS version.

Luxury ute? Mercedes makes play for posh tradies

Mercedes-Benz will launch the new X-Class ute early in 2018.

Bare bones Mercedes-Benz ute to even have a vinyl floor.

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