OPINION: Is our Rattler back on track?

The Mary Valley Rattler pulls into Gympie Station

Some light at the end of the tunnel finally?

Highway upgrade - moving fast in our direction

TAKING SHAPE: Main Roads district director Stephen Mallows briefs Wide Bay MP Llew O'Brien.

Gympie's four-lane link to all major ports in eastern Australia

Cash on the line: State's $5 million Rattler lifeline

Mayor Mick Curran and Mary Valley councillor James Cochrane, with $4.7 million worth of good news from the state government about the Valley Rattler.

State Government's $5 million Rattler lifeline to create 55 jobs.






Science Festival seriously awesome

CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be this March.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

Startups get a leg up in Gympie region

ENTREPRENEURS and innovators in the Gympie region will benefit from an innovative program being launched next Wednesday at the Gympie RSL from 7am.

YOUR SAY: Is air-con too cool for our schools?

Air con in QLD schools I like it because its colder Seth Politanski

There's clearly big support for more A/C in Gympie schools

Gympie Quota to breakfast for International Women's Day

Mary Ernshaw (right) with the general manager of the Royal Aero Club of WA.

Quota club welcomes inspirational guest speaker.

REVEALED: Future of historic Coast hotel

BIG PLANS: The upstairs of Nambour's Club Hotel is being turned into office space.

What's best for Nambour landmark?

Art comes to Mary St with unveiling of $30,000 statue

PIECE OF HISTORY: "Lady of the Mary”, unveiled in Mary St yesterday. It arrived with a plaque outlining the region's history.

Dip your toes into some local history

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Who's on Gympie Meals on Wheels duty this week?

Gympie Meals on Wheels roster for the week beginning Monday, February 20

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Big effort by volunteers at little Widgee

MANY HANDS: They're always helping with something out Widgee way. Volunteers braved last weekend's heatwave to help get the showgrounds ready for the April campdraft and, on Wednesday, yet more community-minded folk headed off to Widgee Craft Group to get things under way for the group's morning tea for cancer later this year. Among them were (from left) Judy Houben, Christine Schulz and Lynlie Cross who were snapped working on their Australia's Biggest Morning Tea quilt.

Volunteers get showgrounds into shape for campdraft

What's on around Gympie region this week

NOW HEAR THIS: What's on around Gympie region this week.

Community Diary February 17-19

Jamaica Blue is coming to Gympie

OPPORTUNITY: Coffee chain Jamaica Blue is asking for franchisee applications to open a store in Gympie Central Shopping Centre by the end of the year.

Do you want to own a coffee shop? Jamaica Blue wants you!

Gympie Vet will focus on large animals

SAY CHEESE: Large animal vet Dr Ben Blomfield inspecting a patient.

Practice welcomes new bovine and equine enthusiast

Gympie Bunnings opening hours to expand

EARLY START: Bunnings will be open earlier under changes to Queensland opening hours announced this week in Parliament.

BUNNINGS will be open earlier after changes in parliament

Rainbow resort scores top ten listing for Australian accommodation

Mark and Tanya Beech owners of the Ocean Palms Resort in Rainbow Beach are thrilled to be listed on the Star Ratings Gold List top ten.

Ocean Palms Resort scores listing on Australia's Gold List

Eco tours offer Gympie locals mate's rates

Local people get special rates for February foodie walks

It's never too late for brekky at Gympie cafe and restaurant

NOT ALL ABOUT COFFEE: A familiar face at The Decks on Mary for the past two years, Kayla Wilson froths milk ready for a cappuccino.

Cafe introduces their all-day breakfast for all weekend

Highlights from the Solinco Tour Tennis Series

Tennis U/14's Emma Pilipovic - Kljajic Brisbane

The Reg English Memorial Tennis Centre along with the Queens Park Tennis Club...

Minor injuries in Bruce Hwy crash

One man received minor injuries after a two car crash at Monklands.

One driver has been taken to hospital following a two car crash on the Bruce...

Two car crash at Monklands

One driver has received minor injuries in a two car crash on the Bruce Hwy, the...

New look $10 note

Safety features like the new $5 note.

The Reserve Bank releases design for the new $10 note, includes Banjo Patterson and...

Nicole Kidman reveals Keith wasn't interested

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.

Actress says Keith Urban didn't call her back for 4 months.

VIDEO: Instructor has a harsh lesson for honking drivers

Why honking at learner drivers isn't helping anybody

Bed-sharing has merits

CONTROVERSIAL: Divulging that sharing a bed with your baby is contentious.

Tackling the controversy of co-sleeping

Some great hacks to make parenting easier

These parenting tips will help with the little problems around the house.

PARENTING is hard, here are some hacks to make the process easier

The best way to garden in the heat

The Calathea makoyana thrives in shady spots and does not need much water.

Want to garden in the heatwave? Here's how.

Delicious, nutritious and no cooking needed

FRESH IS BEST: Make the summer heat easier to manage with this delicious, nutritious salad.

The best meal to eat in the heat

How to make the perfect clam pasta

Clams with zucchini, cherry tomatoes and white wine.

How to make the humble clam into something fantastic

Shorten's national caucus for Australia's first people

QUICK VISIT: Federal member for Oxley Milton Dick hosted Opposition Leader Bill Shorten at Hymba Yumba Community Hub in Springfield where they met with indigenous students and announced plans to form a national caucus aimed at increasing representation, voter enrolment and party representation among Australia's first people.

Opposition leader visits students at Hymba Yumba

MKR cheating scandal: Alyse and Matt hit back

ALYSE and Matt Jenner have hit back at claims they cheated on My Kitchen Rules tonight.

The spare part that forced the ABC off air

Aunty's showing her age ahead during new IT roll out

Why ABC Coast FM has taken so long to resume local programming

MKR rocked by satay sauce cheating scandal

Alyse and Matt slammed for satay sauce fiasco.

'Nasty' Married At First Sight groom ripped apart on TV

Anthony gets torn down during the Married At First Sight commitment ceremony.

MAFS groom Anthony faces the music after fiery dinner party.

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

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$40m Sunny Queen expansion means cracking new jobs

NOW OPEN: Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Sunny Queen Australia managing director John O'Hara and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale at the grand opening of the new $40 million manufacturing facility in Carole Park.

'Egg-cellent' investment will be a boost for local economy

No time to respond to job applicants? Google CEO does.

Girl, 7, delighted to get personal response from Google boss

South dominates manufacturing grants applications

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham praised Maryborough's Downer Rail.

Most manufacturing grants applications from southern Queensland

New Rocky mine plans revealed, up to 500 workers needed

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: A mine that will eventually have the capacity to employ 500 workers is opening in CQ.

BOSS OF yet-to-be-built coal mine will hire CQ workers.

UPDATE: Administrators announce plan to save Stockland stores

Terry White Chemists in Stockland shopping centre closes its doors as administrators are called in.

'We are trying to recapitalise the business moving forward'

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Ferrari reveals its quickest ever road car: the Superfast

RED DEVIL: Ferrari 812 Superfast offers 588kW and 718Nm from its 6.5-litre V12, meaning a zero to 100kmh time of 2.9-seconds and a top speed of more than 340kmh.

The most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in its road car range

Toyota HiLux Double Cab SR5 long term review final report

IN ITS ELEMENT: Over our three month 3000km test, the Toyota HiLux SR5 was at its best as an off-road plaything and workhorse load-lugger. As a daily driver though it reminded it was still a truck...

After 3000km we give our final report on HiLux life

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet road test and review

OPENING HOURS: Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet’s 375kW/700Nm bi-turbo V8 helps wind-in-the-hair drivers hit 100kmh in 4.1 seconds.

AMG’s $180k C 63 S Cabrio brings V8 thrills and topless elegance

Our best-selling city car is ready for a refresh

GT-LINE: Next generation Picanto has been shown in Europe, including with desirably sporty GT-Line kit. We're yet to learn if Australia will offer this option and a fruitier turbo engine for the new Picanto.

Value-packed next gen Kia Picanto arrivng by mid-year

Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S Hatch road test and review

WELL-OPTIONED Subaru's Impreza in higher specification 2.0i-S guise features excellent cabin features and cutting edge safety to go with a quality chassis.

The new Impreza offers impressive all-wheel-drive security and value

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