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Thu 25 Feb 2021

Old, used cars becoming the norm for young drivers, say RACQ

Premium Content Old, used cars becoming the norm for young drivers, say RACQ

A new survey revealed major changes in first car buying behaviour, with young drivers less likely to own a vehicle before they were 25 years old.

Qld Ed says Gympie does not need a new public high school

Premium Content Qld Ed says Gympie does not need a new public high school

QLD Ed has used last year’s enrolment numbers to maintain Gympie High is only half full and James Nash has room for another 400 students

Grieving family offers ‘cuddles’ after loss of baby

Premium Content Grieving family offers ‘cuddles’ after loss of baby

A grieving mum says every second from the moment of birth to the moment of saying goodbye is so precious for parents of children “born sleeping”.

‘It’s a mess’: sparks fly in council over green grants

Premium Content ‘It’s a mess’: sparks fly in council over green grants

Claims of unlawful processes, and that Gympie green groups were being held to ransom, dominated a heated debate in Gympie Regional Council

HIH, Crown Ltd investigator joins Gympie council

Premium Content HIH, Crown Ltd investigator joins Gympie council

The council’s newest big hire is a former ASIC assistant director and CEO of the Gladstone Water Board

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Monkland resident in hospital after late arvo snake bite

Premium Content Monkland resident in hospital after late arvo snake bite

The patient suffered a bite to the foot at about 4:20pm.

‘I was like, what am I doing?’: Dental therapist swims 32km

Premium Content ‘I was like, what am I doing?’: Dental therapist swims 32km

A young Gympie dental therapist has pushed herself to the limit, sometimes taking on elite competitors in the water, to raise thousands of dollars for sick kids

New Gympie wildlife fenced prompted by spike in koala deaths

Premium Content New Gympie wildlife fenced prompted by spike in koala deaths

Drivers on Tin Can Bay Road are reminded to be aware and drive to the changed conditions while the 1.7km fence is constructed

Canegrowers hit back at ‘dispiriting’ E-grade report card

Premium Content Canegrowers hit back at ‘dispiriting’ E-grade report card

Industry reps meet with environment minister over Reef Water Quality Report Cards they say ‘grossly misrepresent’ efforts at sustainable farming

‘Target on my back’: Is someone out to get Bruce Devereaux?

Premium Content ‘Target on my back’: Is someone out to get Bruce Devereaux?

Gympie councillor Bruce Devereaux has just seen off the fifth ‘anonymous’ complaint made against him to the state watchdog

Collateral damage: Facebook ban wipes out a decade of  work

Premium Content Collateral damage: Facebook ban wipes out a decade of work

Gympie councillor and blogger Bruce Devereaux has hit out at the tech giant for wiping out his non-news blog when it shut down sites across Australia

Lifesaver from prominent Coast family charged with rape

Premium Content Lifesaver from prominent Coast family charged with rape

A lifesaver from a prominent Sunshine Coast family has been charged with rape and had his club memberships suspended.

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Council to reject 56% of region’s green group applications

Premium Content Council to reject 56% of region’s green group applications

Gympie Regional Council is expected to deny funding for several environmental projects amid concern it has failed to follow its own rules in the past

‘Nervous excitement’ as USC Gympie welcomes newest students

Premium Content ‘Nervous excitement’ as USC Gympie welcomes newest students

There’s still time to apply for courses at USC before Semester 1 begins next week.

Tue 23 Feb 2021

STORM WARNING: Severe weather possible for Gympie region

Premium Content STORM WARNING: Severe weather possible for Gympie region

The weather bureau and emergency services have issued warnings that the region could be impacted by storms later today.

Jean Peters wins monthly medal at Gympie Ladies Golf

Premium Content Jean Peters wins monthly medal at Gympie Ladies Golf

February 17, the ladies played their first (Wednesday) Monthly Medal for 2021. Jean Peters was the overall winner and Division 1 Medal Winner with a score of 73 nett

Grassroots Imbil music festival reveals 31 artists to perform

Premium Content Grassroots Imbil music festival reveals 31 artists to...

Borumba Deer Park to be converted into music lover’s utopia

Big race day crowds, live music and fashion return to Gympie

Premium Content Big race day crowds, live music and fashion return to Gympie

The first race day of the year is just over two weeks away and the Gympie Turf Club is excited to reveal a new Young Members initiative and return to the race days of...

Court rejects Gympie transgender vilification appeal

Premium Content Court rejects Gympie transgender vilification appeal

The civil court has thrown out the appeal by a former Gympie Aero Club executive who was fined $19k for sexually harassing and vilifying a pilot

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