Motorcycle trail ride takes off

Scott Hoare raffle to be drawn at Woolooga trail ride meet

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

Owen in the gun again

Ron Owen says he is Australia's most charged innocent man, but he's been cleared again, as police have admitted in the letter he is holding.

"Queensland's most charged person” wins again

League icon runs in for Kandanga pub reopening

POPPING IN: Allan Langer will make an appearance at the Kandanga Pub for its reopening celebrations.

Rugby league icon to join tomorrow's celebrations.

REVEALED: Location of the Bruce Hwy's newest speed cameras

A new speed camera system has been installed on the Coast.

New speed cameras for the Bruce and where to find them

What's on in Gympie this weekend?

GIDDY UP: The Zinc Race day is this weekend

Your guide to the best in entertainment in Gympie

Have a mortgage? This warning from the PM is for you

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference at the Australian High Commission in London, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in The United Kingdom for a three-day official. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

He reminded home owners that prices don't always go up...

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

Inside the $10b tower: There's only one thing missing

Atlassian has created an office environment that is bound evoke some serious envy when compared to how you spend your nine to five.

It's everything you expect from the country's top tech firm

Developer's demolition: From the rich list to legal aid

Team Australia driver Will Power right, is embraces team boss Craig Gore after claiming pole position during the second qualifying session for the Indy 300 in 2006. Mr Gore is now facing fraud charges.

His high-profile lawyers withdrew from representing him on charges.

Thieves costing livid Lloyd $1000 a day

Thieves have devastated Lloyd Miller’s excavation business. Picture: GLENN HAMPSON

Vandals destroyed his digger and broke the bucket on his Bobcat

New figures show NSW is best place for work

New data shows NSW has lowest unemployment rate out of all Australian states.

'NSW remains the best state for jobs by a significant margin'

Flynn Transport owes $1.4 million in super and tax

Flynn Transport reportedly owes the Australian Tax Office nearly $1 million.

Government asks company to cough up nearly $1 million

Holy schnit: This steak's the size of a small child

WHAT A STEAK: Sarah Atkins was amazed to see the Pinnacle Pub crumbed steak was bigger than one of her four-month-old twin daughters, Jorja.

It's not every day you get served a steak as big as a baby

Privatising power could not be worse than this - letter

Our present Queensland government has allowed our public owned electricity managers to screw us taxpayers to make a dollar.

Heartfelt thank you from returned Gympie residents

Gympie business couple John and Margaret Cochrane at this year's Show Ball.

Retirees grateful for businesswoman's help

Freedom lost: soon we won't be able to smoke in cars

LETTER: Soon we won't be able to smoke in cars or stick our arm out the window.

Our freedoms are being taken away: Kandanga letter writer

Intimidating legal tactic would 'gag' our community

Gympie regional council Daryl Dodt, Mal Gear, DAn Stewart, Mayor Mick Curran, Bob Leitch, Glen Hartwig, James Cochrane, Mark McDonald and Hilary Smerdon.  Renee Albrecht/Gympie times

LETTER: 'Remove the eye patch Dan (Stewart)'

OPINION: Smacking problem needs inside the box solution

What are the alternatives to smacking?

New solutions can be found in the most obvious places.

Why I'm grateful mum started us at school a year later

I was so ready for my first day of grade one.

'Do you really want to go to uni? Consider your options'

People should think 3 times before they enrol and consider options

'We tried Aaron': Killed Rocky man's family speaks out

FATAL STABBING: Rockhampton man Aaron Flenady died after receiving stab wounds to his chest and abdomen at the Oznam House men's homeless shelter on September 15, 2015. His killer Sebastiano Garofalo was today found guilty of manslaughter.

Aaron was an innocent bystander, family says.

Rocky's Michael Jackson sets dog on police

Michael Jackson has been sent to prison for ordering his dog to attack a police officer. The attack resulted in the dog puncturing the officer's upper leg.

Meet the region's not so smooth criminal

'If you want to live any life, get off the drugs'

Lowood man Leonard Keith Davis has been sentenced for drugs and weapons offences.

Judge urges Lowood man to think of son and get off drugs

Eddie McGuire to come back as Footy Show co-host

Eddie McGuire at the Million Dollar Lunch annual fundraiser for the Children's Cancer Foundation in Melbourne, Friday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING

Footy Show axes Craig Hutchison, Sam Newman survives

7 signs that you may be a workaholic

Adulting is hard work, but don’t become a workaholic. Picture: Supplied

Sometimes it's the only way to survive but where's the line?

'I haven't pooed in two years'

A young Australian woman has shared her journey about losing her bowel, and then getting it back.

I lost my bowel to ulcerative colitis, then got it back

Splendour goers leave nothing to the imagination

Ali Herden, Keisja Divett, Megan Magill and Cassie Durham, of Canberra at Splendour in the Grass 2017.

Sunny weather means the young gets restless at the festival

Quake shakes and floods islands and resorts

Hotel guests sleep outdoors after abandoning their rooms following an earthquake in Bitez, a resort town about 6km west of Bodrum, Turkey.

The quake struck at 1.30am and triggered a 50cm tsunami

'Smacked in the head': Woman, worker scuffle in servo heist

She walk around the counter into the staff area and smacked him around the head with her right arm, striking him on the left temple.

She lunged over the counter and attempted to snatch the goods

Ag science gets climate sceptic boss

Donald Trump's disdain for climate science has again been underlined with his choice of a strident climate change sceptic to serve in the top scientific post at the Agriculture Department.

Sam Clovis has described climate change as "junk science”

Airbnb, Stayz hosts could be fined for ‘party houses’

Tweed Police are cracking down on illegal parties, which often involve intoxicated minors.

Owners of share-accommodation party houses could be fined

Teenager saves $10,000 in eight months

Ellen saved $10,000 in eight months by following a money blogger’s tips.Source:Facebook

Teen saves $10K in 8 months by meal prepping, selling old clothes

Man plays guitar during seven-hour brain surgery

Abhishek Prasad played guitar while undergoing a seven-hour brain surgery. Picture: ANI

Indian man filmed casually strumming guitar as surgeon operate

Jilted wife stuffs hot chillis into mistress's vagina

The mistress of a wayward husband is held on a motel bed by friends of his jilted, pregnant wife.

Sadistic woman forces chillis into woman's vagina

Huge dark web take-down after kingpin found dead

At 25, he appeared to have it all. Picture:

AlphaBay kingpin found dead, authorities announce huge takedown

Smacking bad? Study says yes, readers say no

TIME TO STOP? While a study has found smacking children has serious effects on their lives, readers still believe in the form of discipline.

'It didn't do me any harm, it certainly won't harm them either.'

LOW BLOW: Crippled man forced to 'sell car to survive'

Rockhampton man Roy Lucas can't work.

Rocky man takes aim at tax office after taking massive financial hit

Aviation experts at loss over apparent UFO

The mysterious object photographed off Sydney's northern beaches. Picture: Gus Medero

Mystery surrounds UFO spotted on Sydney’s northern beaches

Naughty and nude: Pre-school book shocks parents

BOOK TIME: A Sunshine Coast parent has been left reeling after coming across nude pictures in his son's school book.

Have you read this book to your kids?

Breastmilk brownies at school

You’ll never look at chocolate brownies the same way again.

Facebook post raises curious questions about what's in school cakes

REVEALED: What sharks are being caught off our beaches

Dozens of sharks are being caught in control nets and drumlines along the Great Barrier Reef each month

Tiger sharks are still the most common species caught

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

Lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, dies age 41

Coroner spokesman Brian Elias says they are investigating Bennington's death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available.

Chester Bennington's body was found in LA at 9am local time.

Chester Bennington’s tragic Chris Cornell connection

Bennington sings at Chris Cornell’s funeral on May 26 in Los Angeles. Picture: AP

Bennington reportedly godfather of one of Cornell’s three children

Tamara's bittersweet MasterChef exit (take two)

Mackay's Tamara Graffen has already gained valuable work experience since her elimination from MasterChef.

MACKAY cook's heartwarming send-off from finals week.