Gympie customer: Telstra service disgraceful, unAustralian

Gympie letter: Now more than a week later and despite two long conversations with call centre staff on the other side of the world, nothing has changed.

Unlicensed and driving illegally

UNLICENSED: Driving unlawfully brings motorists to court

Unlicensed drivers give their reasons for driving illegally

Drug cocktail the wrong mix - and a gas leak scare

EMERGENCY: A suspected gas leak led emergency crews to shut down a Gympie shop at the weekend.

Man in court for drug driving and an emergency declared in Gympie

Region cafe ready to reap rewards of $2 billion solar farm

AN AUSSIE PICK-UP: Ash and Linda Blake of The Rusty Ute Cafe hope to see a boost from the Lower Wonga solar farm development.

Couple's lifestyle change set to see big boost.

Australia Day: 'Not all whities bad' says former alderman

Celebrating diversity on Australia Day.

Former Gympie alderman says 'not all whities are bad'

Forest crash search and other region weekend news

The crashed 4WD in the Langshaw forestry.

Gympie couple play key role in crash search, and Lincraft evacuated.

Calls to ditch ‘rain’ from weather forecasts

The Lee family including dad Simon and mum Jodie with kids James, 11, Abbey, 10, Heidi, 9, and Ethan, 6, from Tweed Heads. Picture: Adam Head

Queensland Tourism Industry Council asks BoM for ‘sunnier disposition’

What speeding in a school zone will cost you

ROAD SAFETY WEEK: Constable Matthew Bedding participating in speed management LiDAR training in George Street.

If you do exceed the speed limit, you will be penalised.

premium_icon QLD FUEL GOUGE: Servos gouging hits $1.50 per litre

Millie Chester from Paddington always looks around for the best price when it comes to fuel. Picture: Adam Head

The RACQ has named Coles servos and BP as the worst offenders

premium_icon Fuel gouge: The SEQ suburbs where petrol is cheapest

Jacqueline Davis pictured filling up for fuel at Tyres and More in Red Hill. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning

Suburbs with a 7-Eleven petrol station also enjoy markedly cheaper fuel.

premium_icon Three little words, four days of retail pain

Ayr local Kristy Wassmuth with daughters Emilee, 5, and Briella, 7, are unhappy Coles in Ayr will be closed over the Easter long weekend. Picture: Zak Simmonds

Regional towns hit by 'blockbuster stuff-up'

Popular Gympie supermarket to close its doors next month

A Gympie supermarket will close its doors for 10 days next month,

The supermarket will remain closed for 10 days

Solar firm wound up over debt claims

Two companies said the solar power installation firm owed them money. (File photo)

Companies say Wide Bay solar firm owes nearly $89,000

Plenty of polish left on this new Gympie business

Owner of Angelic Nails, Carly Jurss, has just opened her new store in Mellor St, Gympie.

Carly's nailed down her secret to business success

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

City's $3.3m criterium circuit on track

Rockhampton Cycling Club criterium, Tom Waerner.

Council is already making plans to prepare for a grand opening

Did 'Amazon-effect' close three Coast businesses in a week?

Happy woman with shopping bags pointing finger in the shop window.

How local retailers can buck the online shopping trends

premium_icon Kevin Rudd’s daughter in $22.5m online deal

Jessica Rudd has sold 45 per cent of her business to a HK-based ecommerce technology firm. Picture: Jono Searle.

Jessica’s Suitcase is being sold to a HK-based ecommerce technology firm

Multi-million dollar solar farm construction to begin

LETS GO: Construction is set to start on a multi-million dollar solar farm near Childers.

The site will create enough energy to power 30,000 homes

Mackay woman arrested over $1.7M business fraud

CASHED UP: Police allege a Mackay woman stole $1.7M from her employer.

Detectives swoop on worker who allegedly stole from business

‘Mourning’ after $690m payday

Walmart eCommerce CEO Marc Lore. Picture: Craig Barritt/Getty Images/Fast Company

Quidsi founder ‘depressed’ after $690 million Amazon sale

'It's offensive to think changing a date will change lives'

Oppostion Leader Deb Frecklington says other efforts are needed in this letter to the editor.

Eel Creek Rd is very dangerous and should be fixed: letter

A tragic fatal accident that occurred on Eel Creek Road several years ago.

Letter: I hope that council will read this and go for a drive

Principal's heartfelt goodbye to quintessential country town

MOVING ON: Former James Nash principal Darrin Edwards (left) gives thanks to the Gympie community for the wonderful 12 years he spent here with his family (from left) Quinn, Sally and Lahni.

Gympie principal says goodby after 12 years

Teach kindness, compassion and see the end of bullying

Generic photo of a classroom.

Cultivate young minds beyond ABCs, and create kind, caring people

'Celebrate the country we are today': Shearer

John Shearer from the Aboriginal Men's Group doesn't want the date of Australia Day to change because he feels the past should be left in the past and we should focus on the present.

One man's quest to make Australia Day positive for everyone

Unpopular opinion: vegans don’t deserve Cornettos

This Australian classic is not for the vegans. (Pic: supplied)

Eating junk food that’s ethically clean is the new black

Why your latte looks a little different

Tiffany Weyman with a dairy cow at Maleny Dairies where cows are feeling the heat as Queensland’s intense summer rolls on. Picture: Lachie Millard

The weather's playing havoc with our cows and our coffee

Queensland road toll: Three die in horror evening

Firefighters battle the blaze that closed the highway in both directions.

Three people have died in a horror evening on Queensland roads

DOUBLE FATALITY: Witness tried to resuscitate crash victim

The scene of a serious crash at South Kolan.

Crash shut down both lanes of Bundaberg Gin Gin Rd

GOTCHA: Residents have speeders in their sights

Ryan Brown is fed up with how fast trucks and cars are going through Ulmarra, so he has bought a speed gun to see how fast they are going.

Group purchase speed radar gun to gather proof of speeding

Why swearing is good for you

Swearing isn’t bad. In fact, it might even be helpful, and science is here to prove it.

Swearing isn’t bad, it might even be helpful, science is here to prove it

William Tyrrell’s mother charged

Karlie Tyrrell — the biological mother of William Tyrrell. Picture: Supplied

William Tyrrell’s mother charged for spitting on police officer

‘Extremely hot’ Australia Day weekend

Temperatures are expected to stay in the 30s all week across Sydney, making the beach the ideal place to be. Picture: Toby Zerna

It’s going to be really hot and it’s also expected to get wet.

premium_icon New dig planned in search for Beaumont children

A previously unseen photo of the missing Beaumont children. Picture: Campbell Brodie.

A new excavation in an effort to find the missing Beaumont children

Flight attendants reveal gross truth about plane food

A flight attendant has revealed the gross truth about the food you eat on planes. Picture: Milo/Flickr

Hostie reveals foul truth about airline food

Thatcher was hardline on race

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher speaks at a summit in Dublin, Ireland in 1990.

She loathed Germans and was worse in the Viet boat people crisis

Aussie Nando’s stores infested with rats

The Nando's Restaurant in Lake Street, Northbridge.

Two Nando’s stores fined after failing to meet hygiene standards

MH370 wreck hunter’s theory on missing plane

Blaine Gibson speaks to the media during an interview about his on-going quest to find the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Canberra, Australia. Gibson is the first person searching for the plane who's actually found any trace of it and says he won't quit gathering clues until the mystery is solved. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

Wreck-hunter says MH370 crash was not result of pilot murder-suicide

James Bulger’s mum reveals biggest regret

CCT footage of James Bulger being led away by his killers in The Strand shopping centre. Picture: MercuryPress/Sygma/Corbis.

Mother of murder toddler James Bulger reveals her biggest regret

Kate Middleton wants to mix things up for third baby

Kate wants to avoid the chaos she experienced after the birth of Prince George and Pincess Charlotte. Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Duchess of Cambridge wants to avoid "chaos" of pregnancy.

Massive snake kills 6-day-old baby goat on farm

A carpet python has killed a baby goat at a Northern Rivers hobby farm.

Don't joke about living with a python (warning: Distressing image)

Lucrative Disney job everyone wants

Working as a server at the mysterious Club 33 at Disney theme parks is one of the most sought-after jobs in the company. Picture: Angela Saurine

Workers and their families and friends reveal best jobs

FREE: Woman wants to give away her $3000 wedding dress

PASSING ON THE LOVE: Rachael Ropata wants to pass on the "baton" to make someone else's wedding day that extra bit special.

This "amazing” gesture could make a bride's dream come true

Parents boycott after school exposes girl's toilets to public

The new layout means prepubescent girls will be forced to go to the toilet in front of a CCTV camera and a classroom door.

School wants girls to go to the toilet in a hallway

Beauty blogger slammed for ‘sexualising’ child with makeup

Sexualising a child with makeup won't make you internet popular

Company criticised over racist nail polish name

It's unknown how anyone thought this name was appropriate.

Company sees backlash for remarkably racist product name

Actor Will Smith spotted in Queensland

ACTOR Will Smith is in Far North Queensland and making fast friends with the locals as he visits Lizard Island during his Australian holiday.

Miranda Kerr shows off baby bump in chic ensemble

Kerr looked stylish with round sunglasses perched on her head and a coat draped over her shoulders.

Miranda Kerr shows off growing baby bump in Los Angeles

‘Hypocrite’ Scarlett Johansson slammed over Franco comments

Scarlett Johansson spoke to the 500,000 strong crowd during the Women's Rally. Source: AFP/ Mark Ralston.

Scarlett Johansson cops a backlash over Woody Allen comments

Reality star’s 45kg prison weight loss

Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of bankruptcy fraud. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller shows glimpse of extreme weight loss

First name revealed for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here

Isuzu D-MAX will be in the middle of the reality TV action this year.

Series four name revealed ahead of program launch.

Kidman’s powerful SAG speech

Nicole Kidman accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or limited series for Big Little Lies at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

AUSTRALIAN actor Nicole Kidman has won a Screen Actors Guild Award.

SAGs red carpet: Best and worst-dressed

Margot Robbie arrives at the SAG Awards.

Colour is back after the Globes' all-black dress code.