No link between Gympie gastro outbreak and town water: Mayor

A number of posts on social media report clusters of children missing school due to illnesses consistent with gastro

Widow: lower limit a 'bad compromise' at deadly turn-off

FIX IT: Helen Window wants changes at the Rainbow Beach turn-off where her husband Ian was killed last year, and (right) The Gympie Times coverage of the accident.

Widow Helen Window says redesign needed.

New rescue helicopter follow's Don's life-saving tradition

The Sunshine Coast’s new ‘Don Moffatt’ RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown its first mission.

New helicopter has top speed of 270km/h and can lift 2200kg

'We want our country back': Ron Owen letter

SAVING DEMOCRACY? Letter writer Ron Owen says "if we allow this to continue we don't have democracy and we don't have our own country”.

And we want foreign aid stopped, says letter writer

Sunshine Coast Uni off to record-breaking start to 2017

Some of this year's crop of new students getting settled into life at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Nearly 4800 new students starting at Coast uni on Monday

Ban devices in the bedroom: the plea to keep kids safe

Primary school age children can be easily targeted by online predators.

Primary school aged girls and boys being asked to send naked pics

Widgee Creek 'dry' is worst some locals have seen yet

WORST DROUGHT HE HAS SEEN: George Cotter has not seen the Widgee Cree at a lower level. Photo Contributed

Widgee Creek the lowest it has ever been

Shock reaction all round, even from commission

Tony Perrett

Everyone is in shock following the boundary announcements

Jury's out on whether penalty changes will help Gympie

A NEW HOPE: Ben Riches understands concerns but sees potential in the penalty rate cuts.

Opinion is divided on whether the cuts are good or bad.

Are you prepared for level 4 water restrictions?

WILTED EXPECTATIONS: Pam O'Sulliavan's Chrysanthemum crops are suffering in the heat

Four townships around Gympie have been hit, are you ready?

It's official: Petrol price rip-off worst in years

Australia is facing some of its highest petrol prices.

Brisbane retail prices the highest of the large five cities

For the love of textiles

WORKS OF ART: Ann Weller with one of her creations. Ann is the new co-owner of Gympie Patchwork.

Meet the new owner of Gympie Patchwork.

Conscious cuisine the motto at new Cosmic Cafe

HERE'S CHEERS: Owners of the Cosmic Café, Paul and Tina Kirkham-Smith.

Cafe creating connections just as the owner intended.

Grazing workshop applications closing tomorrow

Graziers will have to get their skates on to apply to attend a two day workshop. Applications close tomorrow.

Gympie Graziers need to get their applications in.

New figures show strength of regional news media

Great local digital media coverage has seen more people signing up to be subscribers.

News Regional Media now reaching 3.5 million each month

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!

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Mackay Sugar recommendations leave many shellshocked

WORRIED: Cane grower Greg Plath.

Levy advised for Mackay Sugar suppliers

What to do if your pay is cut

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Employees are being warned to check their pay slips carefully

Business 'blown away' after 140 people apply for one job

A total 140 people applied for a casual receptionist position at Harrup Park.

Jobseekers up against the odds for some positions

Wagner leads breakaway tourism group in Toowoomba

John Wagner at the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport open day. Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

Tourism operators from region decide they can not work with SQCT

'Never have I felt so humiliated for anyone...'

LETTER: To females of the thinking varieties, (Pauline Hanson) must be a wonderful example of courage and a great tenacity.

Mayor shows disappointing form in Fredman Stakes

Bob Fredman, former head engineer of Gympie Regional Council who was dismissed by CEO Bernard Smith in controversial circumstances last year.

On current form there's little reason to back you again: letter

No privacy concern with council waste water app

Trista Blake with the new sewerage app from the Gympie Regional Council.

Letter: Waste water app spokesman hits back at 'misleading claims'

Letter: Newspaper gives Mayor platform to complain

Mayor of Gympie Regional Council, Mick Curran.

Letter says Mayor used Editor's comments to vilify

OPINION: Young, eager workers hurt by penalty cuts

Photo Renee Albrecht/Gympie Times

WE'RE eager for work, but roadblocks don't help

Clearing up “fake news” on every front

Discerning what is true or false

Honesty is actually linked to better health

What other option did Renshaw have?

Australia's Matt Renshaw bats during the first day of the first test cricket match against India in Pune, India, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

Unless you're willing to soil yourself in front of millions, shut up

Police officers assaulted after attempts to remove dogs

Two Bundaberg police officers have been assaulted after a Bundaberg Regional Council worker's attempts to remove dogs from a property quickly turned violent. This is not a photo of the dog at the property.

At this stage no one has been charged and no one is in custody

Paraglider injured after crash-landing on Darling Downs

A PARAGLIDER has been hospitalised after crash-landing.

QUEENSLANDERS! Thousands in cash refunds go begging

The unclaimed payments range from about $500 to more than $10,000

She confronts her abuser after 50 years, forces a confession

SURVIVOR: Debbie McDonald was sexually abused by her stepfather almost 50 years ago.

"This is our little secret" he would tell her.

Drone spots shark sizing up surfers off Ballina

JUST when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Life changing cystic fibrosis drug to become free

Two-year-old Victoria Evans who has cystic fibrosis.

Two-year-old to benefit from drug access

Kids as young as eight sharing personal info online

SECURITY: What is your child really sharing on the internet? Last names, phone numbers and home address information online is leaving kids exposed.

Almost 60% of kids bypass rules to keep pre-teens off social media

Tradie sacked for sharing woman's sex toy photo on Facebook

The picture that started it all.

Tradie sacked for sex toy pic after owner spotted it online

Feet photo baffles the internet

How are her feet doing this?

Is Tony Abbott the answer to the rise of One Nation?

Former prime minister Tony Abbott at a Coalition joint partyroom meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

If last night's pub test anything to go by Abbott is set to return

WATCH: Man unleashes racist tirade on woman in the street

The man swears several times during the encounter and asks Rahila why she won’t show her face.

This is the shocking moment a man unleashes on a Muslim woman

U.S Government to call for Mexico border wall designs

Citizens and Mexican legislators participate in a protest against US President Donald J. Trump's wall plans at the border with El Paso, Texas, USA, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 17 February 2017.

Notice shows government calling for wall concept plans

How a bit of quick thinking may have saved this girl’s life

The shirt Ashley noticed on her car.Source:Facebook

She was about to get out of her car to get rid of it

Woman asks people to GoFund her $10k trip around the world

The internet was quick to turn on Becca Gonski this week. Picture: GoFundMe

Woman has asks people to fund her $10k ‘spiritual journey’

CASH COW: Not answering phone cost someone in Bay $90k

A Hervey Bay person has missed out on $90,0000.

Not answering their phone has cost someone in River Heads $90,000.

Annual event for pensioner

BALDILOCKS: Jo Jones post-shave last year with regular volunteer Meredith Brown. This year's shave will be held at Gympie Central Shopping Centre on March 18, which just happens to be Jo's 76th Birthday.

Shaving her head is a regular thing for Gympie fundraiser

Desperate search for... teddy bear owner

Rufus the bear was left at a Toowoomba cafe and now a massive search is under way to find his owner.

She soon found out it was a special bear

Kandanga butcher named third best snags in Australia

PRIZE PORK: Mitch Perkins from Kandanga Meats won third prize in the National Sausage King competition.

Mitch Perkins wants his pork sausages to win next year.

BARGAINS: 101 things that are half price in Gympie now

Love the catalogues? Here's the pick of bargains around Gympie

OP achievers: St Pats sits at head of class

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Report has revealed which schools had the most high OP results in the region.

Report reveals which schools had the most high OP results.

Wonderland star hits the big time in America

HE MAY not be James Bond, but Bundaberg lad Michael Dorman has hit the big time in a lead on Amazon web series Patriot.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Gympie children needed for auditions

FUN TIMES: Cast members from the GTA pantomine from 2005, Little Red Riding Hood.

Come on kids! Get on board for this fun G150 event.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Sunshine Coast features in convict history novel

NEW NOVEL: White Spirit is based on a true story and features the Kabi tribe and touches on the Eliza Fraser story.

New book based on a true story has local roots.