GALLERY: Highlights from Garapine's Enduro Qualifiers

COMPETITION was fierce at Garapine today, with more than 300 riders converging to compete in the Enduro World Series Qualifiers.

Agent: Mary Valley in 'happy place' after Imbil mega auction

Auctioneer Gordon Macdonald (left) with Ron Jeffery front the crowd in preparation to start Ron Jeffery's record largest auction.

Two sold, more in negotiations following Imbil mega auction.

Assault, crash; Gympie emergency services busy 24 hours

A car crash, an assault, and public nuisance were some of the call-outs for Gympie's responders in the past 24 hours.

Emergency responders kept busy by crash, assault in the region.

Record number of enrolments for USC

More than 4800 students have enrolled to start at USC this semester, a record number.

Almost 4800 students will start this semester.

GALLERY: Gympie community connected at The Pavilion

Connecting the Community, Ebony Chandler, Rani Chandler, Tina Fairy, Trina Fairy and Azi Fairy (Teeny Weeny Faeries)

CHECK out the photos from the connecting the community event

Gympie naturalist club weeds out feral plants

PLAYING HOST: Alan Pratt and club members inspect a native bee hive found in a stump.

Naturalists working to protect environmental habitats

Forever friends? Meet 10 Gympie RSPCA pets who hope so

Milton is one of the pets looking for a new forever home at the Gympie RSPCA shelter.

Meet 10 of Gympie RSPCA's furry friends looking for a new home.

WA polls may provide upset

Women writing on paper with a pen on a white background.

Colin Claridge thinks the WA polls may be a turning point

500 families in four years: thank you Jake Garrett Foundation

Letter asks community help keep this amazing Foundation strong

Cane farmer to be cut off from water supply

HIGH AND DRY: Walkers Point sugar cane farmer Norm Muller amongst his cane fields on Beaver Rock Rd.

"That's our income for this year," he said.

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

BANNED: Servos forced to advertise true petrol prices

Service stations will be banned to discounts that require vouchers or in-store purchases.

New rules on petrol price advertising to take effect from 2018

New Guzman y Gomez drive-throughs coming to the regions

Guzman y Gomez wants to revolutionise drive-through.

New 'virtual drive-throughs' are coming to the regions

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

'We want our country back': Ron Owen letter

Letter writer Ron Owen says 'importing cheap labour that only draws welfare has to stop'

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

ON THE MARCH: Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on the Coast. L-R: Buderim MP and state leader Steve Dickson, party leader Senator Pauline Hanson and Nicklin candidate Steven Ford.

Love her or hate her, letter defends Pauline Hanson

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'

A-grade parenting

A bus-full of brand new stickers means the Devereaux clan while be travelling in style.

Bruce Devereaux shares his tips on having the perfect family outing

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

14-year-old Regents Park girl missing

A 14-year-old girl has been missing since Friday afternoon

Pauline Hanson shouts 100 beers at town hall meeting

Pauline Hanson shouted 100 beers for those a town hall meeting

12-year-old missing boy found safe and well

A 12-year-old boy missing from Marsden has been found

Kim assassination suspect says she was paid a pittance

Kuala Lumpur International Airport has been checked for residue of the highly toxic chemical weapon known as VX nerve agent.

The alleged killer of Kim Jong-Un's half brother was paid a pittance

Duterte's hardline war on drugs splits protesters in Philippines

Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte gather at Manila's Rizal Park for an overnight vigil to show their support for the President's so-called war on drugs.

Philippine President's war on drugs splits public opinion.

Muhammad Ali's son detained for questioning over his faith

Muhammad Ali Jr was reportedly questioned over his faith

Young crash victim’s family issues heartbreaking plea

Sarah Mitchell and Jordan Whittle

Desperate plea to young drivers from family of crash victims

Even Fox says CNN's Russia story isn't 'fake news'

Fox's Shepard Smith

Even Fox News is criticising Trump for his stance on the media

Man shouts "get out of my country" before fatal shooting

Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kan., who was arrested early Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in connection with a shooting at a bar in Olathe that left one person dead and wounding two others.

A Kansas man has been charged with shooting dead an Indian man

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

The quick hack that can help keep your kids safe online

Computer hacker stealing data from a laptop concept for network security, identity theft and computer crime

An easy, free way to protect all of your internet connections

Former Wallaby arrested for allegedly buying cocaine

Former Wallaby James O'Connor at the Brisbane Global Tens tournament with his club Toulon earlier this month.

A former Wallaby has been arrested for allegedly buying cocaine

Sections of the press blocked from White House briefings

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

The White House has blocked several major news outlets

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

VIDEO: Cockroaches flee infested Toowoomba home

Skin-crawling moment dozens of cockroaches flee Toowoomba home

Feet photo baffles the internet

How are her feet doing this?

Mobility scooter causes mayhem on busy road

AN ELDERLY woman held up traffic on a busy Coast road, driving her mobility scooter down the centre lane.

Mobility scooter in middle lane causes traffic chaos

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 fund raiser by 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

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Can rightful winner Midnight take out golden Gosling in Oscars?

Can Lion pip La La Land at the post in this year's Oscars? Sunny Pawar (pictured) helped bring a powerful film to the big screen.

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail?

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.