Gympie's own Alice: new store a wonderland

A HUNDRED gourds and no idea what to do with them; it might strike some as strange, but for Maxene Grewar it was the gateway to her career.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Fuel prices for your Labour Day weekend

Here are some of the prices for ahead of the Labour Day weekend.

Paradise once more - Fraser Is park gets old name back

INSKIP POINT: Gympie region's gateway to Fraser Island, much of which has now been renamed K'Gari, the original Butchulla people's name, meaning Paradise.

Fraser Island national park gets its old name back

Gympie women's side to play first game tonight

HISTORY MAKER: Gympie Cats player Ann-Marie Warhurst will play in her club's first game as a senior franchise tonight.

The Cats will make club history tonight when they take on Sandgate

Dearth of volunteers threatens Gympie Show

The Gympie Show needs help and it needs it now

Roads closed on Sunday as Rattler works begin

A number of roads in Gympie will be closed on Sunday as work begins on the Rattler restoration project.

A NUMBER of roads will be closed and traffic redirected tomorrow

Bishops to sell Mary Valley family home of 60 years

FOR SALE: Shane and Sandra Bishop outside their Mary Valley property Craigleigh.

Gympie cattle stalwarts set to move to central Queensland.

Demented Cabbage Patch kid far from a 'god on earth'

TURNING BLIND EYE: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks more like a demented Cabbage Patch doll than a 'god on earth'.

Why does Chine tolerate the excesses of the Kim regime?

'Progress to a vegan world is happening and inexorable'

Amber Lowcock has owned the Agnes Water organic food store, Sol Foods since March, and its popular organic, vegan and paleo menu is really kicking off.

PETA and vegans hit back at Gympie letter writers

Kandanga man recalls his WWII childhood

The Anzac Day parade through Mary St on Tuesday

I took money from a few Yankees by offering my two sisters to meet

What's open on Anzac Day around Gympie

Commemoration Service at Gympie's Normanby Hill Remembrance Park for the 100 years of Anzac 1915-2015

Convenience stores, coffee shops, hotels, chemists and bottle shops

Rumours swirl...but Kmart puts it to bed (again)

Kmart

Desperate Gympie shoppers cry out with online petition

Rainbow Beach proprietors unite after years of bickering

UNITED FRONT: Team Rainbow Beach president Michael Read, secretary Rachel Croker and marketing manager Daryl Gauld.

Meet the new team bringing Rainbow's businesses together

Gympie kitchen shop almost gone

The shelves are quickly becoming bare as shoppers grab the closing down bargains at Kitch'n Things in Gympie.

It's the end of an era for Kitch'n Things in Gympie.

Worked over the Easter long weekend? Better check your pay slip

Have you been paid what you should have for shifts over the Easter long weekend?

"It is against the law to get short-changed on penalty rates

So, what's going on at the Nestle factory?

THE BIG LIFT: Structures being added to the Nestle factory in Gympie.

Speculation abounds as large new building takes shape

ANZ varies rate on home loans

The ANZ has joined rivals Westpac and the Commonwealth bank in moving home loan interest rates.

ANZ shifts rates on home loans

Will this newcomer kill Rebel Sports?

JD Sports will stock Beyonce's activewear line, Ivy Park.

It's been dubbed the “Rebel killer”

Find best place to stash spare cash

Strict conditions can apply in order to earn bonus interest with some bank accounts, such as requiring a minimum monthly deposit and limiting withdrawals.

It makes sense to have a pool of savings for rainy day expenses.

Microsoft Surface Studio goes on sale in Australia

Microsoft Surface Studio

With a price tag of $4699, it's definitely aimed at the top end

Kids addicted to their mobiles? How to shut them down

Japanese company has come up with forceful solution

Cyclone Debbie cuts $1.6b from BHP coal bottom line

CYCLONE Debbie has cut a swath through BHP Billiton’s coal operations

Grandma's anguish: Child Safety failed my grandchildren

What has happened to them during this period of time will live with them forever. The system has failed them: letter.

Stop pretending your road record isn't appalling: letter

Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey has come out swinging against the LNP's claims over the Bruce Hwy.

The LNP is not committing to a new 10 year Bruce Hwy plan: letter

CBD reno accidentally led to better Anzac experience

The Anzac Day march through Mary St.

Different line up procedure allows students a better view

Letter: ABC stance is 'what we have come to expect'

Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

'Please leave promptly... our welcome is withdrawn'

Injecting reality back into parliament: The 457 visa party

Deciding the prime ministership via a reality TV show would avoid all that messy election stuff and having to wait days and days for a result.

'The electorate is fed up. Fed up with fakes.'

Why does the leader always go first?

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

On this day in 1770 a small row skidded to a halt in Botany Bay

Why my boy will always be allowed to paint his nails

How and why this mum nearly killed a visiting kid with her stare

Eight injured in Yamba balcony collapse

Patients are transported by rescue helicopter and ambulance after a balcony collapsed at a holiday rental on Clarence Street Yamba on Friday night, 28th April, 2017.

"Someone stood back and we heard this 'cling'."

Israeli teen suspected of hoax bomb threats to schools

Woree State School was one of nine Queensland schools to receive bomb threat hoax calls in one morning last year.

Teen also suspected of a series of global threats

Is Queensland still the sunshine state?

Sam Oliva and Megan Shields from catch some rays at Tallebudgera Creek.

Queensland is in danger of losing its title of the Sunshine State

Amber Alert: missing boy allegedly taken by anti-vaxxer mum

An Amber Alert was issued for missing boy Chase Walker-Steven, who was found in Newcastle.

Young boy taken from hospital by anti-vaxxer parents

The two year old who smoked 40 cigarettes a day

Do you remember the two-year-old who was addicted to smoking?

Champion swimmer urges people to talk about endometriosis

Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm shared her experience with endometriosis as Endometriosis Australia's ambassador at the EndoMarch High Tea.

Emily Seebohm encourages people to talk

BIG READ: The pain that endures for endometriosis sufferers

Mab Graves had acute stage four endometriosis. In 2016, after Lupron chemotherapy failed, she had a radical hysterectomy.

Inside life with a little-understood disease

'Men can beat their wives as long as they don't cause injury'

A bleeding Anthony Mundine of Australia clashes with Charles Hatley of the USA, during the WBC Silver Super welterweight title bout, at the Melbourne Convention Centre in Melbourne, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Muslim boxer Anthony Mundine says men can beat their wives

Putting his body on the line to save the best in bull riding

PBR protection athlete Kerry Whitehouse puts his body on the line to protect bull riders in the arena.

Protection athlete says he is honoured for top job in PBR.

Poll shows Americans favour war

US President Donald Trump is talking tough over North Korea.

Over half of Americans say war best way to stop North Korea

Fairfield leaders 'disgusted' by Mark Latham's video

Former federal Opposition leader Mark Latham’s launched Outsiders earlier this year after being sacked from Sky News.

Latham labelled local MP a moral coward

'Coughing' truckie jailed

Kenneth Laurence Pillar outside District Court, prior to his bail being revoked in January. Picture: Greg Higgs.

Jury rejects 'coughing' truckie's claims and rules he is a killer.

Lovely selfie takes creepy turn

Witchcraft or photoshop? You decide.

At first glance it looks like just another sweet selfie

Faith-based homeless shelter rejects donation from gay choir

The Portland Gay Men's Chorus performing in the finale of its 2016 Pride concert

Faith-based charity rejected money donated by a gay choir

North Korea has fired another missile

North Korea launches four ballistic missiles by the Korean People's Army (KPA) during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile north of Pyongyang

Albert, 4m pet crocodile, survives home inferno

50-year-old crocodile survives along with family

Woman who went on road trip instead of chemo dies

Norma Jean Bauerschmidt’s travels have been followed by more than 400,000 people on the Facebook page "Driving Miss Norma".

What would you choose, chemotherapy or a road trip?

China releases poorly photoshopped naval image

China embarrassed over shockingly photoshopped naval image

'Snakurettor' problem shuts down Coast car

A snake found coiled up in Sunshine Coast car as it's about to go on the highway.

Record season of call-outs for snake catcher.

Chance meeting leads to perfect wedding for Cassars

HAPPY BLUR: April Fool's Day became a day of wonder for Teesha and Simon Cassar.

Everything fell into place for Simon and Teesha Cassar.

Weekend of music and fun at Widgee

AWARD WINNER: Winner of the Fabian Webb Encouragement Award, Keith Gall with his trophy.

Widgee Country Music Festival a success.

The future of the Gympie Show rests in your hands

Excitement for the massive show is building, but there are looming fears the future of the event is on shaky ground

Anthony LaPaglia steps out with new fiancee

Anthony LaPaglia.

Actor Anthony LaPaglia engaged to much younger girlfiend

Ronan Keating a dad for fourth time

Ronan Keating and Storm Keating.

Bouncing baby boy for Boyzone star

Lion King remake well under way

Seth Rogen.

More Lion King remake cast members revealed

Splendour auctions VIP passes for flood appeal

Crowd at Splendour in the Grass 2016.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Each pass will have a reserve price of $500

The pic that could cost Khloe Kardashian $200k

Khloe Kardashian has admitted she "loves" watching porn, but doesn't think her family are famous purely because of her sister Kim Kardashian West's sex tape.

Khloe Kardashian has been slapped with a $A200,750 lawsuit