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Tue 26 Jan 2021

GALLERY: 44 happy faces at Gympie’s Australia Day party

Premium Content GALLERY: 44 happy faces at Gympie’s Australia Day party

Smiles were everywhere as the region gathered to celebrate the volunteers and new citizens, and have a lot of fun too

GALLERY: Meet Gympie’s newest citizens

Premium Content GALLERY: Meet Gympie’s newest citizens

‘You can just be who you are’: UK-born Colette Brennan praises welcoming culture. She is one of several people who became Aussies in Gympie on Australia Day.

Cooloola Coast Bowls Notes

Premium Content Cooloola Coast Bowls Notes

All our bowlers gave a big HURRAH as we began our 2021 season after a few weeks waiting for our green to be ready after our annual maintenance

REVEALED: 2021 Gympie Citizen of the Year recipients

Premium Content REVEALED: 2021 Gympie Citizen of the Year recipients

Citizen of the year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year announced at Southside award ceremony

WATCH: Illegal rave DJ detained by border security in Gympie

Premium Content WATCH: Illegal rave DJ detained by border security in Gympie

The 27-year-old German was caught with ketamine at an illegal rave near Gympie the day after New Year’s Eve

Man says ‘family drama’ triggered return to drugs

Premium Content Man says ‘family drama’ triggered return to drugs

A man caught walking a Gympie street at night with a used meth needle says a fatal car crash in his family had sent him back to drugs.

LETTER: Why we should change the date of Australia Day

Premium Content LETTER: Why we should change the date of Australia Day

There are 364 other dates to choose from. January 26 is more appropriate to the attitudes and values of colonial Australia than to those of a modern, more inclusive...

Next hinterland hotspot to get hitched emerges

Premium Content Next hinterland hotspot to get hitched emerges

A new player in the hinterland wedding and events market could soon emerge.

Teen in hospital after midnight near-drowning

Premium Content Teen in hospital after midnight near-drowning

Paramedics rushed a teenager to hospital overnight after she nearly drowned at a residence in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Goldfields car park accused says he ‘didn’t bash no-one’

Premium Content Goldfields car park accused says he ‘didn’t bash no-one’

The case was a testing one for magistrate Chris Callaghan, who had barely finished telling the accused man’s girlfriend to stop yelling, when he caught the defendant...

Southside drug trafficker busted with stash

Premium Content Southside drug trafficker busted with stash

The convicted drug trafficker has been fined after being caught with three more illegal substances

Mon 25 Jan 2021

The ‘split decision’ that cost man 18 days lost in the wild

Premium Content The ‘split decision’ that cost man 18 days lost in the wild

The man who was miraculously found after 18 days lost in the wilderness has told how he survived and just how he came to be there in the first place.

Australia’s vaccine rollout: How it affects you

Premium Content Australia’s vaccine rollout: How it affects you

It took Australia’s medical regulator a record 54 days to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Here we explain what it means.

Horse’s ‘sickening’ bandage removed after RSPCA complaint

Premium Content Horse’s ‘sickening’ bandage removed after RSPCA complaint

The RSPCA was called after a horse was photographed in a paddock in the Gympie region with an injured leg

Revealed: Qld private school fees for 2021

Premium Content Revealed: Qld private school fees for 2021

School fees at most Queensland private schools have increased despite the financial impacts of COVID-19. SEE THE LIST

VOTE NOW: Crown the Best Cafe in Gympie

Premium Content VOTE NOW: Crown the Best Cafe in Gympie

Help Matt Preston's search for the best cafe in Gympie and support your local, passionate team by casting your vote. SEE THE FINALISTS AND VOTE.

From the Editor’s Desk: Recap of huge weekend in news

Premium Content From the Editor’s Desk: Recap of huge weekend in news

Bizarre, shocking, sickening and miraculous: It was a big weekend in news for the Gympie region, with multiple breaking stories and two that hit the national...

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52 people facing Gympie court today

Premium Content 52 people facing Gympie court today

The huge number of people facing charges in Gympie Magistrates Court today are named here:

ABC’s Australia Day language slammed as ‘divisive’

Premium Content ABC’s Australia Day language slammed as ‘divisive’

Aboriginal community leader Warren Mundine says an ABC staff memo mentioning the phrase “Invasion Day” relating to January 26 will divide the country.

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