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Sat 22 Sep 2018

Petersen 'fact checks' critical Yule letter to editor

premium_icon Petersen 'fact checks' critical Yule letter to editor

"Unlike the current council, we never took an issue into committee because we were afraid it might be contentious or the public might hear councillors' views”

Fri 21 Sep 2018

ANSWERED: Imbil kids can swim, but where?

premium_icon ANSWERED: Imbil kids can swim, but where?

Imbil families have expressed disappointment on social media this week over a popular swimming hole.

MAP: Where the garage sales are in Gympie this weekend

MAP: Where the garage sales are in Gympie this weekend

Grab a bargain at one of Gympie's garage sales this weekend.

Historic bridge destroyed in inferno

premium_icon Historic bridge destroyed in inferno

IT HAS been a dark week for Woolooga, with the loss of millions of dollars in infrastructure and stock feed.

Perrett asks Premier for help as fire devastation revealed

premium_icon Perrett asks Premier for help as fire devastation revealed

"There are more than 1300 residents living in these areas and the effect will be widespread.”

8 activities you can do these school holidays

8 activities you can do these school holidays

THE school holidays have officially begun and with heaps of activities across the Gympie region, there won't be any time for boredom.

State Govt asked for disaster declaration at Woolooga

premium_icon State Govt asked for disaster declaration at Woolooga

Recovery work is in the planning stage as work on the ground cannot start until the fire threat has passed, and QFES release the area to council's Recovery crew

'It's the worst fire in my lifetime': Smerdon

premium_icon 'It's the worst fire in my lifetime': Smerdon

Councillor says struggling region 'wiped out' in 20 minutes, damage bill will be in millions.

'The extent of these bush fires is overwhelming...'

premium_icon 'The extent of these bush fires is overwhelming...'

"On behalf of our community I would like to sincerely thank the volunteer and emergency service crews who continue to fight bush fires in our region”

Farmer hit fourth time by raging fire

premium_icon Farmer hit fourth time by raging fire

Woolooga farmer tells of the terror of the approaching fire

Jail after too many wasted chances

premium_icon Jail after too many wasted chances

A WOMAN has been denied bail as she faces charges of breaching bail.

UPDATE: Woolooga/Sexton fire heading for Devil's Mountain

UPDATE: Woolooga/Sexton fire heading for Devil's Mountain

The fire is burning near Miva Rd, Bauple Woolooga Rd, Edwards Rd, Sexton Rd, Lower Wide Bay Creek Rd, Woolooga Rd, Ormes Rd, Edwards Rd, Smith Rd and more

Best spots for anglers to beat the rough seas this weekend

Best spots for anglers to beat the rough seas this weekend

There have been some good catches in the past week.

It's the Gympie region's biggest fire disaster ever

premium_icon It's the Gympie region's biggest fire disaster ever

What has unfolded at Woolooga this week is unlike anything I've seen

WOOLOOGA FIRE: 'Five more minutes and my house was gone'

premium_icon WOOLOOGA FIRE: 'Five more minutes and my house was gone'

PHIL and Julie Bedford have been Woolooga residents for 40 years, but they have never seen anything like the bushfire that came within inches of their home.

Southside family stuck in internet black hole

premium_icon Southside family stuck in internet black hole

Despite being 2km from city, the McGregors have found themselves stuck in a communication void.

Stop rubbishing everything that is happening in Gympie

premium_icon Stop rubbishing everything that is happening in Gympie

Letter: Full points to Barbara Yule and her letter to the editor

11 summer sports you can sign-up for right now in Gympie

premium_icon 11 summer sports you can sign-up for right now in Gympie

As the warmer weather starts to set in, it means the summer sports will be getting underway.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

DAY 2: Bushfire wreaks more destruction on Woolooga

premium_icon DAY 2: Bushfire wreaks more destruction on Woolooga

Locals watched on in horror on Thursday as the fierce bushfire flared up and burnt a new path of destruction towards the small township and then Miva.

Rainbow Beach joy for drought-hit kids

premium_icon Rainbow Beach joy for drought-hit kids

Rainbow Beach turns on a perfect day for outback visitors

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