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Sun 14 Oct 2018

Did you see what the Hailnado did to this Gympie property?

premium_icon Did you see what the Hailnado did to this Gympie property?

"At about 2pm we got hit at the office, not long after that we got a phone call to say we've got some foam blocks moving.”

Resort’s saucy secrets exposed

Resort’s saucy secrets exposed

IF YOU thought resorts on party islands were all about nudity, boozing and staff sleeping with guests, you were absolutely right.

86-year-old beats knee surgery to help Woolooga fire victims

premium_icon 86-year-old beats knee surgery to help Woolooga fire victims

Mr Senior's raffle ends this afternoon, so head to Mitre 10 and grab your ticket.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Our 'Pilch' says goodbye to The Gympie Times after 11 years

Our 'Pilch' says goodbye to The Gympie Times after 11 years

A popular and well-loved member of the community she has called home for most of her life, "Pilch” built an incredible legacy over her journey with the...

WARNING: Which Gympie region roads are closed right now

WARNING: Which Gympie region roads are closed right now

Council and TMR have issued the traffic alerts.

LIKE A SNOWSTORM: Gympie lettuce farm battered by Hailnado

premium_icon LIKE A SNOWSTORM: Gympie lettuce farm battered by Hailnado

"You couldn't see outside the window it was like a full on snowstorm, everything out here was like a winter wonderland, it was that bad.”

Queensland cat survives six weeks in NT outback

Queensland cat survives six weeks in NT outback

A COUPLE is making a five-day journey from Brisbane to Mataranka to rescue their beloved 18-year-old cat Spike.

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

A TOOWOOMBA man has had a close brush with death after a truck he was overtaking failed to spot him.

WEDDING PASHERS: Eugenie and Jack in fairytale royal union

WEDDING PASHERS: Eugenie and Jack in fairytale royal union

STAUNCH Monarchists, maybe don’t read this. We take a colourful look at the second-best royal wedding of the year.

Palmer’s mansion-buying spree

premium_icon Palmer’s mansion-buying spree

BUSINESS GOSSIP: On-again, off-again billionaire Clive Palmer buys again, Icon shareholders have some good news, and Nimble employees don superhero outfits.

How to lie in a job interview

premium_icon How to lie in a job interview

IF you’re telling the truth in job interviews, you’re doing it wrong, writes Jill Poulsen. Here’s some excellent porkies to get you started.

Aussie Bali fugitive heckles cops again

premium_icon Aussie Bali fugitive heckles cops again

AUSTRALIAN fugitive Shaun Davidson has again taunted police on social media more than a year after breaking out of Bali’s infamous Kerobokan prison.

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

WHEN video of this plane passenger was shared online, thousands of people responded with anger — and disgust.

Never do this simple thing with a rental car

Never do this simple thing with a rental car

SCOTT Sewell’s rookie error when renting a car left him black-listed with a $1400 bill. It’s something we probably do all the time.

Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

premium_icon Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

"We've lost all our blueberries, the strawberries are all finished and it looks as though our lavenders are smashed to bits."

One-percenters that help HSC students

premium_icon One-percenters that help HSC students

TINY choices, such as writing with a black pen rather than blue, can make a difference in HSC exams.

Tsunami could hit Australia again

Tsunami could hit Australia again

WHILE Australia is seen as a geologically stable continent, experts have revealed Australia is at risk of a devastating tsunami.

Problem with $500b megacity

Problem with $500b megacity

DUBBED the “mega city of the future”, but there’s one big reason tech leaders are pulling out of the ambitious $500 billion project.

Terrible news for Aussie vegans

Terrible news for Aussie vegans

IT TURNS out one of Australia’s favourite foods — which vegans have been eating for years — may not actually be vegan at all.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Double Island Pt hoon shame: Ex-cop slams drivers

premium_icon Double Island Pt hoon shame: Ex-cop slams drivers

Former Caloundra police Senior Sergeant Gavin Ricketts has slammed the behaviour of Double Island Point hoons he says are risking young lives.

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