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Sat 17 Apr 2021

Court rules on fate of Widgee Engineering

Premium Content Court rules on fate of Widgee Engineering

The embattled Gympie business’s five-and-a-half-year fight to stay at its home of almost three decades has finally come to an end

Fri 16 Apr 2021

Problem ‘imperilling the future of humans’

Problem ‘imperilling the future of humans’

The human race is facing an impending crisis that could signal the end of our species in just a few generations, a health expert has warned.

Cleese apologises to ‘white people’

Cleese apologises to ‘white people’

Monty Python’s John Cleese has mocked Simpsons actor Hank Azaria, issuing an “apology” to “white English people” for making fun of them.

Woman’s meddling during man’s arrest gets her in strife

Premium Content Woman’s meddling during man’s arrest gets her in strife

The 21-year-old’s behaviour hindered officers’ attempts to subdue her violent partner, Gympie Magistrates Court has heard

Nicole’s unusual foot favours for Keith

Nicole’s unusual foot favours for Keith

Actress Nicole Kidman has revealed in an interview how she personally helps husband Keith Urban put his best foot forward.

Second teen dies following horror Wolvi crash

Premium Content Second teen dies following horror Wolvi crash

A horror crash at Wolvi has claimed the life of a second teenager, described as an ‘energetic, happy’ man with a ‘huge heart’

Thu 15 Apr 2021

Truck, car and ute collide on Gympie highway

Premium Content Truck, car and ute collide on Gympie highway

One person has been treated by paramedics following the crash in the heart of the city

Woman sues Harry over fake proposal

Woman sues Harry over fake proposal

An Indian lawyer has tried to have Prince Harry arrested, claiming in court he didn’t meet his promise of marrying her.

Unlicensed Imbil woman hits 140km/h fleeing from cops

Premium Content Unlicensed Imbil woman hits 140km/h fleeing from cops

The 28-year-old had escaped from police by hitting speeds of 140km/h only two days before the accident

‘He was everything’: Family’s warning after candle kills pup

Premium Content ‘He was everything’: Family’s warning after candle kills pup

A mother says she won’t be able to escape the guilt surrounding the death of her family’s dog after he ate a mosquito candle she says was sold without warning.

How COVID is making Gympie Show unlike any other

Premium Content How COVID is making Gympie Show unlike any other

The lingering pandemic has created new hurdles for organisers to clear as they attempt to bring Gympie’s beloved show back for 2021 after last year’s cancellation

Wed 14 Apr 2021

TRAGEDY: Teen loses fight for life after horror Wolvi crash

Premium Content TRAGEDY: Teen loses fight for life after horror Wolvi crash

Family have said the 18-year-old teenager seriously injured on Sunday night has died

Woman hurt in quad bike crash on rural Gympie region property

Premium Content Woman hurt in quad bike crash on rural Gympie region...

Paramedics were called to a property in the region’s southeast when the four-wheel vehicle rolled over

Cooloola Coast Bowls back in action after wet spell

Premium Content Cooloola Coast Bowls back in action after wet spell

It was all systems go for the Gympie coast’s bowlers this week

Coroner probes death of ‘hero’ monkey thief in prison crash

Premium Content Coroner probes death of ‘hero’ monkey thief in prison crash

A man went ‘from villain to hero’ after stealing a marmoset and saltwater crocodile before thwarting a plot to blow up a service station.

Unlicensed driver smokes joint before crossing border

Premium Content Unlicensed driver smokes joint before crossing border

A 40-year-old father has appeared in Gympie court after being caught by the state’s COVID-19 border officers at Texas

Fisherman recounts near-death experience in Calliope River

Premium Content Fisherman recounts near-death experience in Calliope River

“If It wasn’t for those boys, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Gympie to host only Qld leg of national competition

Premium Content Gympie to host only Qld leg of national competition

OPINION: Mayor Glen Hartwig says there’s plenty of reasons to make sure your in Gympie during the month of May

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Teen battling for life in induced coma after Wolvi crash

Premium Content Teen battling for life in induced coma after Wolvi crash

The family of a Gympie teenager critically injured in a horror crash has launched a fundraiser to help him

Dakin takes out Gympie Ladies’ golf player of month

Premium Content Dakin takes out Gympie Ladies’ golf player of month

Wet weather continues to wreak havoc with sport across the region

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