Growers happy as avocado consumption skyrockets

AFTER decades of annual growth, Australians are now the fourth biggest consumers of avocados and grower Tony Dugdell isn’t complaining.

When dairy farmers say goodbye to the herd

SAYING GOODBYE: There has been a 10-15% increase in the number of dairy cows in abattoirs.

When dairy farmers say goodbye to the herd

Farmers keep eye on mental health as tough times increase

HARD TIMES: Dairy farmer Geoff Tacey knows all too well the struggles farmers face.

Farmers keep eye on mental health as tough times increase

City folk visit Coolabunia saleyards for the first time

NEWCOMERS: City slickers Dan Hausler and Mabelle Madjos with local Jan Biddle.

City folk visit Coolabunia saleyards for the first time

Questions remain unanswered on biosecurity for beekeepers

Beekeepers seek answers on new Biosecurity Act.

Questions remain unanswered on biosecurity for beekeepers

How Bruce’s grandfather was saved

MARCHING ON: Bruce Webb and other former members of the 49th will lead the military contingent of Brisbane's Anzac March.

Bruce Webb always knew story of his grandfather but not all of it

Legislation changes could impact proposed Kingaroy mine

CONCERN: Damien and Kyra O'Sullivan, Gary Dean, John Larsen and John Dalton where the mine is being proposed.

CHANGES to mining legislation could have an effect on the mine.

Dressmaker kicks off Nanango festival

Kate Winslet stars in The Dressmaker.

NANANGO Film Festival kicks off today with The Dressmaker.

Surgery resumes at Lady Bjelke-Petersen community hospital

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: Dr Jim Eadie, CEO Dr Mark Radford, dentists Phuong Pye and Jonathan Pye with hospital manager Leith MacMillan.

Surgery resumes at Lady Bjelke-Petersen community hospital

WATCH: Man hoses down neighbour engulfed by flames

QAS paramedics treat Gayndah man after couch goes up in flames.

Gayndah man in a critical condition

Enjoying the Middle Ages at Pumpkin Festival

Entertainment at this year's pumpkin festival

South Burnett shivers but warmer temperatures remain

Mercury dropped to -2 degrees in Kingaroy on Wednesday morning.

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OPINION: Pauline Hanson supporters deserve a voice

SPEAKING OUT: Pauline Hanson is a love or hate figure who is sure to spark controversy.

My Two Cents with QT journalist Adam Davies

OUR SAY: Our dairy despair is breeding initiative

When choosing milk, pick local, branded bottles.

A DESPERATE dairy farmer came up with a wild idea on Friday night.

Why this masthead will not pay for polls

Editorial Director Bryce Johns speaks at the 2015 Australian Regional Media Editorial Awards.Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Why ARM ate wasting it's coin on paying for polls

LETTER: Desperate hope to find little brother

PAIN: A letter writer hopes to re-connect with her lost brother.

Every day I am consumed by what I could have done differently

OPINION: Someone needs to count a little better

Politicians should the play numbers game better

OPINION: Is Johnathan Thurston really the greatest ever?

BEST EVER: Johnathan Thurston exalts during the 52-6 walloping of the Blues in Origin III in 2015. The Cowboys and Maroons maestro will be a future Immortal without doubt.

Why there has never been another player like JT

'Chook' Fowler case adjourned after judge 'stuffed it up'

Anthony Fowler

Former Rugby League player accused of bail breach

Officer's wife apologises to bikie for crashed funeral

James Henzell's funeral Friday, May 20.

“She said she thought it was wrong."

Long delays expected on Warrego Hwy after crash

EMERGENCY: A man was transported to Kingaroy Hospital with acid burns to his face and arms.

The clean-up from an earlier truck rollover will take hours

Gladstone mum sobs over jail for ripping off Centrelink $17K

Alicia Starr Carlson walks into court before she was jailed over a $17,000 Centrelink fraud. Photo Ross Irby / The Observer

She was only entitled to $1,174, but she received much more.

Cops go hard on viagra dealer, but no stiff justice in court

Woodward said he didn't know it was illegal to sell Thai viagra

Burpengary man charged after defrauding over $1.3million out of investors

Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book

A 43-YEAR-OLD Burpengary man has been charged with fraud.

WATCH: Mums wear babies in new fitness trend

Dance Kix instructor Donna Hann with mums Amber Smith and Natalie Buhagian during the Bounce Back baby Mums class. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer

Mum’s, bubs groovin’ for fun, fitness

Grafton resident wins $20k every month for 20 years

Owner of Shoppingworld News Rose Driver is looking for the unregistered winner of a Win For Life ticket worth almost $5 million.

Winning Set For Life ticket sold at Grafton Shoppingworld

Amber Heard divorcing Johnny Depp, days after his mum died

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologise for not declaring their dogs Pistol and Boo during a stay on the Gold Coast last year.

Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp

Python sunk fangs into man's penis as he sat on the toilet

He tried desperately to break free from the 11 foot creature

Aurukun teens play state government "like puppeteers"

"10 to 15 teenagers are controlling the Government like puppeteers"

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Body parts 'point to an explosion on board aircraft'

Official said all 80 body parts retrieved so far are small

ISIS takes responsibility for Syria and Yemen bombings

The attacks killed more than 100 people

Protests allowed in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines.

The new president wants to make a corrupt former president a 'hero'

Mooloolaba man happy to donate sperm to Coast couple

A senior science adviser has warned that plans to allow the creation of so-called “three-parent” in vitro fertilisation (IVF) babies as early as next year are premature because of unresolved safety concerns about the future health of the children.

Couple turns to Facebook after six rounds of IVF

Barnaby Joyce: I'm becoming Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter

Depp was forced to apologise for bringing dogs into the country

Revolt over Catholic girls' school's strict ball dress code

The school rules state the back of the dress cannot go below the armpit and there must be no cleavage at all. Photo /

Online petition is calling on the principal to rethink the policy

Forget house and land, this is house and hangar

AIR FORCE VETERAN: The RAAF retired its last 13 DHC-4 Caribou transport aircraft in December 2009 after celebrating 45 years of dedicated service to the nation. The air force took delivery of its first Canadian-built de Havilland Caribou in April 1964. Defence Department

It is the first "totally green" development of its kind in Australia

‘Oscars’ of Aussie events are headed our way

The Australian Event Awards will be held here for the next three years. (L-R) Acting CEO of Visit Sunshine Coast, Simon Latchford, CEO of Opera Australia, Craig Hassall, Managing Director of Australian Event Awards, Ian Steigrad and Cr Jason O'Pray.

Coast wins bid to host the 'Oscars' of Australian events industry.

$15,000 payout for woman hit by Woolies trolley

A woman has been awarded a $15,000 payout after being hit by a trolley being pushed by a Woolworths employee.

Woman, 69, knocked down by trolley being pushed by Woolies worker

Mossy still gets the nerves before shows: video

Ian Moss will perform at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre in June.

He's touring the nation with just his six string.

MOVIE REVIEW: Hunt for the Wilderpeople delivers laughs

 Julian Dennison in a scene from the movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

HILARIOUS tale about stickin' it to the system is a must see.

Usher's 'stalker' arrested


She showed up and claimed to be his wife

Drive right through for our trendy precinct at Yamanto

OPEN: Zambrero franchisees Ryan and Tamara Russell and Zarraffa's franchisee Jason Meares (right) at their new stores in Yamanto.

Two drive-through stores take tenancies at Yamanto Village

World's first bendable smartphone can be worn on wrist

Moxi is planning on shipping 100,000 of the devices

Julie Bishop drops in to talk Coast airport expansion plan

FLYING VISIT: Julie Bishop speaks to the media while visiting the Sunshine Coast Airport for a hectic visit, pictured with Cr Tim Dwyer and Liberal Candidate for Fairfax Ted O'Brien.

Bishop in town talking airport expansion, still no promise for Coast

Ipswich wants to pay farmers more for milk

Dairy farmer Paul Roderick talks about the price of milk in the Queensland market.

Meanwhile Federal Government offers farmers $550 concessional loan

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy