WATCH: SES's new Nanango base open

A NEW state-of-the-art disaster management building and shed has opened in Nanango.

Meet the 2017 Christmas Light winners

Wondai resident Kath Kennedy won the 2017 Christmas Lights competition.

The winner and runner ups will be heading to Singapore.

A wet summer ahead with La Nina declared

Kaylea Paulger from Addictive Avocados orchard and nursery was doing grafting demonstrations.

Awash with avocados as wet summer good for the stone fruit

Welcome funding for community groups

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien.

Three Murgon organisations will share in more than $26,000.

Women will roar in all-female race

ENGINES READY: The Barbelers are ready for the first Kingaroy Speedway meeting of the season.

Queens Royal celebrating women's contribution to speedway.

Singers, time to dream the dream

MUSICAL CLASSIC: A concert of Les Miserables will be performed in Kingaroy in May.

Local talent needed for Les Miserables show in Kingaroy next year.

Landcarers score first major project

RAISING AWARENESS: The Bunya Valley Landcare group regularly attends markets throughout the region.

Bunya Valley group to put in 13,700 plants at Cherbourg sewage pond.

Cattle prices should remain steady into new year

GOOD NUMBERS: The last Murgon sale for the year had 700 head.

Agent says start of 2018 will likely be similar to past few months.

MAP: Christmas light winners announced


They have won a $15,000 trip to Singapore.

Video of snake at Nanango Art Gallery toilets

DANGER LURKING: The snake was a suspected red belly black snake.

Snake catcher says it appeared the snake had been there some time.

Brutal impact: What Premier's Adani veto means for CQ jobs

Michele Landry, Federal Member for Capricornia, Jeyakumar Janakaraj, CEO Adani Australia, and Sen Matt Canavan, celebrate Adani's announcement that Rockhampton would become a FIFO hub for the Carmichael Mine.

Questions raised about whether other projects would be affected.

Coal ships off coast has now reached 70

Coal ships queue in Dalrymple Bay waiting to load at Mackay.

The delays stretching out until mid-January

Christmas so fa-la-la away as council branded Grinch

WHERE IS THE SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS? Publican Sandi Brophy is one of the Kilkivan business people who say Gympie Regional Council has stolen it.

It's "Christmas for some” as small towns claim discrimination

Ostwald's unpaid contractors ask council for help

Kathie and Gerry McMullan of G. McMullan Contracting in Grafton are one of numerous subcontractors yet to be paid since the collapse of Ostwald Bros in August.

Clarence Valley Council asked to support unpaid highway workers.

Construction starts on $87 million Coast shopping centre

An artist's impression shows plans for Stockland Birtinya shopping centre.

Development will feature two drive-thrus and a service station

When Sunshine Plaza's 100 new stores will officially open

An artists impression inside the new-look Sunshine Plaza, which will feature major department stores David Jones and Big W along with about 100 speciality shops.

Christmas shopping will look very different next year

APPEAL: Indecent assault, Hervey Bay and Brisbane areas

A 13-year-old has been charged for allegedly throwing a rock at a taxi in Alice Springs.

Police are appealing for public help with the investigation.

'Sick to my stomach' Coast desperate after storm devastation

Residents of Beerwah and Landsborough clean up after a massive storm hit on Saturday. This picture was taken at a house on Sidney Dr.

Storm devastation makes Coast man sick to stomach

Loaded semi-trailer tips, crushes parked car

Fire crews and paramedics are rushing to the scene of a reported rollover and entrapment in Caloundra.

Crews rush to scene of reported semi-trailer rollover crash

WATCH: Mother speaks after inquest into son's tragic death

TRAGEDY: Tracie Medew holds a photo of her late son, Brendan Vickery, who died in 2014 while swimming at the Island Quarry water hole in Byron Bay.

She says her son was a "fun-loving" young man

When is the last day to post parcels, cards for Christmas?

Have a thought for all the people who work outside when the weather turns nasty such as this postie

Time is running out to have Christmas mail delivered by December 25

REVEALED: Men make up majority of road deaths

Men make up 80 per cent of all speeding drivers.

Surfers still ‘s*** scared’ of Ballina

A 3m female white shark that was caught on a smart drum line at Ballina this year.

“Tell that to the people of Ballina.”

Mum and son killed in island paradise

Sarah Moses and her son Jack who were murdered in Kirabati at the weekend.

Sarah Moses, 46, and her son Jack were killed in a pre-dawn attack

'Average Joe' fan keeps up with tennis star Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard does some modelling when she’s not playing tennis.

EUGENIE Bouchard has spent a third date with the fan.

Sad find in slain mum’s wardrobe

Rachel Tyquin, right, was stabbed to death in April last year.

Eva Whitecross, 55, inflicted wounds but she was found not guilty

Sydney braces for 42C sparking total fire ban

Sydney is set to bake in temperatures above 40C today. Picture: John Grainger

The NSW RFS has declared a total fire ban

Hayek ‘forced into lesbian sex scene’

Salma Hayek

“I will kill you, don’t think I can’t,” Weinstein allegedly said

Nasty swipe at Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump has been drawn into the vicious Alabama senate race. Picture: AFP/Money Sharma

Trump’s former top political adviser took a veiled swipe at Ivanka

What finally killed Charles Manson in prison

Photo of Charles Manson taken in March this year. Picture: AFP

The cause of Charles Manson's death has been released.

Why this guy is climbing 33 dangerous mountains

Josh Worley's first ever ice climb in 2013.

Josh Worley admits he is a bit a bit nervous about the climb ahead.

Bruce Highway goes high-tech

Bruce Highway traffic Tuesday, March 27, 2017

New CCTV, traffic monitoring on way for Coast

CBD's criminal past exposed with discovery of hidden dungeon

HISTORY: Country Women's Ipswich president Gail Neville in what is believed to be an old jail under the building in Limestone Street.

"People have asked me if I've ever seen ghosts in here"

Broke mum's car stolen for second time in six weeks

IN THE DARK: Sherylee Holt has been trying to find her stolen car (inset), which has disappeared again.

Sherylee Holt has been left frustrated by her car's disappearance.

Hot chip thief caught with his pants down

SEAGULL SWOOP: Adam Best, 19, stole chips from a customer at the Hungry Tum and then exposed himself to police.

Man on drugs stole diner's food

Bizarre twist in bullied kid’s story

Keaton Jones' tearful video about being bullied went viral on the weekend.

A viral inspiring video may not be all it's cracked up to be

The weirdest TV show of 2018

THEY call it “slow TV”. SBS has released footage from the strangest Aussie TV event of all time — three hours of The Ghan travelling across the outback.

Newsboys and Peter Furler unite for 40 city tour

Former Sunshine Coast band Newsboys, originally led by Peter Furler, left, have announced a 40 city US tour.

Grammy nominated band one of Australia's most successful music exports

What's on the big screen this week

Mark Hamill makes  a triumphant return to active Star Wars duty.

SCREEN legends return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

New Voice Australia coach revealed

Joe Jonas is joining The Voice Australia.

US singer to replace Seal on reality singing show's coaching panel.

The verdict on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Watch out, this one means business.

IT’S never easy to please a super dedicated fandom

‘Men work harder’: Sunrise hosts fire up

Sam Armytage was not having it.

Kochie's controversial claim inspired a backlash from his colleagues

FIRST LOOK: Plans revealed for INXS museum at Ballina

An artist's impression of the proposed INXS museum for Ballina.

Business leaders meet for exclusive look at cultural, arts hub