December 2018

Published a story 13th Dec 2018 5:27 PM

"We're not talking about a very hot day or a very bad fire day - we are talking about records,”

'Never seen before': CQ stared down threat of a firestorm

"We're not talking about a very hot day or a very bad fire day - we are talking about records,”

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 5:37 PM

Much-loved guide dog Queeny has gone to doggy heaven.

'Never be another Queeny': Fond memories of loved guide dog

Much-loved guide dog Queeny has gone to doggy heaven.

Published a story 11th Dec 2018 5:37 PM

Port City Meats opens in a familiar spot at Clinton.

New butcher ready to 'meat' the challenge

Port City Meats opens in a familiar spot at Clinton.

Published a story 11th Dec 2018 5:06 PM

SolarTuk visits Miriam Vale and is heading to Calliope tonight on the way to Cairns.

SolarTuk turning heads in Gladstone region

SolarTuk visits Miriam Vale and is heading to Calliope tonight on the way to Cairns.

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 6:11 PM

Extra prizes for anglers who land a catch at Awoonga this month.

An early Christmas for anglers at Lake Awoonga

Extra prizes for anglers who land a catch at Awoonga this month.

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 5:58 PM

Confusion reigns at council regarding potential councillor interactions with tenderers.

Policy wording hits councillors' tender spot

Confusion reigns at council regarding potential councillor interactions with tenderers.

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 5:29 PM

Gladstone Touch Association and Gladstone Port Curtis Touch Association hold grand final days.

High scores despite wet in touch footy finals

Gladstone Touch Association and Gladstone Port Curtis Touch Association hold grand final days.

Published a story 9th Dec 2018 5:00 PM

Red Devils, Devilicious Red and Devolds enjoy heavenly victories in GABA Season 2 grand finals.

GALLERY: Red letter day for some at Kev Broome Stadium

Red Devils, Devilicious Red and Devolds enjoy heavenly victories in GABA Season 2 grand finals.

Published a story 6th Dec 2018 7:16 PM

Air quality improves dramatically after mid-week rain.

Air Quality: Rain washes away particles from bushfires

Air quality improves dramatically after mid-week rain.

Published a story 6th Dec 2018 4:13 PM

Rugby league legend earns immortal status with Gladstone firefighters.

JT's generous gift to firefighters

Rugby league legend earns immortal status with Gladstone firefighters.

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Matt has been a reporter with The Observer since December 2016. He has a sports reporting background, previously working for the AAP and NRL.com. He now covers mostly general news and is the newspaper’s Council reporter.