'Bloke Bonanza' expected to create 'online frenzy'

Hassalls will be auctioning millions of dollars’ worth of equipment out to Central Queensland locals on Wednesday.

Art Gallery opens two new exhibitions in June

OPENING: Patrick Connor Escavated Landscape with Lamp.

Art Gallery opens two new exhibitions in June

$1000 raised from big morning tea

HAVING A CHAT: Pat Davis, Del Lockyer, Robin Lloyd and Joan Lawson.

The Range Village raises $1000 from their Biggest Morning Tea.

Sea of Hands create wave of reconciliation

SEA OF HANDS: Laurel Mason at the Sea of Hands on the lawns of the Town Hall. Laurel is hoping members of the community view the Sea of Hands and the reconciliation timeline throughout this week.

Local school students contribute to National Reconciliation Week.

Gracemere auction promises to be a bargain hunter's dream

BIG RIG: Clinton Taylor prepares his items for auction earlier this month.

Auction to be biggest yet boasting everything from trucks to tools

UPDATE: Two sightings of '5 metre' croc at popular spot

IT'S no conincidence there's two been two sightings of a 5m long crocodile at Coorooman Creek, Emu park in the past two weeks. A yeppoon fishermen took this pic while crabbing, but didn't waste any time. Photo: Graham Leicht

A MONSTER crocodile has been spotted twice at a popular fishing spot

LISTEN: Police investigating violent home invasion

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon Officer in Charge of the Rockhampton CIB speaks to media.

Police are still looking for a third male offender

UPDATE: Second 5-metre croc sighting at Emu Park

A Yeppoon fisherman took this picture while crabbing at Coorooman Creek, Emu Park two weeks ago. Photo: Graham Leicht

Yeppoon resident comes forward with second '5 metre' croc sighting

Karl Stefanovic's cage dancing days at Rocky night club

Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson in Rockhampton. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Today Show host talks fond memories of the Beef Capital.

GALLERY: Hundreds turn out for selfies with Today Show crew

Karl Stefanovic during Live broadcast outside The Great Western Hotel in Rockhampton

The Today Show take over the Great Western.

ALP has failed CQ three times in the past 24 hours - Landry

Capricornia MP Michelle Landry welcomes Carmichael mine. Photo: Contributed

“This sounds big warning bells to the people of Capricornia,"

What's on in the region this week?

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READER'S VIEW: Accountants for pollies then it will add up

In reality we should only have accountants as politicians.

READER'S VIEW: Government should tax the rich more

Scott Morrison delivers his first budget as Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Turnbull watch on.

In the USA, tax is levied by both the federal and state governments

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

READER'S VIEW: Reality TV cooking not way to a man’s heart

MasterChef Australia contestant Reynold Poernomo in a scene from ep 60. Contributed ch10

In a word I would prefer they were gone from my TV screen.

How a $20 iTunes gift card turned into a $7300 credit card shock

Little did I know I had created a small snowball

EDITORIAL: Fair warning issued to all future thieves

Don’t commit any crime and you won’t appear on prime time.

OPINION: Can’t stay away from work in digital age

Young woman checking her computer

Who works a 38-hour week these days?

New display welcomes exotic foods at Yeppoon Show

FOODIES and gardeners are in for a genuine treat at this year’s Coal Train Yeppoon 62nd annual show on June 11 and 12.

Nurses reflect about training in Rockhampton 50 years ago

TRUE FRIENDS: Rockhampton Hospital nurses who graduated training in 1970 celebrated their 50 years since starting training in 1965/66 in Yeppoon on the weekend. From left, Mary Curtis, Lynne Wagner, Maggie Sullivan, Kate Heilscher, Diann Brooks, Lorna Reid, Laurelle Nielson, Fay Stanton and Penny Halfpenny.

“It was rough during those years,” Laurelle Neilson said.

Heart strings tugged leads to five, not one, winner of comp

WELL-DESERVED: Retreat co-ordinator Fiona Hyslop with Sue Bradshaw who was one of five to win a Mother’s Day competition for a weekend retreat at Rosslyn Bay Resort.

Retreat owners couldn't pick just one favourite out of 77 entries

Maybe some colour is needed at Capricorn Coast beaches?

WHAT COLOUR? Cr Adam Belot with Green Army participants and supervisor Max Bundesen at Lammermoor Beach’s Lioness Park, which is one of several parks in the area to have new bollard fencing and shower screens built.

Should we change the white bollards to something more neutral?

FISHING TAILS: Ocean species perform well in CQ waters

TOP CATCH: Ben Weston with a nice spangled emperor.

The red emperor has been reeled in by a majority of fisherman lately

Swans and Livingstone Shire Council say no to violence

TOGETHER: Deputy Mayor Graham Scott, Swans Coaches Peter Watkins and Craig O’Brien with Mayor Bill Ludwig join the Yeppoon Swans for the ‘Not In Our Shire’ campaign.

Council and Swans partner this weekend to highlight violence issue

Lack of fresh foods for students is concerning

HEALTHY EATING: Jorja and her mum Hayley Ohl prepare Jorja’s lunch.

Parents cooking healthy meals for themselves, nuggets for kids

BREAKING: Mum's entire $12,000 bill waived

NOT HAPPY: Queensland Urban Utilities has slapped Sherelle Taylor with a $12,113 water bill.

Sherelle Taylor was in disbelief when she opened her water bill

Bruce Hwy onramp closed for more than 12 hours

Commuters are advised to avoid the area if possible.

UPDATE: Pisasale defends his support of donor Sekisui

Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Developers asked Ipswich Mayor to fix their Sunshine Coast problems

Man arrested over shots fired at a property in Tabulam

Man is assisting police with their enquiries

Brisbane's not biting on the mouth from the south

He's the dominant force in talk-back radio in NSW but not QLD

Minimum wage increased by Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission has increased the minimum wage by $15.80

Woman faces fight to use dead partner's sperm

Tony Deane. Photo Facebook

A second application must be made before that sperm can be used

Dramatic arrest after Tweed supermarket knife threat

A woman has been arrested following an incident at Coles.

A woman is claimed to have threatened supermarket staff with a knife

VIDEO: Ugly scenes as mayor hit with 'eviction notice'

Mayor Curran and CEO Bernard Smith try to subdue man

Croc attack victim's parents: 'Our darling girl is gone'

Cindy Waldron

Pat and Heather Waldron still coming to terms with the news

Church denies supporting pastor charged with indecent act

A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

Pastor John Rewald said the claims were "totally incorrect".

This entire country just banned smoking

The country's president has banned the sale of all tobacco products

Preacher who said women 'deserved rape' bashed

The preacher calls out: 'It's not good in the hood!'

He called for students to “change your evil ways”

Mum whose son caused a gorilla to die, defends herself

The mum has defended herself after a storm of outrage.

Single parents, divorce create child poverty: lobbyists

Child poverty has tracked sole parenting almost exactly.

This photo of a cuddling couple is freaking people out

Couple embracing on a beach has left people scratching their heads

Chinese delivery mid hike? No pack H2O? Newbie seeks advice

Hiking tours are very popular in Europe and why wouldn’t they be when you get views like this of the Mont Blanc range in France. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

"We usually walk with our bottles open and wait for the rain"

Abbott in speedos- $51, Scrooge next Treasurer- $1001

HITTING THE BEACH: Bongsu Kim (left) from South Korea and Finn Massoud with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park.

Fancy a flutter? How about Scrooge to become the next Treasurer?

'My name is Tarzan': Man's hairy night out in Gladstone

Gladstone Court House, Yarroon Street.

“He was swaying on his feet and both refused to tell police names."

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

He tried desperately to break free from the 11 foot creature

Chris Brown sued by fan

Chris Brown is being sued for bullying by a fan

Baby joy for Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have welcomed their first child

Doom returns to hurt me plenty

PREPARE TO BE SCARED: Id and Bethesda have taken Doom back to the frantic brawl through hell of its original incarnations and the result is staggering.

Welcome to hell, marine.

Black Desert Online: The AFK MMO

You really can get a lot done in this game without even playing it

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard row 'sparked by dying mother'

Argument over Depp's mother allegedly led to altercation

Tom Jones is 'back in form' following his wife's death

Tom Jones is "back in form" following the death of his wife Linda.

Social media for small business

One very basic yet essential learning every business needs to understand is that effective social media is about the audience, not the business.

Social media for small business

Marketing master comes to Rockhampton to share tips

Peter Lynch. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The sessions are set up to help support local businesses.

Aldi to open new store in Ipswich

Basket of groceries from IGA.

German giant coming to suburban shopping centre

Unnecessary admin costing Aussie businesses $56 billion

NOOSA District State High School students enjoyed learning about how to operate and manage a business.

Business wastes $56 billion a year because of unnecessary admin

Cosplay event helps gamers celebrate opening of new store

Rockhampton cosplayers celebrate the opening of EB Games and Zing Pop Culture Rockhampton. Photo contributed.

“It’s definitely something Rockhampton’s needed for a while.”

Mining industry drags corporate profit figures down

Weak mining profits weighed on corporate profits over the past year.