RACQ rescue two kayakers off Curtis Island

THIS morning RACQ Capricorn Rescue 300 was tasked to conduct a search and rescue mission 35 nautical miles East of Rockhampton.

Craft beer and cider fest a hit

CHEERS: Kelly and Matt Thompson at the Craft Beer and Cider Festival.

VARIOUS flavours of beer and ciders were cheered in the air.

NBN prioritises country classrooms

NBN truck.

NBN for country schools.

Port Curtis students set the bar high in NAPLAN

BRAIN POWER: Port Curtis Rd State School students set the bar high after students including Year 5 student Lachlan MacDonald and Year 3 student Jaiden Ditroi excelled in this year's Naplan test with both grades achieving above the national standard for numeracy and literacy.

PORT Curtis Road State School Year 3 and Year 5 students excel.

ATO warns of 'delayed tax' scam

Tired businesswoman in the office

THE Australian Tax Office has issued a warning to Australians.

Region's unemployment rate finally decreases

Builder handyman with construction tools. House renovation background.

Ms Lauga says the good news was thanks to the state

Senior Sergeant given scholarship

Commissioner Stewart, Suncorp's Mr Day and Minister Byrne with Senior Sergeant Barwick

A CQ Senior Sergeant will head overseas for reasearch.

Man in hospital after car crashing into power pole

A man was taken to Emerald Hospital following a crash in Capella overnight.

Two young girls were also assessed at the scene of the crash.

Swimming saving lives

SPLISH SPLASH: Laurie Lawrence believes swimming lessons are a vital and may save your child's life one day.

It's time to dive into Learn to Swim week.

Windows 10 is one year old

Supplied image of the atmosphere during the launch of Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 10 on Sydney Harbour, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AAP Image/Pulse Communications, James Morgan Photographs) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

What do you think of the last Windows update?

We need to grow new farmers

Mr Ford said he would consider using his drone for commercial use.

The aging workforce behind our farms puts them in danger

Grazier plans to make the most of good prices

Cattle farmer Eric Simon pictured at Jimarndy Station. Photo: Contributed

There's no doubt. Hope is not a strategy

Australian farmers can produce enough food for 80 million

YOUNG CANE: Irrigation equipment in a field on the Burnett Heads Road. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Except to see dairy exports increase over the next year

Is this the start of our Rural Renaissance?

Exports to the US have dropped 40%, China 30% and Japan 10%. China and Saudi Arabia have once more open their doors to Brazilian beef while Indonesia is now looking to Indian buffalo meat to boost its supplies

Rising prices the talk of the town as rain raises farmers’ spirits

Storm gave inappropriate advice to vulnerable investors

Many investors were retirees who lost their homes

LETTER: Investment support is the way forward

WHEN the GKI revitalisation finally gets going, which is OKOF's primary goal, it will be no thanks to Brittany Lauga.

Masters to staff: "This isn't the news we hoped for"

Masters Hardware Store Springfield Central. Photo: David Nielsen / Queensland Times IPS041011MAST04B

Letter to staff on plans to close hardware store franchise

LETTER: Same sex marriage plebiscite concerns

Former Chief Justice Michael Kirby speaks to media in Sydney, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Mr Kirby believes Australia will legalise same-sex marriage soon, though it may be a bit late for him to take the plunge. (AAP Image/Chris James) NO ARCHIVING

'The public and media commentary on same-sex marriage is one sided'

LETTER: Scare campaign is devoid of facts

Transport Minister Scott Emerson

'All the LNP can offer is scare tactics'

What entity to use for property

Lifestyle

Have you chosen the right entity to buy new property?

This was far from the typical letter

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

A letter from an old friend got writer Greg Bray thinking.

GARDENING: Common tea-tree a star of the late-winter garden

Pink New Zealand tea-tree.

Winter burst of colour brightens up the garden ahead of spring

Seven teens charged over break-in and police car crash

polair police helicopter flying over Coffs. Photo Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate

Late-night spree ended with a crash in Brisbane CBD

Man flown to hospital after serious fall at Sunshine Beach

A man needed the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper after a fall

Medical emergency on flight to Bundaberg

QANTAS

Paramedics called after mid-flight emergency

MOVIE REVIEW: Life on the Road

Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith and Foregone Conclusion (Steve Clarke, Andy Burrows, Stuart Baxter Wilkinson, Michael Clarke) in a scene from David Brent: Life on the Road.

Ricky Gervais has brought David Brent back to life on the big screen

Vile predatory priest destroys girl's innocence

How one incredibly charismatic man destroyed a girl's soul

Labor wins NT election in landslide

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles (L) speaks to the media after voting at the Braitling Primary School booth in Alice Springs, Saturday, August 26, 2016.

The Labor Party has won the NT election, ousting Adam Giles

Prime Minister pays tribute to Warren and Lyn Truss

Then Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and his wife Lyn Truss pictured at the Torbanlea Picnic Races in 2013.

Turnbull says Truss one of great political couples of our time

Two Ipswich women charged over Adelaide murder

A photo of Robert Whitwell, released by South Australia Police.

South Australia to seek extradition

Refugee supporters take to the streets around the country

Tent accommodation for irregular maritime arrivals in Nauru.

Protesters are calling for refugee camps to be closed

French Burkini ban thrown out as "illegal" by highest court

France's highest court rules burkini bans to be illegal

Lachlan Smart given key to the city after record flight

Lachlan Smart is given a key to the Sunshine Coast by mayor Mark Jamieson

It was a morning full of surprises for new world record holder

Large car bomb kills 11 wounds dozens in Turkey

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A large bomb blast has wounded dozens and killed 11 in Turkey

Italy quake aftermath death toll at 241

Rescuers work amid collapsed building in Amatrice, central Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands. (Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

Extraordinary stories of survival emerge as death toll rises to 241

Man allegedly raped in British park by two men

Goffs Park in Crawley, in West Sussex, UK.

Police believe the victim may know the two men.

Annie Get Your Gun show a gun-slingin' wild west adventure

It'll be gun-slingin’ fun at the Yeppoon Town Hall for the next two weekends

Crab lovers help RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Service

Rotary of Yeppoon Club's Robert Blyde at the I Crab Classic held at Coucom's Crab Pots and Fishing Gear in June which raised funds for the RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service. Photo Contributed / The Capricorn Coast Mirror

Crab Classic raises $6500 for RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

Krackers own Eat St event

Krackers Operations Manager and Keppel Bay Sailing Club Manager can't wait to host Tracks N Tunes at Krackers on July 29. Photo Contributed / The Capricorn Coast Mirror

Southern Queensland food culture comes to Capricorn Coast

Lock and Hock set the stage for Annie Get your Gun debut

Amanda and Travis hock have been the directors, coreographers and producers of The Yeppoon Choral Society's upcoming production of Annie Get Your Gun at Yeppoon Town Hall this month. Photo Contributed / The Capricorn Coast Mirror

Husband and wife duo talk about importance of community productions

Restoration breathes new life on Tanby Rd

TASTY TREATS: Enjoy a delicious High Tea at Kanangra Heights on Tanby Rd.

CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE: Enjoy High Tea with a beautiful view

Hard work post-Cyclone Marcia uprooted by act of vandalism

one of the newly-planted trees that was destroyed.

Recently planted trees target of callous act of vandalism

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

Barack Obama in VR goggles sparks photoshop war

US President Barack Obama ends up in a Photoshop battle on Reddit

Barack Obama caught in Photoshop battle.

Would you pat a tiger shark like these guys?

SCN151212 DIVER
Caption: Buderim diver Tony Isaacson took years to overcome his fear of sharks.

Incredible footage of sharks being petted shows interaction can work

'Magnificent' shark mystery at Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

Man finds life changing amount of gold while prosepcting

Gold nugget weighing more than four kilograms found in Victoria.

It's a dancing, hermaphrodite creature called a FIFO

Nerida Wilson, of the WA Museum, captured this image of the Mordilla fifo. The slea slug, discovered in waters off Western Australia, is named in honour of FIFO workers.

It dances in high-vis, but it's not a drunken FIFO worker

What's on the small screen this week

Bella Frizza in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight.

THE Block's $65,000 bathroom is revealed and strangers marry.

Jessica Alba wants tequila shots served at her funeral

Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba

There won't be mourning at this funeral

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor