Mates and metal mix well for Rockhampton band A.M.P.

JUST five guys throwing together some songs for the love of metal.

Five things to do in Central Queensland over the weekend

Justin Paton competing at Sarina Show Rodeo.

Bob Irwin meet and greet, bullriding and theatre on this weekend

Dream comes to fruition at Yeppoon Little Theatre tonight

STELLAR SHOW: Al Wilkins as Sergeant Plod, Lorraine Phillips as the maid and Mick Donnellan as Inspector Drake will hit the stage again this weekend in Yeppoon.

Al especially wanted to bring the character of Plod to life himself.

Emerald bullrider eyes on the prize at PBR home event

Guy Ford in the Open Bull Ride at the Great Western Hotel Near Year Teams Bull Riding Challenge. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

“It would mean the world, be unreal, to get a win here."

What's on in the region this weekend

Ava Johnston, Luke Suli, Jessica Suli, Zoe White, Ellah Hortsman, Ben Matthews and Lily Matthews and Cruz Sheargold get ready for Callaghan Park's Family Fun Day on Sunday. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

A list of all events happening over the weekend

Mike Griffin knows all to well why we need Hay Hat Day

Project manager for Pioneer Valley Rotary Ron Poulsen with more hay bales bound for Longreach. Photo Lee Constable / Daily Mercury

Hay Hat Day fundraiser will be at the Heritage Village on Sunday

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Rocky MP slams net-free ‘ambivalence’ of Cap Enterprise

Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne.

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Road less travelled: show us your best stuff Rockvegas

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Marine expert wants to teach sharks to interact with people

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Many readers say 'leave the bull alone'

FISHING TAILS: Sharks get in on the action for a good feed

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