Gutted Yeppoon man among 150 sacked workers

Mine worker Phillip Wells is one of those affected by the Cook Colliery Coal Mine closure.

Yeppoon miner issues challenge to Chinese owners

How Kerry grew $3k business in Rocky's cut-throat industry

Rockhampton's Kerry Shore of Kerry's Barber Shop has expanded her chain to two shopfronts.

Businesswoman's expansion via a stroke of luck

Revealed: Games mascot flies in, but it needs a name

CQUniversity reveals its so far unnamed 2017 Northern University Games mascot.

Northern University Games return to Rocky after 10 years






Ain’t no mountain high enough

GOING on a hike is one of the best ways to get active and outdoors and the big smoke Brisbane is dishing up the goods.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

A whisky-lover's blueprint to Brisbane's best bars

Check out The Gresham for some old-school fine drops.

SCOTCH, Whiskey and Whisky; it all gets a bit confusing.

Your guide to the best Brisbane markets

Enjoy the beautiful offerings of one of Brisbane's many markets.

WHO doesn’t love a good market!?

8 things you didn't know you could do at North Straddie

Watch these guys while you enjoy the magical sunset of an evening.

NORTH Stradbroke Island is the perfect getaway.

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

The Gresham's charm will win you over before your first sip.

THESE are the perfect places to hang this winter.

Trainer urging Horn to keep off social media

TRAINER Glenn Rushton is urging Jeff Horn to stay away from social media as the build-up to Sunday's Battle of Brisbane with Manny Pacquiao intensifies.

Bigger crowd just the ticket for Jeff Horn

JEFF Horn will become a millionaire by fighting Manny Pacquiao on Sunday, with his promoter revealing he would receive a huge pay bonus.

Win ringside tickets to see Jeff Horn take on Manny Pacquiao

HERE'S your chance to see Jeff Horn take on Many Pacquiao in Brisbane on July 2.

Ben & Co’s inspiring story to fill gap in community

BEN Hunter beams as he bakes and sells an impressive range of muffins, biscuits and slices at local markets.

You're approved to receive the NDIS - now what?

ONCE you've been approved to get the NDIS, here's what will happen.

When the NDIS is rolling out at your place

THE National Disability Insurance Scheme launched in July 2013 and continues to roll out region by region across the country.

NITELIFE: Were you snapped out and about this weekend?

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International tourists flock to CQ and spend big

Head to Great Keppel Island on Freedom Fast Cats

UK, Germany, NZ, USA and France tourists flock to CQ

REVEALED: Mega water park set to transform Rocky suburb

Gracemere water park works kicked off by politicians

Business makes huge deal to support Yeppoon school

HUGE DONATION: First XIII team members Jackson Phillips, Cooper Corcoran, Jeremiah Naawi, Troy Richardson and coach Terry Hansen accept the new JRT-sponsored jerseys from JRT Groups Jason Thomasson at the College.

Why businessman is teaming up with local school

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Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

A BUNDABERG mum is on a mission to help parents and children take a breather from social media.

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Mega guide of events on in CQ this weekend

FAMILY FUN: Archer Park Railway Museum will hold a family fun day on Sunday.

From country shows to food markets, there's something for everyone.

Country music stars coming to Ipswich

Ipswich will get it's country on when The Country Superstars Tribute Show hits town on Friday, June 30 at Brothers Leagues Club.

A UNIQUE tribute show will bring a bit of country into the city.

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Big win for local tradies as contractor revealed for $25M Rocky development

Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne announces the tender for the Rockhampton Hospital car park.

New project to generate 67 jobs set to start soon.

'Mongrel act' plummets sacked CQ workers to rock bottom

AMWU Regional Organiser Peter Lyon is outraged over Aurizon's treatment of its redundant Rockhampton workers, who were this week forced to train their replacements.

What these workers have been asked to do adds insult to injury.

Business boss details hidden 'scourge' crippling Rocky's economy

A business boss says a hidden problem is hurting Rockhampton's economy.

Calls for immediate action to address major problem

White lions Holden and Kimba are coming to Dreamworld

HOLDEN and Kimba are escaping the bitter cold to bask in warmth of Queensland's winter.

Is this the secret to happiness?

Turns out music could have us all on the way to achieving ultimate happiness!

Could it be this simple?

Sub-$50,000 Jaguar SUV confirmed for later this year

COMPACT JOY: Set to boost Jaguar’s SUV line-up, the compact E-Pace will rival the likes of BMW’s X1, Audi’s Q3 and the Range Rover Evoque with a sub-$50k price tag.

The most affordable Jaguar ever confirmed for Australia

RECALL: The supermarket glasses that break in your hands

A RANGE of drinking glasses sold across Australia are being recalled amid fears they may break "during normal use" and cut the hands of whoever is holding it.

They were pulled from shelves on May 25.

A taste for cheese making

TOP EFFORT: Kilcoy State High School students Maegen Nugent, Chelsea Barrett, Jodie McNaught and Karla Crandall proudly hold the Camembert cheese they helped make, which was entered into the Ekka Student Made Cheese Competition.

Ekka student competition serves up 182 cheeses

Dad rode 2253 kilometres to hear dead daughter's heart beat

Abbey Conner, 20, died while holidaying in Cancun, Mexico.

Father cycled 2253 kilometres to hear his late daughter’s heart beat

Meet Martha, officially the world's ugliest dog

'Martha', the winner of the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, is helped by her owner to show a bright 'smile' . 'Martha' is a three-year-old 125 pound (about 56.7kg) Neapolitan Mastiff from Sebastopol California.

Pug-ugly Martha was abused before being advertised on Craigslist

Pressure of fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10 but local dad Ben Ungermann makes the cut.

Schapelle Corby's Bali boyfriend 'lonely' now she's free

“I really hope we can see each other again in the future."

‘One of the most ludicrous films ever made’

Optimus Prime in Transformers: The Last Knight.

Transformers: The Last Knight has been shredded by critics.

Transformers movie bombs to horror opening week

Optimus Prime in a scene from, "Transformers: The Last Knight."

Transformers 5 had the worst opening in the franchise’s history

Gateway opens to $3b Coast mega estate

VISION: An artist's impression of the Palmview development 'Harmony' and its linear park.

New road provides link from the past to the future

Major German supermarket set to open in southeast Queensland

German supermarket giant Kaufland is understood to have approached southeast Queensland councils about a possible distribution centre, which would kickstart the establishment of new supermarkets.

Supermarket giant Kaufland has its eyes firmly on Queensland.

Confident first half year for commercial property

SIGNS OF CONFIDENCE: A mixed-use site at 139 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville, was one of the outstanding results achieved in the year.

Sunshine Coast market showing strong signs for next five years

Ocean views up for sale at Bargara Rise

LAND RELEASE: Rob Sergiacomi on site at the Bargara Rise development off Watsons Road Bargara.

More ocean-view land comes on the market at Bargara

Blueberries help property market boom

RURAL MARKET: Elders sale agent Terry Deefholts, Norman Arkan and rural sales agent Angus McDonald.

Growth in the rural property market

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How it took 2000 applications to get a job on Sunshine Coast

TOUGH GIG: It took Matt Collins 2000 job applications before he found a job.

Valuable tips for those feeling lost in the job search.

Qld Budget 2017: Six billion dollar push for 22,000 jobs

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt, watched by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Brisbane, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Mr Pitt will hand down the 2017-18 budget for the state, his third.

Six billion will be spent to fund 22,000 jobs in Qld

Regional jobs program to be expanded in budget

Support for regional jobs will feature in Tuesday's Queensland budget.

Regional jobs program to be expanded

Anger at Aurizon ad as jobs go in Gladstone

An Aurizon protest in Rockhampton.

Company rejects 'lousy' treatment claims

Adani: Yes it's a coal mine, but it's jobs we need

This bumper sticker has been increasingly appearing in Townsville, in the midst of environmental protests against the Adani mine. Picture: Chris McMahon

Company has been mired in a bitter protest war

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Toyota offers a bright orange 86 special edition track toy

No extra engine power, but Toyota's limited edition 86 should be a better track toy with bigger brakes and improved suspension. It's quite bright, too.

Toyota offering 60 special 86s with improved brakes and suspension

MY18 Subaru XV small SUV road test and review

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: The new MY18 Subaru XV offers a Toyota Prado-matching 220mm of ground clearance plus a smart X-Mode for traction on slippery surfaces. It starts from $27,990 before on-roads.

A small SUV with serious off-road clout? Enter Subaru's new XV

Long tailed Jaguar confirmed for Australia

LONG TAIL: We didn't receive the previous generation Jaguar XF wagon, but the revamped model is headed Down Under late this year.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake due in late 2017

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