New plans unveiled: Rocky's way to lure in tourists

Drafts for six land based fishing platforms for the mighty Fitzroy River are being investigated by Rockhampton Regional Council after they received funding

Suburb where you'll find Pauline Hanson's biggest supporters

HANSON FANS: Sharon Druce and Madalynn Penfold say One Nation is popular in Gracemere because Pauline Hanson is giving power back to the people

'Pauline isn't perfect, but the points she makes are hard truths'

Coast icon demolished to make way for development

ON TRACK: Busby Contracting's Ashley Clark and supervisor Josh Fleming at the former Paint Pot Gallery site in Yeppoon's Beaman Park where demolition works have been taking place over the past week and-a-half.

Busby Contracting started pulling down the old building last week.

REVEALED: Peaceful Rocky suburb everyone wants a slice of

Kevin Hogan has lived in Koongal for decades and loves the neighbourhood.

The Village a popular place to live and underpriced

Rocky Council: What's on in committee meetings today

THE planning and regulatory committee meeting at Rockhampton Regional Council will discuss several things, including an update on the new regional pound facility.

The Gracemere pound is on the agenda.

Rocky women breaking the engineering stereotype

North Rockhampton State High School Vice School Captain Sarah Coker and Dream Big project founder and CQU engineering student Jessica Kahl

Engineering love ignited in early high school

REVEALED: What's happening at this prime city site?

FOR SALE: The former Tancred Foodworks on Gladstone Rd will go under the hammer next month.

For almost five years the property has lay dormant.

15 minute delays at Bruce Highway roadworks

Roadworks, generic.  Photo Tracey Joynson

Roadworks to take three weeks

Rocky touch reps play part in securing world No.1 ranking

WORLD-CLASS: Members of Rockhampton's Australian touch contingent who played in the Youth Trans-Tasman Series are (from left) Luke O'Brien (19 mixed), Lachlan Crow (17 mixed), Jacob Marinan (19 boys), Harry Griffin (19 mixed), Mitchell Smith (assistant coach 19 mixed), Jack Hughes (19 mixed), Damon Moore (19 boys), Liam Grant (17 mixed) and Baillie List (17 boys).

Rocky contingent to play with Qld Cowboys in Elite Eights Series

Diary of a meth man: Rocky drug trafficker's 'evil' operation

Over just a couple of months, Leon Bryce Duff sold more than $47,000 worth of drugs to hundreds of customers.

Leon Bryce Duff kept a meticulous record of sales

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Harris Scarfe reveal Rockhampton opening date, mega deals

ON THE WAY: Marney Rackley and Ashlea Gessell from Harris Scarfe display the latest fashions that can be purchased when the Rockhampton store opens later this year.

Retailer swamped with people looking for dream job

Advisor puts Rocky on radar for defence specialist's new regional HQ

Crew Commander Lance Corporal Andrew Jackson of 2 Cavalry Regiment in Darwin guides an Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) onto a flatbed truck prior to transport from Defence Service Group to Rockhampton.

Push to get military giant to set up base in Rockhampton

Facebook stars: Coast butchers surprised by 'insane' support not to cut penalty rates

Yeppoon Central Meats has gained big community support by vowing not to cut staff penalty rates.

Facebook post supporting workers delivers massive support

Former premier builds army of robots to help farmers

Former Premier Campbell Newman.

Robots could change the fabric of rural communities

Mackay Sugar challenged to pay up $790K to trucking co.

Mackay Sugar and Qube logistics can now get back to moving cane.

Should they pay per bin of cane or per tonne?

Tech company unveils 4G smart phone for $150

The Alcatel U5

It's not the greatest phone in the world but it may be the cheapest

Samsung Galaxy S8 set for March 29 launch

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet.

Tech giant unveils Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Book details

LG G6 will come with $200 in Google Play credits

LG takes cheeky swipe at Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Gladstone fisherman says Rocky is best place for barra

Craig Holt praises Fitzroy River net ban for fishing tourism

COMMENT: Face it! Some men will always beat their wife

Domestic violence and assault is one are of law which the Murwillumbah Local Court deals with.

NO AMOUNT of legislation, no matter how sincere, will stop r

'Every time I think of this stupid father I feel sick'

Baby Paige

Letter: Why didn't the grandmother speak up for little Paige?

LETTER: Malcolm Turnbull must take stand on Trump

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Silence offers tacit approval to US's policy on immigrants, refugees

It looks like we get the future we choose

Welcome to a future when Parliament is chocka with single-issue, single-ego splinter parties.

Michael Burlace takes a satirical look at the future of politics

Greg Bray rediscovers a scouting past

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

Our columnist took time out to look back on the Cub's handbook

How to be happy for your ex, not angry at them

If you find yourself turning into a bit of a wreck after a break-up, calm down and read on.

When it's over it's O-V-E-R, find happiness not anger

Retired Bay magistrate looks back on most shocking cases

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell has seen everything and more during his time on the bench.

It takes a fair bit to shock Graeme Tatnell.

Queensland abortion push: Labor's last ditch bid

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.

The LNP partyroom voted to reject the legislation

knife-wielding robber takes drawer from cash register

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A man wielding a knife has robbed a service station in Beenleigh

Murder charge expected after Tweed River crash

Police are expected to charge a man with murder today over the death of a woman following a crash into the Tweed River in October 2015.

Murder charge expected over Tweed River crash

Cory Bernardi says he's proud to be a 'deplorable'

CORY Bernardi says he is proud to part of a group called ‘the deplorables’ who are said to be have been plotting to get Tony Abbott back into the frontbench. Picture: AAP

That’s what politicians are meant to be doing: discussing policy...

Man uses knife to rob service station of cash

Armed man has robbed a service station in Mount Gravatt last night

'I'm just so grateful that people loved him as much as I do'

The front porch was Dianne Steel and her late son Cameron Britt's favourite place to sit together.

Mum thankful for community's help after her son's tragic death

'In effect, he has killed me': Bad 'Santa's' HIV victim

Alick Frank Robinson leaves Maroochydore Magistrates Court.

Repeated unprotected sex with a woman when he knew he had HIV

QBE chief's pay docked $550,000 over affair

John Neal of QBE who said today some recent decisions were ‘inconsistent with the board’s expectations’. Picture: Renee Nowytarger / The Australian.

‘Recent decisions were inconsistent with board’s expectations’

Liberal senator refers to refugees as 'fleas'

Senator David Fawcett made the statement while responding to Employment Minister Michaelia Cash in a senate estimates hearing at Parliament House today.

A Liberal senator has described asylum seekers as “fleas”

Mother's furious warning after babies given deadly virus

Laura Wallis' baby girls sick in hospital after they were infected with RSV.

People need to stay away from babies if they’re sick

China claims our to-be-delivered F35s are already obsolete

One of Australia’s first F-35 Strike Fighters displays its RAAF markings. Losing its ability to fly ‘unseen’ will leave the fighter vulnerable.

China claims our F35s have now been made obsolete

Jealous ex murders couple after illicit online searches

Zoe Morgan was murdered by her “obsessed” ex-boyfriend in Wales.

An "obsessed" ex-boyfriend killed a shop employee and her lover

The true cause of the Oscars bungle

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars ended with a moment that left everyone speechless.

PayPal billionaire 'becoming key Donald Trump adviser'

ayPal founder Peter Thiel, right, listens as then President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York.

PayPal founder's employees reportedly refer to him as 'the shadow president'

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

EXCLUSIVE: Boy tells of snake wrestling drama

SNAKE BOY: Oli Wardrope of Agnes Water has been seen by more than four million people after a video of him wrangling a snake from under his dad's car went viral.

THIS LOVABLE young boy wins hearts as he recalls wrestling a snake.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

VIDEO: Cockroaches flee infested Toowoomba home

Skin-crawling moment dozens of cockroaches flee Toowoomba home

Feet photo baffles the internet

How are her feet doing this?

Mobility scooter causes mayhem on busy road

AN ELDERLY woman held up traffic on a busy Coast road, driving her mobility scooter down the centre lane.

Mobility scooter in middle lane causes traffic chaos

Lisa Curry can't marry her fiance

LISA Curry says she can’t get married to her Elvis impersonator fiance just yet.

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land incorrectly named Best Picture.

Blue Heelers' Ditch Davey joins 800 Words cast

Ditch Davey joins the cast of 800 Words as Terry, the younger brother of George, played by Erik Thomson.

George Turner's brother, Terry, arrives to Weld with a 'few demons'

Oscars winners 2017: Full list of Academy Award winners

Viola Davis accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for Fences at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

WHO won Oscars this year? Here’s a full list of every winner.

Why can’t Nicole Kidman clap properly?

Nicole Kidman's style of clapping has puzzled Oscars viewers.

FOR some reason, it seems Nicole doesn’t really know how to clap.

Don't wait till the last minute Rocky

The iconic Aussie band Midnight Oil will bring their full frontal rock to The Great Western Hotel.

The time has come, and that's a fact

Muslim actor makes Oscars history

Mahershala Ali accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for Moonlight at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

MOONLIGHT star Mahershala Ali makes Academy Award history.