LIVE COVERAGE: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will announce a superstar guest

Busby Marou call Rockhampton show 'best gig' of career

Jeremy Marou and Tom Busby play to a 2,600 strong crowd at The Great Western

GALLERY: Can you spot yourself in Busby Marou's 1000s strong crowd?

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Art sessions after dark for adults to 'play' and have fun

Artist Emma Ward will be running Wine and Watercolour art sessions once a month at the art gallery.

ART sessions for adults to remind them about the process of play.

Clermont cattle sale kicks off this month

READY FOR ACTION: Melissa, Hastings and sons Cobi and Zach Hawkins from the Clermont Cattle Sale.

Save the date, February 15, for the first sale of the year.

WHAT'S ON: Plenty to do in CQ this week

Alec Howard. Steer ride. The Good Guys Young Guns Rodeo Final, Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton.
Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin

LOOKING for something to do in the Central Queensland?

CQ celebrates Nasho Day on February 12

NASHO DAY: Members of the National Serviceman's Association will celebrate Nasho Day on Sunday, February 12 at St Christopher's Chapel.

Special day to be celebrated at St Christopher's Chapel

Late Night Originals

A celebration of CQ's own singer-songwriters.

Grave Warnings book launch

A spooky celebration of a new independent collection of short horror tales.

A spooky celebration of a new independent collection of short horror tales.

Music Open Mic

Do you have the music in you?  Let it out at open mic night!

Do you have the music in you? Let it out at open mic night!

Comedy Open Mic

Think you're funny?  You've seen comedians on stage and on YouTube... now come and have a go yourself.

Think you're funny? You've seen comedians on stage and on YouTube... now come and...

Allsorts Open Mic

Join Rocky's new and emerging talent for a night of live music, comedy and shenanigans.

Join Rocky's new and emerging talent for a night of live music, comedy and...

Central Coast - Club 50

Dancing and Entertainment for the Whole Family

Dancing and Entertainment for the Whole Family

CAA Bowls Day - North Rockhampton Bowls Club

Come along for a fun bowls day and a plated lunch with proceeds going to Capricorn Animal Aid to help rehome abandoned animals!

Come along for a fun bowls day and a plated lunch with proceeds going to Capricorn...

Surfing: Where to start when you don't know how

PART 1: Learn the basics of surfing with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell, of XL Surfing Academy in this series aimed at getting you in the water.

VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

Making the most of rock pools on the Sunshine Coast.

All most people want to do during the heatwave is cool off

10 common snakes and how to identify them

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert holding up a coastal carpet python retrieved from a home at Lake McDonald

Snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all

Five of the best to places to bushwalk

Popular pass time offers something for everyone

Sneak peek inside Rockhampton Council chambers

Hockey field development and 'smart parking solution' on the agenda

Longreach is a welcome oasis

SETTING OUT: Passengers rode inside the coach while the well-heeled rode up top in the open air.

Longreach is a welcome surprise

The beautiful capital city that we don't want to see

Perth has fallen out of favour with Aussie travellers.

When it comes to taking a holiday at home, you’re a bit of a dud.

Mackay buoyed with sugar, mining and tourism on the rise

Canegrowers chairman Paul Schembri on his sugar farm north of Mackay.

IT BORE the mining downturn like no other region in Australia

Australian tourism's changing face

Holiday makers were the main tourists who visited Australia in 2016.

Asian countries now Australia's main tourist source

Council hits back at tourism takeover cost claim

Visitor Information Centre volunteers Sheryl, Allan, Michelle, Joy, Sandra and Del.

UPDATE: Council say they have repeatedly engaged with Cap Enterprise

WATCH: Elephant flings tourist into air in Thailand

A tourist finds out the hard way about trying to wash an elephant.

Woman washing elephant with a sponge in a river