Fight the power! Farmer takes energy into his own hands

ENERGY BOOST: Cane farmer Dean Cayley said "the cost of power was killing me" before he switched to lateral irrigation.

POWER prices are pushing many cane growers to the edge.

Irukandji symptoms and what you need to do if stung

Fraser Island - Surf Life Saving Queensland have conducted marine stinger drags on Fraser Island. The drags were to look for Irukandji - Jellyfish expert, Associate Professor for James Cook University and advisor to Surf Life Saving Queensland, Jamie Seymour caught this Irukandji on Friday night, 30 metres off the Fraser Island Shore.

Irukandji affects people differently.

Bundaberg riding a wave in non residential building growth

WORKING: The Bundaberg Multiplex.

Commercial and industrial approvals rise




AUSTRALIA Day will see thousands of Aussies host backyard pool parties, and pool experts are once again urging pool owners to take responsibility.

Pool safety paramount

AUSTRALIA Day will see thousands of Aussies host backyard pool parties, and pool experts are once again urging pool owners to take responsibility.



How to make your child's every dream come true...

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

Heaven on a stick - check out Queen of Pops.

FOR many of us, food is life.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

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BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

'Age is no barrier': 3 Gladstone women shed up to 100kg

"People think they're too old to do it, but I'm not.”

Luxury fabric makes comeback

Nothing looks lusher than velvet trimmed curtains spilling on to the floor.

Add a classic touch to your home

Expert tells how to be lean in a fat world

Get Lean, Stay Lean by Dr Joanna McMillan

Dr Joanna McMillan's new book on losing weight

Sustainable clothing a 2017 trend

Items from Yevu Clothing's November 2016 release.

Fashion production in spotlight

Shape up to your personal style

Dress for your shape in 2017.

Clever tips for your body type

What diets are set to star in 2017?

The coconut is considered a hero product in a paleo diet.

Eating like our prehistoric ancestors v eating for our brains

Jail or fine? It's a tough decision

A ONE month prison sentence hanging over your head for six months or a $1000 fine.

'I could have killed my girl', drink driver tells court

POTENTIALLY DEADLY: Elise May Pechler was three times over the limit when she crashed on Murdochs Rd.

Mum crashed while three times over limit

Woman accused of supplying meth to face trial

DRUG OFFENCES: Police allegedly found a significant quantity of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, cash, scales, a mobile phone and 20 clip-seal bags in Amy Teresa Dale's possession on August 28.

34-year-old charged after big drug bust

Bail off the table until man in rehab

Bundaberg Courthouse.

Man appears in court via videolink

No-show on dumping claims

CHARGED: Alleged waste was dumped off Lady Musgrave Island.

Company accused of dumping rubbish on reef

Bundy dad to be behind bars for Christmas

Man's matter adjourned until February

Woman to stand trial for armed robbery

A 35-year-old woman will stand trial accused of robbing a man at knife point inside his East Bundaberg unit.

Sarah Kay Adelle Winchester fronts the Bundaberg Magistrates Court

Nurse says Blue Care 'don't care about staff' at Millbank

MILLBANK Village staff members remain angry, are distressed and feel deceived over Blue Care's decision to downsize the aged care facility.”

Toddler's fingers taken in horrific lawn mower accident

Bundaberg toddler Lexi Briggs before her left hand was significantly damaged in a lawn mower accident.

Four surgeries later and Lexi's little finger and thumb are gone

New Monduran Bridge on track for March completion

BRIDGE UPGRADE: Former Mayor of the Burnett area and regular bridge user Bill Neubecker inspecting the state of Monduran Bridge in 2014.

The realigned bridge will be higher than its wooden predecessor

Steve Jobs inspires Bundy writer

AUTHOR: Kris Sheather with Alex Curtis at the Bundaberg library where Kris read her book The Green Goggles to a childrens group.

Green Goggles helps kids explore the outdoors

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Celebrations to deliver flavours of China

THE region's rich history and cultural ties to China will take centre stage when Bundaberg Regional Council hosts it's annual Chinese New Year celebrations.

What's happening in Bundy today?

Things to do in Bundaberg today.

A list of five things happening around the region today.

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

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Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Bundaberg coworking space is now open

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Dan Willersdorf and Eleanor Carey are two of the three co-founders of The Generator in Bundaberg's CBD.

"It's the best of both worlds”

$150,000 in grants to unearth digital talent in regions

Australian Information Industry Association chief Rob Fitzpatrick talking about a $150,000 grants program to unearth innovation from businesses, educators and communities using the National Broadband Network.

Unearthing NBN success stories may result in innovation being shared

Have your say on the future of sugar research

NEW PRODUCT: Sugar Research Australia's Jill Jennings at the Cane-Trends at AgroTrend Field Day.

Meeting to be held in Bundaberg next month

US to get a taste of Bundaberg's lovely lychees

LONG-TIME LYCHEE LOVER: Bundaberg's Vicky De Louwer has packed lychees at Electra Farms for 12 years.

Never been a better time to be a lychee farmer

Local campers making tracks Australia wide

LOCAL DESIGN: Kelly Campers owner Dave Willoughby is happy that after 18 months on the market the company made the finals of Camper Trailer of the year 2017 awards. The results will be announced in Camper Trailer Australia magazine in February.

'We want to see more doors open than closed'

Boom Burger

BOOM BURGER: Bundy's biggest burger.

James Lee with Bundy's biggest burger.

Cricket's best 10 moments from 2016: Getty Images

Trent Boult of New Zealand takes a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Mitch Marsh of Australia during day two of the Test match between New Zealand and Australia at Basin Reserve on February 13, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Cricket's best 10 moments from 2016: Getty Images

Hot weather

SUMMER WEATHER: Gold Coast visitors Victoria and Olivia Parnaby relaxing in the shade at Bargara.

Families cool off at the beach as hot weather settles in.

Sandy Hook Water Skiing 15th Jan

PREPPING: Racing teams get ready at the Battle of Burnett Ski race at Sandy Hook Bundaberg.

A selection of photos from the Battle of the Burnett competition at Sandy Hook...

Surf Rescue Comp Nielson Beach

READY TO RACE: Competitors line up at the Surf Rescue Championships, Bundaberg SLSC.

A selection of photos from the weekend Surf rescue Competition at the Bundaberg...

Boom Burger

BOOM BURGER: Bundy's biggest burger.

Bundy's largest burger at James's Place.

Burnett Heads crash

The scene of a traffic crash at Burnett Heads.

Shark with no mate hatches offspring

Leonie, the leopard shark hatch 3 offspring last April.

A Leopard shark in a Townsville aquarium has reproduced by asexual production.

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

A good man is hard to find girls ... but not in Coffs!

DATING website Elite Singles has added Coffs Harbour to its nationwide map of cities where loyal and trustworthy guys live.

Ladies the secret is out Coffs Harbour is home to trustworthy fellas

Hot Hatch Toyota Yaris pictures revealed

YARIS HOT HATCH: Our love of performance offerings will hopefully convince Toyota Australia we'd love a Yaris hot hatch

Hot hatch confirmed, but will it reach Australia?

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

Suzuki Ignis micro SUV on sale at just $16990 drive away

LITTLE ZOOK: Bags of personality, custom colour choices, impressive standard kit and quite unique styling, Suzuki's tiny new Ignis SUV is ready to take you to Funky Town.

Unique micro SUV arrives at a super sharp price

Why you could find it hard to get garlic bread in Bundy

Australia may be facing a garlic bread shortage.

First there was the cheese toast tragedy, now this.

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

'Difficult times': Rental prices tipped to increase in 2017

GREAT BUYS: There are some great rentals and houses to buy in South Gladstone. Head to gladstoneobserver.com.au for the top 10 homes under $100 to rent right now in the Gladstone region.

Investors may soon see a "profitable return” on properties.

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

What a year 2016 proved to be

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CASHED UP: The best paying jobs to chase in 2017

The IT sector is showing some big increases in wages.

They're the jobs you need to make a motza

HIRING: 100 jobs created as Kmart prepares to open

The chain promised to train all new staff

MY SAY: Job losses before Christmas a disaster

HAPPY DAYS: SmartCity Graduating class celebrate.

MY SAY: How did they not see effects of system change coming?

Employment makes strongest monthly gain in a year

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

Employment rebounded 39.1k in November

Third time lucky: Ipswich included in $20M jobs package

Boilermaker Jake Schostakowski gets to work at Ipswich business J.A Evans and Co.

Ipswich manufacturing business in hot seat to win 'innovation' grant

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Holden's new Astra sedan to replace Cruze model

ALL CHANGE: Outgoing Cruze model will be replaced by a sedan version of the impressive new Astra hatchback launched late last year.

New sedan launches here in May

Detroit Motor Show 2017 round up

SUV STAR: Audi Q8 is a 330kW plug-in petrol-electric SUV concept looking close to production ready and set to arrive here by 2018.

Detroit delivers dose of delights

All about style at Ballina show and shine

ALL ABOUT STYLE: Damien Veness, from Boat Harbour, with his 1955 DeSoto which he showed at the North Coast Street Machine's Show and Shine in Ballina last Sunday.

Damien Veness was keen to restore a car with style

Holden names the day its final Australian car will be built

GOODBYE, ELIZABETH: Holden confirms it will build its final car in Australia - a Commodore - in October this year at its Elizabeth plant as it makes a final transition to vehicle importer.

Holden Commodore: 26/10/1978 - 20/10/2017

Jeep says it will add a pick-up and Wagoneer to its lineup

CONCEPT: The Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept hints at what Jeep's new confirmed pick-up may look like.

Line-up set to expand with pickup, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer due

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