Arson suspected after blaze lights up The Hummock

Fire crews work to put out a fire on The Hummock

Fire crews work to put out fire on The Hummock

$1.8m boost for Baldwin Swamp cycle path

Flying along on his bike, Charlie Batterham loves the tracks at Baldwin Park Swamp. Photo: Scottie Simmonds bal2007c

It will link pathways at Baldwin Swamp with the Ring Road

How to make your home fire-safe for winter

RISK REDUCTION: Acting Inspector Gary Channells says permanent heaters – wood and fuel – need a yearly service.

Firie's top tips for reducing fire risk

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THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Coalition pegs $2b for cancer

THE Coalition will deliver more than $2 billion to cancer medicines, research and services this year alone, Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley said.

Prevention a priority: Labor

Shadow Health Minister calls for preventative task force

Bad news for Landry if bookies are right on Capricornia

Bookies favour Labor to win with a 3.6% swing. More odds page 7.

What will the choice be on Saturday?

STRANGE POLITICS: Bill cops verbal hiding at Liberal launch

An artist's impression of Barnaby Joyce dropping some "sick burns" on the opposition leader.

Joyce waiting for Labor to comment on the coalition's moon policy

Turnbull says #Brexit is reason to "stick with this mob"

Turnbull says Australia should "stick with this mob" for a while

Dire warnings from Turnbull at Liberal campaign launch

“There is no higher responsibility in government than protecting our borders and ensuring our nation is well-prepared to deal with threats to our security."

"You could end up with Bill Shorten as prime minister"

Bill Shorten backs reform on foreign working visas

2016 ELECTION: Opposition leader Bill Shorten drops in on Gladstone a week out from the poll.

Shorten mentions foreign working visas reform.

Case against man accused of assault adjourned

THE case against a man accused of assaulting a 53-year-old Bundaberg man in his Woongarra St unit has been briefly mentioned in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court.

No verdict in alleged daughter rape trial

Man accused of raping his young daughter

'Vile text messages' spark a Bundaberg family dispute

A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

Brother and sister feud ends up in court

Drugs 'grown for back pain'

36 marijuana plants found, but it wasn't the first time

Man accused of raping, sodomising young daughter

Bundaberg court house Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail

Man fronts court over accusations

Man accused of abducting a 13-year-old girl wins bail

FILE SHOT: Bundaberg court house Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail

The matter was adjourned until July 21

LETTER: PM Malcolm Turnbull buying votes

Malcolm Turnbull is so desperate to secure votes this election he threw a dinner party.

LETTER: Fair go for farmers

Promote growth for our region while protecting the environment

OUR SAY: SDA a great move for Bundy

SDA for Bundy is good news

LETTER: Keep cash out of it

Is it a type of corruption?

STRANGE POLITICS: Bill cops verbal hiding at Liberal launch

An artist's impression of Barnaby Joyce dropping some "sick burns" on the opposition leader.

Joyce waiting for Labor to comment on the coalition's moon policy

Strange Politics: Turnbull and the Galloping Goats gang

“Am I a VLAD now?” Probably what former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is thinking in this photo.

Dutton claims Labor’s latest campaign tactic is really worrying.

On A Lighter Note: The many ways not to shake hands

Greg Bray.

You can tell a lot from a handshake

Cancer outcomes better for sufferers in the city

A CANCER patient in a rural or regional area is more likely to die within five years of diagnosis than a person in the city is. And research shows that the furt

Turnbull govt reveals new approach on regional health

Malcolm Turnbull... pledging a new deal for regional residents on healthcare.

Govt vows to address difference in life expectancy in regional areas

Finally regions will get a Fair Go

Congestion on the Bruce Highway.

It's time for the major parties to close the country city gap

Fair Go campaign wins back our funding

The fund was originally created for people living in regional areas

All parties urged to treat young people seriously

There is a higher education gap between regional areas and Brisbane

Youth have their say on Bundy’s future

POSITIVE OUTLOOK: Camryn Pegg and Aaliyah Finnis want a fair go for their age group.

Bundaberg's youth speak out on what they want for the future

Bundy families on the brink of homelessness

UNDER PRESSURE: Salvation Army Corps Officer Chris Millard.

Services are under pressure in Bundaberg

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Fire at The Hummock

FIRE: A blaze on The Hummock after a suspected arsonist lite a stack of cane mulch bales. Photo Ben Turnbull

FIRE: A blaze on The Hummock after a suspected arsonist lite a stack of cane mulch...

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R

2016 AMG GT R. Photo: Contributed

Track ready 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R

Subaru Levorg

2016 Subaru Levorg GT Photo: Contributed.

2016 Subaru Levorg sport wagon

Brexit: Leave edges ahead

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones (2-L), Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale (3-L), British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (C) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan (3-R) during a 'Vote Remain' event in London, Britain, 22 June 2016. Britons will vote on whether to remain in or leave the European Union (EU)

Celebrations and shock across the UK as 'Leave' looks set to win the referendum. ...

LETTER: Reef spending futile

WASTE: Spending billions won’t stop coral bleaching, says one reader.

Spending millions to save the reef is futile

VMR hopes to reel in a crowd

GOOD CATCH: Declan Mitchell with bream weighing about half a kilogram at last year’s VMR Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic.

Fishing contest at Burnett Heads from Friday to Sunday

French yacht thief escapes charge, taxpayers foot $15k bill

 And the taxpayer is footing the $15,000 bill for removing the vessel from the beach after it began breaking up in king tides early in May.

Police say the case of a $200,000 yacht theft is not on their books.

Live Now: Work and Childcare

HOW do mums balance work and family life?

WATCH: Glory in death for Northern Rivers Vikings

Lismore Viking re-enactment group Rognvald’s Lith members Michael Rowe, Richard Guy, Travis Woods, Warren Thompson and Jim Hammond, will be participating in battle at the winter village at Liismore on June 25th and 26th. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Axes, swords, shields and spears clash in epic, bloody battle.

My Shout: A wink to a veteran in the craft beer market

Simon IrwinPhoto: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

Not a fan of Indian Pale Ales? This one might change your mind.

Winter: time for comfort food

Kumara are full of vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fibre.

Hearty vegetarian alternatives for winter.

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

CHEAP AS CHIPS: 6 Bundy houses under $199,000

Cheap houses being sold in the region