Sad news as Anthony Mammino loses battle with cancer

Mammino Gourmet Ice-cream owners Anthony and Teena Mammino of Childers are very happy to accept a last minute invitation to Brisbane's Regional Flavours event. Photo Brittany Cook / Isis Town & Country

Much-loved ice cream maker passes away

Building approvals up 73%

ECONOMIC BOOM: Andrew Murchie of Murchie Constructions, the successful contractor appointed for the construction of stage 2 of the Multi Use facility, with Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey..

Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce says it's great news for the region

Offenders owe $12 million

SPER debts for Bundaberg residents total more than $12 million.

6907 Bundaberg residents have a SPER debt






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

Apply for funding to help build a region worth living in

COMMUNITY groups can now apply for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund.

Bushfire threat continues months longer than expected

Unseasonally hot and dry weather has firefighters on alert

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

LOW MORALE: A Millbank Village nurse says Blue Care's decision to downsize the facility had come as a shock and had upset staff and residents.

Staff and residents at Millbank upset

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

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Master artists showing pastels at Gin Gin

GIN Gin has scored a major coup with its latest exhibition.

Five things you need to know today

TRAIN RIDES: The Australian Sugarcane Railway in the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

Bored? Here are some things to do.

Celebrations to deliver flavours of China

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER: Councillor Judy Peters, Dylan Carter as Buddha), Tina Yuanyuan, Lilly Matthews and the PCYC Blazers dragons are gearing up for Chinese New Year.

Tea ceremony and old favourites at annual event

What's happening in Bundy today?

Things to do in Bundaberg today.

A list of five things happening around the region today.

One-of-a-kind Bundy mangoes set to hit shelves

SILKY SWEET: Derek Foley with the mango variety he developed by accident.

"I sent some to David Harris and he loved them.”

126 Wide Bay businesses hire 177 locals

JOBS BOOST: Annastacia Palaszczuktakes a tour of  Austchilli with Leanne Donaldson and Grace Grace. Photo: Eliza Goetze / NewsMail

Bundy MP urges businesses to take advantage of youth program

PHOTOS: Have a look inside revamped Alloway club

AT THE VENUE: Eden Wickens and Steffanie Marschke.

If a change is as good as a holiday, then have one in Alloway

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

Anthony Mammino

TASTE OF OUR REGION: MasterChef Adam Liaw (right) with Anthony Mammino.

A selection of photos of Childers champion Anthony Mammino.

Tenants trash home

Amanda Rehbein and Greg Snell were left devastated after they say tenants left rubbish strewn through their home and property.

Amanda Rehbein and Greg Snell were left devastated after they say tenants left...

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.
February 13, 2016 Licence. Ryan Pierse, Getty Images

Cricket's best 10 moments from 2016: Getty Images

Landlord's nightmare: Maggots, faeces and garbage

Amanda Rehbein and Greg Snell were left devastated after they say tenants left rubbish strewn through their home and property.

AS FLIES swarm and a pungent stench fills the air, a tearful Amanda Rehbein wonders...

Tenants trash home

Amanda Rehbein and Greg Snell were left devastated after they say tenants left rubbish strewn through their home and property.

Amanda Rehbein's home was left strewn with garbage.

Surf on the Brisbane River

A surfer struts his stuff on the Brisbane River. Source Facebook: Euphoric Queensland

A surfer strutting his stuff on a mal on the Brisbane River. Source Euphoric...

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.

TWANG TALK: Singers who left us without the fanfare

VALE: Peter Sarstedt's biggest hit was Where Do You Go To My Lovely?, which left listeners scratching their heads.

Vale Kay Starr and Peter Saarsted

Why Emma Watson turned down Cinderella

Emma Watson in a scene from the movie Beauty and the Beast.

HARRY Potter star has standards when it comes to Disney princesses.

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

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.

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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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