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.

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

Is this Bundy's biggest burger?

James Lee with the enormous boom burger.

Boom burger is an explosion of flavours

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

Vegemite back in Australian hands

Vegemite is the go-to for sandwiches on Australia Day. Photo contributed

Bega Cheese strikes $460 million deal

Farmers turn to 'Airbnb for campers' for their survival

Calvert farmer Dave Colgan is looking at joining Youcamp to boost his income.

"There aren't many who are able to make a go of it just farming"

99,000 tonnes of bridge supports used on Range crossing

Over the coming months, 500 Super T girders and 600 deck units will be transported for use across the project alignment.

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing works are steaming ahead

50 Shades of Bli Bli: Adult theme park plans revealed

THE MIND BOGGLES: Potential buyers of Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli have considered a range of different themes, including an 'adult entertainment venue'.

Sunshine Castle looks to new, prosperous future.

Businesses desperate for $20,000 tax write-off policy

Business confidence is down as the mining outlook weakens.

The government has room to gain favour with SMEs with simple changes

Union 'moves on' after $2.8M blow out, 20% member money drop

SHOWING STRENGTH: CFMEU district vice-president Glenn Power at a May Day march. Mr Power believes the rise of labour hire has contributed to declining membership.

Some point to the falling relevance of trade unions nationally.

LETTERS: Canegrowers want to meet minister

CANEGROWERS noted, with disappointment, Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne's comments in the News Mail of January 18 - LNP stuffed up.

One Nation a big chance at next state election: Letter

POLLIES: Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne, Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig and Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson.

'We vote one of the corrupt out and another one of the corrupt in'

LETTER: Pauline must be laughing

Pauline Hanson in the Senate. Source: AAP.

What a circus 2017 will be, says letter writer

LETTER: Let's not go down the same road as Hitler

The Senate chamber looks bare during parliamentary business at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Would abolishing the states make us better off?

Why don't they campaign for daylight saving in winter?

IDEAS: Change the clocks altogether, forever.

Another take on this age old debate

MY SAY: So you have a QTAC offer, eh?

UNIVERSITY: Plenty of people don't make it to graduation so it's a good idea to do your homework before starting a course.

Before you accept that QTAC university offer really look into things

Comment: Nick Kyrgios’ dirty little secret laid bare

Why tennis star passionately adored while also purely loathed

Woman driving 7 times limit and she's been caught before

The Gladstone Police are out in force these school holidays to make people more aware not to drink and drive and not to speed. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

But it was not her only high-range reading.

Naked woman seen wandering main street

Concerns for woman seen wearing only backpack

What Bernard Fanning really thinks about Toowoomba

TOOWOOMBA-BOUND: Legendary Australian musicians Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning will be heading to Tooowoomba as part of their Sooner or Later Tour next month.

The former Powderfinger singer will perform in Toowoomba next month

Your chance to drive like Magnum P.I.

Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. with his trusty 'side-kick' Ferrari.

FERRARI that appeared on classic detective show goes to auction.

An emotional Mike Baird: 'There was great personal cost'

"After 10 years in public life, this moment for me has arrived."

Target finds bugs in Christmas confectionery

Target store generic

Beetles contaminate Target confectionery leading to recall

FOUND: Hero pup Penelope reunited with best mate Joshua

Penelope and Joshua

She helped rescuers find Josh but has now gone missing herself

Australia Day girls in hijabs going national now

A major crowdfunding campaign was launcheed to restore the Australia Day hijab billboard.

More than $115,000 raised in crowdfunding campaign for ads

Was Pauline Hanson really invited to Trump's party?

Pauline Hanson

One Nation senator Brian Burston will now attend the inauguration

Richard 'Dickie' Wilkins walks off set over hair comments

Comparing Richard Wilkins to a dinosaur? That ain't right.

“Maybe it’s Dickey’s hair!” Jeffreys announced.

The scary reality behind Australia's heatwaves

A new report found 2016 was the hotter year yet.

YOU think the weather is bad now? It could get a whole lot worse.

Australian Open 2017: Woman indecently assaulted at tennis

Police man the roadblock outside Melbourne Park.

The investigation into the assault is ongoing.

Pressure mounts on Assange to allow US extradition

Julian Assange. Photo: AAP

Obama's pardons lead to mounting pressure on Julian Assange

Jihadis upload video promising more Turkish terror attacks

Vow to wage 'jihad' follows arrest of suspect in nightclub massacre

Former Apprentice files sexual suit against Trump

Summer Zervos first spoke about Mr Trump's alleged inappropriate behaviour last year

US president-elect accused of kissing, groping Summer Zervos

Curious case of missing ginger pig

SARCIS investigated the theft of multiple farm animals.

Stock crime detectives looking for missing farm animals

Agnes surfer ready to break world record with 25 of his "best mates”

BIG EFFORT: Chris de Aboitiz WANTS TO SET A world record for the most dogs on his stand-up paddleboad.

Surfer hopes to break a world record for most dogs catching a wave.

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

Why Sizzler will give away its cheese toast next week

MEET SAM: Everybody... I'd like you to meet Sam. He is enjoying some famous cheese toast. He loves it so much he wanted a snap of himself eating it. Photo Matt Green

Sizzler handing out free cheese toast, unless you're in Bundaberg

Pauline Hanson fires up at journo over travel question

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and MP Steve Dickson announce a game changing move in the next Queensland State election.

“Excuse me,” she said, cutting off the question.

Newlyweds' act of kindness

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with homeless man, Miller Patane, outside on Saturday. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography

"Not very many people are kind to me"

Bowie's final music EP No Plan released

NEW: Artwork for David Bowie's posthumous 2016 EP, No Plan.

David Bowie's 28th and final album

Married At First Sight: Ipswich bachelor seeks love

READY FOR IT: Ipswich man Simon McQuillan will appear on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

Romance would top off recovery for Booval man

Dinky-di Denyer: Family Feud favourite hosts Oz Day party

Grant Denyer will host Channel 10's Australia Day concert from the Sydney Opera House.

GRANT Denyer shares his Australia Day traditions ahead of concert.

Chelsea Handler blames the Kardashians for Donald Trump win

Chelsea Handler pictured in a scene from her talk show in Los Angeles.

TALK show host blames rise of reality TV family for election result.

Choirboys headline Agnes music festival

ROCK ON: Choirboys are set to headline the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival in 2017.

Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival has announced its 2017 line-up

Law & Order’s Trump inspired episode is still in limbo

The cast of Law & Order: SVU season 18, from left, Kelli Giddish, Raul Esparza, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Peter Scanavino. Supplied by Channel 10.

SHOW'S mastermind unsure if or when twice-delayed episode will air.