One bank closes, another opens its doors

A SILVER lining for the Childers community, after the Heritage Bank mini branches in Childers close down, Bendigo Bank reaches out.

Call to action on stingers

VERY VENOMOUS: Irukandji jellyfish are known to hospitalise up to 100 people annually and are found along the Queensland coast.

Local man wants more done about stinger problem.

Principal farewells Isis District High after 19 years

Nearly two decades at school coming to a close

Beach pub in hot water

Moore Park Beach Tavern has gone into administration.

Another local business goes into administration

Mystery mayday signal has crews in search for boat

Crews are searching following a mayday signal picked up off Bundaberg's coast on Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews searching for source of signal

New backpacker tax deal welcomed in the North Burnett

Sherrie Breitkopf and Barbara Dell'Orfano are unimpressed by the backpacker tax delay.

The 15% backpacker tax has passed.

Long time business has its doors smashed in

LOW ACT: Craft Party on Princess St East Bundaberg was broken into on Monday night. A number of speakers were stolen and the front glass down smashed in. Photo Facebook

Owners don't know the motive behind the smash and grab

High five for fundraisers

GIVE ME FIVE: Dr Navjoj Brar, Estelle Pretorius, Maria Burnett, Tamika Spies, Riley Pricket, Jessica Griffiths, Kristen Wick, Kiran Sheikh and Teagan Mellefont-Smith at the Bundaberg Hospital Children's Ward.

Sick children to benefit from money raised by Give Me Five For Kids

New salon to offer huge range of services

HEAVENLY SECRETS: Hairdresser Melanie Reeves can't wait to open her hair and beauty salon next year.

Heavenly Secrets will simply blow you away

Motorists urged to drive with caution on Tallon Bridge

Tallon Bridge was closed by police yesterday when a fire broke out on Harriet Island. Thick smoke caused dangerous driving conditions on the bridge.

Residents may be affected by smoke haze

This decision could save you on your next flight

INCOMIN AIRLINE: Virgin Australia starts flying over the city of Bundaberg.
Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail

Airlines to vanquish pre-selection options

Small businesses to take $58m hit on Easter Sunday

SERVICE: City Elements says it will consider not opening Easter Sunday after it was made a public holiday, giving Olivia Mangin the day off.

City Elements owner says she probably won't open on Easter Sunday

Project costs blow out without union watchdog: O'Dowd

NOT HAPPY: Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd used sharp words to describe the banking industry during his campaign.

KEN O'DOWD takes hits at the CFMEU in heated Question Time.

The story behind The Hungry Tum

NEW ADDITION: Lockie and Gelinda Hawkins in the Hungry Tum café that has the option of delicious sit down meals. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Cafe owners talk about what they've achieved

Massive upgrade to Hervey Bay Hospital starts soon

Relocating the Hervey Bay Hospital helipad is part of the hospital's early works in the major upgrade to the emergency department.

The $40M upgrade was announced in September.

Residents wary of showing sand mine hand early

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

Interest rates stay put as RBA decides to sit tight

The RBA has decided to leave the official cash rate at 1.50%

REVEALED: What Palmer Coolum Resort looks like now

Clive Palmer says he has no plans at the moment to sell Palmer Coolum Resort.

Clive denies claims resort is "embarrassing, rundown eyesore”

A restaurant table is not a place to change a baby's nappy

OVER the years, society has changed, and not for the better, as a recent story of a Brisbane restaurant would illustrate.

Criminals come out to fill their stockings

HOLIDAY DANGER: Criminals are active during Christmas holidays.

'Tis the season to be cautious!

LETTER: Thanks to firies for remarkable effort

THANKS: Firies who battled the fire at Calavos did a great job, says Mayor Jack Dempsey.

'I would like to thank firefighters'

LETTER: Get on with making Bundy great

HEAVEN HELP US: Stephen Bennett acts as though he is a saint in every way, says a letter writer.

'I am sick of the way Stephen Bennett is carrying on'

Tragic tale a warning to others: OPINION

Mt Warning Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News

I know how spectacular and what a special place Mt Warning can be

'Gooligan' hack hitting 13,000 Android phones per day

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

About 13,000 android phones are being breached daily by 'Gooligan'.

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

Women who go running aren't looking for sex with you

Backpacker killed by lightning on 'trip of lifetime'

Sam Beattie and Michele Segalla. Photo: Instagram

Sam Beattie was killed by lightning o the summit of Mt Warning

Hammer attack victim's skull was crushed: court

Alleged bashing victim Timothy Udris and his wife Emily outside Brisbane Supreme Court.

Gympie dad's brain was exposed after alleged hammer attack

Gladstone Hospital no-shows cost a whopping $630K

RESOURCES WASTED: Stuart Orr.

MORE THAN 3000 Gladstone appointment no-shows cost $630,000.

Lightning death: Teens praised for trying to save man's life

Tweed Byron Local Area Commander Superintendent Wayne Starling fronts the media over the fatal lightning strike at Mt Warning earlier this morning.

Rescue operation underway after two people struck by lightning

School's out as 50,000 NSW teachers stop work

About 50,000 state school teachers across NSW will stop work on Thursday morning for a salary vote.

Minimal supervision will still be available as 50,000 teachers vote

Korean tycoons grilled over gifts

The chairmen of eight of South Korea's biggest companies take an oath during a parliamentary hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul.

South Korean tycoons grilled by MPs over presidential scandal

French PM aims to be president

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers a speech to announce his run for next year's presidential elections.

Manuel Valls aims to be the Socialist candidate for French president

ADANI JOBS: Premier guarantees no 457 workers

The $21 billion Adani project could provide up to 4000 jobs a year.

Premier guarantees the coal will be mined by Queenslanders

Hanson on One Nation split: 'It's not teamwork'

Pauline Hanson makes her maiden speech in Federal Parliament. (Screenshot ABC)

It appears Rod Culleton has all but split from One Nation

Towering security bill for Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump is keen to spend as much time as possible at Trump Tower in New York.

NYC wants $47 million to fund security for the president-elect

Angler catches boat-sized bull shark, pats it

BIG CATCH: Tony Lenthall with his large 3m bull shark caught in the Nambucca River on Sunday.

AFTER years of trying Tony Lenthall finally got the one he was after

Jailed for life over death of son in hot car

Justin Ross Harris returns to jail after a court appearance.

A man got life in jail for murdering his toddler son in a hot car

2016 in pictures: The moments that made history

Getty has released its most significant images from 2016

THEY'RE the moments that will go down in history relive the drama of 2016

Boss told student to sleep with him if she wanted her visa

He said she would have to sleep with him or be deported

YouTube star reveals he is deleting his YouTube channel

“YouTube is trying to kill my channel. It is clear."

Welcome to Airli Beach? E goes missing

The E from the Welcome to Airlie Beach sign was  stolen.

Councillor not happy after theft of letter from sign

PETA calls for kangaroo puncher to be prosecuted

The man and the kangaroo stood toe-to-toe before he threw a right-hand punch. Image: Steven Stubenrauch/Facebook.

Hunting trip had been organised for sick young man

The hipster nativity scene for today's baby Jesus

Joseph and Mary take a selfie with their newborn baby Jesus

The Qld spot where lightning strikes all the time

A guide shows off the rocks created by lightning strikes on Moreton Island.

Rock is evidence of repeated strikes in Queensland spot

There's only one way to go this Christmas

The entrance to Thomas Healy Dr.

As the lights go up Bundy St closes off

Hailey Baldwin: I don't understand Taylor Swift's squad

Hailey Baldwin has taken a quick stab at Taylor Swift and co.

Taylor Lautner 'spotted smooching co-star'

Taylor Lautner has been romantically linked to Billie Lourd

David Beckham's tattoos come to life for UNICEF campaign

David Beckham has called for an end to violence against children

Pop star Liam Payne's Facebook hacked with porn

"Things that can happen to you when you don't have sex."

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather during his childhood.

Leo designs shocker tattoo for Tom Hardy after lost bet

Leonardo DiCaprio has designed a new tattoo for Tom Hardy