What's open on Labour Day

TOMORROW is Labour Day, which is a public holiday, but there are still some places where you can do your shopping.

Five ways you can prepare now for the best Christmas ever

A snow covered cottage below the Hansen's verandah is another feature of their Christmas display.

Five ways you can get ready for Christmas now

May is Thyroid Awareness Month

Health issues need attention

Speech and drama eisteddfod results

EISTEDDFOD: Melissa and Tamae Marschke prepare for the Eisteddfod at the Playhouse Theatre in Bundaberg on Sunday, 1 May 2016. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Results and pics from event

Telecommunications complaints increase but down overall

Internet services constitute large number of complaints

Strange Politics: Peter Dutton treats refugees like rubbish

Strange Politics: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton makes an awful neighbour.

My mad old bin-phobic neighbour's kindred spirit in Peter Dutton

Seven things to do this weekend

RODEO ACTION: Cody Lentas at the 2015 Bundaberg Rotary Invitational Roughstock and Barrels Rodeo held at the Bundaberg Entertainment Precinct on Friday, 15 May 2015. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Find something to do

Warning over making prank calls

Fake call made about alleged fire

Crossfit champ is a woman on a mission

DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: Kellie Orreal trains with Amanda Metanovic and Gary Harris

Exercise is a way to gain muscle and lose fat

Fire warnings heating up as winter nears

BE SAFE: Bundaberg station officer Jonathon Blackley says people can minimise the risk of fire by doing simple safety checks around the home.

Blazes are heartbreaking for firies

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Smart fellas smile and nod to keep the peace

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Men don't like talking, or thinking, about difficult topics

Weekend Wellness: Mum’s the word for sound advice

Experience and motherly wisdom help add flavour and life to romance

The Captain kicks butt, but...

From left: Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Bucky/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in a scene from Civil War.

Captain America Vs Iron Man in an epic show-down that works for fans

MY SAY: Nothing funny about weddings

Sunshine Coast Daily deputy editor and columnist Damian Bathersby.

HANDS up if you cry at weddings

OPINION: Refugee policy shames us all for our silence

Bill Hoffman, staff.Photo Lisa Williams153801

Fortunately good people have always been willing to stand up

MY SAY: Prime Minister, I am watching you

Columnist Caroline Hutchinson.

IS IT just me or have you never had your house bombed?

Witness tackles Peregian Beach break-in suspect

Police investigate a break-in at the Peregian Beach Friendly Grocer supermarket.

Man charged over incident at Peregian Beach supermarket.

WATCH: Man charged after allegedly reaching 182kmh

Polair 2 has captured footage of a man allegedly reaching speeds of 182kmh on Ipswich Motorway.

Man charged for dangerous driving on long weekend

Mail thief makes off with surprising loot

A wedding cake topper is a small model that sits on top of the wedding cake and it might not have been what the thief was hoping for.

She said the person had taken the package from her mailbox

Third motocross rider airlifted over the long weekend

Paramedics treat a patient at Coochin Creek.

Man suffers chest injuries after hitting a tree at speed

Man charged with armed robbery spree in Toowoomba

Police have declared Boonah safe after a bomb threat was reported this morning.

The man demanded money from a male staff member and fled the scene

WATCH: Climbers rescued after night on Mt Beerwah

One of the two men peers out from the shrubs where they spent the night.

Two men have been spared a second cold night on Mt Beerwah

Father calls for pontoon safety following death of son

Memorial service for Joel Winterton at the park below the Lamington Bridge where he drowned. Friends farewell him with a floral tribute from the pontoon he was fishing from. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Investigations are needed regarding the best way to improve safety

Obama burns Trump in final correspondents' dinner speech

Obama's last toast left nobody unmocked

Aussie goalkeeper dies after being hit by lightning

Former Sydney Olympic player dies after being hit by lightning

Boys suffers burns after YouTube fail

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Police are asking people not to try foolish acts on YouTube at home

Adani’s ability to access new loan unknown

$5 billion legislation is likely to be debated in Senate tomorrow

Australian woman believed to be kidnapped in Afghanistan

A supplied image obtained Friday, April 29, 2016 of Australian aid worker Katherine (Kerry) Jane Wilson. The Perth woman was reportedly taken by a group of armerd men in military uniforms from her office in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan. Her father has issued an emotional plea for her safe return.

Father of an woman apparently kidnapped has pleaded for her return

Images show impact of Vanuatu quake

The aftermath of the quake. Photo / Facebook page of Vanuatu Daily Post

The quake struck 31km east of Lakatoro and was at a depth of 10km.

Fury as London mayor claims Hitler a 'Zionist'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to deny the party had a “problem with anti-Semitism” after Ken Livingstone, one of his oldest political allies, suggested Adolf Hitler was a Zionist.

Labor leader forced to suspend friend from party after MPs anger

DASHCAM: Motorist's near collision with flying debris

Video captures Warrego Hwy motorist almost colliding with chipboard

M'boro mum wants to nit-pick for a living

Lauren Wilson hopes to open a head-lice removal business and remove the stigma around nits.

Lauren Wilson hopes to open a head-lice removal business.

‘Puppy’ and Bella reunited after piñata Spotlight adventures

Spotlight staff member Kerrie Gomboc with Bella and mum Tara Birse and her toy puppy she was reunited with. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Staff at Spotlight posed the pup in a series of creative photos

10 years on, Maccas burger, fries still very preserved

It may be 10 years old, but this burger still hasn't gone mouldy. Photo / Reddit

Image of 10 year old burger and fries enough to make you shudder

MY SAY: Sorry America, you have it all wrong

So here I present to you my comprehensive (though certainly not exclusive) list of the 10 things seriously weird about the United States of America.

Journalist Sophie Meixner highlights some flaws she's found in USA.

He's ready to bare it all and wax that hairy back

Maryborough's Russell Booth and partner Charmaine Bailey - Russell is getting his back waxed at Pubfest to raise money for charity. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Maryborough man has volunteered to have his entire back waxed

TV ratings battle heats up: The Voice tops cooking and reno

The Voice Australia coaches, from left, Benji and Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem, Jessie J and Ronan Keating.

BLIND auditions deliver much-needed win for Channel 9.

Game of Thrones s6 ep2 preview: what's Ramsay up to?

Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in a scene from season six of Game of Thrones.

COULD Ramsay Bolton be the key to Jon Snow's resurrection?

Dalby twins pull out surprise win on House Rules

DALBY BOYS: Luke and Cody Cook have found their footing on Channel 7's renovation show House Rules.

LUKE and Cody hit all the right notes with their bathroom.

FACES OF BUNDY: Jack Hardy sings the praises of busking

FACES OF BUNDY: Busker Jack Hardy. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

"I like being able to control the atmosphere"

WATCH: Bong throwing at Nimbin MardiGrass

GO LARGE: Mark visiting from Brisbane scored a huge 30-plus metre throw at the MardiGrass bong throwing competition.

No shortage of brave (or foolish) competitors in the "Hemp Olympix".

Florence Foster Jenkins: Hitting the wrong note

Meryl Streep in a scene from the movie Florence Foster Jenkins.

Florence Foster Jenkins, explores a very peculiar tale in history

US giant pays $150m for hinterland herb business

NEW ERA: Jacqui Wilson-Smith, of Gourmet Garden, with some of the locally produced herb products.

The deal could see the business expand its exports

Morrison confirms wealthy Aussies will pay more tax on super

Treasurer Scott Morrison outside The Treasury as part of a media opportunity in Canberra, Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Wealthy Australians will pay more tax on their superannuation

PM promises substantial changes to tax in budget

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

There will be "substantial" changes to the tax system

Support for women facing discrimination at work may end soon

Liberal Senator for Western Australia Michaelia Cash  Photo: Lisa Benoit / Morning Bulletin

Vital support for women may close if funding is cut off

Call for election ballots to be Aussie made, not Chinese

The Queensland Labor Party have selected Benarkin resident Liz Hollens-Riley to run in Nanango.

We could wind up casting votes on Chinese-made ballots

Large Hadron Collider taken out by encounter with weasel

The Large Hadron Collider has been temporarily immobilised