Newsagency owners take on a new outlook

Michael and Lyn Bowles are celebrating their one year birthday as owners of McCracken's Newsagency in the CBD on Saturday.

Two NSW Men arrested over Mundubbera stabbing

Gary Ryan died on Tuesday after being stabbed multiple times. Police have launched a homicide investigation.

Two men have been arrested over the murder of Gary Ryan

Five things happening in Bundaberg today

CHARITY TEA: Heritage Bank branch sales and service manager Leanne Hermann and Bundaberg Health services foundations Maria Burnet.

Plenty to see and do in Bundy today

Petition launched to make Baffle Creek part of Bundaberg

CHANGE: Tony Bridges wants to see Baffle Creek join the Bundaberg region.

Baffle residents feel 'tribal' connection with Bundaberg

Wildlife have a feast on whale

Beached whale left to rot as food for other wildlife

Reality TV show "turned our special day into a joke"

UNHAPPY: Maryborough couple Emma and Steven Dilliway who star on Australia's Cheapest Wedding and are not happy with the outcome.

Reality television helped turn this wedding into an internet joke

Win the ultimate Gold Coast getaway

CUTE CATS: Get your name into our competition to hang out with these cuties at Dreamworld's Tiger Island.

Get your photos taken with Dreamworld's famous tigers

Child pregnant after abduction

CARNAL KNOWLEDGE: An ultrasound in June confirmed the girl was pregnant.

Man impregnates 13-year-old girl

We need to grow new farmers

Mr Ford said he would consider using his drone for commercial use.

The aging workforce behind our farms puts them in danger

Grazier plans to make the most of good prices

Cattle farmer Eric Simon pictured at Jimarndy Station. Photo: Contributed

There's no doubt. Hope is not a strategy

Australian farmers can produce enough food for 80 million

YOUNG CANE: Irrigation equipment in a field on the Burnett Heads Road. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Except to see dairy exports increase over the next year

Is this the start of our Rural Renaissance?

Exports to the US have dropped 40%, China 30% and Japan 10%. China and Saudi Arabia have once more open their doors to Brazilian beef while Indonesia is now looking to Indian buffalo meat to boost its supplies

Rising prices the talk of the town as rain raises farmers’ spirits

Storm gave inappropriate advice to vulnerable investors

Many investors were retirees who lost their homes

Masters to staff: "This isn't the news we hoped for"

Here's how the news of Masters demise went out to it's 7000-strong workforce.

LETTER: Standards for bad language have changed

The story on JBS that had some readers questioning modern language standards.

Letter writer says the standards of language have slipped

LETTER: JBS not telling full story says employee

JBS Meatworks and abattoir at Dinmore. Beef cattle processing and kill floor.

A letter from a JBS employee about conditions faced at the company

LETTER: Morrison's party worth six months' of pensioner pay

PARTY ON: Robyn Deane of Bli Bli takes exception to Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison's post-budget party.

Taxpayers billed $11,525 for Federal Treasurer's budget after-party

This was far from the typical letter

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

A letter from an old friend got writer Greg Bray thinking.

GARDENING: Common tea-tree a star of the late-winter garden

Pink New Zealand tea-tree.

Winter burst of colour brightens up the garden ahead of spring

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

It's the case of the man drought for many Australian towns.

Women outnumber men in Australia

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Man dies on scene of "high impact" fiery crash

A PILE of black ash, debris and small car parts is all that is left at the scene of a fatal crash that took place along Calliope River Rd last night.

The car rolled "several" times before it burst into flames.

Can you help child protection police find this man?

The CPIU is on the lookout for this man. Have you seen him?

Men in custody after police swarm house, find missing baby

Police believe the baby girl may be with a 16-year-old and 19-year-old in a green 1995 Mazda 121 with Queensland registration 045GOS, and could be heading to Toowoomba.

The two men and baby girl could be heading to Toowoomba

Vile predatory priest destroys girl's innocence

How one incredibly charismatic man destoryed a girl's soul

Labor wins NT election in landslide

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles (L) speaks to the media after voting at the Braitling Primary School booth in Alice Springs, Saturday, August 26, 2016.

The Labor Party has won the NT election, ousting Adam Giles

Prime Minister pays tribute to Warren and Lyn Truss

Then Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and his wife Lyn Truss pictured at the Torbanlea Picnic Races in 2013.

Turnbull says Truss one of great political couples of our time

Two Ipswich women charged over Adelaide murder

A photo of Robert Whitwell, released by South Australia Police.

South Australia to seek extradition

Refugee supporters take to the streets around the country

Tent accommodation for irregular maritime arrivals in Nauru.

Protesters are calling for refugee camps to be closed

French Burkini ban thrown out as "illegal" by highest court

France's highest court rules burkini bans to be illegal

Lachlan Smart given key to the city after record flight

Lachlan Smart is given a key to the Sunshine Coast by mayor Mark Jamieson

It was a morning full of surprises for new world record holder

Brave Catholic priest sex abuse survivor won't be silenced

That girl was Joan Isaacs has written a book about the Catholic priest who abused her when she was 14 years old.

'I will not be silenced': Brave sex abuse survivor reveals all.

Name-dropping Census caller leaves resident fuming

Census night will be August 9.

Woman fears personal details were passed to a "problem neighbour"

Large car bomb kills 11 wounds dozens in Turkey

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A large bomb blast has wounded dozens and killed 11 in Turkey

Italy quake aftermath death toll at 241

Rescuers work amid collapsed building in Amatrice, central Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands. (Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

Extraordinary stories of survival emerge as death toll rises to 241

Man allegedly raped in British park by two men

Goffs Park in Crawley, in West Sussex, UK.

Police believe the victim may know the two men.

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

Barack Obama in VR goggles sparks photoshop war

US President Barack Obama ends up in a Photoshop battle on Reddit

Barack Obama caught in Photoshop battle.

Would you pat a tiger shark like these guys?

SCN151212 DIVER
Caption: Buderim diver Tony Isaacson took years to overcome his fear of sharks.

Incredible footage of sharks being petted shows interaction can work

'Magnificent' shark mystery at Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

Man finds life changing amount of gold while prosepcting

Gold nugget weighing more than four kilograms found in Victoria.

It's a dancing, hermaphrodite creature called a FIFO

Nerida Wilson, of the WA Museum, captured this image of the Mordilla fifo. The slea slug, discovered in waters off Western Australia, is named in honour of FIFO workers.

It dances in high-vis, but it's not a drunken FIFO worker

Jessica Alba wants tequila shots served at her funeral

Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba

There won't be mourning at this funeral

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role