Welfare card will be 'assessed' after twelve months

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt announces $1.9 million funding for new facilities at St Patrick's Catholic School in Bundaberg.
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Long-term costs are expected to be less than $1000 per participant.

Jilted lover spreads the word

BAD BOY: Like every other motorist, journalist Mikayla Haupt wants to know what Kris did.

Have you seen this billboard?

'Sorry love, we're full up': Residents turned away from tip

TRASH TALK: Booyal residents were turned away from the transfer station recently after it became full.

Couple forced to take rubbish back home again






'Dead man' charged over dope 'cure'

STEPHEN James Gilchrist was busted and arrested on a rural property near Childers in a police raid that officers say netted 51 cannabis plants.

Gun-toting Harley rider jailed

A man riding a Harley Davidson has been found guilty of causing fear on the Bruce Hwy.

Magistrate considers man's mental health

Punch lands dancer in court and a fine

FINE: Daula Ellison was given a fine in court for punching a hole in a wall of the Central Hotel.

Cennie dancer lose his cool

Mum's lie to son leads to home invasion

A man has been charged for his part in a home invasion.

Man assaulted in his own home

Taiwanese sex worker tries to haggle with judge

Ms Wan-Chin Chen outside Bundaberg Court.

Prostitute was sending money home to the family

Robbery accused weeps in court as his toddler says hello

CCTV: JOSHUA Moras has been accused of robbing a servo.

Dad blows toddler a kiss as he's led away

No strings on cello as 'violin' is pawned

IN COURT: Darcy Mlynarczyk "paid $50” for a stolen cello.

Man fronts court for trying to pawn stolen cello

If you're McHappy and you know it ... lend a hand

BUCKET Brigades get ready as McHappy Day returns to Bundaberg for a 26th year on October 14.

Walk to show your support in cancer fight

The Leukaemia Foundation, Light the Night is on at Woodgate.

Today another 35 people will be told they have blood cancer.

Saving lives throughout time

LOOKING BACK: Newspaper clippings, old school oxygen equipment and an mix of equipment used by past paramedic equipment used in the Ambulance exhibit in the School of Arts building.

History and equipment of Bundy's paramedics

Young musician a finalist in state-wide community awards

FINALIST: Phoebe Jay Foster-Griffith.

Queensland Community Achievement Awards

New program aimed at towing

SKILLS: Bundaberg Driver College is teaching drivers how to handle a caravan on the road.

Driving course to help with caravans

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Hit up the beach this holidays

IT LOOKS like another weekend of hot weather is headed our way.

Angela's show explores funny side of heartbreak

BRIGHTER SIDE: Toowoomba woman Angela Ponting has created a cabaret called Smiling at Strangers, about life after heartbreak.

Using heartbreak as inspiration for her very own cabaret show.

Spring is in at cream tea event

SHOPOCAL: Julie Ambrosi, Sue Hargreaves, Anne Canniford, Mitchell White and John Green are encouraging shoppers to support local businesses.

My Bourbong committee promotes first event

Is this the end of the 'mum and dad' business in Qld?

Coastal Hardware's Ian Rae shut down his store last year after 26 years in operation on the Sunshine Coast. Ian's store survived against the corporate giants until his retirement, but others have not been so lucky.

Consumers are preferring to shop at larger stores with more choice

Butcher makes tough choice to close

CLOSED: With a heavy heart Tender Sprouted Meats owner Rob Cook and his family have decided to close their butcher shop.

Family comes first for the Cook family

No Outback Jack's, but it's not all bad news

Bundy won't be getting an Outback Jack's for the time being.

Restaurant says plans are on hold for now

Juice, smoothie shop to open

COMING ALONG: Bow and Arrow will offer customers healthy alternatives including juice and smoothies once it opens in November.

New Bargara business

New salon offers cocktails, big TVs and barista coffee

HEAVENLY SECRETS: Melanie Reeves, Krysti-Lee Lager, Chantelle Lager-Smith and Lisa Hodge.

Is this the future of hairdressing salons?

Business's rise to the top

WINNING: Franchise development manager Tracey Leak, Gutter-Vac founder Warren Ballantyne and director Anne Ballantyne celebrate the win.

From the gutter to top franchise

Update from the scene of the crash

Journalist Mikayla Haupt reports from the scene of the crash.

Crash on Back Windermere Rd

Crews on scene at the crash.

Crews on scene at the crash.

F-35 Strike Fighter

The F-35 Lightining II Joint strike fighter has led a protracted, troubled - and expensive - development.Source:Supplied

Lockheed Martin says it is the most advanced fighting machines ever built.

RECIPE: No risking it with this biscuit

Put the kettle on, this homemade treat is sure to delight.

Beer drinkers are getting fruity fresh for summer

ON TAP: Pumpyard chef Garth Kelly and Corinne Browne test out the new Lime Lager.

Ipswich brewery whips up Lime Lager in time for scorcher weekend

Family reunited with stolen puppy after police seized it

Ashlee Wright with her family Dexter, Amily, Tate after they were reunited with their dog Tully who was found by police in someone's home.

Family reunited with beloved pet dog stolen from their backyard

Fashion: Jump aboard the relaxed marina vibe

Look 1

Saily away with me this fashion season

OPINION: Taking a holiday is damn hard work

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

On A Lighter Note with Greg Bray

How and when do you tell your children about death?

Listen to your gut and do what is best for your family when considering discussing death with young children.

How much do children need to know about death?

OPINION: Comments can cause hurtful divisions

Words are powerful tools that should be seen as a gift to the person you are conversing with.

Words flow around us every day.

Wengie now a Powerpuff Girl

SHE'S one of Australia's most famous faces, but she hasn't appeared on TV until now.

Wild HIMYM theory is blowing our minds

A new How I Met Your Mother fan theory would change a major plot point.

If this new theory is true, it’s opened up a whole new can of worms.

Only movie trailer you need to see this week

What kind of animal would banish these puppers?

IT’S been almost four years since the last Wes Anderson film.

Biggest Bachelorette mystery solved

Jourdan suffered an injury on the first episode of The Bachelorette.

ONE moment this week left viewers absolutely stumped.

Downsizing doesn't mean doing without

Coast family ready to move ... around the corner

Design magnificence

Frank Macchia-designed house enjoys 270-degree coastal views

The simple mortgage fix that could save you thousands

Avoid interest-only loans or pay the price

No kitchen, no bathroom and $1 million price tag

70 Grantham St, Brunswick West, might look charming from the outside, but just wait until you venture in. Source:Supplied

Unlivable home still carries a $950,000 price tag

RAAF base to boost economy by $1.2B, create 2800 jobs

mberley in Queensland on 24 November 2016.

By 2020, 7000 people will be employed on site

The top 20 jobs that are most in demand in Australia

There are plenty of jobs for pizza cooks in Australia.

Finding a job depends greatly on where you're looking for one

Report indicates strong growth for construction industry

INCREASE: The construction industry is predicted to see escalated demand in future decades.

CONSTRUCTION in Queensland and NSW will continue to increase.

Massive solar farm to provide 250 jobs

FRV's Moree Solar Farm.

The 148MW farm is being built on a disused mango farm

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Kia Stinger road test: Is beauty deeper than the metal?

The Kia Stinger will arrive in Australian showrooms from October 1.

We're going to the race track in a Kia. Yep, it's no joke.

Object of desire: 2018 Kia Stinger launched

The mid-range Kia Stinger Si will officially reach showrooms on October 1.

First drive of this year's most anticipated car.

Vic police replace Commodores and Falcons with BMWs

How the Victoria Police BMW 530d highway patrol sedan could look.

Europeans set to replace V8 pursuit cars.

Teenagers distracting their drivers

Texting while driving. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

RACQ study reveals 85% of respondents are distracting passengers.

Need a VIP chauffeur? Don's the man for the Games

HOT WHEELS: Warwick car enthusiast Don Hughes has been selected as a volunteer driver for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Car enthusiast turns VIP chauffeur for major sporting event

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