Man says he didn't go to cop shop because he was kidnapped

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Man tells court he couldn't get to station

Crewman winched off bulk carrier

LIFEFLIGHT: Ill man winched off the deck of a bulk carrier by Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

Winch mission to save ill crewman

Man, 18, says mum bought bongs for him


'I just had them to show' he tells the court

Caught out for phone pawn

JASON Butlin got a new mobile Samsung phone on a contract with his provider only to sell it.

P-plater Jager bombs out after blowing more than twice the limit

OVER THE LIMIT: Brady Volker told officers he had drunk vodka and Jagermeister shots mixed with Red Bull.

20-year-old loses licence for three months

Nurse in $17K Centrelink fraud while earning $107K

GUILTY PLEAS: Nurse Suzanne Filmer, 54, outside court yesterday.

Five years later she's only repaid $321

Nuisance splashes officers with drink

Daniel Pashley leaving Bundaberg Magistrates Court.

Pashley, 29, a fishing trawler unloader, pleaded guilty in court

Man using morphine to control ice cravings jailed for stealing

Ice was cited in court as the main reason behind his crimes. However, he had been using morphine to block out his craving for ice.

Bacon, 42, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court

Call for blood and plasma donations in Bundaberg

THERE are more than 70 appointments available over the next two weeks for whole blood donations, and more than 60 for plasma donations.

Swapping the keyboard for a drip torch

CONTROLLED BURN: The team at Calavos Rural Fire Service conducted a controlled burn at Innes Park, Bundaberg.

Vital training exercise for new and seasoned volunteers

Three weed killers in arsenal for Baldwin Swamp

SWAMPED: Bundaberg Regional Council says the weed situation at Baldwin Swamp is under control.

Botanic Garden incident unlikely at Baldwin Swamp

Vessel spends night offshore after whales get in the way

JUST PASSING BY: A pod of whales put on a show for a VMR crew during a fuel transfer yesterday.

Pods out and about during VMR rescue

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Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Tables turn as rescue crew takes on gruelling mountain

EPIC CHALLENGE: Hundreds of runners will tackle the 4.2km run from the heart of Pomona to the top of Mt Cooroora and back on Sunday.

They are usually the people coming to the rescue of adventurers

Artists to hit the stage for Childers Festival

LIVE LINE-UP: Mzaza will hit the stage at the Childers Festival next weekend, along with many other cultural performers.

Array of cultural performances on show next weekend

VIDEO: Girls can feel safe at Splendour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay.

High visibility police will be among the crowd at all times

Push to promote Bundy's good side to backpackers

Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers chairman Allan Mahoney appeared on Australian Story discussing backpacker welfare.

Let's get positive backpacker stories out there: growers

Winterfeast growth shows: foodies love Bundy

TASTY: Melissa and Luke Baker toast lunch at the conclusion of the 2017 Winterfeast Artisan Food Tour.

Bundy Flavours farmers' market drew 18,000, 3000 up on 2016

First delivery for Knauf 'a sign of prosperity to come'

ON THE MOVE: A truck delivers gypsum from the port to Knauf's factory on Wednesday.

Port delivers confidence boost for region

Is your horse being fed the right stuff?

NOT HORSING AROUND: The keynote speaker at a recent horse nutrition seminar in Gympie was Dr Nerida Richards (left) while Ag-Solutions CEO Julie Williams (right) hosted the free seminar.

"Most horses in this area...are not being fed the correct diet”

Nielson Park Beach BBQ

FAMILY FUN: Ruby McLennan, Kellie Orreal, Noah McLennan, Megan and Archie Murphy at the Cane2Coral Beach BBQ at Nielson Park Bargara.

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MENS HEALTH: Special guest at the Old Tools Lunch Wendell Sailor.

Special guest at the Old Tools Lunch Wendell Sailor.

Hurst St crash

Car crash on the corner of Hurst and Pitt Sts.

A crash at the intersection of Pitt and Hurst Sts.

Minister stood down

Stood down pending CCC probe.

Mark Bailey under scrutiny by CCC.

Woman freed from rolled ute

Woman freed from her car.

A woman in her 50s is freed from her ute.

Crews at scene of Ring Rd crash

The scene of the crash.

Crews work to free a woman from a crash on the Ring Rd.

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

KARL Stefanovic faced a huge backlash when he began a new relationship five months after his marriage ended. Now he’s explained what happened.

Parents are freaking out over Teen Vogue’s anal sex guide

"This is anal 101, for teens, beginners, and all inquisitive folk"

Road test: Maserati's GranTurismo and GranCabrio senior citizens

The 2017 Maserati GranCabrio.

We drive the facelifted Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio.

Are you guilty of these 10 bad driving habits?

Do you suffer from these bad driving habits?

Coast's own Aquaman takes on the world

Coast freediver Adam Sellars is taking on the World Championships in Honduras next month.

Coast man to compete in freediving world championships

I haven’t been to the toilet in two years

Imagine not going to the loo for a number two for two years

OPINION: Splendour reached peak glitter

WITH people in every size, colour, gender and dietary restriction shimmering under the Byron sun, 2017 is, officially, the year of Splendour in the Glitter.

What's on the small screen this week

Matty J and Osher Gunsberg in a scene from The Bachelor.

WINNERS will be crowned on MasterChef and Australian Ninja Warrior.

Beauty blogger’s horribly racist product review

Popular beauty blogger run off the internet for racist comment

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Townhouses planned for Nicklin Way site

CBRE's Brendan Robins and Rem Rafter on site at Wurtulla.

Prime 1.5ha Sunshine Coast property set for town homes development

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Drunk face tattoo holding Mark back

Mark Cropp says his face tattoo is holding him back from getting a job. Picture: NZ Herald

Mark Cropp wants to get off dole, get a job and put food on table

Thousands of positions available on Adani jobs portal

Adani Australia regional content manager Ben Hughes speaks at the Regional Growth Seminar in Mackay on Thursday.

Thousands of jobs available on Adani portal

Crime is on the up in Bundy 'because of jobless'

CRIME ON THE RISE: Shadow Attorney General Ian Walker visited Bundaberg to attend community meetings with Burnett MP Stephen Bennett.

LNP blames government 'inaction'

450 JOBS: Workers needed for major LNG plant shut down

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Extra 450 workers needed later this year at QCLNG.

How it took 2000 applications to get a job on Sunshine Coast

TOUGH GIG: It took Matt Collins 2000 job applications before he found a job.

Valuable tips for those feeling lost in the job search.

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Comparision test: Hyundai i30, VW Golf and Holden Astra

We undertake a three-way vehicle comparison between 2017 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI, Holden Astra R plus and Hyundai i30 Active.

Comparison test between Hyundai i30, VW Golf and Holden Astra.

Can diesel's reputation recover from VW saga?

Continental's clean diesel Golf.

The Dieselgate stink has left oil-burners on the nose.

Holden jumps aboard the SUV bandwagon

The Holden Acadia Equinox testing at Holden Proving Ground.

Holden's North American-built newcomers, the Equinox and Acadia.

BMW unleashes new bike on Proserpine track

The new BMW G310R in action at the Gunyarra race track near Proserpine on Tuesday.

BMW shows off its new 310cc learner-approved motorcycle.

Fatal crane crash investigation hit standstill, court told

Christine (Sam) Leonardi and Samuel John Leonardi.

Cut red tape for public safety, Coroner says.

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