Region's ports prepared for tropical cyclone

STEPS are underway to ensure the region's ports are prepared for the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Crews on their way to help towns affected by cyclone

LOADED AND READY: WITH the feeling of repaying the favour Bundaberg Ergon Energy staff have started to make their way to help communities affected by Cyclone Debbie.

About 550 workers are set to help towns affected by Cyclone Debbie

Bundy the first to taste new GYG fries

GYG FRIES: Bundaberg's Guzman Y Gomez is one of the first stores in Australia to launch the new GYG Fries. GYG employee Chris Robertson was excited to be one the first to try the newest meal.

One year on and perfect fries come to GYG

Bundy cafe owner 'stuck in Mackay' as Debbie bears down

CAMEL-CINO: Alchemy Well-being Cafe owner Bernadette Leonard pours a camel milk coffee.

"It's a bloody big cyclone...we're battening down the hatches”

Cyclone Debbie to send us bucket loads of rain

Bundaberg set to be drenched by cyclone

North Burnett residents urged to 'Be Prepared'

Mayor Rachel Chambers is warning residents to be prepared.

Rain and weather conditions send timely to be prepared

Yasi survivor's stomach churns over evacuation refusals

Cyclone Yasi devastation at Tully.

Former Tully woman warns: 'Don't be complacent, it's not worth it'.

Flood heroes recognised with bravery awards

BRAVERY AWARD: Ian and Marlene Faulkner in the boat used during the 2013 flood.

Ian humbled by award after rescuing 80 people

Truck driver's partner tells of horror highway crash

HORROR CRASH: Three people have been confirmed dead as a result of a crash involving a truck and a car north of Gympie on Sunday. (Photos courtesy of Channel 7)

"I thought 'Oh my God - something bad has happened',”

Smart City barred from accessing key federal funding

Smart City has had a major funding source cut by the Federal Government

BREAKING: College chain at centre of controversies cops massive blow

Discount store building sells for more than $1m

LOTS OF DOLLARS: The Dollars and Sense building at Childers was sold to a private investor who lives in Wide Bay.

Agent had 55 inquiries from Queensland, NSW and Victoria

Rate rise to come: Expect to pay more after this week

ATM generic Commonwealth Bank Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

COMMBANK and ANZ customers should brace for interest rate hikes

Say cheese! New deli opens its doors

DELI DELIGHTS: Peter Eschbach inside the newly opened Cane Fire Cheese House.

WHAT could be better than locally made feta?

$2 million hostel approved for region

NEW INVESTMENT: A 288-bed world-class hostel will be built in Gin Gin in 2017.Photo Contributed

The project will be built in two stages

Aldi is making a big change

Aldi is rolling out a new logo for the first time in a decade

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

Oceanside commercial opportunity in Sunshine Coast hot spot

Adjoining Kings Beach redevelopment sites "one of a kind''

REVEALED: The Sunshine Coast industry most likely to fail

AT RISK: 5.6% of Coast businesses in one industry are facing a high risk of financial failure this year.

Entrepreneur not surprised he's in the riskiest industry going

SDRC awaits details on Grainx investigation

UNDER WRAPS: Southern Downs Regional Council is awaiting details of an investigation into possible dust and noise pollution breaches at Grainx before pursuing legal action against the business.

Group seeks freeze over Grainx zoning

The rate trap Australians with houses are about to fall into

The tide is about to turn on interest rates

LETTER: Ikea, I won't be coming back

ON A very recent trip to the Big Smoke AKA Brisbane I had the misfortune of being seconded to visit the new Ikea store in the North Lakes shopping zone.

Bundaberg Hospital patient praises doctors, nurses

Bundaberg Hospital.

I appreciate the excellent care in picking up my illness so quickly

What it's like to live through a horror cyclone

Another cyclone threatens the coast and the mixed emotions come too

Shark removed from rock wall at Ballina

A dead shark washed up on the rocks at North Wall.

Dusky whaler shark removed for research

OPINION: The new bigotry sweeping the nation

As Australia's most senior public servant, is Martin Parkinson also our leading 'rexist'?

OPINION: THERE is a new form of bigotry sweeping our nation.

UPDATE: Man critical after crash, highway open to traffic

A tow truck and a sedan travelling in opposite directions on the Cunningham Highway have crashed.

Driver sustained life-threatening injuries after crash

Ipswich aged care home not told of killer's past

Riverview Gardens Aged Care.

AGED care home not warned resident stabbed de facto wife to death

Fears Cyclone Debbie could flatten town

Authorities concerned Cyclone Debbie may completely flatten town

Peter Evans savages critics in Facebook post

Evans has taken to social media to hit back at critics

Evans attacks the AMA after clams paleo is putting fans at risk

How $40,000 can save women from murder

Women's Legal Service CEO Angela Lynch says women experiencing domestic violence in regional areas are some of Australia’s most isolated.

Fears legal help for 4000 regional Queensland women will end in June

Woman allegedly attacked by six men with hammers

The Callana Crt, Craigmore, home where the attacked happened.

A woman has allegedly been attacked by six men armed with hammers

Woman attacked by man with axe at Melbourne shopping centre

A woman has been attacked with an axe in Melbourne

Bruce Hwy triple fatal: Police investigations ongoing

The crash scene at Gunalda.

All three passengers of the car died as a result of their injuries.

Axe murder: Son faces court over family's massacre

The van Breda family. Father Martin, wife Teresa and son Rudi have been killed in an apparent axe attack at their South African home. Daughter Marli is now in a critical condition.

THE final chapter in a gruesome murder case begins tomorrow

'Save human life': ADF launches Cyclone Debbie taskforce

An ADF Black Hawk helicopter arriving in Rockhampton to help with flood recovery in 2011

“The ADF response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie is to save human life"

Cyclone Debbie latest: Wind gusts of 230km/h at landfall

Cyclone Debbie track map

Bowen, Proserpine and Airlie Beach residents ordered to evacuate

Doctor error sees start of Tuberculosis outbreak in Aust

An outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis has occurred in Australia

Quasar kicked out of its own galaxy in enormous event

Quasar 3C 186 is shown displaced from its home galaxy. The black circle is where it is supposed to be.

This monster has been booted out of its home

Trump has issued Germany with a fake bill for $490m

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by President Donald Trump, speaks at a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017.

Trump believes he's owed money for NATO's security

Donald Trump: Healthcare failure everyone's fault but mine

US President Donald Trump

“Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House."

New clues as to what really happens when we die

What really happens just before we die?

Teen sues mother for taking away his mobile phone

Generic smartphones

There's just no disciplining kids anymore.

Astronaut 'knows' we've never been visited by aliens

The crew members of Skylab 3: commander and astronaut Alan L. Bean; scientist, pilot and astronaut Owen K. Garriott, and astronaut and pilot Jack R. Lousma. This crew spent 59 days and 11 hours in orbit.

He was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon

Market 'not fair' for Qld dairy farmers, Cochrane says

FRESH MILK: John Cochrane believes Queensland consumers want to buy local product.

Gympie farmer says Parmalat' claims are disappointing.

Cancer survivor pleas Government to let him grow marijuana

Reggie Rickett, 76, is hoping the State Government will approve for him to grow marijuana at his Maryborough home.

The 76-year-old spends most of his days bed-bound, aching in pain.

Treacherous river mouth brings plenty unstuck in Noosa

FLASHBACK: Two boats capsized on Noosa bar. Police and Coastguard were on scene in 2012 to assist.

Northern boaties face plenty of challenges

Broadway musical Kinky Boots coming to Queensland

High-heeled musical hit struts into Brisbane from August 2017.

Justice League drops new trailer

The Justice League, from left, Ezra Miller, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa.

Are fans going to be happy with DC's newest installment?

‘I don’t know if I’ll tour again’

ADELE has dropped a bombshell as she finished her New Zealand tour.

Game of Thrones creators hated the ice-melting stunt too

This stunt got an icy reception from fans.

The ice-melting stunt didn't go over well with fans

Married shock: why the good guys came last

Susan and Sean in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight.

It defies logic that Sean got dumped, but Anthony got the girl.

Pete Evans' 'extreme advice' slammed after TV tell-all

“Celebrity chefs shouldn’t dabble in medicine.”

Housewives’ shocking public fight gets physical

The Real Housewives of Sydney.

Real Housewives’ public fight: ‘She’s a f***ing embarrassment’.