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’Community obligation’

Vaccination is an obligation and a responsibility to the common good, according to Mary St business operator and outgoing Gympie Chamber of Commerce president,...

Beef boom set to continue

Gympie region’s cattle price and farm property boom is set to continue in the New Year, driven by continuing demand and a contraction in...

Mandate goes too far

Gympie Chamber of Commerce board member and business advocate Sharlene Makin says the government has gone to far with its restrictions on the unvaccinated. Like...

Funding seeks to reduce suicide rates

A new round of grants for suicide prevention projects, to help reduce the region’s suicide rate towards zero, has just been announced. Federal MP, Llew...

Feds to form DFV Commission

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien has welcomed the establishment of a commission into domestic, family and sexual violence. The government has pledged $22.4...

Truck safety ideas will be rewarded

Local community and industry groups are encouraged to apply for a share of $5.6 million for initiatives that will deliver safety improvements across Australia’s...

Arthur sisters shine

Volleyball superstar sisters Sienna and Keira Arthur are again showing the talent the region produces with selection in the Queensland Volleyball squad. Both sisters compete...

Living beside the nightmare house

Being a popular tourist destination, the Cooloola Coast, similar to Noosa and Byron Bay have to balance the needs of tourists and those of...

HQ managing timber in region

Those who have seen the Toolara Forestry operating over many years along the Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Roads, know that sections of...

Straight talk needed

It is a sad reflection on the unevolved nature of Australian political debate that people concerned about state government vaccination mandates are being confused...

The challenge ahead

The Cooloola Coast’s biggest cash magnet - its tourism and hospitality sector - faces a challenging Christmas season, with sudden changes in Covid rules...

Death by millimetres

“I really don’t want to have to deal with it,“ said owner of Gympie Cinemas, Paul McKeown. He’s angry that the unvaccinated mandate rules coming...

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Heart of Gold returns

Gympie’s favourite short film festival is brushing off the pandemic and welcoming summer with a night of short films, music, food, drinks and dancing...