Program offers a TOP option for apprenticeships

Program provides young job seekers with an introduction to a trade and an extended work placement.

Bald Hills couple receives award for volunteering

Bald Hills residents Ben and Vi Martinez are receiving Lilley Australia Day Awards for volunteering at St Martins Residential Care in Taigum.

Couple recognised in Lilley Australia Day Awards

From Brisbane's Heat to India for Gaters leg-spinner

Mitchell Swepson, pictured bowling for the Queensland Bulls, has been selected for the Australian squad to play a four-test match tour of India. Photo: contributed

Gaters' Mitchell Swepson selected for match tour of India

Tabby seeks a comfy new home

Frankie enjoys being around people and is looking for a family who will give him lots of cuddles. Photo: contributed

Can you give Frankie a new home?

Bookfest returns to Brisbane

Millions of books will be for sale at Lifeline Brisbane Bookfest.

Largest second hand book sale returns to Brisbane

Deagon artist explores gender inequality

Deborah Eddy of Deagon explores concepts of gender inequality in an exhibition at Pine Rivers Art Gallery this month. Photo: contributed

Deagon artist showcases work in gallery window

Vlad Tepes: national hero or homicidal maniac?

Vlad Tepes (aka Vlad the Impaler) is the subject of a floor talk at the Abbey Museum on February 25. Photo: contributed

Talk shares legends of Vlad the Impaler

Fun and games in Fitzgibbon park

There will be free games and activities during a Community Park Day in Hidden World Playground on January 18.

School holiday fun in Fitzgibbon

Women get ready for Hafla in Sandgate

Women can get a break this school holidays during a Hafla in Sandgate with Melina Wales.

Womenspace hosts celebration for the new year

Dawn on list for Lilley Australia Day Award

Santa was not the only person to put Dawn McPhillip on a good list this holidays. Wayne Swan added the Brighton resident to the list of dedicated members of the community who will receive a Lilley Australia Day Award.

Brighton crossing supervisor spends more than 31 years with school

Coking coal miners tipped to earn 63% more in 2017

Coal exports from Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point are predicted to remain steady through 2017.

Coking coal imports to China could drop 11%.

Company using sun to cook eggs, create power

HOT PLATE: Sunny Queen Farms CFO Glenn Trimble and RPS Planning Principal Simon Pollock are using the sun as power.

Company converting sun to energy in state first solar car park

CASHED UP: The best paying jobs to chase in 2017

The IT sector is showing some big increases in wages.

They're the jobs you need to make a motza

JOBS JACKPOT: Why Premier is telling Adani to pick Rocky

BIG DECISION: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Adani's Jeyakumar Janakaraj.

The Queensland Government wants the "best of both worlds”

Ups and downs in NBN quest to leave no home behind

Toowoomba's David Shinners and his son Hugh and wife Julie find online life easier with the NBN.

Faster broadband means fewer people will leave the regions for work.

Waiting for NBN: what you need to do next

NBN's "check your address” feature shows the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin office should be able to connect to the National Broadband Network from January 2017.

Find out where your region is at with the NBN rollout.

Warwick in a stink over murky yellow water

WATER ISSUE: Bec De Leiuen posted this photo of online on Saturday night. Many Warwick residents have complained to council about the colour of the region's water.

People complained about colour, smell and taste of the murky water

What to do when a koala is stuck up a tree

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Bernard Jean's photo of Coorah the koala being rescued out of a high tree.

Happy ending for little koala who climbed a tree near a busy road

Aussies caught up in music festival shooting

Paramedics attend an injured man at the Blue Parrot nightclub. Picture: Victor Vargas/AFPSource:AFP

“OMG the whole club just got shot up!!!”

Turnbull and Macfarlane bury hatchet with warm embrace

NO BAD BLOOD: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and ex-Groom MP Ian Macfarlane share an embrace in Toowoomba.

Ex-Groom MP Ian Macfarlane said there was no animosity between them

Men on bestiality charges to face Lismore court today

Reece Parke will face court in Lismore today.

The two men, aged 20 and 22, will face court today

Hendra Virus case reaches conclusion after three years

Horse Shoe Clinic. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

Vet pleads guilty to breaching care

3 metre snake found fully submerged in backyard bathtub

Christian Andersen from South Burnett Snake Catchers 24/7 found this massive snake hiding in a bath in Kingaroy.

The snake was more than three metres long and weighed 7kg

CIA warns Trump over his tweets

FROM TWEETS TO STREETS: Demonstrators march on Sunday in downtown Washington in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump's "tweeting” was not in the best interests of the US

Dog with tape on muzzle may be able to eat, drink: RSPCA

Spokesperson says the situation is "really weird"

Search on after couple kidnapped, locked in container

Police generic, crime scene.  Photo Tessa Mapstone / South Burnett Times

Police call interpreter for probe into kidnapping claim

"I thought it was a dolphin, but no it was circling me"

Travel blogger Isabelle Fabre shared footage of the close encounter with her 9000 Facebook followers.

"I thought it was a dolphin trick, but no, it was circling me.

Pope takes a swipe at 'Christian parrots'

Pope Francis lifts the holy Communion as he celebrates a Mass at the St. Mary of Setteville di Guidonia parish church, in the outskirts of Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

“Christian faith is expressed with three things,'' says Pope

Music festival madness: 5 dead, 15 injured

Disagreement inside club sparked shooting, say police

Body lay undiscovered in New Zealand flat for weeks

Police confirmed his death was a medical event.

Pauline Hanson fires up at journo over travel question

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and MP Steve Dickson announce a game changing move in the next Queensland State election.

“Excuse me,” she said, cutting off the question.

Newlyweds' act of kindness

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with homeless man, Miller Patane, outside on Saturday. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography

"Not very many people are kind to me"

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

'Please don't be mad, I've just had a baby'

Emma and daughter Hannah-Maria

She was 39 weeks pregnant and didn't know

Daring fisher flashes his catch

RED HANDED: Ryan Elliott bet us we wouldn't run this picture. What's our prize Ryan?

Fishing flasher gets his fifteen minute of fame

Hinchliffe's 'wee' bit of advice on heat wave

Mooloolaba Beach is one of the best places on the Sunshine Coast to cool down in the heat.

Queenslanders urged to watch out for dark urine

New doco argues ‘OJ Simpson is innocent, and I can prove it’

O.J. Simpson

NEW documentary series claims to have found “missing evidence".

REVIEW: Undressed is more than titilating entertainment

Nathan and Tahlia meet for the first time on the TV series Undressed.

'DIVERSE' dating show goes more than skin deep.

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Will there be a Game of Thrones spin-off?

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones.

HBO’S original programming president has teased fans.

Ed Sheeran's intimate gigs down under

Singer Ed Sheeran

CHART-topper playing invite-only shows in Australia next month.

Eddie McGuire's scandal-free focus and new-look Hot Seat

Eddie McGuire hosts the new Millionaire Hot Seat Super Game.

HOST wants out of the hot seat himself to focus on game show revamp.