Fraser Coast secures high tourism exposure at trade show

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The region’s iconic nature-based attractions were on display

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Village shines for its silver anniversary

A small Tweed village will come alive with music and community events when the Tyalgum Music Festival celebrates is quarter century in September.

All eyes on the baby boomers this week

Baby boomers are at risk of macular degeneration

Sir Richard Branson’s plan to save the koala

TO THE RESCUE:(From left): Prof Peter Timms, Brett Godfrey, Sir Richard Branson and Dr Jon Hanger.

Sir Richard Branson's island will become a koala safe haven.

Rhonda Burchmore lights up the stage on Broadway

Immersed in a sea of light, beaming down from dazzling neon signs

Is there a drug-free treatment for Alzheimer’s?

A USC study is aiming to find a drug-free treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Study aims to find drug-free treatment for dementia.

66-year-old becomes oldest man to complete Ultraman

SIXTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD grandfather of three Daryl Allen is now officially the oldest person in the world to complete the 515 kms gruelling endurance test.

Santa's classy helpers lunch at The Boathouse, Noosaville

"Hope we can collect lots of these products for our families"

Blood Brothers: Family friendly comedy with some drama

Blood Brothers by Willy Russell has come to the Sunshine Coast

Time to Grow’ the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society presents the 111th Show

Combined Garden Clubs' Picnic Day, Wednesday May 25

Guided tours and entertainment by boom Baby.

Nursing home residents prepare to cruise the Pacific

RESIDENTS of a Brisbane aged care service will embark on a cruising holiday through the Pacific Ocean next month.

Southside couple celebration of 60 good years

Copy of Sadie and Tom Brooks' original wedding photo from 1956.

Sadie and Tom Brooks have always enjoyed the simple life

Plant Sale by The Logan River Branch of Native Plants Qld

On Sunday June 5, starting time is 10am to 3pm. Entry is free.

Cent Auction at QCWA Oxley Hall in Cawonga Park

Commencing at 10.30am on Wednesday, May 18.

Thanksgiving Service in Brisbane for National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week is May 22-28.

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Commonwealth Home Support programme Forum and Market Place in Toowooomba

This is a free event and all service providers and people from the communities are most welcome to attend.

Zonta Club of Toowoomba recognises women’s rights

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN: Helen Horan, Kathryn Galea, Commander Catherine Hayes, Helen Miller, Kay Pimm at event celebrating the first female Commander HMAS Toowoomba.

Chartered as a club of Zonta International in 1978

Darling Downs’ war history commemorated as memorials

Crows Nest War Memorial

Every country town in Australia has one, our major cities a few.

History behind the Victor Denton Memorial at Nobby

REMEMBRANCE: The Nobby war memorial.

The first known World War I monument erected in Queensland

"Digger", Crows Nest War Memorial in Toowoomba

Crows Nest War Memorial

Crows Nest War Memorial pays tribute to veterans of both World Wars

“Tribute to the ANZACs” at the Toowoomba Public Library

“Tribute to the Anzacs” at the Toowoomba Public Library

Lockyer Valley's ANZAC Day ceremony locations and times

Lockyer Valley Regional Council will hold ANZAC Day ceremonies

Celebrating 20 years of Robina shopping centre

Robina Town Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary with two months of activity including an Australian-first art installation.

U3A learners set to celebrate landmarks this May

HELP RAISE FUNDS: U3A North Gold Coast members are meeting up at their Biggest Morning Tea event on May 24.

U3A North Gold Coast has a couple of landmark celebrations in May.

Inaugural Open Day in the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

BGANZ - Botanic Gardens Australia New Zealand.

Cooly festival set to rock a revved up crowd

Gold Coast Rockers Sharon Warden and Ray Sparkes at Cooly Rocks On

Fans of rock ’n’ roll, rockabilly, classic cars and '50s fashion

Queensland Cabinet meets on Gold Coast this month

ON THE COAST: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk brings her government's Cabinet to Southport on May 15-16.

Community Cabinet meeting will be held at the Gold Coast in May

Coalition promises to invest in jobs for Maryborough

SPEAKING in Maryborough, Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said a re-elected Coalition Government would make the Portside precinct project a reality.

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival a sweet treat for the family

Photos from the 20th anniversary of the annual festival

Queensland boaties to look out, there are whales about!

Boaties need to keep a sharp eye out for humpback whales

Get involved and make your voice heard this election

Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Federal election will be held on July 2, COTA getting its priorities

Free legal help for war veterans or their widows

Legal Aid Queensland is reminding vets they can get free legal help

Burnett Heads Pilot Station storage sheds need new home

Community campaign to save a piece of Burnett Heads history

Open door policy at the Gympie Mens Shed

Gympie Mens Shed member Tim Royle uses the jigsaw to create plywood trees for the Gympie Regional Council to display.Photo Boni Holmes / Maryborough Herald

THEY want to chat, they want to listen, they want to build

RECIPE: Decadent dark chocolate and beetroot brownies

PLACE beetroot, butter, brown sugar and dark chocolate in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir for 5 minutes or until melted.

The right advice to help grow your retirement nest egg

One-tenth of their salary added to their super each year

U3A Tweed Coast seniors get active on World Tai Chi Day

U3A Tweed Coast members show off their skills on World Tai Chi Day

Another excuse for U3A Tweed Coast members to be out and active

Northern Rivers Elders write book of region’s stories

BOOK PROJECT: Aunty Marge Close tells her story.

Northern Rivers most respected Elders recording their stories

Support behind bill to make RNs mandatory in NSW aged care

Bill on making registered nurses (RNs) mandatory in aged care

Reading scheme’s gone to the dogs in New South Wales

Tim and Sam Toshack, with ‘story dog’ Mack.

Story Dogs volunteers are not without ambition

Fruits and veggies that are in season for May and June

It is always good to use produce that is in season

Care for carers - 6 tips for staying healthy

WHEN people think of carers, they usually envisage partners caring for loved ones as they age.

Cinematinee grows local Coffs Harbour screen culture

Audiences that love the finer things: travel, food, love and music

Sky’s the limit for Emerald Beach Fair

BE THERE THIS YEAR: Crowds enjoying the 2015 Emerald Beach Fair.

Skydivers will float down from the clouds to land on the sand

Supercentenarians’ secrets of longevity

It seems that the world’s ageing population are living longer

Join up for tech classes at Grafton Library

SAVVY SENIORS: Clarence Regional Library team leader for collections and reference Marty Williams will conduct free Tech Savvy Seniors sessions at Grafton library.

Technology can be a bane or a blessing for people over 50

80-year-old "retired" Grafton pharmacist's full career

Denis Green has had a full career of serving regional communities

WATCH: Divers discover Spirit of 1770 underwater wreck

"THEY said it was unbelievable, all of a sudden this big thing appeared in front of them"

Leaders debate: More reality on House Rules, Masterchef

Leadership debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten too dull

Granddad's heartbreak: Abused by the girl I raised

Heartbreaking tale of the little girl who grew up to be the abuser

Sir Richard Branson’s plan to save the koala

TO THE RESCUE:(From left): Prof Peter Timms, Brett Godfrey, Sir Richard Branson and Dr Jon Hanger.

Sir Richard Branson's island will become a koala safe haven.

Special appeal to reunite young girl and her hero

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

Can you help track down 11-year-old Melinda Ellis from Oakey?

LETTER: Bat problem impossible fix until we get rid of tape

THE Ipswich bat crisis signals the pressing need to cut red tape across Australia.

LETTER: Change the mantra

Treasurer Wayne Swan.

The mantra that deficits are bad needs to be challenged and changed.

LETTER: Relay participants help raise $71,000

Relay for Life, Kawana Waters State College. May 21, 2016. Tahnee Robertson and Courtney Mitchell.

The event was a tremendous success.

OUR SAY: Branson protects koalas

Sir Richard Branson hopes to open his island hideaway as a boutique hotel.

Sir Richard hasn’t gone off half-cocked on a crusade

Book Review: A window into brutal world of double standards

Ensaf Haidar has written a moving account of her husband’s imprisonment in Saudi Arabia. You can follow the author on Twitter @miss9afi.

IT BEGINS as a love story, but there is no happy ending yet for Raif

OPINION: The past pops up at the strangest times

Columnist Greg Bray

We've all experienced things that we're deeply ashamed about.