Wide Bay News

Mon 13 May 2019

Vision now reality as Chinchilla gets new Botanic Parkland

Vision now reality as Chinchilla gets new Botanic Parkland

CHINCHILLA'S highly anticipated sprawling new Botanic Parkland will officially open with a Community Fun Day on Saturday, June 1.

Sun 12 May 2019

Group guide: Wide Bay

Group guide: Wide Bay

GUEST speaker Elli Webb from Gympie Regional Council received a thank you gift from Gympie National Seniors' Vi Brennan at their April meeting.

Fri 10 May 2019

What's on: Wide Bay

What's on: Wide Bay

GET YOUR PUMPKINS READY: Come along on the last weekend of May and celebrate this unique event. The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival will be held from May 24-26.

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Friendlies fundraise to make life cooler for chemo patients

Friendlies fundraise to make life cooler for chemo patients

BUNDABERG women have joined forces to begin fundraising for a second scalp-cooling machine that will make a huge difference for people undergoing chemotherapy.

Tue 23 Apr 2019

Bundaberg Seniors to benefit from new legal services

Bundaberg Seniors to benefit from new legal services

SENIORS in the Bundaberg region will soon be able to access legal and support services as part of the Queensland Government's plan to tackle elder abuse.

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Controversial artwork captures importance of home help

Controversial artwork captures importance of home help

The Domestic Front: Lest We Forget aims to remind us all of the tremendous wartime fortitude, commitment and support provided by Australian women...

Portrait of decorated pilot marks proud moment

Portrait of decorated pilot marks proud moment

A PORTRAIT of Maryborough's most decorated serviceman during World War II is the subject of the Maryborough Mural Project Charity's latest mural.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Love is still in the air, after 70 great years of marriage

Love is still in the air, after 70 great years of marriage

CHALKING up 70 years together is a real cause for celebration, and this couple has some very simple secrets to a long and loving marriage.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

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Group guide: Wide Bay

SOME of the Gympie National Seniors ladies dressed in the colour of love for Valentine's Day.

Fri 15 Mar 2019

What's on: Wide Bay

What's on: Wide Bay

Listen to free live music, enjoy some drinks and amazing art while you peruse the latest exhibitions at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery exhibition on March 22.

Fri 8 Feb 2019

What's on: Wide Bay

What's on: Wide Bay

COME along to Wharf St, Maryborough for a combination of storytelling with yarns about the Bond Store and its role in the thirsty days of the early settlement.

Group guide: Wide Bay

Group guide: Wide Bay

GYMPIE VIEW club elected their 2019 committee. VIEW raises over $1 million annually for the Smith Family and sponsor more than 1300 Learning for Life students.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

'I may act 20 but I'm still 95'

'I may act 20 but I'm still 95'

A BUNDABERG socialite has just celebrated her 95th birthday and today she shared her secret to living a long, healthy life.

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Day to remember: Dying man marries soulmate on birthday

Day to remember: Dying man marries soulmate on birthday

BRAD Parker as he married the love of his life and best friend Patricia Reid - not wanting to waste a moment as he succumbs to prostate cancer.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

'I'm very lucky': Grandma trapped after hit and run

'I'm very lucky': Grandma trapped after hit and run

ROSIE Schwabegger sits hunched over on a grey sofa, her legs dotted in dark bruises and scratches. A small cut on her bottom lip stretches open when she talks.

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Dancing Queen: Woman who stunned royalty turns 100

Dancing Queen: Woman who stunned royalty turns 100

SHE once danced for the Queen as a 15-year-old, but that’s just one cherished memory for newly minted centurion Eileen Bourke.

Tue 4 Dec 2018

'Pretty p---ed off': Fire evacuees fuming on return to homes

'Pretty p---ed off': Fire evacuees fuming on return to homes

THE first lot of cars are moving slowly on a pilgrimage back to Deepwater after the devastating fires. And there's a lot of anger coming home with them.

Mon 5 Nov 2018

Fitness fanatic gets wet and wild for veterans

Fitness fanatic gets wet and wild for veterans

GYMPIE fitness fanatic Jim Gordon will take to the local ARC's biggest waterslide to help veterans and their families in need.

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Ambulance officers get royal present for act of kindness

Ambulance officers get royal present for act of kindness

WHEN ambulance officers Graeme Cooper and Danielle Kellam committed an act of kindness, they never imagined it would land them an audience with royalty.

Tue 2 Oct 2018

WATCH: 90-year-old granny ticks skydiving off bucket list

WATCH: 90-year-old granny ticks skydiving off bucket list

AT 90 YEARS OF AGE, Kathleen Glock is still searching for new experiences - like freefalling from 14,000 ft at 200km/h

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