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WE need bees – there’s no getting around it. One in every three bites we eat are from foods that need to be pollinated. But bee populations around the world are rapidly declining. Destruction of their natural habitat, bee diseases and pests, and pesticide use......

ROSEBERRY Queensland has seen a two hundred per cent increase in youth homelessness since December last year. General Manager Michelle Coats said the staggering increase was driven by a lack of affordable housing locally. “We are seeing 30 tenancy applications being made per house,” she said.......

In 1941-42, when the War of the Pacific was becoming prominent, the Commonwealth Government constructed three large storage tanks on Coney Island, West Gladstone. The tanks had an outer shell of concrete and they provided storage for millions of gallons of fuel. A pipeline from......

A DESIRE to give back to the community pushed Ann Mara to get involved with Capricorn First Aid Providers Inc. “I have been a volunteer most of my adult life in the first aid space,” she said. “When I moved to the Gladstone Region I......

THE Gladstone Region rental market is unforgiving right now. Our residential vacancy rate is sitting at 1.2%, the second-lowest it has been since September 2012. Property Managers are receiving an increasingly high number of applications for rental properties as soon as they hit the market.......

MORE than 115 local seniors came together at a special lunch last month to celebrate Gladstone National Senior’s 25th birthday. President Terry Freyling said the club’s longevity and success could be attributed to a large group of active and involved members. “We are a busy......

Named Wet Lips because you lick your lips after each sip, this drink is Auckland House’s sweet twist on the classic Margarita. It has murky origins, but it’s believed the original Margarita was created when US socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favourite spirits, Cointreau......

More than 200 runners and walkers raised over $25,000 for local veterans as part of the inaugural Walking 4 Warriors Endurance Challenge last month. Organiser Craig Watson said he was overwhelmed with the community’s response to the event, which grew out of a desire to......

The Gladstone Neighbourhood Centre will continue delivering vital services to the local community thanks to ongoing funding from the State Government. Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said the government is providing more than $124,000 annually over the next two years to Gladstone Regional Council, to......

Our region’s little athletics have been busy running, jumping, and shot putting their way to victory with excellent results at recent state and national competitions. Gladstone Athletics Club members took part in the 2021 Queensland Athletics Championships and the McDonald Championships in March, and the......

You might wonder why you should care about your thyroid? Well, even though it’s only a small gland, your thyroid is essentially the engine that keeps your body running. It produces the T3 and T4 hormones that regulate everything from your breathing and heart rate,......

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