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'I didn't want to be a burden': CQ miner's silent battle

Knoxie Paul shares his black dog battle to start the conversation on mental health. The Blackwater miner and Yeppoon local is the driving force behind the Livin Volleyball Charity Day, held in Rockhampton on Saturday, December 16.

HEARTBREAKING tragedies force young man to open up

Warwick set to explode into 2018

Fireworks at the New Year's Eve Rodeo at the Warwick Showgrounds.

Thousands to pack into the Warwick Showgrounds

11 exciting school holiday activities in Warwick

FUN DAY OUT: (From left) Oliver Fowler, 6, Lily Fowler, 4, Abigail May, 5 and Charlotte May, 9 get their faces painted.

Creative workshops and grand adventures are right on our doorstep

3D printing, comic strip created by talented youth

TALENTED: Morgan Gander with her realistic portrait of pop star Elton John.

Budding Southern Downs artists showcase talent at gallery exhibition

Singers, get ready to light your candles

CHRISTMAS CHEER: Erin, Keely and Tegan Hilton entertain the crowd at Carols in the Park.

Carols in the Park is set to to sprinkle Christmas spirit tonight

6 fun things to do around Warwick these holidays

LINE IN: Tyson Goldspink enjoys fishing at Connolly Dam.

Take the children on an adventure without going too far from home

GALLERY: Christmas in the air at the Uber Markets

BIG DAY OUT: Van Nguyen (left) and Anh Nguyet found some shade from the hot sun at the Uber Markets in Warwick today.

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Over 50s Singles Social Club

Come along & meet other over 50's singles & enjoy a meal. Meetups usually fortnightly with venue, date & times varying.

Over 50s Singles Social Club

Come along & meet other over 50's singles & enjoy a meal. Meetups usually...

Surfing: Where to start when you don't know how

PART 1: Learn the basics of surfing with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell, of XL Surfing Academy in this series aimed at getting you in the water.

VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

Making the most of rock pools on the Sunshine Coast.

All most people want to do during the heatwave is cool off

10 common snakes and how to identify them

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert holding up a coastal carpet python retrieved from a home at Lake McDonald

Snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all

Five of the best to places to bushwalk

Popular pass time offers something for everyone

SURFS UP: The top Australian beaches you don't know about

SOME are well-known and some are completely off-the-beaten path. These Aussie experts know a good stretch of sand when they see one. Here are their hot picks.

Toowoomba company closes after hard 'economic times'

Staff and customers thanked after 67-year-old business closes

Timing everything in development grand scheme

A development application for the Brisbane Road carpark at Mooloolaba has been lodged with Sunshine Coast Council.

Councillor says project has been 30 years in the making

Coast tourism bosses issue urgent SOS after $28m blow

Mooloolaba Beach was voted in the top ten of beaches and is a favourite of tourists. Taisha White, 18, and Lily Russo, 18, like the calm water for a swim , good vibe and it's close to everything.

EXCLUSIVE: Tourism heads issue SOS after drop in visitor spend

Indigenous cruise to fill gap in Gladstone tourism market

Curtis Ferries is collaborating with the Port Curtis Indigenous community to offer cultural heritage tours around the stories of the Great Barrier Reef

Indigenous stories of the Great Barrier Reef to lure tourists

Rainbow Beach leads Airbnb boom

GRAB A SHARE: Rainbow Beach is leading the growth of Airbnb in the region.

Gympie's share rentals soar in past two years.

45 million crabs are off on a march on Australian island

Red Crabs in a water cave on Christmas Island.

FORTY-FIVE million red crabs are on the move for once-a-year migration