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Sat 10 Apr 2021

‘I’ve never seen anything like it before: This tops it all’

Premium Content ‘I’ve never seen anything like it before: This tops it all’

A Northern Beaches family has stumbled upon an incredible find of an eight-armed starfish. But besides the extra arms, there’s something else peculiar about the...

‘Crucial time’: New festival to reignite music industry

Premium Content ‘Crucial time’: New festival to reignite music industry

‘A Byron music festival back into Byron itself’: New two-day event hopes to inject hope and dollars into live music scene.

Prince Philip’s most outrageous comments

Premium Content Prince Philip’s most outrageous comments

Some caused diplomatic incidents. Others were just plain funny - Prince Philip had no concept of a filter and people either loved or loathed him for it.

Fri 9 Apr 2021

WATCH: Elderly neighbours fight over social distancing

Premium Content WATCH: Elderly neighbours fight over social distancing

Two elderly neighbours came to blows in a luxury Main Beach tower after a row over social distancing laws. SEE THE VIDEO

Ch 7’s awkward gaffe in Zampatti tribute

Ch 7’s awkward gaffe in Zampatti tribute

A breakfast television program has made an awkward typo while revealing the details of style icon Carla Zampatti’s funeral.

Woman cuts nails for first time since ’90s

Woman cuts nails for first time since ’90s

A woman with the longest nails in the world, measuring 395cm on one hand alone, has cut them off after nearly 30 years.

Luckiest lotto places in Australia revealed

Luckiest lotto places in Australia revealed

Australia’s top-10 lottery hot spots have been revealed, and it’s people in a small coastal town in Western Australia who are cashing in.

WATCH: New sinkhole opens up at Inskip Point

Premium Content WATCH: New sinkhole opens up at Inskip Point

A Gympie man camping at Inskip has captured the moment the ground disappeared as a new sinkhole opened up at a busy part of the point

Thu 8 Apr 2021

O’Brien defends controversial practice amid funding scrutiny

Premium Content O’Brien defends controversial practice amid funding scrutiny

Wide Bay MP fires back at criticism of ministerial intervention for grant funding amid revelations one third of approvals made despite not being recommended.

Wed 7 Apr 2021

From death's door to entrepreneur, Tristan's turning heads

Premium Content From death's door to entrepreneur, Tristan's turning heads

Rainbow Beach teenager’s recovery from serious injuries suffered when he was hit by a car in 2017 continues to exceed expectations

Mayor: Pat Nolan’s legacy is more than his business

Premium Content Mayor: Pat Nolan’s legacy is more than his business

OPINION: Creating one of Australia’s most successful meat export business is only part of Pat Nolan’s story according to Gympie Mayor Glen Hartwig

Tue 6 Apr 2021

Woman caught reading book while driving

Woman caught reading book while driving

Shocking footage shows a woman reading a book while driving at high-speed on a major road with children in the car on Good Friday morning.

‘Promising’ former Gympie boxer sells meth to cop

Premium Content ‘Promising’ former Gympie boxer sells meth to cop

Mark Hanson turned to drugs after his career abruptly ended when he was stabbed in the kidney

Judge: Amamoor dad ‘example of how meth destroys lives’

Premium Content Judge: Amamoor dad ‘example of how meth destroys lives’

The 35-year-old’s criminal record was spotless until he turned to drugs as way of coping after his father’s suicide in 2015.

Mon 5 Apr 2021

Rogue AFL intruder breaks the internet

Rogue AFL intruder breaks the internet

Forget Isaac Smith or the longstanding rivalry between Hawthorn and Geelong, because a rogue pigeon stole the limelight at the MCG.

Man's baffling quarantine hobby

Man's baffling quarantine hobby

A returning Aussie stuck in hotel quarantine made his room into a Wild West film set, complete with a horse, six-shooters and a cowboy nemesis.

Sat 3 Apr 2021

Bizarre detail in rental house ad

Bizarre detail in rental house ad

A woman searching for a new rental online spotted a very creepy detail in the ad for an available property.

Ridiculous verdict divides racing world

Ridiculous verdict divides racing world

A winner has been declared after an extraordinary investigation into a photo finish that is still dividing the racing world.

Baby born with three penises

Baby born with three penises

Doctors have been left baffled by what appears to be the first baby born with three penises.

Fri 2 Apr 2021

400 plants worth $360k in hydroponic Mary Valley drug set-up

Premium Content 400 plants worth $360k in hydroponic Mary Valley drug set-up

Two men who faced Gympie court this week were part of a group running the ‘sophisticated’ marijuana production across two houses, sheds and shipping containers

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