March 2020

Published a story 30th Mar 2020 7:23 AM

Please be sympathetic and understanding of the medical plight of strangers and don’t judge them.

Don’t mask your sympathy for others

Please be sympathetic and understanding of the medical plight of strangers and don’t judge them.

Published a story 27th Mar 2020 6:27 AM

Mr and Mrs Paul and Suzanne Taylor exchanged wedding vows last Saturday at Fraser Coast RV Park and celebrated the reception with a difference.

Close shave for bride and groom

Mr and Mrs Paul and Suzanne Taylor exchanged wedding vows last Saturday at Fraser Coast RV Park and celebrated the reception with a difference.

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 3:32 PM

A subsequent search of the stolen Mercedes Benz allegedly resulted in the discovery of a loaded sawn-off rifle in the front passenger seat footwell

Man allegedly steals Mercedes with firearm

A subsequent search of the stolen Mercedes Benz allegedly resulted in the discovery of a loaded sawn-off rifle in the front passenger seat footwell

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 9:46 AM

Mr Dindas was determined to ensure the apartments kept going despite the occupancy downturn.

Occupancy rate drop for Fraser Coast apartments

Mr Dindas was determined to ensure the apartments kept going despite the occupancy downturn.

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 9:23 AM

Fraser Coast Tourism and Events general manager Martin Simons warned about the economic fallout from COVID-19.

Coast tourism not immune to COVID-19

Fraser Coast Tourism and Events general manager Martin Simons warned about the economic fallout from COVID-19.

Published a story 23rd Mar 2020 12:04 PM

'I’m not really a person for Centrelink but it's what you have to do to pay rent and buy food'

Staggering Centrelink line as jobs lost, site crashes

'I’m not really a person for Centrelink but it's what you have to do to pay rent and buy food'

Published a story 22nd Mar 2020 4:23 PM

Staff and students prepared for a ‘pause week’ to engage transition technology-enabled learning

USC pause for COVID-19 technology transition

Staff and students prepared for a ‘pause week’ to engage transition technology-enabled learning

Published a story 22nd Mar 2020 4:14 PM

The chequered flag has been temporarily waved for Hervey Bay Go-Kart Track as the latest business to close its doors due to coronavirus health concerns.

Brakes put on Bay go-kart track

The chequered flag has been temporarily waved for Hervey Bay Go-Kart Track as the latest business to close its doors due to coronavirus health concerns.

Published a story 22nd Mar 2020 3:54 PM

Hervey Bay residents stepping up to help those in need in the community

Acts of kindness cut through Bay supermarket chaos

Hervey Bay residents stepping up to help those in need in the community

Published a story 22nd Mar 2020 3:37 PM

Hervey Bay substation unauthorised entry suspected of outage.

Bay plunged in darkness

Hervey Bay substation unauthorised entry suspected of outage.

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Glen Porteous is a reporter for The Observer. Gladstone born and bred, he understands the issues that matter most with the region. He has a passion to give the people of Gladstone a voice. His work, sport and study history around the region has given him a good insight in to the issues that affect people.