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Mayors will return unopposed

1,422 Queenslanders across the state have nominated for the 2024 local government elections to run for mayor or councillor positions in their local communities. The...

Uncontested mayor share highlights and goals

Banana Shire Council Mayor Nev Ferrier will be standing for the March Local Government Election uncontested this year and shares with us what is...

Showers and sun-kissed fun at festival

From the headline acts to the up-and-coming artists, the Agnes Water Blues, Roots and Rock Festival was a sensory feast for music lovers. ...

Big leadership means keeping eyes on grassroots work

Natalia Muszkat was first elected to council office in 2018 and has stepped up to run again in March's local government elections. Natalia migrated to...

Q and A with Studio GIW, Gladstone

This week's Biz In Focus is interior design studio and homeware retailer, Studio GIW in Gladstone. Studio GIW was featured in the January edition...

KMAX Leader bulk carrier banned from Australian ports

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued a ‘refusal of access Direction’ to the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier, KMAX Leader, effective 15 February 2024, banning...

Callide MP lifts lid on permit delays

Callide MP Bryson Head has revealed a Biloela crane hire company, currently working on the repairs to generators at the crippled Callide power station,...

Community Billboard

FEBRUARY Seniors Happy Hour at Gladstone Aquatic Centre Seniors (60+) get entry to the pool for free for an hour between 7.45am and 8.45am every weekday...

Requests for Gladstone social services exceed Covid levels as community says… we’re doing it...

The Senate Select Committee on the Cost of Living heard from Gladstone representatives at a public hearing this week which revealed the extent to...

Bringing 20 years of government to the table

Cr Glenn Churchill will bring over 20 years of experience in local government if re-elected in the up-and-coming March 16 elections. Glenn has a simple...

Massive catches this week

Inshore Although we have not had much of a chance to head out with the unfavourable conditions lately the inshore reefs have still been fishing...

Rio signs up for wind in the transition challenge

Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s largest renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) to date to supply its Gladstone operations, agreeing to buy the majority of...

Hometown pride captured in photo

Banana Shire Council has announced the winners of its annual Australia Day photography competition, with this years theme being "hometown pride." This year's competition showcased...