Take a step back in time in Maryborough

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Take a step back in time in Maryborough Maryborough Open House and Gardens welcomes you to discover the history of our heritage buildings on September 23 and gorgeous gardens on…

FACE II FACE with The Angels 

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FACE II FACE with The Angels  Australian rock band the Angels are heading to the Beach House Hotel in October for a concert that you will not want to miss….

Lego Expo comes to Maryborough

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Lego Expo comes to Maryborough With Youth Columnist, Jacob Kitson-Holebrook  I spent my childhood – which I think I am still technically in – spending hours playing with Lego. I…

Friends unite for ABBA-solutely Fabulous

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Friends unite for ABBA-solutely Fabulous   Rhonda Burchmore is one of Australia’s most loved and best-known performers. She has forged an illustrious career spanning decade’s, appeared on television as well…

Fishing, Families and Fundraising at Toogoom

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Fishing, Families and Fundraising at Toogoom For those that have never been, Toogoom is a beautiful seaside town of Hervey Bay. It is about halfway between Pialba and Burrum Heads…

Musician Spotlight-Harley Meszaros

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Musician Spotlight Harley Meszaros  At eighteen years of age, musician Harley Meszaros has lots of experience under his belt. He has been performing for three years around our region and…

Take a dip – in the Pier 2 Pub

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Take a dip – in the Pier 2 Pub  What started, as a student project by TAFE students has become one of Australia’s  favourite open water swims that still attracts…

It’s all about Low’n’Slow on the day!!

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Great work by the Fraser Coast’s Low’n’Slow BBQ Shack team taking out 1st place in Chicken category, 4th place in pork ribs category, and 5th place overall in challenging conditions…

Lines in the Sand is back!

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Lines in the Sand is back! William McInnes, one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed all-round actors and author of five best-selling books, will feature along with other notable authors at…

Johnny Cash the Concert comes to the Brolga

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Johnny Cash the Concert comes to the Brolga   Country music singer and songwriter Daniel Thompson is a regular at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and performs several gigs throughout…

Looking Into the Blue

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Looking Into the Blue This exhibition is a continuation of artworks showcasing our great diverse coastline. Following up from my two previous Regional exhibitions; Blue Vista 2012-2013 Gatakers Art space…

Local Band Spotlight – Dogwood Crossing with lead singer Tim Earle

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Local Band Spotlight – Dogwood Crossing With lead singer – Tim Earle   What kind of music do you play?  Rock and Roll with a few dirty ballads. We play…

Maryborough is set for a Rockin’ good time!

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Maryborough is set for a Rockin’ good time! Rockin’ Maryborough Vintage Festival is two nights and one day of events celebrating all things from the 40s, 50s, 60s & 70’s…

Fisherman’s Ball – All for a good Cause

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Fisherman’s Ball – All for a good Cause It’s that time again for the Annual Fisherman’s Ball, now in its 3rd year, this event is about assisting local charities while…

Fraser Coast hosts massive lifestyle event

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Fraser Coast hosts massive lifestyle event   A refinement of the event name has coincided with a massive boost in prizes, incentives and corporate support for the much loved Wide…

Fraser Coast Wings and Wheels – An event to remember!

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Fraser Coast Wings and Wheels An event to remember  THERE is nothing more distinctive than the sound of a vintage warplane powered by a 1425hp radial engine at full song…

The Hervey Bay Ocean Festival has something for everyone!

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   The Hervey Bay Ocean Festival has something for everyone! Pop up Sunset Pier Party: One of the Fraser Coast’s most stylish events returns to the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival this year….

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival celebrates twenty years!

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Hervey Bay Seafood Festival celebrates twenty years! Hervey Bay Seafood Festival celebrates its twenty -year anniversary with Australia’s biggest seafood picnic. The biggest picnic in the park- a  seafood birthday…

Hervey Bay 35th Annual Competitive Art Exhibition 2018

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Hervey Bay 35th Annual Competitive Art Exhibition 2018   The Hervey Bay Competitive Art Exhibition has a long history from the founding members of the Hervey Bay Art Society to…

It’s up, up and away for huge kites at Fraser Coast Kite Karnival

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                                          It’s up, up and away for huge kites at…

Join the PCYC Emergency Services Cadets and make a difference!

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Join the PCYC Emergency Services Cadets and make a difference With Youth Columnist Jacob Kitson-Holebrook  It’s not every day that you find a like-minded group of people that all have…

Local Musician Spotlight with Frank Benn

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Local Musician Spotlight with Frank Benn Local musician Frank Benn is very well known across the Fraser Coast. With his cool tones, huge smile and great melodies he certainly knows…

Meet the Stars at the Fraser Coast Ability Ball

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Meet the Stars at the Fraser Coast Ability Ball Dance the night away with Home and Away Stars Patrick O’Conner (Dean) and Sophie Dillman (Ziggy) and House Rules brothers Brandon…

CIRCUS RIO COMES TO TOWN!

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CIRCUS RIO COMES TO TOWN! Unlike anything Australia has seen before, Circus Rio is themed as an international spectacular, a trip around the world beginning at the famous Carnival in…

Superstition or make believe

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Superstition or make believe It’s Friday the 13th, the most feared date in history apparently, and while it appears to be uncertain exactly where the tradition begun it certainly gets…

Let local sea creatures be inspiration for whale festival parade

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                                           Let local sea creatures be inspiration for whale festival…

Nationally significant Anzac memorial to open in Maryborough

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                                         Nationally significant Anzac memorial to open in Maryborough On July…

What’s on during the school holiday’s

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What’s on during the school holiday’s Queensland Ballet’s Swan Lake Wed, July 4 7.30pm To book call: 4122 6060 or email: www.brolgatheatre.org The Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, 5 Walker…

The Heritage City Quilt and Craft Extravaganza

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The Heritage City Quilt and Craft Extravaganza The Heritage City Quilt and Craft Extravaganza in Maryborough is an exciting weekend of craft hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Maryborough…

The Annual Gem and Jewellery Expo is set to shine.

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The Annual Gem and Jewellery Expo is set to shine   The Hervey Bays Gem and Mineral Club Inc. Annual Gem and Jewellery Expo is being held on the weekend…

Feel the beat with Timomatic

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Feel the beat with Timomatic   Timomatic fills the stage with his energy and vibe. He has a positive, fun presence that you can’t help but feel. You can tell…

Roving penguins, amazing 3D chalk art are part of Day in the Park

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Roving penguins, amazing 3D chalk art are part of Day in the Park Incredible 3D chalk art, roving penguins, Mary Poppins stilt walkers and high-energy family shows by comedian Sean…

Everyday objects to become fantastical creatures in show

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Everyday objects to become fantastical creatures in show   Watch sheets and pillows turn into a giant polar bear, gaze at beautiful lighting effects in Queens Park’s magnificent banyan tree…

Pop Up Sunset Pier Party back at Ocean Festival this year!

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Pop Up Sunset Pier Party back at Ocean Festival this year!   One of the Fraser Coast’s most stylish events returns to the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival this year. Wine…

Holiday fun at PCYC Hervey Bay

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Historic Bond Store basement is backdrop for Voices in the Dark

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Historic Bond Store basement is backdrop for Voices in the Dark Imagine sitting in the pitch black basement of Maryborough’s historic Bond Store listening to stories about people from the…

Mary Poppins spreads her magic in Maryborough

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Mary Poppins spreads her magic in Maryborough One of my favourite events on the Fraser Coast Calendar is definitely the Mary Poppins Festival which runs from June 29 until July…

Car 42 hosts their first major Fund-raiser

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Dunga Derby Car 42 hosts their first major Fund-raiser DungaDerby Car 42 team Ian Scott, Richard Boase and James Gill – are set when they host their first major fund-raising…

Rotary’s Living Expo

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Rotary’s Living Expo Rotary’s Living Expo is a weekend of entertainment, displays food and much more, aimed at the whole family which has been running at Seafront Oval in Hervey…

Miscé 108

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Miscé 108 For over 60 years Artist, Motoyuki Niwi has been studying diverse millennia and old Japanese skills with traditional artists and craftsmen. He has made a life long study…

Wendy Matthews heads to the Beach House Hotel

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Wendy Matthews heads to the Beach House Hotel Wendy Matthews has a voice that captures the imagination, that makes you want to close your eyes and get carried away to…

Teebar Rodeo & Campdraft

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Teebar Rodeo & Campdraft Its time for the Teebar Rodeo & Campdraft on June 16. Get ready for a great day out for the whole family, with a kids amusement…

Jets Over the Fraser Coast On In June.

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Jets Over the Fraser Coast On In June. The Queensland Turbine Flyers annual visit to the Maryborough Aeromodellers Club is on again. Model planes that can fly with speeds off…

Peppa Pig set to delight the kids

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Peppa Pig set to delight the kids Peppa Pig’s Surprise Brand new live tour Australia’s hit rating kids’ show, Peppa Pig, returns to the stage featuring life-size puppets in a…

Share the passion with Collective Shoots

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Share the passion with Collective Shoots Collective Shoots Queensland is about coming together as artists and to share the passion of our art with everyone. Collective Shoots Queensland holds events…

Prepare to be moved by the Watoto Children’s Choir

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Prepare to be moved by the Watoto Children’s Choir Watoto, Children’s Choir is a sight to behold, you can’t help but be moved by the orphans soulful songs and stories…

Fraser Coast Weddings and Formal Events Expo 2018

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     Fraser Coast Weddings and Formal Events Expo 2018 Excitement is building at the Hervey Bay PCYC for the annual Wedding and Formal Event Expo being held on Sunday,…

Have lunch with Origin players during Fraser Coast Fan Day

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Have lunch with Origin players during Fraser Coast Fan Day State of Origin fans have the chance to sit down to lunch with some of their Maroons heroes at 12.30pm…

TIMOMATIC “DO WHAT YOU WANT TOUR” Part 2

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TIMOMATIC “DO WHAT YOU WANT TOUR” Part 2  Multi-platinum selling artist Timomatic will be bringing he’s high-energy shows across the east coast of Australia, as part of he’s “DO WHAT…

Local Musician Spotlight with Shaun Beckett

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Local Musician Spotlight with Shaun Beckett If you frequent the pubs and clubs on the Fraser Coast chances are you have heard of local musician Shaun Beckett in one form…

It’s time for the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show

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It’s time for the Fraser Coast Agriculture Show The Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society is bringing the Annual Fraser Coast Agriculture Show to our region starting on Thursday the 24th…

Job-seekers flock to the Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo

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Job-seekers flock to the Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo It is time once again for the Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo, and this one is shaping up to…

Whale I never! Quirky facts about humpbacks revealed

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Whale I never! Quirky facts about humpbacks revealed Hervey Bay is a top whale watching destination, not only for tourists but also for researchers who have revealed some quirky facts…

Antiques & Collectables Fair.

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Antiques & Collectables Fair. The Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum is pleased to announce another great Antiques & Collectables Fair, to be held on Saturday, May 19. Starting at…

The Naked Magicians are set to enthrall

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The Naked Magicians are set to enthrall What is the recipe for a magic show that is sure to excite, take you to new dizzying heights, Conjure up lots of…

Nominate a Volunteer!

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Nominate a Volunteer! 2018 Annual Volunteering Awards These prestigious awards demonstrate the value & vital contribution of volunteering to the well-being of our local community. The 2018 Annual Volunteering Awards…

The Circus comes to town

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The Circus comes to town Get ready for one of the best annual events on the Fraser Coast. Pubfest 2018. Sunday, May 6 crawl cards are only $5.00 Massive cash…

The 2 of Us – David Hobson and Marina Prior

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The 2 of Us – David Hobson and Marina Prior I don’t know about you, but I am one Gal that loves her musical theatre. Unfortunately I don’t get much…

Memories of Vietnam

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Memories of Vietnam With ANZAC Day today, I had a chat to Veteran, Brian Tidyman who served time in the Vietnam War.  Brian also mentioned an Aboriginal who served with him…

One World…….One Breath.

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One World…….One Breath. Join in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on April 28, 2018. Beginning in New Zealand, this event will spread time zone by time zone across the globe through over…

Rose Tattoo – ready to rock Hervey Bay – Blood Brothers 2018 Tour

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Rose Tattoo – ready to rock Hervey Bay – Blood Brothers 2018 Tour If you are into Aussie Rock then without a doubt you would have heard of Rose Tattoo…

The Bay Break Multisports Festival has something for everyone.

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The Bay Break Multisports Festival has something for everyone Now that the Christmas and New Year celebrations are well behind us, there are no excuses not to find that health…

Classic Easter Games for the whole family to enjoy.

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Classic Easter Games for the whole family to enjoy. Bunnies, eggs, chicks – Easter is here!,  While it is important to not forget the true meaning of Easter, and the significance…

16 things to do during the Easter Holidays !

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What’s on these School Holidays ! March 29 to April 15 – Hudsons Circus – Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay. The Circus is also having an Autism, sensory friendly show as well, to…

Colourful Morris car rally coming to Fraser Coast at Easter

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March 26, 2018 Colourful Morris car rally coming to Fraser Coast at Easter Easter festivities on the Fraser Coast will be enlivened by the arrival of more than 120 Morris…

‘ Everyone belongs ‘

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‘ Everyone belongs ‘ Welcome to all on Harmony Day The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre is inviting migrants in particular, and community members as well to an ‘Aussie Style Morning…

Kat Thompson – Breast cancer survivor, and So Brave Model Ambassador

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Kat Thompson – Breast cancer survivor, and So Brave Model Ambassador Kat Thompson, young breast cancer survivor has been chosen as a So Brave Model and Ambassador for the 2019…

Vic Hislop Shark Show Display moves to another location

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Vic Hislop Shark Show Display moves to another location With the closing of the Vic Hislop Shark Show in 2016 the iconic shark display and boat outside was left to…

Something ‘heavenly’ is preparing to rock the local region this coming March.

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On the back of a very successful year of performances in 2017, Hervey Bay’s Z-Pac theatre is looking to kick off the coming year with a bang! The first cab...

Hot Rod, Custom Car and Bike Show Extravaganza

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Hot Rod, Custom Car and Bike Show Extravaganza North Coast Campout Easter 2018 With only a matter of weeks to go before the largest Hot Rod, Custom Car and Bike…

Queen’s Baton Relay arrives on the Fraser Coast

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The Queens Baton has been passed from hand to hand between thousands of people, throughout many countries and cultures across the world, later this month it is OUR turn. The…

Embracing all that we are, and what we have yet to Become……

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Embracing all that we are, and what we have yet to Become…… International Women’s Day International Women’s Day is celebrated throughout the world on March 8 each and every year….

Flashes of K’gari and the Bay.

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Flashes of K’gari and the Bay. This exhibition showcases the beautiful, vivid and unique flora and fauna of K’gari [Fraser Island] and Hervey Bay. The fantastic landscape is disappearing due…

Boys in the Band will entertain you

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Boys in the Band will entertain you Come on, who doesn’t like a boy band. With those great harmonies, coordinated dance moves and looks to melt the heart. Well let…

For lovers of Orchids.

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For lovers of Orchids As told by Vicky Riley, Team Leader of Horticulture and Horticulturist, Darryl Coombes – Orchid House Here at the Orchid House we have five and a…

Get in touch with each other this Valentine’s Day.

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Get in touch with each other this Valentine’s Day. Who hasn’t imagined that they are a Humphrey Bogart or an Ingrid Bergman, a Patrick Swayze or a Jennifer Gray, a…

Escape for the day at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary

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Escape for the day at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary If you want a great family escape for the day, somewhere to entertain and educate the kids, a place to…

Local Band Spotlight with Maryborough Band, Till Dawn.

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Local Band Spotlight with Maryborough Band, Till Dawn. Where did the name ‘Till Dawn’ come from? Dan – Shaun and I were playing the nightclubs all the time and we…

Art Exhibition – ‘The world is a better place’ – Gataker’s Artspace

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Art Exhibition – ‘The world is a better place’ – Gataker’s Artspace Wilhelmus Breikers was born in Holland, and emigrated to Australia, where he studied at the College of Art….

ABBALIVE sing all of the favourites.

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ABBALIVE sing all of the favourites. Creator and Entertainer, Lynelle Leighton who also plays ABBA member Agnetha talks about her passion and love for ABBA and ABBALIVE. – Kim, Editor…

Men of League Foundation the Charity of Rugby League

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Men of League Foundation the Charity of Rugby League It is that time of year again, when the community have the opportunity to get together and mingle with the likes…

Pick a Club in February

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Pick a Club in February Sports + Expo Here on the Fraser Coast we have an abundance of clubs for our youth to join, and the beginning of the year…

Catch a no-fuss ‘By The C’ bus to Farnham concert.

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Catch a no-fuss ‘By The C’ bus to Farnham concert Buses will run from Maryborough and provide a shuttle service around Hervey Bay to ease parking congestion at the February...

See some of Australia’s deadliest animals live!.

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See some of Australia's deadliest animals live!. After two sell-out Australian tours, Steve Backshall, the star of the ABC ME hit TV show Deadly 60 is returning to Australia with...

Timomatic is ready to whip up a frenzy in Maryborough

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Timomatic is ready to whip up a frenzy in Maryborough I had a conversation with multi-platinum selling artist, Timomatic before his upcoming show. His voice is gentle, and smooth with…

International horseman Guy McLean to perform in Hervey Bay

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International horseman Guy McLean to perform in Hervey Bay  Event : GUY MCLEAN SPECTACULAR Saturday, January 27, 2018 Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay  Gates open 4pm, show 6-8pm  Market stalls Alcohol-free, BYO…

STEEL: art design architecture

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STEEL: art design architecture In Australia steel has played an essential part in the development of our design vernacular. In the hands of skilled Australian designers and makers steel has…

Jimeoin – Gets Ridiculous!.

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Jimeoin – Gets Ridiculous!. Jimeoin is one funny guy, and he has been making us laugh for decades. Born in Britain this Irish stand up comedian really knows how to…

Christmas is my favourite time of year.

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Youth Column Christmas is my favourite time of year. With Youth Columnist, Jacob Kitson-Holebrook   What can I say, it is getting very close to my favourite time of the…

A Laid-back Low’n’Slow Christmas.

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A Laid-back Low’n’Slow Christmas. Christmas is fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about how to cater for your special family celebration, Fraser Coast-style. Our Christmas family get-togethers tend…

By the C – Artist Spotlight, James Reyne

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By the C Artist Spotlight James Reyne James Reyne is without a doubt one of this countries best known aussie rockstar’s. With Iconic songs from the Australian Crawl Days like,…

By the C – Iconic Artist’s to Hit Hervey Bay

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Iconic Artist’s Hit Hervey Bay By the C. It is time for the people of the Fraser Coast to get excited. One of the biggest concerts ever to hit Hervey…

Bring on New Years with a bang at these great venues

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Bring on New Years with a bang at these great venues  

Step back in time with a Maryborough Cemetery Tour

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        Step back in time with a Maryborough Cemetery Tour   In 1998, students at St Helen’s State School embarked on a project to discover more information about the early…

An RnB Masked Party

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An RnB Masked Party RnB The Annual Masquerade Party At the Brolga Entertainment and convention Centre Friday, December 15 Colour theme – Black and Gold Tickets are selling fast! Go…

Visit Fraser Island to celebrate 25 years of World Heritage Listing

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Visit Fraser Island to celebrate 25 years of World Heritage Listing December 7 this year marks the 25th anniversary of the World Heritage Listing of Fraser Island and everyone’s invited…

Get stuck into some serious School Holiday Fun!

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Get stuck into some serious School Holiday Fun! December 11 – 12 Peter Pan – National Theatre live screening The Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre The book Peter Pan, written…

Maryborough Markets regulars stay loyal for 30 years

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Maryborough Markets regulars stay loyal for 30 years Stallholders Wayne and Sharon Usher are now serving the children of customers they started selling goods to 30 years ago when they…

Three cruise ship visits to Fraser Island in a month

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Three cruise ship visits to Fraser Island in a month Passengers aboard P&O’s Pacific Eden have collected information about the Fraser Coast while visiting Fraser Island on Wednesday. Fraser Coast…

Free Christmas and New Year Family Events

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Free Christmas and New Year Family Events Carols in the Park  Queens Park, Maryborough Sunday, December 10 2:30 Apex Santa Fair 5:30 Festivities Begin 6:30 Carols commence 8:00 Fireworks The…