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…

The 4650 CBD Extravaganza has something for everyone

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The 4650 CBD Extravaganza has something for everyone Wow! The first 4650 CBD Extravaganza will burst open its doors on the 18th November 2017 from 12:30pm till 9:00pm. Many local…

Coopers walk – Honours a special little Superhero.

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Coopers walk – Honours a special little Superhero.   In 2014, our 4yr old son Cooper, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour called DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). To…

Competitors travel from far and wide for the Hog’s Hervey Bay 100 Triathlon

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Competitors travel from far and wide for the Hog’s Hervey Bay 100 Triathlon The 2017 edition of the Hog’s Hervey Bay 100 Triathlon will happen in Hervey Bay on the…

Matthew Hauser – Life as a Triathlete

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Matthew Hauser – Life as a Triathlete  For the Fraser Coast it has been a proud tradition that triathlon has thrived throughout the community. Growing up, I was lucky enough…

Thrills, Spills and Mower Racing Mayhem!.

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Thrills, Spills and Mower Racing Mayhem!. The next time that you are aimlessly walking up and down trying to mow that huge expanse of lawn that you seem to have…

Get frocked up for the Melbourne Cup

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Get frocked up for the Melbourne Cup On Tuesday, November 7 the nation stops to watch all of the action, colour and fanfare that is the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day….

Creating a better future for disadvantaged Girls

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Creating a better future for disadvantaged Girls Days for Girls‘ mission is to create a better future for girls by providing advocacy, reproductive health education and sustainable solutions for girls…

A Festival Of Russian Ballet

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A FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN BALLET Imperial Russian Ballet Company   Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Australia. This diverse…

John Farnham and James Reyne to play Bay music festival!

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John Farnham and James Reyne to play Bay music festival! Aussie music legends John Farnham, James Reyne, The Black Sorrows and Ross Wilson are coming to Hervey Bay next year…

Battlefield – An exhibition to Empower Women

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Battlefield – An exhibition to Empower Women Battlefield is the must see exhibition for 2017 and Hervey Bay Regional Gallery will have it on Display from October 27th. Discussing the…

CROWDED ENZ

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  A celebration of the music of Crowded House and Split Enz    The Full House band is currently touring their exciting new show “CROWDED ENZ” A celebration of the iconic music of…

Hervey Bay Australian Red Cross Blood Donor Centre Open Day!

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YOU’RE INVITED! Please join us for free morning tea at the Hervey Bay Australian Red Cross Blood Donor Centre Open Day!   FREE MORNING TEA PROVIDED – SWEET & SAVOURY…

Bloom sings The Adele & Amy Songbook

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If you didn’t get enough of Adele when she was in Australia earlier this year, never fear, the next best thing is here and touring Australia from next month!  …

And the finalists of the Fraser Coast 2017 Business and Tourism Awards are…

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And the finalists of the 2017 Business and Tourism Awards are…     Judges have been poring over the entries in the 2017 Business and Tourism Awards and chosen finalists…

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular – Mentoring Opportunities

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Acoustic Guitar Spectacular Red Chair & Gatakers Artspace presents Acoustic Guitar Spectacular We have just opened up EOIs for the local guitarist performance and mentoring opportunities to run in conjunction…

Saddle up for the Annual Torbanlea Picnic Races

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Saddle up for the Annual Torbanlea Picnic Races   Past President Brad Rodderick’s association with the Torbanlea Picnic Races goes back to his grandfather, Oscar Ross. Brad believes the races…

Superboats to return in October

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Superboats to return in October The National Offshore Superboats will return to Hervey Bay this month. Peter Mueller, Chris Wicks and Paul Robins, of Our Events Fraser Coast held talks…

Lee Kernaghan – The Boy from the Bush

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Lee Kernaghan – The Boy from the Bush Australian Country Music Singer, Songwriter, Lee Kernaghan hits the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough this month with his, ‘Boys from the Bush 25th…

Diner en Blanc – Fraser Coast

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Bonjour Fraser Coast ! We are thrilled to announce that for the first time in regional Australia, the chic picnic you know and love from Paris, New York, Sydney, Melbourne,…

Key Dates In November

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Key Dates In November November 8 The Rhythms of Ireland – ’10 Year Anniversary Tour’. Experience a spectacular evening of traditional Irish dance, music, and song enhanced by stunning costumes,…

Chance to see first southbound ship to visit Fraser Island

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October 3, 2017 Chance to see first southbound ship to visit Fraser Island Fraser Coast residents may see P&O Cruises’ Pacific Eden off the coast late on Thursday afternoon as…

Lights, Camera, Action: Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

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Lights, Camera, Action: Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. Lights, Camera, Action: Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. The annual Hervey Bay Relay for Life will be held at Seafront Oval on October 28th…

Grab your swag for the Fraser Coast Music Muster

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Grab your swag for the Fraser Coast Music Muster There is a new event on the Fraser Coast – The” Fraser Coast Music Muster” being held at the Maryborough Showgrounds…

Fraser Coast Kidney Awareness Day

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FRASER COAST KIDNEY AWARENESS DAY SCARNESS PARK, ESPLANADE, HERVEY BAY Sunday 29 October 2017, 9.00am onwards Live entertainment on the outdoor stage featuring George McLean, Sharnee Rhodes and other local…

From whaling to watching: How tourism helped turn the tide for humpbacks

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From whaling to watching: How tourism helped turn the tide for humpbacks In celebration of World Tourism Day on Wednesday, September 27, that will this year highlight sustainable tourism as…

There is nothing mundane about Women Like Us

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There is nothing mundane about Women Like Us Comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs find humour in life’s everyday moments, so much so that they are touring with their latest…

Horse lovers will love the Fraser Coast All Breeds Show

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Horse lovers will love the Fraser Coast All Breeds Show The Maryborough Active Riders Club (MARC) is a not for profit equestrian club who hold various events throughout the year…

School holiday fun at the Maryborough Markets

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  School holiday fun at the Maryborough Markets Three-legged races, egg and spoon dashes and lolly giveaways are all part of the Maryborough Markets this week to celebrate the school…

What’s On for Kids – September School Holidays

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What’s On for Kids – September School Holidays Brought to you by What’s On Fraser Coast Rock Off Indoor Skate Park: October 1 Get set for a day of Prizes/Giveaways…

Nala’s newest bub has been named

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Nala’s newest bub has been named and the winner is… The newest calf of Hervey Bay’s adopted humpback whale Nala now has a name: Kovu – a character from Lion…

In the Kitchen with Head Chef Saul Collins – The Vinyard Restaurant and Bar

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In the Kitchen with Head Chef Saul Collins – The Vinyard Restaurant and Bar How long have you been a Chef? I have been a Chef for eighteen years. I…

Key Dates In October

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Key Dates In October October 28 – Torbonlea Picnic Races – Gates open 9.00am for a 9.30am start. Thoroughbred, Arab and Quarter-horse races, Team Tug-O-War Challenge, Wood Chop, Fashions on…

Maryborough Open House and Garden

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Maryborough Open House and Garden Maryborough is one of my favourite places to visit, here you will find some of the best heritage listed buildings and the most spectacular architecture….

The Rockin’ Maryborough Vintage Festival

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The Rockin’ Maryborough Vintage Festival The 3rd annual Rockin’ Maryborough Vintage Festival will be happening again in Maryborough, Queensland from 15th – 17th September! A new committee has been formed…

Peter Rowe – Connecting through art

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Peter Rowe – Connecting through art Hello, my name is Peter Rowe, I am an Author, Artist and Presenter, and yes, I just happen to have Down syndrome. I was…

2017 Whale Sighting Update

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2017 Whale Sighting Update   Blue Dolphin Marine Tours: Whale season 2017 has kicked off to a great start with superb weather and an abundance of whales visiting the Bay. …

Dean Vegas gets us ‘All Shook Up’ with his Elvis Tribute Show

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Dean Vegas gets us ‘All Shook Up’ with his Elvis Tribute Show 2017 marks forty years since Elvis Presley passed away. Known as the ‘King of Pop’ Elvis is one…

The 16th Fraser Coast Technology Challenge

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The 16th Fraser Coast Technology Challenge 2017 sees the Fraser Coast Technology Challenge celebrate its 16th year, with a renewed emphasis on providing relevant activities and resources for students and…

Le Dîner en Blanc – Fraser Coast

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First Edition of the Most Sought-after Secret Event Coming This October!   Fraser Coast, September 8, 2017 – From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret”, Le Dîner en Blanc will take over one of the Fraser…

Fraser Lions Annual Pier Festival

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Fraser Lions Annual Pier Festival Sunday 24 September 2017 from 8am to 2pm.   COME ALONG AND HAVE SOME FUN All are welcome to our 31st festival. The Boat Club…

Youth Column – Celebrating Fathers Day on September 3 – With Jacob Kitson – Holebrook

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Youth Column Celebrating Fathers Day on September 3 – With Jacob Kitson – Holebrook Father’s Day is a day about appreciating Dad, that ONE day that Dad is able to…

Ring the rare bells of St Paul’s on Open House day

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Ring the rare bells of St Paul’s on Open House day A chance to pull the ropes to ring the rare bells of St Paul’s Anglican Church Bell Tower is…

Lars Olsen as Humanitarian, Coach and Tour de Bay Volunteer.

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Lars Olsen as Humanitarian, Coach and Tour de Bay Volunteer. Lars Olsen first came to my attention about eight years ago through his humanitarian work as the   Founder of…

Models & Machinations rock into town

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Models & Machinations rock into town I thoroughly enjoyed chatting to Models band member Andrew Duffield, along with Machinations band member Nick Swan earlier this week. Both are original members of…

A great family day out at the annual Bauple Nut Bash

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A great family day out at the annual Bauple Nut Bash The Bauple Community is gearing up to celebrate what life in this beautiful community is all about, with the…

Fraser Coast Expo delivers $30M in sales

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Fraser Coast Expo delivers $30M in sales The annual Wide Bay and Fraser Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping, 4×4 and Fishing Expo is the largest event of its type…

Commando Steve lends his support.

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Commando Steve lends his support. This year the Hervey Bay Seagulls under 14 boys are fund-raising to travel to the Tassell Trophy Challenge held in Cairns on September 23rd and…

New Council CEO – Ken Diehm is positive about our future

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New Council CEO – Ken Diehm is positive about our future The new Fraser Coast Regional Council CEO Ken Diehm arrived just in time for the Mary Poppins Festival and…

Founderfest

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School age business stars in the running Fraser Coast Anglican College students, along with many other students on the Fraser Coast are ready to take up the Founderfest Fraser Coast…

The Over 50’s Lifestyle Expo 2017

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The Over 50’s Lifestyle Expo 2017 The Over 50’s Lifestyle Expo 2017 is nearly here. Are you ready? The Over 50’s Lifestyle Expo, formerly known as the Seniors Expo, has…

The Festival of Arts and Crafts arrives at the RSL

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The Festival of Arts and Crafts arrives at the RSL The festival of Arts and Crafts is an annual event held over the first weekend in August ( being the…

The Dunga Derby Car Rally kicks off once again.

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The Dunga Derby Car Rally kicks off once again. The annual Dunga Derby is about to kick off for its 3rd year! The Dunga Derby is the annual fundraising event…

The Hervey Bay Ocean Festival

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The Hervey Bay Ocean Festival Enjoy oceans of fun this August with a jam-packed program of events as part of the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival! A gigantic showcase of events…

A Focus On Our Local Musicians ‘Soul City’

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A Focus On Our Local Musicians ‘Soul City’ Soul City is touted as ‘Queensland’s premiere Soul, Funk, Pop and Rock Cover-band’, they have a great sound with a big-band feel….

In the Kitchen with Paul Redpath – Kitchen Operations Manager – Carriers Arms Hotel/Motel

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In the Kitchen with Paul Redpath – Kitchen Operations Manager – Carriers Arms Hotel/Motel How long have you been a Kitchen Operations Manager at, the Carriers Arms? It has now…

The Changing Faces of Maitlia

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The Changing Faces of Maitlia   “Changing Faces of Maitlia” is the name chosen by Maitlia Potters to celebrate their 40th birthday. A number of events have been planned for…

The Hervey Bay Humpbacks Celebrate!

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The Hervey Bay Humpbacks Celebrate! The Hervey Bay Humpbacks held a presentation BBQ on Sunday, July 16, at the Aquatic Centre to celebrate the achievements of some of the past…

Iconic Band, ‘Dragon’ heading to Hervey Bay

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  Iconic Band, ‘Dragon’ heading to Hervey Bay Iconic band, Dragon are coming to Hervey Bay, and I for one just can’t wait. Those who grew up in the 70’s…

In the Kitchen with Simon Deane, Kitchen Manager at Cafe Balaena Hervey Bay

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How long have you been a Chef, and worked at Cafe Balaena for? I finished my Apprenticeship last year. I have been working at Cafe Balaena since leaving high school...

FraserPop Pop Culture Festival

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Written by Jacob Kitson-Holebrook FraserPop is a popular culture festival being held in Maryborough in July. It sounds pretty interesting to me, but what is Popular Culture? Well I did...

A first for Maryborough – RocKwiz are coming!

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RocKwiz will be hitting Maryborough for the first time, in July for a live show. This tour comprises 31 shows, beginning in Ballarat and performing in places like Bendigo, Hobart,...

Abstract Artist, Lorna Crane showcases her works

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After completing five years of arts training at the University of Wollongong in the mid eighties Crane gained an Associate Diploma of Creative Art followed by a Bachelor of Creative…

NAIDOC Events

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About NAIDOC Week, 2-9 July 2017   Albert Page, 7 and Kenny Green are part of the Ngabanjah, meaning 'Mother Earth', Dance Group NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia...

Samba Dreams Making It Real

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Story by Wendy Rivera   I was receiving a treatment by Cheryl Virgo of Virgos Natural Therapies, when the conversation of my participation in Latin Dancing came up. After some...

A Spotlight on our Local Musician’s THE RADIO STAR

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Story by Kim Parnell   If you haven't seen 'The Radiostar' live you honestly don't know what you are missing, with his curly mop of hair, huge smile and engaging...

BURRUM COAL FESTIVAL – CELEBRATING THE DISCOVERY OF COAL – OUR HERITAGE

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Written by Mary Reader   The third weekend of July each year sees the population of Howard more than treble as the town and area celebrates its heritage. The discovery...

A Night with Colin Fassnidge

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Story by Kim Parnell We were lucky enough to have the very charismatic and debonair Celebrity Chef, Colin Fassnidge visiting our region recently, thanks to our very own Dan and...

The gentle giants of the sea are almost here!

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Each year the Humpback Whales use our calm, warm, sheltered waters of Hervey Bay to play, stay and interact with us and each other. The Whale watching season runs from...

What’s On In July

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What’s On In July RocKwiz Live! 2017 July 17 The RocKwiz Gang are hitting the road in 2017 for our next national tour. Coming to the Brolga Theatre and Convention…

Rotary Living Expo 24-25 June 2017

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Rotary Living Expo 24-25 June 2017 On the last weekend in June the Combined Rotary Clubs of Hervey Bay will be holding their Living Expo which will once again fill…

Movies galore at The Marloo Twin Cinemas

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Movies galore at The Marloo Twin Cinemas   I walk into the newest addition to the Hervey Bay Boatclub, the Marloo Twin Cinema to take a sneak peak. Of course…

The Talented Katie Struick

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The Talented Katie Struick I sat down with the beautiful, vibrant and energetic Katie Struick a few weeks ago. Katie is 29 and is an Actor, Singer, Model, Dancer, and…

Elizabeth Hersey Sculpture – ‘Captured in Bronze’

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Elizabeth Hersey Sculpture – ‘Captured in Bronze’ From my Hervey Bay studio I enjoy capturing what my eye sees and heart feels. I never have to go far for inspiration….

Australian Rules Football is alive and well on the Fraser Coast

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Australian Rules Football is alive and well on the Fraser Coast Australian Rules Football is alive and well on the Fraser Coast, with two clubs in Hervey Bay and one…

Maryborough’s Mary Poppins Festival ignites Imagination

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Maryborough’s Mary Poppins Festival ignites Imagination A cascade of imagination-fuelled events in Maryborough’s 10th Mary Poppins Festival is an invitation to do what the famous nanny advises: “Open different doors….

A Spoonful Of Sugar with Mary Poppins

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A Spoonful Of Sugar with Mary Poppins Mary Poppins is a series of eight children’s books that were written by the Author P.L.Travers. For those who have never read them…

Get ready, Justice Crew are coming to town

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Get ready, Justice Crew are coming to town Eight time ARIA Nominees, 'Justice Crew' who have a string of hit singles under their belt such as, 'Boom Boom', 'Que Sera',...

The First Lady of British Music – Petula Clark

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The First Lady of British Music – Petula Clark Before receiving the media call from legendary film and theatre music star Petula Clark, I admit that I was a little…

Shannon Noll returns to the Bay

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Shannon Noll returns to the Bay    I still remember sitting on the edge of my seat in 2003 holding my breath as the winner of Australian Idol was announced….

DUNGA DERBY BOOT BBQ

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DUNGA DERBY BOOT BBQ The Dunga Derby has their annual DUNGA DERBY BOOT BBQ coming up on the 4th JUNE at The Seafront Oval, from 1pm to 4pm.  This is…

In the Kitchen with Adrian Hauritz, Head Chef at Hoolihans Irish Restaurant and Bar.

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In the Kitchen with Adrian Hauritz Head Chef at Hoolihans Irish Restaurant and Bar. How long have have you been a Chef at Hoolihans? I have been at Hoolihans for…

Celebrating Vicki Neville’s 20th Season with the Whales

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Celebrating Vicki Neville’s 20th Season with the Whales Vicki first came to my attention quite a few years ago at a Paddle Out For The Whales Ceremony in Hervey Bay,…