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The spirit of Christmas is a prompt on how to live our lives year round

POLICE BEAT: Crimes happening across the Fraser Coast

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DAY 26: Fraser Island bushfire not completely out after rain

DAY 26: Fraser Island bushfire not completely out after rain

QPWS rangers are currently managing the fire with QFES

UPDATE: Boompa blaze still burning after 19 days

UPDATE: Boompa blaze still burning after 19 days

Fire crews are putting in firebreaks for a Coast vegetation fire

OP RESULTS: Coast year 12 students react to scores

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GALLERY: Carols ignite Christmas spirit in Bay

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Aussies are among those named as victims of the eruption

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A wrecking ball will herald a new era for Maryborough’s CBD

MARINA DELAYS: We could be missing out on millions

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UNPRECEDENTED INVESTMENT: Cash spend to boost our region

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The Coast’s future looks bright on the back of unprecedented investment

FIRST RESIDENTS: Over 50s home for Christmas in new Bay site

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The first group of residents will spend Christmas in their new homes

WIDE BAY BURNETT: No sugar coating region’s statistic

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The region suffers from some of the worst statistics in the country

Bay MP will continue fight for marina project

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“I’VE done it in the past and I’ll keep doing it in the future.”

New partnership to promote region’s development

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Council will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with FCPIA

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    The Fraser Coast Mariners ended 2019 with another win in the Spring Cup defeating Falcons 52-0.

    Hervey Bay junior cricketers travel the state

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    Representatives from Hervey Bay Cricket set off to various locations around the State on Sunday.

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        Fraser Coast athletes shine at National School Athletics

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          Aussie Alexander Volkanovski has left the world in a state of shock

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          ‘Kiss cocaine’: Jack’s bombshell defence

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          Every player from Team USA and International Team rated.

          Stoinis tipped to reprise top-order role for Stars

          premium_icon Stoinis tipped to reprise top-order role for Stars

          Marcus Stoinis expected to open batting.

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            Kick back and relax with live entertainment at venues around Herve Bay.

            Festive fun at Toogoom Christmas Fair

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            Thousands of people are expected to attend.

            Ladies have VIEW to change children’s lives

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            The club is a big supporter of the Smith Family Appeal.

            WHAT’S ON: Everything you need to know about Bay carols

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            From road closures and parking to the carols program.

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              About 25,000 campers will descend on Byron for Falls Festival at one of the hottest...

              The viral sensation you cannot miss at Bluesfest 2020

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              American musician one of the surprising names added to Bluesfest.

              Gympie MP calls on Minister to resign over racehorse horror

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              George Benson can't wait to play the Blues

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              The 10-time Grammy winner will bring all the hits to Bluesfest.

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                Luxury beachfront Urangan home takes top price

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                Check out the top 10 property sales in the Fraser Coast last week

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                        Instagram comedy star Celeste Barber and her husband, tree surgeon Api Robin, have quit the NSW Central Coast for Tweed Heads.

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                        Instagram comedy star Celeste Barber buys in Tweed Heads.

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                          The Gold Coast’s business credentials will be bolstered today when the city’s leading space company announces a parntership with the Australian Space Agency.

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                          Gilmour Space Technologies announces partnership with Australian Space Agency

                          More workers are needed at a council with a staff turnover three times more than the southeast Queensland average.

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                          More workers are needed at a council with a high staff turnover.

                          Southern Cross Austereo feels the pinch of declining revenue, with the parent company of 2Day FM, Fox FM and Triple M making the decision to axe dozens of jobs.

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                          Southern Cross Austereo axes 90 jobs across its radio network.

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                            Free driver training program starts in Queensland next year

                            A new skills program could be mandatory for all new truck drivers.

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                            Government removes controversial truck sign after backlash

                            Controversial Sleepy Hollow 'no engines' in rest area sign removed.