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    Music festivals consider ban on single use plastic

    Music festivals consider ban on single use plastic

    Ponchos and water bottles, plus camping equipment, are big culprits

    Wedding dress from 1890s among collection for festival

    Wedding dress from 1890s among collection for festival

    Take a walk down the aisle in a different era at heritage festival

    Here's 10 strenuous walks to do with the family

    Here's 10 strenuous walks to do with the family

    Challenge yourself to a strenuous walk in a natural setting

    10 best beginner surf spots on the Sunshine Coast

    10 best beginner surf spots on the Sunshine Coast

    Easter holidays last chance to pick up surfing before winter

    Events

      Guides

        PART 1: Learn the basics of surfing with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell, of XL Surfing Academy in this series aimed at getting you in the water.

        Surfing: Where to start when you don't know how

        Learn to surf online with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell

        AS THE Coast swelters through a second summer heatwave all most people want to do is cool off. Here are some fantastic options.

        VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

        All most people want to do during the heatwave is cool off

        CONSIDERING the vast amount of stunning bushland that covers much of Australia, it is no wonder bushwalking has cemented itself as a popular pastime.

        Five of the best to places to bushwalk

        Popular pass time offers something for everyone

        PHOTOGRAPHER Warren Lynam offers some advice to people wanting to take an incredible lightning shot.

        Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

        Key tips from photographer Warren Lynam

        Tourism

          THE state government will make a final decision regarding the proposed resort development on Hummock Hill Island in a matter of months - instead of years.

          Minister fast tracks decision on $1.2b Hummock resort

          "This project means jobs for the region.”

          THE developer behind a $1.2 billion island resort on the city's doorstep is appealing  Gladstone Regional Council's rejection of its development application.

          $1.2b island resort developers appeal council rejection

          Hummock Hill Island resort developer lodges appeal.

          MORE details have emerged about the three bodies found at a world famous tourist attraction, highlighting the dark history of the famed beauty spot.

          Twist in mysterious cliff deaths

          Dark history of beautiful spot where hundreds have died

          THE Gladstone Development Board has thrown its support behind bolstering up the struggling coastal tourism towns Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.

          Group's push to transform Agnes and 1770

          Gladstone Development Board's ambitious vision for region.