Postal prices killing small business sales

ONLINE beauty and makeup business owner Seren Brussaard says it's 'phenomenal' how many customers she loses to high shipping costs set by Australia Post.

How to GIVIT and live it, too

Creek crossings along the way made for challenging driving.photo Vicki Wood

FUNDRAISING with a difference across western Queensland.

Residents urged to dispose of hot ashes safely this winter

WARMING UP: With more residents lighting their wood fires or fire pits this time of year to escape the chilly weather please take care and dispose of hot ashes responsibly and safely.

Here are some tips for disposing of hot ashes safely

Tree planting works: Matthew Tce/James St upgrade

TREE PLANTING: Tree planting coincides with other works scheduled for the Matthew Terrace and James Street road upgrade

Caboolture will notice a greener link to the CBD in coming weeks

BREAKING: Burpengary properties raided for cockfighting

An illegal cockfighting ring has been uncovered on the Coast.

11 warrants executed in relation to cockfighting

NBN change over could put lives in danger

CUT OFF: Resident Jennie Fooks is worried the switch to nbn could leave someone in an emergency with no way to call for help.

Residents fears over medical alarm systems.

Mason Lee kill accused back behind bars

Mason Lee

Ryan Robert Barry Hodson back before Caboolture court

NBN drop outs rile residents up

NBN FRUSTRATION: Nat Mary isn't pleased with paying bills for internet she can't access.

New survey reveals how many affected

Free family fun reptile day at Burpengary

SNAKE SHOW: Brisbane Reptile Awareness will be holding a family-friendly reptile display at Burpengary CREEC on August 12 at 10:00am.

Come along to get a photo with your favourite reptile!

Two cars and trailer stolen overnight

STOLEN CAR: The purple Holden Crewman is a competition car worth approximately $50,000.

$90,000 worth of vehicles have been stolen overnight in Burpengary

TAKE THAT, KMART: Retail CEO’s swipe at ‘cheap’ rivals

Marissa Tesoro, store manager of Harris Scarfe Top Ryde, with the store team.

An Aussie department store, once on the brink of collapse, is back

No bags, no fags: convenience shop defends environment

CHANGING WAYS: New owners of Emerald Beach General Store Huey and Louis Riley are phasing out plastic bags and cigarettes.

Convenience store takes aim at environmental change

EAST ST OUTRAGE: 40 days to vacate Rocky CBD stores

KNOCK OUT: Brad's Bargain Box and Bruch's buildings in East Street are to be demolished.

Prime CBD stores delivered a demolition bombshell

Ship detained off Hay Point with crew running out of food

The Rena has been detained off Hay Point since June 6 with crew owed about $53,000.

Australian Government detains ship with crew owed $53,000 in wages

$24M Mackay wave pool project: The big reveal

Councillor Ross Gee says his idea for a wave pool in Mackay would be a "tourist mega magnet".

'Get barrelled behind the Great Barrier Reef'

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Revealed: Coast's sleazy nightclub shame

Olivia Jeffery has had enough of being 'assaulted' in nightclubs and bars.

She's been groped, yelled at, and propositioned for too long

NSW man escapes QLD assault charge for 15 years

Dallas John Kennedy was sentenced to three-months prison, wholly suspended, and ordered to pay $1550 in fines after a public nuisance offence at the Rockhampton Train Station which led to police finding he was wanted on a warrant for assault 15 years ago.

He came back to Rocky for his niece's 18th

A BIT RICH? Labor’s gold dessert proves hard to swallow

Dining at Bill Shorten's inequality lunch, where chocolate desserts are covered in gold specks.Source:Supplied

Sometimes the irony of a situation is too much to bear.

Australian Christians support same sex marriage

Aussie Christians want SSM without discrimination clauses

I haven’t been to the toilet in two years

Imagine not going to the loo for a number two for two years

Free hotline announced for victims of sexual assault

Freya (centre) joined other students to protest at Parliament House to demand that universities respond to the issue of rape on campus.

Imagine the courage it takes for a rape victim to ask for help

Baby going home with dad after mum's tragic death

John Petrak with baby Eleanor.

John Petrak will finally take his baby girl home today

Prince Charles and Camilla heading for Qld

Prince Charles and Camilla

It promises to be a holiday fit for a King

Elite school brings in sleep expert

The survey found seniors were the most sleep-deprived.

Survey of students find most sleep deprived because of study, tech

Clive Palmer's back with stunning insult to sacked staff

Businessman and former federal MP Clive Palmer leaves the Planning and Environment Court in Brisbane. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

“I am not responsible for your job and your family, you are."

Father of drug addict: 'Thank God my son was arrested'

The story of a Palmview mother who frequently travels to Melbourne to stand watch over her homeless, drug addicted son shocked the nation.

Drug addicted and homeless, this man's son spent years on trains

Police Chief quits as killer cop wants Justine drug tested

Police officer Mohamed Noor who fired the shots that killed Justine Damond. Picture: Minneapolis Police Department

The cop who killed Justine Damond wants her drug tested

US inmates offered reduced jail time for having a vasectomy

Inmates at White County can reduce their sentence by thirty days under the new program.

Is reduced time for sterilisation an option for prisons?

Head of Trump's personal legal team resigns

Trump will continue to work with the outside legal team representing his personal interests: Jay Sekulow and Kasowitz.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s legal team has been shaken up

Police charge Bongaree woman with almost 900 fraud offences

A Bongaree woman is facing a string of fraud charges.

Next High-density installment of Bribie Lakes causes concern

BRIBIE LAKES: Resident Annette Hansen is worried what another 424 dwellings will mean for her neighbourhood. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

The next stages of the Bribie Lakes estate has one resident worried.

Canalside beauty pairs family living with lifestyle

VOYAGERS: The house has a metres upon metres of canal frontage.

Set on an 802sqm block, this home boasts 20 metres of canal front.

Australia's Chief Scientist launches STEM program on Bribie

BI-CARB SCIENCE: Banksia Beach student Ruby Alsop goes over her bi-carb balloon experiment with Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

BANKSIA Beach State School played host to two of the biggest names in science and...

Australia's Chief Scientist launches STEM program on Bribie

BI-CARB SCIENCE: Banksia Beach student Ruby Alsop goes over her bi-carb balloon experiment with Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

BANKSIA played host to two of the biggest names in science.

Man plays guitar during seven-hour brain surgery

Abhishek Prasad played guitar while undergoing a seven-hour brain surgery. Picture: ANI

Indian man filmed casually strumming guitar as surgeon operate

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Holy schnit: This steak's the size of a small child

WHAT A STEAK: Sarah Atkins was amazed to see the Pinnacle Pub crumbed steak was bigger than one of her four-month-old twin daughters, Jorja.

It's not every day you get served a steak as big as a baby

LOW BLOW: Crippled man forced to 'sell car to survive'

Rockhampton man Roy Lucas can't work.

Rocky man takes aim at tax office after taking massive financial hit

Aviation experts at loss over apparent UFO

The mysterious object photographed off Sydney's northern beaches. Picture: Gus Medero

Mystery surrounds UFO spotted on Sydney’s northern beaches

Naughty and nude: Pre-school book shocks parents

BOOK TIME: A Sunshine Coast parent has been left reeling after coming across nude pictures in his son's school book.

Have you read this book to your kids?

Outrage as Ninja Warrior cuts Australia's fittest man

AUSTRALIA’S fittest man wasn’t good enough for Ninja Warrior.

Maggie's whirlwind trip around Japan

Maggie Beer pictured in a scene from her TV special Maggie in Japan.

Cooking icon serves up the best of Japanese cuisine in new TV show.

Exploring our complex relationship with the Southern Cross

Warwick Thornton in a scene from his documentary film We Don't Need A Map.

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton explores national identity, nationalism.

Ben will be cooking with Oma

Masterchef 2017 contestant Ben Ungermann.

MASTERCHEF'S last man standing will draw on his Dutch heritage.

Eddie McGuire to come back as Footy Show co-host

Eddie McGuire at the Million Dollar Lunch annual fundraiser for the Children's Cancer Foundation in Melbourne, Friday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING

Footy Show axes Craig Hutchison, Sam Newman survives

Channing Tatum’s cheeky $2400 sex toy prank

Channing Tatum in a scene from "Kingsman: The Golden Circle".

Channing Tatum went all out with his prank this time

Still downloading Game of Thrones? Expect a letter

You mean to tell me HBO want to protect one of the world’s most popular shows?

HBO title holds record as most illegally downloaded show