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‘Unacceptable’: RACQ calls for government intervention into fuel market

RACQ’s principal policy adviser has called for government intervention into the fuel market to cap price rises at five cents a day. As of last...

PM weighs in on fresh push for free or cheap childcare

Families could end up paying just $10 a day for three days a week of high-quality early childhood education as momentum builds to reform...

Experts’ AI warning after schoolgirl photos targeted

Deepfake apps with the ability to impose women's heads on naked bodies are being pushed on social media as experts warn more advanced software...

OAM honour for Barb

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Sport

Capras produce fightback to down Seagulls

Central Queensland produced a stunning second-half fightback to continue its march up the Hostplus Cup ladder on Saturday night. The Capras climbed to seventh on...

Sisters back from stateside adventure

After competing in the United States for the past month, local BMX stars Maggie and Lottie McDougall are finally back home in Emerald. At the...

Emerald to host Melbourne Cup Tour

The Melbourne Cup trophy is heading to the Central Highlands later this year. Emerald was last week named as one of 39 destinations for the...

Emerald host region’s gymnasts

Emerald Gymnastics hosted the Acro CQ Challenge 3 on Sunday, 2 June. The club hosted acrobats from Gladstone Gymnastics, Mackay Gymnastics and Emerald. A...

Late change results in different look to league action

The Central Highlands Clash took over Emerald's Alan McIndoe Park last Saturday, highlighted by two huge senior games. Almost 80 junior games ran across...

Championships wrapping up

A record turnout highlighted Round 3 of the Australian Kart Championship in Emerald last weekend. More than 360 nominations were received for the event, the...

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Emerald Community Billboard

Outdoor yoga with Kelly - Sapphire Join Kelly for indoor or outdoor yoga classes held at various locations in Emerald and Sapphire. Suitable for all...

Aussie spirit on show at family event

The flags will be flying at the Emerald Showgrounds for Australia Day celebrations in Emerald as CH Social Events hosts a family friendly event....

Happy pats for zoo pets

The Trulander Petting Zoo has been a holiday hit since opening at its new home on the outskirts of Emerald. Owner Lynn Jones said she...

Rain dear as Operation Rudolph goes ahead

Soggy Santas simply smiled and kept the Christmas spirit flowing as Operation Rudolph wound its way around Emerald streets on Christmas Eve. A wild...

The Lukes of Hazzard are off in Shitbox Rally

They’ve packed the Shitbox Rally survival kit full of duct tape, zip ties and wire, now Emerald father-and-daughter duo Luke and Paige McKenzie are...

Michele opens novel shop for bookworms

Highlands Books has been a passion project burning inside Michele Davis from the moment she first fell in love – with the power of...

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Aged left out of housing budget

Concern has risen that the Federal budget has left older residents and those in crisis, high and dry. Everybody’s Home spokesperson Maiy Azize said the...

On This Day: Making Life Beautiful Day!

National Making Life Beautiful Day is celebrated on June 11 each year, and we wish it was not just one day in a year....

Lights, camera, action for Emerald Film Festival

Emerald is set to host a film festival in 2025 to showcase the local talent and storytelling in the region. The film festival is...

Livingstone Shire Council CEO quits

Livingstone Shire Council chief executive officer Cale Dendle announced his resignation from the role on Monday. Mr Dendle will finish up at the Lagoon Place...

On This Day: NATIONAL MENS HEALTH WEEK

National Men’s Health Week is June 10-20, the week leading up to Father’s Day, because what better way to celebrate dad than to encourage...

Kings Honours for two Central Highlands community champions

Two Central Highlanders have been honoured in the 2024 King's Honours. Christopher Haswell, a long-serving former Emerald Queensland Ambulance Service officer is set to...