Off Beat News

Sat 19 Jan 2019

Queenslanders aroused by dogs, according to Queensland sign

Queenslanders aroused by dogs, according to Queensland sign

A ROAD sign at a remote outback roadhouse shows of a ‘more special kind of love’ between man and man’s best friend.

REVEALED: How many Gympie same-sex couples wed in 2018

premium_icon REVEALED: How many Gympie same-sex couples wed in 2018

Registry data reveals love is still in the air.

When Wyatt Earp came to Cooloola - and stayed

premium_icon When Wyatt Earp came to Cooloola - and stayed

Thursday marks the anniversary of the famous shipwreck that forever ties our Cooloola Coast to wild west

Whitsundays startled by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

Whitsundays startled by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

UPDATE: With a shudder and gentle jolt, Whitsundays residents were startled awake by a light 3.9 magnitude earthquake just before 3.30am this morning.

Women watching tennis in wedding dresses causes furor

Women watching tennis in wedding dresses causes furor

TV footage of two women in wedding dresses sitting side by side in Margaret Court Arena has caused quite an episode at the Australian Open.

New gold mine on Gympie's horizon?

premium_icon New gold mine on Gympie's horizon?

A mining company wants to take a closer look at what's hiding in the region's ground.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

Man mortified as his phone plays porn at gf's family wedding

Man mortified as his phone plays porn at gf's family wedding

He was hoping to score some brownie points that day.... that's not quite what happened. At all.

Bizarre reason why Gympie girl speaks with American accent

premium_icon Bizarre reason why Gympie girl speaks with American accent

Not only had she adopted the accent, but her family recall her also using American slang.

Unexploded WWII projectile found on walking track in NT

premium_icon Unexploded WWII projectile found on walking track in NT

NT Police have issued a warning after an unexploded WWII artillery projectile was found on a walking track

Most popular annual leave dates Aussies want

premium_icon Most popular annual leave dates Aussies want

NEW data has revealed the days Australians don’t want to work, as experts weigh in with their best tips to maximise time out of the office.

Gympie mum finds deadly hitchhiker in supermarket broccoli

premium_icon Gympie mum finds deadly hitchhiker in supermarket broccoli

Sam Bradshaw got a shocking surprise on a shopping trip.

Why Gympie drivers made more than 5000 S.O.S calls last year

premium_icon Why Gympie drivers made more than 5000 S.O.S calls last year

New statistics have revealed the most common cause of drivers in dire straits.

Why you didn't win lotto and how to better invest your cash

premium_icon Why you didn't win lotto and how to better invest your cash

MANY who entered last night's epic $100 million Powerball draw will be licking their wounds today.

The amazing stories behind city's love lock craze

premium_icon The amazing stories behind city's love lock craze

AFTER a 2013 story dozens of padlocks now adorn the 'hitching rail' - here are just some of the love stories behind the romantic Toowoomba landmark.

REVEALED: Biggest causes of delays on Gympie's train line

premium_icon REVEALED: Biggest causes of delays on Gympie's train line

But the good news is the service is getting better.

How to get a job working on the Gympie railroad

How to get a job working on the Gympie railroad

Job hunters get chance to 'train' for new career.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

How family fought off snake wrapped around son

premium_icon How family fought off snake wrapped around son

A PLASTIC platypus and some quick thinking from a naked snake wrangler saved a Queensland teen from a scrub python that had him wrapped like a scaly doona.

Largest solar grid serves up world record brekky roll effort

premium_icon Largest solar grid serves up world record brekky roll effort

Primo will use its 9700 solar panels to attempt a record for the most brekky rolls served

Man takes sleeping pill, proposes to girlfriend

Man takes sleeping pill, proposes to girlfriend

A MAN said he popped a quadruple dose of sleeping pills and woke up engaged. Oops.

VANDAL SHOCK: Parishioner questions church's forgiveness

premium_icon VANDAL SHOCK: Parishioner questions church's forgiveness

A CHURCH-goer was shocked when he heard his place of prayer was horrifically vandalised, but what surprised him more was his pastor's message for the culprits.

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