Beat the wind and enjoy variety of top catches

WITH the wind still about this week it has put a few anglers off going out.

Five things to do this weekend

Singer Kate Miller-Heidke. Supplied by Jones PR. Photo to Jo Duck.

What's on in Ipswich this weekend?

Matt Monro show

A PORTRAIT: Enjoy a tribute show to 20th century performer Matt Monro, performed by Michael Whittaker.

The golden oldies

Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich

James Southwell

Five-day gig guide to the best entertainment in Ipswich

Bechtel selling wacky and wonderful items in Gladstone

NEED a steel igloo? What about a ute or an SUV? Find it all here.

What's on in Ipswich this weekend

Artists Destiny Whelan, Kate Roberts and Glen Smith promote an initiative to highlight the work of local artists at Arttime Supplies.

Check out our guide to what's on this weekend

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Behind the Red Curtain

Explore what goes on behind the performing arts curtain, gaining valuable insights into the creative process from established people within the business.

Rhyme, Rhythm and Reason

Experience poetry read by an established poet with musical interludes and the opportunity to engage with the conversation or sit back and watch it all unfold.

Experience poetry read by an established poet with musical interludes and the...

Groove & Grape @ Studio 188

Celebrate the onset of the weekend with an evening of live jazz, showcasing the talented musicians from Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

Celebrate the onset of the weekend with an evening of live jazz, showcasing the...

Groove & Grape @ Studio 188

Celebrate the onset of the weekend with an evening of live jazz, showcasing the talented musicians from Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

Celebrate the onset of the weekend with an evening of live jazz, showcasing the...

A Portrait of Matt Monro by Michael Whittaker

While there will ever be only one Matt Monro, Michael Whittaker narrates his story, sensitively recreating all your favourites from the Matt Monro Songbook.

While there will ever be only one Matt Monro, Michael Whittaker narrates his story...

A Tribute to Roy Orbison

A Tribute to Roy Orbison with Edith Elaine singing Emmylou Harris.  No-one sings Roy Orbison songs like Athol Matcham. He has the sound, the range and the look!

A Tribute to Roy Orbison with Edith Elaine singing Emmylou Harris. No-one sings...

Quartet by Ronald Harwood - A QTC Production

Quartet, also adapted as an acclaimed 2012 film, is a devilishly funny journey into old age told with tenderness, grace, hope – and above all, no self-pity.

Quartet, also adapted as an acclaimed 2012 film, is a devilishly funny journey into...

Plenty of fishing spots to hook in

FISHING options seem to be everywhere at the moment and many anglers are getting stuck into fish all over the place.

Ideal options to chase a variety of species

Sunset at Dicky Beach. Photo: Brett Wortman/Sunshine Coast Daily

Fishing Lines with QT columnist Matt Osley

Dams, river sharks worth targeting during windy conditions

Sue Oshea caught this beaut Mangrove Jack fishing at the Gold Coast.

Fishing Lines with QT columnist Matt Osley

What’s happening in weekend sport

First division one-day cricket Centrals v Taipans. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times

Here's a look at where our sporting teams are playing this weekend

Check out what's revving up this weekend

Here's a look at where our local teams are playing this weekend

Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich

Festival goers get into the spirit of things at Soundwave 2013 at the RNA showgrounds in Brisbane. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Five-day gig guide to the best entertainment in Ipswich.

Mackerel providing hot action on jigs in bay

A couple fishing off Harbour Road during the king tide that hit on Saturday. Photo Lauren Reed / Daily Mercury

Fishing Lines with QT columnist Matt Osley

Changes to the "backpacker economy" would hurt Gympie

Many Gympie region farming and tourism enterprises would suffer under planned taxation changes affecting the backpacker economy, it was claimed yesterday.

Backpacker tax faces opposition from farming, tourism

WATERING CANE: Industrial size sprinklers irrigate a cane farm on Goodwood Road.

Petition launched in bid to drop plan for 32.5% tax on backpackers

Sydney’s almost on top in keeping tourists entertained

Research from the first MasterCard Asia-Pacific Destination Index shows Australian cities claimed four of the top 20 destinations on this list.

Travelers to Sydney stay an average of 23.7 nights per visit

Work progressing to get the region international flights

Four planes pack the Whitsunday Coast Airport runway during a busy Saturday which saw six commercial flights land.

Dawson MP says work has begun identifying the airport infrastructure

Splashing out on $40m push to lure international tourists

NATURAL DRAWCARD: Paddleboarders enjoy the Pumicestone Passage. A new tourism campaign is focused on aquatic and coastal attractions.

New campaign showcases region's beaches and water activities

But why is the rum gone?! Sarina Sugar Shed runs dry

TASTE TESTING: New Zealand families Stu Jones, as well as Janice and Bruce Blackman, enjoy the taste of rum made from our very own sugarcane grown throughout the region.

Sarina Sugar Shed is doing such roaring trade, it ran out of rum.

Gunman open fire on tourists at Egyptian resort

Two suspected attacked stab and wound foreign tourists

IN DEEP: Interest soaring in dive lessons

For the first time in years, learn-to-dive courses have increased

Introduced pest species of fish found at duck ponds

This Oscar was caught in the duck ponds on Glenlyon Rd yesterday. Photo Contributed

Up to ten Oscar fish were seen at the duck ponds

This has to be better alternative to ice addition

FISHING FANATIC: TFFC president John Reed.

One in five people participated in fishing activities in Capricornia

Beer & BS: Roothy tells how to keep an old truck running

John Rooth's old faithful Milo: It’s not that hard to keep an old truck flush in new parts

John Rooth lifts the lid on diesel power and Chooka’s latest hairdo.

12V tips: Five easy 4WD upgrades you can do at home

It’s a pretty safe bet there’s been more than a few divorces due to warm steaks, burnt fuses and wives tripping over tent pegs sticking out of the ground in the dark.

A few 12V upgrades can make 4WDing a whole lot more comfortable.

Camp cooking: Whip up a feast from whatever you've got

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

Sometimes I just make things up to suit whatever’s in the truck.