In remote places and when the chips are down, friends are more important than ever, and it was shown in spades at the Hell's Gate Ladies Lunch.
The bush has become used to sending and receiving emails to people all over the globe at the tap of a key so it's hard for people nowadays to imagine a world without instant communication at your fingertips.
Although it's not due to be officially opened for another few months, the new recreational water park at Hughenden is having water pumped in.
Trying to set off dog traps buried in the sand and guessing the weight of Ronnie the big boar pig were just two of the new attractions for patrons at the Landsborough Flock Ewe show at Muttaburra on the weekend.
Drought is something that wears you down but now a wearable art production acclaimed as of national standing has shown that you can find beauty even in despair.
A woman whose impact in rural and remote Queensland has been described as "truly extraordinary", Lyn French has been announced as Queensland's Volunteer of the Year.
If you captured the flood, the damage, the rebuild and the people of north west Queensland, we'd like to see your photos.
It's Happy Hour in more ways than one for tourism in outback Queensland after more than $1.1 million in funding was distributed in round one of the Year of Outback Tourism events program.
The Longreach Show Society will have governess Anna Finlayson and sheep and wool expert Allycia Bennett representing it in Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador competitions this year.