UPDATE: Mackay All Stars win inaugural shield

RUGBY LEAGUE: In very wet conditions the All Stars win the Greg Sutherland Shield game against the Mackay Cutters, 38-20

BIG4 Whitsunday takes top industry honours

TOP HONOURS: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has just been awarded bronze and silver awards in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

Our local BIG 4 is one of the nation's best holiday parks.

Harbour master warns operators of severe weather

STORM CLOUDS: The regional harbour master has warned local marine operators to activate their severe weather plans. (Pictured: a storm gathering over Shute Harbour late last year). 
Photo Leonie Lovell.

Marine operators have been warned to prepare for severe weather.

Watch for heavy rain this weekend

WARNING: The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting heavy rainfall for the region this weekend.

Batten down the hatches with heavy rain predicted this weekend.

Flood camera footage available from home

WHAT A VIEW: Mayor Jennifer Whitney and disaster manager coordinator Scott Tellegen with the new flood camera at Hamilton Plains.

A new flood camera at Hamilton Plains accessible from home.

Two in hospital after being bitten by snakes

Teen transported to hospital after snake bite

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READER'S VIEW: Labor forgetting Qld’s past power problems

RAIL STATION: The Bundaberg Railway Station. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Lasting consequence of 2003 storm - constant rise of electricity

South Burnett storm damage

Storm damage from Friday January 29. Contributed

Damage from Friday January 29, storms.

Clean up in Scarness

Storm clean up - Clean up began in the early hours on Scarness Esplanade. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The clean-up has began after storms lashed the Fraser Coast on Friday night.

2016 Mercedes-AMG A45

2016 Mercedes-AMG A45

The fastest hot hatch money can buy: the 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 which hits 100kmh in...

Australia Day award winners

New citizens pledge their allegiance to the Crown at the Australia Day ceremony in Proserpine yesterday. Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times

Australia Day award winners

Top ten recent Australian Guinness world records

NUMBER 10: The tallest inflatable slide is 12.90 m high and was achieved by The Beachouse (Australia) as measured at the Brian Nadilo Reserve in Glenelg, Australia, on 27 November 2015.

There's nobody like an Aussie to throw down and show the rest of the world what...

Outrigger challenge

Outrigger Challenge winners from the Clipper yacht Da Nang Vietnam Phil Francombe and Peter Murray with their trophy. Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times

Clipper crews challenge Whitsunday Outrigger Club on the water

Clipper Race

Day 3 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Photos contributed and Craig Greenhill/News...

Before and after Lorne bushfires

"They were fair dinkum that it was a serious threat so I just packed the car and went," Ms Hawksworth said. "It's one of the driest years I've ever had, the grass crackles under foot. This is the third year I've had stuff packed next to my door. When I decided to go, I just put that in the car, grabbed some clothes and my pets and was off."
 Photo: Contributed by NearMap

Aerial photography firm Nearmap has captured the devastation of bushfires that...