Christensen campaign signs defaced

Federal MP George Christensen's campaign to retain the seat of Dawson was targeted by vandals last night.

Tributes flow for young horse riding star

YOUNG STAR: 12-year-old Billie Kinder. 
Photo contributed.

Former Whitsunday local 12-year-old Billie Kinder has died.

Woman kicks and scratches police

An Airlie Beach woman has been charged after a vicious police assault.

Police have charged a woman following a violent attack.

Man believed to be driving at 180km/h on Bruce Highway

Police have caught a man doing 146km/h on the Bruce Highway.

Police have caught a man doing allegedly driving at 180km/h.

Labor candidate hears community concerns

LABOR'S STANCE: Labor candidate for the seat of Dawson Frank Gilbert visited Airlie Beach and Proserpine yesterday, meeting with locals to hear their concerns. 
Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian

Labor candidate hears community concerns

Second loss of season for Raiders

FACE OFF: Petelo Kelemete looks for a hole in the Kuttabul defensive line during last night's match.
Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian

The Raiders went down to Kuttabul at home last night.

Cruise draws big crowd in second year

JUST CRUISIN': Whitsunday Cruisin' Car Club's Ashlee and Holly Coyte show off their ride at Cruisin' Whitsunday this morning. 
Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian

Cruise draws big crowd in second year

UPDATE: Multiple fires hit Bowen over night

DUEL EMERGENCIES: Two fires broke out almost simultaneously in Bowen last night.

TWO fires broke out almost simultaneously in Bowen last night.

Buckets of fun

HIGH FASHION: Salvation Army Cannonvale Family Store manager Denise Norder is excited about the runway fashion fundraiser. Photo: Rory Sheavils

Buckets of fun

UPDATE: Tributes flow for man killed in Bowen capsize

RACQ CQ Rescue was tasked to rescue a group of people after their boat capsized off Bowen today. Photo: Bowen Independent

Tributes flow for Martin Cunningham after tragic death on Wednesday

Some yum rum fun

GET CREATIVE: Mark ’Dr Rum’ Wyatt looks forward to judging the Pina Colada Carnage. Photo: Rory Sheavils

Some yum rum fun

Tug boat company offers condolences after fatal capsize

RACQ CQ Rescue was tasked to rescue a group of people after their boat capsized off Bowen on Wednesday. Photo: Bowen Independent

Svitzer Tugs has offered their condolences after Wednesday's capsize

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Croc attack victim's parents: 'Our darling girl is gone'

Cindy Waldron

Pat and Heather Waldron still coming to terms with the news

Fatal truck crash causes chaos on Bruce Hwy

Commuters are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Ipswich mayor lobbied Premier to approve Sekisui project

An artist's impression of part of Sekisui's Yaroomba development. Photo Contributed

Paul Pisasale lobbied on behalf of Sekisui's Yaroomba project

Woman faces fight to use dead partner's sperm

Tony Deane. Photo Facebook

A second application must be made before that sperm can be used

NSW child assault pastor granted bail to live in Rocky

A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

Pastor's case being followed by prominent radio broadcaster

Qld croc attack: the last words she screamed

Cindy Waldron (left) and Leeann Mitchell swam in a known croc hotspot.

Ms Waldron had been living in Australia for 18 years.

Hammerhead shark so big it sinks fishermen's boat

Two fishermen had their boat upturned when a hammerhead shark they caught jumped into their small tinnie.

FISHERMEN caught up in scary ordeal at dusk.

Mt Everest climber blames himself for wife's death

Dr Maria Strydom and Robert Gropel had trained for 12 months for Mount Everest. (AAP/ Monash University)

“I’m her husband, it’s my job to protect my wife"

Con artists scamming millions from lonely hearts online

Millions of dollars are being scammed through online romance cons.

Elderly woman dies after fire engulfs her home

A crime scene has now been declared.

Superannuation in the firing line

Superannuation will be under attack, no matter which party wins.

Court hears of delays in murder case

Lengthy jail sentences have been handed to two men who used a crow bar to smash their way into and rob two pub workers at gunpoint.

A former Ipswich man has had his court case adjourned.

Mum whose son caused a gorilla to die, defends herself

The mum has defended herself after a storm of outrage.

Nine things you should never search on Google

It may be handy, but Google is waylaying students looking for homework help.

Seriously don't search these, you'll regret it

Prince Harry photobombs Next Top Model

Prince Harry: Not one to miss a photobombing opportunity. Photo / Instagram, Winnie Harlow

Prince couldn't resist pulling a face when he realised he was in shot

Single parents, divorce create child poverty: lobbyists

Child poverty has tracked sole parenting almost exactly.

This photo of a cuddling couple is freaking people out

Couple embracing on a beach has left people scratching their heads

Chinese delivery mid hike? No pack H2O? Newbie seeks advice

Hiking tours are very popular in Europe and why wouldn’t they be when you get views like this of the Mont Blanc range in France. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

"We usually walk with our bottles open and wait for the rain"

Abbott in speedos- $51, Scrooge next Treasurer- $1001

HITTING THE BEACH: Bongsu Kim (left) from South Korea and Finn Massoud with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park.

Fancy a flutter? How about Scrooge to become the next Treasurer?

'My name is Tarzan': Man's hairy night out in Gladstone

Gladstone Court House, Yarroon Street.

“He was swaying on his feet and both refused to tell police names."

Python sunk fangs into man's penis as he sat on the toilet

He tried desperately to break free from the 11 foot creature

Kim’s journey continues on The Voice

Former Maclean High student Kim Sheehy (left) wins her battle on The Voice.

Kim Sheehy makes it through the first battle round on The Voice.

Theresa eyes off new food career after MasterChef exit

MasterChef Australia contestant Theresa Visintin.

MUM-of-three latest cook eliminated from Ten's reality cooking show.

Depp set to give tell-all interview after marriage collapse

Johnny Depp is reportedly set to give a tell-all interview

When Time Stops: a spectacle of time manifested in dance

Michelle Barnett in Expressions Dance Company's When Time Stops.

An opening like this makes it hard to believe it'll be beaten

It looks like Top Gear's ended up stuck in reverse

Matt Le Blanc on the Top Gear set

They've put out a new model without changing anything

Sam Mendes quits Bond franchise

Sam Mendes won't direct any more James Bond movies.

Mining industry drags corporate profit figures down

Weak mining profits weighed on corporate profits over the past year.

'Can't afford it': Gladstone tradies in struggle for work

Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer

Young Gladstone tradies need to find a job soon

CEO resigns, Airport to pay $1.7M to council

This photo shows progress of the Gladstone Airport runway upgrade.

Airport corp approves $1.7M payment to council

"I just broke down in tears": Young mum's $12,000 bill shock

NOT HAPPY: Queensland Urban Utilities has slapped Sherelle Taylor with a $12,113 water bill.

Sherelle Taylor was in disbelief when she opened her water bill

The earthmoving firm cutting carbon emissions

GOING GREEN: Black Cat Civil directors Brendan Flynn and Jai Tomlinson.

Black Cat Civil first to introduce Tier 4 emission compliant machine

ATM operating systems need security updates

Cash money   Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

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