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The Whitsunday Reef Festival will be rocking the town with some of the country's hottest young talent performing throughout the 10-day extravaganza.

Premier Men tame Lions

GOAL: The Whitsunday FC Premier Men celebrate another goal at the Whitsunday Sportspark last night. 
Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian

The Whitsunday FC Premier Men put paid to Lions at home last night.

This year’s fete set to be great!

WINNERS: 1st Lawton Kelly, 6 (centre), 2nd Kate Bennett, 10 (left) and 3rd Gemma Ross, 8 (right).

This year's fete will feature a host of fun events

Hollywood stars hit Hamo

STAR POWER: Leonardo DiCaprio (pictured) and Chris Hemsworth have reportedly been holidaying on Hamilton Island this week.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Hemsworth have been spotted on Hamo

Champion returns to defend Airlie triathlon

WARRIOR RETURNS: Sam Betten claiming the Hamilton Island Triathlon in 2014.Photo Andrea Francolini

Sam Betten is determined to defend his triathlon title

PJs will help children

ALL DAY COMFORT: Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre family support worker Kerri Brown, community development officer Tamara Noble and admin officer Peita Rollings getting ready for Pyjama Day last year. Photo: Charlotte Lam

Wear PJs to work and help children

Tom’s time to shine

BRINGIN’ IT: Catch Tom Budin at Boom this weekend before he makes it big time.

Tom Budin to hit Magnums

Creativity flows at painting workshop

ARTY: Peter Jennings, Lyndyl Hill, John Hill, tutor Jude Fleming, Jacquie Hendersen, Dot Smith, Glenda Vickers, Carol Bell, Emilie Huang, Avril Arling, Linda Forrester and Kerry Kenyon at Jude Flemming’s workshop.

Painting workshop has creativity flowing

Budget brings 'bright new dawn' for Tourism Whitsundays.

Tourism Whitsunday CEO Craig Turner at the Budget meeting in Proserpine today. Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times

Mayor declares 'bright new dawn' for Whitsundays.

Wild pig spotted in park

SPOTTED: Wild pig sightings are not uncommon in Queensland.

A wild pig has been spotted in a park at Jubilee Pocket.

Why being lazy at work is a good thing

Most won't praise laziness for fear of being unemployable

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Billion dollar plan gets RAAF base flying high

MOVING: Wing Commander Scott Winchester discusses the billion dollar developments that are underway at RAAF Base Amberley.

Work underway on the first of many key projects at the base

Iwasaki's 9 month target for state approval for new resort

The Capricorn Resort recently announced it's closure.

A new resort could be approved in nine months

Queenslanders to cash in on empty cans and bottles

plastic water bottles

QLD will share a CDS with NSW to keep laws consistent

WetSide Water Park takes out national award

Wetside Water Park, Hervey Bay - Oliver Hunt from Pomona couldn't get enough of the Flipside Boardride.

The Award was won in the "Travellers Choice" category

Island residents shocked after attack on likeable paramedic

Eurong resident David Anderson works as a first responder on Fraser

Girl, 13, missing from train station near Deception Bay

A 13-year-old girl has gone missing from Deception Bay.

Man in serious condition after swerving to avoid horse

A car reportedly rolled after the driver swerved to avoid a horse

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

Kane with his mum Natalie and dad Rick met Taylor Swift at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

A few years ago Rick had surgery to remove stomach cancer

Sport scientist at centre of Essendon scandal shot at

Bullett holes at the Ascot Vale house where former sport scientist Stephen Dank was shot and injured in Melbourne, Saturday, July, 23, 2016.

Stephen Dank has been shot at while he slept

Scramble to remove possible campaign slogan from Govt site

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull makes a statement during a joint press conference with United States Vice President Joe Biden in Sydney on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Mr Biden is visiting Australia as part of a tour of the Pacific.

Scramble to erase the Prime Minister's "exciting time" catchcry

Young mum shot four times by her husband

Edith Mulvena lies in an unmarked grave at East Lismore cemetery.

Husband murders wife in dramatic domestic violence situation

Sunshine Coast fraudster arrested in South Africa

FRAUDSTER: Luke Bracken during his stint as executive chairman of Bracken International Mining.

Fraudster left behind a trail of victims here on the Coast

Hadley weighs in on pedophile sentences

Well-known radio personality, Ray Hadley, dropped in to St George on Sunday to watch a bit of rugby league.
Photo Karen Berry / Balonne Beacon

Hervey Bay man convicted of downloading child pornography

Army pilot trainee pulls man from burning wreck

HUMBLE HERO: Officer Cadet Ingrid Dylan, flanked by Captain Warren Wilton, talks of the dramatic rescue at Cooyar after spotting a car on fire after a crash.

Army sends its condolences to family of man killed from crash

Ollie and Willow are keeping our schools fire ant free

Now it turns out the stinging invaders from South America are using US as a staging ground to invade China, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

Meet the dogs tasked with hunting down fire ants in Qld

Kuwait suffers through hottest temperatures ever recorded

On Thursday a blistering temperature of 54C was recorded in Kuwait

18-year-old gunman identified, children among dead

Emergency personnel gather close to the Olympia shopping centre (OEZ) where a shooting was reported, Munich, Germany, 22 July 2016. After a shooting at the Olympia shopping centre during Friday evening, the police reports at least 9 dead and 10 injured.

One killer has been identified in shopping centre massacre

Clinton makes "boring" pick for VP running mate

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton selected on 22 July 2016, Democratic Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine to be her pick as running mate for the presidential elections. According to media reports, Clinton is planning to make a formal announcement on 23 July 2016.

Clinton's choice suggests she is confident of beating Donald Trump

Vintage vehicle LARC-y to make trip

Craig Seeley ready for adventure on his Larc

Amphibious vehicle makes it to its destination

Too sensual? Manu Feildel's Magnum ad creates stir

The offended person was shocked by this ad, which featured the words "Magnum for pleasure seekers".

Magnum ice cream bar was too saucy for one person.

$200 in fuel, cigarettes, ice coffee: I'll be back

Man left his driver's licence and promised he would pay

Snake on a train! Police nab slippery rail passenger

Brisbane Water Local Area Command officers nabbed this three-foot jungle python from a 20-year-old man who was proudly introducing the reptile to fellow train passengers.

Cops nab three-foot jungle python called 'Bread' from train.

Mum's third set of twins in two years

Newborns Darla and Delanie are a US mum Danesha Couch's third set of twins.

"I said, 'This is not happening right now. Pinch me.'"

WATCH: News reader tries her hand at hardcore shooter, Doom

Veteran journo and noob gamer takes a shot at Doom

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

Guy Sebastian a hit at Splendour in the Grass

Guy Sebastian performs at Splendour in the Grass with Paces.

REALITY TV judge a hit with festival crowd.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18