Campaign to end sexual violence

THE Whitsunday community is taking up the fight against sexual violence.

Roger lived a life for the benefit of others

LOVED LOCAL: Roger Burgess will be remembered for his quick wit, giving nature and service to others.

Roger lived a life for the benefit of others

Falling into the records

AMBITIOUS: Sam DeBoni and Pete Wyllie free-fall toward the ground during their record skydive last month.

Falling into the records

THE signs are up and the ring has arrived.

SIGNING UP: A Mile In Their Shoes president Jack Lumby, Bald Eagles’ Steve Macgregor and Proserpine Rodeo Association’s Jemal Ferraris put up the sign for the Proserpine Lions Rodeo for Suicide Prevention.

THE signs are up and the ring has arrived.

Art helps to bolster town

GET ARTY: Whitsunday Regional Exhibition organiser Suzi Janicki can’t wait for the inaugural show this weekend.

Art helps to bolster town

Local a star in Airlie’s air show

HOME-GROWN: Tigermoth Adventures Whitsunday pilot Peter Hearnshaw delights the crowds at the Airlie Beach Air Show.

Local a star in Airlie’s air show

Bennet blasts through skies

EXTREME SKIES: The Paul Bennet Airshows team do what they do best at the Airlie Beach Air Show.

THERE are very few who can rival Paul Bennet in the sky, as

Air show sees crowd get close encounters

IN THE FAMILY: Airport owner Jeffrey Ruddell with his daughters Alice, Ellie and Joanna beside the P51 Mustang at the Airlie Beach Air Show.

Air show sees crowd get close encounters

Show of force by cadets

POPPING SMOKE: The 110 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets demonstrate a medical evacuation at the Airlie Beach Air Show.

Show of force by cadets

Joint venture to take off soon

INVESTMENT NEWS: Whitsunday Regional Council CEO Scott Waters responds to a question at the Whitsunday Coast Airport EOI process community consultation.

Joint venture to take off soon

Mayor keeping busy in China and Japan

Jennifer Whitney.

Mayor keeping busy in China and Japan

Salt-of-the-earth effort ensures a second coming

CARING COMMUNITY: Salt Seafood Bar & Grill owner Wayne Aspland is stoked to see his business back in action.

Salt-of-the-earth effort ensures a second coming

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Need to develop a culture of trust in business

What is paramount to business success? Trust among the team says Yale Morgan.

What is paramount to business success? Trust among the team

OPINION: Don't judge people for what they wear

Large structured handbags hold all your essentials and this shade of watermelon is fresh and delicious.

Should it really matter what we leave the house in?

An ode to Thurston: A freak, a genius, a special champion

Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston with daughter Charlie takes a quiet moment in the middle of the field after their win over the Broncos the NRL Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

Brisbane led 16-12 with 79 minutes but Thurston never quits.

NRL grand final: Is the golden point decider fair?

Anthony Milford of the Broncos lays on the field following their loss to the Cowboys during the NRL Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys.

Wayne Bennett calls for reintroduction of NRL grand final replays

OPINION: Don't tag Thurston an Immortal for grand final win

Johnathan Thurston now has the green light to be voted an Immortal.

OPINION: Driving is now far too draining

There are rules that need to be followed when in parking areas.

There was a time in my life when I loved driving

Baby run over by car at Teewah campsite

A one-year-old has been hit by a car at a campsite near Teewah Beach.

One-year-old flown to Brisbane hospital in stable condition

Thousands of fans welcome home the Cowboys

Fans at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville

More than 2,000 fans decked out in Cowboys gear at airport

Car and caravan roll on Isis Hwy

A car and caravan have rolled on the Isis Hwy. Photo Carolyn Archer / NewsMail

Couple lucky to escape with minor injuries

Toddler injured in high-speed Toowoomba collision

High-speed collision at the intersection of Robin and Ruthven Sts

Bystanders 'frantically' tried to save trapped girl, 13

A 13-year-old girl has died in a forklift accident on a property near Stanthorpe.

Tragic forklift accident on Stanthorpe property claims life of teen

Police reopen highway after fatal crash at Fairney View

The scene of a fatal traffic crash on the Brisbane Valley Highway on Monday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Utility collided with a power pole before catching fire

Police seek more security after Parramatta shooting

PROTECTION: NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.

More to protection after civilian police accountant shot dead

Aussies focus on improving mental wellbeing

Research looks at approaches to sleep, exercise, diet and socialising

TPP threatened as countries try to contain drug costs

DEAL CLOSE: Andrew Robb.

Drug deal could cover 40% of world's economy

All asylum seekers processed 'within the next week'

Tent accommodation for irregular maritime arrivals in Nauru.

Nauru government plans to expedite claims of 600 asylum seekers

Cowboys win historic grand final in golden point time

Cowboys players celebrate victory in the NRL Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys  (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

Thurston has led his Cowboys to grand final glory

Soccer player gets 112 stitches after 'minor' leg knock

CLOSE CALL: Josh Keenan of Buderim is recuperating after surgery for compartment syndrome.

Coast 18-year-old could have lost leg if blood clot went untreated

US gun sales soar after mass shooting in Oregon

Gun sales this year could exceed record sales reached in 2013

British to join air strikes against Isis in Syria

Britain says it should not be left to other countries

These are the victims of the Oregon shooting

Lucero Alcaraz, middle, with her older sister Maria, left.

The nine victims of the Oregon shooting have now been named

Solar customers concerned about $599 to repair rusty screws

HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED? We want to hear from you. Call our office or email Helen on

The email invited customers to spend up to $599 to repair screws

Pets and their owners line up for a blessing at St Mark’s

BLESSED: Geoff Farmer, Rev. Julie Simpson, Rev. Barbara Diery, Rev. Kaye Pitman and Joel Farmer with Rocky at the blessing of the pets at St Mark’s Anglican Church.

Church offers pet blessings on feast day of animal-lover St Francis

Tweed Valley 'priestess' offering sexual healing

Sexologist and “priestess of Goddess”, Kerri Ryan, in her temple at Uki.

The 'sexologist' says she can help you heal.

Doctor helps woman deliver own baby with natural caesarean

After Dr Wallman made the incision and moved the baby’s head and shoulders to the right position, the new mum reached down, grasped her baby under its shoulders, pulled him out, and laid him on her own chest.

Dr Wallman has helped a woman deliver her own c-section baby

Massive sinkhole opens up in UK residential street

The sinkhole appeared on a residential street overnight Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Council had been notified of a 'small hole' then it opened up

Outta the way All Blacks, Prince William's coming through

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

All Blacks whip out their phones to catch Prince William pass by

Kate Ceberano tossed out of Qantas Lounge for footwear

Kicked out for her shoes, Kate Ceberano is not happy with Qantas.

Famous singer told she must leave lounge or change out of flip-flops

Gwyneth Paltrow's relationship is 'very great'

At least according to her beau, TV producer Brad Falchuk

Elle Macpherson faces cancer scare

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson has opened up about her scary brush with cancer

More than four million watch NRL grand final nailbiter

Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston (centre) celebrates with team mates after winning the NRL Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

THE Cowboys' emotional victory among most-watched events of year.

Caloundra Music Festival fights off NRL to draw 9000

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Combining music and football fever for the Truman family, from Elimbah, are from left Joe, 7, Nic, 3, Kath, Dave and Ben, 5, with friend Stevo O’Neill, from North Lakes.

Festival's third day another sell-out despite NRL grand final clash

Carers still waiting on test results for baby koala

This baby koala was brought to Friends of the Koala today. Photo Contributed

He's able to melt your heart, but he might not be able to survive.

VW, Audi and Skoda suspend Australian sales of cheat diesels

DIRTY DIESEL: VW, Audi and Skoda diesel models featuring the EA189 engine with "cheat" software have been pulled from sale in Australia

1.6 and 2.0 diesel cars pulled from sale in emissions scandal.

4 trees that gamed biology (and their tiny, tiny seeds)

Sequoia National Park - General Sherman Tree - Panorama By World Wide Gifts [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

You might look at seeds differently after reading this

Proposed medical development planned for Bargara

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: Bauer Street development for a multi-use retail/medical/accomodation facility. Photo: contributed

Medical, retail and accommodation in the one place

Aura to raise prospects in Caloundra: Chamber of Commerce

New community set to drive investment, research, quality of life

Ted O'Brien targets Clive Palmer on milk

Clive Palmer addresses media at the Palmer Coolum Resort - Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

LNP candidate accuses Clive Palmer of opportunism

Rockhampton ‘Rome’ of the beef world

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss in Rockhampton for the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program roundtable.

Leaders beef-minded about CQ

Warning to councils: it takes 18 months to sell an airport

SUPPORT AIRPORT: To get direct and cheap flights, we must use the existing service to show demand exists.

Start now if you want to ride the wave of airport privitisations

US fire-fighting chemical case a tense wait for small town

Chemical contamination concerns after RAAF base spill