Help feed a family this festive season

Just over two weeks are left to contribute non-perishable food to the Christmas food appeal

Reef awareness one step closer

SUPPORT: Spirit and Soul foundation member Dave Freeman and Abell Point Marina general manager Luke McCaul.

Abell Point Marina back Spirit and Soul Foundation.

New VMR signs show safety first

SIGNED UP: Bob Beale, Kevin Thiele, Bob Bristow, Colin Metcalfe, Alan Corney, Roger Wodson, Ray Lewis and Norbert Gross at Whisper Bay with one of the newly erected signs.

VMR Whitsunday get new signs.

Sea Eagles want ladies side in comp

NEW SIDE: Airlie Beach has previously held women's AFL matches and the Sea Eagles want their own side.

Whitsunday is looking at starting a womens AFL team.

Junior cricket talent on to state honours

ON THE RISE: Proserpine juniors Michael Pettiford, Jack Dwyer, Howard McDonald, Matt Shoebridge and Corey Dwyer have been selected to represent the Mackay/Whitsunday district.

Junior Prossie cricketers selected for state honours.

Mandy bids farewell

COMMUNITY FIGURE: Mandy Cole is moving on to another chapter of her life.

Exciting times await Mandy for the next 18 months.

VMR Music Sundays hosts Christmas jam

BEST VIEWS: VMR Music Sundays to provide perfect setting for Christmas.

VMR to host special Music Sundays.

Donations to keep us 'Eco' friendly

LEND A HAND: Whitsunday Running Club event manager Wendy Downes and founding chairwoman of Eco Barge Clean Seas, Libby Edge, with Willamina.

Community group runs in support of Eco Barge.

Heatwave to continue for days as temps top 40 in some areas

Beachgoers cool down at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Temperatures have hit 46 degrees Celsius in parts of outback Queensland today, with a heatwave predicted for the state's central and southern regions.(AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Outback towns scorching under the Friday afternoon sun

Demand for "sustainably grown” sugar will change industry

LOOKING AHEAD: Kevin Borg from Canegrowers, Michael Boland from Reef Catchments and John Agnew from MAPS discuss a new $4.4m funding program.

By 2020 Coco Cola wants to source only sustainable sugar.

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

This decision could save you on your next flight

INCOMIN AIRLINE: Virgin Australia starts flying over the city of Bundaberg.
Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail

Airlines to vanquish pre-selection options

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Ho, ho, hold off quitting

DON'T QUIT: You might be feeling worn out but resigning just before Christmas isn't recommended.

Think twice before quitting right before Christmas.

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

Brisbane scenes using a Nikon D3400 entry level DSLR.

SnapBridge connectivity makes sharing great photos on social easy

Speculation discovered body could be missing man

Jamie Hardgraves, 43, was last seen at Thiedke Road, Beaudesert on Tuesday May 17. His vehicle was later located abandoned on Stanthorpe Texas Road early on May 18.

Police are unable to identify the remains until testing is finished.

Double fatality in two-car crash

8.30AM: The Ethical Standards Command, overseen by the Crime and Corruption Commission, launches and investigation into the fatal shooting.

Two women killed in two-car crash west of Toowoomba

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

Ballina trawler harbour.

Deadline extended for NSW fishers buying back into the industry

Sex attacker slapped with strict supervision upon release

Violent sex offender's life after jail no walk in the park

Nationals will not stop Essential Energy job cuts

Essential Energy workers are facing forced redundancies within weeks, according to unions.

Nationals leader rules out blocking Essential Energy's 600 job cuts

PIMP MY WHEELCHAIR: Mum pens sick son's bucket list

Toni Mitchell and Joshy Mitchell with Joshy's bucket list.

'It gives him beautiful memories to look back on'

Why we need sharks and sharks need us

Tagging sharks is something done with care

Why we can't live without sharks

Where there's a will, there's $75,000 for orphanage

A man has left a third of his $232,000 estate to the Grafton orphanage.

St Joseph's Cowper children's home receives $75,000 from will

Roma's so hot, they're frying eggs on the street

COOKED: Roma's streets are hot enough to cook an egg.

To see how hot it really is, we tried cooking an egg on the road.

Too young to work? This 13-year-old wants a job

WANTS TO WORK: Toowoomba's Declan Traise might be 13, but he already wants to enter the workforce.

A Toowoomba boy wants to enter the workforce at just 13

Baird bunny-hops on bicycle ID plan

New laws for passing cyclists are now in place.

NSW Government puts brakes on plan to force cyclists to carry ID

Bullied teen killed herself in front of her parents

A teenage student shot herself in front of her parents

Climate change's full impact underestimated says study

Climate change escalating so fast it is 'beyond point of no return'

Horrifying clip emerges of teen dangling from cruise ship

A video has emerged of a teen dangling from the side of a ship

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

Police use Nickelback album to threaten drink drivers

Police are threatening criminals with Nickelback.

Has Santa lost one of his reindeer in Rockhampton?

MOTORISTS are being cautioned about a giant deer roaming around one of Rockhampton's main roads.

Giant deer roaming around one of Rockhampton's main roads.

Raging bull almost flips 4wd as family sit inside terrified

Raging bull photo - don't use.

Raging bull filmed attacking car during bull run in Spain.

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

REVIEW: One hell of a trip

Under Full Sail is out now.

The discovery of gold brought a rush of migrants