Hydro power station plans west of Mackay

Queensland's largest dam could become electrified as the State Government investigates the possibility of building a hydro-electric power station west of Mackay

Campervan driven on wrong side of road involved in crash

A car overturned on Saturday night after a two vehicle collision.

A car sustained heavy damage and overturned on Saturday night

Local takes third at Hamilton Island Hilly Marathon

Third place winner in the marathon, Justin Knight-Gray, in action this morning.

Justin Knight-Gray ran the course in 3:57:49

Debbie not enough to stop a sweet conference

Bowen based mango orchard Marto's Mangoes, owned by the Martin family. Ben Martin (left), Ash-lei Martin, Bernadette Martin and Gary Martin.

Bowen will play host to 11th Australian Mango Conference

A cover up is coming for an a Whitsunday icon

Taylorwood naturist resort owners Rogin and Linda Taylor will throw open the resort to the general public in September.

Taylorwood opens to the public.

Tourism chairman: Reef needs recovery programs

Tourism Whitsundays chairman says something will need to happen to help coral recover in the Whitsundays.

Tourism chairman says reef programs are needed.

Great Barrier Reef Minister visits Whitehaven

The clean up on Whitehaven Beach.

Minister praises Whitehaven recovery efforts.

Parking meter headaches fixed

The parking meters at the Port of Airlie car park are now all fixed after some of them sustained damage during Cyclone Debbie.

Parking meters at cause problems post-cyclone.

Annual event to shine light on domestic violence

The annual candlelight ceremony to remember Domestic Violence victims will be held on May 3.

Domestic violence is never acceptable.

Give centre helped the Whitsundays stand strong

UNITED: Rotary members Karyn Davey, Samantha Burgess, Nell Johnson, Nancy Tabell and Dalwyn McErlane at the Give Centre on Reef plaza which is now coming to an end.

The Give Centre closes today after serving a need in the community.

ANALYSIS: Can Amazon make it in Australia?

The Amazon.com homepage.

It is more than twice the size of Woolworths

Samsung launch: What's wrong with this picture?

This doesn't look like the launch day for one the biggest phone companies in the world.

What happened on launch day for Samsung?

Will this newcomer kill Rebel Sports?

JD Sports will stock Beyonce's activewear line, Ivy Park.

It's been dubbed the “Rebel killer”

Microsoft Surface Studio goes on sale in Australia

Microsoft Surface Studio

With a price tag of $4699, it's definitely aimed at the top end

Kids addicted to their mobiles? How to shut them down

Japanese company has come up with forceful solution

Cyclone Debbie cuts $1.6b from BHP coal bottom line

CYCLONE Debbie has cut a swath through BHP Billiton’s coal operations

Bad business, but good at it: court tells trafficker

BAD BUSINESS: A young man's drug trafficking career has ended in court.

Drug trafficker's tight business control brought him undone

Million dollar payout for Bundy mum's death

MISSING YOU: Rylee Ely hugs the photograph of her mother Rebecca back in 2012.

State compensates for Bundaberg Hospital's missed diagnosis

Emergency situation revoked after man arrested

Emergency declaration has been revoked after arrest

Life in jail for thug who murdered random passer-by

Jake Desmond Livingstone, 22, who was convicted with murdering Philip Quayle.

Murderer had only been released on parole two days earlier

'We always hoped we'd find them alive'

Stephen Ward leaves the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Stephen and his Dad, John, were missing for three nights in Tasmania’s South-West wilderness before being rescued.

A dad and his son defied expectations to survive

Israeli teen suspected of hoax bomb threats to schools

Woree State School was one of nine Queensland schools to receive bomb threat hoax calls in one morning last year.

Teen also suspected of a series of global threats

Boy was allegedly taken from hospital by anti-vaxxer mum

An Amber Alert was issued for missing boy Chase Walker-Steven, who was found in Newcastle.

Young boy taken from hospital by anti-vaxxer parents

The two year old who smoked 40 cigarettes a day

Do you remember the two-year-old who was addicted to smoking?

Champion swimmer urges people to talk about endometriosis

Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm shared her experience with endometriosis as Endometriosis Australia's ambassador at the EndoMarch High Tea.

Emily Seebohm encourages people to talk

BIG READ: The pain that endures for endometriosis sufferers

Mab Graves had acute stage four endometriosis. In 2016, after Lupron chemotherapy failed, she had a radical hysterectomy.

Inside life with a little-understood disease

'Men can beat their wives as long as they don't cause injury'

A bleeding Anthony Mundine of Australia clashes with Charles Hatley of the USA, during the WBC Silver Super welterweight title bout, at the Melbourne Convention Centre in Melbourne, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Muslim boxer Anthony Mundine says men can beat their wives

Putting his body on the line to save the best in bull riding

PBR protection athlete Kerry Whitehouse puts his body on the line to protect bull riders in the arena.

Protection athlete says he is honoured for top job in PBR.

The $3 trillion consequence of a war with North Korea

North Korea launches four ballistic missiles by the Korean People's Army (KPA) during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

There's an unmanageable consequence to a war with North Korea

"My scars don't define me" says girl, 12, scalped by ride

Elizabeth Gilreath before the accident that changed her life. Picture: Facebook

Lulu opens up about being scalped on a carnival ride

Shark spotter Adrien Dubosc killed by shark

A trained shark spotter has been mauled to death by one

Lovely selfie takes creepy turn

Witchcraft or photoshop? You decide.

At first glance it looks like just another sweet selfie

Albert, 4m pet crocodile, survives home inferno

50-year-old crocodile survives along with family

China releases poorly photoshopped naval image

China embarrassed over shockingly photoshopped naval image

'Snakurettor' problem shuts down Coast car

A snake found coiled up in Sunshine Coast car as it's about to go on the highway.

Record season of call-outs for snake catcher.

Woman swims with croc: 'VBs dared me to do it'

Innisfail woman Shae Pasetti with the small crocodile.

Facebook post has already attracted condemnation

Amber Heard's dog makes social media comeback

Amber Heard has finally let the dog out of the bag

Sam Thaiday stars in Broncos’ carpool karaoke

SAM Thaiday has stunned with his karaoke rendition of Celine Dion.

What's on the small screen this week

My Kitchen Rule's mother and daughter contestants Valerie and Courtney.

MY KITCHEN Rules grand finalists face off and Love Child returns.

Anthony LaPaglia steps out with new fiancee

Anthony LaPaglia.

Actor Anthony LaPaglia engaged to much younger girlfiend

Ronan Keating a dad for fourth time

Ronan Keating and Storm Keating.

Bouncing baby boy for Boyzone star

Lion King remake well under way

Seth Rogen.

More Lion King remake cast members revealed

Splendour auctions VIP passes for flood appeal

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

Each pass will have a reserve price of $500