French tourist avoids jail for selling drugs

A French national avoided jail but was fined for supplying drugs in an Airlie Beach night club last year.

Do you know this man?

SEARCH ON: Police believe the man pictured could assist with them with investigations into a recent store theft in Cannonvale.

Police are searching for the man in this picture

Olympic star living it up in Whitsundays

RELAXING: Ian Thorpe celebrated one year with his boyfriend, Ryan Channing in the Whitsundays.

Ian Thorpe has made his way to the Whitsundays

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Mackay, Cairns to host world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John

Airlie send-off for Rufus tour

ON THEIR WAY: Rufus will wrap up their massive regional tour with a show at Magnums Hotel this month.

Rufus will play at Magnums next week

Where are the jobs? $30m Bowen Basin package under fire

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash and Federal MP Michelle Landry announced the $30 million Bowen Basin Jobs Package in Mackay on June 20, 2016.

Speed of jobs package delivery under fire

Taking on a personal touch

PERSONAL: Emily Krause is taking her tour to Magnums Airlie Beach in March.

Emily Dawn will hit up Magnums next month

No better place to plan for knot tying

GET PLANNING: The Whitsunday Wedding and Honeymoon Expo is fast approaching.

Check out the wedding and honeymoon expo next weekend

Tourists love sea-side

WHAT A LIFE: Stem 2 Stern representative Matthew Flint enjoys a delicious lunch with a view at Sorrento Restaurant.

Sorrento is the perfect venue to celebrate a milestone.

600 jobs on way as major mine reopening approved

A Bucyrus-Erie 1370W electric powered dragline at Blair Athol.

The company has ruled out FIFO.

One Nation leader hits cafe after Pauline Hanson fans attack

One Nation Qld leader Steve Dickson and Nicklin candidate Steven Ford visit Endless Time cafe.

Pauline Hanson's Qld leader meets with cafe after weekend of abuse

Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 models recalled

The Mazda2 (DE) models are being recalled.

More than 120,000 Mazdas are being recalled due to seat issues.

Pauline Hanson supporters attack innocent cafe owner

UNHAPPY: Paul Smart from the Endless Time Cafe in Nambour has been copping online abuse after the One Nation press conference was asked to move away by C-Square management.

'You guys can all go to hell': Coast cafe grilled after Hanson visit

Drought disaster: "We're in serious trouble now”

Run out of water and losing crops - Mark, Col and Bill Ward, of Bilcormack Enterprises, rely on the rapidly dwindling supply of dam water, to irrigate their small crops.

The Ward family is reaching out for help from the community.

Video: how to do it right

KEEP IT NATURAL: Where possible have yourself and/or key employees speak directly to camera.

Video: how to do it right

Mansion on fire in the Gold Coast hinterland

A house fire in Willow Vale

Firefighters battling a large blaze at a home in Willow Vale.

Five hurt, road closed in multi-vehicle crash at Greenbank

Ambulance with lights on

Photo Tony Martin / Daily Mercury

Motorists are advised to seek an alternative route if possible

UPDATE: Man still critical after Biggenden Meatworks accident

File photo

Workplace health and safety inspectors investigating

RECALL: Inflatable pool toys including flamingoes

RECALL: Rivers Australia has recalled four pool toys.

Toys were sold between November 23, 2016 and February 9, 2017

Man became a quadriplegic after swallowing a chicken bone

Shane became a quadriplegic after he swallowed a chicken bone one night.

They said: ‘He’s not going to make it through the night’

Victim of ugly racial attack has the most beautiful response

Paul Aleer posted to social media about being racially abused while shopping in Toowoomba, Monday, February 20, 2017.

'In my decade and a half here I've never experienced racism'

The family dog that nearly died from ice overdose

Stewart Morrison with his dog, Nellie, who nearly died from a drug overdose.

Sunshine Coast vet warns drugs new threat for pets

Hanson slams Muslim schoolboy ban on shaking women's hands

Pauline Hanson... not happy about education department ruling.

IS this still Australia? Pauline Hanson supporters ask

Buderim mum who rejected her gay son on TV has secret past

Chris approached his parents with trepidation. Picture: Picture: Channel 7

Her rejection shocked the nation, now her secret past will shock you

French waitress shows Aussies how to wrangle a goanna

The Australian native was no match for the brave waitress.

French waitress was taking no guff from an invading goanna

Art showcasing drought to help those in need

Outback Creative photographer Lisa Alexander, from Blackall, took this photo of her husband on her family's sheep property.

Outback Creative launches Drought Angel fundraiser.

What was going on with the man behind WA head-on fatality

Capel car crash on Bussell Highway in WA's south west.

Man behind head-on fatality had been trying to "start over again"

Claims Melania Trump 'shuddered' with Trump touch

Melania Trump appears to flinch when her husband touches her shoulder. Picture: Sky News

Video shows America’s new First Lady speaking during a rally

Nasa to reveal 'discovery beyond our solar system'

An artist's impression shows what HD 219134b could look like NASA/JPL-Caltech

Event will see the revelation of major information about exoplanets

How Trump gets away with saying what he says

President Donald Trump announces that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser during a statement from Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg will be McMaster's Chief of Staff.

Trump's popularity could actually stem from an ancient trick

CAUGHT: Naked men, clothed women cool off in other's pools

Three men were spotted on CCTV swimming naked in a resident's pool

Three men looking to cool off got their kit off

Syringe falls out of woman's bra

There are better things that can be hidden in a bra.

A car driving with no number plates has revealed more than expected

'Sweet deal' fire sale as Coast candy store closes

Candy Addictions of Montville is re-locating to Hastings Street, Noosa, in April.

This iconic handmade sweets shop has a huge departing gift

MELON FEST: Not just for Chinchilla locals anymore

Melon skiing at the 2017 Chinchilla Melon Festival on Saturday.

Chinchilla's Melon Festival is no longer just about the residents

New suburb in the crosshairs of Coast vandals

UNDER WRAPS: Graffiti on art installations at the entrance to the newly opened Bells Creek Arterial Road has been covered up.

Vandal rechristens Stockland as something less than complimentary

Sad surprise when one unwitting offence leads to another

UNPLEASANT SURPRISE: A man received an extra unpleasant surprise when pulled up by police with an expired licence. He also found that the licence offence put him over the drink driving limit, even though he was below 0.05%

Man finds his licence expired, and that puts him over the limit

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

ROBERT Irwin continues to keep his father, Steve Irwin's legacy alive, guest starring on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson in a scene from the movie Trespass Against Us.

Tough British film about criminal clan proves touching

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

‘I didn’t stuff it up like you have’: Plibersek on Q&A

“I didn’t stuff it up the way you have stuffed it up, George”: Tanya Plibersek.

Plibersek lashed out at Brandis to plenty of applause

MKR cheating scandal: Alyse and Matt hit back

Matt Jenner shows his MKR rivals the curry paste he and Alyse used.

Alyse and Matt Jenner have hit back at claims they cheated on MKR