Regional News

Tue 10 Dec 2019

‘Disturbing’: Rocky teacher in major child exploitation bust

premium_icon ‘Disturbing’: Rocky teacher in major child exploitation bust

Queensland police operation nabs a ring of six alleged child sex offenders.

Protesters reveal Adani's 'secret' Bowen office

premium_icon Protesters reveal Adani's 'secret' Bowen office

They held a mock opening ceremony for the office before leaving shortly after.

15 deadly Mackay drivers busted putting lives at risk

premium_icon 15 deadly Mackay drivers busted putting lives at risk

After a horror week on the roads, police shocked by brazen acts of motorists on Mackay highways.

FAST TRACK: MP wants planned Bruce upgrades sped up

premium_icon FAST TRACK: MP wants planned Bruce upgrades sped up

An MP has called on the State Government to fast track seven planned overtaking lanes between Bowen and Home Hill

Spoiled wedding plans the catalyst for music festival

premium_icon Spoiled wedding plans the catalyst for music festival

Event set to celebrate its 24th year at Cameron's Pocket.

Superyacht legislation a real 'game-changer' for region

premium_icon Superyacht legislation a real 'game-changer' for region

Marina owner speaks out after import duties cut for foreign vessels.

Powerlifter set to fly Aussie flag for over 60s

premium_icon Powerlifter set to fly Aussie flag for over 60s

Two champions from the Whitsundays ready to hit Hong Kong stage.

Drink-driver who caused fatal crash risks more jail time

premium_icon Drink-driver who caused fatal crash risks more jail time

This 31 year old could be sent back to prison over one “foolish” decision.

Former Qld pollie throws support behind Costo’s NQ First

premium_icon Former Qld pollie throws support behind Costo’s NQ First

The semi-retired business owner said he felt compelled to join.

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Venue mastering chill-out sessions set to host a cracker

premium_icon Venue mastering chill-out sessions set to host a cracker

Head down on the summer solstice to enjoy live music at an event that attracted 1500 last year.

Arrest made at anti-Adani protest

premium_icon Arrest made at anti-Adani protest

A woman has chained herself to a gate by her neck, and two others have locked onto machinery at two Adani sites

Keep festival vibes flowing at Airlie Christmas party

premium_icon Keep festival vibes flowing at Airlie Christmas party

Food stalls, live music and more to fill the Sailing Club pavilion.

END OF CRUSH: Mackay Sugar reveals $13m cash splash

premium_icon END OF CRUSH: Mackay Sugar reveals $13m cash splash

RESULTS: Racecourse, Farleigh and Marian mills finish 2019 crush.

'No secret, only good teaching' for top NAPLAN school

premium_icon 'No secret, only good teaching' for top NAPLAN school

The Whitsunday school which topped the NAPLAN results over the last five years has said there is no secret to good results, ‘only good teaching’.

Partner, sister watched as plane crashed

premium_icon Partner, sister watched as plane crashed

A horror plane crash that killed two Queensland men was witnessed by the pilot’s partner and sister.

How a phone call could have saved my brother

premium_icon How a phone call could have saved my brother

‘I never realised the power of a phone call until one changed my life.’

‘Best defence’ against pests lost as stocks runs dry

premium_icon ‘Best defence’ against pests lost as stocks runs dry

A crucial weapon in the fight against pests could be removed as the State’s poison stockpile dries up

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Having grown up and worked in country areas, journalist Peter Gleeson will bring his passion for the regions to a new hour-long program on Sky News next year.

‘Fake tits, wanker’: BHP workers sacked for Xmas party brawl

premium_icon ‘Fake tits, wanker’: BHP workers sacked for Xmas party brawl

They fought their sacking over a brawl where expletives were thrown around, a supervisor was punched and a woman was asked if she 'had fake tits'.

CITIZEN’S ARREST: Man facing 11 charges held in custody

premium_icon CITIZEN’S ARREST: Man facing 11 charges held in custody

Police are yet to question a woman who was taken to hospital in handcuffs

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