Forces join to protect the reef

Collaboration between sectors will help reduce the effects of agriculture on the Great Barrier Reef.

Farmers, conservationists and resource management bodies have formally joined forced to protect Australia's precious Great Barrier Reef from the affects of agricultural activity. Members of the Reef Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a code of conduct that … [Read more...]

Seven people injured in buggy crash on Hamilton Island

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The Mackay RACQ CQ helicopter has just landed on the scene of a buggy crash on Hamilton Island this morning. Early reports say 7 people were injured in the incident. RACQ Emergency have confirmed that they are in the process of taking one of the occupants to Townsville to treat … [Read more...]

Catholic school strikes won’t disrupt Whitsunday students

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Whitsunday students shouldn't see any disruption to their usual school schedules, with classes still running as normal during the state-wide teacher strikes on Thursday. Parents can rest assured that their kids’ timetables won’t be affected at St. Catherine’s Catholic College, Proserpine and St. … [Read more...]

Awkward virus infection found on the reef

Scientists studying the coral on the Barrier Reef have found a virus.

It appears as though the Great Barrier Reef is going to have to have an awkward conversation with someone, with the recent discovery of a herpes like virus on the coral. A paper published in the Frontiers in Microbiology is claiming that the coral has picked up the infection during a recent … [Read more...]

Cannonvale bus crash

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A bus carrying 12 passengers has crashed in Cannonvale this afternoon. Three people are in critical condition after the incident and have been transported to Mackay Hospital. The Whitsunday Transit bus rolled on Shute Harbour Road near the Gregory-Cannon Valley turn off. It is understood … [Read more...]