Devestation in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie at hamilton Island. MUST CREDIT Photos: Paul Ferrante

Resorts ruined

MILITARY and private helicopters will be used to evacuate cyclone-traumatised guests and residents from Daydream and Hamilton islands.

Bali death Cairns family want body home

THE family of a Cairns woman who died in Bali from suspected alcohol poisoning over the weekend has closed ranks as they struggle with their grief.

Daydream ‘Parts of the island are ruined’

‘Parts of the island are ruined’

UPDATE: Residents running low on drinking water have finally been permitted to venture outside in preparation for mass evacuation later today.

Queensland coast ‘Bloody mayhem’ hits Hamilton Island

‘Bloody mayhem’ hits Hamilton Island

SHOCKING images have revealed the devastation at cyclone-battered Hamilton Island as authorities scramble to assist holiday-makers.


Weather Temps heat up in Cairns

UPDATE: IF you woke up sweatier than normal this morning, here’s why.

Business Krispy Kreme comes to Cairns

Krispy Kreme comes to Cairns

DOUGHNUT industry heavyweight Krispy Kreme is coming to Cairns.

Latest Towns cut off, 63,000 without power

Towns cut off, 63,000 without power

LATEST: More than 63,000 homes remain without power in north Queensland, with rising floodwaters cutting off entire communities and hampering efforts to re-connect the supply.

Crocodiles Port bid to shift big crocs

Port bid to shift big crocs

DOUGLAS Shire Council is demanding rangers be allowed to remove any crocodiles more than 2m long spotted at Port Douglas’ famously scenic beach.

Whitsunday coast ‘I’ll probably pack up and go now’

‘I’ll probably pack up and go now’

LATEST UPDATES: Our PM is saying ‘come and visit’ but the full horror of Cyclone Debbie is starting to sink in for one Whitsundays region resident who is preparing to walk away from his shattered business.

Weird and Wild

Cyclone Debbie LATEST: Little Aussie battler

LATEST: “Debbie” the cockatoo rescued by a Townsville Bulletin photographer is back on her tucker. She snatched a salada from Ando from the comfort of their Airlie Beach motel this morning.

Crocodiles Big croc lurks in fishing habitat

A LARGE crocodile has been spotted stalking a popular fishing spot in White Rock, not far from suburbia.

Mystery breakthrough Twist in mystery death of dancer

THERE has been a breakthrough in the mysterious case of a British exotic dancer who was found dead in a Melbourne strip club.

Cyclone Debbie ‘I just want to go home’

A DISTRESSED Melbourne woman said she hadn’t eaten in 24 hours, as a long-term resident said ferocity of storm is the last straw and he’s leaving

Pricey outfit Kate stuns in $10,000 lace dress

IF anyone is going to nail a designer dress, it’s the Duchess of Cambridge. She wore an emerald frock to a gala event - and it had a super-expensive price tag.