But the Coastal champion proved his talents extend further than just super sedans with a dominant performance at the 2017 Australian Late Model Championship at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool. The national title win means Harper is now a dual-Australian champion in motor sport having taken out the super sedans title in Rockhampton last year.
Kieran Bourke, 20, of Maryvale, is more at risk than his coastal cousins, spending long days in the sun on the family dairy farm. Picture: Jamie Hanson THE Isaac region, based on Moranbah west of Rockhampton and Mackay in central Queensland, is the Sunshine State's sunburn hotspot.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has invited five regional mayors on her trip to India to meet with the mining giant Adani to discuss the $21 billion Carmichael Coal project. Ms Palaszczuk confirmed on Saturday that she wants the mayors from Townsville, Whitsunday, Mackay, Isaac and Rockhampton to accompany her on the visit next month, which would be part of an overseas trade mission to include Singapore for trade meetings and London for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games activities.
The federal government has confirmed the controversial expansion of two Queensland military bases can be achieved through the voluntary sale of property with no need for forced acquisitions. Earlier this month the federal government backflipped on plans to forcibly acquire properties to expand training facilities at Shoalwater Bay, near Rockhampton, and the Townsville Field Training area.
The Department of Education and Training records 306,520 international students had enrolled at Australian universities as at November 2016. In regional Queensland, James Cook University in Townsville and Cairns has between 1,800 and 2,000 international students while the University of the Sunshine Coast is expecting around 1,600 students.
If Busby Marou's third album Postcards From the Shell House was any more laid-back, it would be upside down. Inspired by time spent writing, recording, fishing, drinking, swimming, jetskiing, quad-biking and generally kicking back on Great Keppel Island off the coast of their native Rockhampton, the collection of chilled-out acoustic pop sees the APRA Award-winning Queensland duo really bring it all home.
Teenage girl dies in horrific car crash just one week after her 18th birthday - as the driver, 17, recovers from head injuries in hospital Friends and family have been left shattered after the death of Che Jennar only a week after the 18-year-old celebrated her birthday. The beloved teenager died after the car she was in veered off the road and rolled down an six metre embankment on Thursday west of Emerald, the central highlands of Queensland.