ABC News - Queensland Meet the man who checks Australia's wettest rain gauge 2018-03-22T07:05:21.000000000+11:00 Spiro Buhagiar takes enormous pride in being the man who checks Australia's hardest-working rain gauge, taking a bright red cable car to the top of a mountain that receives more than 8 metres of rain a year on average. 'They didn't expect something so small could fly so fast' 2018-03-22T06:12:18.000000000+11:00 The emerging sport of drone racing is taking off in Australia, but advocates say it is yet to get the wider recognition it deserves. First-person view racer Edward Kratzmann explains some of the tech involved in the sport 2018-03-22T06:12:18.000000000+11:00 FPV racer Edward Kratzmann goes through some of the equipment involved in the sport. Queensland's LNP took $5,000 donation from property development firm 2018-03-22T06:05:19.000000000+11:00 Queensland's Liberal National Party accepted a $5,000 donation from a company that owns a property development firm, despite the Palaszczuk Government announcing the introduction of a retrospective ban on developer donations. Two people killed in helicopter crash at Whitsundays reef pontoon 2018-03-21T18:25:00.000000000+11:00 Two people die and one person is seriously injured in a helicopter crash near a pontoon at Hardy Reef in a remote section of the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsundays. Rick Thorburn charged with child rape over incidents at childcare centre 2018-03-21T17:16:11.000000000+11:00 Details of rape allegations against Queensland man Rick Thorburn can now be revealed, with prosecutors arguing he raped a girl under the age of 12 and committed several other acts of child sexual abuse between 2015 and 2016. Can extreme weather events be attributed to climate change? 2018-03-21T16:04:07.000000000+11:00 Every time there is an extreme weather event it seems to trigger a whirlwind of climate change discussion. But how do scientists decide if climate change is involved? Replica Spitfire pilot gets his wings to fly to work every day 2018-03-21T14:27:17.000000000+11:00 A far north Queensland man has won his bid to fly his replica World War II-era Spitfire to work 365 days a year. He punched her to death, hid her naked body and was jailed for manslaughter 2018-03-21T14:19:16.000000000+11:00 Graeme Evans is jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of his former partner Leeann Lapham in far north Queensland, after punching her in the head repeatedly and dumping her naked body in bushland in 2010. Foul play concerns after man 'lost over the side' of live cattle ship 2018-03-21T13:29:33.000000000+11:00 A man believed to be from the Philippines goes missing at sea while on board a live cattle export ship en route to Townsville in north Queensland, triggering an investigation into possible foul play.