PLUS WRITE A CRACKING LETTER TO THE EDITOR TO WIN...
Friday - 23rd February, 2018
THERE are calls for an explanation from the State Department after the death of a monster croc in th...
Thursday - 22nd February, 2018
FAST & FURIOUS
MORE than a dozen roofs were torn from homes and almost an entire town is still without power after ...
Wednesday - 21st February, 2018
SUGAR WASTE COULD POWER JETS
CANE farmers could fuel jet planes, if testing of a new technology continues to deliver sweet result...
Tuesday - 20th February, 2018
PRIVATE SCHOOLS LEAD OP RANKING
THE Mackay region’s best performing OP schools have been revealed, with two cracking the top 20 in...
Monday - 19th February, 2018
MP’S GUN POST ANGERS GREENS
A PHOTO that George Christensen posted of himself holding a pistol has landed him in hot water.&...
Saturday - 17th February, 2018
48 HOURS OF THINGS TO DO
2018 Helloworld Travel Expo ■ When: Saturday, February 17, 10am to 3pm ■ Where...
Friday - 16th February, 2018
HOW TIPS ARE BUSTING DRUG NETWORKS
PUBLIC tip-offs led to more than $100,000 worth of drugs being taken off Mackay streets in 2017.&...
Thursday - 15th February, 2018
IT’S YOUR FUNERAL
His plans to build a crematorium in Mackay may seem dead and buried, but Whitsunday Funerals owner J...
Wednesday - 14th February, 2018
DE FACTO OR FICTION?
MACKAY man Christopher Neil Butler, 55, died on September 18, 2011. Two days prior to his d...
Tuesday - 13th February, 2018
COCAINE IMPORTER ‘I WAS THE VICTIM ALWAYS’
THE payoff could have been huge – at least $11 million. Instead, a Colombian cocaine impo...
Monday - 12th February, 2018
Clowning around to protect kids
A UNIQUE educational collaboration between Mackay Police and CQ University has helped break the cycl...
Saturday - 10th February, 2018
BIZARRE LETTER SPARKS WAR OF WORDS
A HIPPIE town about 1300km south of the proposed Carmichael Coal Mine has sent a “bizarre” lette...
Friday - 9th February, 2018
PAY UP AS BULK BILL DOC GOES
MACKAY residents will no longer be able to visit the doctor without it hitting the hip pocket, after...
Thursday - 8th February, 2018
‘CRUEL TO BE SILENT’
The mother of murdered Mackay woman Shandee Blackburn has endured a lengthy investigation and years ...
Wednesday - 7th February, 2018
BUYERS CIRCLE MACKAY SUGAR SHARES
THE sale of Mackay Sugar looks inevitable as chair Mark Day reveals there are a number of interested...
Tuesday - 6th February, 2018
Twins get the last laugh
THEY may not be identical, but telling Addyson and Brylee Roche apart is a struggle, especially when...
Monday - 5th February, 2018
AUSTRALIA is facing a "national crisis" on literacy with students showing up to ki...
Saturday - 27th January, 2018
MACKAY POWER 50
SPECIAL 32-PAGE MAGAZINE INSIDE TODAY...
Friday - 26th January, 2018
LEADERS IN THEIR FIELDS HONOURED
ON returning home from a volunteering expedition to Samoa, Eungella based Colin Creighton got “qui...
Thursday - 25th January, 2018
560 little miracles
PARENTHOOD: They say all love begins and ends there. Today, we celebrate the Mackay region ...
Wednesday - 24th January, 2018
MILLER FLAGS BIG CHANGES FOR 2018
MACKAY Sugar has announced a lifeline the same day it revealed its chief executive had gone from the...
Tuesday - 23rd January, 2018
Born as 1918 cyclone struck
STORIES of the 1918 Cyclone are on everyone’s lips as the region marks the centenary of the devast...
Monday - 22nd January, 2018
TWO in five people with “potentially life-threatening” conditions coming to Mackay Base Hospital...
Saturday - 20th January, 2018
Plea for help is finally heard
THE pivotal moment in Mackay’s 1918 Cyclone recovery came when the isolated township’s desperate...
Thursday - 18th January, 2018
Wednesday - 17th January, 2018
Tuesday - 16th January, 2018
NOT ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE
AS cane farmers struggle to keep their crops alive, and irrigate despite escalating costs, the Macka...
Monday - 15th January, 2018
TRAGEDY SHOCKS SARINA A PAIR of “top blokes”, brothers Frank and George Vella, died over the weekend in a devastating workplace incident.
Sarina men and long-time locals, Frank, 52, and George, 48, were found by police about 8.30pm Saturday, dead inside
Health and Safety Queensland is now investigating. George’s old boss and good friend Ange...
Saturday - 13th January, 2018
MIRANI MAN DIES IN TRUCK ROLLOVER
A TRUCKIE who died on the Peak Downs Hwy was four days into a new job when the truck he was driving ...
Friday - 12th January, 2018
9 MONTHS ON FROM CYCLONE DEBBIE...
TWO WEEKS WITHOUT POWER AND INTERNET: Nine months ago Cyclone Debbie tore through the region. The re...
Thursday - 11th January, 2018
SEASON OFF TO A SCORCHER
Coast yesterday, the current batch of two-year-old up-and-comers kicked off the action in Mackay as ...
Wednesday - 10th January, 2018
AND, THE SECRET'S OUT
WHAT was once a quiet swimming hole for the few families who knew its charm has become the region’...
Tuesday - 9th January, 2018
LEGACY OFA LEAGUE LEGEND
JOHN ‘Johnny’ Bickmore wasn’t a coach or player at Souths Sharks Rugby League, but the legacy ...
Monday - 8th January, 2018
Croc spotted eating a turtle
A MACKAY man got more than he bargained for when he saw a five-metre crocodile off Little Green Isla...
Saturday - 6th January, 2018
Spider man’s unusual find
WHILST strumming away on his guitar on Wednesday night, Heinz Eichhorn noticed a large eight legged ...
Friday - 5th January, 2018
Thursday - 4th January, 2018
Pets not welcome any more ❝ We’ve already had one dog and one cat brought back.
— Carmen Hill
FURRY friends bought over the Christmas period have already lost their appeal, with some being retur...
Wednesday - 3rd January, 2018
Top 10 baby names revealed
LITTLE Olivia Thomson was one of three girls sharing the same name who came into the world on August...
Tuesday - 2nd January, 2018
Tight lines and a very high tide
FISHERMEN, seagulls and sightseers flocked to the banks of the Pioneer River to witness the first ki...
Monday - 1st January, 2018
Mackay hits headlines in US
MACKAY has hit headlines in the USA, as one of the most well-known and respected news outlets in the...
Saturday - 30th December, 2017
THREE GREAT READS INSIDE YOUR WEEKEND MAGAZINE
FLAVOUR HITS MATT PRESTON ON 2018 FOOD TRENDS DESIGN GUIDE WHAT'S...
Friday - 29th December, 2017
Beach looms as hot spot for cool crowd
Scarlette, 5 and Dexter Arthy, 7, had Harbour Beach almost to themselves during the week but hot wea...
Wednesday - 27th December, 2017
Tuesday - 26th December, 2017
SAVING LIVES AFTER LOSS
WHEN Gemma Hamelink learned she would need a liver transplant, her elderly grandfather-in-law was in...
Saturday - 23rd December, 2017
SANTA’S SET TO SWELTER
WITH temperatures near 40 degrees expected in parts of the region over Christmas, paramedics are war...
Friday - 22nd December, 2017
DECK THE MALLS
With reduced opening hours and the best trading they’ve seen in years, retailers are bracing thems...
Thursday - 21st December, 2017
DAD ‘SWERVED TO AVOID ROO’
FOUR siblings are coming to terms with the death of their father, just days from Christmas. Sarina m...
Wednesday - 20th December, 2017
MAN DIES IN HORROR ROLLOVER
FORENSIC crash, scenes of crime officers and SES crews spent last night on a rural road south-west o...
Tuesday - 19th December, 2017
DAD DEFIES DEATH AT SEA
CLINGING to his capsized tinnie in rough seas for nine hours, Ben Mackay thought about tying himself...
Saturday - 16th December, 2017
Protection needed for old homes
MACKAY’S residential history is being lost due to a non-existent heritage protection policy.&n...
Friday - 15th December, 2017
Best Christmas present ever
FIGHTING leukaemia is not the way two-year-old Kacey Sanfilippo deserves to start her life. Nor is b...
Thursday - 14th December, 2017
NBN CUTS COSTS TO SAVE FACE
THE PRICE of broadband is set to fall next year after NBN Co revealed plans to cut the cost of its h...
Wednesday - 13th December, 2017
NEW direct flights from China to Brisbane are expected to bring about 85,000 extra tourists to the W...
Tuesday - 12th December, 2017
MINER WAS UNFAIRLY SACKED FOR ‘PATTING BACKSIDE’
MINING giant Anglo American has been criticised over its handling of sexual allegations, and ordered...
Monday - 11th December, 2017
BOREDOM BUSTERS | ACTIVITIES | WHAT'S ON | PHOTOS...
Saturday - 9th December, 2017
BANKING ON TALKS
EXCLUSIVE Ratepayer money could be used to buy and repair the once beautiful and now decrepit Old Co...
Friday - 8th December, 2017
MACKAY residents are highly engaged in the workforce, more able to afford a home and work in well de...
Thursday - 7th December, 2017
‘STANDING IN THE WAY OF JOBS’
LABOR will return to power with its biggest hope for jobs and the economy running out of financing o...
Wednesday - 6th December, 2017
Final year for festive display
FOR the past 10 years, Sarina’s Lyn Birch has been bringing joy to the region with her outstanding...
Monday - 4th December, 2017
Saturday - 2nd December, 2017
Adani mine project brings in ‘big guns’
ADANI has brought in the big guns to ensure its highly controversial Carmichael project goes ahead.&...
Friday - 1st December, 2017
THE MINING FRAUDSTER WHO STRUCK GOLD
FAKE emails, false invoices and pretending to be other people paid handsomely for Glenn James Tonkin...
Thursday - 30th November, 2017
Coal revival worth $1B
THIS is what a renaissance in Queensland’s coal industry looks like and it could be worth more tha...
Wednesday - 29th November, 2017
GUTSY MOVES, RISKS PAY OFF FOR MP COSTO
JASON Costigan’s team has revealed a horse, a call to police and a deal with One Nation stalwarts ...
Tuesday - 28th November, 2017
In hospital a year after crash
A YOUNG Mackay region man is still in hospital almost a year after a quad bike accident that left hi...
Monday - 27th November, 2017
REGIONS WANTING MORE
STATE Labor has been issued a challenge from a senior party MP – the next three years need to be a...
Saturday - 25th November, 2017
+ why your vote today counts + where you’ll find a ballot paper and a snag + hig...
Friday - 24th November, 2017
RED FLAG IN RACE TO THE FINISH
The barrier to a win tomorrow...
Thursday - 23rd November, 2017
The sensors that deploy the airbags in a car, and incidentally also record crash data, could determi...
Wednesday - 22nd November, 2017
HOW DID HIGHWAY TRAGEDY HAPPEN?
EVERY detail of a double fatality highway crash that killed a mum and her teenage son will be examin...
Monday - 20th November, 2017
Saturday - 18th November, 2017
PRIME MINISTER TURNBULL, YOU HAVE 16 DAYS UNTIL I CUT LOOSE
GEORGE Christensen will go rogue in 16 days. The rebel National MP for Dawson has penned a ...
Friday - 17th November, 2017
MACKAY State High School student Simone Muirhead is one of hundreds of senior students across the Ma...
Thursday - 16th November, 2017
A MAN handing out how-to-vote cards was almost head-butted and a woman told she didn’t deserve to ...
Wednesday - 15th November, 2017
BUSINESSMEN SLAM MINE
PUBLIC opposition to Adani’s coal mine continues to build in this state election cycle as two prom...
Tuesday - 14th November, 2017
NO BODY... BUT KILLER GETS TO WALK FREE ANYWAY
A Mackay couple allegedly misled by the State Government over new ‘No body, No parole’ laws yest...
Monday - 13th November, 2017
Newlyweds’ love at first kite
FOR two Mackay newlyweds and extreme sports enthusiasts, it’s safe to say it was love at first kit...
Saturday - 11th November, 2017
MINE BLAST SPLITS ROAD IN HALF
IT WAS an earth-shattering mine blast that split a Central Queensland road in two. A photo ...
Friday - 10th November, 2017
PAULINE’S BATTLING BUS
One Nation state election campaign brought to a halt on the Bruce as mechanical problems hit ‘battler bus’
FIRST, she refused to eat breakfast at McDonald’s because it was halal-friendly, instead opting fo...
Wednesday - 8th November, 2017
THE new general manager of the city’s top sports centre today launches an audacious bid for attent...
Tuesday - 7th November, 2017
High price to pay for ring road
HE’S fought tooth and nail, but now, looking to the front of this cane grower’s fields, heavy ma...
Monday - 6th November, 2017
BILLION DOLLAR BOOST FOR THE BRUCE
THE premier has touched down in Mackay to outline a billion dollar a year vision to upgrade the Bruc...
Saturday - 4th November, 2017
TEEN CALLS OUT BULLIES
“ALL I ever wanted was to be treated the same as everyone else.” Those are the powerful...