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Wednesday - 25th April, 2018
SHIPPED OFF TO SERVE
CADETS from Training Ship Pioneer will be the only Navy cadets in Australia to parade with the real ...
Tuesday - 24th April, 2018
Man beaten with chain in ‘hate crime’
BRADLEY Skinner has been abused for being gay all his life, but when a stranger threw a slur his way...
Monday - 23rd April, 2018
Army hero proud to be leading the way
STEPPING UP: Proud to be leading the way in the year dedicated to women who have served with Austral...
Saturday - 21st April, 2018
Best friends take on trek
Sisters-in-law Sherrie Klingner and Sandy Marchetti aren’t ones to back down from a tough physical...
Friday - 20th April, 2018
BRING BACK SUGAR CITY
FOR the better part of the 20th century, Mackay was at the centre of Australia's worldleadin...
Thursday - 19th April, 2018
‘FENCE-JUMPERS KILLED THE BEACH RACES’
THE burden of debt from running the Mackay Beach Horse Racing Festival was so great it “killed” ...
Wednesday - 18th April, 2018
Activists spend the green
MEMBER for Dawson George Christensen says “without a doubt” some of the millions of dollars in d...
Tuesday - 17th April, 2018
‘PAY UP THE $2 A TONNE’
EXCLUSIVE: CANE growers who successfully challenged Mackay Sugar’s $2 a tonne levy are reeling aft...
Monday - 16th April, 2018
FAMILY HOLD ON TO HOPE
Parents of killed man make heartbreaking plea for information six years after death...
Saturday - 14th April, 2018
Larger aircraft and increased services will see Mackay travellers flying in and out of the city more...
Friday - 13th April, 2018
The city could enjoy a flurry of developer activity in the event a pitch for the Qantas Pilot Traini...
Thursday - 12th April, 2018
DAVIES LIFTING TO NEW HEIGHTS
COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mustering at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre before the opening ceremony of th...
Wednesday - 11th April, 2018
Zombie cyclone Iris to be reborn
IT’S becoming more and more likely the ‘zombie cyclone’ Iris will re-intensify off the Queensl...
Tuesday - 10th April, 2018
‘SCUSE ME MATE, I’M YOUR LONG-LOST BROTHER’
LEAGUES Club manager Dick Walsh, 48, had long ago written off the idea of ever being reunited with h...
Monday - 9th April, 2018
HOP TO IT
TOURIST PARK CALLS FOR SWIFT GOVERNMENT REGULATION TO CURB COMPETITION FROM AIRBNB...
Saturday - 7th April, 2018
‘CAN’T STOP’ FISHY SALES
Fishery officials will never be able to stop the black market seafood trade, despite a proposed incr...
Friday - 6th April, 2018
200 jobs at new CQ mine
EXCLUSIVE Bengal Coal has been granted a mining lease for a new coal mine in the Bowen Basin. The Qu...
Thursday - 5th April, 2018
Dick and Rose Sherwell, of Mackay, with dog Poomba walking along East Gordon St after the power went...
Wednesday - 4th April, 2018
FLOODED? FIX IT
DESPITE the millions pumped into Mackay roads over the past decade, the approach of Tropical Cyclone...
Tuesday - 3rd April, 2018
Fingertip lost in CQ mining accident
A CENTRAL Queensland man who lost the tip of his finger in a workplace accident is suing three compa...
Monday - 2nd April, 2018
Scream alerted rescuers
MUFFLED screams for help heard from the helm of VMR 1 alerted the skipper to the location of a missi...
Saturday - 31st March, 2018
Rescue job as family of seven swims two hours after bogging their rig
STUCK: A Sarina family, who got bogged at Alligator Creek when the tide rushed in, were forced to sw...
Thursday - 29th March, 2018
CHINESE tycoon William Han has been given the green light to redevelop Lindeman Island resort after ...
Wednesday - 28th March, 2018
NEW TASKFORCE TO KEEP MINING ALIVE
THE Federal Government will today announce a new taskforce to keep mining alive in regional areas as...
Tuesday - 27th March, 2018
RAIN GIVES CROPS A RIGHT SOAKING
Summer might be done and dusted but cane paddocks are anything but dry after widespread rain boosted...
Monday - 26th March, 2018
Glamorous teens strut stuff
SHE may only be 14, but Jordyn Jade Valentine has already been modelling for nine years. An...
Saturday - 24th March, 2018
WHEELIE bin dawdlers who fail to promptly take their bins back from the kerb face a fine in excess o...
Friday - 23rd March, 2018
Demolition came out of the blue
THE demolition of a small, bright blue building on the outskirts of Mackay’s CBD has generated a b...
Thursday - 22nd March, 2018
QLD’S TOP JAB RATE
Immunisation against the virus that causes cervical cancer is higher in Mackay than anywhere in Quee...
Wednesday - 21st March, 2018
Armed robbery or an accident?
A MACKAY ice user confessed to his girlfriend he killed a man with a sword during a botched armed ro...
Tuesday - 20th March, 2018
BRUSH WITH DEATH
Six months after Mercedes King survived a brush with death during Queensland’s worst flu season, s...
Monday - 19th March, 2018
‘Boyfriend’ to front court
THE man named by the coroner as Bowen schoolgirl Rachel Antonio’s killer will this week front cour...
Saturday - 17th March, 2018
MINER'S WHISKEY BUSINESS
END OF THE WORLD? JUST GIN AND BEAR IT: Former Mackay coal miner Matt Oberg and his partner, Kiera S...
Thursday - 15th March, 2018
$2.4M JOBS PACKAGE DELIVERED
FOUR projects in Mackay will share in more than $2.4 million from the Federal Government, it will be...
Wednesday - 14th March, 2018
WORKERS ‘POACHED’ IN SKILLS SHORTAGE
COMPANIES are facing the most serious skills shortage to hit the state for years. Chief exe...
Tuesday - 13th March, 2018
STORMY OUTLOOK CLEAR
FOR two years, a glass contraption sitting on David Griffiths’ kitchen bench, has never really don...
Monday - 12th March, 2018
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Saturday - 10th March, 2018
WILD WIND WHIPS UP BIG SURF
The Mackay swell has delivered for surfers in spades, and with the south-easterly gale expected to k...
Friday - 9th March, 2018
BIGGEST OP IN 3 YEARS
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Drugs with a street value of more than $800,000 have been hauled off the street...
Thursday - 8th March, 2018
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NRL
4-PAGE SEASON PREVIEW COWBOYS HOLD THE WHIP HAND? THE BURNING QUESTIONS TEAM BY TEAM ANALYSIS...
Wednesday - 7th March, 2018
Cheeky rain dance goes viral
WEARING matching work shirts, footy shorts, thongs and even moustaches, brothers Calem and Jesse Feg...
Tuesday - 6th March, 2018
CYCLONE victims have been short-changed and recommended cheap band-aid fixes in a growing insurance ...
Monday - 5th March, 2018
Exorbitant airfares won’t fly
THE EXORBITANT prices of airfares in many regional Queensland communities needs to be reined in, Opp...
Saturday - 3rd March, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: As family arrived in Mackay from New Zealand for the funeral of Chris Butler (right), one...
Friday - 2nd March, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Planned, extensive disruptions to courts across Queensland, including Mackay, during the ...
Thursday - 1st March, 2018
FISHERS BITE ON SECURITY LOCKOUT
EXCLUSIVE: Mackay anglers are rebelling – and they aim to hook the big one, reopening access for f...
Wednesday - 28th February, 2018
CATHERINE Faye Campbell was photographed French kissing another man on holidays in Thailand...
Tuesday - 27th February, 2018
New cop a good catch for Sarina
SERGEANT Michael ‘Mick’ Jones’ earliest fishing memory is in waters off Armstrong Beach as a s...
Monday - 26th February, 2018
Car runs into group, police lay charges
A MAN has been charged after a car was allegedly driven at a group of people in West Mackay, injurin...
Saturday - 24th February, 2018
WIN $1000 WORTH OF SCRATCHIES
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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...