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Mon 19 Aug 2019

Jay Brodgen murder accused faces court

premium_icon Jay Brodgen murder accused faces court

A separate case against a man accused of killing Jay Brogden will be mentioned in Mackay Supreme Court.

$2M piece of equipment could save miner's lives

premium_icon $2M piece of equipment could save miner's lives

The critical piece of equipment will likely form part of the emergency response plan for every mine site in Queensland

Expert explains: Mackay can expect even more earthquakes

premium_icon Expert explains: Mackay can expect even more earthquakes

Find out why the region has experienced a huge jump in the number of recorded earthquakes

Assault on officer

premium_icon Assault on officer

Man turned his public outburst toward police

Drink driver was almost five times the legal limit

premium_icon Drink driver was almost five times the legal limit

Three drivers more than twice the legal limit also faced court.

Boost to pair of NDIS providers

premium_icon Boost to pair of NDIS providers

More than $24,000 has been allocated to two Bowen NDIS providers.

New Whitsundays shop a massive game changer

premium_icon New Whitsundays shop a massive game changer

Bargain hunters of the Whitsundays rejoice, a new shop coming in October promises big savings.

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Building industry's best on show

premium_icon Building industry's best on show

IDYLLIC mansions, world class athletic facilities and stunning homes were on show at Mackay & Whitsunday Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards...

How councils have flushed $4m down the drain

premium_icon How councils have flushed $4m down the drain

EIGHT Qld councils have wasted $4 million of taxpayers’ money by building costly mothballed water infrastructure they aren’t using. SEE THE FULL LIST.

Island emergency: Snake bite patient airlifted

premium_icon Island emergency: Snake bite patient airlifted

Paramedics treat person for reported snake bite

'I died on the road': Crash survivor's harrowing near-fatal

premium_icon 'I died on the road': Crash survivor's harrowing near-fatal

A man was in a coma for eight days after a crash so serious he died on-scene and was revived by ambulance responders. This is his story of recovery.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Take a sneak peek of new-look luxury Hayman Island

premium_icon Take a sneak peek of new-look luxury Hayman Island

Tourism is back in the Whitsundays and we are going to see it grow further.

TOP 10: Moments that shaped Rugby League Mackay season

premium_icon TOP 10: Moments that shaped Rugby League Mackay season

RECAP: We call them sliding doors moments - the ones that prove the difference between success and sorrow. Here we recap the 14-round regular season in depth.

'Pulling their hair out': Town's digital disaster

premium_icon 'Pulling their hair out': Town's digital disaster

'We're in the digital age, but for a lot of my constituents, you wouldn't know it'

Scientists develop burp-free cattle feed to save the planet

premium_icon Scientists develop burp-free cattle feed to save the planet

Rude cows could spell doom but scientists are mass producing an aquatic pink puffy solution

Apprentice push to fight region's skills shortage

premium_icon Apprentice push to fight region's skills shortage

Mackay company committed to training future workforce to fight skills shortage

Fri 16 Aug 2019

ADANI BLOCKADE: Woman arrested, charged over protest

premium_icon ADANI BLOCKADE: Woman arrested, charged over protest

POLICE arrested and charged a woman after anti-Adani protesters caused havoc at a construction site connected with the controversial mine this morning.

Digging deeper into soil health

premium_icon Digging deeper into soil health

While most attendees bring paper and pencils - organisers say it was not unheard of for some people to bring 'a bucket full of dirt'.

Bankrupted man vows to keep opposing Adani

Bankrupted man vows to keep opposing Adani

A man forced into bankruptcy by Adani after numerous failed legal actions against them has vowed to continue to speak out against its Queensland coal mine.

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