Regional News

Sat 4 Apr 2020

How Mackay can win the war against COVID-19

premium_icon How Mackay can win the war against COVID-19

Inside our region’s plan of attack and how you can help the cause.

Bottle shop patrons behaving themselves

premium_icon Bottle shop patrons behaving themselves

There are no limits on purchases at some Whitsunday bottle shops and certainly no panic buying, with everyone behaving “sensibly”.

Fri 3 Apr 2020

UPDATE: Vehicle ‘flipped’ off trailer at Brandy Creek Rd

premium_icon UPDATE: Vehicle ‘flipped’ off trailer at Brandy Creek Rd

Police and ambulance services have left the scene.

New ways of doing things at the PCYC

premium_icon New ways of doing things at the PCYC

The PCYC is using new and different ways to connect with the community as it faces coronavirus restrictions.

Hard-training rider ‘devastated’ after event postponed

premium_icon Hard-training rider ‘devastated’ after event postponed

After months of early training sessions, a Bowen rider is devastated at not being able to complete the Tour de Cure.

Tailbacks hit Cannonvale, affect workers

premium_icon Tailbacks hit Cannonvale, affect workers

Tailbacks took a few drivers by surprise this week as Shute Harbour Road, in Cannonvale, got a facelift.

Another COVID-19 case in Mackay as health staff ‘threatened’

premium_icon Another COVID-19 case in Mackay as health staff ‘threatened’

Health minister calls out shocking behaviour towards frontline workers.

Awards flow for real estate company

premium_icon Awards flow for real estate company

The property team shone at the network’s national awards, with some individual gongs as well.

Coronavirus Queensland: All you need to know today

Coronavirus Queensland: All you need to know today

Queensland health care workers have been vilified and threatened while wearing their uniforms out in public, Health Minister Steven Miles says.

Bannon’s win brings father to tears

Bannon’s win brings father to tears

Daughter and father combo earn first win together after four years.

Virus cases jump to 873, as ‘peak’ time revealed

Virus cases jump to 873, as ‘peak’ time revealed

The number of Queensland coronavirus cases has grown overnight, taking the total to 873 as the Premier reveals just when local cases are expected to ‘peak'.

Tenants face uncertain future after COVID-19 stops business

premium_icon Tenants face uncertain future after COVID-19 stops business

Mackay tenants stressed about rent bills after income stops indefinitely

COVID-19 Mackay cases reach 11 in biggest spike yet

premium_icon COVID-19 Mackay cases reach 11 in biggest spike yet

THE number of confirmed COVID-19 patients within the Mackay district has jumped to 11, as four more cases are added to the Whitsunday tally.

CQ mining death details uncovered

premium_icon CQ mining death details uncovered

A quarry company and three supervisors are accused of serious health and safety breaches linked to Connor Milne’s training and supervision.

Dummy’s guide to new home isolation rules

premium_icon Dummy’s guide to new home isolation rules

A DUMMY’S guide to who can visit your home has been issued after three days of coronavirus confusion and another change that relaxes rules for housebound...

Leaders reassure community over backpacker concerns

premium_icon Leaders reassure community over backpacker concerns

Horticultural leaders have said ‘strict measures are in place’, with police even helping out

Call for billions to be more accessible to region

premium_icon Call for billions to be more accessible to region

Senator says the Whitsundays could see more jobs and development projects through an existing loan scheme.

New boat ramp may need cash injection from state

premium_icon New boat ramp may need cash injection from state

Construction of a boat ramp at Midge Point would cost council $2 million

Tiny visitor sparked Mackay author’s passion for birds

premium_icon Tiny visitor sparked Mackay author’s passion for birds

Daryl Barnes says it all started with a tiny Papua New Guinea kingfisher nesting at Cape Hillsborough.

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Children to return to classrooms after holidays, PM says

premium_icon Children to return to classrooms after holidays, PM says

Scott Morrison says children are expected to return to classrooms after the looming school holidays if parents are unable to provide home learning.

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