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‘He was just absolutely committed to his community’

Premium Content ‘He was just absolutely committed to his community’

VALE DAVID THICKER: He gave 45 years to Bowen’s State Emergency Service and will be...

Citizens inform grassroots action plan to protect reef

Premium Content Citizens inform grassroots action plan to protect reef

IN PICS: A flock of black cockatoos perched above as residents celebrated the...

Triumph, tragedy and saving lives: CQ Rescue marks 25 years

Premium Content Triumph, tragedy and saving lives: CQ Rescue marks 25 years

IN PHOTOS: It was a night of reflection and appreciation as the community...

Whitsunday siblings unearth $1.2m opal deposit

Premium Content Whitsunday siblings unearth $1.2m opal deposit

A Whitsundays brother and sister have struck it rich unearthing an opal deposit...

Mackay Whitsunday named top trending Easter destinations

Premium Content Mackay Whitsunday named top trending Easter destinations

The regions are on the cusp of a huge tourist influx ahead of the Easter holidays...

Whitsunday mine worker says industry needs more women

Premium Content Whitsunday mine worker says industry needs more women

Ange Daley scooped the award for exceptional trade/technician/operator at the 2021...

From the Daily Mercury Ed’s desk: Merc named global finalist

From the Daily Mercury Ed’s desk: Merc named global finalist

Our news brand is community and that is why My Town works.

Mackay to host elite level basketball championships

Premium Content Mackay to host elite level basketball championships

Elite level junior basketball will be a Mackay mainstay for the next two years in a...

‘Extinct’ native bee found at Eungella after 100 years

Premium Content ‘Extinct’ native bee found at Eungella after 100 years

‘They blew me away’: Meet the 28-year-old Queensland PhD student who tracked the...

Mackay's mystery $50 million Powerball winner identified

Premium Content Mackay's mystery $50 million Powerball winner identified

The bloke who won the $50 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday says he’ll still...

Tributes for Saints legend after brave battle with cancer

Premium Content Tributes for Saints legend after brave battle with cancer

The Saints have lost a legend and Mackay a giant with Chris Dunbar losing his...

PHOTOS: RACQ CQ Rescue celebrates 25 years saving lives

Premium Content PHOTOS: RACQ CQ Rescue celebrates 25 years saving lives

‘The number of lives saved by this organisation is absolutely outstanding.’

Aussie tradie takes Chinese New Year down under

Premium Content Aussie tradie takes Chinese New Year down under

The Mackay electrician was to be in China watching fireworks with family but...

New Byrnes cafe no pie in the sky dream for Connors family

Premium Content New Byrnes cafe no pie in the sky dream for Connors family

A new coffee shop in North Mackay is serving up the perfect blend of great coffee...

‘She was howling’: Miner rescues woman after stingray attack

Premium Content ‘She was howling’: Miner rescues woman after stingray attack

‘She couldn’t walk, there was no way in the world … there was a lot of blood.’

48+ bottles of water, blisters, aches, chafe and 110km

Premium Content 48+ bottles of water, blisters, aches, chafe and 110km

Why a young man is struggling on a mission to run until his legs give out from...

’It’s a waste when you retire if you don’t use those skills’

Premium Content ’It’s a waste when you retire if you don’t use those skills’

She’s helped 100+ child witnesses, is on the Murroona Gardens board and more. Meet...

GALLERY: Aussie Day festivities draw crowds in Whitsundays

Premium Content GALLERY: Aussie Day festivities draw crowds in Whitsundays

Awards ceremonies celebrated our top citizens and sailors took to the water on a...

SES couple side-by-side in emergencies and on awards podium

Premium Content SES couple side-by-side in emergencies and on awards podium

They’ve spent almost 30 years helping the Whitsundays in times of strife and now...

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