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

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

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‘Booming season’: Tourism bright spot in Mackay Whitsundays

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As politicians demand extended JobKeeper support for the crippled tourism sector...

No whey! Eungella dairy’s new cheese factory plan

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The people behind Eungelladale milk are planning an expansion into cheese to help...

A home among the gumtrees with an airfield out the back

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Meet Garry. He’s building a pilot’s playground north of Mackay with 70 two-hectare...

Skydiving adventures reach new heights in Mackay

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‘You get a beautiful view of the 74 islands … we’re constantly seeing big sharks...

NO WORRIES: How a 31-student rural school is thriving

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Bloomsbury State School staff don’t let size nor distance hold them back when it...

BUDGET SNUB: ‘The boat ramp’s a pie in the sky thing’

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Disgruntled Midge Point residents say the lack of action is hampering the region’s...

Flashback: The rural servo with talking birds

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WANTED: Readers’ help to track down what happened to the Bloomsbury Bird Park

The Mackay critters leaving UK celebs ‘scarred for life’

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‘We collect green ants and send them to I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of...

‘Novelty’ retro seaplane added to Whitsunday tour fleet

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It joins the collection of 11 aircraft which are serviced at a hangar an hour’s...

How a humble hall became a country town’s heart and soul

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‘There were a lot of naysayers who said it was a massive undertaking and it’d never...

How a Calen cane farm became a tourist hotspot

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Owner Karinda Anderson: ‘We’re getting 18 to 20 vans a week, sometimes a night’

Widow waits for husband’s funeral 6 months after death

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North Eton’s Janice James lost her husband as COVID-19 began to take hold in...

’You’ve got to have a lot of electricity in your body’

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He finds water underground with an 8mm piece of steel wire

From the Daily Mercury Editor’s Desk

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The charitable spirit in Mackay seems stronger than many places I have lived over...

A Mackay castle fit for the bride and groom

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Check out the ultimate backyard DIY that includes a cyclone shelter, gargoyles and...

Northern Beaches, Ooralea on cards for fave city eatery

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The owner is scoping out viable sites for the possible expansion which could...