Regional News

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Woman critical after shark attack off Whitsundays

Woman critical after shark attack off Whitsundays

A HOLIDAY to the Whitsunday Islands turned into horror for a Tasmanian woman when she was attacked by a shark, leaving her in a critical condition overnight.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Cute baby wallabies melting tourists' hearts

Cute baby wallabies melting tourists' hearts

CHEEKY wallaby joeys have melted hearts at iconic Cape Hillsborough, after poking their heads out of mum's pouch for the first time

Fined hay run hero hits back

Fined hay run hero hits back

DRIVER facing $10K bill from charity hay run isn't giving up without a fight, after copping the most debated fine in Queensland this month.

Everything you need to know about Sugar City Sounds 2018

Everything you need to know about Sugar City Sounds 2018

A YEAR since Sir Elton John graced Mackay, we're gearing up for another night of entertainment greatness.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Masked man with knife foiled by bystanders in mini mart raid

Masked man with knife foiled by bystanders in mini mart raid

A CROOK who tried to hold-up a North Mackay corner store at knifepoint has been rammed off a getaway motorbike by a customer in his work ute.

The building trend hurting our tradies

The building trend hurting our tradies

AN IMMEDIATE ban has been issued on a common building practice after dozens of new cases of an incurable disease - including six terminal cases.

Blast works to close section of Peak Downs Highway

Blast works to close section of Peak Downs Highway

The Peak Downs Highway on the Eton Range will temporarily close as scheduled blast works will take place.

Man remains on run from police after alleged shooting

Man remains on run from police after alleged shooting

MACKAY police are on the hunt for a man they believe may still be armed, after a shooting this morning.

Man suffers stab wound in South Mackay

Man suffers stab wound in South Mackay

Police investigating reports of stabbing near shopping centre

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Telcos put on notice over 'unlimited data' mobile deals

Telcos put on notice over 'unlimited data' mobile deals

TELCOS are being warned they face fines of millions of dollars for misleading advertising promoting 'unlimited data' mobile plans.

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Couple tackling mental health, suicide with modern tech

Couple tackling mental health, suicide with modern tech

A MACKAY couple hope to drive down stigma surrounding mental health issues and urge those at risk of taking their own lives to reach out for help.

Fri 14 Sep 2018

'Ghost fishing': Haul of abandoned crabbing gear recovered

'Ghost fishing': Haul of abandoned crabbing gear recovered

FISHERIES Queensland officers have snagged nearly 150 derelict and unmarked crab pots and dillies "ghost fishing” in Mackay's Net Free Zone.

No chill for Qld as weekend scorcher approaches

No chill for Qld as weekend scorcher approaches

WHILE the southern states brace for a chilly polar blast, we're going to be warm enough to worry about bushfires.

WATCH: Huge pythons fall from living room ceiling

WATCH: Huge pythons fall from living room ceiling

Two huge carpet pythons have been caught on film after falling through a gap in the ceiling and landing in a Marian resident's living room.

Dachs-ing to the beach

Dachs-ing to the beach

Mackay is having a dachshund meet up at Bucasia Beach this weekend.

Lucky save for woman after crash in Bowen

Lucky save for woman after crash in Bowen

Passing paramedics came across the incident and helped her

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Mayor hits out at 'fake news' blighting Adani coal mine

Mayor hits out at 'fake news' blighting Adani coal mine

Adani not going to be cowed and bullied, says Rocky mayor

Australian Federal Police seek help to find Moore siblings

Australian Federal Police seek help to find Moore siblings

AUSTRALIAN Federal Police are searching for three children allegedly abducted by their father, lived near Proserpine in May last year.

Police seek man linked to beach assault allegations

Police seek man linked to beach assault allegations

POLICE have called on the public for more information about an alleged assault at a Mackay region beach.

Mining company's $1M CQ move to combat suicide

Mining company's $1M CQ move to combat suicide

Huge new piece of equipment a constant reminder to check on mental health of mates

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