September 2018

Published a story 19th Sep 2018 8:54 PM

CANE growers can lose up to 30 per cent of their crops when rats move in - a significant problem, particularly when sugar prices are in the doldrums.

Airborne rat control solution expands across Queensland

CANE growers can lose up to 30 per cent of their crops when rats move in - a significant problem, particularly when sugar prices are in the doldrums.

Published a story 18th Sep 2018 6:30 PM

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.

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.

Published a story 18th Sep 2018 4:32 PM

A MACKAY greengrocer is urging the region to tuck into fresh strawberries as farmers across the country battle to recover from a sudden spate of fruit tampering

'We need people to buy strawberries' greengrocer urges

A MACKAY greengrocer is urging the region to tuck into fresh strawberries as farmers across the country battle to recover from a sudden spate of fruit tampering

Published a story 17th Sep 2018 8:05 PM

VOLUNTEER surf lifesavers kick off a new patrol season on Saturday as they return to keep Mackay region beach-goers protected until the end of April.

Lifesavers back on patrol this weekend

VOLUNTEER surf lifesavers kick off a new patrol season on Saturday as they return to keep Mackay region beach-goers protected until the end of April.

Published a story 17th Sep 2018 7:55 PM

Johnathan Thurston will live out of a suitcase for a while yet as he embarks on a whirlwind tour across the country that includes Mackay.

League legend reflects on his journey ahead of Mackay visit

Johnathan Thurston will live out of a suitcase for a while yet as he embarks on a whirlwind tour across the country that includes Mackay.

Published a story 17th Sep 2018 10:30 AM

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

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.

Published a story 16th Sep 2018 8:06 PM

A TOTAL of 73 community groups jumped on board to raise a massive $93,000 revolving around raffle for car donated by North Jacklin Mackay.

Planning underway for next massive community car raffle

A TOTAL of 73 community groups jumped on board to raise a massive $93,000 revolving around raffle for car donated by North Jacklin Mackay.

Published a story 16th Sep 2018 2:17 PM

FIREFIGHTERS are back-burning to contain a blaze which has broken out in bushland at East Mackay.

Firefighters tackling bushland blaze at East Mackay

FIREFIGHTERS are back-burning to contain a blaze which has broken out in bushland at East Mackay.

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