March 2021

Published a story 7th Mar 2021 11:56 AM

Drivers travelling north of Mackay are urged to take extra care following a two car crash.

COLLISION: Tow trucks called as damaged cars block road

Drivers travelling north of Mackay are urged to take extra care following a two car crash.

Published a story 7th Mar 2021 9:31 AM

Multiple triple-0 calls were made following a gunshot just after midnight.

SHOOTING: Bowen man wounded after gun fired into home

Multiple triple-0 calls were made following a gunshot just after midnight.

Published a story 6th Mar 2021 8:34 PM

‘Not only can you be fined $200 on the spot, it is a safety precaution for you and for the people around you’

Concern over more people at airports without masks

‘Not only can you be fined $200 on the spot, it is a safety precaution for you and for the people around you’

Published a story 6th Mar 2021 3:07 PM

Two boys have been taken to hospital after being stung by jellyfish prompting the closure of a Mackay beach.

Two children stung by jellyfish off Mackay beach

Two boys have been taken to hospital after being stung by jellyfish prompting the closure of a Mackay beach.

Published a story 6th Mar 2021 12:54 PM

UPDATE: The 19 year old was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a serious by stable condition suffering multiple injuries following a crash south of Mackay

Rider’s helmet flew off during beach crash

UPDATE: The 19 year old was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a serious by stable condition suffering multiple injuries following a crash south of Mackay

Published a story 6th Mar 2021 11:48 AM

Learning centres across the Mackay district have been issued a poster with information about exclusion times for various infections

CONTAGIOUS: Parents warned over infectious disease outbreak

Learning centres across the Mackay district have been issued a poster with information about exclusion times for various infections

Published a story 4th Mar 2021 4:15 PM

It took the six-man, six-woman jury less than two hours to reach their verdict.

Jury delivers verdict in Hamilton Island rape trial

It took the six-man, six-woman jury less than two hours to reach their verdict.

Published a story 3rd Mar 2021 7:19 PM

The mother of a Proserpine teen killed in a fatal bus rollover made an emotional plea for seatbelts on buses.

Grieving mother’s plea: ‘My family will be forever broken’

The mother of a Proserpine teen killed in a fatal bus rollover made an emotional plea for seatbelts on buses.

Published a story 2nd Mar 2021 8:18 PM

The man told police ‘I did not push myself onto her, I did not force her’ over allegations he raped a woman on Hamilton Island in 2020.

Island rape trial: ‘I don’t know why she’s lying’

The man told police ‘I did not push myself onto her, I did not force her’ over allegations he raped a woman on Hamilton Island in 2020.

Published a story 2nd Mar 2021 7:55 PM

Coroner: ‘Why do schoolchildren get the protection of the seatbelt where the ordinary citizen doesn’t?’

Coroner questions disparity over seatbelt regulations

Coroner: ‘Why do schoolchildren get the protection of the seatbelt where the ordinary citizen doesn’t?’

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I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, when I was younger my dream was to be an archaeologist – who wouldn’t want to be like Indiana Jones? However, now that I am a journalist, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love listening to people’s stories and sharing them with others. I’m a Queenslander through and though. Mackay is the furthest south I have ever lived. I’m an only child and I was raised in Airlie Beach. My parents are former boaties; we lived on a 42 foot Catamaran called ‘Sundance’ for a number of years. My parents called me the Sundance Kid for years. I earned my degree at James Cook University in Townsville, and prior to here I lived in Cairns for three-and-a-half years where I was a magazine journalist. I’m a diehard book worm, and still love getting out on the water.