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ABC OnlineQueensland man opens his own Aussie Helpers depot to help Australia's farmersABC OnlineHe has set up a collection depot in his own garage in Mackay to store donations of things like food, laundry items, school books and fuel vouchers. He then sends the donations off to Charleville in the south-west of the state to be packaged and gifted ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Birth certificates and other ID stolen from car, South MackaymyPolice (press release) (blog)Daytime thieves have entered an open garage with an unlocked car inside at a home in Black Street, South Mackay. Two birth certificates, other identification cards and cash were stolen. The resident was asleep inside the home and unaware that the theft ...and more [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryBid to cut council's $6 million power billMackay Daily MercuryPOWER is one of Mackay Regional Council's biggest expenses, so a small team has been established to examine innovative ways to cut the cost. Mayor Greg Williamson said the council's power bill was about $6 million annually. "The CEO and I went to visit ...and more [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryPlans under way for new regional development bodyMackay Daily MercuryTHE Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac region is a step closer to getting a seat on the Northern Australia Alliance. Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson said all three councils had agreed to fund a redesigned economic development body. "We are all ...and more [...]
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Mackay Daily MercuryIndustry giants call inMackay Daily MercuryMACKAY'S mining industry leaders have been sought out by the world's largest coal producers for tips on driving the greatest industry expansion in recent times. The chairman of MCL, a leading subsidiary of the largest state-owned coal company Coal ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryJailed for nightclub dealing | Mackay Daily MercuryMackay Daily MercuryZachary James Holmes has been sentenced to three years jail for selling ecstasy pills to his friends and 'randoms' he met at Mackay clubs at weekends.and more [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Man jailed for selling ecstasy at Mackay nightclubsMackay Daily MercuryA 20-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to three years jail for selling ecstasy pills to his friends and "randoms" he met at Mackay clubs at weekends. Not long before his arrest, Zachary James Holmes had "bragged" to another person that he'd sold 140 ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryX-ray double checks roll outMackay Daily MercuryDuring a trip to Mackay yesterday Mines Minister Anthony Lynham explained the x-rays will be checked by an Australian radiologist before being sent to the US and checked by a radiologist with International Labor Organisation standards. Black lung ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Guardian CharlottetownBobby MacKay identified as man who drowned Monday at Indian RiverThe Guardian CharlottetownThrough the RCMP's investigation, it was learned that MacKay had been boating with friends and family. He had dropped his three passengers off at the shore and was attempting to walk his boat – described as a fishing vessel – back out to an offshore ...Man who died in Indian River ID'd as Robert D. MacKayCBC.caBobby MacKay identified as man who [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryGOLF: Mackay region bags 200 golfers for Wintersun CarnivalMackay Daily MercuryThis year about 200 golfers will be competing at Proserpine Golf Club, Mackay Golf Club, Pioneer Valley Golf Club and Sarina Golf Club, in the carnival, across two weekends. One of the features of the carnival begins this Monday in Proserpine. It will ... [...]
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Old style policing catches Pokemon driversmyPolice (press release) (blog)Today, Constables Butcher and Mileham were on patrol in Mackay and found plenty of drivers doing the wrong thing. Five tickets were issued for using a mobile phone while driving and yes four of the these drivers were using their phone to play Pokemon.and more [...]
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Lost your boat?myPolice (press release) (blog)Officers from the Whitsunday Water Police recently found this 3.6 metre white inflatable tender vessel with an alloy hull near Knight Island south of Mackay. It was located adrift with oars, the fuel tank was lost during the recovery, a 30 HP motor is ... [...]
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Another teacher detained when students visited Mackay PolicemyPolice (press release) (blog)What a great bunch of students, great questions and willing to learn, maybe one day there will be an future officer joining the Mackay Police from this group. I bet if they do we will be able to find these picture to remind them of their first visit to ... [...]
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Appeal for witnesses of fatal traffic crash on July 15, HampdenmyPolice (press release) (blog)Forensic Crash Unit investigators from Mackay who are investigating the fatal traffic crash which occurred on the Bruce Highway at Hampden on July 15 believe that there are still witnesses from the crash that are yet to be identified and spoken to by ... [...]
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
ANZAC memorabilia displayed in MackayStock & LandFeaturing countless original objects, equipment and memorabilia from The Mackay & District Military Museum's private collection, the exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the lives of our ANZAC soldiers. The display also gives residents the opportunity ... [...]
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryRYDA's driving the safety message homeMackay Daily MercuryMORE than 2000 Mackay students have attended a road safety course that someday may save their lives. Road Safety Education's RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) program was held yesterday and continues today at Mackay PCYC. The program ... [...]
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryUndercover officer paid $32000 for ecstasy pillsMackay Daily MercuryMichael John Tyson, 54, pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs, three counts of supplying ecstasy pills, possessing drugs and possessing a weapon yesterday in the Supreme Court in Mackay. Crown prosecutor Joshua Phillips said the undercover officer had ... [...]
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryTap into Whitsunday trafficMackay Daily MercuryTas Webber, general manager of Mackay Tourism, said he and his colleagues had been reviewing Mackay's Destination Tourism Plan before they hit the ground running. "I think we need to refocus on what the hero experiences are for the region," Mr Webber ... [...]
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercuryShannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battleMackay Daily MercuryThe 45-year-old 'Charmed' actress - who has been battling the life threatening illness for over one year after being diagnosed in March last year - has taken to social media to document the process of her shaving off her head with a string of ...and more [...]
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mackay Daily MercurySouths win Champion of Club Champions eventMackay Daily MercurySOUTHS Suburban's champion fours team will represent the Mackay district in the zone playoffs against Leichhardt after a convincing win in the final of the Champion of Club Champions event at Sarina. Dave Blackburn, Chris Lanyon, Mick Pilcher and Rob ... [...]
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source