News Headlines For Mackay & The Whitsundays, Tuesday 7th August 2018

An early morning burglary in Mackay

News Headlines For Mackay & The Whitsundays, Tuesday 7th August 2018


An early morning burglary in Mackay's CBD has been caught on CCTV. Two thieves stole coins and stamps from a Victoria Street business on Sunday.

A white dual cab Toyota Hilux has been stolen from a street in Eton. The owner had parked it on Hill Street around 2 pm on the first of August and it was discovered missing yesterday. It had been left locked with no car keys nearby and has been distinguished by a baby seat strapped in the back. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers

Drivers are being asked to be wary of roadworks on the Bruce Highway. Commencing today south of Proserpine with works requiring twenty four hour traffic control and single lane closures. They're predicted to remain in place until the end of the month

Ergon Energy has announced their latest recruitment drive.. putting the Call Out for apprentices. They'll be hiring 100 people across Queensland and 30 of those will be in the North. Corporate Communications Manager Emma Oliveri explains where the positions will be based

21 organisations from across the Mackay / Whitsundays region are putting their ideas forward for International Year of the Reef. They've pledged their own initiatives under the umbrella Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership. Executive Officer Charlie Morgan explains whose getting involved.


Mackay Magpies have copped an absolute smashing in the AFL Taking on Whitsunday Sea Eagles over the weekend in front of a devastated home crowd. The final whistle saw the lads down by 79 points. Their top of the ladder rivals were floating on air

SARINA's Macey Ronald has been named the North Barrier Branch Life Saver of the Year. Taking out the 18-25 year Award in Ingham recently. The Sarina club shone taking out a number of awards including N-B-B Patrolling Club of the Year for the second year in a row


Cloudy. Slight chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming SW 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then tending S 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

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