Local News Headlines, 10th March 2017

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Local News Headlines, 10th March 2017

Three people are set to face the Mackay Magistrates court on a raft of drug related charges. Police allege they discovered dried cannabis, utensils used to smoke cannabis and 12 cannabis plants during a search of a property in Finch Hatton.

While police are investigating an alleged assault at a licensed venue on Shute Harbour Road in Airlie Beach;. It's alleged a man was struck several times to the head causing injures while seated at a table on Monday night. It’s understood the attacker was talking to the victim minutes earlier and police are asking witnesses to come forward.

Feral animals could be reducing agricultural profits in the Whitsundays region by up to three percent annually. The Whitsunday Regional Council’s draft Biosecurity Plan 2016-2020 aims to combat our pests. Council's after our feedback on the plan.

Some Mackay CBD business owners are up in arms over the planned changes to traffic flow at an intersection. In three weeks vehicles will no longer be able to turn right onto Victoria St from Sydney St and there are concerns businesses will lose vital customer traffic without the right hand turn.

More than 100 locals will jump in the pool to support people living with MS this Sunday The 4th annual MS Swimathon gets underway at Pioneer Swim Centre Simon Gregory from MS Queensland says the money raised is vital with the number of people diagnosed with the disease each year increasing.

Tickets from Elton John's concert in Mackay go on sale next Tuesday from 9 A-M Pre-sale for the U-K's super star visit to the region being snapped up quickly by fans Promoter Matthew Lazarus Hall says it was a fantastic response from Mackay fans


About 200 riders will churn up the track at the Mackay Pioneer BMX Club this weekend. They're coming for the second ID round of the year. Racings set to start from 3pm on Saturday.

The QCCS Mackay Cutters will hit out against the Tweed Heads Seagulls at 6 on Saturday at BB Print Stadium for round 2 of the Q Cup.


Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.