News Headlines For Mackay & The Whitsundays, 23rd May 2018

Here is the latest from the region.

News Headlines For Mackay & The Whitsundays, 23rd May 2018

Police arrest and charge a former REBELS office bearer for money laundering and fraud in Mackay. The 44 year old man from Emerald allegedly held senior positions with two chapters of the Rebels in Central Queensland. He will face Townsville Magistrate Court next month

Mackay welcomes a new Mercedes Printer Alliance. The two hundred and thirty five thousand dollar vehicle providing first class healthcare to the community. Having undergone extensive conversion it allows paramedics to provide emergency pre-hospital care to those in need. The Premier unveils the new Police Communications Centre in Mackay. 

The $800,000 facility allowing residents to speak to a local when calling in for help. The 20 staff at the new Centre are responsible for an area that extends to Bowen, The Whitsunday Islands, Middlemount and St Lawrence

The last of the Oyster Yacht Rally boats set sail into Mackay waters this week. 18 boats in total making up the around the world rally as it cruises to Australia. Mackay Marina Village's Ben Anderson says this isn’t the only yacht rally to come here

Nominations are now open for the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network awards which will be held in Mackay in September. They recognise outstanding medical professionals for their contributions to making northern Queenslanders happier and healthier. You can enter until the 18th of June through the myphn website.

 

 

A coronial inquest has begun, into how a British tourist died while scuba diving in the Whitsundays.

LOCAL SPORT

 

THE Mackay Magpies Womens AFL team come out on top. Going into last weekend's round the underdogs against an undefeated Bakers Creek Tigers. Team Coach, Jason Holmes saying the team stepped up to make him proud with every single person putting in 100 per cent

 

A Mackay Boxer takes on the WORLD BOXING ORGANISATION YOUTH SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE. A series of pinpoint southpaw straight lefts sealing his victory

WEATHER
Patches of light frost in the early morning in the west. Mostly sunny day. Winds SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s. 

Jay & Dave's CatchUp Show - Tuesday, 22nd May 2018. 

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