News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 6th September 2017

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News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 6th September 2017

The region's being hit hard with the flu with the Mackay Hospital seeing more than 200 people for the flu in the last 2 weeks. That includes local teenager, Mercedes King who's now in a coma in the ICU two days after coming down with the flu.

The process to lure the Logies to Mackay and the Whitsundays next year has been officially lodged in Parliament overnight. Whitsundays MP Jason Costigan proposed the idea after the Victorian Government decided Melbourne had become a poor fit. Mr Costigan says if successful the region could accommodate the 100 odd television personalities.

 While Mackay Sugars reaching the halfway points. The mills in Farleigh Marian and Racecourse having crushed almost 2 and a half million tonnes of cane of 48 percent of the current crop estimate.

The Mackay Council's calling for feedback on the redevelopment of the North Mackay Rotary Lookout. They say the current architecture has aged and is no longer compliant and some of the landscaping has become overgrown and they're looking to give it a facelift. We can have out say through the connecting Mackay website.

Sarina locals can catch up with councilors today. The Council In Community Day is on and we're invited to have a chat at the Sarina Leagues Club from 3:30 this afternoon. Councillor Karen May says the day happened on the first wednesday of every month.




Rumours are flying that Mackay Cutters boy Braden Uele has signed with the Cronulla Sharks. While the move isn't been confirmed by either the North Queensland Cowboys or the Sharks.

The Pioneer Valley Lawn Bowls club members are still celebrating after taking out the Pratt Cup over City at the weekend.


MACKAY: The chance of fog in the early morning. Sunny day. Light winds.

WHITSUNDAYS: The chance of fog in the early morning. Sunny day. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. 

ON THE WATERS: West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending easterly in the early afternoon. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.

SUNRISE: 6:08 AM & SUNSET: 5:55 PM