News Headlines for Mackay & The Whitsundays, Monday 23rd April 2018

Here is the latest from the region

News Headlines for Mackay & The Whitsundays, Monday 23rd April 2018

Mackay Police charge a man for grievous bodily harm in Andergrove. The 26 year old man allegedly assaulting a 36 year old man at a home on Bedford Road. Officers called to the scene just after 10 Friday morning to reports a man was lying unconscious in a driveway. He was transported to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition. His alleged attacker will face Mackay Magistrates Court today


Queensland Fisheries ramp up patrols in the face of increased turtle deaths around Seaforth. Reports of daily mature deaths in the net free zone of Cape Hillsborough in recent days. While there have been reports from locals Queensland Fisheries are yet to see any dead turtles in the area

A miraculous tale of survival for a lucky dog in Mackay's North. Lacey brought in to the Northern Beaches Vet Hospital following a taipan bite. The one year old dog heading home after just four days in hospital and is on the mend


Outrage as fuel prices burn holes in the pockets of drivers in Mackay. Regional fuel stations are being slammed over the increase.. with some stations charging around 148 cents per litre for unleaded fuel. Which gives them a profit of almost 16 cents per litre in indicative retail margins. RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith is urging motorists to avoid fuel stations that are overcharging.




The Mackay District reps take out the 2018 Northern Challenge. Both Mackay and the Far North Queensland going through undefeated on day one. After 600 bowls over 75 ends Mackay came out by just 10 shots

With less than two weeks to the opening ceremony, NQ Games organisers are urging local athletes to get registered.


A tough game only made better by home ground love for the Mackay Cutters. Going down in round seven to the Redcliffe Dolphins on Saturday. After only 1 conversion to Dolphin’s 6 our boys suffering a 39 - 10 loss


Central Coast for Monday Mostly sunny morning. Slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, most likely inland. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.