News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Thursday 19th April 2018

Here is the latest from the region.

News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Thursday 19th April 2018

$1.3million has been spent on a luxury Mackay property in what is the highest residential sale of the year so far, the Daily Mercury reports. Ray White Mackay City selling principal Chris Laval said the sale of 58 Palm Ridge Drive had gone 'unconditional'. It has 300-degree views of its rural and coastal surroundings and was on the market for just 41 days before the sale. It's said to be the most expensive home to sell since the start of 2018. (Original Source)

A Supreme Court Justice upholds coroner's findings in the death of Rachel Antonio. Justice Petter Applegarth saying it was reasonable to believe the Bowen schoolgirl died at the hands of Robert Hytch

A Mackay man is offering a $3000 reward for his dog. 23 year old Shayne Phie issuing the reward after one of his pit bulls was found dead on his front door step. His second dog is still missing and he says he just wants his best friend back. If you can help him please call 0408369445

The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau release initial findings on a fatal Whitsundays chopper crash. According to reports the chopper malfunctioned leaving the pilot helpless at Hardy Reef in March

Mackay Cane Growers could benefit from amendments to the NAIF. Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan says the Government have moved to clarify eligibility

Airlie Beach will see some extra tourism over the next week, with the Pacific Dawn, Voyager of the Seas and Sea Princess all docking. It comes as the last major influx of cruise ships for some time and the passengers will be met by volunteer ambassadors. Coordinator of the Volunteer Ambassador Program Brian Richardson says the community is extremely supportive of the ambassadors.


Mackay is being urged to walk or run for breast cancer. The Mother's Day Classic kicking off Sunday 13th May at the Botanic Gardens

The Mackay Airport Ladies Cup Round one sees a win for Brothers. The ladies crushing Magpies with a final score of 22 to 4


Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers near the coast, slight chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30. 

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