News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Thursday 29th March 2018

Here is the latest from the region.

News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Thursday 29th March 2018

Mackay Police are seeking public assistance to locate two men involved in an attempted burglary. The men attempting to break in to the front shed at a home on Florence Street in Eimeo around midnight March 14. The pair attempting but failing to cut power to the shed and the CCTV system. Moving on they struggled for several minutes to remove a lock from the door by force. Growing agitated they gave up fleeing on foot. If you have any information call Policelink

Mackay and The Whitsundays finally have good news about the Lindeman Island Resort. It's been given the green light to be restored, creating jobs and bringing tourists to the region. Whitsundays M-P Jason Costigan says it's come at a great time.

Mackay residents rolling out the swags this long weekend are urged to demonstrate proper campfire safety. Firefighters reminding us to use water to saturate a fire, with campfires put out with sand able to retain heat up to 100 degrees for eight hours after the flames go down. With 247 people presenting to the Mackay Hospital Emergency department for burns in 2017. Bushfire safety officer Gordon Yorke says there's a few things to keep in mind.

A bitter, long-running feud at the Oaky North mine is finally over, with workers agreeing to a new deal with Glencore overnight.

Mackay Council will spend $52,000 on a twelve-month lifeguard patrol trial at Bucasia Beach, despite community consultation favouring a permanent swimming enclosure.


The Mackay Cutters boys head to Barlow Park. Facing off in round four of the Intrust Super Cup over the Easter long weekend. They'll verse Northern Pride at 6pm Saturday

 Karting Australia writes to all members of the Mackay and District Kart Club. Calling on them to remove the committee and continue the club's affiliation with the national body. In the letter Karting Australia CEO Kelvin O'Reily says leaving the association will be the beginning of the end. With the club owing the association more than one hundred and thirty thousand dollars


Sunny. Light winds becoming S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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