2711 Local Mackay Residents Affected Over The Past 5 Years

Tips to dodge Food Poisoning

10 February 2019

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The Daily Mercury did it's own investigation into food poisoning. The investigation reveals that 2711 locals were affected in the past five years. 493 cases int he last 12 months were preventable cases. Disease expert Dr Vincent Ho suggests locals to make simple changes in the kitchen to prevent food poisoning. "Anyone can get these types of infections but some people are more susceptible to them including the elderly, those with poor immune systems and those who are very sick,"

Mackay Police are warning romantics to be on alert in the lead up to Valentines Day. Scammers often target the more vulnerable in our community and often meet their victims online. Pretending to be someone they're not they are known to build a bond with their victim over time before asking for money. If you or someone you know is possibly in caught up with a romance scammer please contact Local Police

Two commercial fishers have been charged for illegal fishing. They faced Mackay Magistrates Court last week for fishing offences in a no-take green zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Aerial surveillance patrols caught them anchored in the Marine National Park in the Swain reef last month. The commercial fishing dory operator didn’t have a GPS plotter on board. They were convicted and fined $9000


The MECCs sports expo has been heralded one of the best. Over a 110 stallholders were on show for thousands of attendees yesterday as we celebrated all things health and fitness. Organisers were extremely happy with the turn out and are already looking forward to next year


Mackay Cutters have unveiled their Captain. This season the role has been awarded to ex Raiders star Cooper Bambling. He takes on the position after the departure of last year’s Captain Tom Murphy, stand-in Captain Nicho Hynes and Vice-Captain Jack Joass. 


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