Local News Headlines, 28th February 2017

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27 February 2017

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Four men are lucky to be alive following a buggy accident on Hamilton Island. Two men have been airlifted to the Mackay Base hospital and one has a suspected head injury.

The LNP will bring forward amendments to the Sugar Industry Acct during parliament today in a bid to fight for local cane growers. It’s following Wilmar an Queensland Sugar Limited failing to agree to the terms of an on-supply agreement. Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan says the livelihood of farmers is at stake.

It looks like all Whitsunday Councillors are putting their support behind a decision to send the region's Mayor to India next month. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has invited Andrew Wilcox along to hear about the next phase of the Carmichael Coal project.. Councillor Wilcox will be lobbying for the region's share of attention.

Sarina police will be out in force this week check for unlocked vehicles. It’s due to them noticing a large increase of offences involving unlocked vehicles.

The first commercial property in the 4740 postcode has sold for the year. The Westpac building at Mount Pleasant has sold for over one and a half million dollars to Burgess Rawson according to CoreLogic RP Data.


 Our young Basketballers from Mackay are nursing some losses in the under 23 Tropical League Tournament. The young Meteors went without a win after taking on more experienced sides from Townsville, Cairns and Rockhampton.

The Pioneer Valley Golf Club's next ladies comp kicks off today and will be a Single Stroke. While the Vets played a Foursomes event recently and Russell Gilchrist and Chris Cullinane took it out.


Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.

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