The latest Domestic visitors report makes for good reading for Mackay as numbers rise. Around 924,000 people visited here in the year to September 2018, which is up on the previous twelve months by nearly 20,000. We're ranked 27th in the Country in terms of visitor nights, behind the likes of Tropical North Queensland, Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast.
Mackay locals are being urged to be more savvy with cyber security. It's as stats show 800,000 Aussies have been subject to identity theft in the past year. While our state tops the list in Australia, with 30 per cent of us impacted by cybercrime from April to June last year. Norton Spokesperson, Mark Gorrie says a lot of us know of the risks, but chose not to do anything about it.
It’s time to tune back in to Mackay and Whitsundays school zones as Queensland kids hit the books this week. Many kids will be in a hurry to catch up with friends following their Easter holiday and we are being reminded to slow down to 40km/hr while being prepared to stop suddenly. While most school zones operate between seven and nine in the morning and two until four in the afternoons it is important to keep an eye on times in each specific zone.
Here’s something that could be music to the ears of our Whitsunday tourism businesses. Senator Duncan Spender is calling on the Government to give regional Aussies more choice when it comes to who they fly with. He wants to see foreign airlines allowed to travel to places like ours to make air travel more affordable.