A local woman has lost tens of thousands of dollars in an elaborate scam. Scammers impersonated two of her closest friends and contacted her on a direct messaging app convincing her to get involved in an upcoming lottery. After pouring money into the event she was later told they had won, but to collect she needed to pay admin fees. Police are asking the community to be on high alert and always double check who you are talking to when handing over large sums of money.
Rize Up Australia has been saving hundreds of families from domestic violence -- and they've just opened shop in Mackay. CEO Nicolle Edwards reckons that with more help and awareness, we can stop the cycle of abuse. Nicolle says that there is always a chance to help when someone needs it
Mercy College students are showing their spirit in Maroochydore. For the next three days the girls will compete in the Tribal Sport AFL Queensland Schools Cup State Finals. Over eleven and a half thousand students across almost six hundred teams from Queensland and Northern Rivers NSW will converge on the Sunshine coast for the event. Mercy College were the only junior female team in the region selected to compete and the girls are excited to one up their fourth spot position from last year
The tenth annual Blokart Regatta is coming to Mackay. About 40 competitors will come to town from across the STATE to compete in production or performance race categories. Racing will get underway Saturday and Sunday depending on wind, Event organisers encourage spectators to head down with a chair to relax under the gazebos