Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 13th of December, 2017

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Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 13th of December, 2017

Mackay Police are investigating a hold up at an adult store in Wood street on Monday night. A man armed with a hammer....entered Diva's Den just before 9pm demanding cash- before ripping out the register himself and fleeing. Detective Senior Sergeant David Tucker says the worker wasn't hurt but it's still a significant impact.

 Local life guards are reminding residents to swim within the flags at all times during the summer season after a box jellyfish was found at Eimeo Beach. The 5cm long juvenile stinger was caught in a drag net at the weekend. Jellyfish are at their worst following a light northerly breeze and when the water is warm.


Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan has missed out on a leadership position with the LNP. He had expressed interest in becoming deputy leader...instead Deb Frecklington and Tim Mander securing the top spots. Mr Costigan teamed up with the Gold Coast's John-Paul Langbroek for a tilt at the LNP leadership yesterday. Here's what he had to say before stepping into the ring.

 AND....Locals artists are being invited to enter their songs in the 2018 Queensland Music Awards- with submissions being taken until January 21. Mackay songstress Tia Gostelow has had a breakout year. As a standout nominee- Tia was asked to perform at the QMAs in front of her peers and the Queensland music industry.