Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 13th of February, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 13th of February, 2018

A crash on the Bruce Highway brings down power lines. The incident 3 km south of Koumala leading to a small grass fire. Emergency services are attending and ask motorists to proceed with caution

Tiger moth pilot spots big crocs at Eimeo and Pioneer River. Max Clews says he saw the 3-4m crocs at two different locations during two flights on Saturday. One croc was spotted a couple hundred metres from the Eimeo beach buoys. While the other was seen between the Pioneer River mouth and the River St Boat Ramp.

Hundreds of workers are yet to set foot in Mackay for the new Ring Road project but the region is already feeling the pinch. The $500 million three-year project is the largest Mackay has seen and is coinciding with an increasing demand for miners and tradies. However, with an increasing demand on housing it’s come at the detriment of cheap rental prices.

Cruise ships could soon be docking in Mackay. Tourism and Events Queensland having been lobbying cruise ship operators for the past 18 months. The push to attract a small part of the $1.1billion industry comes from the success of cruise ship tourism at Queensland’s Gladstone port

If you're an art student in Mackay, a new ambassador program want to see you apply. Artspace Mackay wanting to inspire youth to learn, create and engage at the gallery. Director Tracey Heatwould says studying the arts help in a variety of life skills.

The Magpies Crusaders have fallen short of a win in their latest NPL match. The Mackay guys went up against NQ United in Townsville on the weekend, going down 2 to 1.Captain Kyle Markham scoring the only goal. He says it wasn't the result they wanted.

The Mackay Cutters have played their way to victory with a 28-22 comeback. Playing Townsville on Saturday they were locked at 22 all with 15 minutes to go. A converted try saw the Cutters pulling over the line. The Under 18s also getting a win with a 16-6 victory