Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 4th of November, 2017

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Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 4th of November, 2017

Our region is on flood watch today as we're set for one last bout of thunderstorms before the low weather systems clears off the coast tomorrow. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning at the weekend- with falls of up to 180 millimetres- current from Mackay to the NSW border. So far, it's been the Pioneer Valley that's copped the highest falls- Munbura recorded 49 millimetres.

 

Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan is calling for the Liberal National Party to deliver a Barnaby Joyce type figure of the North. Despite being surrounded by a majority Labor electorates- Mr Costigan believes HE could be what the region needs- touching home on big issues. 

From the end of the 2019 season there won't be a Raw Sugar Supply Agreement with Mackay Sugar and its marketer- Queensland Sugar Limited after the local company chose to terminate the agreement. QSL says they're now working on options to continue marketing Mackay Sugar's products.

 

AND....more dead sharks have appeared at Louisa Creek beach over the weekend- according to campaigner Lance Payne. Yesterday morning Mr Payne says he discovered EIGHT of two different species including Hammerheads.

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