Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 9th of February, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay and The Whitsundays, 9th of February, 2018

Get ready for some record breaking weather Mackay. The predicted heatwave coming our way has been upgraded to extreme. Bureau of Meteorology forecasters predicting the heat will stay with us from Sunday to Monday. Mackay is looking to sit in the high 30s for most of next week

M-P for the Whitsundays Jason Cositgan isn't happy Tiger are cancelling their flights to paradise. He's hoping a review will be done to save them, or someone will step in to pick them up. He says he doesn't want anyone to lose hope for tourism in the region.

Enough is Enough for the Mackay community. An anti-bullying walk taking place this Sunday from the showgrounds to show support to those affected. Organiser, Dianne Kendrick says there's been a huge amount donated for the day.

The Mackay Safety Circus hits the road. The project is hosted by the Mackay Police District in partnership with CQU to teach grade 3 students about safety. Kicking off on today it covers off on three main areas of study. Protective behavior messages, non-motorised transport, and bullying bystander behavior. The 50 minute show is accessible through schools with information available on the Safety Circus Facebook page.

The Sports Expo and Sign-On Day at the MECC will shine bright with a little added silver. Renae Kunst set to showcase the Rugby World Cup at the event this Saturday. After winning the 20-17 Rugby League World Cup she has turned her attention to her NRL Development role. She's hoping she will inspire someone to sign up on the day.

The Mackay Mavericks to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. Facing off against Townsville on Saturday at 4pm all players will be wearing pink socks in solidarity. They’re hoping to highlight issues around bullying and show support to breast cancer sufferers