Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays 13th of September 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays 13th of September 2018

A postman has been transported to Mackay Base Hospital after a collision. He was hit by a car on Holland Street yesterday afternoon. The man was treated on scene for non-life threatening injuries before being transported in a stable condition. It comes only a day after Australia Post confirmed three posties are injured on Australian roads each workday.


Two people have had a lucky escape following a truck crash South of Mackay. A truck crashed on the Bruce Highway at Alligator Creek around 11 yesterday morning. The pair managed to pull themselves from the rolled vehicle when it came to rest on its side blocking one lane. They received no injuries and crews worked quickly to clear the scene


A SCA Research Database Mackay figures show cost of living pressures are mounting. Our biggest weekly expense is food, spending around $194 each week. Fuel also draining our bank accounts, costing us $4,500 each year. RACQ Spokesperson Lucinda Ross blaming instability in the internal market on the price increases.


The Resources Industry Network is holding a free Barbecue Breakfast in line with R U OK Day. Aiming to help get the conversation flowing at the CQ Field Mining Services in PAGET from 6:45. It's about reaching out to friends and loved ones to check in on their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Mackay is gearing up for a massive weekend of AFL action. Saturday sees Harrup Park come alive with games from 10am where the under 12s will start to warm up the crowds. The last event of the day at 6:30 sees reigning Premiers Whitsunday Sea Eagles looking to get a back to back win against Eastern Swans. 

Former Mackay junior Kalyn Ponga has cleaned up at the Rugby League Players Association awards night in Sydney. The Newcastle Knights player winning the players champion. Ponga going in the records book as the youngest ever player to pick up the honour. RLPA chief executive Ian Prendegast says to have the 20 year old voted as the best player by his peers shows what time of talent the Knights have in their ranks