Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 18th of June, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 18th of June, 2018

A local Politician is calling for change following a serious cart crash. MEMBER FOR MARIAN Stephen Andrew will call on MAIN ROADS MINISTER MARK BAILEY to fast track upgrades to MACKAY EUNGELLA ROAD. Set to begin in the 2019/20 financial year he says it needs to happen now


MACKAY and surrounds are shivering into the start of the week as the temps hit single digits once more. The coldest temp in the region was recorded out at the MACKAY RACECOURSE with 9 degrees at 3:30. We can expect to drop even lower tomorrow with a predicted low of 5.

Round FOUR of the BLACK SPOT PROGRAM is set to deliver for CAPRICORNIA. The coalition committing to another 25 million to help stamp out problem areas that have little mobile coverage. Federal Capricornia MP Michelle Landry says the program has shown positive results.

Artspace MACKAYS artists books are on the move. The delicate works usually remain inside but they're headed out into the community. Inspired by a recent surge in interest from the 2018 LIBRIS AWARDS they've moved to an exhibit at the Gordon White Library


The VIKING SUN will be stopping in the Whitsundays It’s one location in Australia the longest cruise journey ever will stretch their legs at hitting 59 countries on its 245 day voyage. If you can make your way to LONDON and spare the 118 thousand dollars by August 2019 you can head along too.

MACKAY touch has outdone themselves at the NORTH QUEENSLAND Opens and Masters Championships. They filled every division taking 9 teams away over the weekend. The 26s women took out their division in a 4-3 grand final against CAIRNS

 The MACKAY CUTTERS bravely hold their own across the weekend. Round 15 seeing the side go head to head with fierce rivals TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS. Holding them out in the first half with a score of twelve all the boys played strong throughout the match. Unfortunately a some extra tries in the second half saw them walk away with a 6 point loss with a final score of 28-22