Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 19th of April, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 19th of April, 2018

A Supreme Court Justice upholds coroner's findings in the death of Rachel Antonio. Justice Petter Applegarth saying it was reasonable to believe the Bowen schoolgirl died at the hands of Robert Hytch.

A Mackay man is offering a three thousand dollar reward for his dog. 23 year old Shayne Phie issuing the reward after one of his pit bulls was found dead on his front door step. His second dog is still missing and he says he just wants his best friend back. If you can help him please call 0408369445.

The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau release initial findings on a fatal Whitsundays chopper crash. According to reports the chopper malfunctioned leaving the pilot helpless at Hardy Reef in March.

Mackay Cane Growers could benefit from amendments to the NAIF. Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan says the Government have moved to clarify eligibility.


Airlie Beach will see some extra tourism over the next week, with the Pacific Dawn, Voyager of the Seas and Sea Princess all docking. It comes as the last major influx of cruise ships for some time and the passengers will be met by volunteer ambassadors. Coordinator of the Volunteer Ambassador Program Brian Richardson says the community is extremely supportive of the ambassadors.



Mackay is being urged to walk or run for breast cancer. The Mother's Day Classic kicking off Sunday 13th May at the Botanic Gardens.

The Mackay Airport Ladies Cup Round one sees a win for Brothers. The ladies crushing Magpies with a final score of 22 to 4