Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 22nd of March, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 22nd of March, 2018

Two people die in a horrific helicopter crash in The Whitsundays


Around 3:30pm yesterday a Whitsundays Air Service Chopper was on the final approach to land at Hardy Reef Heliport when it went down


A man and a woman believed to be international toursits pronounced dead at the scene. With the pilot and two other passengers receiving minor injuries. The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau now investigating the cause of the crash. A horrific end to a Whitsundays holiday for two tourists. Four people and a pilot becoming victims of a Chopper crash in the Whitsundays yesterday afternoon. While two passengers and the pilot were rescued with minor injuries. Two others were pronounced dead at the scene. The Whitsundays Air Services Chopper making it's final approach to the Hardy Reef Heliport around 3:30pm before going down. Investigations continue into the cause of the crash.

Mackay Base Hospital to conduct a clinical trial for pain meds. The trial looking to develop non-addictive pain drugs. Eventually it'll be tested across various diseases, however initially it'll just be tested for painful wounds.

Mackay Schools are getting a facelift. New Air conditioning for Mackay North State High School and a demountable Admin building at Dundula State School. The upgrades making up part of six state school refurb projects this financial year. While the admin building went up fast in term four of 2017. The air-con is finally due to be switched on sometime next week.

Mackay Regional Council pays tribute to World Water Day. With Parks and Environment working on projects to improve our Freshwater Resources. Council say the use of natural resources such as clearing invasive weeds and revegetating with native plants reduces bank erosion and urban runoff. Projects such as the Gooseponds extension, and the Pioneer catchment showing quality on the rise.

MACKAY savvy households with battery storage are being encouraged to register it, for $50 cash back.The Queensland register is the first of its kind in Australia. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham says a centralised battery network is essential for the safety of emergency services personnel.

Rural View's Maxine Ottowa is a finalist in the QLD Young Achiever Awards. Founding design studio Spaces for Maxine during her studies she also works part time as a carer for spinal injury patients. Winners will be announced on May 4th.

Mackay girls wanting to give football a go have their chance. The Football Community Cup Mackay Rep teams come and try night kicks off from 6 tonight. Come on down to City Brothers Fields to get amongst the action.

Go Wake Club Mackay are hosting  their next clinic. The Short Rope course teaching flat water tricks to confident riders. Capped at nine people pre-bookings are essential for this Saturdays clinic