Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 30th of May, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 30th of May, 2018

Residents are concerned after the removal of memorial figs in MACKAY. Only some of the nine figs planted in memory of diggers who died in World War Two remain. The COUNCIL saying they had to remove two yesterday due to fungus and wood rot.

A new campaign to boost apprenticeships has launched in MACKAY. Member for MACKAY Julieanne Gilbert announcing a one million dollar fund to encourage businesses to look at taking on apprentices. She says as part of the campaign the State Government will partner with industry to encourage people into priority training pathways

 

MACKAY REGIONAL COUNCIL will be conducting bin audits. Sifting through two and a half thousand recycling bins over the next four weeks. They hope to get to the bottom of contamination issues.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has trained a RECORD number of people across Cairns, Port Douglas and the Whitsundays to monitor the reef. Recent survey workshops and in water training attracting 100 crew members representing more than 20 different tourism operators in North Queensland. Assistant director tourism and education Fiona Merida gives us a rundown on the EYE ON THE REEF program. 

Australian comedy icons are coming to the MECC. Judith Lucy and Denise Scott bring their award winning smash hit Disappointments to town Saturday. After selling out shows across the country and bringing home the People's Choice Award at the 20-17 Melbourne Comedy Festival it's  a show not to be missed.

 

The WHITSUNDAY SHARKS turn up the heat on the MAGNETIC NORTH STEELCATS. Our ladies taking down the competition in their encounter across the weekend. The final score standing at 44-34

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