Residents from Ayr to Mackay are being urged to remain vigilant with the threat of Tropical Cyclone Iris. The Bureau of Meteorology issuing a GALE FORCE wind warning for the Mackay Coast. While it is predicted the region could receive up to 200mm of rain over the next two days. The Cyclone intensifying to a category two overnight but isn't expected to cross the Queensland Coast. However, it may approach close enough to significantly affect the Mackay and Whitsundays regions. Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford says it's important to keep up to date.
A Whitsunday Island Resort snapped up for a new lease on life. Australian company Sojourn Properties taking over the lease at Paradise Bay on Long Island.The resort abandoned in 2015 upon suffering damage in Cyclone Marcia. While sustaining considerable damage the new owners say a lot of it is cosmetic and they hope to welcome visitors back to the resort before October this year.
CQ Nurses are hoping to help Mackay businesses stop the spread of flu in their workplaces this year. It's as last year was one of the worst recorded seasons on record, with over $2 billion lost in days off. The company coming out to give staff a quick flu shot in the comfort of the office. Local Immunisation Coordinator Brittany Eden says the cost of sickies affects everyone.
Mackay residents are invited to a family fishing event. Operation target tilapia from 10am until 2 next Saturday the 14th at Mackay Gooseponds. The pest fishing competition has prizes available for capturing the first, largest, and the most.
Mackay Touch Footy legend Georgia Harris to head to Malaysia. She's been invited to attend the 2018 Youth World Cup