Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 6th of March, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 6th of March, 2018

Police in Sarina are calling for witnesses to a spate of vandalism. A number of road signs copping considerable damage at the gates to the Transfer Station. Officers originally called to the station on Friday when it was reported a car had tried to ram the front fence. Police are asking anyone with information to call Policelink

Mackay’s been awarded one of 35 grants from the State Government to further tackle domestic violence. The money helping to fund a family fun day to help get the message out that it's never O.K. Mackay MP Julienne Gilbert says the region is lucky to have scored the grant.

A young Mackay boy suffering from autism has had his dreams come true. Nine year old Kyan rolling up to his birthday party in a red Ferrari on the weekend. His mother had reached out on social media asking Mackay if anyone had a Ferrari her son could ride in. Kyan has been obsessed with sports cars for years and was blown away by how fast his favourite car zoomed. 

Mackay Tourism welcomes 3 time Australian Fishing Cham Dean Silvester. The accomplished angler will be in the region until tomorrow taking fans out to catch their first Barra He's promoting the Mackay region as Australia's premier fishing destination while local dams. Mackay is set to host a free, resilience-building seminar for parents. Tomorrow from 6:30 at the Mackay Women's Centre the seminar will teach skills and strategies to help children emotionally cope with natural disasters. You can register on the Triple P parenting website.

Mackay's Karate enthusiasts better clear their schedules tonight. Two Japanese Sensei’s from JKA Headquarters are set to teach a session at the Mackay Karate Centre. 6:30 tonight is your last chance to earn their tutelage before they jet off to Sydney and Melbourne as part of their Australian Tour.

A plan for mountain bike trails in the Pioneer Valley will spike tourism. Bicycling Queensland releasing a statement saying adventure tourism is expected to grow by 65% yearly with bicycling tourism set to benefit. Mackay and District Mountain Bike Club is behind the plan at Eungella and Finch Hatton. The project for national standard trails is expected to cost about $3 million.

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