Local News Headlines For Mackay & The Whitsundays 9th of July 2018

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8 July 2018

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Two men  have been arrested following a lengthy search in BAKERS CREEK. The men were on the run for an alleged armed robbery of a MOUNT PLEASANT fast food outlet on June 21st and an alleged break and enter at a PAGET gun shop on Friday night. They were found in bushland allegedly riding stolen quad bikes yesterday around 2:30 and will face MACKAY MAGISTRATS COURT later today


As we kick off NAIDOC WEEK MACKAY residents are invited to a Flag Raising Ceremony. The MACKAY COUNCIL in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health are hosting the ceremony on the Civic Precinct lawns near the fountain. During the ceremony the Australian, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags will be raised by special community guests. It gets under way with a community breakfast kicking off at 8:30


Undiagnosed diabetes sufferers in MACKAY are costing the local health budget more than nine and a half million dollars each year. The figures released during DIABETES WEEK... with DIABETES QUEENSLAND pushing to have extra screenings during checkups and E-D visits. C-E-O MICHELLE TRUTE says it's important we become smarter about this


The Cutters carry on their losing streak as they get pummeled by IPSWICH JETS at home. Coach Steve Sheppard says the side didn't play the game to NRL reserve grade standards and they won't hold up in the local league at this rate. The side walked away with a humiliating 54 nil defeat and remain at the bottom of the leaderboard.


The MACKAY METEORETTES dazzle in pink in honor of Shelley Rutland. The memorial round saw the home side put on an inspired performance against Q-B-L powerhouse TOWNSVILLE FLAMES on Saturday. Standing up to the all-stars with a 93 to 81 loss Coach Ian Haughton says he believed the side has set the platform for a late season rise up the ladder

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