Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 19th of March, 2018

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18 March 2018

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Aurizon threatens 35 Mackay jobs if sales are blocked. The Australian competition watchdog raising concerns over the proposed takeover. They're concerned the planned sale of the Queensland intermodal business would  give Pacific National too much control of freight haulage in the region. Aurizon says intermodal terminals will close across the State if the sale is blocked.

Pet owners are warned as wild dogs are spotted in the Mackay region. As mating season begins numbers are set to spike and threatening pets and livestock. Council advises owners to keep animals inside at night or secure them in a kennel. While landholders should vary grazing times.

Residents in Mackay will soon see new infrastructure projects take shape. The Coalition Government last week announcing more successful applicants for the Regional Jobs and Investment Package. Four Mackay Projects will share in more than two point four million dollars to boost their concepts. Member for Dawson George Christensen says the projects will create ongoing jobs for the region.

Over 500 singers to perform at the MECC. The 26th Regional Choral Festival kicking off tonight from 7:30. The choirs aiming to highlight young Australian composers.

A day of highs and lows for Mackay in round two of the Intrust Super Cup. The Under 18s walking away from Easts Tigers with a 20-16 win. While the Under 20s and Cutters defeated in close matches.The main event ending with a 26-24 score to Easts

Magpies United go down to SWQ Thunder in a nail biting round. With the majority of possession and chances the boys looked to have it in the bag. But two last minute goals from the Thunder saw a final score of 3-4

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