Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 24th of May, 2018

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23 May 2018

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An IPad meets foul play at a MIRANI business. Someone gaining entry through an unlocked side door Tuesday night before ransacking the place in a search effort. The only thing stolen in the heist on the ALEXANDRA STREET Store was an IPad. Police seeking public assistance to find a man describes as Caucasian with a medium build. At the time he was wearing long sleeved light coloured clothing, a backpack and reflective gloves.

ONE MILLION dollars is going towards getting more APPRENTICES in the WHITSUNDAYS. The QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT announcing the extra spend in the region yesterday. Training and Skills Development Minister Shannon Fentiman says the money will be spent mostly on information.


The STATE GOVERNMENT also boosts funding to the GREAT BARRIER REEF. Upping their contributions to a record three hundred and thirty million dollars over five years. The funds aiming to boost programs to restore, protect and build the resilience of the Reef. Great Barrier Reef Minister Leeanne Enoch says this is going to make such a difference.




A rising Rugby star in the MACKAY CUTTERS. GARRETT SMITH this week named as part of the QUEENSLAND UNDER 18s REPRESENTATIVE TEAM. The young gun also already a contracted player for the NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS.

BRISBANE LIONS stars light up MACKAY. Marquee player SABRINA FREDRICK-TRAUB launching a new youth women's division last night with many teenage girls left star struck. She's set to tour schools in the region with a visit to the WHITSUNDAYS to promote girls football in the North

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