February 2016

Published a story 4th Feb 2016 6:37 PM

WHEN Balnagowan man Robert William Steen was caught drink-driving in Walkerston he gave police his brother’s name.

Drink-driver had brother disqualified

WHEN Balnagowan man Robert William Steen was caught drink-driving in Walkerston he gave police his brother’s name.

Published a story 4th Feb 2016 11:32 AM

A FATHER has denied allegations of repeatedly molesting his daughter between 1998 and 2003 in West Mackay.

Man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges

A FATHER has denied allegations of repeatedly molesting his daughter between 1998 and 2003 in West Mackay.

Published a story 3rd Feb 2016 6:40 PM

MUSIC is his passion and Mackay DJ Cory Geisler wants to see how far he can go in the industry.

Music production next step for DJ

MUSIC is his passion and Mackay DJ Cory Geisler wants to see how far he can go in the industry.

Published a story 2nd Feb 2016 8:20 PM

RACQ external communications manager Renee Smith said the current average in Mackay was 111.8 cents a litre, which she said they believed was a fair price.

Motorists shouldn’t expect price of fuel to drop lower

RACQ external communications manager Renee Smith said the current average in Mackay was 111.8 cents a litre, which she said they believed was a fair price.

Published a story 2nd Feb 2016 8:17 PM

RHEUBEN James Tomarra told police the victim of an assault had actually attacked him, the District Court in Mackay was told yesterday.

Defendant says he was attacked by victim "out of the blue"

RHEUBEN James Tomarra told police the victim of an assault had actually attacked him, the District Court in Mackay was told yesterday.

Published a story 1st Feb 2016 4:11 PM

THE Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed it will investigate a crash involving a Cessna 208 seaplane on Whitsunday Island.

Transport Bureau confirm they'll investigate plane crash

THE Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed it will investigate a crash involving a Cessna 208 seaplane on Whitsunday Island.

January 2016

Published a story 31st Jan 2016 5:17 PM

EMERGENCY services attended a Northern Beaches resort after a man was discovered dead in his room.

Man found dead at Northern Beaches resort

EMERGENCY services attended a Northern Beaches resort after a man was discovered dead in his room.

Published a story 30th Jan 2016 9:39 AM

A FRIEND once told me, you know you’re getting old when you’d rather stay at home watching trashy television then go on a date with a hot French man.

OPINION: Be upfront about any intentions

A FRIEND once told me, you know you’re getting old when you’d rather stay at home watching trashy television then go on a date with a hot French man.

Published a story 30th Jan 2016 9:09 AM

IT’S the end of January, you’re back at work and the kids are back at school – it’s probably time to start planning the family holiday.

Fantastic deals on show at Travel Expo

IT’S the end of January, you’re back at work and the kids are back at school – it’s probably time to start planning the family holiday.

Published a story 29th Jan 2016 6:19 PM

WHEN Daniel Meldrum, Mark Collier and Wayne Healey saw a plane crash they didn’t think, they just acted.

Group rushed to plane crash site to help passengers

WHEN Daniel Meldrum, Mark Collier and Wayne Healey saw a plane crash they didn’t think, they just acted.

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I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, when I was younger my dream was to be an archaeologist – who wouldn’t want to be like Indiana Jones? However, now that I am a journalist, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love listening to people’s stories and sharing them with others. I’m a Queenslander through and though. Mackay is the furthest south I have ever lived. I’m an only child and I was raised in Airlie Beach. My parents are former boaties; we lived on a 42 foot Catamaran called ‘Sundance’ for a number of years. My parents called me the Sundance Kid for years. I earned my degree at James Cook University in Townsville, and prior to here I lived in Cairns for three-and-a-half years where I was a magazine journalist. I’m a diehard book worm, and still love getting out on the water.