May 2015

Published a story 26th May 2015 6:48 PM

STARGAZERS take note, now is the time to take in all of Saturn’s beauty.

Best week in 10 years to take in Saturn's beauty

STARGAZERS take note, now is the time to take in all of Saturn’s beauty.

Published a story 24th May 2015 6:22 PM

MICHAEL Garrels is “relieved” the Victims’ Families’ Forums he’s fought for will finally happen.

Father: "I don't want Jason's death... to be for nothing"

MICHAEL Garrels is “relieved” the Victims’ Families’ Forums he’s fought for will finally happen.

Published a story 24th May 2015 6:16 PM

A FATHER, who has been a driving force for reform since his son’s preventable workplace death, has been appointed to help lead a Victims’ Families’ Forum.

Michael Garrels asked to help give "a voice to families"

A FATHER, who has been a driving force for reform since his son’s preventable workplace death, has been appointed to help lead a Victims’ Families’ Forum.

Published a story 22nd May 2015 7:23 PM

A MAN has a six month jail sentence hanging over his head for the next year because he spat in a police officer’s face.

Man pleads guilty to spitting in police officer’s face

A MAN has a six month jail sentence hanging over his head for the next year because he spat in a police officer’s face.

Published a story 22nd May 2015 7:17 PM

TWO hung juries have been discharged from delivering a verdict in two criminal trials in the higher courts in Mackay.

Hung juries dismissed in two Mackay court cases

TWO hung juries have been discharged from delivering a verdict in two criminal trials in the higher courts in Mackay.

Published a story 22nd May 2015 6:12 PM

YOU’VE just met a nice bloke.

OPINION: Keep your ‘photos’ to yourself

YOU’VE just met a nice bloke.

Published a story 22nd May 2015 10:47 AM

POTENTIAL Mackay jurors be warned: if you don't show up for jury duty you could be fined.

Show up for jury duty or you could be fined!

POTENTIAL Mackay jurors be warned: if you don't show up for jury duty you could be fined.

Published a story 21st May 2015 8:26 PM

ALMOST every door was damaged during a break and enter at St Vincent de Paul.

Thieves ransack St Vinnies

ALMOST every door was damaged during a break and enter at St Vincent de Paul.

Published a story 21st May 2015 8:09 PM

A HUNG jury has been dismissed in the trial of a man charged with dangerous driving after two brothers were killed and a third man critically injured.

Hung jury in relation to crash that killed Wooley brothers

A HUNG jury has been dismissed in the trial of a man charged with dangerous driving after two brothers were killed and a third man critically injured.

Published a story 21st May 2015 8:01 PM

THE Sarina community is mourning the tragic death of a baby boy, who was killed in a fatal traffic crash at Armstrong Beach.

Town mourns baby boy killed in horror crash

THE Sarina community is mourning the tragic death of a baby boy, who was killed in a fatal traffic crash at Armstrong Beach.

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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.