May 2021

Published a story 14th May 2021 12:42 PM

Top Shelf International’s new agave farm south of Bowen will transform land-based tourism in the Whitsundays, and a Mackay architect is thrilled to be part of the journey.

Inside new agave farm and distillery south of Bowen

Top Shelf International’s new agave farm south of Bowen will transform land-based tourism in the Whitsundays, and a Mackay architect is thrilled to be part of the journey.

Published a story 14th May 2021 8:33 AM

The discovery of a body on a Mackay beach has been met with tears as police investigate.

Emotional scenes as body found on Mackay beach

The discovery of a body on a Mackay beach has been met with tears as police investigate.

Published a story 12th May 2021 3:35 PM

A sprawling agave farm south of Bowen will deliver its first bottles to the Aussie market in just a few months, tapping into our changing love of the drink that was once reserved for challenges

Bowen agave farm taps into Aussie taste for tequila

A sprawling agave farm south of Bowen will deliver its first bottles to the Aussie market in just a few months, tapping into our changing love of the drink that was once reserved for challenges

Published a story 12th May 2021 9:06 AM

He’s one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters and, together with his full band, is bringing his new On the Road Again tour to Mackay.

Paul Kelly brings new East Coast tour to Mackay

He’s one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters and, together with his full band, is bringing his new On the Road Again tour to Mackay.

Published a story 7th May 2021 3:59 PM

Your beloved newspaper is being revived with a weekly print edition returning to your shelves. Here’s what it means for you

Daily Mercury delivers the best in both online and in print

Your beloved newspaper is being revived with a weekly print edition returning to your shelves. Here’s what it means for you

April 2021

Published a story 25th Apr 2021 10:20 PM

A man has been charged over an alleged 20 person brawl on Anzac Day in Slade Point resulting in one man being hospitalised.

Man charged after alleged 20 person Anzac Day brawl

A man has been charged over an alleged 20 person brawl on Anzac Day in Slade Point resulting in one man being hospitalised.

Published a story 25th Apr 2021 12:59 PM

‘But over the years we as Australians have lost a great deal of pride and patriotism’

Mackay Dawn Service honours past and present veterans

‘But over the years we as Australians have lost a great deal of pride and patriotism’

Published a story 25th Apr 2021 7:31 AM

Kuttabul’s Dawn Service honours Light Horse Brigade plus region remembers those who paid supreme sacrifice

Anzac Day 2021: Photos from region’s services

Kuttabul’s Dawn Service honours Light Horse Brigade plus region remembers those who paid supreme sacrifice

Published a story 23rd Apr 2021 3:47 PM

Reaction to the maverick Dawson MP’s shock retirement announcement is divided.

Dawson reacts to Christensen’s shock retirement move

Reaction to the maverick Dawson MP’s shock retirement announcement is divided.

Published a story 22nd Apr 2021 5:19 PM

The safety regulator has approved initial re-entry steps at the Anglo mine almost a year after an underground explosion seriously injured five miners

Anglo secures Grosvenor underground mine re-entry

The safety regulator has approved initial re-entry steps at the Anglo mine almost a year after an underground explosion seriously injured five miners

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Tara joined the company in 2010 after graduating with a journalism and politics degree from Griffith University in Brisbane. After first working in newspapers in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, she joined the team at The Chronicle in 2013. In September that year she took over the reins of the Rural Weekly, and has been on the crime desk in Toowoomba since 2015.