March 2020

Published a story 28th Mar 2020 3:02 PM

‘The kids really loved being with him and in his company’: Tributes flow for young father killed in Bruce Highway crash

‘So devoted to the kids’: Tribute for dad killed in crash

‘The kids really loved being with him and in his company’: Tributes flow for young father killed in Bruce Highway crash

Published a story 28th Mar 2020 2:43 PM

Emergency services respond to the single-vehicle incident at Habana

Teen suffers head injury in crash near Habana

Emergency services respond to the single-vehicle incident at Habana

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 9:28 PM

A WOMAN ejected from a car that crashed down an embankment this afternoon has been taken to hospital with injuries.

Woman ejected from car as it crashed down embankment

A WOMAN ejected from a car that crashed down an embankment this afternoon has been taken to hospital with injuries.

Published a story 26th Mar 2020 5:26 PM

Mackay Discount Drug Store urges calm as prescription panic grows

Mackay pharmacist urges calm as COVID-19 concerns grow

Mackay Discount Drug Store urges calm as prescription panic grows

Published a story 24th Mar 2020 8:03 PM

Information has been slow to trickle down from authorities. When we know, you know. Here's how the pandemic has unfolded in the Mackay region.

VIRUS BREAKDOWN: Timeline on Mackay's confirmed cases

Information has been slow to trickle down from authorities. When we know, you know. Here's how the pandemic has unfolded in the Mackay region.

Published a story 19th Mar 2020 10:48 PM

UPDATE: FOUR people are recovering in hospital after a dramatic multi-vehicle crash on the Peak Downs Highway.

Four taken to hospital after Peak Downs Highway crash

UPDATE: FOUR people are recovering in hospital after a dramatic multi-vehicle crash on the Peak Downs Highway.

Published a story 16th Mar 2020 3:41 PM

Mackay and District Senior Citizens Association suspends events because of coronavirus.

Mackay seniors shut down over coronavirus concerns

Mackay and District Senior Citizens Association suspends events because of coronavirus.

Published a story 15th Mar 2020 10:48 AM

UPDATE, 12.30PM: The number of Mackay events being cancelled or postponed as a result of coronavirus is growing.

Coronavirus threat cancels events across Mackay

UPDATE, 12.30PM: The number of Mackay events being cancelled or postponed as a result of coronavirus is growing.

Published a story 3rd Mar 2020 10:01 AM

UPDATE, 10.50AM: A man has been freed from a car that flipped onto its roof in a two-vehicle crash outside a Mackay school this morning.

Man freed after car overturns outside Mackay school

UPDATE, 10.50AM: A man has been freed from a car that flipped onto its roof in a two-vehicle crash outside a Mackay school this morning.

February 2020

Published a story 28th Feb 2020 2:12 PM

UPDATE: Police are urgently appealing for anyone in a 15-kilometre vicinity of Yalboroo to be on the lookout for missing 83-year-old woman Barbara Marincic.

Search for missing woman near Mackay enters second day

UPDATE: Police are urgently appealing for anyone in a 15-kilometre vicinity of Yalboroo to be on the lookout for missing 83-year-old woman Barbara Marincic.

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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.