July 2020

Published a story 10th Jul 2020 3:35 PM

‘What a stuff around’: Beauty worker Chloe Victoria Smith returns to court.

Why Mackay glamour was back in court today

‘What a stuff around’: Beauty worker Chloe Victoria Smith returns to court.

Published a story 8th Jul 2020 6:22 PM

Man accused of trying to ‘circumvent’ his licence ban and will now spend more time off the roads.

One simple error costs pushbike rider two-year licence ban

Man accused of trying to ‘circumvent’ his licence ban and will now spend more time off the roads.

Published a story 8th Jul 2020 5:41 PM

Vegetation vandals hit two foreshore sites in Mackay region killing or damaging at least 20 trees

Tree killers target coastal site four times

Vegetation vandals hit two foreshore sites in Mackay region killing or damaging at least 20 trees

Published a story 8th Jul 2020 12:51 PM

A father has one ‘hell of a recovery’ ahead after his face was sliced open by a boat propeller at Seaforth.

Father’s face sliced open in freak Seaforth accident

A father has one ‘hell of a recovery’ ahead after his face was sliced open by a boat propeller at Seaforth.

Published a story 7th Jul 2020 3:58 PM

The 48-year-old from NSW was busted in a stolen prime mover trying ‘to make a fresh start’ in Queensland.

The truckie risking Mackay lives during COVID-19

The 48-year-old from NSW was busted in a stolen prime mover trying ‘to make a fresh start’ in Queensland.

Published a story 6th Jul 2020 8:40 PM

The former Proserpine High student – high on ice and drunk on rum – held his victim down as she cried no.
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‘I’m going to f*** you’: Words from a vile rapist

The former Proserpine High student – high on ice and drunk on rum – held his victim down as she cried no. TRIGGER WARNING

Published a story 6th Jul 2020 7:38 PM

A father flew into a blind rage when he found the beloved family pet dead in the yard.

Man threatens neighbour with cane knife over dead cat

A father flew into a blind rage when he found the beloved family pet dead in the yard.

Published a story 6th Jul 2020 3:27 PM

It is alleged the offending occurred in the Mackay region last month.

Mackay woman accused of child neglect

It is alleged the offending occurred in the Mackay region last month.

Published a story 5th Jul 2020 4:27 PM

At 3am the Mackay victim woke to the 28 year old armed with a stick saying: ‘I should cave your head in’

Jilted lover’s ‘vindictive’ threat over break up

At 3am the Mackay victim woke to the 28 year old armed with a stick saying: ‘I should cave your head in’

Published a story 5th Jul 2020 3:21 PM

A Mackay father of three failed to do his taxes for five years.

Here’s what can happen if you fail to lodge your tax

A Mackay father of three failed to do his taxes for five years.

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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.