June 2019

Published a story 19th Jun 2019 6:00 PM

'He pointed the gun straight at me, I could see down the barrel. I thought this could go off'. South America trip took a terrifying twist for two Mackay couples

'Four fellas jumped in van with guns pointed at our heads'

'He pointed the gun straight at me, I could see down the barrel. I thought this could go off'. South America trip took a terrifying twist for two Mackay couples

Published a story 18th Jun 2019 4:22 PM

When two good Samaritans stopped to help a bogged driver at Mackay Harbour, he allegedly lashed out violently.

Bail bid for man who allegedly robbed council workers

When two good Samaritans stopped to help a bogged driver at Mackay Harbour, he allegedly lashed out violently.

Published a story 18th Jun 2019 1:03 PM

The case will have to be committed to the higher court due to the seriousness of the charges.

Mackay man charged with child rape banned from school

The case will have to be committed to the higher court due to the seriousness of the charges.

Published a story 17th Jun 2019 1:54 PM

The Moranbah community was left shattered after 18-month-old Hemi Goodwin-Burke was brutally killed in March 2015.

More time in fight to keep child killer in jail

The Moranbah community was left shattered after 18-month-old Hemi Goodwin-Burke was brutally killed in March 2015.

Published a story 17th Jun 2019 12:24 PM

The woman plans to fight the allegations.

Charge upgraded against Walkerston business owner

The woman plans to fight the allegations.

Published a story 14th Jun 2019 8:28 PM

Twice in six months this P-plater was busted driving with drugs in his system.

NAME AND SHAME: Mackay drink and drug drivers revealed

Twice in six months this P-plater was busted driving with drugs in his system.

Published a story 14th Jun 2019 6:04 PM

It is alleged the 26 year old was armed with a sign when he threatened staff and demanded money from the till.

Attempted armed robbery case adjourned

It is alleged the 26 year old was armed with a sign when he threatened staff and demanded money from the till.

Published a story 14th Jun 2019 5:58 PM

'I'll pay for (it) myself. I'll have to find out where the private lawyers are ... and then get into that straight away.'

Serious assault accused dumps lawyer at eleventh hour

'I'll pay for (it) myself. I'll have to find out where the private lawyers are ... and then get into that straight away.'

Published a story 14th Jun 2019 11:31 AM

A man accused of rape has asked to vary his bail so he doesn't forget to report to police.

Mackay man faces historic rape charge

A man accused of rape has asked to vary his bail so he doesn't forget to report to police.

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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.