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January 2018

Published a story 19th Jan 2018 6:31 PM

FISHERIES officers spent today shooting electric currents into the Pioneer River to determine if the invasive pest fish Peacock Bass was in our local waterway.

Electrofishing boat used to find peacock bass in Pioneer

FISHERIES officers spent today shooting electric currents into the Pioneer River to determine if the invasive pest fish Peacock Bass was in our local waterway.

Published a story 18th Jan 2018 5:04 PM

Federal department "not aware of any previous detections of Peacock Bass in the wild" until Mackay case.

Pioneer River's wild Peacock Bass find a first in Australia

Federal department "not aware of any previous detections of Peacock Bass in the wild" until Mackay case.

Published a story 16th Jan 2018 7:12 PM

A PEST fish usually found in the Amazon in South America has reportedly been found in Mackay's Pioneer River.

Amazon predator threatens barra in river

A PEST fish usually found in the Amazon in South America has reportedly been found in Mackay's Pioneer River.

Published a story 13th Jan 2018 11:54 AM

The 23-year-old North Eton man has spoken about his own personal hell after the suicide of 14-year-old Queensland schoolgirl 'Dolly' Amy Jayne Everett.

#DoItForDolly: X Factor singer reveals own bullying hell

The 23-year-old North Eton man has spoken about his own personal hell after the suicide of 14-year-old Queensland schoolgirl 'Dolly' Amy Jayne Everett.

Published a story 9th Jan 2018 1:56 PM

Silver lining to come from Cyclone Debbie's destruction of the region, it's the success of Platypus Beach.

Secret's out on Mackay region's best swimming spot

Silver lining to come from Cyclone Debbie's destruction of the region, it's the success of Platypus Beach.

Published a story 5th Jan 2018 9:59 AM

The RACQ says there is never a safe time to leave a child or animal alone in a vehicle, as new figures show how many were locked in cars last year.

How many kids, pets were locked in Mackay cars in 2017

The RACQ says there is never a safe time to leave a child or animal alone in a vehicle, as new figures show how many were locked in cars last year.

Published a story 3rd Jan 2018 11:35 AM

CAMPERS looking to cool off from the summer heat were quickly chased from the water after they spotted a shark prowling the shallows.

WATCH: Shark scares swimmers out of the water near Mackay

CAMPERS looking to cool off from the summer heat were quickly chased from the water after they spotted a shark prowling the shallows.

Published a story 2nd Jan 2018 7:04 PM

The top 10 most popular boy and girl baby names for Mackay have been revealed... and there are a few surprises.

REVEALED: Mackay's most popular baby names for 2017

The top 10 most popular boy and girl baby names for Mackay have been revealed... and there are a few surprises.

Published a story 2nd Jan 2018 10:04 AM

THUNDERSTORMS, heavy rain and hot conditions is the forecast for the next few days in the region, after an early morning storm got 2018 off to a cracking start.

Storms, heavy rain and muggy days for first week of 2018

THUNDERSTORMS, heavy rain and hot conditions is the forecast for the next few days in the region, after an early morning storm got 2018 off to a cracking start.

December 2017

Published a story 20th Dec 2017 5:59 PM

A MUCH loved Central Queensland mum, wife and friend has died after a long battle with type 1 diabetes and renal failure.

Much loved mum of three loses diabetes fight

A MUCH loved Central Queensland mum, wife and friend has died after a long battle with type 1 diabetes and renal failure.

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