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Thu 14 Jan 2021

FULL LIST: Every Isaac Australia Day award nominee

Premium Content FULL LIST: Every Isaac Australia Day award nominee

MAYOR: ‘The awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our local champions’

Thu 10 Dec 2020

Look who is headlining Mackay’s Aussie Day celebrations

Premium Content Look who is headlining Mackay’s Aussie Day celebrations

The sugar city’s own Graeme Connors will headline Mackay’s Australia Day celebrations for next year

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Tributes: Manning remembered as a kind-hearted humanitarian

Premium Content Tributes: Manning remembered as a kind-hearted humanitarian

Tributes roll in for the former Daily Mercury editor who was a fierce advocate for Mackay. Funeral details confirmed.

Sun 15 Nov 2020

PHOTOS: Magpies Crusaders fans cheer from sidelines

Premium Content PHOTOS: Magpies Crusaders fans cheer from sidelines

Photos from Saturday night’s pre-season friendly at Sologinkin Oval.

Indigenous artist showcases culture through artwork

Premium Content Indigenous artist showcases culture through artwork

‘It’s very important to me, being an Indigenous Australian, being a part of the community and representing my culture’

Mountain bikers set to race in honour of late founder

Premium Content Mountain bikers set to race in honour of late founder

‘He was the kind of man that instantly connected with people and left a lasting impact’

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Thrills and spills guaranteed when bucking bulls hit Airlie

Premium Content Thrills and spills guaranteed when bucking bulls hit Airlie

Buck yeah! PBR Australia is set to bring bucking bulls to town for the first time this weekend.

Thu 12 Nov 2020

Why this part of Mackay’s history should be recorded

Premium Content Why this part of Mackay’s history should be recorded

Artist: ‘If it’s not going to be in our history books or even our school books … they’re going to be living in the background.’

Wed 21 Oct 2020

TIP OFF: Jaca Basketball forges ahead this weekend

Premium Content TIP OFF: Jaca Basketball forges ahead this weekend

‘It will be a very different type of event this year because of Covid rules, however we are delighted to get something up and running’

Sun 23 Aug 2020

Switching the police uniform for lycra for mental health

Premium Content Switching the police uniform for lycra for mental health

A Mackay sergeant is gearing up for a Tour de France-style cycling challenge to raise funds for Lifeline

Fri 21 Aug 2020

VIDEO: It's mating season and spotting platypus is a game

Premium Content VIDEO: It's mating season and spotting platypus is a game

Check out these playful creatures at Eungella and read our top tips for spotting them

Having a whale of a time off Lamberts Lookout

Premium Content Having a whale of a time off Lamberts Lookout

There was plenty of whale action as they cruised past Mackay on the weekend. Have you spotted them?

Wed 19 Aug 2020

Should Schoolies go ahead this year in Byron Bay?

Premium Content Should Schoolies go ahead this year in Byron Bay?

The schoolies website says its ‘business as usual’, but authorities are firm on restrictions currently in place.

Izzy ’overwhelmed by kindness’ at Bachelor mansion

Premium Content Izzy ’overwhelmed by kindness’ at Bachelor mansion

THE stunning 29-year-old thought “what’s the worst that could happen?” when applying for the casting.

Fri 7 Aug 2020

'18 too many': Candlelight vigil for baby Beau Bradshaw

Premium Content '18 too many': Candlelight vigil for baby Beau Bradshaw

A vigil held just days after police charged Beau Bradshaw’s father with his son’s alleged murder.

Tue 4 Aug 2020

IT'S OFF! Jaca Festival latest casualty of COVID-19

Premium Content IT'S OFF! Jaca Festival latest casualty of COVID-19

Grafton Jacaranda Festival Committee makes biggest announcement in the event's 86-year history in response to the escalating COVID-19 situation.

Wed 22 Jul 2020

Master craftsman shows off exquisite sunnies

Premium Content Master craftsman shows off exquisite sunnies

THE original pieces are made from silver or titanium, with turquoise, ebony, mother-of-pearl and bone.

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Splendour in the Past will replace live music festival

Premium Content Splendour in the Past will replace live music festival

Instead of the masses, the music, the fashion and the antics, this year Triple J will offer a ‘best of’ music weekend.

Mon 13 Jul 2020

Splendour in the Grass confirms 2021 headliners

Premium Content Splendour in the Grass confirms 2021 headliners

THREE bands were announced today by organisers, but one main act is missing from the line up.

Wed 1 Jul 2020

Only 7500 people allowed at Bluesfest 2021 (so far)

Premium Content Only 7500 people allowed at Bluesfest 2021 (so far)

THE first artist announcement for next year’s event will be unveiled on July 8.

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