Great Sunrise to wake up to for television weather reporter
A LITTLE bit of sunshine was spotted on the Capricorn Coast amongst the weekend's overcast weather.
Weekend Sunrise weather reporter Nuala Hafner presented the nation-wide weather reports on Saturday morning, live from the Keppel Bay Marina, surrounded by members of the Yeppoon community.
Waterline Restaurant manager Kylie Smith was one of the locals whose business featured on the popular morning show.
Kylie said it was a very exciting time for the restaurant and the region.
"It was great atmosphere here all day Saturday.
"A lot of planning went into the event a few days beforehand and a few things changed on the day due to the weather but, all in all, it was great experience and great exposure for us and the coast," she said.
"It was great to meet Nuala; she's a great presenter and I could tell she was really interested in the area.
"She mentioned that she had always wanted to come to Yeppoon and she really embraced the experience which was great to see.
"Cyclone Marcia has had an affect on us and on everyone along the coast but I think it's time to focus on the positives and Sunrise being here was definitely a positive.
"It was great to show everyone that Yeppoon is a great place to visit and that we are all getting back on our feet."Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll said, although the weather was not on their side, the natural beauty of the Capricorn Coast was evident.
"Under the conditions I think the footage still showed the beauty of our destination," Ms Carroll said.
"This promotion was possible due to the additional funding received for economic recovery post TC Marcia by the state government and in partnership with Capricorn Enterprise.
"We used the opportunity to pay additional funds to secure a second day with the Sunrise crew so we could take them to Great Keppel Island.
"To secure these national television programs to a destination like ours is priceless; the crew were very impressed with what they saw and have never been to the Capricorn Coast before so they're leaving us as our newest advocates.
"The local businesses are just so grateful and were so helpful with the behind the scenes work.
"Even though we could only have a limited number of businesses involved it's about promoting the destination so that every single business can benefit in the future. "