July 2020

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

‘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

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.

Published a story 5th Jul 2020 10:33 AM

GALLERY: Parents and children loved the new look park, which is in the final stages of an $8.86 million upgrade

Queens Park revamp a hit with families

GALLERY: Parents and children loved the new look park, which is in the final stages of an $8.86 million upgrade

Published a story 4th Jul 2020 4:37 PM

Owner of Jacko’s Tucka Truck serves his last pie, hot dog, chips and soft drink after 39.5 years on the job

Trucking on: Beloved Mackay pie man ‘humbled’ by send off

Owner of Jacko’s Tucka Truck serves his last pie, hot dog, chips and soft drink after 39.5 years on the job

Published a story 4th Jul 2020 2:18 PM

UPDATE: The man, in his 40s, was struck in the face by a propeller.

Man with propeller injury flown to Townsville

UPDATE: The man, in his 40s, was struck in the face by a propeller.

Published a story 4th Jul 2020 1:46 PM

‘You delight in calling her a … fat sl*t and a f**ing dog and a dog c**t’

Mackay father’s disgraceful DV rant from prison

‘You delight in calling her a … fat sl*t and a f**ing dog and a dog c**t’

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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.