Local News Headlines

14th December 2016

Local News Headlines

Local News Headlines, 14th December 2016 

17 year old Ethan Hassett from Mackay is in a Brisbane Hospital following a quad bike accident in Sarina. He has spinal neck injuries but has since been woken up from an induced coma. The accident happened on a friend’s property in Sarina on Saturday. While we're all encouraged to through our support behind Ethan and attend a walk on Lamberts Beach this Sunday. Ethan's brother Jack says it'll be a long road to recovery.

Police are treating the sudden death of a 47 year old woman in South Mackay as non-suspicious. They discovered her body in a unit on Sophia Street just before 7am on Monday morning. A post mortem examination has been conducted and a report is now being prepared for the Coroner.

Queensland Sugar Limited will continue operating the states sugar terminals from Bundaberg to Cairns on behalf of owners Sugar Terminals Limited. They'll stay in the role for at least the next five years much to milling company Wilmar's dislike. Wilmar’s concerned as they'll be in direct competition in sugar marketing with QSL's other role come July next year. In response QSL announced a new operating model that will see its marketing and operating arms split. It means they can't use information gathered through operating to gain a competitive advantage in marketing.

Mackay locals are being urged to keep an eye out on our schools this summer. We're officially in school holiday's and Mackay MP Julieanne Gilbert says this is when our schools are most vulnerable.


The annual 36's verses the rest lawn bowls competition has been and gone but Organisers over the moon with the turn out. About 44 bowlers gave it their all at the Mackay city Bowls Club on Saturday. In the end the Rest defeated the 36's 136 point to 107.

Congratulations are in order for Palmview Golf Club member Earl Bobongie. He managed to take out top honours at Melaleuca on Tuesday with a net of 53. Bobongie also carded the only birdie and won the Melaleuca Award.