May 2019

Published a story 22nd May 2019 4:29 PM

Prosecutors pushed for a cumulative jail term after a woman made a serious threat against her boyfriend while on parole for violence against the same man.

Woman pressed butcher's knife against partner's throat

Prosecutors pushed for a cumulative jail term after a woman made a serious threat against her boyfriend while on parole for violence against the same man.

Published a story 22nd May 2019 4:10 PM

Man, 31, found himself in trouble over this growing problem

How a shopping trolley landed a man in hot water

Man, 31, found himself in trouble over this growing problem

Published a story 22nd May 2019 4:04 PM

A young woman is facing numerous charges including dangerous driving while adversely affected, weapons possession and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Woman charged after dramatic arrest learns bail fate

A young woman is facing numerous charges including dangerous driving while adversely affected, weapons possession and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Published a story 22nd May 2019 3:50 PM

Accused man faced Mackay Magistrates Court from custody

Mackay man charged with alleged rape of one-year-old

Accused man faced Mackay Magistrates Court from custody

Published a story 21st May 2019 5:56 PM

'The police had at least two suspects, one of those suspects had confessed, one of those suspects had a criminal history for carrying and using knives'

Lawyer: Police conflict of interest in Shandee investigation

'The police had at least two suspects, one of those suspects had confessed, one of those suspects had a criminal history for carrying and using knives'

Published a story 21st May 2019 2:59 PM

'He wasn't directly under the influence at the time but he (was) coming down from drugs.'

Dog basher escapes jail term over sickening attack

'He wasn't directly under the influence at the time but he (was) coming down from drugs.'

Published a story 20th May 2019 6:51 PM

Fake money and pages of printed $50 notes in the man's possession were calculated to be valued about $20,000.

Mackay counterfeiter learns fate

Fake money and pages of printed $50 notes in the man's possession were calculated to be valued about $20,000.

Published a story 19th May 2019 6:22 PM

Magistrate Damien Dwyer has ripped into Mackay Community Corrections.

'Absolute farce': Mackay Magistrate lets rip over inaction

Magistrate Damien Dwyer has ripped into Mackay Community Corrections.

Published a story 19th May 2019 5:13 PM

Hundreds of children participate in special event

Why 200 kids were covered in colour in Mackay today

Hundreds of children participate in special event

Published a story 19th May 2019 5:07 PM

'These volunteers are particularly vital in rural areas where they can be the first point of contact for a patient.'

CQ volunteer has been saving lives for 44 years

'These volunteers are particularly vital in rural areas where they can be the first point of contact for a patient.'

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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.