Mackay Region

Charity Fun Day Packs BB Print Stadium

Charity Fun Day Packs BB Print Stadium

A highly anticipated community charity event returned to Mackay last weekend after a brief hiatus in 2020, with the Gardian Family FUN Day attracting thousands of people to BB Print Stadium. Presented by the Mackay Hospital Foundation, the Family FUN Day hosted a huge selection of kids’ activities, including jumping castles, bunjee trampolines, a super slide and amusement rides. Visit page 20 to see if you were spotted by our photographer.

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“Heartbreaking” – Mackay Surf Club Targeted By Thieves Twice In 12 Months

“Heartbreaking” – Mackay Surf Club Targeted By Thieves Twice In 12 Months

Heartless thieves have devastated members of a Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club who say the financial loss will be hard to recover from. During the early hours of 3 June, the Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club at Harbour Beach was forcibly broken into, with damage sustained to external and internal doors. It’s the second time in 12 months the surf club has been broken into in this manner, with cameras not deterring thieves.

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Learning In A Virtual World

Learning In A Virtual World

Virtual Reality (VR) is teaching children with disabilities at Mackay District Special School how to safely cross the street, work in a café or just make a transaction at the ATM, as well as other vital life skills which will help them transition to more independent lives post-schooling.

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Project Cash Splash To Deliver More Jobs

Project Cash Splash To Deliver More Jobs

Building a better place to live while creating more jobs has been at the forefront of the latest round of state government funding which will see a number of Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday projects get given the green light to commence.

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Good Value – Handy Location
Good Value – Handy Location

Featured Property

3
Beds
2
Baths
Cars
Pool

Located in a relatively new and fully developed residential area of Glenella the subject property comprises a 395 square metre site which is handy to the CBD, major shopping centre and most other amenities.

Vacant possession is available for the potential owner/occupier, however, the property provides a good opportunity for an Investor as the current long term occupant is prepared to stay and would sign a long term lease.

The low set rendered block home is approx. fifteen years old and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, well appointed kitchen, living area and rear patio.  The original double garage/laundry

area has been partitioned to provide a garden/storage area with roller door access and a fourth bedroom/office/rumpus room.  The dwelling is fully air conditioned including the converted garage area.

If you prefer a double lockable garage, it would be a simple and inexpensive process to remove the partition wall and revert.  The other option would be to retain “as is” and construct a shade sail type carport at the front.

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Whitsunday Region

The Whales Are Here!  First Whale Of The Season Spotted In Whitsunday Waters

The Whales Are Here! First Whale Of The Season Spotted In Whitsunday Waters

Tourism operators are celebrating after the first whale of the season was spotted off Langford Island near Hayman Island last week. This exciting milestone buoys morale in challenging times as, despite border controls making it impossible for our Victorian friends to fly north at the moment, these majestic mammals have managed to make the trip up to our warmer waters, marking positive days ahead for the entire industry.

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More Than Just Meals

More Than Just Meals

With 25 volunteers travelling the region each week and bringing freshly cooked meals to the homes of those in need, Proserpine Meals on Wheels is a dynamic local service and a lifeline to many.

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Can You Help Create An Experience Of A Lifetime For Bodhi?

Can You Help Create An Experience Of A Lifetime For Bodhi?

Whitsunday tourism operators are invited to extend their hands to a young family by helping them create precious memories for 16-month-old Bodhi who is living with a rare and life-limiting disease.

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White On White – A Tale Of Two Beaches

White On White – A Tale Of Two Beaches

Stretching its wings to become one of the largest outdoor events in the Whitsundays, the White on White Long Table Lunch by Fish D’Vine attracted over 800 people across a spectacular two day extravaganza held on Whitehaven Beach last weekend.

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Very Stylish, Near New And Private With 5 Acres
Very Stylish, Near New And Private With 5 Acres

Featured Property

3
Beds
2
Baths
4
Cars
Pool

This sophisticated and modern designed single level home situated in the sought after area of Strathdickie, comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, open plan living, media room, a swimming pool, 2 pre-existing sheds and already cleared and usable land with a servicing bore.

High set ceilings create space, mixed Australian hardwood timber flooring + marble benching create warmth, and insulated ceiling and walls battle that heat on balmy summer days. Great sized bedrooms with built-in’s, a large laundry, a proud office, air conditioned throughout and master with a substantial walk in wardrobe and full sized bathroom with bath overlooking the green leafy backdrop of your own acreage property. The open plan kitchen and living leads to the elevated deck and pool side entertaining area.

Improvements to the property include cleared and maintained gardens, 5 x rainwater tanks offering over 100,000 ltrs with the added benefit of a bore. The 6 x 12m shed has been converted into a lined 2 bedroom guest retreat. An additional shed 6 x 6 m + 6 x 6 m carport – perfect to park the caravan and boat.

Space, peace and quiet and a touch of class with a homely feel.

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MACKAY PROPERTY LISTINGS – WHITSUNDAY PROPERTY LISTINGS – BUY / RENT / LEASE – OPEN HOME TIMES

Good Value – Handy Location
Good Value – Handy Location
$390,000

Located in a relatively new and fully developed residential area of Glenella the subject property comprises a 395 square metre site which is handy to the CBD, major shopping centre and most other amenities.

Vacant possession is available for the potential owner/occupier, however, the property provides a good opportunity for an Investor as the current long term occupant is prepared to stay and would sign a long term lease.

The low set rendered block home is approx. fifteen years old and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, well appointed kitchen, living area and rear patio.  The original double garage/laundry

area has been partitioned to provide a garden/storage area with roller door access and a fourth bedroom/office/rumpus room.  The dwelling is fully air conditioned including the converted garage area.

If you prefer a double lockable garage, it would be a simple and inexpensive process to remove the partition wall and revert.  The other option would be to retain “as is” and construct a shade sail type carport at the front.

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Very Stylish, Near New And Private With 5 Acres
Very Stylish, Near New And Private With 5 Acres
For Sale

This sophisticated and modern designed single level home situated in the sought after area of Strathdickie, comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, open plan living, media room, a swimming pool, 2 pre-existing sheds and already cleared and usable land with a servicing bore.

High set ceilings create space, mixed Australian hardwood timber flooring + marble benching create warmth, and insulated ceiling and walls battle that heat on balmy summer days. Great sized bedrooms with built-in’s, a large laundry, a proud office, air conditioned throughout and master with a substantial walk in wardrobe and full sized bathroom with bath overlooking the green leafy backdrop of your own acreage property. The open plan kitchen and living leads to the elevated deck and pool side entertaining area.

Improvements to the property include cleared and maintained gardens, 5 x rainwater tanks offering over 100,000 ltrs with the added benefit of a bore. The 6 x 12m shed has been converted into a lined 2 bedroom guest retreat. An additional shed 6 x 6 m + 6 x 6 m carport – perfect to park the caravan and boat.

Space, peace and quiet and a touch of class with a homely feel.

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New Course, Skipper!
New Course, Skipper!
For Sale

Sometimes it’s best to try a different tack, what better place to do this than in the picturesque Whitsundays - even if you’re already a local.

• 2 Bedroom apartment with Marina views

• Only a few steps to the Boardwalk and Beach

• Only minutes from the heart of Airlie Beach

• Fully furnished and equipped with quality appliances

• On-site Pool and lounges to work on that summer tan

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Cheap Seaview Airlie Beach Block
Cheap Seaview Airlie Beach Block
$149,000

Located in the prestigious Horizon Estate this 630m2 block of land is a super affordable option to build a stunning home in a wonderful location.

• Located at the end of Horizon Estate

• Elevated block

• Water views, gated Estate

• Proposed drawings already completed

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Whitsunday Shines Bright

Whitsunday Shines Bright

June 11, 2021

Shine Bright Whitsundays celebrated local artists and talented performers at Coral Sea Marina last weekend, as part of the Central Queensland Regional Arts Service Network (CQ RASN). The Shine Bright festival was hosted in cooperation with Coral Sea Marina and CQ University to give local artist across Queensland an opportunity to perform in the new Covid world.

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Ballistic Brew Up A Storm At World Beer Competitions

Ballistic Brew Up A Storm At World Beer Competitions

June 11, 2021

Ballistic Beer Co has taken home a bounty of medals at the world’s largest beer competition: The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) in Victoria. Conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, AIBA is the largest annual beer competition in the world, assessing both draught and packaged beer.

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Still Giving At 85

Still Giving At 85

June 11, 2021

It is local volunteers that are the driving force behind so many community organisations and there is no-one that understands this better than John Langford who, at the refined age of 85, is dedicating his time and often his petrol to helping people.

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Local Sporting news & Results

Cannonvale Cannons Pioneer Results

Cannonvale Cannons Pioneer Results

June 11, 2021

On Saturday, 25 Cannons travelled to Mackay to compete at the Pioneer Swimming Carnival. Coaches, Ken Crittenden and Mark Erickson were surprised to see that 25 swimmers nominated for this first winter carnival, but the coaches were very impressed with the ground and their achievements.

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Airlie Beach Bowls News

Airlie Beach Bowls News

June 11, 2021

Saturday scroungers winner this week was Margo Stanley. Sunday Social Bowls winning team was Mark Mawson, Lyn Graham, and Karen Jensen who defeated Lara Hadlow, Marj Hughes, and Betty Whitehorn, 22-10.

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Whitsunday United Weekly Football Report

Whitsunday United Weekly Football Report

June 11, 2021

Whitsunday United teams returned to the winners’ circle with a successful home round on Saturday. The day started off on the right foot, with an early win in Mackay for the U13/14 Div1 team against top of the table Dolphins, breaking their unbeaten run, playing some great football. Archer Phillipson was the standout in the middle of the park, as well as slotting away the winning goal with great style.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

Catch Bella’s Live Gig Before She Heads On Tour

Catch Bella’s Live Gig Before She Heads On Tour

May 27, 2021

Homegrown talent doesn’t come much brighter than 16-year-old Bella Mackenzie. She is about to embark on a regional Queensland tour, giving fans and lovers of live music the opportunity to see her perform here in Mackay before she hits the road.

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On A Mission From God: Blues Brothers Tribute At Airlie Beach Hotel

On A Mission From God: Blues Brothers Tribute At Airlie Beach Hotel

June 11, 2021

If you remember the Blues Brothers and their hit 1980’s musical, comedy film, then you’re in for a treat next Saturday 19 of June with the Soul Men’s ‘Blues Brothers’ tribute show at Airlie Beach Hotel.

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Open Day Fun With Fair Rides And Fireworks

Open Day Fun With Fair Rides And Fireworks

June 11, 2021

Clowns, superheroes, carnival rides and educational information. These were a few of the highlights at Mackay Christian College’s 2021 Open Day.

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Pre-Teen Mental Health Workshop Coming Soon

Pre-Teen Mental Health Workshop Coming Soon

June 4, 2021

An inspiring new one-day mental health event for pre-teen girls is about to come to the Whitsundays and organisers say that it will be fun and interactive, and most importantly backed by global experts in the field.

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Calling all Artists – To Bowen Art Ehibition

June 4, 2021

Entry forms are now available for the 60th Bowen Art Society Annual Exhibition and all local artists are encouraged to enter this iconic exhibition, which was the only show of its kind outside of Brisbane when it first started.

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