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Nebo Barrel Racer  Crowned Isaac’s Young Citizen Of The Year

Nebo Barrel Racer Crowned Isaac’s Young Citizen Of The Year

A Clermont cattle grazier who shot to national TV stardom for building community bonds, a Nebo barrel racer champion and a rainbow gala event that is leading social change were among the major Australia Day winners in the Isaac region. Layney Deguara has been named the 2023 Young Citizen of the Year for her passion and dedication to her sport, local club and her community. She accepted her award at a ceremony held in Nebo.

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Sarina Mum Fights Debilitating Disease

Sarina Mum Fights Debilitating Disease

A happy and healthy six-months-old Sarina boy and his mother are survivors of a rare and dangerous nematode disorder causing polymyositis possibly linked to central and North Queensland and Tasmania.

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Construction Companies Shortlisted To Tender For $8B Worth Of Hospital Building Contracts

Construction Companies Shortlisted To Tender For $8B Worth Of Hospital Building Contracts

Queensland Health has established a supplier panel of major construction companies to accelerate the delivery of three new hospitals and nine major hospital expansions under the State Government’s Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan.

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Thorpe Twins Ready To Take Step Up To Senior Ranks

Thorpe Twins Ready To Take Step Up To Senior Ranks

Mackay rugby league twins Henry Thorpe and Harry Thorpe have always achieved success in pairs. Since pulling on their first football boots at the age of five, the talented siblings have chalked up a long list of accomplishments together and dream of one day playing alongside each other in the National Rugby League competition. Fresh from their heroic deeds with St Patrick's College in the Capricornia schoolboy ranks, the brothers Thorpe are keen to impress NRL talent scouts and earn a crack at

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Exceptional and Spacious Family Retreat in Erakala
Exceptional and Spacious Family Retreat in Erakala

Featured Property

4
Beds
2
Baths
2
Cars
Pool

This exceptional and spacious family retreat offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The home boast ample living areas, perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing with loved ones.

The outdoor spaces are truly special, with room for everyone to enjoy and soak up the natural surrounds of Erakala.

Inside you’ll find a well-appointed kitchen, generously sized bedrooms and a host so high-end finishes that will set the property above the rest. This family home is sure to impress.

Some of the many other features of this property include:

- Three internal living spaces including a lounge, open plan living area and a living room

- The gourmet kitchen features the very best of appliances, a walk-in-pantry as well as 2 Pac cabinetry, pendant lighting, and custom stone benchtops

- Both bathrooms are stylish and have the finest of finishes

- Split system air-conditioning throughout

- 4 generous bedrooms with the main bedroom coming complete with a walk-through robe and ensuite

- Spacious outdoor entertainment area that overlooks the pool

- Swimming pool

- Double lock-up remote garage

- 5 kW solar panels

- 2061 sqm allotment with manicured gardens

The property is ideally positioned amongst other million dollar properties in Settlers Rise, Mackay’s premier Park Residential Estate. This estate has been designed to make the most of the region’s relaxed lifestyle with integrated parkland and open space, walking tracks, landscaped overland waterways retaining the natural landscape of the countryside. And all but 5 minutes from town. This exceptional space for the family in Erakala is the perfect retreat so book your inspection today.

To organise a viewing or for more information, please contact or Mick McLeod on 0408 777 971 or Ryan Patton on 0435 825 323.

Disclaimer: All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.

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AN AUSSIE FIRST  Touches Down In Whitsundays

AN AUSSIE FIRST Touches Down In Whitsundays

The Whitsundays helped to make aviation history this week when the first ever Bonza aircraft landed its inaugural flight at the Whitsunday Cost Airport on Tuesday morning. With flights starting from just $49, Bonza aims to be here for ‘Allstralia’ and will open the Whitsundays up to new markets that would not have previously been able to access or afford a holiday to the region.

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Are You Throwing Valuable Metal Away? Take It To Whitsunday Recyclers Instead

Are You Throwing Valuable Metal Away? Take It To Whitsunday Recyclers Instead

Do you have scraps of metal left over from jobs? How about old electronic goods and metal household items cluttering up the garage? Or are you embarking on a new project and need off-cuts and inspiration to get you started?

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Australia Day Slime Fest!

Australia Day Slime Fest!

Hundreds of children enjoyed an Australia Day slime-filled fun fest at the Whitsunday Sportspark last week thanks to the first annual event run by Proserpine Youth Space. Photo credit: Rachael Smith and Sophie McManus

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Willcox Slams Flood-Vulnerable Roads

Willcox Slams Flood-Vulnerable Roads

Federal Member for Dawson, Andrew Willcox MP, has vented his frustration about the lack of funding given to flood-proof our local roads, stating that the government have been too slow to use over $30 million that has been allocated to provide improvements to two known flood spots.

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NEAR NEW HOME IN PERFECT LOCATION
NEAR NEW HOME IN PERFECT LOCATION

Featured Property

4
Beds
2
Baths
4
Cars
Pool

Nestled in the vibrant and highly sought-after Parkside Estate, this newly built house is the ultimate place to call home for families, first-home buyers, investors, or downsizers alike.

Designed for effortless living; it's well and truly large enough for families and suitable for downsizers as it's an easy property to lock and leave when off traveling.

An attractive facade greets you as you arrive home. At the front of the home, you will find the very generous-sized master bedroom which enjoys all the luxuries, like a walk-in robe and an ensuite bathroom. There is a modern open-plan kitchen alongside an open-plan living area and adjacent to the separate spacious media or family living room.

Four spacious bedrooms with built-ins, easter with walk-in robe, and ensuite.  Large living area with a separate Media room at the front of the home away from the main living areas.  Entertainers' kitchen with 900mm canopy rangehood, 900mm 5 burner gas cooktop and oven, and stone benchtops, also featuring a spacious walk-in pantry.  Airconditioning throughout the home.  

Low-maintenance front and backyard areas with room for a pool and side access.

Build was completed in October 2022 and is still under builders' warranty.

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

4 Bjelke Cct, Rural View
4 Bjelke Cct, Rural View
By Negotiation

Nestled amongst perfectly kept gardens, encouraging

privacy and relaxation you’ll find it hard to believe

4 Bjelke Circuit is positioned in the heart of Rural

View. There is plenty to love about this modern brick

home with spacious internal living, media room, three

privately positioned bedrooms and two bathrooms, a/c

throughout, ample outdoor entertaining, double garage

and side access to the backyard. Pull back the sliding

glass door in the main living area to create a seamless

connection to the outdoor living spaces, this home

encourages you to enjoy time outside which works

perfectly for entertaining.

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71 Mdina Drive, Habana
71 Mdina Drive, Habana
Auction

Offering the true Habana standard of living this

home could be the rural escape you’ve been

dreaming of, with a sprawling two storey home,

huge shed and even a dam it’ll be love at first

sight. Built to fully appreciate its rural positioning

this home welcomes the outdoors in, plus all the

modern comforts you could need this property is

what living in Habana is all about. With 5 bedrooms

and 2 bathrooms you’ll never be without space

for everyone again. Not to forget the approx.

12x9m powered shed with sliding doors and high

clearance, plus Lychee orchard and not to forget

the great bonus of a seasonal dam.

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13c Wrights Road, Glenella
13c Wrights Road, Glenella
Price On Application

Discrete grandeur sums up the feel of this home, nothing

is too much and everything works together to capture

the incredible views. Built into the side of a hill the

builder constructed this home only with quality and our

Mackay lifestyle in mind. Only appears to be one level

from the street, stepping inside this home really opens

up sprawling across three levels with a grand total of

590m2 underroof. Consisting of the main open plan living

area on the upper level plus study, laundry and powder

room, the lower levels comprise the three bedrooms and

bathrooms, media and rumpus room as well as loads of

storage.

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26 Edward St, South Mackay
26 Edward St, South Mackay
By Negotiation

Open plan design offering a large living room, separate

dining and kitchen space, bathroom plus bedrooms

and that is just the upper level. Money has been spent

improving with renovated kitchen plus fresh paint,

ensuring no hard work exists prior to moving in. Outdoors

you have a generous sized fenced allotment for the

children and pets to play, along with side access to the

8x6 mtr powered shed. Positioned in a premier location

for convenient travel to schools, Town Beach, Mackay

CBD and Paget. The owners have begun to pack, so

inspect now for a fabulous buy.

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TAFE’s Agriculture Centre Of Excellence  Opens In Bowen

TAFE’s Agriculture Centre Of Excellence Opens In Bowen

February 2, 2023

For the first time in Bowen TAFE’s history, a range of specialist courses in agriculture will be available thanks to its brand-new $3.4 million upgrade which was celebrated with the opening of its Agriculture Centre Of Excellence on Tuesday.

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Mother Resuscitates Four-Year-Old After Near Drowning On Hamilton Island

Mother Resuscitates Four-Year-Old After Near Drowning On Hamilton Island

February 2, 2023

RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter transported a four-year-old boy to hospital after he was found unresponsive at the bottom of a pool on Hamilton Island at 1.06pm on Tuesday, January 25. The child – who was swimming in the main resort pool – reportedly gave his goggles to his mother on the side of the pool before disappearing once she turned her back.

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Lost Lady Seeks Kind Driver

Lost Lady Seeks Kind Driver

February 2, 2023

When Harry Russell was returning home from work earlier this week, he spotted an elderly lady walking around at the end of his road looking lost. Deciding to pull over and ask if she was ok, he was informed that she needed to get back up the hill, so he offered her a lift. The lady gladly accepted, and the pair drove up the hill.

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There’s Nothing Like Football

There’s Nothing Like Football

February 2, 2023

It is stated that 3.5 billion people are football fans. Fans of The World Game, The Beautiful Game, what in Australia we call soccer -- the largest sport on the globe; in fact, we are floating on an enormous football itself. It is the “sport of sports”, the most popular pastime, our most enduring as a species.

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No Better Time Than The Present To Kick Some Goals

No Better Time Than The Present To Kick Some Goals

February 2, 2023

The Whitsunday Sports Expo kicks off this weekend at Whitsunday PCYC, inviting locals to come along and find out about junior and adult sporting opportunities in the region. With over 30 team and individual sports on show at the Whitsunday Sportspark, there’s no better opportunity to find your passion, keep fit, or meet a community of likeminded people.

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Cannonvale Cannons’ Big Week

Cannonvale Cannons’ Big Week

February 2, 2023

The Cannonvale Cannons had 42 swimmers participate in last week’s Club Night, and a further 19 competing across the state at the Mirani LC Transition Meet and three others at Townsville Brothers’ carnival. Congratulations to swimmers who set 19 new Club Records, including Jacob Bell, Jy Parkinson, Remy Hedges, Eloise Chegwidden, Jax Clayworth, and Don Algie.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

Australia Day Slime Fest!

Australia Day Slime Fest!

February 2, 2023

Hundreds of children enjoyed an Australia Day slime-filled fun fest at the Whitsunday Sportspark last week thanks to the first annual event run by Proserpine Youth Space. Photo credit: Rachael Smith and Sophie McManus

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Movie Review - The Fabelmans

Movie Review - The Fabelmans

February 2, 2023

Steven Spielberg has crafted his newest and most personal film, the Fabelmans, with the grace of his cumulative decades earnt in a lifetime of filmmaking.

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Ash Smith – Performing In Paradise

Ash Smith – Performing In Paradise

February 2, 2023

Here is a story as old as music: the travelling artist - guitar strapped to their back - arrives in a beachside town with song on their lips. And they never leave. Airlie Beach has become a rest home for more musicians and maestros, more bards and bands than it may have any right to – it is a place polished in creativity, in which artists have scraped at the sheen, hoping to keep a piece for themselves.

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The Sports Bar Atmosphere At The Pub

The Sports Bar Atmosphere At The Pub

February 2, 2023

It’s game day and The Pub is packed: the fever pitch rises at every kick, every crunching tackle, every catch. And a silence descends; only a few huddled gasps and whispered encouragements -- “Go, you good thing!” Then the roar of the crowd. Every day and every night at the Airlie Beach Hotel’s Sports Bar, the big screen is filled with football, with fights, with bat and ball sports. And its atmosphere is always unmatched, it’s like being in the stadium.

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Australia Day Slime Fest!

February 2, 2023

Hundreds of children enjoyed an Australia Day slime-filled fun fest at the Whitsunday Sportspark last week thanks to the first annual event run by Proserpine Youth Space. Photo credit: Rachael Smith and Sophie McManus

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