Thursday, June 6, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Editors Note

Hi again, lovely readers,

Last weekend was one of the busiest but most remarkable weekends I’ve had in a long time!

I attended a free Writing Memoir and Personal Stories workshop at the Mackay City Library last Saturday to expand my skills as a writer. It was hosted by two powerhouse individuals from the Whitsundays and I left feeling more encouraged than ever to get my own book underway.

That same day I made an appearance at Legends on the Lawn - not only to take cool shots for page 21, but to also volunteer at the Broken Ballerina stall, where two hot pink guitars were signed by all the Aussie rock legends and were auctioned off at a total of $14,000 to raise funds for domestic violence.

On Sunday I attended my morning church service - which is personally my favourite part of the week - before heading to the Mackay Hospital Foundation’s Family Fun Day at BB Print Stadium to capture the picturesque moments of families and children spending quality time together, which you can find on page 8.

In our event guide on page 22, you can find a range of different activities happening within our region, so have a squiz and see what ignites the childlike fire and curiosity within you.

What makes you feel alive?

Is it being in nature, reading a good book, planting in the garden, running a marathon (see page 24-25 to view the Mackay Marina Run) or maybe even painting or dancing?

Maybe it’s all of these things, or something completely different…but whatever it is, even if it’s a hobby you haven’t picked up in years, I encourage you today, to do more of what you love.

“Let all that you do, be done with love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14 NKJV

Stay blessed!

In other news