Thursday, February 29, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Raise Your Glass

As I reflect on my recent anniversary celebrations, marking a milestone in my own personal journey of partnership and commitment, it struck me—12 years of marriage is no small feat. Yet, in the grand scheme of things, it pales in comparison to the monumental achievement of SH Tait & Co, as they proudly celebrate a remarkable 100 years in business.

Imagine, a century of navigating the intricate labyrinth of finance and taxation, weathering economic storms and emerging stronger with each passing decade. It's a testament to resilience, foresight, and unwavering dedication—an inspiring legacy that echoes through the halls of Mackay's business history. Read more on pages 12-13.

And let's not overlook the man behind the curtain, Peter Tait, whose leadership and vision have been instrumental in steering the firm through the ever-changing tides of commerce. Not only a master of numbers, but also a pillar of philanthropy, his contributions to the community are as noteworthy as his business acumen. We extend our felicitations to Peter Tait and directors Adam Parrish, Monica McKendry, Stephen Amos, Kristelle Lamb, and John Philps for their invaluable contributions to the firm's enduring success. May their legacy continue to inspire generations to come.

Now, moving on from numbers and bottom lines—let's indulge in the flavours of Mackay's culinary scene with our Taste of Mackay feature (pages 22-23). From tantalising treats to hidden gastronomic gems, consider it your roadmap to culinary bliss. We've got the inside scoop on where to indulge your taste buds like a true Mackay epicurean.

And as we gear up for the JSP Women's Awards this weekend, I can't help but feel a surge of excitement to raise a glass (I’m still buzzing after P!NK’s Gold Coast concert) to some of the most awe-inspiring women in our midst. Here's to celebrating their achievements, toasting their tenacity, and revelling in the collective brilliance of our community's leading ladies.

Until next week,


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