Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays 6th of August 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays 6th of August 2018

A WEST MACKAY man stops thieves in their tracks thanks to a phone app. Around 3 Friday morning the man was woken by noise under his home and he immediately checked his mobile to access C-C-T-V. He saw the interior car light on and the driver’s door open. Yelling out and running downstairs he frightened off the would be thief. POLICE are investigating


A luxury charter tourism company is expanding in the Whitsundays. Signing an exclusive contract with Hayman Island run company InterContinental. Ocean Dynamics has been contracted to provide dive and motorised water sports to the island. The contract is set to boost the Whitsundays economy, creating 40 new positions at both Hayman Island and Airlie Beach


An ex Mackay student is making sweet music with Usher. Tristan Barton studied a Bachelor of Music at Mackay's CQ Uni and was a drummer. Now he composes and creates original recordings for TV commercials and social media. He recently was asked to create tailor made instrumental recordings to introduce Usher's Instagram sites and stage shows


Mackay locals are in the throes of rehearsals ahead of an OPERA Queensland performance. A chorus of 21 will frock up as bridesmaids and cricketers to take part in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Witch's curse at the MECC Saturday. Opera Queensland head of learning Mark Taylor says the whole family will have a great time supporting performers from MACKAY and THE WHITSUNDAYS


A sickening clash leaves KYLE MARKHAM hospitalised. Suffering an AC joint injury and concussion in the second half of the clash between BRISBANE Roar Youth and MAGPIES CRUSADERS. The side still managing to pull ahead of the relegation zone with a solid 6-2 victory


MACKAY CUTTERS just miss out on the Q-CUP upset of the season. The Cutters were two minutes from recording a win against powerhouse REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS before winger JONUS PEARSON drew the home side level. The 16 all draw shows the CUTTERS have what it takes to match it with the best of them despite sitting bottom of the ladder