Police shut down regional based synthetic drug operation


Police have executed synthetic drug raids in Mackay and Bowen as part of an ongoing operation since December last year. The State Crime Command’s Synthetic Drug Operations Unit commenced Operation North Hiking end of last year across tobacco shops, adult shops and herbal outlets. In early … [Read more...]

Local business gets ready for Adani


An Airlie Beach business is poised to provide the specialised training which will be needed for the construction industry when the Adani Carmichael Coal Project gets the final go-ahead. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen visited Whitsunday Construction Training and praised the business … [Read more...]

Eight passengers airlifted to hospital after buggy crash


The five adults, one toddler and two infants involved in the Hamilton Island golf buggy crash have all been airlifted to hospitals in Mackay, Townsville and Proserpine. Initial information explains that the golf buggy crashed into a stationary golf buggy on the Great Northern Highway. A man … [Read more...]

7 Whitsunday community groups welcome funding increase

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Seven Whitsunday community groups have welcomed federal grants which will increase their services throughout the region. Amongst the recipients, Proserpine Golf Club will benefit from a new irrigation system and Volunteer Marine Rescue, a new boat. President of the Golf Club, Vic Feldman is … [Read more...]

Warning on fake grass

Goondiwindi Plus More Cannabis

33-YEAR-OLD man has died and another man remains in critical condition after suspected poisoning from synthetic cannabis in Mackay on Tuesday. Detective Acting Inspector Sam Bliss said police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death as well as the earlier admission of a … [Read more...]