The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from May 10, 2018

Bachelor Puts Our Club Scene in a Spin
MARK your calender's ladies, "magical" Bachelor in Paradise star Apollo Jackson is heading to Mackay next week. The Gold Coast magician who last year competed for the love of Sophie Monk will be taking over the DJ booth at Cartel nightclub on May...
Barbecues. Here's a Few; There Will Be All Sorts of Barbecues at the Expo
FOR many campers and nomads a barbecue might be nothing more than a campfire with a hotplate, but with the rise of glamping and stricter regulations on fires at camp-sites the humble barbecue has evolved to suit almost every situation and cooking style...
'Brave Boy' Endured Much; Toll Taken by Diabetes Too Great to Overcome
Byline: Vicky Bowden Friends of Greenmount JOHN Cook was the middle child of Albert and Vida Althea Cook -- born in 1912, two years after his brother Tom, and three years before his baby sister Althea. In 1915 the family moved to Greenmount homestead,...
Country Legend Hits Road; Connors Explains Why Regional Australia Is at the Heart of His Life and Career
MACKAY country music icon Graeme Connors will do what he does best and take to the road from August with his touring band for shows throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Recognised as one of Australia's most eclectic country singer/songwriters,...
Cowboys Name Bolton for Clash
Byline: John Tuxworth News Corp THE Cowboys eviate a possible front row crisis after naming besieged prop Scott Bolton to take on Wests Tigers after he was charged with indecent assault last weekend. However, an emotional Bolton said he will...
Cows Want Happy End to Tiger Tale
Byline: Nick Campton AS Johnathan Thurston once again prepares to enter a black, white and gold house of pain, his North Queensland teammates have admitted the pressures of delivering him a champion's farewell weighs heavily on their minds. The...
Cutting Down Top ISC Sides; Fearless Mackay Ready for Souths Road Test
Byline: Daniel McKenzie daniel.mckenzie@dailymercury.com.au Rugby league: The Mackay Cutters will be confident of toppling its second top-three side in as many weeks when they meet Souths Logan in Brisbane next Saturday. Heading into their Intrust...
Deadpool 2: Everything You Need to Know
IT WAS the surprise superhero hit of 2016, raking in more than $987 million worldwide at cinemas, making it the most successful R-rated film in movie history. This month the merc with a mouth is back, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his self-aware...
Designer Adds Royal Flair; A Touch of Couture in Mackay
Byline: Melanie Plane Melanie.Plane@dailymercury.com.au WHEN Meghan Markle walks down the aisle to tie the knot with Price Harry next week, her gown will undoubtedly be the envy of brides-to-be across the world. But Mackay brides could be closer...
Draws and Results
Golf Mackay golf club: Monday 30/4 Veteran Men Pairs Aggregate Stableford. winner's L Hamilton & P Wellington 77, r/u G Browning & D Fitzsimmons 75. Ball pool went to 72. Veteran Ladies Pairs Aggregate Stableford. Winners: M Edmonds &...
Gig
Thursday Langfords Hotel | Open Mic and Originals 7pm Mount Pleasant Tavern | Busby Marou Got Your Back Tour Mackay 8pm McGuires CBD Hotel | Dr Richie Rich 8pm McGuires CBD Hotel | Karaoke at Electric Dreams 9pm Friday Frankie &...
Helping Hand for Parents; Working Mums, Dads Budget Winners
Byline: John Rolfe, Rob Harris news@dailymercury.com.au WORKING parents on middle incomes who have young kids are the biggest winners in this Budget. These households are set to receive tax cuts of $1000 a year on top of even larger amounts of...
Inspiring New Fans of Genre
AFTER several successful european tours in 2017 and 2018 the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is coming back to Australia in winter with a powerful and lovely new program. "Classical music the world over" - this is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia...
Kids Can Get a Little Messy
Byline: Camilla Warner Camilla.Warner@dailymercury.com.au A COUPLE of big kids at heart who moved to Mackay to escape the Victorian cold are in the final stages of opening their business - a new space for children called Get Messy. Ami-Leigh...
Netballer's Journey to Motherhood
FOR five years, former netball star and media commentator Liz Ellis faced the idea of infertility. This emotional period of her life has led her to write a book about the experience - but this book is not an account of her heartbreak. Instead,...
New Face in the City Centre; Past Business Changing with the Times
Byline: Camilla Warner Camilla.Warner@dailymercury.com.au A WELL-KNOWN Mackay business family has wound back the clock to bring a new venture to the city heart. Popular business Tick Tock Jewellers, which closed in 2014, has undergone something...
No Waste off Visiting Ships in Pilot Recycling Program
A PILOT program has started at the Port of Hay Point to investigate the feasibility of recycling garbage from international ships. The pilot is being conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority in partnership with the Department of Agriculture...
Parents Weigh in on Debate
EDUCATION is the key in the lunch box debate as Mackay parents continue to share their opinions on who should enforce healthy eating habits and policies that have stopped children eating gluten-free Oreo biscuits, sugar-free lollies, yoghurt and homemade...
Payne Back as Bennett Shuffles Playmakers
BRONCOS young gun Payne Haas looks set to make a swift recovery from an ankle injury to take his place against Manly in the Suncorp Stadium double-header on Saturday night. Haas was expected to miss up to a month after injuring his ankle against...
Piece of Pie Swiped Away; No Mackay Projects in Federal Budget
Byline: Troy Kippen troy.kippen@dailymercury.com.au THE Federal Government has defended its decision not to specifically fund projects in the Mackay region. Tuesday night's Budget did not include any specific funding for regional projects including...
Sides Ready to Fire Stars on Point
Byline: Daniel McKenzie daniel.mckenzie@dailymercury.com.au Basketball: Mackay point guards Nelson Larkins and Heidi Freeburn have vowed to turn turn the Crater into a house of pain for Toowoomba on Saturday. While Larkins' Meteors and Freeburn's...
Sleepy North Alliance Stirs
Byline: Madura McCormack Madura.McCormack@dailymercury.com.au A SLEEPY alliance meant to open up Mackay and northern Australia has shown new signs of life after months of torpor, with Mayor Greg Williamson confident it will bear economic development...
Some of the Winners in Budget
SMALL BUSINESS: The instant asset write-offs for small business for purchases under $20,000 will be extended. PENSIONERS: Retirees who want to boost their income will be able to earn up to $300 each fortnight without it affecting their age pension,...
Stay Money Savvy Online; Be Smart around the Cost of Tech and Connection
Byline: Tony Wessling Manager Digital Distribution IT'S official - we have become a digitally savvy nation. We've embraced connectivity as an integral part of our lives, and it's completely transformed the way we absorb news, connect with our friends,...
Time out Flicks Switch; Rockliff Ready to Take Game to 'The Next Level'
Byline: Andrew Capel AFL: Boom Port Adelaide recruit Tom Rockliff has declared he is ready to return from injury and a spell in the SANFL to make his presence felt in Showdown 44. Handicapped by a pre-season knee injury and a calf ailment suffered...
Tourism Dollary-Roos; Roo-Tours to Manage Safety, Drive Enterprise
Byline: Madura McCormack Madura.McCormack@dailymercury.com.au NEW ''Sunrise with the Wallabies'' Will cost $22 for adults, $14 for children, and $60 for a family of four. Free for children under three years old. Tours will begin 30 minutes...
Welfare Check Goes Awry, Woman Tangles with Cops
Byline: Luke Mortimer luke.mortimer@dailymercury.com.au A COURT case involving a woman in an "extremely fragile emotional state" who attacked a police officer has given an insight into the volatility law enforcement face during critical welfare...
What's in the Expo Now? Everything; Mackay Expo: The Latest and Greatest
ONE of the best things about living in Australia is our wide open spaces and recreational opportunities. One of the best ways to get back to nature and enjoy all this great country has to offer is camping and there is no better way than in a brand...
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