March 2021

Published a story 7th Mar 2021 10:01 PM

When COVID-19 cut off Chris Neugebauer from his beloved schnitty dinner, he turned to his mate Dee Caldicott and a Mackay legend was born.

How a favour for a mate sparked a Mackay foodie boom

When COVID-19 cut off Chris Neugebauer from his beloved schnitty dinner, he turned to his mate Dee Caldicott and a Mackay legend was born.

Published a story 6th Mar 2021 8:15 PM

A Cannonvale man was so far over the legal alcohol limit he was unable to control his car on a busy Airlie Beach road, it will be alleged.

Driver swerving across road almost five times legal limit

A Cannonvale man was so far over the legal alcohol limit he was unable to control his car on a busy Airlie Beach road, it will be alleged.

Published a story 6th Mar 2021 8:05 PM

A Cannonvale man’s jaw was broken in two places in a sickening assault captured on CCTV in Airlie Beach.

Man’s jaw broken in one-punch assault in party precinct

A Cannonvale man’s jaw was broken in two places in a sickening assault captured on CCTV in Airlie Beach.

Published a story 5th Mar 2021 10:15 PM

Our Facebook page was abuzz with comments about the Eungella bee find, excited about the extraordinary discovery

Letters: Readers buzz with bee-autiful discovery

Our Facebook page was abuzz with comments about the Eungella bee find, excited about the extraordinary discovery

Published a story 5th Mar 2021 5:13 PM

A Canberra man has been denied police bail after allegedly causing a large disturbance on Hamilton Island.

Man denied bail after trashing Hamilton Island room

A Canberra man has been denied police bail after allegedly causing a large disturbance on Hamilton Island.

Published a story 5th Mar 2021 12:14 PM

A joint traffic operation yielded disappointing results for police who have hit out at the actions of motorists who break the law and endanger lives.

Dangerous speeds clocked in Bruce Highway operation

A joint traffic operation yielded disappointing results for police who have hit out at the actions of motorists who break the law and endanger lives.

Published a story 4th Mar 2021 6:44 PM

Elite level junior basketball will be a Mackay mainstay for the next two years in a major agreement, generating $2.7M for region’s COVID-19 recovery

Mackay to host elite level basketball championships

Elite level junior basketball will be a Mackay mainstay for the next two years in a major agreement, generating $2.7M for region’s COVID-19 recovery

Published a story 3rd Mar 2021 11:16 AM

A rumoured resident ghost at a Mackay restaurant has made an appearance once again with debate building about whether it is actually haunted.

Rumoured ghost haunts radio host at historic restaurant

A rumoured resident ghost at a Mackay restaurant has made an appearance once again with debate building about whether it is actually haunted.

Published a story 2nd Mar 2021 8:18 PM

The man told police ‘I did not push myself onto her, I did not force her’ over allegations he raped a woman on Hamilton Island in 2020.

Island rape trial: ‘I don’t know why she’s lying’

The man told police ‘I did not push myself onto her, I did not force her’ over allegations he raped a woman on Hamilton Island in 2020.

Published a story 2nd Mar 2021 6:53 PM

A new phone tower will give residents a choice when choosing their telco and boost connectivity in Slade Point and beyond.

New phone tower offers alternative to Telstra

A new phone tower will give residents a choice when choosing their telco and boost connectivity in Slade Point and beyond.

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Tara joined the company in 2010 after graduating with a journalism and politics degree from Griffith University in Brisbane. After first working in newspapers in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, she joined the team at The Chronicle in 2013. In September that year she took over the reins of the Rural Weekly, and has been on the crime desk in Toowoomba since 2015.