January 2020

Published a story 17th Jan 2020 9:14 PM

<strong>UPDATE: </strong> POLICE remain at the scene where skeletal remains were found on the banks of the Pioneer River.

Police guard Mackay river where skeletal remains found

UPDATE: POLICE remain at the scene where skeletal remains were found on the banks of the Pioneer River.

Published a story 14th Jan 2020 7:01 PM

‘I want to know what happened to my son... I would hate to see someone else go through this.’

‘What happened to my son?’: Broken dad fights for answers

‘I want to know what happened to my son... I would hate to see someone else go through this.’

Published a story 8th Jan 2020 7:10 PM

A MAN found dead inside the crumpled cab of a ute may have been there almost a month before a travelling couple found him by chance.

Police probe truckie's death and horror bridge find

A MAN found dead inside the crumpled cab of a ute may have been there almost a month before a travelling couple found him by chance.

Published a story 8th Jan 2020 12:28 PM

Police are trying to track the final movements of a Collinsville man found dead in a crashed ute in the Whitsunday region.

Man’s body found under bridge month after last sighting

Police are trying to track the final movements of a Collinsville man found dead in a crashed ute in the Whitsunday region.

Published a story 6th Jan 2020 5:42 PM

Bystanders who pulled a young boy from a backyard pool  credited with saving lad’s life.

Water safety reminder after lad pulled from backyard pool

Bystanders who pulled a young boy from a backyard pool credited with saving lad’s life.

Published a story 3rd Jan 2020 7:20 PM

Having moved north from Toowoomba, a great city but a landlocked one, I was thrilled to see plans for the Mackay waterfront priority development area

OUR SAY: Your vision for Mackay is one worth fighting for

Having moved north from Toowoomba, a great city but a landlocked one, I was thrilled to see plans for the Mackay waterfront priority development area

December 2019

Published a story 29th Dec 2019 9:31 PM

Police spent the night negotiating with a man holed up inside a Mackay apartment complex after responding to reports of a disturbance.

Man surrenders to police after tense six-hour standoff

Police spent the night negotiating with a man holed up inside a Mackay apartment complex after responding to reports of a disturbance.

Published a story 29th Dec 2019 11:15 AM

Hundreds of residents are without power after another night of rainfall across the region, causing road closures

Power restored, roads still closed as wet weather sets in

Hundreds of residents are without power after another night of rainfall across the region, causing road closures

Published a story 18th Dec 2019 7:02 PM

Site earmarked for new Sarina Hospital to meet demand for services.

Health service to discuss next step in Sarina Hospital build

Site earmarked for new Sarina Hospital to meet demand for services.

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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.