November 2019

Published a story 17th Nov 2019 7:34 PM

The father of four used the weapon in a terrifying daylight attack on Milton Street.

Axe wielding father jailed over attack

The father of four used the weapon in a terrifying daylight attack on Milton Street.

Published a story 15th Nov 2019 4:31 PM

‘Unfortunately I’m limited by law at this stage but I’m confident … you’ll come back and we’ll get another crack’.

‘You’re a mug, you’re a fool’: Magistrate tells teen driver

‘Unfortunately I’m limited by law at this stage but I’m confident … you’ll come back and we’ll get another crack’.

Published a story 14th Nov 2019 2:58 PM

A disqualified driver tried to argue he travelled less than 3km despite knowing he was on a court-ordered ban.

‘Bring your toothbrush next time’: Magistrate warns driver

A disqualified driver tried to argue he travelled less than 3km despite knowing he was on a court-ordered ban.

Published a story 14th Nov 2019 11:18 AM

The 26 year old drunkenly crashed his car, worth about $36,000, which was written off as a result.

DRINK-DRIVER: Mackay father more than four times the limit

The 26 year old drunkenly crashed his car, worth about $36,000, which was written off as a result.

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 5:16 PM

‘Please say you made up the stuff … otherwise they’ll put me in prison’

Mother twice tries to get child to lie about her injuries

‘Please say you made up the stuff … otherwise they’ll put me in prison’

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 11:23 AM

‘This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated’

Central region cop stood down over multiple allegations

‘This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated’

Published a story 11th Nov 2019 11:10 PM

‘Yes it does take a bit to put them back in the water, but that’s what’s got to be done.’

Angler slapped with huge fine over undersized fish

‘Yes it does take a bit to put them back in the water, but that’s what’s got to be done.’

Published a story 8th Nov 2019 6:58 PM

‘I initially moved to Mackay for work, but I’ve really grown to love the area.’

Former boatie finds passion in crime journalism

‘I initially moved to Mackay for work, but I’ve really grown to love the area.’

Published a story 8th Nov 2019 4:14 PM

‘It is really important, I think, for members of the local profession to have something to aspire to in future.’

Former barrister welcomed ‘home’ as new Mackay magistrate

‘It is really important, I think, for members of the local profession to have something to aspire to in future.’

Published a story 8th Nov 2019 12:58 PM

‘The resident lost connection to their account briefly as a result of the porting request’

West Mackay resident targeted by identity thief

‘The resident lost connection to their account briefly as a result of the porting request’

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I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, when I was younger my dream was to be an archaeologist – who wouldn’t want to be like Indiana Jones? However, now that I am a journalist, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love listening to people’s stories and sharing them with others. I’m a Queenslander through and though. Mackay is the furthest south I have ever lived. I’m an only child and I was raised in Airlie Beach. My parents are former boaties; we lived on a 42 foot Catamaran called ‘Sundance’ for a number of years. My parents called me the Sundance Kid for years. I earned my degree at James Cook University in Townsville, and prior to here I lived in Cairns for three-and-a-half years where I was a magazine journalist. I’m a diehard book worm, and still love getting out on the water.