February 2020

Published a story 18th Feb 2020 6:57 PM

Mackay couple keep in good spirits amid lockdown on coronavirus-infected cruise ship

Daughter keen to see parents back home

Mackay couple keep in good spirits amid lockdown on coronavirus-infected cruise ship

Published a story 18th Feb 2020 3:40 PM

Mackay couple on board coronavirus infected Diamond Princess to be flown to Darwin from Japan.

Mackay couple to disembark coronavirus infected cruise ship

Mackay couple on board coronavirus infected Diamond Princess to be flown to Darwin from Japan.

Published a story 12th Feb 2020 8:59 PM

Fallen powerlines have cut supplies to more than 700 customers in Mackay.

Hundreds left without power in Mackay and surrounds

Fallen powerlines have cut supplies to more than 700 customers in Mackay.

Published a story 10th Feb 2020 6:13 PM

The woman, aged in her 80s, was taken to hospital with chest pain

Woman in her 80s in hospital after northside crash

The woman, aged in her 80s, was taken to hospital with chest pain

Published a story 5th Feb 2020 4:57 PM

Mackay drivers’ inability to put down the phone has boosted the state’s coffers by $14,000

The $14,000 phone calls you’re still willing to take

Mackay drivers’ inability to put down the phone has boosted the state’s coffers by $14,000

Published a story 3rd Feb 2020 9:24 PM

<strong>BREAKING: </strong>A man suffered serious injuries and a second person is on the run after a serious traffic crash in Mackay.

Man cut free from wreck as passenger flees serious crash

BREAKING: A man suffered serious injuries and a second person is on the run after a serious traffic crash in Mackay.

Published a story 2nd Feb 2020 7:10 PM

Rogelio Acosta Ruiz to be released from jail after sickening rape of girl in Mackay

Convicted child rapist set to walk free from jail

Rogelio Acosta Ruiz to be released from jail after sickening rape of girl in Mackay

Published a story 2nd Feb 2020 11:07 AM

UPDATE: Police are investigating the robbery of an Andergrove shop this morning.

Police search for man after Andergrove robbery

UPDATE: Police are investigating the robbery of an Andergrove shop this morning.

January 2020

Published a story 30th Jan 2020 3:39 PM

Rising river levels a concern in ongoing police investigation in Mackay

Human remains found on Pioneer River undergo autopsy

Rising river levels a concern in ongoing police investigation in Mackay

Published a story 29th Jan 2020 5:24 PM

#MackayWantsYouQantas campaign was ‘amazingly influential’ to securing academy in Mackay.

Qantas chief on how Mackay won pilot academy

#MackayWantsYouQantas campaign was ‘amazingly influential’ to securing academy in Mackay.

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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.