News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 24th November 2017

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News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 24th November 2017 Don't forget to vote this weekend.

During the end of day school rush three cars have collided at Mount Pleasant leaving two women in Mackay Hospital Paramedics were called to the scene after 3pm

We're hours away from taking to the polls for tomorrow's election. If you're not sure where to vote in Mackay, you can check your voter card or find the list below.

In a last minute bid to sway voters In our region- former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce met with the region's LNP candidates at the Northern Beaches Bowling Club. He stressed the Liberals were committed to building dams and roads. But on the other side of town Minister Mark Bailey wanted to remind locals of the damage the Liberals have done in the past.

Reece D'Alessandro from 9 News Mackay was there.

 

In our region, a total of 182,840 tonnes of sugar cane was crushed last week at the three Mackay mills. It brings the total cane crushed for the season to almost 4 million 601 thousand- marking 92 per cent of the 5 million tonne crop. They're back on track after losing crushing opportunities during the week due to cane supply interruption with rain falling throughout the district.

Summer Mulvey of Summer Rain Photography has received the National Photography Award in the 2017 Resilient Australia awards for her piece- ‘First Sight of Relief’. Judges believe her image captures the emotion of rescue after Tropical Cyclone

LOCAL SPORT

Australia will face off against Fiji tomorrow in the Rugby League World Cup with Mackay's Dan Gagai ready to rumble.

With 5 spots left Mackay Cutters coach Steve Sheppard is putting the call out to local club players to earn a contract with them.

WEATHER

MACKAY: Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.

WHITSUNDAYS: Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. 

ON THE WATERS:  Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Mackay. Swell Easterly around 1 metre offshore.

 UV Index - Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

WHERE TO VOTE: 

MACKAY

Andergrove (Andergrove State School) Fernleigh Avenue, ANDERGROVE

               Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield State School), 1 Nadina Street, BEACONSFIELD

               Bucasia (Bucasia State School), 76 Kemp Street, BUCASIA

               Canberra Street (St Joseph's Primary School), 4 Canberra Street, NORTH MACKAY

               Eimeo (Eimeo Road State School) Old Eimeo Road, EIMEO

               Emmanuel (Catholic Primary School), 35-49 Baxter Drive, MOUNT PLEASANT

               Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald State School), 54 Norris Road, NORTH MACKAY

               Glenella (Glenella State School, School Hall), 35 - 55 Hill End Road, GLENELLA

 Mackay Central (Mackay Central State School, All Purpose Centre) Macalister Street, MACKAY

               Mackay South (Mercy College) Cnr Juliet & Penn Streets, SOUTH MACKAY

 Mackay West (Mackay West State School, Library Performing Arts Centre), 20 Pinder Street, WEST MACKAY

               Mater Hospital (Hospital) Willetts Road, NORTH MACKAY

               North Mackay High (Mackay North State High School) Valley Street, NORTH MACKAY

               Pioneer (Pioneer State High School), 221 Bedford Road, ANDERGROVE

               Slade Point (Community Hall) Wren Street, SLADE POINT

Victoria Park (Victoria Park State School) Cnr Goldsmith & Shakespeare Streets, EAST MACKAY

WHITSUNDAYS

      Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield State School), 1 Nadina Street, BEACONSFIELD

               Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury State School), 8545 Bruce Highway, BLOOMSBURY

               Bucasia (Bucasia State School), 76 Kemp Street, BUCASIA

               Calen (Calen District State College), 38 Mcintyre Street, CALEN

               Cannonvale Beach (Cannonvale State School), 56 Coral Esplanade, CANNONVALE

               Coningsby (Coningsby State School), 1312 Bruce Highway, CONINGSBY

               Dingo Beach (Dingo Beach Community Centre) Dingo Beach Road, DINGO BEACH

               Eimeo (Eimeo Road State School) Old Eimeo Road, EIMEO

               Emmanuel (Catholic Primary School), 35-49 Baxter Drive, MOUNT PLEASANT

               Farleigh (Farleigh State School) Chidlow Street, FARLEIGH

               Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald State School), 54 Norris Road, NORTH MACKAY

               Glenella (Glenella State School, School Hall), 35 - 55 Hill End Road, GLENELLA

 Habana (Habana Community Shed), 1091 Mackay-Habana Road (Cnr Moohin's Road), HABANA

               Hamilton Island (Ketch and Cutter Rooms, Yacht Club) Front Street, HAMILTON ISLAND

               Kuttabul (Hampden State School), 2880 Bruce Highway, KUTTABUL

               Pioneer (Pioneer State High School), 221 Bedford Road, ANDERGROVE

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