April 2021

Published a story 20th Apr 2021 10:15 AM

Did COVID totally harsh your mellow in 2020? Don’t fret because Passport to Airlie is back with the Festival of Music

Passport to Airlie back for massive music festival in 2021

Did COVID totally harsh your mellow in 2020? Don’t fret because Passport to Airlie is back with the Festival of Music

Published a story 17th Apr 2021 6:16 PM

Impaired motorists are being warned they will be caught as police boost capabilities to crack down on illegal driving

How police will keep cracking down on impaired driving

Impaired motorists are being warned they will be caught as police boost capabilities to crack down on illegal driving

Published a story 16th Apr 2021 4:23 PM

Police searched a man seen acting erratically. What they found left him charged and with a court date

Surprise find in man’s pants after street disturbance

Police searched a man seen acting erratically. What they found left him charged and with a court date

Published a story 16th Apr 2021 3:53 PM

A man suffered cuts and bruises in a scuffle that broke out after his neighbour allegedly caused a disturbance

Neighbour charged over injuries during street disturbance

A man suffered cuts and bruises in a scuffle that broke out after his neighbour allegedly caused a disturbance

Published a story 16th Apr 2021 1:47 PM

Mackay offenders are targeting homes and vehicles in the Whitsundays as police urge simple steps can prevent the crimes

Alarming spike in car thefts, home burglaries

Mackay offenders are targeting homes and vehicles in the Whitsundays as police urge simple steps can prevent the crimes

Published a story 13th Apr 2021 9:47 PM

Football Queensland bills it as an ‘exciting first’ but regional clubs fear a presumptive social media post could be damaging.

‘Please explain’: Confusion over FQ’s competition reforms

Football Queensland bills it as an ‘exciting first’ but regional clubs fear a presumptive social media post could be damaging.

Published a story 10th Apr 2021 3:12 PM

IN PHOTOS: It was a night of reflection and appreciation as the community celebrated the Mackay-based service born out of necessity and hard-fought fundraising.

Triumph, tragedy and saving lives: CQ Rescue marks 25 years

IN PHOTOS: It was a night of reflection and appreciation as the community celebrated the Mackay-based service born out of necessity and hard-fought fundraising.

Published a story 9th Apr 2021 5:01 PM

Precisely what you probably didn’t need on a Friday afternoon.

North Mackay traffic lights out after truck hits powerlines

Precisely what you probably didn’t need on a Friday afternoon.

Published a story 8th Apr 2021 6:30 PM

A national campaign seeks to lift the lid on where the best dunnies are to inspire more people to hit the road with confidence.

Great dunny hunt wants you to flush out best public toilets

A national campaign seeks to lift the lid on where the best dunnies are to inspire more people to hit the road with confidence.

Published a story 5th Apr 2021 5:13 PM

A Whitsundays brother and sister have struck it rich unearthing an opal deposit valued at $1.2m on a hunt in southwest Queensland.

Whitsunday siblings unearth $1.2m opal deposit

A Whitsundays brother and sister have struck it rich unearthing an opal deposit valued at $1.2m on a hunt in southwest Queensland.

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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.