January 2020

Published a story 29th Jan 2020 4:24 PM

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

Qantas chief on how Mackay won pilot academy

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

Published a story 23rd Jan 2020 6:01 PM

The Jetstar flight had been moments from getting airborne when the pilot slammed on the brakes and spoilers.

Jetstar pilot forced to abort takeoff from Mackay Airport

The Jetstar flight had been moments from getting airborne when the pilot slammed on the brakes and spoilers.

Published a story 20th Jan 2020 12:26 PM

Photos reveal the damage on a Central Queensland rail line after a train derailed between Dysart and Middlemount.

PHOTOS: Aurizon coal train derails in Central Queensland

Photos reveal the damage on a Central Queensland rail line after a train derailed between Dysart and Middlemount.

Published a story 19th Jan 2020 7:47 PM

Timeline of how bones were found to what police will be looking into

BONES FIND: Inside the crime scene on Pioneer River

Timeline of how bones were found to what police will be looking into

Published a story 17th Jan 2020 9:14 PM

A SKULL was found among skeletal remains found partially buried on the banks of a the Pioneer River, suggesting to police they could be human.

Skull among bones found on Pioneer River bank

A SKULL was found among skeletal remains found partially buried on the banks of a the Pioneer River, suggesting to police they could be human.

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

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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.