Saturday, August 20, 2022

North West Weekly

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Print and digital editions published every Thursday Mount Isa’s free community newspaper – independently owned and operated

Website with online news and digital edition

North West Weekly articles

Latest articles

Council rapt with tourism figures – Visitor numbers through the roof at Flinders Shire

Hughenden and the Flinders Shire region attracted a record number of tourists in the last financial year, according to new data released by the council. A total of 27,467 visitors came through Flinders Discovery Centre from July 2021 to June 2022, an 11 per cent increase on the previous year and a huge 42 per cent increase on 2019-20 during the travel restrictions of the pandemic.

Small town is desperate for a GP

Following its public campaign to get a child care director in Julia Creek, McKinlay Shire Council is now trying to get a new GP to live in the community. The otherwise burgeoning town is emphatically seeking a new doctor at its brand-new health facility.

Parry thrilled after landing Isa quartet

Days don’t get much better for a trainer than last Thursday for someone like Tanya Parry. The Julia Creek trainer had a career-best day, producing four winners on the TAB program in front of a national audience.

Earlier articles

Local hero has sights set on USA

Mount Isa might be the rodeo capital of the southern hemisphere, but Donovan Rutherfurd has his heart set on conquering the north in the not-too-distant future. The Australian champion is in superb form, having ridden time in two of his three rides at the Curry Merry Muster on the weekend and is well placed to pick up a buckle at his hometown event.

Community to lead pilot program

Doomadgee will lead a state-first “Closing the Gap” pilot to identify how best to roll-out priority programs like health, housing, and early childhood in First Nations communities in Queensland. Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council mayor Jason Ned said his community looked forward to taking a lead role in government service reform.

Dynamic dentist duo are thrilled to be in the bush

Alice Melita. Dentist Renae Philp and her dental assistant Melanie Villella believe they have one of the best jobs in Australia as they travel to remote communities across Queensland. This week, the Royal Flying Doctor Service duo will finish working in Dajarra before a trip to Boulia from August 23 ... “Meeting amazing country folks who are so excited to have us in their community and being able to service the community at no cost to them.”

North West Weekly is the only newspaper that covers news across the entire North West of Queensland, from Hughenden to Camooweal, from Boulia to Karumba and everywhere in between. 

In alphabetical order, these are the communities we serve and deliver to: Boulia, Burketown, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Doomadgee, Hughenden, Julia Creek, Karumba, McKinlay, Mornington Island, Mount Isa, Normanton and Richmond.

Contact editor Matt Nicholls on 0477 450 558 if you have any editorial or advertising enquiries or email: editor@northwestweekly.com.au

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