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The North West Star
Crime wrap December 7 burglary and ticketand stole a head torch, a pair of Nike shoes, sports glasses, Camel Back backpa
The North West Star / Posted 15 hours ago
and stole a head torch, a pair of Nike shoes, sports glasses, Camel Back backpack and Wi-Fi router. Also on December 7, Mount Isa Road Policing Unit issued an infringement notice to a driver for driving with an unrestrained child. The ticket... Read more
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The North West Star
Warmer conditions continue across North West in coming monthswas only a 45 per cent chance the north west would receive above average rainfa
The North West Star / Posted 16 hours ago
was only a 45 per cent chance the north west would receive above average rainfall. “The average December rainfall for Mount Isa Mines is 65mm while the Airport’s is 74.9mm. There is only a 50 per cent chance of producing above average rainfall... Read more
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The North West Star
Bashing through Busselton sharks and bush fires to become IronmanThe woman with the iron will, Mount Isa triathlete Elle Goodall, has battled ex
The North West Star / Posted 17 hours ago
The woman with the iron will, Mount Isa triathlete Elle Goodall, has battled extreme conditions to achieve her goal of finishing a full Ironman in Busselton, sadly minus the swim. Three days before turning 30, Elle’s excitement at tackling the... Read more
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The North West Star
Robbie Katter supports Curtis Pitt as Queensland’s new speakerRobbie Katter with then Treasurer Curtis Pitt in Mount Isa in 2016. Member for
The North West Star / Posted 17 hours ago
Robbie Katter with then Treasurer Curtis Pitt in Mount Isa in 2016. Member for Traeger and KAP State Leader Robbie Katter has welcomed the appointment of Cairns-based former treasurer Curtis Pitt as the speaker for the new parliament. “It’s good to... Read more
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The North West Star
Glencore to employ 200 staff across North Queensland sectorGlencore advertises vacant positions for employment at Mount Isa Mines. Mining
The North West Star / Posted 17 hours ago
Glencore advertises vacant positions for employment at Mount Isa Mines. Mining giant, Glencore Australia, is seeking 200 new employees to fill vacancies across North Queensland. Glencore announced the vacant positions at an open day with... Read more
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The North West Star
Hammer makes good start on Mt Frosty JV with Glencoreand the other was a 7m intersection from just 33m down hole. Mt Frosty is near
The North West Star / Posted 21 hours ago
and the other was a 7m intersection from just 33m down hole. Mt Frosty is near Mary Kathleen Uranium mine, 50km east of Mount Isa and is being explored under a newly-formed, 51-49 joint venture between Hammer and Glencore, owners of Mount Isa... Read more
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The North West Star
Editorial: Labor wins the Queensland electionin North West twice this year in his role as the chair of the committees lookin
The North West Star / Posted 22 hours ago
in North West twice this year in his role as the chair of the committees looking into stock routes in Boulia and FIFO in Mount Isa). The Greens may have a lot more in common with the new independent member for Noosa Sandy Bolton who has said she... Read more
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The North West Star
Rotarians organise community Christmas event in Mount IsaLouise Brogden, and dog Jay-Jay get ready to celebrate Christmas festivities. P
The North West Star / Posted 22 hours ago
Louise Brogden, and dog Jay-Jay get ready to celebrate Christmas festivities. Photo: Samantha Walton. The Rotary Club of Mount Isa is helping locals get into the festive spirit by hosting an inaugural community Christmas event. Shut Up and... Read more
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The North West Star
Mount Isa hosts its sixth Christmas Lights TourIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mount Isa and you could almost s
The North West Star / Posted yesterday
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mount Isa and you could almost say the official season has started now the Christmas Lights Tour has been done and dusted. For the sixth year running, locals dressed to impress, decorate their vehicles... Read more
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The North West Star
Townview win the Mount Isa six-a-side competitionMount Isa Cricket Association held a successful six-a-side competition to end t
The North West Star / Posted yesterday
Mount Isa Cricket Association held a successful six-a-side competition to end the calendar year with a bang. There were eight sides that lined up at Sunset Oval on Saturday for a big day of action, the six teams that played the T20 plus two other... Read more
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The North West Star
Mount Isa Landcare rubber vine day outMount Isa Landcare Group camped overnight on Gorge Creek in November. It was t
The North West Star / Posted 2 days ago
Mount Isa Landcare Group camped overnight on Gorge Creek in November. It was their second run of the month at Gorge Creek. This is to beat the heat of the day and allows for two sessions of walking the creek following up on the rubber vine. They... Read more
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The North West Star
Geosciences Australia on massive mapping project of our regionRichard Elliot of Geosciences Australia in Mount Isa. In the coming months Nor
The North West Star / Posted 3 days ago
Richard Elliot of Geosciences Australia in Mount Isa. In the coming months North West Queensland and the Barkly Tableland will have some of the best mapped geological terrain in the world, a meeting heard last week. Geosciences Australia’s Richard... Read more
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The North West Star
A picturesque and private homesteadrear boundary and is set up with three fenced paddocks. The home is a master bu
The North West Star / Posted 3 days ago
rear boundary and is set up with three fenced paddocks. The home is a master built, brick construction so rarely found in Mount Isa. The heart of the home is the open plan kitchen and living space which features beautiful French doors opening to... Read more
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The North West Star
Mount Isa local crime wrap for December 6There were three property crimes reported to Mount Isa police on Wednesday, Dec
The North West Star / Posted 3 days ago
There were three property crimes reported to Mount Isa police on Wednesday, December 6. Police charged a 13-year-old boy with break and enter to a shop. Police charged a 13-year-old boy with break and enter of a business premises. Police charged... Read more
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The North West Star
Have yourself a very Camooweal Christmasgames and a barbecue. Camooweal may be a long way from the North Pole but Sant
The North West Star / Posted 3 days ago
games and a barbecue. Camooweal may be a long way from the North Pole but Santa made sure he was there. Police thanked to Mount Isa PCYC, police volunteers, and Camooweal Police Sergeant Amit Singh and Senior Constable Jason Jesse, for the work... Read more
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The North West Star
Australian Mining Cities Alliance is launched in CanberraMinister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, Mayor of M
The North West Star / Posted 3 days ago
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, Mayor of Mount Isa, Joyce McCulloch, Mayor of Broken Hill, Darriea Turley, Mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, John Bowler. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt... Read more
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The North West Star
Barry Byrnes pleased with Same Sex Marriage bill resultMount Isa gay man Barry Byrnes has said he is “quite pleased” with the federal
The North West Star / Posted 3 days ago
Mount Isa gay man Barry Byrnes has said he is “quite pleased” with the federal parliament passing the same sex marriage bill on Thursday. “Some people will be quite unhappy and I apologise for that but the will of the majority of the people have... Read more
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The North West Star
Operation Papa Journey leads to 20 drug arrestsMount Isa Police with assistance from the State Drug Squad and Brisbane and Cai
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
Mount Isa Police with assistance from the State Drug Squad and Brisbane and Cairns dog squads executed 25 search warrants at properties in Mount Isa and Cloncurry on Thursday. Twenty people were arrested and charged with more than 50 offences... Read more
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The North West Star
Powerlifters set to push and pull after 20 year break in Mount IsaZane Cetinich in October's Mount Isa Strongman event - different to powerliftin
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
Zane Cetinich in October's Mount Isa Strongman event - different to powerlifting! Push/Pull organiser says Saturday will be the first powerlifting event here in 20 years. The once popular sport of powerlifting in Mount Isa is back with a vengeance... Read more
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The North West Star
1964: jobs, chooks galorelese-majeste, stating that his forgetfulness was the result of the mischievous
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
lese-majeste, stating that his forgetfulness was the result of the mischievous leprechaun’s mistletoe at the entrance of Mount Isa’s Irish Club. Whether we be friends, neighbours, work-mates or relatives the festive season has always been a good... Read more
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The North West Star
Calendar of events for North West Queenslandclaimer you want to add? Email me the details at derek.barry@fairfaxmedia.com.
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
claimer you want to add? Email me the details at derek.barry@fairfaxmedia.com.au Dec 8 Terrace Gardens Xmas Dinner Dec 9 Mount Isa Theatrical Society, Mitsie Awards night Dec 10 Mount Isa Christmas Lights Cavalcade, 7pm Barkly Hotel car... Read more
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The North West Star
Coca-Cola Christmas Truck makes merry stop in Mount Isathe chance to come together with family and friends. Find your friends and fam
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
the chance to come together with family and friends. Find your friends and families’ faces in our photo gallery here: In Mount Isa, The Salvos will be treated to an invite-only cinema event on Friday, December 8. Having delivered its refreshing... Read more
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The North West Star
QRC throws support behind cross border commissionwith the Northern Territory. QRC’s policy director for economics and infrastru
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
with the Northern Territory. QRC’s policy director for economics and infrastructure Andrew Barger was in town for the Mount Isa Tennant Creek Border Commission meeting this week where he presented some of the resource opportunities of the... Read more
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The North West Star
Senator Canavan to launch Australian Mining Cities AllianceThe mayors of Broken Hill (Darriea Turley), Kalgoorlie-Boulder (John Bowler) an
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
The mayors of Broken Hill (Darriea Turley), Kalgoorlie-Boulder (John Bowler) and Mount Isa (Joyce McCulloch) meet in Canberra today Today in Canberra the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan will join the mayors of the... Read more
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News.com.au
All clear as summer days get heatedtemperatures in western Queensland have dropped to record lows this week ahead
News.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
temperatures in western Queensland have dropped to record lows this week ahead of forecasts of a hot and sunny week. Mount Isa recorded its lowest December temperature on Wednesday morning when the mercury dropped to a chilly 12... Read more
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The North West Star
Crowds entertained at Mount Isa Basketball’s furious finalsteam, premiers for the 2017 Winter season. Photo: Esther MacIntyre As 2017 com
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
team, premiers for the 2017 Winter season. Photo: Esther MacIntyre As 2017 comes to a close, so does the season for Mount Isa’s Winter sports. And for the second time this year Mount Isa Basketball Association has pulled out all the stops... Read more
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The North West Star
Letters to the editorFUNNY MOON: Local photographer Richard Norris captured this great photo of the
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
FUNNY MOON: Local photographer Richard Norris captured this great photo of the supermoon over Mount Isa on Monday night. Help the Salvos Christmas Appeal With all of life’s distractions, we sometimes forget the true meaning of Christmas. When we... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Winter-like weather hits western Queenslandof thing we often see in winter which usually leads to really cold winter night
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
of thing we often see in winter which usually leads to really cold winter nights, but we don't often see it in December." Mount Isa had its lowest overnight December temperate ever on record at 12 degrees Celsius — 11C degrees below... Read more
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The North West Star
Yvonne Moore is honoured at Community Hero AwardsYvonne Moore with government minister Dr Anthony Lynham at the Community Hero a
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
Yvonne Moore with government minister Dr Anthony Lynham at the Community Hero awards in Brisbane. Departing Mount Isa music teacher Yvonne Moore was presented as a Semi Finalist in the prestigious Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award. The... Read more
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The North West Star
Mount Isa crime wrap for the weekThe woman was charged with failing to comply with a noise abatement direction a
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
The woman was charged with failing to comply with a noise abatement direction and obstruct police, and will appear in Mount Isa Magistrates Court on December 18. Traffic crash: At about 2:34pm on December 3, police attended a two vehicle... Read more
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The North West Star
Take part in the Christmas Lights Tour with this Mount Isa mapwill dress to impress, decorate their vehicles and tour the streets on December
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
will dress to impress, decorate their vehicles and tour the streets on December 10, to witness the best Christmas lights Mount Isa has to offer. Locals can take part in the Christmas Lights Cavalcade that will start at the Barkly Hotel at 7pm... Read more
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The North West Star
Help develop Mount Isa sport in council questionnaireLocals are invited to have a say on Mount Isa City Council’s Sport and Recreati
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
Locals are invited to have a say on Mount Isa City Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy through a questionnaire and at the Sports Expo. Locals are being invited to play a part in the development of Mount Isa City Council’s Sport and Recreation... Read more
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The North West Star
Coca-Cola Christmas Truck brings festivities to Mount Isa todaysleigh has officially been upgraded to a big red truck, as the inaugural Coke C
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
sleigh has officially been upgraded to a big red truck, as the inaugural Coke Christmas Truck Tour rolls into Mount Isa today (Wednesday), parking up at Outback at Isa from 3-5pm. Coca-Cola has partnered with The Salvation Army to... Read more
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The North West Star
Pursuit Minerals discovers new zinc mineral system near Mount Isaand operational updates, the Paperbark Project has defined the focal point of a
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
and operational updates, the Paperbark Project has defined the focal point of a potential large scale zinc system, north of Mount Isa. Geological characteristics suggest the new JE Zone zinc mineralisation is similar in style to the JB Zone Mineral... Read more
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News.com.au
Rainy one day, freezing the nextsun means the cool change will likely dissipate tomorrow. A number of December
News.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
sun means the cool change will likely dissipate tomorrow. A number of December weather records have been broken, with Mount Isa recording its coldest December day since 1966. Picture: Lachie MillardSource:News Corp Australia Mt Isa had its... Read more
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The North West Star
Editorial: PHN regional health plan is sober readingQueensland PHN covers the three state government Western Queensland Hospital an
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
Queensland PHN covers the three state government Western Queensland Hospital and Health Services (the NWHHS based in Mount Isa, the Central West HHS in Longreach and the South West HHS in Roma) and is aimed to create “an entity to foster... Read more
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The North West Star
North West cooler conditions won’t lastbringing more typical December weather to our region. There were some unseason
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
bringing more typical December weather to our region. There were some unseasonal cold temperatures in recent nights with Mount Isa breaking a December record of just 12 degrees overnight on Tuesday. Richmond also had coldest overnight December... Read more
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The North West Star
Mental health plan helps rural areas says SenatorQueensland region covers communities including Burke Shire, Carpentaria, Cloncu
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
Queensland region covers communities including Burke Shire, Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Doomadgee, McKinlay, Mornington, Mount Isa and Boulia, and stretches the length of the Northern Territory border, from west of the Gulf of Carpentaria, south... Read more
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The North West Star
Reliving Mount Isa’s memories of Christmas pastSometimes in the early 1980s, Santa hitched a ride to Mount Isa Mines' Christma
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
Sometimes in the early 1980s, Santa hitched a ride to Mount Isa Mines' Christmas Tree on his friendly Outback dinosaur. Local history buff, Kim-Maree Burton, is delving into Christmases of the past this Saturday from 10am to 12pm at Mount Isa... Read more
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The North West Star
Loyal family pet saves elderly woman from juvenile crimeshih tzu may not sound like your average guard dog, but Laura has been hailed a
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
shih tzu may not sound like your average guard dog, but Laura has been hailed a family hero after saving an elderly Mount Isa woman on Saturday (December 2). At home in Sunset, Freda Needham, 82, was watching the cricket on television when... Read more
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The North West Star
Mount Isa and Tennant Creek Mayors find common groundMEETING OF MINDS: Mayors Steve Edgington and Joyce McCulloch met in Mount Isa o
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
MEETING OF MINDS: Mayors Steve Edgington and Joyce McCulloch met in Mount Isa on Tuesday to discuss cross border cooperation. Breaking down borders and increasing cooperation between Queensland and the Northern Territory was the subject of a summit... Read more
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The North West Star
Cath Purcell’s music career extends beyond Mount Isa regionARTIST: Mount Isa Policewoman Cath Purcell accepted for a music program in Tamw
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
ARTIST: Mount Isa Policewoman Cath Purcell accepted for a music program in Tamworth, New South Wales. Photo: Samantha Walton. Local musical talent, Cath Purcell has extended her career after being accepted for a country music program in Tamworth,... Read more
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The North West Star
Blackstars win Mount Isa T20 premiershipConlan (3 for 9), Andrew Lawrenson (1 for 15) and Ryan McGill (1 for 24). Blac
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
Conlan (3 for 9), Andrew Lawrenson (1 for 15) and Ryan McGill (1 for 24). Blackstars win the T20 Final by 17 runs. Mount Isa Cricket are running a six a side competition this Saturday December 9 at Sunset Oval then will break for... Read more
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The North West Star
Mayors meet in Mount Isa on inland rail and cross border issuesMayors Steve Edgington and Joyce McCulloch in Mount Isa. The mayors of Mount I
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
Mayors Steve Edgington and Joyce McCulloch in Mount Isa. The mayors of Mount Isa and Tennant Creek are heading up a meeting in Mount Isa today to look at cross-border issues and projects including the inland rail. Joyce McCulloch, Mayor of the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Greg Norman dresses as Crocodile Dundee for festive partyKirsten A large knife also protruded out from the front of his pants. And pro
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Kirsten A large knife also protruded out from the front of his pants. And proving ultimate commitment to his outfit, the Mount Isa born star lathered on a layer of fake tan in order to duplicate Dundee's sun-drenched complexion. Both Greg... Read more
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The North West Star
Cloncurry makes a comeback, defeats Warrigals at Rugby ParkLADIES NIGHT: Mount Isa Rugby Union let females in for free on Saturday, and re
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
LADIES NIGHT: Mount Isa Rugby Union let females in for free on Saturday, and reaped the benefits in support from the sidelines. Photo: Esther MacIntyre Mount Isa Rugby Union (MIRU)’s Ladies night saw extra support for Cloncurry, who came back from a... Read more
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The North West Star
Miles Street stores collaborate on luxe Christmas raffle for RFDSStreet. Photo: Esther MacIntyre Miles Street stores play Santa this December w
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
Street. Photo: Esther MacIntyre Miles Street stores play Santa this December with a collaborative Christmas raffle in Mount Isa, drawn on December 21. The multi-draw raffle has prizes from each participating store, including a deluxe 6-foot... Read more
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The North West Star
Carols by Candlelight sparks start of Christmas in Mount IsaMacIntyre Celestial choirs filled Buchanan Park with the spirit of Christmas o
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
MacIntyre Celestial choirs filled Buchanan Park with the spirit of Christmas on Sunday night for Carols by Candlelight in Mount Isa. It seemed almost everyone in town was out enjoying a fun night of song and dance at Mount Isa City Council’s... Read more
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The North West Star
Altona signs Glencore off-take agreement for Cloncurry CopperErnest Henry copper mine, about 60km north of the town of Cloncurry and about 1
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
Ernest Henry copper mine, about 60km north of the town of Cloncurry and about 180km from Glencore’s copper smelter in Mount Isa. Altona said the terms of the deal with Glencore were “commercial in confidence” but noted that they were... Read more
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The North West Star
Mount Isa City Council to host Seniors lunch at Civic CentreThe Mount Isa City Council Christmas seniors lunch is always a fun and festive
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
The Mount Isa City Council Christmas seniors lunch is always a fun and festive occasion and is back again this year. It is on Thursday, December 14 at the Civic Centre and Mount Isa locals 60 years and over are invited to attend. The lunch is on at... Read more
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