December 2019

Published a story 13th Dec 2019 5:10 PM

The Daily Mercury partners with police for the Be Safe campaign to end the road trauma in our region.

How we can change driver attitude on roads

The Daily Mercury partners with police for the Be Safe campaign to end the road trauma in our region.

Published a story 13th Dec 2019 4:50 PM

Five high-profile police traffic operations are the first warning for motorists to be safe on our roads.

Police out in force to put end to trauma

Five high-profile police traffic operations are the first warning for motorists to be safe on our roads.

Published a story 8th Dec 2019 3:15 PM

‘I never realised the power of a phone call until one changed my life.’

How a phone call could have saved my brother

‘I never realised the power of a phone call until one changed my life.’

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 8:37 PM

ONE person has died in a head-on collision between a car and truck south of Mackay. The Bruce Hwy has now reopened.

Woman killed in head-on crash with B-double

ONE person has died in a head-on collision between a car and truck south of Mackay. The Bruce Hwy has now reopened.

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 7:04 PM

Meet the team: In this heatwave, the Merc’s new deputy editor Tara Miko has been given a very warm welcome to town.

Mackay’s warm welcome for new Merc staffer

Meet the team: In this heatwave, the Merc’s new deputy editor Tara Miko has been given a very warm welcome to town.

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 3:51 PM

I still remember the first fatal crash I reported on as a journalist. In fact, I doubt I’ll ever forget it.

Road trauma impacts more than those who die

I still remember the first fatal crash I reported on as a journalist. In fact, I doubt I’ll ever forget it.

Published a story 4th Dec 2019 8:09 PM

‘Despite police who keep pushing this message, we have three fatalities in less than a week.’

Police plead with drivers after three people killed on roads

‘Despite police who keep pushing this message, we have three fatalities in less than a week.’

Published a story 4th Dec 2019 8:14 AM

A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital with multiple stab wounds to his upper body after an incident north of Mackay.

Man in court over alleged Seaforth stabbing

A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital with multiple stab wounds to his upper body after an incident north of Mackay.

Published a story 3rd Dec 2019 12:35 PM

Support and counselling has been offered to school peers of a young girl who died in a tragic traffic crash west of Mackay at the weekend.

Student peers offered support after girl’s tragic death

Support and counselling has been offered to school peers of a young girl who died in a tragic traffic crash west of Mackay at the weekend.

November 2019

Published a story 22nd Nov 2019 3:34 PM

FATIGUED but fuelled by the desire to win against Mother Nature, hundreds of firefighters have pushed themselves to the limit.

Fatigued fireys put all on the line saving communities

FATIGUED but fuelled by the desire to win against Mother Nature, hundreds of firefighters have pushed themselves to the limit.

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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.