30 June, 2021
Mackay is great
HOW much do you love our Mackay region? By Rob Kidd
I love it more and more each
day and why wouldn’t you?
Just look outside!
When I was 12 years old my family decided to move the family from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and drive the trusty Kingswood up the Bruce Highway Goat Track and make Mackay home.
That was 1981.
40 years ago.
Let me say this, it was the best decision ever made for so many reasons.
I’ll tell you why.
I have made
more friends here than I
would ever make in that big
I’ve still got mates that I met on my first day at Mackay State High School.
We may not catch up every-
day, but when we do it’s like it
was 1981 again.
It takes just 5 minutes to travel just about anywhere, not
the hours it would take you
down south just to head to the
Everyone is friendly, and we do anything for anybody.
If someone needs help, we all come running.
Mum passed away a month
ago the love shown to myself
and my family was just beautiful.
The flowers, the phone calls,
dinners, messages and compassion were so good for the
And just like this paper,
Mackay Local News, we help
the community every single
I do it through my 4MK
radio breakfast show and
when I’m out in the community all the time.
This month we raised nearly
$11K for the Mackay Hospital Foundation with Rob’s
Rescue when I walked 426km
around the streets of the
The generosity was just mind blowing.
It’s just a reminder why we all love living here.
If you see me out and about in the Mackay community say hi.
Let’s help those around
you and perhaps even make
Oh and if you want to really
smile, come and watch me
play hockey on Saturday.
You won’t be able to stop laughing.