WE’RE HERE FOR YOU: Daily Mercury editor Rae Wilson is an award-winning journalist with a deep commitment to the region she now calls home. Rae is dedicated and tenacious in keeping readers informed and up to date on the news that matters to them, drawing on her experience covering some of the biggest court cases in Queensland history, to the halls of State Parliament and the press gallery. She l
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU: Daily Mercury editor Rae Wilson is an award-winning journalist with a deep commitment to the region she now calls home. Rae is dedicated and tenacious in keeping readers informed and up to date on the news that matters to them, drawing on her experience covering some of the biggest court cases in Queensland history, to the halls of State Parliament and the press gallery. She l

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THE Daily Mercury has a team of journalists living in Mackay passionate about covering news that matters to our readers every single day.

If you love to stay informed and you value local journalism, you'll love our limited-time only subscription offer for just $1 a week for the first 12 weeks with no lock-in contract.

Your digital subscription gives you unlimited access to all our online content and stories as well as premium access to The Courier-Mail.

Daily Mercury deputy editor Tara Miko is the Mercury’s police and crime reporter, and works with the team to deliver breaking news as it happens.
Daily Mercury deputy editor Tara Miko is the Mercury’s police and crime reporter, and works with the team to deliver breaking news as it happens.

SUBSCRIBER REWARDS:

Our member benefits program +Rewards is available only to Daily Mercury digital subscribers. Enjoy access to a limited number of double passes to a variety of top event tickets, freebies, exclusive offers and subscriber-only competitions.

Updated monthly, check out what's available exclusively to members at our Daily Mercury Rewards page - you must be an eligible subscriber to redeem and access these offers.

 

Daily Mercury journalist Heidi Petith is a Mackay local, a factor that fuels her keen interest in community stories and its history, as well as its future development and progression.
Daily Mercury journalist Heidi Petith is a Mackay local, a factor that fuels her keen interest in community stories and its history, as well as its future development and progression.

DIGITAL EDITION OF THE PAPER

We know how much you loved seeing your news curated and laid out so we've created a similar experience through our new digital edition.

The Digital Edition can be found each day on the header bar at the top of the website to the left of your login profile, or under the network news banner further down the home page.

 

Daily Mercury sport editor Callum Dick is a passionate and talented story teller whose understanding of Mackay’s sports is unparalleled in the city.
Daily Mercury sport editor Callum Dick is a passionate and talented story teller whose understanding of Mackay’s sports is unparalleled in the city.

 

The edition allows you to zoom in on an article and also go article-by-article.

You can also access regular newspaper features like the TV Guide, share market information, death and funeral notices, puzzles, horoscopes and local weather.

CLICK HERE: To do today's Sudoku and Crossword

What about if you want to find past editions? You can access the archive of back issues via the menu at the top right.

Daily Mercury reporter Melanie Whiting. Melanie is the Mercury’s lead political reporter, and also focuses on the resources industry, its developments and issues.
Daily Mercury reporter Melanie Whiting. Melanie is the Mercury’s lead political reporter, and also focuses on the resources industry, its developments and issues.

NEWSLETTERS AND ALERTS

Each day, we send out newsletters and breaking news alerts on key local stories.

Our morning newsletter comes out about 6.30am and the afternoon one just after 4pm.

It's a great idea to sign up to them so you don't miss a thing.

Where you can opt-in to newsletters and alerts in the 'My Profile' section of the Daily Mercury website.
Where you can opt-in to newsletters and alerts in the 'My Profile' section of the Daily Mercury website.

Daily Mercury journalists are writing stories from morning till night including on weekends so we will also send out news alerts on the bigger stories of local interest.

We will also alert you on the big network stories like the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Daily Mercury journalist Zizi Averill specialises in reporting on council, data, development and breaking news. Photo: Rainee Shepperson
Daily Mercury journalist Zizi Averill specialises in reporting on council, data, development and breaking news. Photo: Rainee Shepperson

 

How to set your newsletter preferences

Once you're logged into the site, go to My Profile.

Then go to Newsletters. You can tick the newsletters you want to receive.

If you find you are getting too many or might be away for a while, you can go back and change your preferences.

 

Daily Mercury journalist Janessa Ekert reports predominantly on the courts and the justice system. Picture: Rae Wilson
Daily Mercury journalist Janessa Ekert reports predominantly on the courts and the justice system. Picture: Rae Wilson

FINDING PUZZLES AND HOROSCOPES

We know many of our readers love puzzles, so we've put them online for you to enjoy.

You can challenge yourself with a new crossword puzzle and Sudoku game on our website everyday.

You can find Today's Puzzle and Horoscope via the Lifestyle section in the hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines) on the left.

Where to find the daily puzzle and horoscopes on the Daily Mercury website hamburger menu.
Where to find the daily puzzle and horoscopes on the Daily Mercury website hamburger menu.

You will also see today's puzzle next to the subscriber exclusives section on the home page each day.

 

LEARNING HOW TO USE ONLINE

We know reading news online can be tricky but we promise there are so many benefits like stories being updated as soon as new information comes in.

Reading stories online also gives you access to related content so if you're interested about Mackay schools or your favourite sports team, you can keep on reading stories to your heart's content.

Below are a few handy links to get you started:

WATCH: Your guide to reading the Daily Mercury online

We're still here: How to contact your journalists

Five ways to get more from your digital subscription

Your questions about the new Daily Mercury format answered

How to make the most of your Mercury subscription

Daily puzzles and Sudoku another reason to stay subscribed

Your dose of Harry Bruce cartoons

 

The newest member of the team, Daily Mercury journalist Andrew Sorensen. Andrew is interested in reporting on community affairs and events, arts and entertainment.
The newest member of the team, Daily Mercury journalist Andrew Sorensen. Andrew is interested in reporting on community affairs and events, arts and entertainment.

 

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