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  • LNP’s New Barnaby

    Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan is confident he is the firebrand his party needs to reignite the Liberal National Party’s flagging fortunes in the regions. Although Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls was yet to concede defeat yesterday, Mr Costigan has already put his name in the hat as a contender for the … Read more

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  • Carols Light Up Airlie Beach Foreshore

    The threat of rain all day in Airlie Beach yesterday did cast doubt on the annual Rotary Carols by the Beach Christmas concert. But organisers needn’t have worried. The rain held off and as expected crowds flocked to the Airlie Beach foreshore to enjoy a festive chorus of carols to … Read more

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  • Whitsundays Receives $70,000

    Proserpine State High School is one of eight Whitsunday recipients to benefit from a total of $70,000 in grants from Westpac Group’s Natural Disaster Recovery Fund. The school received a cheque for $10,000 this week from Westpac’s Proserpine manager Jane Tissington. The funds were used to repair and upgrade the … Read more

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  • Daydream Island To Open August 2018

    Daydream Island – known as a staple of Whitsunday tourism, where guests can immerse themselves in the living reef, pat kangaroos or look out onto the picturesque views only this section of the world can offer. That was of course, before the island was devastated by Cyclone Debbie earlier this … Read more

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  • The Whitsundays Loses Its Magic

    Gusting winds have not hampered efforts of salvage crews to finally rid the Whitsundays of the Whitsunday Magic. Townsville-based company, Pacific Marine Group moved on the hull of the triple-masted steel sailing ship on Wednesday after winning a tender to remove both the Whitsunday Magic and the ill-fated Tateyama Maru … Read more

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  • $5 Million Plan To Create New Tourism Experiences

    The Queensland Labor Government will set its sights on diverting Tasmanian tourists to the Whitsundays if re-elected in the upcoming state election. National Parks Minister Steven Miles announced from the Whitehaven Beach lookout today that $5 million would go towards building eco-cabins to accommodate tourists taking part in a multi-day … Read more

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  • All-tide Boat Ramp Divides Whitsunday Candidates

    The long talked about issue of the all-tide boat ramp at Blackcurrant Island is shaping up as a key point of difference between the LNP and other candidates running for the seat of Whitsunday. The sitting member for Whitsunday, Jason Costigan, said he is opposed to the boat-ramp citing irreparable … Read more

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  • REVEALED: Plans For Major Aviation Estate Development

    A luxury home with a garage big enough to park your private plane and easy access to a run way – it’s an aviation enthusiast’s dream. Plane buffs seeking a rural lifestyle a stone’s throw from the Whitsunday coastline could soon descend on the region with plans for a new, … Read more

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  • 74 Bands In The Heart Of The Whitsundays This Weekend

    Five years ago, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music was nothing but a twinkle in its founder’s eye. Music promoter Gavin “Butto” Butlin had always thought it was a good fit for the town but others before him had failed to make it work. What started as his fledgling idea … Read more

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  • World’s Best On Whitehaven For Hamilton Triathlon

    Triathlon: Two reigning Olympic champions will go head to head at the Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim on Sunday. Australia’s Mack Horton, who won gold in the 400m freestyle at Rio, and who is the defending Hamilton Island Endurance Series Ocean Swim champion, will take on his training partner, Italy’s Gregorio … Read more

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