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  • Light Airs Ideal For Double Cones Opening Race

    There was some close shaves and barging at the start of the 2017 Airlie Beach Race week this afternoon but all 100 yachts got away to a clean start in the Double Cones opening race. Marketing director of the event, Adrian Bram, said it was it was not as exciting … Read more

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  • Decking Plan Hinges On A Single Vote

    A project to redevelop a prime strip of Airlie Beach lagoon-side land is on hold after a councillor requested to have their vote rescinded last week. The decision to uphold the request, or not, will be made at next Wednesday’s Whitsunday Regional Council meeting. If the council decides to rescind the … Read more

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  • New Rules To Better Protect & Enable Access To The Whitsundays

    New rules coming in to effect 2nd August 2017 will better protect the Whitsundays area, one of the iconic areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The updates to the Whitsunday Plan of Management — an area-specific plan that manages use in this highly visited region in addition to … Read more

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  • Whitsunday Plan Of Management Gets Mixed Reaction

    Not everyone would be happy with the new Whitsunday Plan of Management taking effect from today. But Abell Point Marina general manager Luke McCaul is satisfied it has “struck the right balance” between promoting tourism in the Whitsundays and protecting the marine environment. Among many changes, the plan allows greater … Read more

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  • Everything You Need To Know About The Whitsunday Reef Festival

    The extraordinary extravaganza of entertainment that is the Whitsunday Reef Festival kicks off from 7pm on tonight (Thursday) with the Comedy Gala. Famed laughter gurus Mark McConville and Steve Whiteley will be co-hosted by Steady Eddy and Jolly Jingo for a night of guaranteed guffaws and giggles. Steady Eddy has … Read more

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  • Wilmar Sugar Crop Estimate Adds 23,000 Tonnes

    After four weeks of crushing in the Proserpine district, Wilmar Sugar has added 230,000 tonnes to the 2017 crop following revised estimates calculated this week. Wilmar crop estimate has been revised from 1.37 to 1.60 million tonnes. In his weekly mill progress report, cane supply manager Tony Marino said 18% of … Read more

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  • Flying Trimaran Dropped For Race Week

    A Whitsunday sailor has proven the most enthusiastic entrant to this year’s Airlie Beach Race Week by flying his multihull across Pioneer Bay. Suspended from a helicopter the 26-foot trimaran, called G’Nome, cut an unusual sight on the Airlie Beach horizon this morning and was dropped in the Whitsunday Sailing … Read more

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  • CAR WASH – Relay For Life Fundraiser – 26th August 2017

    There is no doubt that cancer has already affected the lives of everyone in some way. You may know someone with cancer, you may know someone who has lost their battle, or you may know someone who has lost a loved one. Either way, the word cancer will usually bring … Read more

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  • Whitsunday Sportspark Clubhouse Redevelopment

    The PCYC will be closed for another nine months due to the redevelopment of the Whitsunday Sportspark clubhouse. After a Management Sub Committee meeting held on Thursday the 20th of July 2017, the current plans for the redevelopment were released as shown below. This redevelopment will cause fencing will be erected … Read more

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  • VMR Whitsundays Celebrate The Arrival Of Their New Rescue Vessel

    In a ceremony hosted at Abell Point Marina last week, VMR Whitsundays delightedly announced the arrival of their new rescue vessel. Abell Point Marina VMR 1, as it has been named, has been 10 years in the making and certainly a labour of love for the VMR committee. After the … Read more

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