Hanging on to hope for Hillside Haven

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Locals are pushing a petition to save Hillside Haven, Collinsville's only aged care facility. The plea to keep the elderly close to home becomes more urgent as planning begins to move residents from Hillside Haven to another facility in Bowen, potentially splitting up senior residents from their … [Read more...]

Whitsunday Council welcomes seven new trainees

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Whitsunday Regional Council welcomes seven new trainees to its Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Proserpine operations this week. Dakota Ayles , Robert Dougan, Patrick Widt, John Bobongie, Brooke Newell, Kyle Jensen and Shannon Rowe will join the Council team, experiencing the workplace … [Read more...]

Plan your polling this Saturday for the Whitsunday Regional Council Elections

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Polling day is almost upon us! There is under a week left of smiling and waving faces on your street corners and of placards posted around town. To help you makes sure your vote counts this Saturday we've put together a list of the polling stations across the region. Polling kicks off for … [Read more...]

Whitsundays Regional Report 3rd March

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A round up of news and events from across the region in this week’s Whitsundays Regional Report. Proserpine residents ask the tough questions to election candidates, finding out how much rain summer brought, a troublesome weed in the Peter Faust Dam, Proserpine State School gets a reward and a … [Read more...]

Catholic school strikes won’t disrupt Whitsunday students

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Whitsunday students shouldn't see any disruption to their usual school schedules, with classes still running as normal during the state-wide teacher strikes on Thursday. Parents can rest assured that their kids’ timetables won’t be affected at St. Catherine’s Catholic College, Proserpine and St. … [Read more...]

Full list of election candidates revealed

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With the ballot nominations closing, the public has a full list of candidates that are running in next month’s election. Running for Mayor is the incumbent Jenny Whitney as well as current deputy Andrew Willcox. Also throwing his hat into the race is Airlie Beach local Eric … [Read more...]

It’s the tech revolution!

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Are you in need of some serious lessons in digital literacy? Have you lost your savvy way when it comes to technology? Can’t keep up to date anymore? Fear no more, Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland is providing Whitsunday senior locals the opportunity to get back up to speed! Seniors can now … [Read more...]

Locals receive recognition on Australia Day

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One of the highlights of the Australia Day ceremonies in the Whitsunday region is seeing locals rewarded for their contributions to the community. Mayor Jenny Whitney gave out the awards to the deserving recipients in three separate ceremonies in Collinsville, Bowen and Proserpine. Each winner … [Read more...]