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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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AS I WRITE this column, I am feeling a bit soggy!

And I think anyone in the Whitsundays would feel the same, after an absolute drenching over the weekend, and into Monday, with rainfall records broken in some places for 24-hour periods.

The following, of course, is not scientific at all but…I put a 1.5 litre watering can out on the balcony, on Sunday morning, to collect water for those plants undercover and not able to enjoy the downpour.

And by daybreak on Monday, it was full, almost spilling over!

The rain certainly caused disruption to almost every aspect of our lives, from road closures and flight cancellations, to sports games and events having to be cancelled.

See our stories on pages 1 and 5.


There is, of course, a lot of other things going on in the region, apart from bad weather and lots of rain!

Bonza Airlines has been granted approval to fly and will soon be taking off.

In previous stories we have written about Bonza Airlines in this newspaper, the company has said it will be striking up a route to the Whitsundays – watch this space and we will bring you all the details.

In other good news

The first baby for 2023 was born at Proserpine Hospital, on January 3.

Congratulations to mum and dad – Taylor and Brenton Pearson, from Cannonvale – on their second daughter Heidi Eve. See story page 3.

And if you have a cool $4m ‘spare’, Victor Island, off the coast of the Whitsundays, is up for sale.

The private island is approximately 7.75 acres in size – just enough space I reckon!  See story page 3.

And lastly

Please keep those stories coming.

We endeavour to publish everything we receive (as long as it’s publishable!).

If you have an event on – let us know. If your school or college is doing something – let us know.

If your sports club is holding an event or function – let us know.

We also offer extremely good advertising rates for not-for-profits, community and sporting clubs, and service groups. So get in touch.

As always, thanks for reading this newspaper.


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