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AS WE hurtle towards the end of 2022, I can’t but think it’s been a particularly fast year.

It feels like the kids have only just gone back to school but, before we know it, they will be breaking up again for the Christmas/summer holidays!

It’s time to start thinking ahead to where you’re going to go, what you’re going to do.

But before that, we have two very important events…

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup is early this year – it’s Tuesday, November 1 – so don’t get caught out.

There are a host of venues holding Melbourne Cup functions around the Whitsundays.

One is The Rocks, at Coral Sea Resort. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, big screens and delightful

views of the Coral Sea – what more could you ask for!


The Airlie Beach Festival of Music is always the first weekend after Melbourne Cup.

So that means, this year, it’s on from Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6.

There’s a fantastic line-up – head to the website for more information and a link to tickets.

In other news

One candidate has stood up and is running for councillor for Division Two, following the resignation

of former councillor Al Grundy, who ceased working for council on Friday (October 14).

See our story about Clay Bauman on the front page of this week’s paper.

We also bring you an update on the e-scooter regulations, following our story last week on the police crackdown – see story page 5.

Celebrating success

In next week’s Whitsunday News (October 26), we are celebrating success with a feature congratulating Whitsunday Tourism Awards entrants (tickets have now closed for the October 29 awards dinner).

You are all ‘winners’ in our book, just by running an award-worthy business. 

As always, thank you for reading this newspaper.


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