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THIS time last year, it was Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil which dom­i­nated the head­lines with elec­tion day draw­ing close.

For­mer mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney was “ready for the fight” against cur­rent mayor An­drew Will­cox and new con­tender Eric Oliver.

As for di­vi­sion 1, the fight was on be­tween cur­rent di­vi­sion 1 coun­cil­lor, Jan Clif­ford and long-time lo­cal Michelle Lynes.

In­ter­na­tional flights from New Zealand to the Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port were on track to touch down by the end of last year.

And the con­tro­ver­sial Chi­na­town devel­op­ment made head­lines once again with the con­tract be­ing ter­mi­nated af­ter Peter ‘Ray­mond’ Wang, of the China Aus­tralia En­trepreneurs As­so­ci­a­tion Inc, failed to pay his dues.

Mr Wang’s re­quest for yet an­other pay­ment ex­ten­sion was re­jected by the coun­cil.

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