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IT WAS one year ago this week that the jewel in the crown of the Whit­sun­days, South Molle Is­land, went up for sale.

The sale opened the door to ques­tions about why many is­land re­sorts were ly­ing dor­mant – a ques­tion that re­mains 12 months on.

The is­land was soon snapped up by the own­ers of Day­dream Is­land, Cap­i­tal China In­vest­ments Group.

Shute Har­bour was also in the news af­ter the coun­cil out­lined plans to back fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of a ma­rina.

The Save Our Fore­shore group vo­cally ob­jected to the plans and staged a protest at the ferry ter­mi­nal.

On the sport­ing front, win­ners of the Hamil­ton Is­land Hilly Half Marathon were cel­e­brated.

While cul­tur­ally, the Win­ter­moon Fes­ti­val cel­e­brated 20 years of en­ter­tain­ing peo­ple in the Whit­sun­days.

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