ONE YEAR AGO...

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

MAK­ING front page news in the Whit­sun­day Times this time last year was the Great Bar­rier Reef and what elec­tion can­di­dates’ plans were to pro­tect it.

Ni­cole and Jeremy Gra­ham, own­ers of Sun­downer Cruises and Lady Enid Sail­ing, made a call for can­di­dates to con­sider the thou­sands of jobs pro­vided by the reef. The cou­ple and their fam­ily filmed a TV ad for their Fight for the Reef cam­paign.

A sup­posed Zika virus out­break in the re­gion height­ened con­cerns when signs were left on Can­non­vale homes warn­ing res­i­dents of the health threat. Con­trol teams vis­ited from Townsville to treat af­fected ar­eas.

Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege teacher Jennifer Knight fea­tured on Chan­nel 7’s Sun­rise to talk of her 50 years of teach­ing.

Ac­tor Chris Hemsworth vis­ited Hay­man Is­land.

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