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PGA Pro Championship Final for Hamilton Island Golf Club

PGA Pro Championship Final for Hamilton Island Golf Club

Glenn Bourke, CEO of Hamilton Island, has announced today that the 2012 PGA Professionals Championship Final will be contested at Hamilton Island Golf Club from 12th – 16th November, 2012. The PGA announced the new venue this morning, with participants from across Australia working to earn a place in the field via a series of [...]

Best Job in the World

Best Job in the World

You can’t have too much of a good idea. I see that the massively successful Best Job in the World promotion has been adopted by the ski fields in Victoria. A few years back Hamilton Island was at the centre of a marketing whirlwind as a six-month position as ‘island caretaker’ was advertised around the [...]

ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day

My first ANZAC Day on Hamilton Island was lovely – a beautiful service and a beautiful sunrise in a beautiful location. The Dawn Service was attended by several hundred people, staff, residents and guests, at the Outrigger Function Centre overlooking Catseye Bay. As dawn started to break over the Whitsundays, the Catafalque Party from RAAF Base [...]

Hamilton Island Tennis Squad

Hamilton Island Tennis Squad

We had a road-trip last weekend to the opposite end of the Whitsundays, past Mackay in fact to Sarina. The occasion was the first tournament for the 2012 Hamilton Island Tennis Squad. Most of the squad, aged 6-14 years, are students of Hamilton Island State School. The others do a daily commute to schools on [...]

Rivers Running on Hamilton Island

Rivers Running on Hamilton Island

The rivers are running on Hamilton Island today. “What rivers?” I hear you ask – a good question! Hamilton Island got a taste of the rains that have plagued Queensland last night, with 100mm falling between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. There was no major damage, and the Gardens crew was out at 6am clearing [...]

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

These great pictures were taken at the Hamilton Island Triathlon in November 2011. More than 400 athletes participated in the Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim last year. As they do each year the Island community turned out to support, including Hamilton Island State School. These pictures show students cheering on competitors [...]

Training for the Hilly Half Marathon

Training for the Hilly Half Marathon

  I should throw out a disclaimer here and now – I’m not training for the Hilly Half Marathon (water is more my thing!), but I see from the sign-up sheet at the Sports Club that there are plenty of Island residents who are. The ‘starter’ group are being broken-in for the May event as [...]

Hamilton Island State School Turns 25

Hamilton Island State School Turns 25

Hamilton Island State School is located on the hill above Catseye bay. It has a roll of 40 students split into two classrooms. It schools most of the primary school-age children living on the island, and is run by a fantastic team of staff and volunteers. The school has a great relationship with Hamilton Island [...]

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

Hippo the Wombat Turns One

We had a celebration this month at the Wildlife Park – Hippo the wombat turned one! Hippo has been on Hamilton Island community since he was five months old. When he arrived he had no hair and looked just like a baby hippo, hence the name. He has also lost three of his four permanent [...]

Bullet-proof Nails

Bullet-proof Nails

I called in to one of the three day spa’s on the Hamilton Island, Island Hair and Beauty, yesterday for my last appointment with my favourite cutter, Renee, who is leaving the island bound for Sydney. As any woman knows, breaking up with your hairdresser is a traumatic experience! However life goes on, and two [...]

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