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The Cairns PostCairns Mayor Bob Manning challenges his colleagues ahead of charity sleepout eventThe Cairns Post“More than 105,000 people in Australia sleep rough every night and we know Cairns has its fair share of people doing it tough.'' For more information on the Vinnies Community Sleepout and how to get involved, visit www.communitysleepout.org.au or call ... [...]
Sat, Jul 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns Taipans centre Nate Jawai has had his right index finger operated on after damaging tendonsThe Cairns PostThe off-season recruit visited a hand specialist in Cairns on Thursday after dislocating a finger on his shooting hand at training. The Australian Boomer was flown to Brisbane on Friday morning to get a second opinion on his right index finger and was ...and more [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostMan arrested after dramatic foot chase through Cairns CBDThe Cairns PostA MAN has led police on a dramatic foot chase through the Cairns CBD before being arrested in front of surprised onlookers on Abbott St. One witness said the man stole a can of Solo as he ran through the Cairns City Woolworths, before being apprehended ... [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostNearly 250 temp jobs to be cut from Cairns health serviceThe Cairns PostTogether Union's Cairns health representative Dr Sandy Donald said the union was concerned about the lack of detail about the cuts. He did not believe there were nearly 250 FTE positions associated with the Digital Hospital program, and was worried ... [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostOver 40000 books, CDs and DVDs on sale at 13th Cairns Libraries Book SaleThe Cairns PostOVER 40,000 books, CDs and DVDs have gone on sale at the Cairns Showgrounds as part of the 13th annual Cairns Libraries Book Sale. The sale, which has kicked off at the Fred Moule Pavilion today, will continue until Sunday, with thousands of people ... [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Cairns overnight media wrap, Friday July 29myPolice (press release) (blog)Man charged over property offences, Cairns: A 38-year-old Parramatta Park man was charged yesterday following investigations into a number of property offences allegedly committed in the Cairns area between February and June. It will be alleged that ... [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns rescue crew to mix it with best in worldThe Cairns PostTeam Cairns' medals from the 2016 Australasian Rescue Challenge. PICTURE: SUPPLIED. The group, which is made up of five firefighters and a paramedic, competed over three days in Victoria against crews from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia in ... [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostAirport toasts June passenger growth amid strong FNQ tourism seasonThe Cairns PostData released by Cairns Airport this week shows about 43,000 passengers travelled through the international terminal last month, marking a 13.3 per cent rise from June last year. Domestic passengers last month topped 335,600, about 14,400 more than the ... [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns motorists urged to have their say on fuel pricesThe Cairns PostThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is conducting its fourth regional petrol market study in Cairns after pressure from the RACQ and state and federal politicians. It will aim to explain why prices are higher in the city than in other ... [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostDeadly taipan likely culprit of Far North Queensland snake biteThe Cairns Post“Snake bites easily turn bad quickly so we moved pretty quickly to get him back to Cairns Hospital,” Mr Hoare said. “It sounded like he got a pretty decent bite. “He was apparently working out at a mine site and he was around some people and able to ... [...]
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostStill so well suited to jobThe Cairns PostWith three other full-time staff, Victor Mellick Men's Fashions specialises in top-end clothing. Customers regularly fly from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne just to visit his Abbott St store. “When the international airport came to Cairns I thought ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostMidyear entry more popular at James Cook University in CairnsThe Cairns PostJames Cook University this week welcomed 500 new students, including 95 international students, to the Smithfield campus as semester two gets into progress. Deputy Vice Chancellor and head of JCU's Cairns campus, Professor Robyn McGuiggan, said ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostMissing couple in Cape York found safe and wellThe Cairns PostUPDATE: A COUPLE reported missing in Cape York yesterday have been located safe and well. Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance. ---------------------. EARLIER: POLICE are seeking public assistance to help locate a couple ...and more [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Cairns overnight media wrap, Thursday July 28myPolice (press release) (blog)Weapon and drug charges, Cairns CBD: A 33-year-old Bungalow man was charged yesterday afternoon following a traffic intercept on the Cairns Esplanade. Police intercepted his vehicle at around 3pm and observed a sheath strapped to his forearm. [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns residents list most annoying road user habitsThe Cairns PostSecond on the list was talking or sending text messages from mobile phones behind the wheel, followed by increasing speed while being overtaken. For Cairns motorist and gym owner Elias Wright, it was the impatience of local drivers that infuriated him.and more [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns White Party wins right to sell tix on the doorThe Cairns PostYesterday, Cairns councillors approved a request from the organisers behind Cairns Annual White Party – Illumination, to have the option of having up to 10 per cent of their tickets sold at the gate. Councillors voted unanimously against the first ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Court told of threatsThe Cairns PostA CAIRNS man accused of being the head of a major Mt Isa drug network threatened to kill people, bash them and break limbs as he chased up drug debts in the community, it has been alleged in court. Lee Freestone, 37, faced the Cairns Magistrates Court ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Croc warning signs could be changed as part of reviewThe Cairns PostCROCODILE warning signs could be changed as part of the Palaszczuk Government's wider review of croc management in Queensland. Cairns Regional Council and Douglas Shire Council have suggested improvements to permanent and temporary ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostPrime Minister keeps Cairns maritime sector afloatThe Cairns PostThe Turnbull Government pledged $120 million over the next 10 years to upgrade the HMAS Cairns naval base with a further $300 million in the following decade. Mr Turnbull also committed $24 million towards infrastructure upgrades of the city's port and ... [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostPrime Minister keeps Cairns maritime sector afloat | Cairns PostThe Cairns PostDID Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accidentally let slip that 300 million worth of federal expenditure for Cairns maritime sector will be fast tracked by an entire ...and more [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, Continue reading at the source