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The Cairns PostDe-nutting of coconut trees is underway in the Cairns regionThe Cairns PostTHE sight of people dangling from coconut trees will become more common over the next few weeks as arborists get busy denutting the region's coconut trees. Affordable Palm and Tree Maintenance's Rick Burton said the practice was scheduled every four to ... [...]
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The Cairns PostAttention to detail key to fashions success at Cairns AmateursThe Cairns PostFASHION-forward racegoers will have the chance to showcase their personal style trackside for the first time at this year's Cairns Amateurs Carnival. A new fashion centre will place the best racewear next to the best racehorses, putting the highlights ... [...]
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The Cairns PostCurtis Pitt calls for urgent charter yacht review to benefit CairnsThe Cairns PostAdvance Cairns chief executive Kevin Byrne said there must be policy changes allowing longer stays for international crews and to permit vessels to enter and stay in Australian waters for extended charter periods, without attracting any burdensome ... [...]
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The Cairns PostDirect flights from Cairns to China could start within 12 monthsThe Cairns Post“Within seven to 12 months we hope to have direct connective flights between a Chinese city and Cairns,” he said. “It will be the catalyst for a significant new type of travel to Australia.” Advance Cairns chief executive Kevin Byrne said direct ... [...]
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The Cairns PostDimbulah teen Elyse Miller-Kennedy farewelled at emotional serviceThe Cairns PostIN the words of her mother Megan, Elyse Miller-Kennedy was “so many things to so many people”. “Brave, adventurous, carefree, loving, kind.” Her beauty was undoubted with the teenager preparing to move south when she finished Year 12 and pursue her ...Hundreds attend Miss World Australia finalist Elyse Miller Kennedy's funeralDaily Mailall 3 news articles [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns police trace movements of assault victim found in car parkThe Cairns PostThe traumatised family of Damon Tait, 35, yesterday rushed to his bedside at Townsville Hospital where he was fighting for his life in a critical but stable condition. How he sustained the injury remained unknown last night, with staff of the Skill 360 ... [...]
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myPolice (press release) (blog)Let's be road fatality free. Cairns Road Safety Expo wrap-up.myPolice (press release) (blog)Ian Fulton from the QFES Crash Rescue Unit and Kate Fenech from QAS talked their way through the exercise before our Cairns Forensic Crash (FCU) Investigator, Senior Constable Leisa Vagg took to the microphone to explain the role of our FCU ...and more [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Let's be road fatality free. Cairns Road Safety Expo wrap-up.myPolice (press release) (blog)Ian Fulton from the QFES Crash Rescue Unit and Kate Fenech from QAS talked their way through the exercise before our Cairns Forensic Crash (FCU) Investigator, Senior Constable Leisa Vagg took to the microphone to explain the role of our FCU ...and more [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mandurah man rides postie bike from Hobart to Cairns for prostate cancer researchMandurah MailThe group of 12 is being battered with harsh weather as they ride their bikes from Hobart to Cairns on a 4700 kilometre journey, stopping at towns to rattle tins and raise funds. The idea came about after a number of riders who have suffered a close ...and more [...]
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The Cairns PostElyse Miller-Kennedy remembered at Mareeba funeralThe Cairns PostHUNDREDS of people have turned out to farewell Dimbulah teen Elyse Miller-Kennedy at an emotional service in Mareeba. Family and friends gather in Mareeba to pay their respects at the funeral of Elyse Miller-Kennedy. PICTURE: GRACE MASON.and more [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostJust how well do you know your broker?The Cairns PostCairns Mortgage Choice owner manager Lindon Reed said brokers were in the business of doing the leg work for clients to sign the most suitable loan. “The beauty of using a broker is we have access to hundreds of home loan products from more than 20 ... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostUkulele stars strum for festivalThe Cairns PostTaimane Gardner will perform at the Cairns Ukulele Festival's Ports North Finale Concert this Sunday. The show at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal will also feature Sarah Maisel, Tiffany Ann Smith and The Montgomery Brothers. Doors open at 2.20pm for a ...and more [...]
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The Cairns PostMan found conscious with significant head injuries in a Cairns car parkThe Cairns PostThe man, believed to be in his 30s, is currently in a critical but stable condition in the Cairns Hospital after being found with significant head injuries in the Skill 360 car park near the TAFE campus. Far North Det Insp Geoff Marsh said they were ... [...]
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Cairns is booming but tourism formula is trickyThe Cairns PostYesterday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tourism Minister Kate Jones were in Cairns as part of the Connecting to Asia Forum, and to spruik the Far North as a near-perfect regional tourism model. “Cairns is doing it so well and I want to see all our ... [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns is booming but tourism formula is trickyThe Cairns PostYesterday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tourism Minister Kate Jones were in Cairns as part of the Connecting to Asia Forum, and to spruik the Far North as a near-perfect regional tourism model. “Cairns is doing it so well and I want to see all our ... [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns murder accused give evidence during Supreme Court trialThe Cairns PostA BUNGALOW man accused of murdering a homeless man has told the Cairns Supreme Court it wasn't his intention to kill him. David Richard Towa Savage, 50, admitted that he donned a balaclava and retrieved a knife on April 17 last year, but only meant to ... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Cairns students given glimpse of road trauma at road safety expoThe Cairns PostThe Cairns Rescue Team, which was recently crowned the second-best rescue crew in Australasia, demonstrated cutting two critically injured “patients” from two wrecked cars during a display at yesterday's Road Safety Expo at the Cairns Showgrounds. [...]
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The Cairns PostFar North leaders rally around under-seige treasurerThe Cairns PostBut leaders, including Cairns Mayor Bob Manning, Chamber of Commerce chief executive Deb Hancock, and Advance Cairns chief executive Kevin Byrne have jumped to the defence of Mr Pitt. The mayor said he had “no complaints” with the treasurer while ...and more [...]
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The Cairns PostNew data shows jobless figure rise despite Back to Work programThe Cairns PostThe latest Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data, released yesterday, showed Cairns' jobless rate increased 0.6 per cent to 8.6 per cent in July. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the data showed programs such as the Government's $100 million Back ... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostSingapore aquarium curator recruited for Cairns attractionThe Cairns PostMr Leipnik joined Tourism Minister Kate Jones and Cairns Mayor Bob Manning yesterday for a tour of the aquarium site in Aplin St, announcing the project was halfway through its construction. The tourist attraction, which will house 69 live exhibits, is ... [...]
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