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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 ... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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. [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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 ... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns council on the hunt for history of region's favourite parksThe Cairns PostCairns Regional Council is documenting the history behind the naming of parks throughout the region and needs information from the public to help complete the task. The names of more than 50 parks are presently unaccounted for and council hopes ...and more [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostFake nurse jailed after pleading guilty to fraud and forgeryThe Cairns Post... of a police officer and his colleagues taking their own lives. He said that Crawford understood the effect and impact his betrayal had had on the Aurukun community and two letters of apology were tendered. Read the full story in tomorrow's Cairns Post. [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns school lockdown lifted after man arrested following alleged robberyThe Cairns PostEARLIER: A man has been taken into custody in a Cairns school after allegedly fleeing there after a robbery in the Cairns CBD. Parramatta Park State School on Mulgrave Rd is currently believed to be in lockdown after the man was allegedly seen fleeing ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostTabulo resigns council, Andrejic tipped as replacementThe Cairns PostCairns Mayor Bob Manning yesterday paid tribute to Mr Tabulo's four years of service as CEO, on top of 30 years in local government including various roles held with the Mulgrave, Cairns and Caboolture councils. “We thank him for the contributions that ...and more [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns Hospital's three amigos to down tools for Cardiac ChallengeThe Cairns PostIT'S a long, tough ride from Cairns to Cooktown but nothing these three amigos can't handle. Spencer Irvin, Spencer Grey and Spencer Hancock are nurses at Cairns Hospital's cardiac unit and direct beneficiaries of the Cardiac Challenge, which raises ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns Mayor Bob Manning's anger of SE-Qld Olympic bidThe Cairns PostCAIRNS Mayor Bob Manning has warned if southeast Queensland pushes on with its bid to host the Olympic Games, it could be to the detriment of the rest of the state. The SEQ Council of Mayors is trying to bring the Olympics to Brisbane in 2028, despite ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostFar North cousins helped bring ice precursor into AustraliaThe Cairns PostThe Cairns District Court was told that just one gram of p2p could make up to 1.38 grams of ice, with the total they were found with could have created up to 6.758kg of ice. Cairns Drug Squad's Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Goan said the quantity had ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostMinister O'Rourke opens Cairns disability conferenceThe Cairns PostNORTH Queensland Minister Coralee O'Rourke has been unable to answer questions about key Far Northern issues when she visited Cairns yesterday. The Townsville-based MP attended the Queensland Disability Conference in Cairns but was unable to ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostThe Cairns City Council have announced the appointment of a new CEO: Peter TabuloThe Cairns PostJOHN Andrejic has been tipped as the likely candidate to permanently take on Cairns Regional Council's top job following the departure of chief executive Peter Tabulo. Mr Tabulo officially resigned on Tuesday afternoon, ending months of speculation ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns clinic cat “Flathead” recognised in national competitionThe Cairns Post“Of course, we wish she had won Cat of the Year – we think she is – but we're just happy she has been recognised,” said Cairns Veterinary Clinic vet nurse Jess Robertson. “We will probably be having a morning tea in her honour.” Flathead, or “Flatty ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns carnival couple's seven year blissThe Cairns PostSOME couples find themselves dreading the seven-year itch; however, for Cairns Amateurs powerhouse duo Christina Buddle and Graham Thornton, the idea of finding new workmates hasn't even crossed their minds in their seventh year of carnival planning ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostTales of Cairns school's past sharedThe Cairns PostCairns State High School former teachers Jim Leahy, Charles Reich and Thelma Bryan at a morning tea of past principals and teachers of the school. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERS. Mr Leahy taught at a “one-teacher school” at Ingham, where he educated all ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns police target speeding drivers for Road Safety WeekThe Cairns PostCairns Road Policing Unit Sergeant Greg Rose said the focus was primarily on the Captain Cook, Bruce and Kennedy highways as police received numerous complaints about those areas. Police say fatal crashes near Georgetown and Yarrabah earlier this ...Road Safety Week stars in CairnsmyPolice (press release) (blog)Police take aim at speeding motoristsNorthern Beaches Newsall 23 news articles [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostPlastic not so fantastic for Fitzroy IslandThe Cairns PostCAIRNS has a plastic problem and it is up to everyone to help wean us off our addiction. A team of scientists and conservationists boarded a vessel bound for Trinity Inlet and Fitzroy Island yesterday to gather samples of marine plastic pollution. [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source