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The Cairns PostFar North angler hooks 2000th barramundiThe Cairns PostMr Moody plans to cut back his charter commitments from next year to focus on his online fishing course business. Pending a decent wet season, he expected Far North barra fishing to thrive after the introduction of a net-free fishing zone in Cairns ... [...]
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The Cairns PostGrand event honours the Far North's iconic marlin fishing historyThe Cairns PostAlthough buoyed by perfect conditions, the Cairns 50th Anniversary Black Marlin Tournament brought mixed fortunes for anglers. About 40 marlin were caught during the four-day tag-and-release event, which featured 54 boats and participants from across ... [...]
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The Cairns PostMember for Cook Billy Gordon's bill for cab fares tops $10000The Cairns PostCairns Taxis chairman Layne Gardner confirmed the MP had been a regular client for the company. “He gets picked up quite a bit,” he said. “I suppose without a licence, he doesn't really have much choice.” He believed the high cost of taxi fares ... [...]
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The Cairns PostNo pressuring Cairns man Sam Reiseger during “Ocsober"The Cairns PostAlcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Services Cairns assistant clinical director Dr Leann Mortimer said there were many benefits to giving up alcohol, which was both a stimulant and a depressant, and slowed down the central nervous system. “So if you stop ... [...]
Sun, Oct 02, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostDogs fan in it for the long haul, tears and allThe Cairns PostGauci, who plays for the Manunda Hawks in AFL Cairns, grew up in the western suburbs of Melbourne and has seen more than his fair share of preliminary final defeats. The 30-year-old university student can recall the three losing preliminary finals from ... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns has hot end to humid SeptemberThe Cairns PostCairns weather bureau duty forecaster Greg Connor said the wild weather that caused the entire state of South Australia to lose power was having a different impact on the Far North. “It's drawing in a lot of moist air from the Coral Sea and that moist ... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns woman left shocked over unprovoked roadside attackThe Cairns PostA CAIRNS retiree has been left shaken after she had the shirt ripped from her back in a bizarre road rage attack in the CBD. Vicki Godfrey, 65, was driving on Aplin St during the week when her vehicle was rammed as she waited at traffic lights. She ... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairnsWatch report shows increase in job ads, lower unemploymentThe Cairns PostHerron Todd White Cairns research director Rick Carr said the increase in job ads was a sure sign confidence was returning to the business sector. “What we're presuming, if not hoping, is that the increase in the number of jobs being advertised starts ... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostPostcards to Far North's Tarzan soon to be on their wayThe Cairns PostMr Fomenko's sister Inessa this month asked people to send her brother postcards, so he knew how much he meant to his friends around Cairns. Since then readers have responded to the call, sending letters to the aged-care home and to the Cairns Post, ... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostStrong demand leads to service delivery concerns at Cairns HospitalThe Cairns PostCHHHS chief executive Clare Douglas said the Cairns community had received great care from the hospital and the team who worked there. “Patient care is our core focus and we continue to deliver high-quality health services to the community,” she said. [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns set for fast-paced thrillThe Cairns PostGRANT O'Rourke just could not say no to an invitation to race at Springmount Raceway's Thunder in the Tropics. The Brisbane-based O'Rourke has travelled to the Far North to take part in today's much-anticipated Pro Slammer match race which will be the ... [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source
A brief insight into the Cairns Property Crime SquadmyPolice (press release) (blog)The Cairns Property Crime Squad was formed back in April 2013, under Operation Cast Iron. The operation was designed to specifically target property crime offenders in an effort to lower the property crime rate in our region. The unique team of ... [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Cairns overnight media wrap, September 30myPolice (press release) (blog)Stealing and drug offences, Cairns: A 26-year-old Manunda woman has been charged with stealing and drug possession after she was allegedly caught stealing at a McLeod Street shopping complex on September 29. Police will allege the woman stole ... [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostFar North embraces 10 annual Tropical Mardi Gras festivalThe Cairns PostLaunching the festival is the popular Love Boat cruise through Trinity Inlet from 6.30pm, followed by the Splash Pool Party, featuring DJ Dan Murphy and drag superstar Vollie La Vont, at Cairns Hilton hotel on Sunday. Mr Woodward said the cruise was ... [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostMachine Machine headed to Airlie Beach Festival of MusicThe Cairns PostThe four-piece outfit won the Cairns regional division of the Passport to Airlie 2016 Battle of the Bands competition last Sunday. The win means the boys will play multiple sets at November's Airlie Beach Festival of Music and, while there, compete for ... [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostMinister announces more Child Safety services for CairnsThe Cairns PostThis is despite figures released showing Cairns' two child safety centres, in Cairns North and at Edmonton, will receive less funding this financial year. Opposition child safety spokeswoman Ros Bates raised concerns over the cuts and said it was vital ... [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Stamp of approval on plans for boutique bar and deli in Cairns CBDThe Cairns PostThe developer, which the Cairns Post understands to be a family-owned group that specialises in commercial property, plans to remove the existing awnings and facade in order to bring back the historic style of the building. The approved application ... [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostFar North footy masters ready for challengeThe Cairns PostCairns has about 10 players at the tournament, while Masters footy is booming in Townsville with about 50. Smith will be the first Cairns player to captain his state as the 45-and-over team takes on South Australia and Victoria Metro in the first two ... [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns star football player faces court on drug chargeThe Cairns PostThe Ivanhoes halfback was represented by duty solicitor Mark Butler, who requested a three week adjournment. Mr Verney is charged with supplying a schedule one drug. It is alleged he was found in the Cairns CBD with 25 ecstasy pills earlier this month. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Cairns overnight media wrap, September 29myPolice (press release) (blog)Assault and property offences, Cairns: Two boys aged 15 and one 13-years-old have been charged following further investigations made by officers from the Cairns Property Crime Squad yesterday. Police will allege the offences occurred between November ... [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source