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The Cairns PostCairns Indigenous Art Fair launches app and 2016 event programThe Cairns PostThe 2016 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair has been officially launched, promising to be bigger and better than previous years. (L-R) Artist Glen Mackie of Yam Island, who works under his traditional name of Kei Kelak, and model Nancy Nona of Badu Island, ... [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns woman's tender loving care for wildlifeThe Cairns PostThe Mt Sheridan wildlife carer, who has spent the past eight years in Cairns, has had as many as 14 marsupials in her care at any one time. Ms Jackson, 72, currently has seven wallabies in her home, most of them victims of vehicle strikes in the White ... [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns' hotels are the best financially in AustraliaThe Cairns PostCBRE Hotels' research manager Benjamin Martin-Henry said Cairns and the Gold Coast were expected to remain the star performers of the Australian hotel market after recording double-digit increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) as a result of ... [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns sailor set to represent Australia on footy fieldThe Cairns PostAble Seaman Farr has been based at HMAS Cairns for the past four years. He works on navy ships as a boatswain's mate, maintaining weapons and helping keep vessels shipshape. But it's his skills on grass that have taken the 25-year-old to Newcastle ... [...]
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The Cairns PostLonger items allowed on Cairns' Jetstar flightsThe Cairns PostLOW-cost carrier Jetstar has relaxed the rules to allow passengers to take longer items, such as surfboards, with them from Cairns to Bali and the Gold Coast. The airline has increased the maximum length of oversized items on all domestic and ...and more [...]
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The Cairns PostBusiness owners say tax incentives will help Cairns growThe Cairns PostThe tax slash has been welcomed by business owners across the Far North including Sally Mlikota, director of Cairns-based recruitment firms CBC Staff Selection and Aussie Locums. Join the Fair Go conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #FairGo. [...]
Thu, May 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Cairns overnight media wrap, Thursday May 5myPolice (press release) (blog)Burglary and fraud charges, Cairns: Officers from the Cairns Property Crime Unit charged a 44-year-old Manunda man yesterday as part of investigations into the alleged burglary of an Edge Hill residence on May 1. It will be alleged the man gained entry ... [...]
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The Cairns PostFatal crash on Kennedy Highway just south of Atherton this morningThe Cairns PostThe woman was a rear passenger in the sedan, while the 84-year-old man was in the front passenger seat. He has been flown to Cairns Hospital in a critical condition. The driver, a 27-year-old man, is being treated for minor injuries in Atherton Hospital.Fatal traffic crash, AthertonmyPolice (press release) (blog)all 6 news articles [...]
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The Cairns PostBackpacker tax high on agenda at youth tourism forum in CairnsThe Cairns PostSlashing visa fees and moderating the controversial tax to 15 or 13 per cent from 32.5 per cent were among 13 recommendations put forward at the Backpacker and Adventure Tourism Industry Forum in Cairns yesterday. The Recommendations to grow the ...and more [...]
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The Cairns PostBackpacker tax high on the agenda at youth tourism forum in CairnsThe Cairns PostSlashing visa fees and moderating the controversial tax to 15 or 13 per cent from 32.5 per cent were among 13 recommendations put forward at the Backpacker and Adventure Tourism Industry Forum in Cairns yesterday. The Recommendations to grow the ... [...]
Thu, May 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns Coast Guard first in Queensland to trial drone technologyThe Cairns PostThe Cairns Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is trialing using a drone to assist in locating missing vessels and people with much greater efficiency than currently possible. (L-R) Project fundraiser Roger Cumming of Rotary Cairns, Australian Volunteer ... [...]
Thu, May 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns Coast Guard first in Queensland to trial drone technologyThe Cairns Post(L-R) Project fundraiser Roger Cumming of Rotary Cairns, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard skipper Peter Graham and Peter Blake of UAS Services Australia fly a small drone off the stern of the MV Sir Bob in the Cairns Marlin Marina. PICTURE: BRENDAN ...and more [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns man paints graphic picture of stabbed housemate's injuriesThe Cairns PostIn a police interview played yesterday in the Cairns Supreme Court, Shane Christopher Burrows told detectives on July 19 last year how the killing happened. The 27-year-old has pleaded not guilty this week to murdering Shane Davis on July 18 last year ... [...]
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The Cairns PostHundreds expected at Mother's Day Classic in Cairns this weekendThe Cairns PostThe annual event raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and offers a 3km and 5km walk, or a 5km and 8km run along the Cairns Esplanade. “We're expecting between 400 and 500 people and hope to raise $20,000 over the whole event,” ... [...]
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The Cairns PostHundreds expected at Mother's Day Classic in Cairns this weekendThe Cairns PostThe annual event raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and offers a 3km and 5km walk, or a 5km and 8km run along the Cairns Esplanade. “We're expecting between 400 and 500 people and hope to raise $20,000 over the whole event,” ...and more [...]
Thu, May 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostFinal interviews for new Advance Cairns chief executiveThe Cairns PostFewer than six people will front the selection panel, which includes Advance Cairns chairman Trent Twomey, board member Nick Trompf and Mayor Bob Manning. Mr Twomey said there had been hundreds of applicants, locally and from throughout Australia ... [...]
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The Cairns PostFinal interviews for new Advance Cairns chief executiveThe Cairns PostFINAL interviews for Advance Cairns' new chief executive are scheduled next week. Fewer than six people will front the selection panel, which includes Advance Cairns chairman Trent Twomey, board member Nick Trompf and Mayor Bob Manning.and more [...]
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Queensland's Gold Coast, Cairns atop hot hotel marketThe AustralianCairns turned in a 15.3 per cent lift as more direct flights came into the market while the Gold Coast had an 11.3 per cent lift. Parties are chasing the $80 million Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort after GA Group Australia bought Rydges Tradewinds Cairns ... [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns man bitten by charm of snakesThe Cairns PostMr Pilgrim has owned venomous snakes for about three years, and his interest grew while working at the now closed Cairns Tropical Zoo. “I started working with them at the zoo and just spending time around them,” he said. He admitted it was very ... [...]
Wed, May 04, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostSix youths charged over Cairns and the Tableland offencesThe Cairns PostThe boy was located on the Cairns Esplanade at around 1pm yesterday and taken into custody. He was charged with one count each of burglary, trespass and obstructing police and will be dealt with under the provisions of The Youth Justice Act 1992.and more [...]
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