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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
The Cairns PostCairns jury hears that homeless man was stabbed in broad daylightThe Cairns PostThe Cairns Supreme Court was told that witnesses, residents of the 22-27 Winkworth St complex, saw Mr Dowleans injured, bleeding and asking for help on the morning of the alleged attack. David Richard Towa Savage, 50, who lived at number 18 of the ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns Regional Council CEO announces resignationThe Cairns PostBREAKING: CAIRNS Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Peter Tabulo has today announced that he will not be returning to Cairns Regional Council. Mr Tabulo has been on leave since July and yesterday informed staff that he would be “returning ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Cairns mayor calls for city safety audit after alleged sexual assaultsThe Cairns PostWorks started yesterday to improve security at an intersection near Cairns Central where two Asian tourists were allegedly sexually assaulted last month. But Cr Manning has called for a more wide-reaching approach to public safety around the entire ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostNew warning on backpacker tax effectsThe Cairns PostLabor tourism spokesman Anthony Albanese, who attended a tourism roundtable in Cairns on Tuesday, said the tax plan had been a disaster since being announced in the May Budget. “Young people have access to online information and they are going ...and more [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostCairns hotels struggling to meet record demand - but it's all goodThe Cairns PostCAIRNS is at risk of enjoying too much of a good thing with the city's accommodation industry struggling to keep up with record numbers of tourists. The head of the region's peak tourism body described the situation as a “quality challenge” and said ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostContingency plan in place for students after Far North riotThe Cairns PostThe town, located about 500km northwest of Cairns, was hit by violence on Monday night when an alcohol-related riot resulted in two police officers fleeing for their lives. A police vehicle was damaged, a taser fired and a knife allegedly thrown at ...and more [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostFiries doorknock homes in Cairns ahead of bushfire seasonThe Cairns PostSmithfield station officer Mario Cocco said recent rain meant the threat was low at present, but: “It could stop raining now and by the end of the year be really dry.” The season hopefully “might not be big” in Cairns. “In the Tablelands it might be ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostFormer Olympian handed good behaviour bond in Cairns courtThe Cairns PostYesterday she returned to the Cairns Magistrates Court where she pleaded guilty to one count of public nuisance related to an ongoing dispute with a neighbour at her Edmonton unit. The court heard the pair have been at odds for about 18 months, to the ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The Cairns PostAhwang to take another shot at QBL destinyThe Cairns PostCairns Basketball takes after the Marlins and Dolphins players. They are one of the few QBL clubs that did not take a bus once this season, flying to all away games in 2016. Marlins skipper Jimmy Mitchell is a schoolteacher, point-guard Anthony Fisher ... [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)Road Safety Week stars in CairnsmyPolice (press release) (blog)This week Queensland Ambulance Service Cairns Senior Operations Supervisor Neil Noble and I had the opportunity to chat to Star 102.7 Radio Hosts, Dave and Inkie about Road Safety Week. Instead of heading into the studio though, I took them out in my ...Cairns motorists in hot water over mobile phone driving offencesThe Cairns PostBe safe at the wheelTownsville Bulletinall 15 news articles [...]
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, Continue reading at the source