Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast property hotspots: report and other top stories

Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast property hotspots: report

Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast property hotspots: report
Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns have been prime locations for property value growth, in the past year according to a new state government report. The 2015 Valuer-General's Property Market Report shows an average 5.6 per cent growth ...

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Measles alert issued for Cairns

Measles alert issued for Cairns
A measles alert has been issued in Cairns after a person with the virus visited a shopping centre. A measles alert has been issued in far north Queensland after a person with the highly contagious virus visited a busy shopping centre and hospital ...

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Back Yard: Cairns are hikers' calling card

Back Yard: Cairns are hikers' calling card
The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic's c├árn. Traditionally, cairns are used as trail markers — to signal caches of food along long-distance trails, to mark waterfalls or oth- er off-trail features, or for any variety of reasons. Sometimes ...

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Cairns murder: Teen appears in court over murder of Kiwi Philip Quayle

Cairns murder: Teen appears in court over murder of Kiwi Philip Quayle
New Zealander Philip Quayle died in Cairns after being found badly injured on the street. Photo / Facebook. A teenager has appeared in court charged with the murder of a New Zealand hospitality worked in Cairns. Philip Quayle, 27, was found dead on a ...

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Cairns vulnerable to big cyclones

Cairns vulnerable to big cyclones
Tropical cyclones are common in far north Queensland, but many people in Cairns believe the city is immune from a Mahina-style cyclone. But cyclone researcher Jon Nott, of James Cook University and a resident of Cairns for 15 years, says another Mahina ...

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Guelph Storm forward Luke Cairns eager to return to game action

Guelph Storm forward Luke Cairns eager to return to game action
GUELPH—It's been a long and frustrating wait for the Guelph Storm's Luke Cairns. After missing almost seven weeks and 20 games of action due to mononucleosis, the overage forward is expected to make his return to the lineup Friday when the Storm hosts ...

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Cairns Taipans guard Shaun Bruce fired up for NBL grand final series

Cairns Taipans guard Shaun Bruce fired up for NBL grand final series

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Callous thieves steal money from charity cairns at foot of Ben Nevis

Callous thieves steal money from charity cairns at foot of Ben Nevis
Police are hunting thieves who stole money from charity collections tins at the foot of Ben Nevis. The money boxes, which are contained in stone cairns and belong to the Friends of Nevis charity, were badly damaged in the incident, which took place ...

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Cairns Taipans defeat Perth Wildcats 80-68 for 2-0 series win; will play New ...

Cairns Taipans defeat Perth Wildcats 80-68 for 2-0 series win; will play New ...
Minor premiers Cairns Taipans have advanced into a NBL finals series with New Zealand Breakers after completing a straight games semi-finals win over defending champions Perth Wildcats. The Taipans led by margins of three, 10 and eight at the three ...

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Rainforest search begins near Cairns for yellow crazy ants pest

Rainforest search begins near Cairns for yellow crazy ants pest
A large-scale search for an invasive pest species of ant is underway in dense rainforest in far north Queensland. Yellow crazy ants were first detected in Cairns in 2001 and are known to spray formic acid, which burns the skin and eyes of animals, and ...

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