“Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience” arrives in CairnsTHOUSANDS of visitors to the Cairns Showgrounds over the coming days will come face to face with images of soldiers who left the Far North for The Great War and never returned.Among the displays at the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, which opens at the Fred Moule Exhibition Centre tomorrow, is the haunting Lest We Forget room, where images of soldiers lost in combat hang.On Friday, The Cairns Post was given a sneak peek of the exhibition, which has arrived in Cairns after touring a dozen c..>> view original
Cairns man shares homelessness journey at Community SleepoutWAKING up in a public place with nothing but the clothes on his back is a familiar feeling for Colin Kassulke. The Ray White Cairns Central sales agent was kicked out of home at the age of 15 and spent the next six years living on streets around Australia before finally finding his feet.Now, with a family, a full-time job and a roof over his head, Mr Kassulke is taking part in the Cairns Vinnies Community Sleepout.“It’s close to my heart – I know what it’s like to sleep in bus shelters and at th..>> view original
Alleged axe wielder arrestedA 21-year-old Earlville man will appear in Cairns Magistrates Court tomorrow after allegedly threatening staff and customers at the Woree Tavern with an axe.Police have alleged the man was involved in an argument at the hotel, left, and returned about 5.10pm yesterday armed with the weapon.Police were then called after he allegedly began threatening staff and patrons.He was arrested without further incident, and charged with possession of implements being used in a particular offence, obstruct p..>> view original
Cassowary removed after attacking man near TullyA CASSOWARY expert says a man who was attacked by a cassowary was very lucky to escape without being seriously injured.Rangers have captured and removed the adult male cassowary that attacked the man along Tully Gorge Rd, west of the town, on Monday night.The man suffered only cuts and bruises.The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) said the bird was a regular visitor to the area and was also reported to have been seen attacking the windows of houses.An EHP spokeswoman said w..>> view original
Bruce not so mighty against miserly MarlinsThe Cairns Marlins’ imperious late season form has carried over into the playoffs with a convincing first round win against the Mackay Meteors at Early Settler Stadium on Saturday night.The Marlins cruised to a 99-82 victory, stifling the Meteors guards Chris Cedar and former Cairns Taipan Shaun Bruce.Bruce scored 18 points but shot just 35 per cent from the floor and struggled to find any room to work with against the Marlins’ feisty guards.“We had a bit of a crazy week with guys being injured ..>> view original
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Safety plea after third person dies on Far North roads in two daysA THIRD person has died from a crash on Far North roads in the space of 36 hours as police implore motorists to be safe behind the wheel.Just hours after police confirmed the death of Dimbulah teenager Elyse Miller-Kennedy, a week after she was involved in a collision, it was also confirmed a Townsville man had died behind the wheel of a cement truck south of Tully.It came a day after a 31-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on Aeroglen Dr in Cairns on Wednesday nigh..>> view original
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Hawks humbled by hard working DogsAn injury-depleted Centrals Trinity Beach Bulldogs have solidified third position on the AFL Cairns ladder with a big win against Manunda Hawks.The Dogs (9-6) started slowly but stormed home to win 19.10 (124) to 9.9 (63) at Cazalys Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks (3-12) dominated possession in the first quarter with 12 shots on goal from 18 entries. But Centrals took the lead late in the first half before kicking nine goals to two in the second half.The Dogs already decimated forward l..>> view original
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