Friday, February 19, 2016

Funding push for HMAS Cairns naval base and other top stories.

  • Funding push for HMAS Cairns naval base

    SAME PAGE: Captain of HMAS Cairns Commander Carl Capper, Minister Josh Frydenberg and MP Warren Entsch. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEFAR North Queensland’s economy stands to win big should the Federal Government invest in strengthening the HMAS Cairns naval base as part of its new defence ­blueprint. Community leaders are calling on Canberra to increase the capacity of the Portsmith naval facility, home to about 800 military and civilian ­personnel.The Defence White Paper, expected to be released next ..
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  • Snake found in toilet bowl in Cairns

    Snake found in toilet bowl in Cairns
    Challenging snake removal3:33Snake handler battles to remove 4+ metre python from Cairns backyard. Video: Nick Trompf SNAKES are slithering into toilet bowls across Far North Queensland in a desperate attempt to escape steamy conditions.HELLO, THERE: A 4+ metre python found in a Cairns backyard. IMAGE: NICK TROMPFOn Thursday morning, David Walton, of Cairns Snake Removals, was called to a Cairns primary school after a cleaner found a brown tree snake in a toilet inside the girls’ rest rooms.Unw..
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  • Cairns suburb hit by wild weather

    Cairns suburb hit by wild weather
    One social media user describd the Redlynch Valley storm as a 'Mini cyclone'. Video: Kelly Metcalf/Supplied
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  • Cairns mum calls for action after son, 8, targeted by bullies

    Cairns mum calls for action after son, 8, targeted by bullies
    FED UP: Year 3 student Josh Walsh has endured weekly bullying at Balaclava State School. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERSJOSH Walsh has been urinated on, gone hungry after his lunch was stolen twice and had yoghurt smeared into his uniform in a horror three weeks of bullying at his Westcourt primary school.While the eight-year-old has vowed to “roll with it”, his fed-up mum Fiona has called for more supervision at Balaclava State School.Since the start of Term 1, her Year 3 student has endured weekly bullyi..
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  • Cairns Taipans poised to bounce back next season

    Cairns Taipans poised to bounce back next season
    TOUGH SEASON: Cairns Taipans coach Aaron Fearne. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKETHE Taipans season is over but the club has already started to plot its rise back to the top of the ladder. In an extended interview with Weekend Post sports journalist Michael Warren, hard-working Cairns coach Aaron Fearne revealed what’s in store for him and his assistants during the off-season.MW: Aaron, most coaches would allow themselves a few days of rest and relaxation after such a long and testing year. But the day af..
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  • Infrastructure development and more flights boost Cairns MICE

    Friday, February 19, 2016 New tourism infrastructure, accommodation refurbishments and increased airline access are creating new opportunities for meeting and incentive planners. Business Events Cairns and Great Barrier Reef director Rosie Douglas said more than $140 million worth of upgrades had been undertaken in the destination and construction was underway on an aquarium and a microbrewery.“Added to this exciting progress is the arrival of Philippine Airlines with direct services to..
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  • Dolores 'Auntie Dee' Cairns of Los Gatos dies after a fall at 107

    Dolores 'Auntie Dee' Cairns of Los Gatos dies after a fall at 107
    Dolores "Auntie Dee" Cairns and nephew Barry Schmitt wave to family members aboard Schmitt's motorcycle at a family gathering in 2013 on her 105th birthday. Cairns, of Los Gatos, was 107 years old when she died on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (Courtesy Kathie Costello-Schmitt)LOS GATOS -- A few weeks ago, fit and clearheaded as always, Dolores "Dee" Cairns told her large, loving family she knew precisely where the gates of heaven were located. Casually, she spoke of clouds and demanded everyone be the..
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