Cairns council lodges pleas for funding for major Precinct projectAn artist's impression of the planned Cairns Performing Arts Centre. The Cairns Regional Council has made a funding plea 10 months after it was announced.CAIRNS Regional Council has made formal requests for funding for its signature infrastructure project – The Precinct – 10 months after the project was announced.The project, which includes a major redevelopment of Munro Martin Park and the construction of a new Cairns Performing Arts Centre at the current site of the Civic Theatre, was a hot is..>> view original
Cairns-based South African war veterans to join in Anzac Day tributeThis is the first time that SAMVOA has officially participated in the Cairns Anzac Day. Ex-South African soldier Gavin Tischendorf with the banna and wreath ready for Anzac Day. PICTURE: STEWART McLEANCAIRNS-BASED South African military veterans are set to pay their respects and honour their ancestors’ sacrifices for the first time by laying a wreath on Anzac Day.Despite years of participation in Anzac Day in capital cities across the nation, the newly formed Cairns branch South African Military..>> view original
Bangladesh cricket Test off Cairns radar but Shield game a chanceNOT COMING: Don’t expect to see these guys in Cairns any time soon.CAIRNS officials remain hopeful Test cricket will return to the Far North in coming years, despite a code clash leaving Cazalys without necessary accreditation.The region is being mooted to host a Sheffield Shield game featuring the Queensland Bulls in November, but that may be too late for a Test return next year.A meeting between the Cairns Regional Council, Cairns AFL and Cricket Australia recently failed to resolve the probl..>> view original
Cairns community digs deep to save assistance dog's eyesightTrinity Beach woman Debbi Cliff suffers from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder, and relies on her pet poodle Bella as a service dog. The Cairns community recently raised $4000 to save Bella’s eyesight after she started developing cataracts. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKETHE Cairns community has rallied behind a Trinity Beach woman and her beloved assistance pooch, raising enough money for an operation to stop the poodle going blind.Debbi Cliff kicked off her fundraiser for Bella ..>> view original
Cairns police officer facing charge more than three years oldA senior Cairns officer has been charged with dangerous driving more than three years after the alleged incident. PICTURE: TOM LEEA SOLICITOR will demand a copy of an internal police report after a senior Cairns officer was charged with dangerous driving more than three years after the alleged incident.Smithfield-based Sergeant Bruce MacDonald faced the Cairns Magistrates Court for the first time yesterday, charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.It is alleged the off..>> view original
Rumble in the jungle – Claudio takes on CairnsPlease update your browser to enjoy a better experience Rumble in the jungle – Claudio takes on Cairns There are rocks, roots and snakes to worry about for Claudio on his way down the tropical course. © Bartek Woliński/Red Bull Content Pool By Rajiv Desai on 20 April 2016 Live broadcast Live broadcast 23 April 14:30 from Cairns, Australia ( in your local time ) The long trip to Australia from Europe may have left Claudio Caluori jetlagged, b..>> view original
Cairns World Cup 2016 – track walkA bit like the London busses, we’ve waited all winter for a World Cup and all of a sudden two pop up at once. Photos: Seb Schiek The teams may only just have finished cleaning the bikes after the Lourdes mud bath, but already they’re on the other side of the globe preparing to take on Queensland’s toughest trails in Carins. You may remember Cairns from 2014 when a tropical monsoon left it a quagmire, forcing riders to abandon clipless pedals en-masse. This year the conditions could not be more ..>> view original
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