Saturday, August 6, 2016

Cairns comes together to Relay and other top stories.

  • Cairns comes together to Relay

    Cairns comes together to Relay
    THE Cairns Relay For Life has kicked off, with thousands of multi coloured cancer sufferers, carers, and big hearted supporters beginning their night long march.Dozens of teams have donned wacky and wild outfits in line with this year’s theme “decades”, with fashions from the sleek twenties, the bright sixties, and garish eighties among those on display.Addressing participants at the opening of the event, Cancer Council Queensland head of fundraising Jock Beveridge said the efforts of those befo..
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  • Confident beginning

    Confident beginning
    WHEN mum-of-three Andrea Gibson steps on stage at the newly opened Munro Martin Parklands next month, she will do so in front of a packed house.The Port Douglas resident is one of 30 locals from the Cairns region to have been cast in the chorus for the Cairns leg of Opera Queensland’s new production ofGioacchino Rossini’s enduring work The Barber of Seville.The travelling production will be staged in Cairns on August 19 as part of the official opening of the new parklands.Ticket allocations to t..
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  • Cairns Mayor Bob Manning challenges his colleagues ahead of ...

    Cairns Mayor Bob Manning challenges his colleagues ahead of ...
    CAIRNS Mayor Bob Manning has issued a challenge to his fellow councillors ahead of the Vinnies Cairns Corporate and Community Sleepout.With just two weeks until the charity event takes over Barlow Park, the battle is on to be the top council fundraiser.Cr Manning will be joined at the sleepout on Friday, August 12, by councillors Brett Moller, Terry James, Richie Bates and Brett Olds.And to make matters interesting, whoever tallies the lowest fundraising total will be coming to work in his pyjam..
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  • Hammerhead sharks nail side-swimming behaviour off Cairns

    Hammerhead sharks nail side-swimming behaviour off Cairns
    HAMMERHEAD sharks have really nailed how to save energy while swimming through the water — by doing it on their sides.A new study by an international team of scientists found the sharks spent a large amount of time swimming rolled on to their side, and that doing so was a more efficient way to travel than traditional upright swimming.Miniaturised accelerometers and video cameras were deployed by the researchers on five hammerheads caught off Cairns, Beliza and the Bahamas, allowing them to mea..
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  • Tully's own Miss World Australia jets off to Thailand

    Tully's own Miss World Australia jets off to Thailand
    WHEN Madeline Cowe isn’t dazzling on the Miss World Australia stage, she is strapping on a shark shield to go spearfishing or diving on the Great Barrier Reef. There are plenty more adventures in store for the Tully-born 23-year-old, who jets off to Thailand today to join the other top five finalists for an action-packed holiday.Ms Cowe is the fourth Queensland girl to claim the Miss World Australia crown and the second Far North Queenslander. But away from the glitz and glamour, she’s just plai..
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  • Senior doctors fear clinical services put at risk by Cairns Hospital job ...

    Senior doctors fear clinical services put at risk by Cairns Hospital job ...
    SENIOR  doctors have voiced their concern over looming job cuts at the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health ­Service, fearing clinical services could be placed at risk.Health managers have ­assured frontline services will not be affected with the potential loss of nearly 250 temporary jobs that are to be axed from the health service this ­financial year.The service has an anticipated budget shortfall of $20 million and has indicated it will be targeting staff on temporary contracts.A majori..
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  • Man hospitalised following Palm Cove fire

    Man hospitalised following Palm Cove fire
    A MAN was taken to hospital and part of a Palm Cove apartment complex was evacuated following a kitchen fire overnight.The fire broke out in a unit at the Coral Cove Drive apartment around 3am, according to a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman.A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the patient, aged 44, was taken to Cairns Hospital in a stable condition.A fire crew was able to contain the fire, believed to have started after a pot was left on the stove, by 4.15am.
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  • Cairns man's prized mountain bikes returned after theft

    Cairns man's prized mountain bikes returned after theft
    JUSTIN Bailey can’t decide what was more shocking – having his beloved bicycles swiped from under his nose, or getting them back within a day virtually unscathed.The competitive rider and Navy officer was taking his bins out at his Mt Sheridan home on Wednesday night when he got a strange sense something was amiss.He checked his ute and realised the three mountain bikes he had padlocked in the back were gone, including his prize one worth around $12,000 which had been ridden by locally-based Fre..
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  • US allows American-made planes into Iran

    The United States says it will allow foreign airlines to fly US-made aircraft to Iran, providing greater assurance to aviation companies as Iran tries to re-establish trade and business links following the lifting of sanctions.The US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Friday issued a licence allowing US-made planes to have "temporary sojourn" in Iran, meaning airlines such as Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, or others flying frequently to Iran are expressly allowed to use US-made planes,..
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  • Cairns sports wrap: Episode 111:58

    Cairns sports wrap: Episode 111:58
    CAIRNS Post sports reporters Jacob Grams, Jordan Gerrans and Rhys O’Neill Wrap up the week in Far North Queensland sport and give their thoughts on the week ahead.Jump on every Friday for our weekly sports wrap video.
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