Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sister and nursing home ask strangers to stop visiting Tarzan and other top stories.

  • Sister and nursing home ask strangers to stop visiting Tarzan

    MICHAEL Fomenko’s sister Inessa has requested people refrain from visiting her brother at the Gympie aged care home where he now lives.Mrs Fomenko, who is 89 and lives in Armidale, said following increased media attention on her brother’s remarkable story, there had been many “strangers” who had attempted to visit him.But, she said, they were being turned away and were creating problems for the staff at the small regional nursing home.Her call comes after the Cairns Post reported at the weekend ..
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  • Car stolen from Cairns newspaper delivery driver

    GREG Medway was only away from his van for a moment.As he does each morning, the newspaper delivery driver left the Toyota Hiace van running as he dropped off a bundle of Cairns Post newspapers to the Coles Express service station in Woree about 4.30am.But that was all it took for a car thief to pounce.Boss Greg Crowther said there were about 350 newspapers inside when the offender jumped in and drove away, but he sympathised with his driver.“He was only out of the car for a couple of minutes,” ..
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  • Tests complete at Cairns Fire Station, but results still coming

    Tests complete at Cairns Fire Station, but results still coming
    FIREFIGHTERS are waiting for the results of soil and water tests from Cairns Fire Station where a foam containing toxic chemicals was used in training.Former and current officers spoke out earlier this month about the extensive use of toxic aqueous film forming foams (AFFF) containing the chemicals perfluoro­octane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) at the Westcourt fire station.Former firefighter Peter Campion was one of the officers to detail their exposure to the foam, which h..
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    AN analysis of official weather stations across the Far North has revealed dozens of monthly heat records have been broken this year.Of 16 main weather stations, which stretch from South Johnstone near Innisfail up to Coconut Island in the Torres Strait, only four were yet to break a monthly heat record this year.Fourteen broke monthly maximum records, mostly during autumn.The number of highest overnight minimum temperatures set this year was even greater, with records tumbling 26 times, includi..
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  • Cairns Property Crime Squad 'clean up'

    Cairns Property Crime Squad 'clean up'
    Over the past three days, officers from the Cairns Property Crime Squad have charged three men aged 17, 18 and 39-years-old and four youths (three boys and one girl) aged between 12 and 16-years-old following investigations into recent matters reported between August and September. A total of 31 charges have been made, spread out over five different incidents reported throughout various suburbs in Cairns. One investigation led Police back to a report made in February 2014. An array of charges h..
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  • Cairns overnight media wrap, September 27

    Cairns overnight media wrap, September 27
    Fraud, Port Douglas: A 26-year-old Port Douglas man has been charged with stealing and 54 fraud offences following an investigation lead by Mossman Detectives into a stolen credit card reported on September 8. Police will allege the 26-year-old man located a credit card belonging to a tourist on August 28 and over a four-day period between August 28 and August 31 the man made a total of 54 online and in-store transactions. The 26-year-old man is due to appear in the Mossman Magistrates Court on..
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  • Tradies dubbed worst dieters but Cairns man bucks trend

    Tradies dubbed worst dieters but Cairns man bucks trend
    A LOVE of a meat pie and iced coffee has earned tradies with the unenviable title of having the worst diets in the country.But one Cairns man is bucking the trend.White Rock plumber Darcy Fernandez tries to eat healthily with the help of his partner Elise Wicks, who fills his lunch box with fruit, sandwiches and baked beans.“Smoko vans do it to you,” he said.“If you go to the smoko van and you’ve got a choice of either a salad roll or a meat pie, you’re going to go for the meat pie every time.“W..
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  • counting cost of burger blaze

    counting cost of burger blaze
    THE owner of Rexs Burger Bar is unsure of when he will be able to open his doors again following a fire in the business late yesterday afternoon. Owner Francisco Ricardo told the Cairns Post he was talking to his insurance company today, and hoped to have the business open again as soon as possible, although an exact date hasn’t yet been set.Mr Ricardo, who has owned the business for eight years, said he was relieved his family — who were also working at the burger bar — were not inside when the..
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  • Restriction lifted on waterski speed restrictions

    Restriction lifted on waterski speed restrictions
    MARITIME Safety Queensland has back-pedalled on a decision to impose a six-knot speed limit at a popular Far North lake.The restriction was set to take effect today at Lake Tinaroo, 86km southwest of Cairns, which has dropped below 47 per cent capacity.But another reprieve has been granted to waterskiers, despite growing safety concerns surrounding the fishing and boating hotspot.Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) general manager Patrick Quirk said that close monitoring of the dam by operators Sun..
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  • Far North draws more visitors than ever before

    Far North draws more visitors than ever before
    THE tropical north today celebrates World Tourism Day as figures show tourism growth is faster than the rate of Queensland and Australia.The United Nations-run celebration focuses on sustainable tourism and Tourism Tropical North Queensland’s (TTNQ’s) chief executive Alex de Waal said that the industry continued to grow.“The growth in domestic and international visitors to Tropical North Queensland outstripped that of both Queensland and Australia for 2015-16, taking total visitors to 2.86 milli..
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NASA sees sun's edge thanks to STEREO-A and STEREO-B twin spacecrafts; Solar winds' origins unveiled .Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service executives ... .
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