Media releases

25 Aug 2014Brian racks up 150 volleyball classes and counting

One of the Active Living program's most dedicated participants racked up a milestone this month, with Cairns resident Brian Linton attending his 150th beach volleyball class.

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22 Aug 2014Garden to honour little lives cut short

Parents who have lost a baby prior to birth or up to one year of age can now plant a tree in memory of their child at the Cattana Wetlands Memorial Garden, which will be officially opened on Sunday morning.

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19 Aug 2014Hockey to speak at tropical G20 pre-curser

Australian Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey will address the inaugural Future of Tropical Economies Conference (FTEC) prior to joining with representatives from the world's leading economies at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.  FTEC is being held in Cairns on 18-19 September 2014.

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15 Aug 2014New Planning Scheme progresses to next State check

Council has endorsed the draft Cairns Region Planning Scheme and associated planning scheme policies and will now forward to the Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning for approval to commence public consultation.

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15 Aug 2014Council ready to construct new Botanic Gardens Conservatory

Cairns Regional Council has approved a $1.13 million contract to VIS Constructions for the construction of the Flecker Botanic Gardens Conservatory.

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15 Aug 2014Festival presents Biddigal Dreaming to the world

The traditional story of cheeky tree kangaroos hiding a watering hole and the brave kingfisher's journey to find it will be brought to life in dance at the premiere of Biddigal Dreaming during Cairns Festival.

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13 Aug 2014Fields of Fire "sold out" in a week

Tickets to Fields of Fire have "sold out" in just one week proving the popularity of this nod to the region's agricultural past.

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12 Aug 2014Chalk the Walk back by popular demand

Thanks to Cairns Festival the Esplanade will once again be brought to life with colour with the return of 'Chalk The Walk'. The event was one of the most popular on the Festival program last year and this year promises to be even more fun!

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10 Aug 2014Packed program for Fluent

One of Cairns Festival's major showcase events, Fluent, hits the Esplanade on Sunday 31 August, with a full-day program celebrating this region's diversity in a hip hop/urban based multi-arts format. Embracing film, dance, spoken word, emceeing, roller sports, music and more, the theme of Fluent is "find your flow" encouraging young people to explore their expression and become fluent.

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07 Aug 2014Share sustainable ideas for chance to win

There is extra incentive to learn about living more sustainably, thanks to a new round of prize draws associated with Cairns Regional Council's Green Thumb initiative.

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