Media releases

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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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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07 Aug 2014Bag a bargain at libraries book sale, 15-17 August 2014

Booklovers rejoice! Cairns' biggest annual book sale is back.

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07 Aug 2014Free ticket needed for Fields of Fire

This year's Fields of Fire is set to be even bigger and better than last year's inaugural event. To avoid disappointment Festival goers are asked to obtain a FREE ticket from TicketLiNK to ensure entry on the day. No ticket, no entry.

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07 Aug 2014Mic open to Christmas crooners

The hunt is on for performers at this year's Cairns Carols by Candlelight, with open auditions to take place later this month.

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06 Aug 2014Qld Treasurer added to Tropical Economies speaker line-up

Next month's Future of Tropical Economies Conference (FTEC) is shaping up as the perfect precursor to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, with a line-up of high quality speakers confirmed for the event.

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05 Aug 2014Council to pay respects to flight MH17 victims

Flags outside the Cairns Regional Council building will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims of the downing of flight MH17 on the declared National Day of Mourning this Thursday.

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