‘Blue Water Empire’ to tell the history of the Torres Strait

Actor Aaron Fa’Aoso says the future of Torres Strait filmmaking is bright with major projects bringing new jobs and opportunities to the community. The Black Comedy star is currently filming ‘Blue Water Empire’, a three-part docudrama for the ABC chronicling...

/ August 29, 2016

Hawks lose their heads against hard-nosed Tigers

An angry melee has marred a spirited encounter between AFL Cairns’ bottom-two clubs. Manunda Hawks proved too skillful for the winless North Cairns Tigers prevailing 15.11 (101) to 12.10 (82) at Watsons Oval on Saturday afternoon. The match was all...

/ August 28, 2016

Developers ramp up Palm Cove harbour proposal

A far north Queensland developer is preparing to pitch its $75-million Palm Cove harbour project to Cairns Regional Council ‘within the next 30 days’. AAB Group are finalising the details of its proposal, set to feature a new boat ramp,...

/ August 27, 2016

Cairns woman faces multiple charges

A 25-year-old Cairns North woman has appeared before the Cairns Magistrates Court this morning following her arrest on Thursday. Officers had been seeking the woman in relation to a number of matters including the unlawful use of a rental vehicle....

/ August 26, 2016

Harmonising HUMPS hit Cairns for uke fest

The HUMPS are in town. The Hervey Bay Ukulele Music Pickers and Strummers will perform this weekend at the Cairns Ukulele Festival. The group formed almost four years ago and has since played at major festivals across Australia. “There are...

/ August 26, 2016

Palm Cove man charged over burglary and fraud offences

Smithfield detectives have charged a 21-year-old Palm Cove man following investigations into a number of property related offences committed across the northern suburbs. Officers located the man at a Palm Cove residence just before 10am on Wednesday and he was taken into custody....

/ August 25, 2016

Mau’s sights and sounds aim to empower

Cultural warrior Mau Power is taking his stories to new mediums.

/ August 25, 2016

Elusive Eagles chase history

Far from the AFL’s heartland, the Cairns-based Cape York Eagles may be the best under-age football team in Australia. The Eagles fledgling under-17.5 team dominated the AFL Cairns competition in 2016, finishing the season undefeated and rarely troubled by the...

/ August 24, 2016

Police take aim at speeding motorists

Authorities are targeting lead-footed motorcyclists in a bid to curb far north Queensland’s road toll. Officers took to roadways around Cairns on Tuesday as part of its Road Safety Week campaign. Sergeant Greg Rose says police receive regular complaints from...

/ August 24, 2016

Fa’aoso to tell Torres Strait tales like never before

It’s a busy time to be Aaron Fa’aoso. The four-time Deadly award nominee started work on ‘Blue Water Empire’ this week, an ABC docudrama chronicling the history of the Torres Strait. The comedian, actor, screenwriter and producer spoke to Sam...

/ August 23, 2016