Vaccine boutique to open at Amcal

By Paolo Zupp. The Amcal pharmacy at Campus shops in Smithfield have announced an ambitious plan to provide a bespoke vaccination boutique in the rollout of the COVID19 vaccines. Amcal pharmacist and casual virologist, Josh Brendixsen, is excited about the developments, which include a sensory deprivation room and a bocce arena. “We aim to provideContinue reading “Vaccine boutique to open at Amcal”

Blither injured in bingle

By Allan Povah. A Japanese blither has been injured in a collision on McLeod Street this afternoon when she was impacted by a late-model midnight-charcoal Nissan hatchback. The driver of the car was uninjured, but her Samsung Galaxy A51 succumbed to airbag-impact complications and was pronounced dead at the scene by Korean specialists. Police haveContinue reading “Blither injured in bingle”

Mexican car wrangling technology approved

By Paolo Zupp Cairns Regional Council have put the green light on a trial of Mexican-built retractable speedbumps in the CBD. Implementation of the Colina Furtiva (CF) units make use of number-plate and facial recognition to provide selective deployment. The initiative is partly funded by the Japanese government in an attempt to reduce the numberContinue reading “Mexican car wrangling technology approved”

Grey Lagoon is a wrap

By Shirley Higgins-Croft After a series of delays and setbacks, the filming of the cinematic blockbuster Grey Lagoon has completed, with the project moving into post-production at the Judy Blue Eyes Movieworld studios in Murray Bridge, South Australia. At a press conference in Palm Cove today, director Alby Mangels (above) was sanguine about the sequenceContinue reading “Grey Lagoon is a wrap”

Sinkhole causes chaos at Trinity Beach

By Paolo Zupp A sinkhole has opened up overnight on Vasey Esplanade at Trinity Beach. The cause of the three-metre deep crater is unknown, but speculation is rife that no-hoper youths may be involved. The hazard, which is located slightly south of the stinger nets, is causing great inconvenience to strollers and dog-walkers who haveContinue reading “Sinkhole causes chaos at Trinity Beach”

Manning to tackle Asian girls on bikes

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. Cairns mayor, Bob Manning, returned today from a month long information-gathering visit to Tokyo and Hokkaido. Whilst there, he entered into bilateral talks with local dignitaries and triads in an effort to explore trade and tourism opportunities between Far North Queensland and Japan. He also served as official taster at the BelgianContinue reading “Manning to tackle Asian girls on bikes”

Our Japanese heritage in the smallest room

Part of the Reflections Series, by Murray Murchison There is a strong tradition of Japanese culture on Cairns area and tablelands, stretching back to the hardy pearl divers of the 1830s, who travelled from the land of the rising sun to seek their fortune beneath our tropical waters. Later, cane-cutters, honeymooners, blithers and sushi-chefs came toContinue reading “Our Japanese heritage in the smallest room”