Farmer wins Ravenshoe Photo Contest

By Paolo Zupp Tablelands farmer and part-time shutterbug, Neville Swain, has won the annual Hungry Jacks’ Ravenshoe Photography Contest for the second time. His entry, entitled “Goldilocks” (above) presented an impressively emotive study of cassowary shit, captured on his property near Speewah. Contest commissar, Colonel Aidan Snowden, was effusive with his praise for the winner’sContinue reading “Farmer wins Ravenshoe Photo Contest”

Arrests made: Flock finally finished?

By Allan Povah Three youths (pictured above in the Machans divvy van) have been arrested by police in connection with a spate of incidents over the Cairns area over the last few months. The young men, who can’t be named as they are under-age, are expected to be charged with various criminal offences, including breakingContinue reading “Arrests made: Flock finally finished?”

Cassowary steals cookie

By Kimberley Schloss Police are seeking witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of the Subway outlet at North Cairns (above) last night for help in their investigations into a feathery flock of sandwich thieves who have been operating in the area. It has been alleged by part-time sandwich artist Tea Gundersen, 19, of Mooroobool,Continue reading “Cassowary steals cookie”

March 2017 Classifieds

Looking For Love Hirsute Argentinian helicopter pilot in late 40s with drinking problem and misogyny issues seeks a Spanish-speaking supermodel with grassy patch (landing strip pref) and navigable overhanging obstacles. No Brazilians. @argie_chopper_juan Freshwater Woman seeks Ryan Gosling lookalike with a sporting outlook to perform a range of personal duties. No tatts, no four-packs, noContinue reading “March 2017 Classifieds”

Cairns Airport closes due cassowary sightings

By Paolo Zupp There has been a recent spate of cassowary sightings in the Cairns and Tablelands areas over the last fortnight. On Far North Queensland day, Police responded to a report from North Cairns resident Polly Maynard, 45, that she had seen a white swan and a cassowary fornicating outside the Tobruk Pool. “I’dContinue reading “Cairns Airport closes due cassowary sightings”

Feathery friends find inner peace

By Destiny Givens Premier yoghini at the Clifton Yoga and Oneness Centre,  Sajaan Saroop Jenkins (pictured above), has described a special moment during this morning’s Satyananda class. at Palm Cove. “We were just setting up for some downward-dogs,” Sajaan Saroop explained, “when someone at the back let rip a massive fart. This isn’t uncommon, butContinue reading “Feathery friends find inner peace”

Chippie has close encounter with cassowary

By Destiny Givens Woree carpenter, Wes Matterson, 23, has had an uncomfortable experience whilst walking on the blue arrow track at Aeroglen. Matterson was with his girlfriend, Elise Duggan when they encountered an adult cassowary. The bird was reportedly to be over six feet tall and extremely aggressive. “Elise just legged it, she was outContinue reading “Chippie has close encounter with cassowary”

Costume thieves take flight

By Paulo Zupp The Rondo Theatre, home to the North Queensland Players and the Cairns Dance Ensemble, was broken into in the early hours of this morning. Head choreographer of the Dance Ensemble, Rodney K Wright (pictured above) has attributed the crime to youths, who have been frequenting the area lately. “Well, the Rondo isContinue reading “Costume thieves take flight”