Women speak out on cat fracas

By Kimberley Schloss. The two women at the centre of a mid-ceremony disturbance at the recent funeral of Cutie the Curlew have spoken out in defence of their cat. Mrs Jayne Paronella and her daughter Ebony Mallon (above right) of Mount Sheridan were asked to leave the event after their cat, Edith (above left), leaptContinue reading “Women speak out on cat fracas”

Mourners flock to farewell Cutie

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. From Botswana, from Birdsville and from Brinsmead they came. From the families of Pelecanidae, Phoenicopteridae and Thurston they came. Over the canefields, from the swamps and through the McGregor Road construction-site they came. They drove, they crawled, they flew, they walked. And yesterday, they cried and squawked. On an unseasonably wet dayContinue reading “Mourners flock to farewell Cutie”

Big Curlew gains traction

By Paolo Zupp. The Trinity Beach community is supporting the construction of a large statue of a bush stone curlew proposed for the northern end of the esplanade. A Go-Fund-Me campaign has raised in excess of $300,000 in eight days, and the project was allegedly discussed at a Cairns Regional Council cocktail party at theContinue reading “Big Curlew gains traction”

Internet explodes over curlew death

By Kimberley Schloss. Starting with a tweet by Kirriana wear a mask (above), the Twittersphere has been awash with grief, vitriol and indignation over the reported death of a curlew near a Trinity Beach barbecue yesterday afternoon. As the evening wore on, more and more disturbing information came to light about the deceased bird, whoContinue reading “Internet explodes over curlew death”

Surf’s up and the mushrooms are out

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. Former tropical cyclone Imogen, having crossed to coast on the west side of the York Peninsula, has whipped up the surf on Trinity Beach (above) and delivered a good drop of rain. As a result, lawn are lengthening, leather is mouldy and every surface is kissed by a sheen of moisture. TheseContinue reading “Surf’s up and the mushrooms are out”

Police investigate Real Estate scam

By Shirley Higgins Croft. Police are investigating a string of property scams that have fleeced North Queensland residents of hundreds of millions of dollars. Senior Sergeant Carolyn Burnham of the Real Estate Division of Cairns Police held a press conference today at Fratelli’s restaurant on Vasey Esplanade. “There have been seven documented cases of propertiesContinue reading “Police investigate Real Estate scam”

July 2017 Classifieds

Looking For Love I’m an ENTP stockbroker guy, 35, who likes self-analysis, rr and shaming. Looking for a 25-32 ISTJ woman, self-assured and super-hot, for infatuation, contentment, confusion, boredom, resentment and estrangement. @jmbojones Hufflepuff landscape gardener, muscly (but a bit stringy), looking for outdoorsy Ravenclaw woman to commune with nature and make magic. Rambling, trekking, kayaking,Continue reading “July 2017 Classifieds”