Big Terry cast in For Whom the Bell Tolls

By Kimberley Schloss. The Big news for movie fans is that Big Terry (above) has been cast in the leading role of Robert Jordan in the remake of For Whom the Bell Tolls, to be directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film will be co-produced by Screen North Queensland, Bazmark Inc, Quely and Summer Bay Productions.Continue reading “Big Terry cast in For Whom the Bell Tolls”

TopiKufi blasts DJ MoMo

By Paolo Zupp. Rapper TopiKufi (above) of the Tolga Massif has finally responded to the challenges laid out by DJ MoMo of the Walkamin Cru. Rarely seen in public, TopKufi, climbed aloft the Mareeba Town Hall and thrilled the lunchtime crowd with impassioned versions of his hits, including Fuck da Cowboys Yo, and Jizz onContinue reading “TopiKufi blasts DJ MoMo”

Rap battle erupts on the Tablelands

By Paolo Zupp. DJ Momo of the Walkamin Cru (above) has laid down a challenge to his arch-rapper, TopiKufi of the Tolga Massif, to position his rhymes where his bottom doesn’t defecate. Many rap aficionados would claim that the golden era of Tablelands hiphop is long gone, having died in 2004 with the murder ofContinue reading “Rap battle erupts on the Tablelands”

FNQIDA graduates reunite on set

By Heather Luck Three Far North Queensland Institute of Dramatic Art graduates, Dylan Porter, Braydon Gibney and Jessicah Fowles-MacEwan (left to right above), have been reunited on the set of the popular Wallet Wizard series of advertisements. The trio last appeared together in 2015 in the acclaimed FNQIDA production of The Tempest. Gibney, who receivedContinue reading “FNQIDA graduates reunite on set”

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”

A conversation with Lisbeth Trickett

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Dame Lisbeth Trickett is the popular Minister for Defence and Animal Affairs. She was kind enough to spend an afternoon with me at Lunico’s Restaurant at Trinity Beach. SHC: Dame Trickett, thanks for agreeing to talk. Let’s start with the hot-button issue. Where do you stand onContinue reading “A conversation with Lisbeth Trickett”

Successful launch from Tolga, next stop: Mercury

By Allan Povah As the Tolga spaceport nears completion, an ambitious program of testing has commenced, starting with the launch last night of the aptly named Tropic Thorpie 1 rocket. The 300 metre long triple-tempered carbon-fibre rocket, which was 3D printed by Kwik Copy on Lake Street in Cairns, was trucked up the Gillies HighwayContinue reading “Successful launch from Tolga, next stop: Mercury”