The stars come to town for the Steves

By Kimberley Schloss It was a night for the illiterati and the frittatarati at Cairns Reef Casino last night as the fourth annual North Queensland Academy Awards were presented. Host, Karl Stefanovic opened the evening with an hilarious monologue lampooning everyone from David Koch to Sam Armytage. Later, Karl showed that he really is theContinue reading “The stars come to town for the Steves”

HipMoi Peace Prize awarded to Coen Hess

By Shirley Higgins-Croft The glitterati and twitterati were dressed up to the nines last night for the presentation of the Lions Club HipMoi Peace Prize to lumbering workaday prop-forward Coen Hess (above). The lavish evening has heralded the start of the Far North Queensland awards season, which will culminate with the FNQ Academy Awards in┬áthreeContinue reading “HipMoi Peace Prize awarded to Coen Hess”

Work experience opportunity at WIN

By Destiny Givens WIN News Cairns have announced that they are accepting applications for work-experience positions in the news-reading department. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collect coffee and dry-cleaning for the busy WIN editorial and on-camera team. They will also receive lengthy, rumpled, sincere briefings on meteorological phenomena from Livio Regano. And, asContinue reading “Work experience opportunity at WIN”

Explosive revelations from Karl

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Karl Stefanovic (pictured) has responded to mounting pressure to pass his learned eye over the controversial Plain Dealer limerick competition. The contest required budding poets to wedge the word ‘Mexico’ and ‘avocado’ into a five-line tome. The nominated winner, Mitchell Murchison, of Parramatta Park was awarded the first prize of a trip forContinue reading “Explosive revelations from Karl”

‘Two-Bob’ calls for Stefanovic to adjudicate limerick contest, rules out Royal Commission

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Cairns Regional Council Divison 2 representative and part-time poet, John ‘Two-Bob’ Schilling (pictured above), has weighed into the recent controversy associated with the recent Trinity Beach Plain Dealer’s limerick competition. Entrants were required to fit the words ‘Mexico’ and ‘avocado’ within the strict limerick format. Councillor Schilling has declared that he couldContinue reading “‘Two-Bob’ calls for Stefanovic to adjudicate limerick contest, rules out Royal Commission”