Livio Regano and Yasi: An oral history

By Allan Povah. HipMoi Peace Prize winner, surfer and epicure, Livio Regano is loved by the nation and revered for his guesswork. On the ten-year anniversary of Yasi, this is the story, told by his colleagues and peers, of his time on network news, culminating in the worst meteorological crisis of our times. Jessica FalwellContinue reading “Livio Regano and Yasi: An oral history”

Auction fracas leads to arrests

By Allan Povah. It has been a tough time for realtors in Far North Queensland, with a spate of scams and the stench of almond tree pervading the industry and tarnishing what was previously a shabby reputation. Matters got even worse today when, during an auction in Edge Hill (house pictured above – photograph courtesyContinue reading “Auction fracas leads to arrests”

Burke: the Musical opens at the Rondo

By Allan Povah The highly anticipated production of Burke: The Musical has opened at the Rondo theatre in Edge Hill. The tribute to the popular backyard landscape gardener has been written and choreographed by Alexi Finlayson from a libretto by Lincoln Humphries. The show stars Joey Perrone as Burke and Alex Papps as the crocodile,Continue reading “Burke: the Musical opens at the Rondo”

Let there be Light wins big at the Steves

By Shirley Higgins-Croft It was a night for the obliteratii and the shiterati in Cairns last night for the presentation of the fifth annual North Queensland Academy Awards, sponsored by the Reef Casino and Beacon Lighting. The awards were presented in front of a celebrity studded audience of B- and C-listers The gripping badguy-atheist-finds-God-gets-saved drama,Continue reading “Let there be Light wins big at the Steves”

UglyModels to set up in Kuranda

By Kimberley Schloss Acclaimed British modelling agency, UglyModels, have announced plans to set up offices in Kuranda. In support of the company’s policy of aggressive expansion, Asia Pacific manager Austin Braxton visited the region to assess its suitability for an agency. “At Ugly, we go where the talent is,” explained Mr Braxton. “In the lastContinue reading “UglyModels to set up in Kuranda”