New winner for chocolate sculpture competition

By Kimberley Schloss. Mrs Liz Hawkens, 54, of Ravenshoe has won the Mareeba Chocolate Sculpting competition with her outstanding effort, Tilly likes a choc schmacko (above). Mrs Hawkins has been a perennial entrant into the competition and was a deserved winner of the 1.5 million dollar prize. She was presented with her award by AmiraContinue reading “New winner for chocolate sculpture competition”

Amira wins choc sculpturing comp again

Amira Malik, the 26 year old hijabi from Atherton, has won the Mareeba Chocolate Sculpting competition for the second year running. Ms Malik, who is now professor of Chocolate Studies at the Malanda TAFE, sculpted the winning entry “Benedict Stares” (above) which impressed the judges with its attention to detail and creative use of off-the-shelfContinue reading “Amira wins choc sculpturing comp again”

Lila Downs plays Kuranda tonite! Hijabis welcome!

By Kimberley Schloss Enigmatic Mexican songstress Lila Downs (pictured above) has been confirmed as a ‘pop-up artist’ to headline the fifth annual Cinco de Mayo concert at the Kuranda Amphitheatre tonight. It is a great coup for the Kuranda Chamber of Commerce and Barter (KCCB) to have lured the world famous performer to the event.Continue reading “Lila Downs plays Kuranda tonite! Hijabis welcome!”

Hijabi wins chocolate sculpting competition

By Heather Luck The fourth annual Mareeba Chocolate Sculpture competition was staged this weekend, attracting visitors from all over the world to the picturesque tableland township The competition winner, ‘Little Sister and Big Bull’ (pictured above in the Centrelink car-park on Byrnes Street) was praised by the judges for its breathtaking scope and attention toContinue reading “Hijabi wins chocolate sculpting competition”