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Local News Bites / Saturday 25 July 2020


CASSOWARY REFUGE | In a state of urgency as more and more cassowary chicks and adults are killed by road traffic, it is great news to see Kuranda locals banding together to create corridors on private land in a bid to save the endangered bird.

VALE long term local, sailor and former Port Douglas Yacht Club commodore Henry Cotter farewelled in a funeral yesterday.
Henry was a familiar face on the water, living on his boat Miriama Te Rua on the water along the Inlet.

SIT TO DRINK | Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young announces new requirements for hotels, pubs, clubs and nightclubs to return to seated drinking and dining immediately.

Port Douglas Crocs AFL Seniors and Reserves play their first home game today, kicking off at 12pm. Get down to the newly picket-fenced oval to support your local defending Premiers, and their sponsors. The Crocs are playing against Centrals / Trinity Beach. There is a lot of excitement amongst the local AFL community at the moment with the announcement of three AFL games to be played at Cazalys after mid August and the whiff of a suggestion of a game to be played in Port Douglas.

On the status of homo sapiens….(MUST WATCH!)


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