Category: People of Douglas Shire

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Obituary / Vale Noel Weare

The Douglas Shire Historical Society has lost a passionate advocate for local history with the passing on Thursday 11 May of its founder, Noel Weare.

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Conversations / Reuben Dwyer of Quarterhorse.

Today Jayne chats with Reuben Dwyer, a singer and songwriter originally from Melbourne, Australia. He now lives in the Douglas Shire, performing with his band Quarterhorse.

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Conversations / The Platinum Kidd

“I am absolutely excited and full of energy to perform alongside icons of the Aussie music industry, let alone live in front of thousands of fans!”

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Conversations / Darren Lyons of the Lyons Gallery Port Douglas

Today Jayne chats with Darren Lyons, of the glamorous new Lyons Gallery Port Douglas. The Gallery is showing works by some of the most incredible artists and photographers in the world including Terry O’Neill, Douglas Kirkland, Michael Moebius, Banksy and Keith Haring .

The Gallery is very much focused on contemporary art and contemporary art as a fine art investment.

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Applications Now Open For Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Young First Nations’ Queenslanders are urged to put their hand up for this year’s Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP) with applications now open.

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AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS / Announcing the Douglas Shire Nominees

DOUGLASNEWS.NETWORK Local legends will be celebrated at tomorrow’s Australia Day Awards across seven categories recognising exemplary service and achievement. 28 new Australian citizens will also…

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CONVERSATIONS / Bec & Bennett from Nectar

Jayne caught up with Bec and Bennett, whose vibrant new business on Macrossan Street is changing the way we wake up in the morning, or recover from a walk around the headland. Hello healthy acai bowls, fresh juices and smoothies!

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS / Lorinda May Merrypor

TALENTED Indigenous Musical Theatre Performer Lorinda May Merrypor from The Sapphire’s theatre show stopped by Mossman last week and spoke to Douglas Shire Council as part of her “Let’s Connect” tour.

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CHEF SERIES / Ben Wallace of Oaks Kitchen & Garden

Oaks Kitchen & Garden is one of the Douglas Shire’s hidden foodie gems, a gracefully understated mecca of Southeast Asian cookery and a lush abundance of tropical ingredients. Ben Wallace and Rachel Boon are the talented and passionate couple behind Oaks, an outdoor cooking school experience at the heart of which is a lusciously abundant Southeast Asian garden located on the hill side of Oak Beach just south of Port Douglas.

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Conversations / Deby Ruddell, the Greens Candidate

DouglasNews.Network has contacted each of the eight candidates for the Cook electorate, to obtain a deeper insight into their values, interests, and their priorities for the Douglas Shire and broader electorate. Deby Ruddell, candidate for the Greens, chatted with us first, and was not able to attend yesterday’s Douglas Shire Ratepayers Association forum, so we’ll kick off with an introduction to Deby today.

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