January 26, 2021

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People of Douglas Shire

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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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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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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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Everything Flows to the Sea’, was written by Caitlin O’Neil and illustrated by fellow Mossman High student, Alyssa Jackson. Together, the students have created an engaging and beautiful little book that traces the journey of a plastic straw to the ocean…

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Mossman Support Services recently welcomed a new manager Heather Taylor on board. Enjoy today’s chat with Heather, and catch up with the latest happenings at your local community centre.
Heather joined the team in March, and little more than a week later, COVID-19 forced the closure of the Centre at a time when community needs remained high, and grew even more.