Category: Reader’s Favourites
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!”
Research / Identifying the diversity of self-sown native coconuts in Queensland, Australia
The claims that all coconuts (Coco Nucifera L.) were introduced into Australia by Europeans were researched by studying the journals of maritime expeditions, records of the Queensland Acclimatisation Society, historical data and published papers.
The Great Queensland Getaway Launches Today!
With flights for $75, incredible accommodation offers, and promo codes for up to 50% off tours and attractions across our state, this is the holiday sale you won’t want to miss.
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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Open Letter / The Reef Is In Danger. Pretending That It Is Not, Helps Nobody.
❝I write to you as a person with a long history in water quality and its impact on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in support of the recommendation to list the site as “In Danger”.
Having been involved with farming, water quality and the reef for 30 years, I have some insight into the impact of water pollution and solutions to it.❞
Breaking / Douglas Shire Council Decides on the “Ferry-Bridge Fiasco”
❝I have no regrets in proceeding with to have finally brought this continuing ferry-bridge fiasco to the forefront of this community❞
Astounding Designs Revealed for Port Douglas’ Living Coral Biobank
THE world’s first dedicated coral conservation facility will be located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in Port Douglas, North Queensland, Australia. The Living Coral Biobank aims to secure the long-term future and biodiversity of corals worldwide which are under severe threat due to climate change.
The Ecology of Coconuts in Australia
Australia has a diversity of unique native coconut phenotypes. These need to be preserved in their preferred habitat, the littoral edge of tropical forests. Currently thousands of coconuts are being actively poisoned or cut down based on the poorly researched belief that they are an invasive species. This has already resulted in irreplaceable loss of unique Australian biodiversity and will result in the extinction of more phenotypes.
International Women’s Day Celebrated in Style in the Douglas Shire
Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.