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Digital Marketing: Small Business Masterclass 1

Practical tips and big ideas for small business. More

Cultural Festival, 16 Sep - 1 Oct

The festival showcases the rich diversity of talent in the Cairns arts community. Activities include concerts, dance workshops, social dance and a gala ball to raise money for The Cultural Project. More

Tropical Mardi Gras, 30 Sept - 9 Oct

Annual Cairns Tropical Mardi Gras, held over 10 days from the 30 September to 9 October 2016. More

Bat Chats, 30 Sep, 1 & 2 Oct

Nightly guided tours of the Flying Fox roost outside the Cairns City Library and vicinity. Learn key bat facts. More

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Fun Palace puts new spin on art, science

Fun Palace puts new spin on art, science
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Support for nature play

Support for nature play
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More courts planned for Esplanade

More courts planned for Esplanade
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Bartle Frere bridges

Bartle Frere bridges
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Want to know what's happening around Cairns this week? Check out our What's On Calendar. And don't forget to submit your non-profit community event for listing - it's free! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on
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Barking is a major cause of neighbourhood conflict. A 40-minute walk each day helps to wear your pooch out - a tired pet is less likely to bark. Read more barking tips on Council's website, https://goo.gl/eGihfK
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In case you missed it in the Cairns Post today, here's what's going on in and around Council for this week!
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Looking for a job? Our current vacancies include a Manager Waste, Ganger Botanic Gardens Operations, City Patrol Officer, Gardener/Labourer and a few different libraries positions. For full details and how to apply, visit our website: https://jobs.cairns.qld.gov.au/VacancyList.aspx
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The Great Northern Clean Up is happening this weekend. Who's in?? https://www.facebook.com/events/1252668014765131/
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Barking dogs are a source of a lot of neighbourhood angst. Here's a handy hint to help you address your dog's barking. You can find more tips on Council's website: https://goo.gl/eGihfK
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This program is very popular and always fills up quickly. Rego opens on Monday.
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Are you a local business owner who wants to improve your digital marketing, cashflow, profitability, sales and more? Gain practical tips and expert advice at the Small Business Masterclasses on 30 Sept, 7 Oct and 14 Oct, proudly presented by CCIQ and Council. Each 2-hour Masterclass costs just $15, including materials, refreshments and networking. Limited capacity, so book early. Find out more and register online at https://www.cciq.com.au/events/
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The whole gang’s here. Who’s your favourite character from Ginger and The Survivors? Check them all out at http://thrive.cairns.qld.gov.au or on Council’s YouTube Channel (CouncilCairns).
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The Obelisk at Munro Martin Park is 60 years old today! It was constructed in honour of Janet Munro and Margaret Martin and their contributions to Cairns and continues to stand proudly at the Munro Martin Parklands. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/obelisk-60
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The Great Northern Clean Up is happening this weekend. Help clean up your favourite patch of paradise by joining a volunteer crew near you. Everyone is welcome! :) https://www.facebook.com/events/1252668014765131/
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There is plenty of school holiday fun to be had on the Cairns Esplanade! Tomorrow, dress to get messy and join in the kids art workshop, where you'll get to make Christmas decorations for the Esplanade Christmas Tree (and some to take home :) )
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A friendly reminder to parents during the school holidays - a lot of kids love big trucks and seeing our waste collection trucks picking up bins can be pretty exciting for youngsters. While a wave is welcome, please make sure children stay clear of the trucks while they're doing their thing. #SafetyFirst
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Have you welcomed a new baby into your family since 1 October 2015? Registrations are now open for the annual Cairns Baby Welcome Ceremony. There will also be fun for kids of all ages with the accompanying Family Expo. https://www.facebook.com/events/1048921448539999/
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Come along today or tomorrow to learn more about our native flying foxes. www.cairns.qld.gov.au/bats
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Award time! Last night, we picked up a Highly Commended Award in the Local Government category of the Qld Resilience Awards at Parliament House. That makes 1 win and two HCs in 3 years :D ! Pictured are Deputy Mayor Cr Terry James (who doubles as the Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group), Council's Reslience Officer Sioux Campbell and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.
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It's all happening at the site of what will be the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre! The tower crane is in action from today. Standing 45.5m tall with a 74m beam, the crane was constructed overnight last night so it wouldn't interfere with the airport flight path. Around 200 people have worked on the project so far, with many more expected over the next 18 months. Pictured are Mayor Bob Manning and Barry Smith from FKG Group.
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We're upgrading the Ivan Evans Walk at Bayview Heights. This means the track will be closed from tomorrow (Friday) until further notice. But don't worry, there are plenty of other amazing walking tracks to choose from, including the awesome Red, Blue & Green Arrows. Which track is your favourite?? http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/ivan-evans-walk
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Have you registered for the Great Northern Clean Up yet? There's still time to join in. You can join an existing clean up site or create your own. It's all happening on 24-25 September. http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/about/about-the-event/great-northern-clean-up
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Do you have a business offering unique and exciting products or services for babies and parents? We'd love to have you as a stallholder at our upcoming Cairns Baby Welcome and Family Expo! Stalls are FREE and registrations are open now: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/144408/babystallholder.pdf
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Bring the little ones to Earlville Library this morning for a special Storytime with the Cairns Taipans!
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The preliminary results of the Our Cairns survey are out! Nearly 6500 people completed the survey last month and while there is still a lot to work through, we've packaged up a snapshot of the responses. If you took the time to add comments to your survey, they are currently being reviewed and will be included in the final report. What do you think of the results so far - any surprises?? http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/our-cairns-results
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Do you use Minniecon Park / Mundii Gunji Park at White Rock? We're going to be putting in a new playgound and would love your opinion on the three options we're looking at (see below). Cr Cathy Zeiger will be at the park tomorrow (Tuesday) from 4.30pm to 5.30pm to chat about the different designs and to get your preferred option.
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Use the Thrive app to search through some of Cairns’ most common plants and find out how much water they really need. Plus, heaps of water-saving tips and watering restrictions info. Give it a go! http://thrive.cairns.qld.gov.au/Home/Desktop