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Anzac Day 2016

Calling all sporting masters!

Games registration now open More

Green waste offer

Extra dates for free disposal, 21-25 April... More

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Wartime Cairns heritage walking tour

Step back in time. Special WWII heritage walking tours being held on 27 & 28 April, 4 & 5 May. More

Rainbow kids yoga

Free fun yoga class for 7-10 year olds. More

Brett Whiteley Exhibition Opening

Exhibition opening event of Other Places (Somewhere Else) More

Brett Whiteley exhibition: Other Places (28 April - 2 July)

A rare opportunity to view more than forty of Brett Whiteley’s most intimate and personal works More

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Flood cam helps protect Freshwater residents

Flood cam helps protect Freshwater residents.
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Anzac Day road closure information

Anzac Day road closure information
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Services to commemorate Anzac Day

Services to commemorate Anzac Day
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Bonus free green waste drop-off

Bonus free green waste drop-off
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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Lest we forget
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Check which roads are closed tomorrow morning for Anzac Day commemorative services: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/anzac-road-closures-2017
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Where will you commemorate Anzac Day? Here's the full list of services in and around Cairns http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/anzac-day-2017
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Ready, set, go!!!! #GBRMG tickets requests are now open!!!
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Due to heavy rain and soggy ground conditions at Gordonvale's Norman Park, the organisers have had to cancel today's Animal Education Day event. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date later in the year.
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Saturday, 22 April 2017
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Due to public demand, we've extended the free drop-off to include Tuesday. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on/events/greenwaste
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Do you want to be part of this year's Cairns Festival Grand Parade? Not quite sure where to start when it comes to designing a float? Then register for this awesome free workshop with some of the best creative minds around! It's your time to SHINE! :)
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Looking for something unique? Try a visit to the Buy Back Shop. You never know what you'll find! Open Thursday to Sunday. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/water-waste-roads/waste/facilities/buybackshop
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There are so many wonderful free activities for the little ones at Cairns Libraries branches!
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A bonus free green waste drop off period is coming up this weekend! If the wet weather hindered your efforts earlier this month, you have another chance to tidy up the wet season growth over 4 days from this Friday. All the details: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on/events/greenwaste
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Looking to kickstart your business administration career? Council is now offering a fantastic traineeship opportunity in Business Administration. As part of the traineeship, you'll complete a nationally recognised qualification - Certificate III in Business Administration - and gain valuable on the job experience. Click the link for more info and how to apply. https://cairnsqld.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=9JVOVuVm9Bo=&jbc=ere
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Easter Saturday, 15 April 2017
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A reminder that our offices will be closed for the Easter long weekend. An after hours call centre will be operating for urgent matters on 4044 3044. All kerbside waste and recycling collections are as normal and the waste transfer stations are open every day. Only the Buy Back Shop will be closed across the weekend. Have a wonderful Easter!
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Four full-size beach volleyball courts plus a pretty cool-looking hard surface multi-use court for basketball and a heap of other sports will be constructed over the next few months on the Cairns Esplanade. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/esplanade-courts2
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A big thanks to everyone who contributed to the consultation on the proposed linemarking changes in Grafton & Lake Streets. As a result of feedback received, we won't be proceeding with the project. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/traffic-changes-withdrawn
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Roadworks update: • Lake Placid Road, Caravonica - road widening now under way 9am to 3pm weekdays. Completion expected late-April, weather permitting. • Rabaul St, Trinity Beach - road improvement works now under way until mid-May. Expect delays, temporary detours and property access disruptions. Driveway access to the Coastwatcher shopping centre is accessible via Trinity Beach Rd, however driveway access via Rabaul St will be temporarily closed at times. • Upward St, Parramatta Park - asphalt overlay works between McLeod St and Martyn St roundabout from Wednesday 19 April to Friday 21 April, weather permitting. Works will be staged to minimise disruption. Temporary road closures and detours will be in place. Thanks for your patience and cooperation while we work to improve our local roads.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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Can you believe it's just 200 days until the Rugby League World Cup kicks off?? Cairns is hosting three pool matches - a double header featuring Scotland vs Tonga and Ireland vs Italy on 29 October; and Samoa vs Scotland on 11 November. Don't miss out on being part of this huge event! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.rlwc2017.com/fixtures
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If the rain last week put a dampener on your backyard clean-up and you weren't able to make use of the free green waste drop-off, we've got some good news! We'll have a bonus four-day drop-off after Easter to make sure no one misses out. You'll be able to drop off your domestic green waste at our waste transfer stations on 21-24 April. As a result, the free mulch giveaway has been pushed back to 19-22 May.
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Kewarra Beach at its stunning best
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What an amazing evening with The Waifs at Munro Martin Parklands. The show was a sell-out and it's easy to see why!
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Saturday 8 April 2017
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Ever wanted to own your very own Ferrari? It's not quite full size, but this collector's replica is available now at the Buy Back shop. Or you can pick up a second-hand Ripstick for the kids or for a truly retro touch, check out this old-school typewriter. You never know what you'll find at the Buy Back Shop! Open all weekend.