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Fun holiday activities

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Open for business: Collins Ave

Full access to cafes, shops & Gardens... More

Baby welcome

Register your baby to be part of our ceremony... More

What's on

Digital Marketing: Small Business Masterclass 1

Practical tips and big ideas for small business. 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

Navratri - Indian Dance Festival

Hindu Festival celebrated all over the country is coming to Cairns. More

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Young sport stars receive bursary

Young sport stars receive bursary
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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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Check out the September edition of the Living in Cairns e-newsletter, with loads of upcoming events and activities and your first look at the finalists in the TNQ Innovation Awards (voting for People's Choice opens on Saturday). Subscribe now to get the monthly newsletter straight to your inbox in mobile-responsive format (link in comments). http://createsend.com/t/j-FD122E7B4D7BFA6B
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Does your not-for-profit community groups or organisation have a sustainability project that needs some financial support? Applications close tomorrow in our Community Sustainability Grant. Grants of between $500 and $5000 are available. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sustainability-grant
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If your pooch is bored he's likely to cry out for attention. Make sure he has plenty to keep him entertained, when you are at home and away from the house. You'll need to mix up his toys and activities regularly. You can find more barking tips on Council's website: https://goo.gl/mh2gYx
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A reminder that access to Collins Ave is still available from the western end and the Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre are still operating. See our website for more info on the Collins Ave Bridge replacement, including detours: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/major-projects/collins
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Looking for something fun (and free!) to do with the kids on the south side? Come along to tomorrow's Child Protection Week Family Fun Day at Ravizza Park.
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A big congrats to Mia Bailey and Toby Sagacio, who today received the North Queensland Sports Foundation Wingate Bursary. Being such a stunning morning, the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon was chosen to be the backdrop for Cr Jessie Richardson to present the young sportstars with a cheque, medal and jacket. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/bursary2
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Update: Rego will stay open until 16 October :) Have you welcomed a new baby into your family in the past 12 months? Registrations for this year's Baby Welcome Ceremony close on Friday. https://www.facebook.com/events/1048921448539999/
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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