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Design a poster for Youth Week 2016... More

Youth Week design competition

Woman of Year Awards

Nominate local women by 22 Feb... More

International Women's Day, 8 March

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Celebrate Year of the Monkey, events 2-21 Feb... More

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Professional Development Workshop

Professional Development training on understanding addiction. More

Chinese New Year Festival

Welcome the Year of the Monkey at this popular street festival. More

Cairns BMX come and try day

Opportunity to come and try BMX riding. More

Life Party Latin Dance Extravaganza

A Cairns based charity supporting local women with Metastatic Breast. More

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ECOfiesta stallholder applications open

ECOfiesta stallholder applications open
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Funds to support start-ups

Funds to support start-ups
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CPAC development approval

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Development incentives update

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A reminder that there will be road closures from tomorrow arvo to prepare for Saturday's massive Chinese New Year festival. Come along on Saturday from 4pm to join in the celebrations!
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All beaches are currently open but the stinger risk is still high. If you are venturing into the water, please swim inside the stinger nets and wear a stinger suit or similar full-length protective clothing.
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We're doing some water mains repair works at the Upward St and Lake St roundabout, opposite the Cairns Private Hospital. Traffic controllers are on site and there are lane closures as necessasry. A detour is in place for southbound traffic via Kerwin St. The repairs could take a few days, so please drive with caution and avoid the area if possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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This Sunday isn't just a day for lovers - it's a day for lovers of books! To celebrate Library Lovers' Day, we've got this great giveaway happening through Cairns Libraries. Either download the Hellolocal app (links in the comments section below) or subscribe to the Cairns Libraries e-newsletter: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library/news-events/newsletters to be in the running.
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International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women worldwide. We want to recognise the efforts of those a little closer to home and nominations are now open for the Cairns Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year awards. If you know a great woman, download a nomination form now. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/annual-events/international-womens-day
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It's certainly a bit wet out there! When the rain hits, our network of drains and waterways spring into action to protect properties from flooding. If you have a drainage easement on your property, it's vital to make sure it is clear of debris or obstructions and able to do its very important job. And remember - don't play in pipes and drains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pP00smPKmE
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Join the festivities this weekend as Cairns celebrates the Year of the Monkey.
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Looking for info on the upcoming Council elections? All the key dates and info can be found on our website. Remember to check your enrolment details to make sure your voice will count on polling day. Rolls close at 5pm this Saturday. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/election
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Thunderstorms may help to cool the ridiculously hot weather we've been having, but they've also led to a spike in the number of lost pets. Thunder and lightning can be very, very frightening for our furry friends, so it's important to make sure they are safe and secure at home when there's a chance of storms. If you've lost your pet, you can check our website to see if they're at the pound. And remember, a registered and microchipped pet is so much easier to reunite with worried owners. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/payments/impounded-pets
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The Local Government elections will be held on Saturday 19 March. It's important that all residents have the opportunity to have their say in this election. If you've moved and haven't updated your info on the electoral roll, or you are yet to enrol to vote, you have until 5pm this Saturday 13 Feb to do so. Check your enrolment details here: https://oevf.aec.gov.au/
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A new round of Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants is now open. Arts professionals can apply for up to $10,000 to assist projects that contribute to the vibrancy of the local arts industry. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/radf-feb-2016
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Gooooooooo Taipans!!!!!!!! #orangearmy
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Loridan Drive Reserve now has its own green gym! Installation of the free fitness equipment finished earlier this week and it's already proving popular. Have you tried it yet? What's your favourite way to exercise outdoors? http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/loridan-dr-fitness
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Cairns beaches are likely to stay closed for at least a few days yet. Irukandji jellyfish are still hanging around and you really don't want to come in contact with one of these nasty little critters!
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Would you like to join the team at Council? Applications close on Monday for a Ganger - Line Marking position. If you have a current LR driver's licence, good organisational skills and the right experience, you could be just the person we're looking for! Check out all of our current job opportunities on our website: https://jobs.cairns.qld.gov.au/VacancyList.aspx
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Are you aged 12-25 with an artistic streak? Entries are now open in the Youth Week 2016 artwork design comp! Designs need to be original and reflect the theme "Be the future". And we've already got some big news about Youth Week - Block Party has come on board as the headline event of the brand new Re:GENERATION Festival :) http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/youth-2016
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Do you know a woman who has achieved great things as a role model or as an advocate for gender equality? Nominations are now open for the Cairns Region Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/iwd2016awardsopen
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More than 1500 people explored the Cairns Civic Theatre at Saturday's open day. Check out some pictures below - feel free to post your pics in the comments or tag your friends!
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Ellis Beach, Palm Cove, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach and Holloways Beach are still closed because of marine stingers.
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To keep our number one playground at its absolute best, we'll be doing some tree maintenance around Muddy's from Monday for up to two weeks. The work will be on one area at a time to keep disruption to a minimum and we'll try to avoid the peak use times. While the playground will stay open, there may be some sections not accessible while the works are happening. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
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On now!!
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The Blue Arrow walking track will be closed on Monday so we can clear some fallen trees. The Red Arrow will remain open. In the meantime, if you're using the track, take care and look out for any trip hazards. Have a great weekend :)
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Surf Lifesaving Qld has advised that all Cairns beaches will remain closed across the weekend, due to the high risk of irukanji stings. But our beautiful Esplanade Lagoon is open and stinger-free!