The first delivery of groceries will be touching down at Cairns Airport today

  • Woolworth has secured two charter planes to carry 30 tonnes of fresh produce and essentials.
  • Coles has arranged half a plane load into Townsville.
  • Tableland producers are delivery a truck load of fresh produce.
  • IGA Cairns and Edmonton has just received their last truck and assessing alternative routes.
  • Sea swift has been engaged by Coles and Woolworth to carry 300 tonnes of fresh produce expected on Friday.

Check out “Helping Townsville” on Facebook They are looking for donations of clothing, toys, children books, non perishables, cleaning gear,  towels and blankets        


  • RSL  @115 Esplanade Cairns City
  • Cairns District Rugby League  office  @Barlow park
  • Ivanhoe Club House @Ivanhoe Lane Smithfield
  • Tropical island Treasures @ 21 Rankin  St Innisvale Short term Storage sheds are needed to store donation prior to distribution.

In Cairns: 

  • The early wet has drowned young sugar cane crops.
  • Tableland Mango crops have been picked and now awaiting transport which could be weeks away.
  • Tinaroo Dam has opened it’s spill ways for the first time in 7 years. It is currently sitting at 102% which means farmer may be able to maintain their full allocated past 30 June 2019.

Once the the roads are open 1000 trucks will hammer the road for 4 days. 


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Rain Rain Go AWAY

Cairns is expecting a very wet week ahead. Our water catchments are nearing capacity. Cairns Regional Council is working to clear the drains and fill the ever increasing number of pot holes. Stock up on reserves as increased rain means increased risk of Road closures. BE PREPARED!.

Waitangi Day at Barlow Park has been cancelled They are hoping to rechedule.

Sat 2nd Feb  The German spirit is not being dampened. The German Club in Winkworth st is hostiong a Feb-toberfest. Enterrtainment  food and lots of beer is the order of the day. Starting at 4pm with kitchens opening at 6pm.

Tue 5th Feb CHINESE NEW YEARS (year of the pig) celebrations are going full steam ahead. The Chinese believe that Rain is good luck as it washes the city. The 2 week event opens on 5th Feb at 5pm at the Cairns Lagoon followed by fireworks at 730pm.

Dundees Restraunt is opening a new location at the Cairns Aquarium, just as Aqualuna goes into liquidation. They will be offering a menu that compliments the aquarium experience.

Tropical Australia Day 2019

Tropical Australia Day in Cairns 2019
As the waters rise so do the Aussie’s for their special day.
Thanks to 
Cairns Regional Council
Parramatta Primary School
Palm Cove Life Saving Club
caPTAS Group
Kuranda Scenic Rail 
Gilligans Resort
Jack Hotel 
and ALL you wonderful CAIRNS LOCALS 

This production is sponsored by:
The Camera Stop Cairns Night Market

Produced by Rodney Wilson/The Foot Falcon
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Water Water Everywhere..

As the water rises in Cairns the dogs don’t stop playing .

Australia Day Celebrations have been relocated. Read below……


Yes it’s going to be a WET WET Australia Day but that should stop the true local spirit. The Celebrating have been moved at Paramatta Primary school instead of the Cairns Esplanade. Entry will be via Minnie street. There will be a BBQ, Kids activities, backyard sports and native animals . The entry will be via Minnie st . Dont forget to add GREEN and GOLD some suggestions below.


Thursday is here again!

Another Cairns Northern Beaches Community walk ,where we explored the back block of Palm Cove from a locals perspective. We finally ended up at the Underground Cafe for a yummy breakfast. Thank you fearless leader Bernadette!

What happens on Thursday Morning in Cairns?

Thursday Morning at 730am Bernadette Ackman and her Trusting local supporters head off on a new adventure. Every week she researches a NEW MYSTERY DESTINATION and armed with the content, she heads off to lead yet another amazing journey.

Bernadette and her dog “JACK” ensures no one is left behind on the walk providing a softer option for those less able participants. I would like to thank Bernadette for making this possible for me too. It’s always a great day Rain, Hail or Shine and at the end everyone is invited to a breakfast at a local cafe priced just right .

I would Highly recommend this event even though I am in the minority (mostly females) so get onto facebook and check out…. “Cairns Northern Beaches Community walk”. It’s a MUST DO event!!

Rodney Wilson/The Foot Falcon