Ten years ago

Thurs­day, Septem­ber 4, 2003

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Newly-re­leased prop­erty fig­ures and this week’s ap­proval of five new de­vel­op­ments by the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil in­di­cate the Port Dou­glas prop­erty mar­ket is con­tin­u­ing to boom. The me­dian price for houses in the Port Dou­glas Shire for the March quar­ter was $157,500 jumping to $172,5000 for the June quar­ter.

The No­mura Cup teed off with suit­able fan­fare at the Links Golf Course on Mon­day with a march past of the teams from 15 na­tions com­pet­ing in the world’s sec­ond largest am­a­teur golf tour­na­ment. Links Port Dou­glas golf course gen­eral man­ager Richard Bryant said the 15 coun­tries, with four play­ers in each team, pa­raded in their national cos­tumes or golf­ing uni­forms for the open­ing cer­e­mony and the flag of each com­pet­ing na­tion was raised.

Queens­land En­vi­ro­ment Min­is­ter Dean Wells launched a new Aus­tralian Rain­for­est Foun­da­tion pro­gram to help save Aus­tralia’s trop­i­cal rain­forests at a spe­cial cer­e­mony in Cairns on Tues­day.The Give a Tree for Life pro­gram will ini­tially fund the plant­ing of trees at Cape Tribu­la­tion as part of a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­ject to restore rare costal rain­for­est.

The Moss­man and dis­trict sugar cane in­dus­try plans to in­form the broader com­mu­nity of its prac­tices via an in­au­gu­ral Moss­man Sugar In­dus­try Aware­ness Day to­mor­row. A se­ries of 10 minute talks at each of the lo­ca­tions will in­clude top­ics such as the cur­rent fi­nan­cial po­si­tion and long-term vi­a­bil­ity of the mill. Port Dou­glas Out­rig­ger Ca­noe Club hosted round two of the Ocean Swell Wai Puhi Se­ries 2003 from Oak Beach to Four Mile Beach on Sun­day morn­ing. This is the fifth year the club has hosted a round in the Wai Puhi se­ries which tra­di­tion­ally means down hill rac­ing. Faye Lil­ley was the first woman to cross the line.

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