Ten years ago
Thursday, Sept 18, 2003
Dressed in their traditional finery, Janet Dockrill, Grace Stemp and Sarah Van Hooren danced in celebration of Papua New Guinea Independence Day on Tuesday. The three ladies are starting a dance group to celebrate dance and share their culture - and everyone is invited to join.
Architects Gary Hunt and Partners have been given approval by the planning and Enviroment Court in Cairns to build Pattergorang, a seven detached multipledwelling complex on Flagstaff Hill. After lengthy negotiations with Douglas Shire Council, Mr Hunt, on behalf of his Sydneybased client, late last year appealed the council’s original decicion to reject the luxury development and the court recently handed down its ruling.
The smoke stack let off steam again at Mossman Central Mill as mill workers returned to work last week after a three-day strike. Workers and management came to an in- principle agreement on wage increases, stand downs and redundancy packages after a meeting at the mill on Sunday. Local firefighters averted a potential disaster at Cassowary on Monday when they extinguished a grass fire before it reached a fuel bowser. Mossman and Port Douglas Queensland Fire and Rescue branches along with Cassowary auxiliary firefighters had the blaze under control in about 20 minutes.
The Port Douglas touch footy season is warming up with organisers calling on people to nominate a team. Port Douglas Touch Football competition organiser Jonothan Hardy said following the success of last year’s touch football competition, he decided to hold a 10-week competition again this year to be played every Tuesday from October 7-December 9.