Ten years ago
Thursday, February 12, 2004
A local crane driver was lucky to escape injury when his 30-tonne crane toppled on to the roof of a Flagstaff Hill home on Tuesday. Work Place Health and Safety Queensland is investigating the incident which caused damage to the new Murphy St home. Labor candidate Jason O’Brien was elected the new member for Cook on Saturday, with a 10 per cent margin from his closest rival Nationals Graham Elmes. He survived a 17 per cent swing in the electorate away for Labor to take the seat with 6468 votes from Mr elmes with 4790 votes (with 74.5 per cent of the vote counted).
Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa has been voted the best spa in Australia and the South Pacific in the 2004 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Spa Awards.
The Port Douglas Coastguard secured a ‘‘ghost ship’’ which had allegedly drifted 90km without anyone on board from Cairns to Port Douglas at the weekend. The 60ft ferro cement yacht was just 30m from a reef near Rocky Point on Sunday when Coastguard volunteers boarded the boat and towed it back to shore. Design issues are to blame for delays in the construction of the Port douglas Havana development, according to developer Bernt Berentsen of Foss Developments. With the issues now ironed out, construction is due to resume next week, weather permitting.
The Mossman Meteors Swimming Club hosted a B Grade meet at the Mossman Bicentenial Pool on Sunday, attracting 158 competitors from clubs as far north as Cooktown and south as Innisfail. The club winner was Atherton, followed by Cairns.
on Saturday, nominations are now being called for Local Government elections to be held on March 27. Nominations for candidates will close at noon on February 24.