Ten years ago

Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 12, 2004

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

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.

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