Auck­land house­wives take over

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Madi­son Wil­liams

PORT Dou­glas is a play­ground for the rich and fa­mous so it’s the per­fect back­drop to film a posse of real house­wives.

will be tak­ing over the shire for five days in June to shoot their hol­i­day episodes.

The visit started with a Face­book mes­sage from He­len De Ross, pres­i­dent of the Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce to Match­box Pic­tures,

line pro- duc­ers.

“I think New Zealand house­wives is bet­ter for us busi­ness wise be­cause we’ll still get the whole Mel­bourne au­di­ence but we also get New Zealand, and peo­ple from over­seas spend more when they’re here,” she said.

The cham­ber is hope­ful that the visit will pro­vide world­wide ex­po­sure for the high-class restau­rants, ho­tels and tourism busi­nesses in the re­gion.

“We’re pro­mot­ing the whole re­gion. We want them to go to Hart­ley’s Crocodile Farm, jun­gle surf­ing in Cape Tribu­la­tion, stop at Moss­man Gorge and hope­fully have lunch at Silky Oaks,” said Miss De Ross

“For ac­com­mo­da­tion the Sher­a­ton Mi­rage is our first choice. We want to pro­mote the new Sher­a­ton be­cause if they’re do­ing well ev­ery­one else is do­ing well.”

Miss De Ross said cock­tail drinks at Bar­ba­dos had been con­firmed. She had also put for­ward a num­ber of other busi­nesses for con­sid­er­a­tion.

“I have en­sured that Cham­ber mem­bers, or those about to join, be con­sid­ered,” she said.

is a re­al­ity tele­vi­sion fran­chise that fol­lows around a group of af­flu­ent women and doc­u­ments their lives.

I think New Zealand house­wives is bet­ter for us busi­ness wise... He­len De Ross Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce Pres­i­dent

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