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Townsville BulletinCruise ship visits growTownsville BulletinTHE Port of Townsville is on track for a major jump in cruise ship visits next year. The 11 already booked for 2017 dwarfs the three cruise ships set to visit Townsville this year. However, port staff and tourism industry leaders say more still needs ... [...]
Mon, Feb 08, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Hopes expected downpour will fill up Townsville's dwindling damsTownsville BulletinTOWNSVILLE'S dwindling dam levels will be at the mercy of “Mother Nature's rain game” over the next 48 hours, with an approaching system predicted to dump up to 200mm. The potential drenching comes as the city remains on the cusp of triggering Level 3 ... [...]
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Support builds for new dam near TownsvilleTownsville BulletinThe region's peak economic development organisation, Townsville Enterprise Ltd, has applied for federal funding to pay for feasibility studies in the construction of the dam, as well as upgrades to the Burdekin Falls dam. The funding has been made ... [...]
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Survey heads from Townsville across the Tasman to gauge flight support from New ZealandTownsville BulletinBefore a business case proposal for the new flight path is presented to airlines, Kiwi residents have to show real enthusiasm for flights to Townsville. Townsville Enterprise tourism and events executive manager Bridget Woods said the New Zealand ... [...]
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Sydney Morning HeraldBendigo Spirit lose to Townsville Fire as WNBL finals drama continuesSydney Morning HeraldBendigo Spirit's finals hopes now have no margin for error, while Townsville Fire and Dandenong Rangers have moved into equal top of the WNBL ladder. The Fire beat the Spirit 75-63 at Bendigo Stadium, taking advantage of the absence of injured Spirit ... [...]
Sun, Feb 07, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinTownsville Fire on top after sweeping Victorian doubleTownsville BulletinThe Fire's round 16 double kicked off with an impressive 84-60 triumph over the Melbourne Boomers on Saturday night and their Victorian sweep was completed today when they knocked off the Bendigo Spirit 75-63. Townsville had yet to topple Bendigo in ...WNBL: Townsville Fire maintain rage against struggling Melbourne BoomersSydney Morning HeraldMelbourne Boomers outclassed by hot Townsville in WNBL defeatHerald Sunall 4 news articles [...]
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ABC OnlineFlash flooding predicted between drenched Mackay and Townsville in QueenslandABC OnlineSenior forecaster Michelle Berry said there was likely to be flash flooding in the region today. Ms Berry said a flood watch was current for catchments between Mackay and Townsville. She said some areas had recorded up to 300 millimetres of rainfall ... [...]
Sun, Feb 07, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Liberal Democrat VoiceAssange: From Townsville to Knightsbridge via Cloud Cuckoo LandLiberal Democrat VoiceHe was born in the wonderful town of Townsville in Queensland, Australia (above), a place of sun, sea and sugar beet. By an oddly circuitous route, he has ended up surrounded by Harrod's hampers in a room in Knightsbridge. He may not enjoy walks in the ...and more [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Sydney Morning HeraldWNBL: Townsville Fire maintain rage against struggling Melbourne BoomersSydney Morning HeraldTownsville Fire were all business as they knocked over an undermanned Melbourne Boomers on Saturday night. The Fire held a 29-7 lead at quarter-time and never looked back, rotating their 10 players throughout the game before ending with an 84-60 win ... [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The RoarIllawarra Hawks v Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blogThe RoarThe Illawarra Hawks and the Townsville Crocodiles will do battle tonight in what the betting markets have listed as a completely one-sided affair. Join The Roar for all the action from 7:30pm (AEDT). Illawarra currently occupy third place on the NBL ... [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinLocal BoM forecasters to stayTownsville BulletinEARLIER: MAYOR Jenny Hill has slammed plans to close Townsville's Bureau of Meteorology regional weather office, with automated systems set to replace local forecasters. The BoM yesterday confirmed 24 regional offices across the country will be made ...and more [...]
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Townsville BulletinCity basks in heat of a 'rain shadow'Townsville BulletinProfessor Peter Ridd, Head of the Physics department in the School of Engineering at JCU thinks the only way to beat Townsville's "rain dome" is to blow up the mountain range, move Mount Elliott to Kirwan or move Townsville closer to Ingham. [...]
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Brisbane TimesWhat a croc: Queensland Police seize Townsville Crocs t-shirt launcherBrisbane TimesAnother person's query about obtaining a launcher similar to that owned by the club reportedly alerted police in Townsville to the weapon. In a statement, Queensland Police Service said subsequent inquiries determined it to be a category B weapon.Swish new dealTownsville Bulletinall 2 news articles [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Daily MailT-shirt cannon used by Townsville Crocodiles is banned as it is classed as a 'FIREARM'Daily MailA t-shirt cannon owned and operated by a basketball team has been confiscated by police who say the club was not using it lawfully. Queensland's Townsville Crocodiles have been using the cannon for a decade, but on January 28 this year a letter from ...What a croc: Queensland Police seize Townsville Crocs t-shirt launcherBrisbane TimesQueensland Environment Minister quashes Townsville [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Central Telegraph16 arrested in Townsville, Magnetic Island drug bustsCentral TelegraphOFFICERS from the Townsville Drug Squad have closed a major drug trafficking ring in a 13 month operation, arresting sixteen offenders. Numerous premises on Magnetic Island as well as in suburbs in Townsville were searched during the latest phase of ... [...]
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Toowoomba Chronicle16 arrested in Townsville, Magnetic Island drug bustsToowoomba ChronicleNumerous premises on Magnetic Island as well as in suburbs in Townsville were searched during the latest phase of Operation North Shellstar. Sixteen people were arrested on 56 charges, including two people charged with drug trafficking. Property and ...and more [...]
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ABC LocalQueensland Environment Minister quashes Townsville crocodile cull calls after big croc captureABC LocalThe Queensland Environment Minister says calls for a crocodile cull after a 'saltie' was caught near homes in Townsville is "ridiculous". A 4.7 metre croc was wrestled into a cage at The Strand on Wednesday night after it was seen swimming close to the ... [...]
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The Cairns PostProposed James Cook University job cuts in Cairns, Townsville, anger education unionABC LocalStaff at the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine have been told eight positions will go across the Cairns and Townsville campuses, at least two of which are senior teaching positions, if the university's proposed changes are implemented. National ...More positions to go at UniTownsville BulletinCairns James Cook University academic blames feds for job cutsThe Cairns Postall 4 news articles [...]
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Townsville BulletinZIKAND DESTROYTownsville BulletinThe State Government will spend $400,000 to increase the capacity of its laboratories – including one in Townsville – to rapidly test for the Zika virus. Health authorities believe it is important enhanced testing be made available where the Aedes ...Zika virus: Rapid-testing centre to be set up in QueenslandABC OnlineIsolation strategy for Zika patientsCourier MailZika virus: Australian dengue researchers may have solutionSydney Morning HeraldMy Sunshine Coast (press release)all 26 news articles [...]
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Townsville BulletinDrug ring busted as 16 chargedTownsville BulletinRaids in Townsville and on Magnetic Island in the past two days bring to a close the 13-month Operation North Shellstar, with three people charged with trafficking, along with 13 others for a total of 56 charges. A 5m boat, two jetskis, four ... [...]
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