HEY FNQ. TIME TO DONATE BLOOD. AND PLASMA

There’s an old Australian expression used when we talk about a really good person. We say “your blood’s worth bottling”. We can say that about lots of our fellow far north Queenslanders. And if we did, in fact. bottle their blood, we’d see that it’s […]

A PERFECT DAY FOR FLYING FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND SKIES

This morning the conditions were perfect for one of my favourite things – flying. Specifically, flying in a small single-engine plane. The skies were clear, the wind a light north-easter. It was a rare thing in the wet season – a perfect morning for flying. […]

MERSEY BEAT HITMAKERS THE SEARCHERS COMING TO CAIRNS

By the early 1960s, The Beatles had turned the world on to British pop music. Many of the most other successful U.K acts of the era, like The Beatles, hailed from the area around Liverpool, a phenomenon that came to be known by the name […]

MUSIC LEGEND PETULA CLARK TO PERFORM IN CAIRNS AND TOWNSVILLE

I listened to the radio a lot as a kid, and one of my early radio memories is hearing Petula Clark singing “Downtown“. It’s a great song, written for her by Tony Hatch, and became the first of many hit records for Petula Clark So […]