CLOSING THE GAP IN LOCKHART RIVER – Dr CHARLES ELLIS

I’ve lost count of how many times I heard politicians utter the phrase “closing the gap” over the past year. The “gap” is the vast difference in health and life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. The statistics are frightening. If you’re an indigenous Australian, […]

ON THE ROAD TO COEN IN THE RAIN

MY BIG DAY OUT IN COEN CAPE YORK PENINSULA.

Working in radio means I’m always learning. I spend my days asking questions, so I live in a constant flow of information, ideas and stories. It’s a great place to be, and I enjoy sharing it with my radio listeners and blog readers. I learn […]

THE COEN BULL INCIDENT – THE UNEXPECTED PERILS OF LIVE RADIO

Live radio broadcasts can be hair-raising, especially when we get out of the sound-proof booth in Cairns and do a show from the real world. Things go wrong, but the show must go on. Links fail, computers freeze, batteries die. Guests don’t arrive, a thunderstorm […]

LAURA DANCE FESTIVAL IS A MUST – START PLANNING YOUR TRIP NOW!

Far north Queensland is home to so many great cultural events — music, theatre, dance, visual arts. We’ve got it all! The Tablelands Folk Festival at Yungaburra is one of our best known, and there’s the Wallaby Creek festival, the Cairns Ukelele Festival, the Evolve […]