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Buy a drone this year.

Buy a drone this year.

The SHRC SH4 Wifi FPV Drone With HD Camera 1080P 1600MAH Battery is one of your best buys for a drone. Newfrog.com

SHRC SH4 WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera 1600mAh Battery Altitude Hold Headless Mode RC Quadcopter Helicopter
Function:
1. Headless mode, high low speed mode switching.
2. Left and right fine tune and front and back fine tune.
3. One key clears the fine tune, WIFI filming video.
4. One key takeoff / landing and pressure altitude hold.

Specification:
Brand: SHRC
Model: SH4
Color: Black, White
Resolution: 1080P, 720P
Battery: 3.7V 1600mAh
Remote control battery: 1.5V-AA*3 battery(NOT Included)
Charging time: 200~240min
Flight time: 20~21min
Drone size: 33*33*12cm/12.99*12.99*4.72”
Packing size: 38*28*8cm/14.96*14.96*3.14”
Net weight: 15kg
Gross weight: 17kg
Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Flight control distance: 100m
WIFI transmission distance: 50m

Note:
Please allow slight size differs due to manual measurement.
Due to the different display and different light, the picture may not show the actual color of the item. Thanks for your understand.

Package Content:
1 x RC Quadcopter
4 x Spare Propellers
1 x Screwdriver
1 x USB Cable
4 x Protective Guards
6 x Protective Guard Screws
2 x Landing Gears
6 x Landing Gears
1 x Phone Holder

Rob Pyne: A Far Northern Life 

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A Far Northern Life

1. Sugar Town Life in Edmonton

2. Life on Main Street Edmonton

3. Finding Employment and Love

4. Spinal Cord Injury

5. Princess Alexandra Hospital

6. Bentley Park

7. James Cook University

8.  Mount Sheridan

9. Cairns Regional Council

10. Queensland Politics

11. Corruption

12.  Political Bullying 

13. Survivors of Childhood Abuse

14. Coal and Climate Change

15. North Stadbroke Island

16. A Woman’s Right to Choose

17. Stalker in Parliament

18. Allies in Brisbane

19. North Queensland State

20.  Rejection, Recovery and Vindication

21. Building Personal Resilience

Rob Pyne: A Far Northern Life 

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Peace message spreads wings from Cairns to Hiroshima!

Messages of peace and 1000 origami paper cranes have taken flight from Cairns to Japan as part of an installation at the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima.

The paper cranes were folded by visitors to Cairns Regional Council’s War in Profile series of exhibitions and events held at Tanks Arts Centre in November last year.

Mayor Val Schier said more than 5000 visitors attended the workshops, exhibition and associated events as part of War in Profile.

 “War In Profile explored the experience of war and our search for peace, the focal point of the exhibition was the A-Bomb: Hiroshima – Nagasaki exhibition, which made its Australian debut at Tanks, in Cairns.” Cr Schier said.

“This event provided a thought-provoking exploration of the concepts of war and peace, which clearly moved many of the people who visited and participated in the public forum hosted at Tanks by George Negus.

“The making of the paper cranes was a symbolic gesture of goodwill and our wish for peace. It was lovely to see the people of Cairns participate in this and it is fitting that these cranes are now being offered at the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima.”

Director of the A-Bomb Experience Communication Division of the City of Hiroshima, Yoshifumi Ishida, thanked Cairns Regional Council and the people of the region for their support, in a letter of appreciation.

“The City of Hiroshima strives for a genuinely peaceful world without nuclear weapons. Of course, we are not able to achieve this goal on our own; we need everyone’s support … we are extremely grateful for the efforts of Cairns Regional Council and its citizens who folded the paper cranes,” wrote Mr Yoshifumi Ishida. 

“Each paper crane offered at the Children’s Peace Monument from Japan and abroad carries its folder’s dream, hope and prayer for peace. … Through the process, we believe that the wish will be etched in the hearts of many people and that the quest for a peaceful world free from nuclear weapons will spread far and wide throughout the globe.”

War in Profile was a part of the international Mayors for Peace initiative, which Cairns Regional Council joined in 2010. 

 

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Storm Tide Property Search NOW available on CRC Website for Cairns Region!

Just letting you know that the individual Storm Tide Property Search is now available on Council’s website – refer link  below.

Have a look when you get a few minutes – it is very easy to use for residents.

A big thanks to Council Staff for getting this up and running for summer!

LINK: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cyclone-emergency-information/property-search

 

Parking Laws (most don’t know) and School Zone Traffic Stress!

PARKING LAWS IN TRAFFIC ACT

It seems frustrations over traffic issues in some school zones has reached breaking point, with some heated exchanges in South Cairns recently. Police and Council Officers are bound to follow the law. Two relevant sections of the Queensland Traffic Act are as follows:

PARKING IN CENTRE MEDIUM – ON FOOTPATH – IN A DRIVEWAY – ALL PROHIBITED

Centre Medium: ‘Parking in a centre medium is forbidden by Part 12 of the traffic act’. A good example of a centre medium is the centre medium on Anderson Road in Woree.

Footpath or Verge: Under section 197 Stopping on a path, dividing strip, nature strip or painted island Is forbidden. A driver must not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path, a dividing strip, or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area.

Driveway: Parking in any location that blocks entry and exit to a driveway or crossover is forbidden.

Signage may impose additional restrictions: Cars must not park on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies.

We may not like these restrictions but Police, Transport and Council Officers have to enforce the law.

We can all do something to address the problems we have with parking in our school zones.

SCHOOL ISSUES NOBODY’S FAULT FIX IS EVERYONES RESPONSIBILITY

Whenever there is anger and frustration, people look for someone to blame. However, the situation we have is the situation we have. Enrollments at many of our schools simply exceed the capacity for all parents to drop off and pick up their children.

The surrounding areas are now built out and even if we could find land for additional parking, in many cases we would not even come close to addressing the parking shortfall. There is no point blaming anyone, but by working together we can manage the situation. Schools, Parents, Council and Qld Transport can all help and do more.

WHAT CAN SCHOOLS DO?

Every school should have a SafeST Committee. The SafeST Committee provides an avenue to schools, parents, Council and DTMR to discuss and resolve any traffic safety issues around schools. SafeST Committees provide all stakeholders a voice and ensure advice from a traffic engineer is obtained in any decisions that impact on traffic flow and road safety. Once a decision has been endorsed by a SafeST Committee, it can be acted on.

WHAT CAN COUNCIL DO?

Improving pedestrian and cycle access can promote active transport and take pressure off the road network. Council has spent several million dollars in Cairns over the last four years to enhance pathways so pedestrians and cyclists have safe and user friendly access.

Council can also work with the state to improve bus services, so public transport can offer an increasingly attractive alternative for commuters.

WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?

With so many good schools in South Cairns, people should consider the possibility that “the best school may be the closest school”. This enhances the opportunity for children to walk or cycle to school. This may not always be possible, but is something that parents should consider during the enrollment process.

Parents can encourage their children to walk or cycle to school. If possible, where primary school children are involved, at the start of the year, parents should walk their children to  school, the local shops or to a friend’s house so they can point out any dangers  to  them. While walking with them, they should talk about what they are  doing and  explain what they need to watch out for to remain safe.

The most important thing parents (or any motorist) driving in a school zone must remember is to be patient and stay calm. School zones are designed to be a low speed environment and people just need to be patient. Remember it is only 10-15 minutes out of your day, and getting upset or emotional behind the wheel never helps.

 

Some 3D Wall Artwork Promoting Cairns!

A unique artwork has travelled to the Gold Coast and back in a bid to lure local government’s top women to visit the Cairns region.

Cairns has been chosen to host the 2012 Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) Queensland Branch Annual Conference, expected to attract in excess of 100 delegates.

The conference is estimated to bring around 400 bed nights to local accommodation houses and have a flow-on throughout the region.

“This is yet another major event that we have been able to attract to the Cairns region,” Mayor Val Schier said.

“The boost the region gets from these types of event flows through many industries and provides valuable, statewide exposure.”

CRC representatives took a little piece of home to the recent 2011 ALGWA conference on the Gold Coast, displaying 3D wall art aimed at enticing delegates to think about next year’s venue.

The artwork features our iconic lagoon setting in a surreal theme that allows viewers to put themselves in the scene

“It’s all part of attracting delegates to next year’s conference and tempting them to stay for a holiday while they are here.”

The 3D artwork was created by local business Zest Events and will be displayed during Carnival on Collins and at the Baby Welcoming Ceremony next month.