Pilot tells of Jabiru emergency landing after takeoff from Weipa
Bruce Knowles said he had only 90 seconds to land the Jabiru aircraft after it lost power 15 minutes after taking off from Weipa on Tuesday. ``We felt a vibration at about 1500 feet, a couple of seconds later the motor went out," the 60-year-old ...
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The story behind the painting: Dr John Malouf
"[I] took a job doing weekend relief amongst the far north Queensland community in Babinda, Normanton, Weipa and Cooktown, and those doctors were single doctors within each of those towns or communities and they would work 25 days straight of the ...
Cape York roads to get $250m upgrade
Two of the dirt roads slated to be sealed as all-weather include a 100km-stretch from Mapoon to Weipa and 110km from Aurukun to the Peninsula Development Road. Both are vital links to proposed new bauxite mines on the resource-rich Cape York with Rio ...
Seam of hope as mining boom cash flows to Far North Queensland
The Cairns Post
Cargo shipping from Cairns to Cape Flattery, Weipa and Freeport in Papua Indonesia involved 100 containers a week worth $300 million a year, Mr Cummings said. He said Cairns had an advantage of not being reliant on one area or one resource for its ...
Rural maternity services step closer to restoration in Far North Queensland
The Cairns Post
Mr Springborg said he was confident Cooktown and Weipa would see delivery services reinstated, following an announcement last year on plans to reopen birthing facilities in the state. He also announced an Australia-first program in which 50 Queensland ...
Springborg looks to deliver Cooktown birthing services
Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg yesterday announced he is looking to reinstate birthing services to Cooktown and Weipa within the next 12 months. Cooktown Hospital medical superintendent Dr Natasha Coventry says the move would not ...
Plibersek rejects call for more refugee health funding
And it was brought to my attention particularly in regards to the Scherger detention centre off Weipa in far north Queensland where we did have an impact on local health facilities particularly around the likes of dental care and also with regards to ...