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8 hrs ago | ABC News

Chocolate farming: Couple hopes cocoa plantation will reap sweet rewards in far north Queensland

Farmers in far north Queensland are adapting to tougher competition by introducing new crops, with one couple planning to open a chocolate factory supplied by their cocoa tree plantation.

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13 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

Barracks party a cracker

Kim and Damien Whalley with children Callan 3, Addison5 and Sienna Whalley 7 with pet dog Peppa in front of the stage at Jezzine Barracks where Adam Brand will be performing.

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20 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

North Ward residents fight to block high-rise

Alton Rowe and Jennifer Flack at the site of a proposed multistorey unit development in Carter St which they are opposing amid fears it is too dense for its steep situation.

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20 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

Super Clinic delays blamed on defects

TOWNSVILLE'S long-delayed GP Super Clinic is unlikely to open before June, with the latest hold-up causing Herbert MP Ewen Jones to demand the operators hurry up and open or "hand the keys back".

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Townsville Bulletin

Yabulu dams a worry: Powell

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell in front of Clive Palmers Queensland Nickel, with Townsville MP John Hathaway and Thuringowa MP Sam Cox.

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Townsville Bulletin

Now is time to switch

Asif Baloch has been trying for months through optus and NBN Co to get his property connected to the NBN, but still no connection.

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Townsville Bulletin

End of road for young battler

The Cutting Car park on Sturt Street where the body of a man murdered on Wednesday night was found.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Townsville Bulletin

Mum on run for 20 years

THE mother of a Townsville nursing student faces extradition to the United States to answer charges over the alleged abduction of her infant daughter two decades ago.

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Townsville Bulletin

Doctors resign over contract battle

AT LEAST 40 doctors have resigned over the doctor contract stoush and the country's peak doctor group warns others may go as a result of saga which saw 1200 threaten to walk.

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ABC News

Queensland rail network under repair after Cyclone Ita

Queensland Rail says there is significant damage in the state's north after Cyclone Ita, with parts of the east coast network likely to stay closed until at least Sunday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

ABC News

Australians among latest casualties in America's drone war in Yemen

To the ancient Romans, Yemen was Arabia Felix, translating literally as Happy Arabia, but this was wishful thinking on the part of an empire with designs on the rugged, unconquerable land on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula.

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Townsville Bulletin

Island booze cruise ends in hefty fine

Palm Island cops seized this alcohol from a tinny arriving at the beach early on March 18. It includes 132 litres of wine, 5.7 litres of rum, 9.6 litres of Vodka, 700ml of Tequila and 13.1 litres of beer.

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NEWS.com.au

Linc Energy rejects project dangers

CONSULTANT to Rudd government's home insulation scheme was paid $1800 a day - so what advice did she provide for the failed scheme? FORMER pro-wrestler The Rock has taken up at a secret hideway while he films a movie in southeast Queensland.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Northern Territory News

Aussie 'terror foot soldiers' killed

Targeted attack ... two Australian citizens were killed in a US Predator drone strike in Yemen.

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Townsville Bulletin

War of words over refinery

THE flooding of tailings dams at Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinery means the plant could be shut down for weeks.

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Townsville Bulletin

Gang in drugs charge

Police raided the home of one gang member yesterday morning at Fred Astaire Avenue, Maudsland were vehicles where seized and taken away Pic by David Clark.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Australia, World News, Natural Disasters, Flood

EurekAlert!

NASA's TRMM Satellite adds up Tropical Cyclone Ita's Australian soaking

This TRMM satellite rainfall map covers Tropical Cyclone Ita's life from April 1-14.

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Townsville Bulletin

Croc killers fined for deadly act

FOUR men shot a 3m crocodile before dragging it into their boat, taking it home and skinning the protected species.

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Townsville Bulletin

Inland route to bypass Bruce Highway

A NEW inland highway to guarantee transport links between North Queensland and southern parts of the state during a flood or cyclone is being considered by the State Government.

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ABC News

Police implicate Qld public servants in drug syndicate

Detectives from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria have been investigating the group for the past year, seizing cannabis, amphetamines, cash, stolen goods, real estate and other assets valued at more than $13 million.

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