Mornings with John Mackenzie

Mornings with John Mackenzie

Not out of danger yet

Today I spoke to Wayne Coutts, Regional Director of the State Emergency Service (SES), about ex-tropical cyclone Kimi. 

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Proliferation of criminal exploits shared on social media

Today I spoke to Jason, a concerned Cairns resident, about the proliferation of juveniles taking to social media to...

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Ticking time bomb

Today I spoke to Dr. Ken Chapman, the chairman of Tourism Tropical North Queensland, about the urgent need for the...

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Dive Club

Today I spoke to Steve Jaggi, showrunner and producer of Dive Club, about the upcoming Netflix drama that is being...

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Shark debate

Today I spoke to Geoff Mcpherson, who has 40 Years’ Experience in Fisheries and is Marine Fisheries Acoustic...

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More shark research is needed

Today I spoke to Dr Andrew Chin, a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture...

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Green shoots for airlines

Today I spoke to Richard Barker, the CEO of Cairns Airport, about the promising news of flights between Cairns and...

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FNQ needs JobKeeper to stay

Today I spoke to Mark Olsen, the CEO of Tourism Tropical North Queensland, about the Brisbane three-day lockdown and...

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Precarious Australian China relations continue

Today I spoke to Senator Jim Molan, Liberal Senator for NSW andDeputy Chair of Select Committee on Foreign...

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Breakthrough in the dairy industry

Today I spoke to James Geraghty, the State Councillor of Dairy Farmers Organisation, about the scientific...

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Low water level caused Tinaroo Dam to close

Today I spoke to Neville Fry, a water sports enthusiast, about Tinaroo Dam closing earlier than required due to the...

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Is it time to cull sharks?

Today I spoke to Rob Erskine, the owner of Erkines Tackle World, about sharks and if there is a need to cull sharks. 

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Horrendous attack on a bus driver

Today I spoke to Brian Huxley, the Far North District Chief Superintendent, about the horrendous attack on a bus...

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The psychology behind fire works

Today I spoke to Mike Newman, the director of Fireworks Xplosive Art, about the New Year's Eve fireworks displays...

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Kuranda Range chaos

Today I spoke to Angela Toppin, the Mayor of Mareeba Shire Council, about the future of the Kuranda range.  

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Absurd restrictions strangling tourism operators

Today I spoke to Alan Wallish, the of Owner Passions of Paradise, about the absurd COVID-19 restrictions that are...

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Fireworks to bring festive feeling

Today I spoke to Mike Newman, director of Fireworks Xplosive Art, about the council approving fireworks for New...

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Regional Defence Maintenance Centre a win for Cairns

Today I spoke to Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, the head of Maritime Systems and Capability and Sustainment Group from...

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Bring back a bright, happy CBD

Today I spoke to Michael Healy, the local Member for Cairns, about the constant itinerant problem in the CBD and his...

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COVID-19 Vaccine debut

Today I spoke with Dr. Chris Moy, the Vice President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), about the COVID-19...

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