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Aurukun’s top citizens awarded

Fred Morris Kerindun is Aurukun’s inaugural Citizen of the Year and Ian Peinkinna is the first Young Citizen of the Year. Aurukun Shire Council Mayor Dereck Walpo said the Council was recognising the community’s quiet achievers for the first time as part of the nation’s Australia Day celebrations. “These men are an inspiration to our … Read More

Aurukun residents urged to take up fitness challenge

Aurukun’s Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is encouraging the community to get fit with a new program aimed at doubling the number of people using the facility. Branch manager Sgt Glenn Compain said the 1+1 program was designed to get Aurukun’s service providers to team up with members of the community and do circuit training … Read More

Aurukun Council welcomes new start for students in 2017

Aurukun Shire Council has given its support to the Queensland Education Department taking full control of the community’s school. Aurukun Mayor Dereck Walpo said Aurukun’s children deserved a school with an Australian curriculum rather than the United States-developed direct instruction method used by the Good to Great Schools program. “Direct instruction has been a problem … Read More

Aurukun Shire Council investigates tourism options

Aurukun Shire Council will document walking trails, significant historical sites and scenic waterfront locations within the town area that would be of interest to visitors as part of a plan to introduce tourism to the Cape York community. Aurukun Mayor Dereck Walpo said the Council held a tourism committee meeting with representatives from Tourism Tropical … Read More

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