34 Years – Marino Lawyers
Marino Lawyers has been building relationships with people and businesses of the Far North since its establishment in March 1988. The Firm proudly remains locally owned and operated, with Charlie Marino recently passing the baton over to Directors Latisha Cali and Maree Mazur. The Marino Lawyers’ tradition of being your family’s lawyer, with you every step of the way, continues as Latisha and Maree provide legal services to the next generation of Cairns. Charlie is also here to celebrate this milestone as a Consultant with the Firm. Charlie, Latisha, and Maree wish to thank their clients, businesses, and the Far North community for their continued support.
Marino Lawyers offers a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses throughout the Far North Queensland region with offices in Cairns, Port Douglas, Edmonton and Babinda.
Marino’s Arcade first floor,
70 Grafton Street Cairns 4870
30 Years – Jute Theatre
JUTE was a creative explosion that happened when three theatre-makers, Susan Prince, Kathryn Ash and Sullen Maunder, met and started to make theatre together. All three had day jobs but were driven to make good quality theatre. Numerous memorable moments will be forever cherished by the three.
“Our first major grant, the first time we produced a play that the company had developed, the day we were advised that State Government had approved the $2.7 million capital works grant to build a theatre and gallery for JUTE and KickArts (now called North Site) that became the Centre of Contemporary Arts and has since been upgraded and now named Bulmba-ja Arts Centre,” founding member Sullen Maunder said. Over the past 30 years, Sullen commented it all came down to loving what you do, integrity and having the right team behind you.
96 Abbott Street,
Cairns City 4870
25 Years – Matchport Materials Handling
Ron and Wilmy Kloprogge opened the door to Matchport Materials Handling in 1997, and 25 years later, they are still growing from strength to strength. Matchport Materials Handling offers a full-service delivery of sales, service, repairs, and machinery rentals for their customers throughout Far North Queensland.
“In 1997, my wife Wilmy and I saw a need for a business in Cairns to service the region with machinery sales, services and repairs. Our focus has always been on customer service with complete accountability for every aspect,” said Ron.
The business has kept up with the changing times by upskilling and training their staff in the latest methods and techniques.
6/5 Toohey Street,
Cairns City 4870
16 Years – Cairns Carwash Café
Husband-and-wife team Kim and Paul Freebody opened the now known Cairns Car Wash Café in 2006 to offer the residents of Cairns a service of washing the family car in a safe environment. The establishment has undergone a transformation and is now owned and run by their three sons, Daniel, Nathan and Trent. This year the sons added Meldrum’s drive-through to the site. Meldrum’s mouth-watering pies, pasties, and sausage rolls, along with Cruze coffee, are now available in the drive-through.
Daniel, Nathan and Trent have pledged to continue to develop the site to:“Exceed our customers’ expectations and ‘WOW’ our customers by offering a fast, high quality and affordable service,”
27 Reservoir Road,