69863 Bruce Highway, Aloomba, is going to auction in September.THIS tranquil tropical oasis, surrounded by World Heritage rainforest just south of Cairns, is a site to behold.On more than 32ha, the three-bedroom home will soon be going under the hammer.With a freshwater lake and established orchard, the property has been the apple of Paul Helyer’s eye since 2009.“I was living in Singapore but had long held an attachment to Cairns; I brought my kids up while living at Yorkeys Knob and Woree,” he said. “I bought this property on the internet after I came into some money from finishing off a big project.“We flew in, checked it out and made the deal – we thought it was just a special place.”Every year the 63-year-old, who lives with his wife on an Indonesian island, makes the “pilgrimage” to the Aloomba property for his birthday.“Invariably I will bring a big crowd of like-minded people with me,” Mr Helyer said.“I like sharing the property and entertaining has been such a big factor here.”A short drive from the highway, the property feels as though it’s in a world of its own.Views of a private lake can be enjoyed from the sweeping veranda, which is one of several large entertainment spaces.“It is such a pristine place; if you want to live in the tropics because of the environment, then this home is the perfect representation of North Queensland,” Mr Helyer said. “About 40 per cent of the property is an orchard, and to be able to live among it has been special.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe property is being auctioned on September 13.The “luxurious” master bedroom looks over the lush grounds, while an open-plan living and dining area catches the breeze.Other notable features include a multipurpose studio, powered machinery shed and two water licences for irrigating the commercial orchard.Now retired, Mr Helyer said choosing to sell his beloved property had been tough.“I was thinking the other day that soon I won’t be part of this any more, and there’s certainly a bit of reluctance there, but I need to get over it,” he said. The home will be auctioned at RE/MAX Cairns’ Whitfield premises on Wednesday, September 13 at 5.30pm.Mr Helyer said he would remain in the region until the property sold, and was confident a good result would be reached at the auction.Ray Murphy of RE/MAX said the Aloomba property had received “strong interest” from across Australia.“It’s so secluded but also so close to town, just a short commute to the Cairns CBD,” he said.“This is a sensational lifestyle block with endless opportunities.”Mr Murphy said he had been promoting the home to participants of this week’s RE/MAX Asia Pacific Conference 2017, held on the Gold Coast.
Tweet Sharing is caring! 12 Views no discussions Share Share Share LocalNews Religious Leaders to Stage Peace and Non-Violence March in Roseau by: – May 19, 2011 Religious Leaders in DominicaReligious Leaders in Dominica will on Sunday, 5th June, 2011 march through the streets of Roseau as a demonstration for peace and non-violence in the country.The march is organized by the Dominica Christian Council, the Evangelical Association and Adventist Church who have been meeting to discuss the matter of crime and violence on the island and plan activities to address the issue.The Inter-denominational group on crime and violence believes that the matter of crime calls for partnerships to effectively deal with the issue and therefore the march is just one of the many other planned activities of the group’s visible communion to address crime and violence.The march on 5th June, 2011 under the theme, “GLORY TO GOD AND PEACE ON EARTH” will be led by all Religious Leaders of the various denominations accompanied by members of the churches.The populace has witnessed heinous crimes and persons are being affected in various ways. Many innocent lives have been lost. The entire country should remain vigilant and jointly seek ways to address crime and violence. The march by Religious Leaders is a demonstration of Faith and a call to those engaged in criminal activities to desist from their activities.The march will commence at the Goodwill savannah and end with a Rally in front of the High Court on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.Dominica Vibes News
Share Share Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming March 12, 2020 UK-based game studio Blueprint Gaming has completed the acquisition of omni-channel gaming provider Games Warehouse from the Harbour Group.Already part of the Gauselmann Group, the deal will see Blueprint significantly boost its operations, delivering a greater number of high quality games to the market.Games Warehouse, based in Derby, England, currently supplies content to the global gambling market, with its games available across online, mobile and retail channels.Popular titles, including Wild Bandits, Birdz and Gold Strike, are already live across numerous websites and retail outlets of some of the leading operators.Matt Cole, Managing Director of Blueprint Gaming, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome the Games Warehouse team to Blueprint Gaming. They will support our growth by continuing to develop creative games as well as back Blueprint’s development efforts.“We are confident that the fit will work very well and we look forward to creating some innovative games together.”Staff members will continue to operate out of its existing office, where both the iGaming and Skill With Prize (SWP) machine teams will support Blueprint’s development plans.Brandon Bezzant, Harbour Group added: “Games Warehouse first created the SWP market and more recently successfully evolved into a standalone games developer for online and mobile.“We are sure that as a part of Blueprint Gaming and the Gauselmann Group, the team can go from strength to strength.” StumbleUpon Submit Gauselmann Group outlines plans to reopen once lockdown lifted April 24, 2020 Merkur Sportwetten increases stake in Belgium’s Betcenter August 4, 2020 Related Articles
The Argentina striker struck to cancel out Iker Muniain’s first half strike and set up an intriguing second leg in SpainGonzalo Higuain’s second half equaliser rescued Napoli as they drew 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of their Champions League third round qualifying tie.Iker Muniain put the La Liga side in front just before half-time and they looked to be on their way to an impressive win, only for Higuain to level on 68 minutes.The two sides meet again in Spain on August 27 with all to play for as they bid to reach the group stages of Europe’s elite competition.Both teams had opportunities inside the opening 10 minutes, with Marek Hamsik heading over a Higuain cross from a central position before firing over the bar after good work from Lorenzo Insigne.But it was the visitors who took the lead on 42 minutes when Muniain fired home into the bottom right-hand corner after being fed by Oscar De Marcos. Athletic could well have extended their lead early in the second period, with Arturo Ardiz going close with a left footed effort, 49 minutes in.Napoli had little in the way of goalscoring opportunities but found themselves back on level terms on 68 minutes as Hamsik supplied Higuain inside the area, who duly found the back of the net to make it 1-1.The result gives the Spanish side a slight edge heading into the second leg, which takes place a week on Wednesday at San Mames.