1800 Cootharinga

"Building a better world with people of all abilities!"

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3 July 2017 - Cairns
5 July - Townsville
Meet the Auditors Morning Tea in Cairns and Townsville

The auditors wish to gain feedback from our customers and their families about our services. Your feedback is incredibly important and we would urge you to attend a morning tea and assist us to ensure we continue to delivery high quality services to people with disability.

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23 June 2017
Accessible Cubby House Auction

We are auctioning a beautifully built cubby. Make a bid for you chance to own this stunning chil'd play house!

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13 June 2017
Conversations With Cootharinga - Townsville

We invite you to join us in Conversation to hear updates on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and changes within Cootharinga.

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10 June 2017
Babina Bargain Centre 50 Years Anniversary celebrations

Every year our elderly volunteers from Babinda make the trek to Townsville to present us with their fundraising cheque. This year the cheque was for $80,000.

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24 February 2017
Cootharinga North Queensland Sharing in $1.3 Million of funding

Cootharinga North Queensland was this week announced as one of the 17 partner organisations sharing in $1.3 million of funding by the annual Glencore Community Program North Queensland!

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December 2016
On the Move Newsletter

Get the latest scoop on everything happening at Cootharinga!

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3 January 2017
Aurizon Community Giving Fund granted $10,000 to complete a Mechanics Course!

Cootharinga North Queensland would like to thank the Aurizon Community Giving Fund for granting the Skills & Transition Program $10,000 to complete a Mechanics Course!

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12 December 2016
JADE the Cootharinga Elf!

Our Cootharinga Elf, Jade recently visited some wonderful community investors to say thank you and collect gifts for our customers at the 1800 Cootharinga Centre.

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28 October 2016 - MEDIA RELEASE
The Glitterati Sparkle at the Jewellery By Design Summer Garden Party Melbourne Cup Event supporting Cootharinga!

Jewellery By Design has once again partnered with Cootharinga North Queensland to present a glamorous and elegant Melbourne Cup event to the discerning and philanthropic business people of Townsville.

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11 October 2016
Smooth Sailing for Cootharinga & The Townsville Airport Community Benefit Fund!

The Townsville Airport Community Benefit Fund recently granted $1,900 to the Cootharinga North Queensland Skills & Transition Program and made a worthwhile sailing project, a reality.

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15 August 2016
The Gift that keeps on Giving

The Capabilities Employment Service gifted Cootharinga North Queensland a $970,000 cheque, strengthening a relationship which has continued for over half a century.

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May 2016
On the Move Newsletter

Get the latest scoop on everything happening at Cootharinga!

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25 May 2016
Glencore grants Cootharinga the opportunity for growth!

Cootharinga North Queensland in partnership with Glencore is proud to launch the Cootharinga Community Hub in Mount Isa!

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19 May 2016
Sponsorship of 8 billboards across North Queensland, supporting Cootharinga

Cootharinga North Queensland has recently secured a significant sponsorship with Queensland’s largest regional outdoor advertising company, Paradise Outdoor Advertising.

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21 January 2016
Cootharinga North Queensland Billboards

Take a look at our recently updated billboard proudly produced by North Queensland based business, Paradise Outdoor Advertising.

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07 December 2015
Celebrating International Day of People with a Disability

A message from Peter Mewett, CEO of Cootharinga North Queensland regarding International Day of People with a Disability.

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24 November 2015
Have you seen Cootharinga’s new television advertisements?

Cootharinga North Queensland has launched a new awareness campaign with television advertisements in all areas!

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29 September 2015
GREAT PRE-GRAND FINAL OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS!

4 x 2015 Signed & Framed North Queensland Cowboys Jerseys!

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25 September 2015
QUEENSLAND NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME LAUNCH SITE ANNOUNCED IN TOWNSVILLE

Cootharinga North Queensland is honoured that Premier Palaszczuk, today, chose our offices in Townsville to announce the launch site for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland for children with a disability, 17 years of age and under. The launch site will cover the local government areas of Townsville, Charters Towers and Palm Island and is due to commence in April, 2016.

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27 August 2015
This week is Speech Pathology Week!

Communication is a basic human right. Each year Speech Pathology Australia hosts Speech Pathology Week to make Australians more aware of those in our community who have a speech or swallowing difficulty.

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25 June 2015
Cairns Corporate Challenge - Kokoda Trek

Cootharinga North Queensland has been announced as the charity beneficiary of The Cairns Corporate Challenge in 2015!

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23 June 2015
Exciting and Delicious News!

Cootharinga has been selected to be on a Local Matters Jar at Grill’d this July!!

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23 June 2015
State of Origin Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to the lucky winner of the Cootharinga State of Origin Raffle, Paul Parker from SportsMed NQ!

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Our Vision:
"Building a better world with people of all abilities!"