NORSHIP MARINE

Community Engagement and Initiatives

Norship takes pride in supporting local business and community events.

Citizens of the Reef

Norship is a founding member of the ‘Citizens of the great Barrier Reef’.

Norship is committed to protect and conserve the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs around the world.

Our company and individual staff employees are members of the “Citizens of the Reef”; actively supporting the cause by participating in different actions to contribute to a positive impact.

Citizens of the reef’s mission is to protect and conserve the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs around the world.  Norship is helping them inspire collaboration and collective impact on a global scale. From ditching single-use plastics to citizen science and world-leading Research – now is the time to act.

print releaf

PrintReleaf is a company which uses a patented software platform to help many business offset their paper use.

Norship has been a proud partner with Print Releaf since June 2016.

By partnering with PrintReleaf Norship Marine has repaced the over 400,000 standard pages of paper by reforesting over 50 trees.

CAIRNS SPORTS FISHING

The capture of this first ‘grander’ black marlin put Cairns on the world game fishing map and was the catalyst for the establishment on an industry that has brought tens of thousands of an­glers to enjoy fishing in the Cairns region in the more than 50 years since.

The 50th Anniversary event itself saw the unveiling of an iconic sculpture. The competition drew a fleet of 54 boats and 340 competitors from across Australia and internationally from Japan, UK, USA, PNG and New Zealand.

The life-size (1100lb size) black marlin sculpture designed by Craig Smith on the wharf partially funded by Norship Marine.

North queensland areo club

The North Queensland Aero Club (NQAC) was formed in Cairns during 1949 and has been training Pilots and providing a Flying Club ever since. The main base was originally established at the Cairns Airport and provided Flight Instruction and Charter services across the remote Cape York Peninsula.

Norship is a supporter of the NQAC and has been a major sponsor for the NQAC Air Race for many years.

young animal protection society inc.

The Young Animal Protection Society Inc. is a non-profit organisation that cares for homeless and unwanted dogs and cats. The overall goal of the organisation is to provide an animal welfare service aiming at excellence to Cairns and the surrounding district. YAPS is one of very few animal refuges in the area providing this service to the community.

Norship staff love their coffee and animal welfare, so money paid for coffee is donated to Yaps on a quarterly basis

cairns show – cattle stud section

Cairns show cattle Stud selection judges a series of cattle and pronouncing a first-, second- and third-place animal based on each animal’s individual traits compared to that of the others.

 Judgments on cattle are ultimately based on which animal is worth the most profit.

Norship is a locally owned and operated company with a family heritage of more than 70 years in the Marine and Engineering Industry. 

The owner of Norship is also invested in the Northern farming community and we have supported the Cairns Show Association.

cairns choral society

The Cairns Choral Society was formed in 1923. Their first outings were confined to Eisteddfod competitions between Townsville and Charters Towers. In the intervening years the Choral Society has been entertaining generations of Cairns audiences through recitals, regular concerts, highly successful theatre restaurants and musicals and the internationally acclaimed choir.

Norship was proud to contribute to the success of the Choral Society and manufacture a theatrical prop for the production “Wicked”.

 The witches bubble was designed by Norship’s architects and fabricated by our specialist welders.

roatary dream flight trust

The Dream Flight Trust was settled in 1999 by the Rotary Club of Cairns North.  The Trust Deed required the Trustees to set up a one hour flight in a Qantas Boeing 747 (later a Boeing 767) for about 200 disadvantaged and disabled children. 

Sponsors would be sought to sponsor the children, and the sponsorship money would be first used to defray the costs of the flight, and the left over sponsorship money would be used to provide equipment and services for disabled or disadvantaged children not covered by normal Government sources.

With a passion for kids and aviation, Norship was happy to contribute to the success of this great initiative.

 

roatary club of cairns trinity

The Rotary Club of Cairns Trinity holds an Annual event to take seniors to Kuranda on the Kuranda Railway and back.

 Starting early the Rotary club welcome the seniors and carers on the train, bound for Kuranda.  The Kuranda Scenic Railway is the railway line that runs from the coastal city of Cairns, over the Great Dividing Range to the town of Kuranda on the Atherton Tablelands. The seniors and carers are then treated to a performance by the Cairns Bands while having lunch in the park. A wonderful day out for the young at heart.

Norship was happy to ensure a ‘Norship Carriage’ made its way up the windy railroad to Kuranda to support our senior community members with a great day out.

cairns internation speedway

The Cairns international Speedway, run by the North Queensland International Motor Racing Association is and located in Edmonton Cairns.

In 2018 the Thunder in the Cane Bowl was brought to Cairns International Speedway which saw 410 sprint cars return to the track, many who haven’t in several years.

Norship has been an ongoing supporter of the Cairns International Speedway for over 30 years. We love engines and we love speedway.

 

cairns choral society

The Cairns Choral Society was formed in 1923. Their first outings were confined to Eisteddfod competitions between Townsville and Charters Towers. In the intervening years the Choral Society has been entertaining generations of Cairns audiences through recitals, regular concerts, highly successful theatre restaurants and musicals and the internationally acclaimed choir.

Norship was proud to contribute to the success of the Choral Society and manufacture a theatrical prop for the production “Wicked”.

 The witches bubble was designed by Norship’s architects and fabricated by our specialist welders.

roatary dream flight trust

The Dream Flight Trust was settled in 1999 by the Rotary Club of Cairns North.  The Trust Deed required the Trustees to set up a one hour flight in a Qantas Boeing 747 (later a Boeing 767) for about 200 disadvantaged and disabled children. 

Sponsors would be sought to sponsor the children, and the sponsorship money would be first used to defray the costs of the flight, and the left over sponsorship money would be used to provide equipment and services for disabled or disadvantaged children not covered by normal Government sources.

With a passion for kids and aviation, Norship was happy to contribute to the success of this great initiative.

 

great cycle challenge

Great Cycle Challenge started in 2013, and after just 6 years, the event has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in Australia.

 People of all ages, abilities and from every state across the country set themselves a personal riding goal and challenge themselves to pedal throughout October to fight kids’ cancer.

 In 6 years, their community of 55,774 riders from all 6 states and 2 territories have ridden a total of 13,341,418km, and together they have raised $16,300,890 in support of research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

Norship has supported its employees actively in completing the Great Cycle challenge.

Earlville tennis club

 

The Earlville Tennis Club is run by a dedicated committee made up of 7 volunteers.

 The club offers fun tennis programs for kids and adults players.  They are very fortunate to have a large clubhouse which allows planned lessons to go ahead even when the weather is unkind.  They pride themselves on offering a fun family atmosphere and hope to see you on the Courts soon.

Norship is a proud sponsor of this group where the committee has created such a great atmosphere for the members to learn, gain fitness and have fun.

 

cairns brass

Cairns Brass is a community group featuring a National A Grade Brass Band, a youth band and a training brass bands. Cairns Brass regularly compete at State and National Competitions and provides an excellent training environment for people of all ages 

In 2019, Cairns Brass won the Australian Champion Marching Brass Band.

The owner of Norship is heavily involved in the continuation of the Cairns Brass success.