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Residents warned to get cyclone ready

TROPICAL Cyclone Jasper is set to make landfall in Queensland early next week as the system, currently situated 1430km northeast of Cairns, has strengthened to category 2.

Great year of health for NQPHN

MORE than 150 primary health care service contracts, valued at more than $63.7 million, were delivered by the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) across the region this year.

Cairns Airport expands Christmas fund

CAIRNS Airport’s charitable Christmas fund will expand this year to spread festive cheer across a wider variety of deserving community groups.


Graduates to bolster workforce

QUEENSLAND hospitality and tourism ventures will benefit from an injection of bright new talent after Voyages’ Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre celebrated the newest graduates of its National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) programs this month.

Gala dinner to honour veterans

THE Cairns RSL Sub Branch is proud to be holding its 4th Annual “Thank You for Your Service” Gala Dinner, dedicated to expressing our deepest gratitude to our veterans for their unwavering commitment and sacrifices.

Entsch joins call against fishing ban

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has joined the chorus of voices that have slammed the Federal Government’s recent decision to ban gillnet fishing.


Puppetry production set for regional tour

A PUPPETRY and visual theatre work that was commissioned for the 2021 Cairns Children’s Festival is set to tour regionally.

Mental health art exhibition a success

RAR Therapy in Cairns held an art exhibition during Queensland Mental Health Week to raise awareness of mental health and showcase the benefits of art therapy.

Investment in artistic touring ventures

NEARLY 1 million dollars’ worth of funding has been announced to support the touring of visual arts, music, theatre and dance experiences in Queensland, hoping to engage audiences across the state and grow creative employment.


A “Kool” solution in cold chain packaging

A FAR Northern owned and operated business is looking to revolutionise the packaging industry and steer it towards a greener, more sustainable future and is asking for likeminded investors to support the company and usher the industry into a new era.

Nuclear power topic of Mt Isa meeting

A COMMUNITY-LED event in Mt Isa next month will be the first of its kind discussing Australia’s energy future, with a particular focus on nuclear power technology.

Study reveals deepfakes hard to spot

A JAMES Cook University (JCU) study of people’s ability to detect ‘deepfakes’ has shown humans perform fairly poorly, even when given hints on how to identify video-based deceit.


New duplex for senior housing in Mareeba

A NEW senior housing duplex could soon be on the way for Mareeba as Mareeba Shire Council is in the process of finalising the execution of a Capital Funding Agreement to allow for the project’s construction.

Plans to lift home ownership levels

THE Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has welcomed the LNP’s plan to improve home ownership rates through tax relief, incentives and unlocking new supply.

Wacky real estate ad causes amusement

A colourful real estate listing has raised eyebrows this week in Cairns.


Region’s best in tourism honoured

SOME of the region’s best tourism operations were honoured over the weekend at the 2023 Expedia Group TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards at the Cairns Convention Centre.

New tours and events in Cairns

AS summer approaches there are a variety of tours, attractions, and events to check out in Cairns and the Far North for school holiday activities and more.

TTNQ appoints new chair

A NEW Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has been appointed with Experience Co Limited CEO John O’Sullivan to take over the role.


Theatre Review: ‘Higher Faster Louder’

JUTE Theatre Company has just wrapped Higher Faster Louder, a play based on the life of Marilyn Marsh-Booth, one of the world’s first female commercial pilots.

Connecting Community: Youth Crime

A column on the youth crime wave plaguing Cairns with Cardzilla co-owner Steve Bates.

Federal Budget and In-Home care

An aspect of the Budget that relates to the aged care reforms we are moving towards regrettably failed to deliver. This aspect is merging the entry-level CHSP.

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