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  • Gavin King

    Tropic Now's Editor & co-founder

    Gavin has 20 years experience in journalism and news media, including newspapers, online, TV and radio. He started out by publishing a music magazine as a 15-year-old high school kid before taking up freelance writing work in Sydney, where he became editor of the popular weekly street press magazine Revolver at the age of 21.

    He went on to work for News Corporation between 2003 and 2011, with stints at The Centralian Advocate, The Cairns Post and The Sunday Mail.

    During his journalism career with News Corporation, Gavin worked in a variety of roles including Chief of Staff, Business Editor, and Political Reporter. He was most recently Editor-at-Large and chief columnist at The Cairns Post.

    He was elected as the Member for Cairns and appointed Assistant Minister for Tourism in the Queensland Government between 2012 and 2015, and is also a published author and corporate consultant.


    Articles written by Gavin King

    Last updated: 27-06-2017 16:15
    Cairns population pivots to Asia...
    Cairns population pivots to Asia
    Last updated: 12-06-2017 21:24
    First look at planned $120 million redev...
    First look at planned $120 million redevelopment of Esplanade Hotel
    Last updated: 31-05-2017 09:41
    Call for local businesses to join Crysta...
    Call for local businesses to join Crystalbrook Collection projects
    Last updated: 23-05-2017 21:41
    Aspial announces sales figures at Nova C...
    Aspial announces sales figures at Nova City
    Last updated: 19-05-2017 09:41
    Cairns mourns passing of tourism legend ...
    Cairns mourns passing of tourism legend Charles Woodward
    Last updated: 16-05-2017 16:41
    Radio boss Gina Hogan off to Perth...
    Radio boss Gina Hogan off to Perth
    Last updated: 12-05-2017 14:45
    How Cairns real estate is being turned u...
    How Cairns real estate is being turned upside down
    Last updated: 12-05-2017 13:45
    TropicNow exclusive: new board announced...
    TropicNow exclusive: new board announced for Cairns Hospital
    Last updated: 27-04-2017 19:30
    Cairns is officially the best performing...
    Cairns is officially the best performing hotel market in Australia
    Last updated: 03-04-2017 12:15
    Cairns set to be home for more people as...
    Cairns set to be home for more people as economy rises
    Last updated: 29-03-2017 18:25
    Taipans star joins Marlins line-up...
    Taipans star joins Marlins line-up
    Last updated: 15-03-2017 16:42
    Cairns hotel projects ramp up with big e...
    Cairns hotel projects ramp up with big executive appointment
    Last updated: 06-03-2017 17:20
    Find out where tourism chief Alex de Waa...
    Find out where tourism chief Alex de Waal is heading next
    Last updated: 28-02-2017 15:45
    Cairns economy on a steady course of gro...
    Cairns economy on a steady course of growth
    Last updated: 27-02-2017 09:30
    Huge potential for growth in Korean flig...
    Huge potential for growth in Korean flights to Cairns
    Last updated: 21-02-2017 10:45
    Sir Elton John set to play massive conce...
    Sir Elton John set to play massive concert in Cairns
    Last updated: 17-02-2017 14:45
    Massive Reef Marina redevelopment gets g...
    Massive Reef Marina redevelopment gets green light
    Last updated: 16-02-2017 15:45
    Economy fires up with $50 million sale o...
    Economy fires up with $50 million sale of Coconut Holiday Resort
    Last updated: 15-02-2017 12:45
    Uber launches campaign to bring its serv...
    Uber launches campaign to bring its service to Cairns
    Last updated: 12-02-2017 13:45
    Local banana innovators take a bite out ...
    Local banana innovators take a bite out of the Big Apple
    Last updated: 11-02-2017 14:45
    Celebrated bush advocate Noeline Ikin lo...
    Celebrated bush advocate Noeline Ikin loses battle with cancer
    Last updated: 08-02-2017 10:45
    Quicksilver invests in future growth of ...
    Quicksilver invests in future growth of tourism
    Last updated: 02-02-2017 13:18
    Economic diversity starts ramping up in ...
    Economic diversity starts ramping up in Cairns
    Last updated: 23-01-2017 07:08
    Big changes at laneway bar Harvest...
    Big changes at laneway bar Harvest
    Last updated: 15-01-2017 15:15
    Cairns suburbs welcome safe 'Knights'...
    Cairns suburbs welcome safe 'Knights'
    Last updated: 14-01-2017 16:30
    Cairns couple in with a big shot at Magi...
    Cairns couple in with a big shot at Magic Millions
    Last updated: 14-01-2017 09:45
    Stunning Daintree video a reminder of li...
    Stunning Daintree video a reminder of life in paradise
    Last updated: 13-01-2017 13:15
    Jobs bonanza in new Cairns Aquarium rest...
    Jobs bonanza in new Cairns Aquarium restaurant deal
    Last updated: 09-01-2017 10:30
    Heavy rain creates crazy opportunity for...
    Heavy rain creates crazy opportunity for kayaker
    Last updated: 05-01-2017 12:30
    Sorry Bruce Willis fans, the movie star ...
    Sorry Bruce Willis fans, the movie star didn't visit Cairns
    Last updated: 28-12-2016 15:30
    Caffiend makes bold move into two new ve...
    Caffiend makes bold move into two new venues
    Last updated: 27-12-2016 13:30
    End of year report card for Cairns econo...
    End of year report card for Cairns economy
    Last updated: 14-12-2016 18:15
    Girls skip court to go on crime spree...
    Girls skip court to go on crime spree
    Last updated: 14-12-2016 12:50
    Gallery seeks help to keep tropical art ...
    Gallery seeks help to keep tropical art in Cairns
    Last updated: 12-12-2016 16:22
    Former Cairns MP in cancer battle...
    Former Cairns MP in cancer battle
    Last updated: 12-12-2016 06:02
    Cairns gearing up for construction jobs ...
    Cairns gearing up for construction jobs boom
    Last updated: 10-12-2016 15:02
    Tropics on display in stunning Rydges re...
    Tropics on display in stunning Rydges redevelopment images
    Last updated: 08-12-2016 14:02
    Watch the video of Cairns CBD's latest t...
    Watch the video of Cairns CBD's latest tower proposal
    Last updated: 08-12-2016 06:36
    Exciting times for Cairns CBD with plans...
    Exciting times for Cairns CBD with plans for two key projects
    Last updated: 01-12-2016 07:16
    Chinese New Year Festival signs up KUR-W...
    Chinese New Year Festival signs up KUR-World as major sponsor
    Last updated: 30-11-2016 10:30
    Community in mourning over sudden death ...
    Community in mourning over sudden death of popular local nanny
    Last updated: 30-11-2016 06:57
    Grand plans unveiled for $100 million de...
    Grand plans unveiled for $100 million development in Cairns CBD
    Last updated: 29-11-2016 17:25
    Ravenshoe crash driver charged by police...
    Ravenshoe crash driver charged by police
    Last updated: 28-11-2016 14:01
    Great news on Cairns jobs scene...
    Great news on Cairns jobs scene
    Last updated: 23-11-2016 15:59
    Does this spell the end for Aquis in Cai...
    Does this spell the end for Aquis in Cairns?
    Last updated: 23-11-2016 10:59
    Council makes clear decision against flu...
    Council makes clear decision against fluoride
    Last updated: 22-11-2016 10:01
    Cairns Muslim community in mourning...
    Cairns Muslim community in mourning
    Last updated: 21-11-2016 14:01
    Could Kier be headed to Brisbane for big...
    Could Kier be headed to Brisbane for big ABC role?
    Last updated: 16-11-2016 17:01
    Innovation winners are grinners at TNQ a...
    Innovation winners are grinners at TNQ awards show
    Last updated: 16-11-2016 12:42
    Nova City sales team expands...
    Nova City sales team expands
    Last updated: 09-11-2016 10:32
    Cairns On A Fork a must-do for local foo...
    Cairns On A Fork a must-do for local foodies
    Last updated: 03-11-2016 16:17
    Australian boss of billionaire's hotel b...
    Australian boss of billionaire's hotel business sees bright future for Cairns
    Last updated: 31-10-2016 14:17
    Cairns jobs market finally clicks into g...
    Cairns jobs market finally clicks into gear
    Last updated: 28-10-2016 15:51
    Cairns team praised for expert work on N...
    Cairns team praised for expert work on Nova City
    Last updated: 26-10-2016 09:28
    Back to the reef for coral research...
    Back to the reef for coral research
    Last updated: 22-10-2016 16:09
    Cairns students scoop national science p...
    Cairns students scoop national science prize
    Last updated: 20-10-2016 11:09
    Cairns hotel market is the nation's top ...
    Cairns hotel market is the nation's top performer
    Last updated: 18-10-2016 21:30
    Billions in opportunities on show for Ca...
    Billions in opportunities on show for Cairns businesses
    Last updated: 17-10-2016 18:30
    Cairns tradies wanted for major hotel re...
    Cairns tradies wanted for major hotel redevelopment
    Last updated: 13-10-2016 18:20
    Edge Hill butchers move on after decades...
    Edge Hill butchers move on after decades in business
    Last updated: 11-10-2016 17:20
    Costa opens inspiring Manoora vegie gard...
    Costa opens inspiring Manoora vegie garden
    Last updated: 10-10-2016 16:23
    CQUni forum looks to shape future growth...
    CQUni forum looks to shape future growth of Cairns
    Last updated: 10-10-2016 09:51
    Nova City video showcases Cairns to the ...
    Nova City video showcases Cairns to the world
    Last updated: 07-10-2016 10:30
    Manoora gets its very own community vegi...
    Manoora gets its very own community vegie garden
    Last updated: 05-10-2016 15:41
    Council and Feds unite to fund Cairns Pe...
    Council and Feds unite to fund Cairns Performing Arts Centre
    Last updated: 05-10-2016 15:06
    Man caught driving eight times over the ...
    Man caught driving eight times over the limit
    Last updated: 05-10-2016 12:06
    Explore the hidden stories of Cairns bui...
    Explore the hidden stories of Cairns buildings
    Last updated: 03-10-2016 13:44
    Work ramps up on JCU's new CBD campus...
    Work ramps up on JCU's new CBD campus
    Last updated: 02-10-2016 15:22
    Cairns uni students in sprint for soluti...
    Cairns uni students in sprint for solutions
    Last updated: 29-09-2016 14:23
    Sellers start seeing value in Cairns rea...
    Sellers start seeing value in Cairns real estate market
    Last updated: 12-09-2016 11:06
    Bright future for Tropical North if we e...
    Bright future for Tropical North if we embrace new thinking
    Last updated: 05-09-2016 17:23
    New growth for urban food gardens in Cai...
    New growth for urban food gardens in Cairns
    Last updated: 31-08-2016 13:00
    Green power lights up the TNQ economy...
    Green power lights up the TNQ economy
    Last updated: 27-08-2016 09:24
    First stage of $550 million Nova project...
    First stage of $550 million Nova project launched to the world
    Last updated: 26-08-2016 13:24
    Spirit of sporting larrikin lives on...
    Spirit of sporting larrikin lives on
    Last updated: 24-08-2016 17:07
    $42.5 million solar farm to be built in ...
    $42.5 million solar farm to be built in Tropical North
    Last updated: 23-08-2016 10:48
    Tourism boom fuels multi-million dollar ...
    Tourism boom fuels multi-million dollar investments
    Last updated: 17-08-2016 13:48
    Scaly ensuite surprise for Cairns couple...
    Scaly ensuite surprise for Cairns couple
    Last updated: 10-08-2016 15:23
    Census fail sparks health data concern f...
    Census fail sparks health data concern for North Queenslanders
    Last updated: 08-08-2016 20:07
    Jobs in short supply for Cairns youth...
    Jobs in short supply for Cairns youth
    Last updated: 14-07-2016 20:50
    Uber makes a surprise return to the Cair...
    Uber makes a surprise return to the Cairns market
    Last updated: 11-07-2016 11:00
    Bad buzz has tropical beekeepers worried...
    Bad buzz has tropical beekeepers worried
    Last updated: 10-07-2016 09:00
    Bentley Park now has what might just be ...
    Bentley Park now has what might just be Cairns' best suburban park
    Last updated: 05-07-2016 15:10
    Cairns Classic tees off to a flying star...
    Cairns Classic tees off to a flying start
    Last updated: 01-07-2016 14:00
    What's the best beer? Hemingway's Brewer...
    What's the best beer? Hemingway's Brewery vs big beer multinationals
    Last updated: 28-06-2016 13:40
    Agreement signed to build massive lagoon...
    Agreement signed to build massive lagoon at Cairns development
    Last updated: 20-06-2016 12:04
    Could this be the sign we've all been wa...
    Could this be the sign we've all been waiting for on Aquis?
    Last updated: 16-06-2016 10:00
    Something big is happening with hotels i...
    Something big is happening with hotels in Cairns
    Last updated: 14-06-2016 16:00
    Reef rules on Leichhardt campaign trail...
    Reef rules on Leichhardt campaign trail
    Last updated: 09-06-2016 17:17
    What's really going on with the Cairns e...
    What's really going on with the Cairns economy these days?
    Last updated: 08-06-2016 11:50
    How a touch of Paris is activating the C...
    How a touch of Paris is activating the Cairns CBD
    Last updated: 06-06-2016 12:01
    New luxury housing estate rises from the...
    New luxury housing estate rises from the dust
    Last updated: 03-06-2016 14:18
    Legal action stalls new Edge Hill galler...
    Legal action stalls new Edge Hill gallery
    Last updated: 27-05-2016 14:01
    Did you know Cairns once had a 'holding ...
    Did you know Cairns once had a 'holding centre' for refugees?
    Last updated: 26-05-2016 06:41
    Is Cairns too risky for apartment invest...
    Is Cairns too risky for apartment investments?
    Last updated: 23-05-2016 13:01
    More proof Cairns women are boss...
    More proof Cairns women are boss
    Last updated: 23-05-2016 11:06
    Why golf tourism could be the next big t...
    Why golf tourism could be the next big thing for local tourism
    Last updated: 20-05-2016 08:07
    Here's why nearly all Port Douglas hotel...
    Here's why nearly all Port Douglas hotels are booked out right now
    Last updated: 19-05-2016 08:31
    Leichhardt Election Battle: Episode 2...
    Leichhardt Election Battle: Episode 2
    Last updated: 18-05-2016 10:23
    Massive $844 million boost for Cairns ma...
    Massive $844 million boost for Cairns marine infrastructure
    Last updated: 17-05-2016 08:10
    Backpacker tax to be scrapped...
    Backpacker tax to be scrapped
    Last updated: 16-05-2016 10:33
    Jute takes positive approach to an uncer...
    Jute takes positive approach to an uncertain future
    Last updated: 13-05-2016 15:21
    Latham lets loose on Aurukun issues...
    Latham lets loose on Aurukun issues
    Last updated: 11-05-2016 21:16
    Will Cairns boom over the next five year...
    Will Cairns boom over the next five years?
    Last updated: 11-05-2016 18:06
    Leichhardt election battle explained in ...
    Leichhardt election battle explained in full GIF glory
    Last updated: 09-05-2016 19:06
    Superyachts cruise into Cairns & Port Do...
    Superyachts cruise into Cairns & Port Douglas
    Last updated: 08-05-2016 07:07
    Here's why Airbnb is rocking it in Cairn...
    Here's why Airbnb is rocking it in Cairns
    Last updated: 27-04-2016 10:00
    Port Douglas images to make anyone not c...
    Port Douglas images to make anyone not currently there extremely jealous