Cairns secures $70m navy maintenance contract in big boost to local jobs

Cairns is set to strengthen its role as a leading regional marine maintenance hub in Australia and the Pacific after securing a five-year navy contract.

Cairns business opens up all abilities travel and experiences

A range of new care services has been launched in Far North Queensland to cater for all of the needs of visitors who are elderly or have disabilities.

Cairns college hosts Australian-first school Moderna vaccination program

St Monica’s College in Cairns has today become the launching pad for Australia’s first in-school Moderna vaccination program.

Opulent resort-style house named Home of the Year in Cairns building awards

The Palm Cove home boasts marble and stone finishes and a 25-metre pool. Check out all the Housing Industry Association award recipients.

Cairns collaboration takes out top gong in global vodka awards

A unique new product born from a partnership between FNQ Spirits and Skybury has taken out a huge international accolade.

Cairns Hospital chosen to trial new bladder cancer detection method

Cairns Hospital has been chosen as Queensland’s only regional health service to trial a new, non-invasive method of diagnosing bladder cancer.

Cairns scientists, CSIRO find way to eradicate dengue-carrying mosquito species

JCU, the CSIRO and other researchers have been able to sterilise and suppress populations of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Far North Queensland.

Cairns resort credits up for grabs as hotelier seeks ideas for sustainability

Crystalbrook Collection is offering $10,000 in resort credits for ideas that will foster sustainability in the hospitality industry.

Artists asked for input on proposed outback arts trail in Far North Queensland

A new project aims to establish permanent artworks in six Far North Queensland communities along the popular Savannah Way tourist route.

Research shows corals can pass on climate change resilience to their offspring

James Cook University scientists discover parent corals that survive environmental stress can pass on key resilience genes even as temperatures warm.

Rescue mission for single-use plastic items ahead of tomorrow’s ban

Two Queensland women are on a mission to collect and repurpose plastic cutlery, straws, stirrers and plates from hospitality and catering organisations.

Construction date set for Paradise Palms redevelopment in Cairns

Following a squashed court appeal and many council hurdles, a construction date is now set for The Palms Collection on the former Kewarra Beach golf course.

I'm 23 and got the AstraZeneca vaccine. Here's why

Tropic Now journalist Annabel Bowles unpacks AstraZeneca for young adults and explains why the quickest vaccine is our safest vaccine.

Flight sales now on as new Cairns services take off

Skytrans has launched new services, including one to the Whitsundays & another which includes Australia's shortest route with just ten minutes flying time.

Cairns-grown hookworms could protect troops against bioweapons

A new project conceived by a JCU researcher aims to create genetically modified hookworms that will protect frontline soldiers against biological attacks.

Bid for ‘critical’ water project funding put to Cairns business community

Funding is desperately needed for a $215-million project, which will secure an extra 15,000 megalitres of water a year and combat a water shortage.

New small business grants on offer to Queenslanders

Grants up to $15,000 are being offered to small businesses in Queensland, as part of the state government’s latest round of funding.

$317m surf park resort proposal put forth to Douglas Shire

Tropic Now has spoken to the local architects behind the design of an elaborate wave park, swimming lagoon and hotel complex slated for Port Douglas.