Local leaders awarded for Wet Tropics conservation projects

A unique project to cultivate seed banks of plants, found only on mountain-tops in the Wet Tropics, has been recognised in local conservation awards.

Amazing footage captures daily trials of Daintree osprey family

Stories of sibling rivalry, struggles to feed a young family & pure survival are being captured by new cameras at JCU's Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

Cooktown to kick off ten-day expo this week

A ten-day fusion of music, traditional dance, food, history and nature is coming to Cooktown, and Tropic's put together a taste of what to expect.

Two new fast-food franchises on the cards for Cairns

Who’s a big fan of burgers? How about burritos? Stocklands Cairns has submitted a development application to open two new international fast-food chains.

New Cairns clinic dives headfirst into concussion management

A new internationally-accredited concussion clinic is ensuring Far North athletes don’t suffer the hidden but serious consequences of head injuries.

New cafes, bars, restaurants popping up in Cairns

Good news: it's Friday. Better news: The Tropic team has rounded together a list of new bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as a new distillery in Cairns.

The influential life of Henrietta Marrie to feature in a new film

A biopic will explore the globally renowned academic and Yindinji elder's social justice career and her battle to bring her Great Grandfather's regalia back home.

‘Crucial’ land agreement made for Cairns University Hospital

The highly-anticipated Cairns University Hospital project has reached a critical agreement between all key parties in the signing of a CBD land deal.

Tropic Now's COVID-19 vaccine booking guide for Cairns and FNQ

Tropic Now has done the research so you know what local clinics are giving each type of vaccine and where and how to book.

Cairns Airport boardwalk to reopen after council restoration

The Jack Barnes Mangrove Boardwalk near Cairns Airport will reopen after Cairns Regional Council agreed to fund its $460,000 restoration costs.

Cairns Taipans to wear new jersey for Indigenous round

Cairns Taipans will mark the last home game – and final run in the Snag Pit – against the Brisbane Bullets tonight by sporting new jerseys and shorts.

Cairns conservationists win global award for reforestation

Wet Tropics Management Authority has won an international award for its work to restore Mt Hypipamee rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands.

True leader: Inside the mind of Cairns' top businesswoman

Connie Kang of Cairns Cars reveals how she puts people first to deliver the numbers while advocating for more women to secure leadership roles.

Cairns to receive new emergency shelter, DV services

Five new units will be built by Cairns-based Access Community Housing to provide emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Construction set to start on $373m Tablelands wind farm

French firm Neoen has signalled the start of work on the Kaban Green Energy Hub near Ravenshoe, which will create 250 jobs.

Cairns college pivot leads to niche in cheap eats

Diners are flocking to a Cairns English language school which has transformed its tuck shop into an all-you-can-eat restaurant as part of a COVID-19 pivot.

Cairns cafe pops the cork off natural wines

Oliver James explains why 'natties' are fast becoming a fun, no-fuss option for wine drinkers – and just how soon you can try one at Guyala Cafe.

‘Critical’ project to tackle Cairns’ looming water shortage

An alarming forecast that Cairns’ growing population will outstrip the city’s water supply within just five years has been raised by council officers – along with an ambitious plan to tackle the issue.