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Cairns business opens up all abilities travel and experiences
14 Oct 2021, 11:30
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
13 Oct 2021, 12:15
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
11 Oct 2021, 16:00
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
08 Oct 2021, 10:30
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
06 Oct 2021, 12:30
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
05 Oct 2021, 12:30
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
30 Sep 2021, 10:27
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
24 Sep 2021, 11:47
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
06 Sep 2021, 09:49
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
31 Aug 2021, 19:20
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
27 Aug 2021, 12:30
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
09 Aug 2021, 07:30
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
30 Jul 2021, 09:00
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
29 Jul 2021, 11:33
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
27 Jul 2021, 16:46
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
21 Jul 2021, 10:30
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
07 Jul 2021, 15:30
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.
New convention centre for Cairns Jockey Club
06 Jul 2021, 09:00
Construction will start later this year on a $1.3-million events facility at the finish line of the racecourse at Cannon Park.