Live music mecca to become Cairns’ first alcohol-free bar

A Cairns bar popular among live music lovers will soon throw out the kegs and instead encourage punters to enjoy a night out without booze.

Explainer: How does the new reinsurance pool work and will it reduce your premiums?

JCU's Economics Lecturer with the lowdown on what the federal government's new reinsurance pool means for you.

Cairns hotels introduce climate ratings on restaurant menus

The operator of three Cairns hotels is launching new labels on their restaurant menus that evaluate environmental impact.

‘Catalytic’ $300m surf park development approved by Douglas Shire Council

A plan to build the Far North Queensland region's first wave park resort has been unanimously approved by Douglas Shire Council.

International business conference in Cairns to focus on environment and climate challenges

An inaugural conference aimed at helping industries survive and thrive on the road to net zero emissions will be held in Cairns later this year.

Cairns-founded private catering business launches in the US alongside Curtis Stone

After delivering thousands of dishes down under, Far North Queensland entrepreneur Jodie Mlikota is taking Gathar to the United States.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair to present 18 large-scale works in inaugural sculpture showcase

Celebrating its return to a physical format, CIAF is preparing to present a series of show-stopping sculptural works – a first for the annual art fair.

Cairns Regional Council to set ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2030

Cairns Regional Council will this week vote on a pathway to achieve net zero emissions for the organisation’s operations by the end of this decade.

Meet Kevin: The therapy dog with the im-paw-tant job of supporting Cairns students

Kevin the Wellness Dog, tasked with supporting the health and wellbeing of Trinity Anglican School students, has quickly become the students’ best friend.

New Tablelands-grown agave spirit takes out international award just weeks after release

Globally renowned for its Australian take on rum and gin, Mt. Uncle Distillery now has a blue agave spirit among its suite of award-winning spirits.

Four schools in Cairns and Far North to offer free period products on campus

Free pads and tampons will be offered across Queensland schools as part of a statewide $2.5m investment in improving access to sanitary care and education.

Port Douglas distillery takes out world’s top navy gin in global awards

Devils Thumb, one of the region’s newest distilleries, has received the highest honour possible for its signature Navy Strength Gin in the World Gin Awards.

Meet Barney Swan: the Daintree man making climate action simple, sexy and good business

From planting trees with Jane Goodall to sustainably sledge-hauling in Antarctica, ClimateForce founder Barney Swan is inviting everyone along for the ride.

Cairns classified as ‘priority area’ for doctor recruits in effort to fill GP shortage

GP clinics in Cairns can now access a larger pool of doctors, including those trained overseas, following a review of the region’s need for new recruits.

Budget carrier Bonza to bring new direct routes to Cairns Airport

Cairns travellers will soon be able to fly direct to Sunshine Coast, Mackay and Rockhampton with the launch of a new budget domestic airline.

Opportunities on offer in Cairns CBD to start-up businesses and creatives

Empty pockets of the city will soon be filled with local start-ups and creative projects, thanks to an exciting new initiative taking shape in Cairns.

Kuranda distillery backs up international award with new gin release

With the world’s eyes watching, Distil on the Hill's Neddy and Christian Bedwell are gearing up for the launch of their second craft gin.

Wind turbine blades arrive in Cairns for construction of Kaban Green Power Hub

Measuring 79-metres and weighing 32-tonnes, the blades will be stored in Cairns ahead of their transportation to the hub site near Ravenshoe later this year.