‘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.

Drought resilience hub for tropical Cairns

James Cook University is establishing a multi-million dollar Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub at its Cairns campus, to help fight the effects and impacts of future droughts.

Push for major upgrade to Smithfield mountain bike trails

A group of businessmen and mountain biking enthusiasts are pushing for a $6 million 70-kilometre upgrade to Smithfield Conservation Park’s trail network.

Four Far North Queensland towns up for state tourism awards

Kuranda, Mareeba and Yungaburra are finalists in state tourism awards and are in the draw to win tourism consultancy packages valued up to $25,000.

Revealed: Repair inaction on Kuranda’s Barron River Bridge

Documents obtained under Right to Information reveal repair recommendations for the Barron River Bridge at Kuranda have been ignored since 2015.

Modern Mexican makes its way to Cairns' Edge Hill

Tropic caught up with local chef Dan Crossman, who's heading Guerrilla – a modern Mexican eatery and wine bar opening in Edge Hill tomorrow.

Australia becomes world’s second largest raw sugar exporter

Australia has jumped ahead of Thailand to become the world’s second largest raw sugar exporter, next to Brazil.

Half-price flights to Cairns now on sale

Thousands of cheap airfares to Cairns are now available, with Adelaide and Perth added to the list of departure cities eligible for the half-price flights.