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.

Further proof Far North Queensland is home to Australia’s best gin distilleries

Far North Queensland’s distillers have come away with a swag of medals at the 2022 World Gin Awards.

More money committed to Northern Australia development loan scheme

The Federal Government has boosted the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) by an extra $2-billion to $7-billion.

Cairns man who helps Indigenous youth kick goals receives Australia Day honour

Rick Hanlon, who set up AFL Cape York House, has been named Cairns Citizen of the Year at an Australia Day awards breakfast ceremony.

Cairns gin distillery jumps into ready-to-drink beverages with latest release

Wolf Lane Distillery's Darren Barber on why seltzers are popping, both internationally and in our own backyard.

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.