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‘Crucial’ land agreement made for Cairns University Hospital
04 Jun 2021, 11:15
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
03 Jun 2021, 10:30
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
27 May 2021, 11:00
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
26 May 2021, 10:00
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
25 May 2021, 14:00
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
25 May 2021, 13:03
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
24 May 2021, 12:00
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
21 May 2021, 15:16
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
12 May 2021, 15:48
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
12 May 2021, 10:15
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
28 Apr 2021, 07:00
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
19 Apr 2021, 15:06
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
12 Apr 2021, 18:00
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
12 Apr 2021, 12:00
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
08 Apr 2021, 17:20
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
07 Apr 2021, 13:00
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
07 Apr 2021, 10:15
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
01 Apr 2021, 09:20
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.