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New gin distillery and bar to open in Stratford this week
28 Jul 2021, 16:45
A travel agent and aircraft engineer decided to delve into spirit-making after the pandemic hit, and now, we get to enjoy Narrow Tracks Distilling.
19 positive COVID-19 cases on overseas ship in Far North Queensland waters
28 Jul 2021, 11:30
19 positive COVID-19 cases are today being transferred from Weipa to Brisbane quarantine from a Philippines bulk carrier vessel.
Woman dies and another patient airlifted to hospital after serious crash in Mareeba
28 Jul 2021, 09:45
Police are currently investigating a two-vehicle crash near Mareeba which left one woman in a critical condition and saw a man airlifted to hospital.
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.
Free driving lessons getting Cairns youth behind the wheel and into work
27 Jul 2021, 13:00
A new program providing free driving lessons is helping young jobseekers connect with local employers like never before.
Italian Australian community asked to submit family photos for new theatre production
27 Jul 2021, 09:54
JUTE Theatre's La Bella Figura explores the Italian migration experience, with a focus on pride and dedication to cultural traditions.
Fantastic or a farce? Tropic Now delves into the upcoming Dinosaur Festival
26 Jul 2021, 14:14
Amid speculation about the credibility of Dinosaur Festival Cairns, Tropic Now has investigated reports and reviews and spoken to the organisers.
Roadside phone and seatbelt detecting cameras roll out today across Queensland
26 Jul 2021, 10:30
Roadside cameras to detect drivers using their mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt will be assembled across Queensland roads today.
New Kuranda gin distillery launches today thanks to new liquor licencing laws
23 Jul 2021, 11:15
Belonging to a trailblazing family of craft gin producers, it’s no surprise Neddy and Christian Bedwell have gone on to start Distil on the Hill.
Cafe, florist destroyed in Mareeba's second suspicious fire in a month
23 Jul 2021, 09:16
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed Hort St Café and Floral Magic and damaged a third adjoining business.
Second passenger on charter flight from Africa tests positive to COVID-19 in Cairns
22 Jul 2021, 17:16
16 Australian residents who were FIFO workers had come from Johannesburg via Kuala Lumpur.
Tropic Weekender: The best events and things to do in Cairns
22 Jul 2021, 16:30
This weekend brings lots of live music, comedy, markets, as well as the start of the Tokyo Olympics, which you can watch on the Esplanade's big screen.