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2032 Olympics: Cairns' focus shifts towards training hub, unearthing local athletes
07 Sep 2021, 12:01
Cairns leaders move to position Cairns as an elite athlete training hub, a hotbed of sporting talent, and must-visit tourist destination.
Four-month drug operation ends with 33 arrested south of Cairns
07 Sep 2021, 09:30
A total of 80 charges have been laid in the Mission Beach and Tully area on methylamphetamine, cannabis and pharmaceutical drug related offences.
Construction on $41.4m Wangetti Trail due to start this year
06 Sep 2021, 12:30
Public comment is now open for the southern section of the Wangetti Trail, construction of which could start by the end of this year if federally approved.
Research shows corals can pass on climate change resilience to their offspring
06 Sep 2021, 09:49
James Cook University scientists discover parent corals that survive environmental stress can pass on key resilience genes even as temperatures warm.
Lifting lockdowns: Local epidemiologist explains what Cairns can expect
03 Sep 2021, 13:22
Tropic Now has asked an epidemiologist what life after lockdowns might look like as the country races towards vaccination targets.
Major new vaccination hub in Cairns expected to deliver 1500 jabs per day
02 Sep 2021, 17:00
Cairns Convention Centre is set to become the region’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination site, with jabs scheduled to start next week.
Virgin triweekly Cairns-Adelaide flights launch with a fare special
02 Sep 2021, 16:00
A sale on direct flights between Cairns and Adelaide has just dropped, coinciding with today's launch of Virgin's triweekly service between the two cities.
Minister ‘still considering’ Kuranda Range alternatives, decision on Barron River Bridge over a year away
02 Sep 2021, 15:57
The release of a study into alternative routes to the Kuranda Range has been delayed, the Barron River Bridge report due late 2022.
Cairns black tie event to showcase slow fashion
02 Sep 2021, 13:02
Local and interstate fashion designers will parade their handmade and re-purposed creations during a runway show in Cairns later this month.
Cairns theatre production to feature Italian migration to the Far North
01 Sep 2021, 14:00
Tickets have been released to JUTE Theatre's production La Bella Figura, showing this October with a completely Cairns-based cast and crew.
Tropic Weekender: The best events and things to do in Cairns
01 Sep 2021, 10:30
It's Father's Day weekend and there is so much on for Dads (and everyone else!) this weekend, from Targa Great Barrier Reef to Jazz Under The Stars.
Rescue mission for single-use plastic items ahead of tomorrow’s ban
31 Aug 2021, 19:20
Two Queensland women are on a mission to collect and repurpose plastic cutlery, straws, stirrers and plates from hospitality and catering organisations.