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Far North records two locally acquired cases, one active case in Cairns Hospital
22 Dec 2021, 13:00
There’s been a total of eight new COVID-19 cases detected in the Far North overnight, taking the region’s total active cases to 17.
Almost 200 people quarantining in Cairns could be out for Christmas
21 Dec 2021, 15:06
Flight passengers deemed close contacts in the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service area could be out of quarantine for Christmas.
Emergency crews locate body of local teenager at Babinda Boulders
21 Dec 2021, 08:45
The body of a 19-year-old Edmonton woman who slipped and fell into the water at Babinda Boulders yesterday has been found.
Contact tracing sites added for Cairns flights as state records 59 new cases
20 Dec 2021, 14:30
The number of active cases across the Far North remains at seven, while a flight from Darwin to Cairns on Friday joins others on the contact tracing list.
Kuku Yalanji woman and former magistrate Pat O’Shane to contest Entsch in Leichhardt
17 Dec 2021, 12:45
The trailblazing Pat O'Shane will contest the seat of Leichhardt in the next federal election, taking on the long tenure of Coalition member Warren Entsch.
COVID-19 cases recorded in Cairns as a new mask mandate is announced
17 Dec 2021, 11:04
Cairns has recorded two cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as mask wearing is set to become mandatory in all shops and other places.
Pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic to open in Port Douglas following pressure from tourism operators
16 Dec 2021, 18:04
A temporary COVID-19 testing clinic will open at the Port Douglas Community Centre tomorrow to help enable visitors to get their day five mandatory tests.
‘We will take action’: Police to patrol Cairns as vaccination mandate begins, hefty fines apply
16 Dec 2021, 17:17
Queensland Police will be patrolling dining and entertainment precincts as the vaccination mandate for certain venues comes into effect tomorrow.
Cairns’ Captain Cook statue to move to ‘appropriate’ location, public submissions to open
16 Dec 2021, 14:45
The towering Captain Cook statue in Cairns has been a controversial talking point, if not an eyesore, since the early 70s. But that's set to change.
Free screenings of Carols in Cairns announced as event goes online for second year
16 Dec 2021, 13:00
Free cinema screenings will be held this weekend to launch the new Carols in Cairns, as the event goes online for a second year due to COVID-19 concerns.
Cairns Taipans to lose star import Scott Machado for several weeks
16 Dec 2021, 09:45
Point guard Machado will sit on the sideline as the Taipans head into round three this weekend, following an ankle injury sustained during Saturday's game.
Tropic Weekender: The best events and things to do in Cairns
15 Dec 2021, 14:45
'Tis the weekend before Christmas! We're ready to get a little merry with art markets for gift buying, followed by live music and a roaring 20s party.