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Keep across what's happening in Cairns and Far North Queensland.
 

Cairns charity organisation puts out the call for donations of undies

Wheels of Wellness, which assists the homeless and vulnerable, is asking for donations of adult underwear for their clients.

UMI Arts hosts first solo exhibition by local artist Dorothy Edwards

Dorothy Edwards' first solo body of work, a colourful celebration of her Kokoberrin culture, is currently on display at Cairns' UMI Arts Gallery.

Bodies piling up as PNG struggles with a third wave of COVID-19

Australia’s nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, is once again in a COVID-19 crisis, with bodies being piled up in hospital morgues.

Kuranda’s Barron River bridge set to fully reopen with a new speed limit

The Barron River bridge on the Kuranda Range will reopen to two lanes next Wednesday, after fatigue cracks were fixed.

Cairns Carols by Candlelight to go virtual for second year running

Cairns Regional Council has confirmed there will be no Carols by Candlelight concert this year, with entertainment once again being broadcast online.

Mareeba doctor wins mental health awards for medical staff peer support service

The psychiatry registrar, who was inspired by the suicide of a beloved Mareeba GP, has won two Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement awards.

Music festivals, shopping centres among places to get vaxxed in Cairns this weekend

Several pop-up clinics will be assembled across the Far North this weekend, while the mass vaccination hub will reopen at the Cairns Convention Centre.

Search for missing Cairns spear fisher called off, police not ruling out shark attack

Police are now examining Torrance Sambo's flippers, mask, spear gun and clothing which were found by divers on the ocean floor.

Social gallery: La Bella Figura premiere by Cairns’ JUTE Theatre Company

JUTE Theatre Company launched its latest production with a sold-out show and plenty of smiles, champagne and antipasto on Friday at Bulmba-ja.

Several items found in search for missing Cairns spear fisher

Police are examining ‘a number of items’ located on the sea floor where a 26-year-old man was last seen spear fishing at the weekend.

Queensland sets 'locked in' border opening dates in new COVID-19 roadmap

Queensland's border controls could ease in just four weeks, while all quarantine will be scrapped for fully vaccinated travellers from mid-December.

$6.8m film and TV studio to be built on former Cairns Bunnings site

Construction is set to start early next year on the new $6.8 million Screen Queensland production facility, located on the outskirts of the Cairns CBD.

Search for missing spear fisher off Cairns enters its third day

A 26 year-old man didn't return to the boat after going spear fishing with a work colleague at Sudbury Reef on Saturday.

Three snake bites in two days amid warnings Cairns reptiles are on the move

Three people have been taken to hospital for snake bites in the Cairns and Hinterland region as warmer temperatures increase reptile activity.

COVID-19 fragments found in Cairns North sewage, new pop-up vaccine clinics

Health services have found COVID-19 fragments in wastewater, the first detection since Cairns' snap lockdown in August.

Cairns dominates Northern Australia Restaurant and Catering awards

Cairns venues stole the limelight, with gongs for CC's Bar and Grill, Chrisos The Personal Chef, The Chambers, Guyala Cafe and more.

Cyclists set for Ride for Isabel event in Yarrabah this weekend

Almost 100 local cyclists are gearing up to ride in the annual Alive Pharmacy Warehouse Ride for Isabel event, taking place this Sunday 17 October.

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.