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Five Leichhardt candidates speak to Cairns today on tourism, taxes and skill shortages

Five Leichhardt candidates answered to a crowd of largely business owners and industry leaders today at a ticketed lunch in Cairns. Here's what they said.

Two Blocks crew open new restaurant and bar in Cairns’ northern beaches

Modern European share plates paired with contemporary cocktails is the name of the game for Holloways Beach’s newest venue.

Daintree Ferry reopens as Cairns and the Far North’s wet weather subsides

The Daintree Ferry has reopened after a spate of wet weather over the long weekend, with rainfall totals topping 700mm over five days in one area.

Leichhardt is up for grabs: here's what you need to know ahead of the federal election

We're heading to the polls in May! Here's our running guide on Leichhardt candidates and what's been promised for Cairns and Far North Queensland.

‘Right in the middle’: Cairns showers to stick around but ease into the weekend

While Cairns has managed to dodge the region’s heaviest rain overnight, conditions over the rest of Friday are being described as ‘really risky'.

Federal Labor pledges $210 million to improve safety of Kuranda Range Road

Federal Labor has today revealed its biggest election drawcard in Leichhardt yet with the promise of $210 million towards the Kuranda Range Road.

9 things I wish I knew before my first Ironman Cairns

Ahead of IRONMAN Cairns in June, Tropic Now has recruited Wellness Embodied's Suzanne Rath for her top tips on performing at your peak through a triathlon.

Local craft distillers join forces to throw Cairns' first Festival of Spirits

Featuring six Far North Queensland distilleries, roving entertainers and a New Orleans Carnivale theme, this inaugural event isn't to be missed.

COVID mandates ease from today as Cairns starts to wind down vaccination clinics

Queensland now has its most relaxed COVID restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic over two years ago.

Entsch promises to fund Cairns’ water project in bid for re-election

Almost a year after raising the alarm that Cairns could run out of water by 2026, council officers are beaming today with the promise of $107.5m in funding.

Cairns car dealer to launch Swedish brand with bold electric vehicle targets

A future-focused car brand has arrived in Cairns, with one of the city’s leading dealerships launching two of its range today.

The emotional intricacies of queer surrogacy explored as theatre returns to The Rondo

A production of Cherish, a compelling story of two queer couples and the children they share, will take to the stage in Cairns later this month.

Flouting road rules in Queensland about to become much more expensive

The state government has significantly raised fines for speeding, running a red light and not wearing a seatbelt.

Soggy conditions could put a dampener on Easter plans in Far North Queensland

The Easter Bunny will be searching for undercover areas to hide eggs this year, with showers predicted across much of Far North Qld this long weekend.

Live music mecca to become Cairns’ first alcohol-free bar

A Cairns bar popular among live music lovers will soon throw out the kegs and instead encourage punters to enjoy a night out without booze.

Police investigating suspicious death of a woman in west Cairns

The partner of a woman found dead in Cairns early this morning is being questioned by police.

Stalking, sexual and domestic offences up, robberies down according to latest crime report card for Cairns

The State Government’s Statistician’s Office has released Cairns crime figures for the 2020-21 financial year.

Cairns welcomes Japan’s top envoy amid another delay to the restart of Tokyo flights

Japan's ambassador to Australia has been treated to Cairns’ best attractions today in a bid to reignite travel between Tokyo and the tropical north.