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

Cairns college hosts Australian-first school Moderna vaccination program

St Monica’s College in Cairns has today become the launching pad for Australia’s first in-school Moderna vaccination program.

New Cairns-Gold Coast flights launch with a fare sale

Virgin Australia will soon launch a new direct service between Cairns and the Gold Coast, set to travel daily from early December.

NBL season pushed back, Cairns Taipans to host first three rounds

From December 4, the Cairns Taipans will play their first three games of the 2021/22 NBL season at home against teams with low COVID-19 restriction risks.

Opulent resort-style house named Home of the Year in Cairns building awards

The Palm Cove home boasts marble and stone finishes and a 25-metre pool. Check out all the Housing Industry Association award recipients.

Marine authorities on alert after invasive Asian green mussel found in Cairns

Investigations are underway after a single, mature Asian green mussel was found in Trinity Inlet, on a boat that had been moored since 2013.

Cairns collaboration takes out top gong in global vodka awards

A unique new product born from a partnership between FNQ Spirits and Skybury has taken out a huge international accolade.

Door-to-door vaccines among efforts to lift First Nations jab rates in Cairns, Yarrabah

Local health services are stepping up to boost First Nations vax rates, which are less than half that of the general population in the Cairns region.

Trash talk starts early ahead of last dance for Elliott Lovejoy and Brett Olds

Bragging rights are on the line as a long-standing Cairns rivalry is put to it ultimate test in a charity basketball game tomorrow night.

Early marine stinger incidents prompt Cairns beach drags

Two people have this week been treated for box jellyfish stings at Cairns Hospital.

Far North artists keep the Tanks humming with huge local line-up

While many interstate artists remain locked out, local artists are stepping up to keep Cairns' Tanks Arts Centre abuzz with live performances and gigs.

Cairns Hospital chosen to trial new bladder cancer detection method

Cairns Hospital has been chosen as Queensland’s only regional health service to trial a new, non-invasive method of diagnosing bladder cancer.

Thrifted clothes event at Cairns Showgrounds to host a hundred stalls

The Showgrounds will be bursting with pre-loved threads, shoes and accessories this weekend as Your Wardrobe Cairns returns to the city.

Cairns scientists, CSIRO find way to eradicate dengue-carrying mosquito species

JCU, the CSIRO and other researchers have been able to sterilise and suppress populations of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Far North Queensland.

International borders to re-open next month, states want funds to prepare health services

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Australia’s borders will re-open in November as vaccination rates in parts of the country creep closer to 80%.

PNG maternity unit to be built in honour of late Cairns lawyer and charity champion

A labour ward and waiting house will be built on an island in Papua New Guinea in the name of Melissa Nielsen, who died from brain cancer last year.

Townsville among new regions impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

Townsville and Palm Island will enter stage two restrictions today, after a man who had been active in the community tested positive to COVID-19.

Cairns resort credits up for grabs as hotelier seeks ideas for sustainability

Crystalbrook Collection is offering $10,000 in resort credits for ideas that will foster sustainability in the hospitality industry.

Eastern Kuku Yalanji people to reclaim world-heritage Daintree rainforest

The Daintree national park and other Wet Tropics areas will be handed back to Traditional Owners in a historic deal reached today with the state government.