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Five Leichhardt candidates speak to Cairns today on tourism, taxes and skill shortages
27 Apr 2022, 18:00
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
27 Apr 2022, 10:15
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
26 Apr 2022, 11:40
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
25 Apr 2022, 09:45
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
22 Apr 2022, 12:45
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
20 Apr 2022, 17:30
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
20 Apr 2022, 08:00
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
15 Apr 2022, 08:00
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
14 Apr 2022, 11:30
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
13 Apr 2022, 15:15
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
12 Apr 2022, 17:00
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
12 Apr 2022, 14:01
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
11 Apr 2022, 15:25
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
11 Apr 2022, 12:41
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
08 Apr 2022, 13:40
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
08 Apr 2022, 11:30
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
07 Apr 2022, 18:19
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
07 Apr 2022, 15:45
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.