Northern Beaches News takes a break

Dear esteemed readers, friends, supporters and fellow mug journos and punters… Around 15 months ago I started this website in the spare room of my apartment. My goals were modest. I was hoping to make something creative and cool. But...

/ October 31, 2016

Development application for Cairns mental health facility extended

The families of vulnerable Cairns teens will continue to wait for a youth mental health facility in the region to open – despite funding and a site already being secured. The $6.5 million Youth Prevention and Recovery Centre (YPARC) was...

/ October 17, 2016

Port Shorts Film Festival finalists announced

An Academy Award-winning director, a brother and sister with competing films and the reigning Port Shorts People’s Hollywood director Patrick Osborne’s enriching ode to family bonds Pearl is among the 17 finalist films in the Open category of the 2016...

/ October 15, 2016

Kewarra Beach business raises cycleway concerns

Should a bicycle path run along Kewarra Beach? One business says there's a better route cyclists could take.

/ October 15, 2016

Council bid to buy Courthouse Hotel

After years of talk, the Cairns CBD may get its own vibrant arts and cultural precinct with Cairns Regional Council voting to acquire the Courthouse Hotel.

/ October 14, 2016

Woman reeled in over tackle theft

Smithfield police have charged a 32-year-old Trinity Park woman yesterday, following investigations into the theft of a number of fishing reels from a Portsmith sporting and outdoor store last month. It will be alleged the woman was with another person when they...

/ October 14, 2016

Radars ready for Walt Disney World tournament

A talented team of northern beaches netballers are just days away from jetting overseas for a once in a lifetime experience playing in a special junior tournament in the United States. A squad of eleven Radars players aged 15-and-under will contest...

/ October 14, 2016

Drug and grievous bodily harm charges for Holloways Beach residents

Police charged a 48-year-old Holloways Beach woman and a 39-year-old Cairns man on Wednesday night following a search of the woman’s residence yesterday afternoon. Detectives assisted by Cairns Tactical Crime Squad officers executed a search warrant at the Oleander Street dwelling just after 5pm...

/ October 13, 2016

Reef Feast celebrates record crowd numbers

Palm Cove tourism operators and businesses are hailing this weekend’s Reef Feast a resounding success. More than 20,000 visitors attended the event over four days with Saturday evening’s fireworks display proving a massive drawcard. RELATED: Award-winning homebrew maestro turns to...

/ October 12, 2016

Minister urged to visit Cairns to hear NBN problems first-hand

The National Broadband Network is plagued with problems in Cairns, so Advance Cairns is calling on Minister Fiona Nash to hear about them directly from businesses and residents.

/ October 11, 2016