Digital highway paves way for Indigenous employment

A Cairns-based business is receiving plaudits for getting more Indigenous Australians into the telecommunications industry. Fibre Optics NQ, employs around 12 Indigenous staff members installing fibre optic, copper, and wireless networks throughout the region. Co-founder Gill Mailman says the roll-out of the...

/ September 27, 2016

Pontoon for northern beaches marina

The State Government will build a $1.5 million pontoon at Bluewater marina next year. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford says the project was approved last week with work to be completed by October. The pontoon will be located near...

/ September 26, 2016

Clean up crew haul heavy load of rubbish

Volunteers have cleared almost 400 kilograms of rubbish from one of the northern beaches most stunning locations at the weekend. Around 30 people picked up rubbish at Redden Island on Sunday morning as part of the Great Northern Clean Up....

/ September 26, 2016

Cooper’s Crocs top Cutters in grand final

The only team to beat Port Douglas Crocs all season couldn’t get the job done on grand final day. The Crocs outlasted a valiant South Cairns Cutters squad to win a see-sawing affair 14.7 (91) to 17.13 (115) at Cazalys...

/ September 26, 2016

Teale seals deal for Cutters

A goal from the boundary moments before the final siren has won South Cairns Cutters reserves an unlikely AFL Cairns premiership. Trailing late by one point, Souths forward Neal Teale intercepted and marked a kick-in deep in Cazalys Stadium’s forward...

/ September 25, 2016

Tall Poppy Boltz ahead of the pack

The lure of a day off school was enough incentive for Trinity Beach Bulldogs teenage sensation Poppy Boltz to take up the game of AFL. The daughter of Australian marathon runner Daniel Boltz who represented Australia in the 1992 Barcelona...

/ September 24, 2016

Cutters and Crocs clash in AFL Cairns grand final

An injury cloud hangs over Port Douglas Crocs’ most important player leading into a blockbuster AFL Cairns grand final this weekend against South Cairns Cutters at Cazalys. League-leading goalkicker Kye Chapple was selected to play for the Crocs on Thursday...

/ September 23, 2016

Residents express concern over mental health facility

A residents group says it supports the construction of a youth mental health facility in Cairns but is concerned that the proposed location is unsuitable. The six-bed Youth Protection and Recovery Centre [YPARC] was meant to open its doors on...

/ September 23, 2016

Teen faces property and drug charges

Smithfield Detectives yesterday charged a 17-year-old Clifton Beach woman with one count of possession of a dangerous drug and two counts of burglary. It will be alleged officers executed a search warrant at an address in Trinity Beach and seized...

/ September 23, 2016

Giant croc spotted in the Daintree

An Upper Daintree local has snapped a massive crocodile lurking in waters near the Daintree township. RELATED: Croc eats echidna at Daintree River James McClennan spotted the croc – estimated to be around four metres in length – around two...

/ September 22, 2016