Thu 24 Apr

A far north Queensland environmental group says an advertising campaign questioning the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef is misleading.

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Cyclone Ita

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The Douglas Shire will honour the service of Australian soldiers with a crowd of more than 600 people expected to commemorate ANZAC Day at the dawn service in Mossman.

Far north Queensland will soon be home to a 'world class' aquarium, expected to attract more than 500,000 visitors a year, with developers starting the 'design stage' this week.

North Queensland researchers are using satellite imagery to protect the Great Barrier Reef from polluted land run-off.

Authorities have praised the behaviour of visitors and locals in the region with only two arrests made over the Easter long weekend.

The state government says banana farmers in the Douglas Shire will be able to sell fruit from fallen plants caused by Tropical Cyclone Ita to interstate markets.

The Easter Bunny called in early at the Croc Pit on Thursday night.

Douglas Shire residents are being urged to eliminate any potential dengue breeding sites before Easter with five new cases confirmed in far north Queensland. 

Katie Brown's 'golden heart' has won over Miss Carnivale judges, naming her ambassador for Port Douglas' biggest tourism event starting in May.

Police have charged a 47-year-old Mossman man after he was located asleep in the back seat of an allegedly stolen vehicle earlier this week.  

Police have searched a far north Queensland property in connection to an unsolved $2.4 million armoured car robbery that occurred in Melbourne almost 20 years ago. 

Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) have appointed from within, naming the organisation's business development executive, Tara Bennett as the marketing body's executive officer.

Far north Queensland police have charged a Mt Isa man for allegedly driving 179 kilometres per hour under the influence of alcohol in a 100 kilometre per hour zone. 

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The rain held off and Douglas Netball swung into round two this week following the school holidays.  

The Douglas Junior Netball season is underway with promising juniors showcasing their skills each week.


Mossman Gorge escapes TC Ita

LJ Hooker raise a glass to 10 years

Historic panels reflect Mossman's heritage

Douglas businesses forge new links at expo

Katie gets her wings

Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku's Peterson Opio standing outside his office in Mossman GorgeMichael and Kylie Sampson celebrate 10 years of LJ Hooker under their ownershipDouglas Historical Society's Pam Willis Burden and Woolworths Graeme JonesRadio presenter Kim Hurley hosted at the inaugural business expoKatie Miller celebrates gaining her helicopter license
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