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The berries of a rare tree that grows only on the Tablelands have been discovered to contain a compound that rapidly kills tumours. See the details here.

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Joe Hockey's been caught out hiding budget secrets - and by John Howard, no less.

Tony Abbott is sending RAAF fighter jets to bomb ISIS in the Middle East but is ignoring far greater threats to Australia and the world.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon once remarked that Kiwi immigration to Australia would 'raise the IQ of both countries'. Given the comparison between the Scottish and English economies, the same might be true when unemployed Englishmen flood past the ruins of Hadrian's Wall.

Port Douglas at Number 4 on Trip Advisor  | The Newsport

Port Douglas has again brought the international spotlight to shine on the region by being voted #4 in the top 10 destinations in Australia.

 

Are you the face of Port Douglas?  | The Newsport

Tuesday 4.45pm If you believe you are the face of Port Douglas then this is your chance to prove it.  Just send in a head and shoulder photo...

The benefits of a Pirates of the Caribbean film being shot in Port Douglas go beyond just being able to catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp in person. Check out what the region's peak tourism body has to say about it.

Tony Abbott is sending RAAF fighter jets to bomb ISIS in the Middle East but is ignoring far greater threats to Australia and the world.

Suncorp Insurance is funding a study by James Cook University into what types of homes stand up to cyclones, with the insurer claiming the research will lead to lowered premiums for Far North Queensland residents.

As the Ebola outbreak spreads in West Africa and drug-resistant tuberculosis continues to run rampant in Papua New Guinea, Cairns Hospital officials are maintaining that there is little risk of either disease taking root in Far North Queensland.

Port Puss Passes | The Newsport

Sunday 11.15pm It was with sadness and stories that Sandy the Cat was remembered by locals on Saturday 18th as his ashes were scattered...

 

The Department of Fisheries and  Forestry has announced that several species of coral fin fish will go off-limits during two key four-day spawning periods in October and November.

Blue Dive Port Douglas operator Mark Fraenkel will encourage public consultation on the Reef 2050 Plan at a Reef Hour information session in Cairns next week.

Consultant Pat Flanagan spoke at a Douglas Chamber of Commerce meeting yesterday to set the record straight about the facts and figures of the proposed Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort at Yorkey's Knob.

The Bendigo Bank Run for the Reef Challenge on Sunday will raise money for research into Great Barrier Reef Protection in addition to programs at local schools.

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol’s Marine Animal Release Team has successfully freed a juvenile whale from shark nets off Rainbow beach on the Sunshine Coast this afternoon

A group of Port Douglas artists has been displaying bright works of art in the windows of the Reef Marina complex as it undergoes renovation.

There are only 3 weeks left for customers and local businesses to get their votes registered.  The closing date for voting is Monday 3rd November. 

The Federal Government has opened a $5 million fund designed to reduce impacts from coastal farming on the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

Are you the face of Port Douglas?  | The Newsport

Tuesday 4.45pm If you believe you are the face of Port Douglas then this is your chance to prove it.  Just send in a head and shoulder photo...

The president Cairns and Hinterland Hospital Health Service has stood by the hospital's decision to suspend two doctors after they spoke to the media following the recent Ebola scare.

Douglas Shire Council will host a series of disaster resilience forums ahead of storm season, and is also asking residents with photos of wild weather to send in their shots.

Port Douglas at Number 4 on Trip Advisor  | The Newsport

Port Douglas has again brought the international spotlight to shine on the region by being voted #4 in the top 10 destinations in Australia.

 

Newsport Publishing and Tourismportdouglas.com.au have moved offices to a new location at the corner of Warner and Inlet Streets, across from the Reef Marina. 

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Check out all the results from the latest Port Douglas lifesaving carnival.

Barlow Park will host a much-anticipated clash between the North Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans in February next year.

The Muddies have failed to catch up to Mareeba in the second game of the cricket season but are looking to improve their game before taking on Norths this weekend.

Check out the results from Mossman Golf Club's competitions over the weekend and get the skinny on their upcoming 'Chisel's Fun Day' Ambrose event.

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