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Fri 30 Jan

The much-discussed roundabout project is getting some green thumbs working on it. 

This Australia Day, Crispin Hull weighs in on how we can measure the difference between core Australian values and buzzwords tossed around when convenient.

What does the future hold for Australia's latest batch of Year 12 students? Crispin Hull weighs in. 

Columnist Crispin Hull weighs in on the hypocrisy of Campbell Newman describing Labor's election process as 'political chaos' after he called a surprise early election and also examines possible changes to the GST.

Among the things blocked in the Senate in 2014 was the Government’s asset-recycling scheme. The scheme has a certain logic to it, but also a big ideological contradiction for the government.



Douglas Shire Council welcomed 12 new Australian citizens and recognised the Shire's most outstanding residents at its Australia Day ceremony at Port Douglas Community Hall. 

Councillor Terry Melchert has hit back at Douglas Shire Council's administrative branch in a developing row over the Haunting of Oak Beach and council's attitude toward small business.

A motion by Douglas Shire councillor Terry Melchert to waive a fine for the organiser of the Haunting of Oak Beach has lapsed due to a lack of support.

Port Douglas's Reef Marina is turning away superyacht clients due to lack of berthing space but proposed upgrade could help the facility better tap into that lucrative market if approved by Douglas Shire Council.  

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Member for Cook David Kempton has thrown his support behind the Mossman Botanic Gardens project ahead of Saturday's state election.

 Bob Katter dropped in at the Mossman Markets on Saturday to talk to locals about CSG mining with the KAP candidate for Cook, Lee Marriott. 

A Cairns-based mortgage broker has begun a petition calling on the State Government to intervene against skyrocketing real estate insurance premiums in Far North Queensland. 

Environmental organisation Tangaroa Blue's co-founder, Heidi Taylor, has been nominated for a Heritage Bank Volunteer of the Year Award after dedicating herself to protecting Australia's beaches from rubbish.

The start of the 2015 school year at Port Douglas State School (PDSS) isn’t just a new start for students - several teaching staff are also beginning their tenures. 

Four Mile Beach has always been a popular spot for sunbathers, but a different kind of visitor packed out the sand yesterday afternoon as a huge swarm of jellyfish washed ashore.

A new childcare centre has opened in Port Douglas, with 20 families signing up on the spot on opening day. 

Remember your first day at school? Port Douglas State School's latest batch of Year 1 students have just finished the first instalment of the next chapter of their lives.

Accommodation providers across the Port Douglas and Mossman area have cleaned up in travel website Tripadvisor's latest user-determined quality awards.

Douglas Shire Council welcomed 12 new Australian citizens and recognised the Shire's most outstanding residents at its Australia Day ceremony at Port Douglas Community Hall. 

Douglas Shire Council will welcome 12 new Australian citizens at Australia Day celebrations at Douglas Community Hall. 

This Australia Day, Crispin Hull weighs in on how we can measure the difference between core Australian values and buzzwords tossed around when convenient.

Sweet Farm Tours in Miallo is leveraging its unique crop into a bold new agri-tourism venture.

Councillor Terry Melchert has hit back at Douglas Shire Council's administrative branch in a developing row over the Haunting of Oak Beach and council's attitude toward small business.

What does the future hold for Australia's latest batch of Year 12 students? Crispin Hull weighs in. 

A report by James Cook University has found that coastal councils around Australia are not doing enough to prepare for the effects of climate change.  

18-year-old American tourist Marina Sanchez has been confirmed safe and well after being reported missing on January 22. 

Member for Cook David Kempton has announced an ambitious funding pledge for the Cook region if re-elected.

Check here to see if Douglas Shire Council has been living up to its promises.

A motion by Douglas Shire councillor Terry Melchert to waive a fine for the organiser of the Haunting of Oak Beach has lapsed due to a lack of support.

Another case of dengue fever has been confirmed in the Cairns suburb of Moroobool, bringing the confirmed total cases of the disease to nine so far. 

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The Douglas Heat basketball club will be holding a 'coach the coaches' clinic on Saturday. Click here for details. 

The Astute Financial Muddies C Grade squad's outstanding streak has been brought to a screeching halt against an on-point United side. Get the details here. 

Check out how the Muddies fared in a stormy home game against Innisfail here. 

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