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An ambitious expansion to the Reef Marina is set to target the lucrative superyacht market and bring a massive boost to the Port Douglas economy.

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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.

His children Antony, Nicholas and Stephen Whitlam and Catherine Dovey issued a statement this morning.  "Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning...

Douglas Shire Council is calling for aerosol artists to help brighten up the Wonga Beach, Mossman and Port Douglas skate parks and help give the area's youth a sense of ownership of their community.

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...

Douglas Shire Council has responded to criticism over its stance on crocodile management after a sighting of a 4-metre crocodile at Four Mile Beach on the weekend.

An adventurer has captured footage of what appears to be a massive humanoid creature deep underground somewhere in Douglas Shire. Is this a sighting of a yowie, a mutated bigfoot, or the fabled Nephilim, half-human descendants of fallen angels? Watch the footage and decide for yourself.

Douglas Shire Council has announced Level One water restrictions for the shire, effective from today. Click here for details.

Mossman State High School student Ebony Faichney is looking into the possible reformation of the Douglas Fish Stocking Association.

Another sighting of a massive croc inside the swimming area at Four Mile Beach has led to the closure of the beach and criticism of Douglas Shire Council's croc management policy.

Douglas Shire Council has moved to clarify confusion over where to find its rules regarding signage and advertising.

Douglas Shire Council is calling for aerosol artists to help brighten up the Wonga Beach, Mossman and Port Douglas skate parks and help give the area's youth a sense of ownership of their community.

His children Antony, Nicholas and Stephen Whitlam and Catherine Dovey issued a statement this morning.  "Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning...

Member for Cook David Kempton has commended all State Emergency Service volunteers for SES Week, held October 18-28.

The three Run for the Reef events held on Sunday have raised thousands for both protection of the Great Barrier Reef and local community projects.

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.

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.

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Check out who was on target at the latest Mossman Rifle Club shoot here.

Some of the best cross-country mountain bikers in the world will be striving to cross the finish line on Douglas's iconic Four Mile Beach at the end of the month.

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.

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