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A crime spree is gripping Port Douglas. How can you help? Sergeant Damian Meadows wants you to join the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Watch and help keep your community safe.

Will Devlin weighs in on how we here in the middle of a Far North Queensland summer could help those enduring winter in a Syrian refugee camp. 

Crispin Hull weighs in on why the Coalition's Dickensian-era attitude toward the budget might not work in the real world.

Crispin Hull weighs in on a new look at the Milgram experiment, in which volunteers are told to willingly electrocute other people. How does that relate to the latest State election? Read on!



A major roundabout in Port Douglas has been dramatically stripped of low-lying vegetation by council crews to comply with Department of Transport line-of-sight safety rules. 

A Cairns Regional Councillor has called for the reintroduction of fluoride to the city's water supply. What does this mean for Douglas Shire?

18-year-old Sydney native Oscar Davis weaves a vividly descriptive tale of his experiences in Port Douglas.

Shaun Cram has gone from teenaged shop worker to chef, nurse, educator and actor. Read his remarkable story by Newsport contributor Rick Stoker here.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has called for local companies to get involved with the $260 million Cape York Region infrastructure package, which includes major upgrades to the Peninsula Developmental Road.

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Cairns Hospital has issued a health alert after one person was diagnosed with measles. 

Former policeman and Newsport contributor Will Devlin weighs in on the increasing prevalence of methamphetamine or 'ice' in Australia and by extension, Port Douglas. 

Port Douglas police are warning residents to lock their houses and keep car keys out of sight as a wave of house break-ins and car thefts sweeps the region. 

For the fourth time, Gav Hardy will take part in the Tour de Cure cycling event, hoping to raise money for cancer research.

The Palm Cove and broader Cairns community is being urged to have their say on the future direction of the Palm Cove markets.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Cairns Regional Councillor Richie Bates have traded verbal blows over the insurance crisis gripping Far North Queensland.

A spike in car thefts and house break-ins has spread from Cairns's northern suburbs to Port Douglas, with police warning residents to remain vigilant and lock up.,

It's divided many an office or household, and it's only a photo of a dress. Find out what the rest of Port Douglas thinks. 

The Department of Fisheries and Forestry is reminding crabbers to keep up-to-date on size and possession limits for crabs before setting their traps.12357

A Douglas Shire Council project to strip out the vegetation from a Port Douglas roundabout and replace it with turf has received positive feedback from members of the community. 

Police are looking for the driver of a car that abandoned their vehicle after crashing it on Nautilus Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It's handcuffs for the fool in fluoro: Police have arrested an 18-year old man after he damaged a bus and a car on Port Douglas Road while wearing only a pair of fluorescent shorts.

Missing Mossman woman Karin Sosna has spoken with people close to her but police still want to confirm her safety.

Shaun Cram has gone from teenaged shop worker to chef, nurse, educator and actor. Read his remarkable story by Newsport contributor Rick Stoker here.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is urging councils and communities to reach out for government funding to help fix dangerous sections of road labelled 'Black Spots'. 

A batch of Federal funding will help Douglas Shire Council continue its battle against the monstrous hiptage vine infesting the Daintree Rainforest.

A Cairns Regional Councillor has called for the reintroduction of fluoride to the city's water supply. What does this mean for Douglas Shire?

The Mossman Country Women's Association is refurbishing their hall - Bendigo Bank has stepped in to help out but more assistance is needed.

Mossman woman Karin Sosna, 62, has been declared missing after last being seen heading north toward Cooktown in a white Mercedes with Western Australian plates along two unidentified males. 

Police are thanking the community for providing information after locating two vehicles stolen from Douglas Shire residents in Wepia. 

Events NQ, responsible for organising two key Carnivale events, has called in the receivers. 

Twelve people have been rescued unharmed after commercial charter boat MV Reef Connection, based out of Port Douglas, sank near Deliverance Island off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the early hours of Monday morning. 

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is outperforming other health providers when it comes to delivering primary health care for Indigenous and Torres Strait residents. 

Police have quashed rumours circulating on social media that the dangerous drug methamphetamine or 'ice' is being sold at Mossman State High School. 

A father-child reading program to be launched at Mossman Library next month will aim to support and encourage local dads to play an active role in the literacy development of their children.

An alarming new report from James Cook University has found that reef corals are swallowing tiny fragments of plastic in the ocean but are unable to digest them.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has called for local companies to get involved with the $260 million Cape York Region infrastructure package, which includes major upgrades to the Peninsula Developmental Road.

Kids in Cape York will be getting extra health benefits after the appointment of two new paediatric registrars at Apunipima Cape York Health Council.

Rick Stoker profiles Abagail Noli's journey from athletic Mossman girl to European sports star to Douglas Shire Council deputy Mayor. 

A series of profiles of colourful characters around the Douglas Region by Newsport contributor Rick Stoker will recognise those that have 'added value' to the community.

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Click here to see results from the Mossman Golf Club up to March 1.

Port Douglas Outrigger Club is getting ready for its first regatta, which will take them out under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Torrential rains meant a game of reduced overs and soggy conditions when the Astute Financial Muddies took on Tully over the weekend - but the wet is a mudcrab's natural habitat. 

Click here to see results from Mossman Golf Club up until February 22.

Check out the results of Mossman Golf Club's special event here. 

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