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The question of who is responsible for providing power to the Daintree region continues to go unanswered as Ergon denies it has a responsibility to set up electricity north of the river. 

Last week Crispin Hull's wife was rescued from a potentially life-saving situation at sea by an EMQ chopper. Their bill: zilch. A well-funded and robust public health system is necessary to make such examples of emergency response possible nation-wide, writes Crispin.

Gough Whitlam's reforms made the Labor Party what it is today, but those egalitarian changes are in danger of being consumed in modern cynical party politics.

Gough Whitlam's reforms made the Labor Party what it is today, but those egalitarian changes are in danger of being consumed in modern cynical party politics.

After months of speculation, fast-food pizza chain Dominos has confirmed that it plans to open a new store in Port Douglas before Christmas. Get the full story first right here on the Newsport.

Last week Crispin Hull's wife was rescued from a potentially life-saving situation at sea by an EMQ chopper. Their bill: zilch. A well-funded and robust public health system is necessary to make such examples of emergency response possible nation-wide, writes Crispin.

Check out Year 12 student Jessie Perrin's appeal for assistance to the Paws and Claws animal shelter in Mossman here.

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has commended Douglas Shire Council for opposing coal seam gas mining but has said they should focus on providing mains power north of the Daintree River first. 

Douglas volunteer legend looks for successor

James Watson has dedicated years of his life to beautifying Port Douglas, but hopes his work will not be in vain. 

After months of speculation, fast-food pizza chain Dominos has confirmed that it plans to open a new store in Port Douglas before Christmas. Get the full story first right here on the Newsport.

Scientists at James Cook University have created a type of concrete that uses recycled plastic fibres for reinforcement instead of steel bars, drastically reducing the environmental impact of producing the commonly-used construction material.  

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the opening of a new research centre in the Daintree rainforest.

Bendigo Bank has given out over $15,000 to local community groups through Cairns Community Enterprise at a function in Port Douglas on Wednesday night. 

About 5,000 passengers were delayed this morning at Cairns Domestic Airport after a security breach. Passengers from about 5 flights went through security before they realised that some security machinery was not working.

Douglas Shire Council has demanded that the State Government take immediate action to provide mains power supply to communities north of the Daintree River.

The votes are in - now here are your finalists for the Port Douglas Business Awards, with winners to be announced at a glamorous gala awards night at Sheraton Mirage on December 5.

Check out Year 12 student Jessie Perrin's appeal for assistance to the Paws and Claws animal shelter in Mossman here.

James Watson 80th Birthday | The Newsport

The Clink Theatre Director Jack Heywood was one of 20 close friends of local Icon and Senior Citizen of the year recipient, the irrepressible James Watson...

 

Rugby League officials were encouraged by the response to a 5 week Female Rugby League Summer Competition with 60 girls and ladies attending the first session

St. Mary’s 25yrs by the Sea | The Newsport

On Tuesday afternoon the 11th November, St Mary’s by the Sea church celebrated its 25th year in its present location.

 

Wading pools are a great way to keep cool in the hotter months but there are strict Queensland Government safety regulations

The team behind the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival over the weekend have extended their thanks to all volunteers and sponsors of the event, which is being hailed as a great success.

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) is warning anglers to keep within the law after recreational fisher was fined $30,000 for fishing during the coral reef fin fish closed season and for exceeding possession limits.

A new technique developed at James Cook University will help mature fingerlings and get farmed barra from pond to plate faster.

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The Douglas Heat basketball team is re-igniting senior basketball in the region, with more players joining and support from Council representatives and local businesses. Read Rick Stoker's report here.

See how Mossman Gymnastics Club went at the recent invitational event in Mossman and check out their upcoming events here.

Port Douglas's new cyclone shelter has hosted the first Top of the North (TON) junior basketball tournament with teams from Atherton, Mareeba, Mulgrave and Port Douglas competing. 

A combination of high winds, mirage and intermittent lighting conditions cranked up the difficulty at the last Mossman and District Rifle Club shoot - but that didn't stop members making some incredible shots.

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