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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.

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.

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.

A B-Double truck hauling cane to the Mossman Mill rolled on the Rex Range on Saturday morning, with a community group saying the range road is too narrow to safely take big trucks.  

Click here to read Mossman State High School Year 12 student Matthew Sayers' piece on Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch's visit to his school.

Results of the third DestinationQ tourism forum have shown strong growth in Queensland's tourism industry in the last three years including 27,000 new tourism jobs and a $3.5 billion increase in the state's tourism economy.

Applications for Regional Arts Development Fund grants are now open through Douglas Shire Council - aspiring artists have until December to lodge their requests.

A community meeting at the Clink Theatre in Port Douglas last Thursday discussed the risk of environmental and health impacts from a proposed coal seam gas mining project at Mt Mulligan currently being considered by the State Government.

There's a storm coming - but that might not be a bad thing. Read financial columnist Roger Ward's thoughts about how North Queensland could find itself at the intersection of some very benefical economic factors.

QT Port Douglas will be hosting a cocktail lawn party for The Race That Stops A Nation and also raising funds for Children's Hospitals Foundation Australia.

Catch restrictions for Tropical Rock Lobster begin on October 1, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry warns. Click here for details. 

A charity ball this Friday will raise money for a bus for disabled people in Mossman, in addition to contributing ideas for the Sugar Festival next year.

Local councils are pushing the Productivity Commission for changes to the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, including the ability to use their own workers for cleanup in the aftermath of disasters like Cyclone Yasi.

Thieves have broken into at the Bally Hooley Steam Railway depot and made off with up to $15,000 worth of equipment including a Kubota tractor. 

The Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday and looked back at a year of invaluable services to the community.

Douglas Shire Council has begun planting trees at the site of a long-awaited tourism project for the Daintree area.

An employee at Mossman Mill is receiving treatment after sustaining serious injuries to his right foot in an accident at the mill Thursday morning. 

Organisers of the Haunting of Oak Beach Halloween event are putting out the call for volunteers. Will these volunteers be helping with setup and crowd management, or something far more nefarious? Read on... 

GBRMPA is reminding all anglers heading out to the reef over the holidays to remember to check which zone they're in before pulling up a catch.

Lost the picture on your TV? Don't panic, just re-tune! Check here to find out how and why.

A B-Double truck hauling cane to the Mossman Mill rolled on the Rex Range on Saturday morning, with a community group saying the range road is too narrow to safely take big trucks.  

A 14-year-old Mossman boy has been charged after allegedly threatening a woman with a speargun at Foxton Park yesterday afternoon. 

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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.

Read Crocs President Andy Smith's thoughts on a highly successful 2014 season for the club here. 

All three teams of the Port Douglas Croc AFL club have secured victories at Saturday's grand final. Read Des Rolfe's report here.

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