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Mon 30 Mar

UPDATED 8:45am - Two vehicles have crashed at the same location just north of location hours apart, with one person reporting chest pains afterward. 

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 what a good inter-generational report would point out, including ideological risks to Australia's hard-earned public infrastructure and knowledge bank.

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



As the news breaks of Billy Gordon being sacked by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, questions are emerging as to whether this move will end Labours fractional hold on power in QLD.

Crown of Thorns starfish are pretty much the worst - they're hideous, poisonous, numerous and they're eating huge chunks of the Great Barrier Reef alive. But marine protection agencies are fighting an ongoing war against this underwater menace - and they're chalking up the wins. Read all about it here.

Port Douglas and Cairns have been named in Top 5 positions in the 2015 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice awards for Best Australian destinations, with Wildlife Habitat and Blue Dive Port Douglas named as standout Douglas businesses. 

Holidaymakers at the Sheraton Port Douglas shared space with a reptilian guest today when a small crocodile turned up in one of the resort’s swimming pools. 

A post on social media has led to a surge in community in interest in making Port Douglas a plastic bag-free community. 

Wendy McWilliam and her son Ed McWilliam-Kerry are the force behind Barbados Port Douglas, a premium drinks-focused bar set to begin construction soon at the picturesque Reef Marina. 

Sam Cullen comments on the dilemma faced by a town like Port Douglas when media gets carried away with their cyclone coverage, and the admirable way locals resisted it when Nathan menaced our region. 

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As the news breaks of Billy Gordon being sacked by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, questions are emerging as to whether this move will end Labours fractional hold on power in QLD.

A post on social media has led to a surge in community in interest in making Port Douglas a plastic bag-free community. 

A routine traffic stop has led detectives from Mossman and Cairns to search a Cow Bay property where they arrested two men and allegedly uncovered drugs and a large amount of stolen property, including ten motorcycles. 

Crown of Thorns starfish are pretty much the worst - they're hideous, poisonous, numerous and they're eating huge chunks of the Great Barrier Reef alive. But marine protection agencies are fighting an ongoing war against this underwater menace - and they're chalking up the wins. Read all about it here.

Holidaymakers at the Sheraton Port Douglas shared space with a reptilian guest today when a small crocodile turned up in one of the resort’s swimming pools. 

Paws and Claws animal shelter in Craiglie are planning to add a caretaker's cottage to enable even better care of the animals homed there.

Port Douglas and Cairns have been named in Top 5 positions in the 2015 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice awards for Best Australian destinations, with Wildlife Habitat and Blue Dive Port Douglas named as standout Douglas businesses. 

Douglas Netball Association (DNA) has begun its 2015 season, with dozens of young netballers from all over the region coming together to test their skills, get fit and form friendships.

Douglas Shire Council has decided to commission local Yalanji artists to add Indigenous artwork to the Daintree Ferry as part of a planned upgrade to the Daintree Gateway region.

Wendy McWilliam and her son Ed McWilliam-Kerry are the force behind Barbados Port Douglas, a premium drinks-focused bar set to begin construction soon at the picturesque Reef Marina. 

Cairns Regional Council will today vote on a costings proposal for a potential footpath from Cairns International airport into the CBD, which could provide around-the-clock non-vehicle access to the region's main transport hub.

As Cyclone Nathan bore down on the Cape community of Coen, staff from Apunipima Cape York Health Council raced to check the health of the community's kids.

Sam Cullen comments on the dilemma faced by a town like Port Douglas when media gets carried away with their cyclone coverage, and the admirable way locals resisted it when Nathan menaced our region. 

BREAKING - Crash cleared from Captain Cook Highway

BREAKING 10:50am - Both lanes are now open in the Captain Cook Highway.

BREAKING - Crash on coast range near Turtle Cove

BREAKING 9:30am - A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service truck and at least two ambulances have been called to a traffic crash on the Captain Cook Highway between the Rex Lookout and Turtle Cove. More information will be posted as it comes to hand. 

 A report by researchers at James Cook University has warned that the Great Barrier Reef is at risk of being labelled 'in danger' by the UN's World Heritage committee, risking the entire reef tourism industry. 

The Ballyhooley historic train service is one of the fixtures of Port Douglas? But who is the driving force behind this local icon? Newsport contributor Rick Stoker takes a look at the fascinating lives of Peter and Anne Lloyd. 

Boaties are grumbling after vessels were damaged in a chaotic evacuation from Port Douglas's Reef Marina as Cyclone Nathan approached.

Newsport contributor Crispin Hull weighs in on why it'd actually be a good idea to allow young people to dip into their superannuation to help pay for their first home - with a catch.

Business operators in Port Douglas go about another normal day after very little disruptions were felt from the much-hyped Cyclone Nathan. 

Mantra Group announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Australia Pty Ltd for $29.5 million.

Former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has died this morning, aged 84.

Updated 11am - Port Douglas is now on the southern edge of the warning zone for Cyclone Nathan, which is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 system between Cape Melville and Cooktown on Friday morning. 

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The Astute Financial Muddies tangled with the Toads for a shot at the Grand Final over the weekend. Check out Steve Doble's report here.

A variety of factors played into the end of the C-Grade Muddies season against Mulgrave over the weekend. Read Steve Doble's report here.

Check out how the brave paddlers from Port Douglas Outrigger Club went at the prestigious Hawaiian Airlines Harbour Challenge over the weekend.

'Wake-up' call for Muddies against Norths

When the Astute Financial Muddies fronted the bottom-placed Norths, it was supposed to be an easy, one-sided game. It was anything but. Read Steve Doble's report here.

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