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Tourism NewsTuesday 05 January
Last chance to experience Japan with Latitude°ski
After all the planning finally things are going our way, the currency exchange has improved and everything is looking good for a very affordable and exciting  2 week ski trip!
Sports News
Muddies Cricket Season moves into 2010
The Court House Hotel Mudcrabs Seniors cricket teams re-commence their seasons this coming Saturday with the fourth round of the One day 50 over competition.

Local NewsWednesday 06 January
Port Douglas Fireworks welcome in the new decade
The New Years Eve firework displays at Anzac Park organised by the Port Douglas Chamber of
Commerce with the support of the local business community said goodbye to the 'naughties' and enthusiastically welcomed in the new decade.
Newsport Australia Day $1,100 give-away competition
Come and see us at IGA Port Douglas this Saturday on Jan 9th from 9am til 1pm for a chance to win over $1,100 worth of beach goodies from Windswell Kite Surfing and Tshinta Seafolly Swimwear.
Media News
Technology sees Port Douglas Magazine go global
A full colour page turning PDF of the entire 40 page PORT DOUGLAS, Free Visitors magazine is now available absolutely free online.
Tourism News
Qantas traffic share drops as traveller numbers rise almost 10%
Qantas Group saw its share of international traffic erode in October despite an increase in the number of travellers to and from Australia.

Urgent AppealThursday 07 January
Have you seen this dog ?
His name is Jake and he went missing from Shannonvale on Tuesday.  He is very friendly and will come when called. He looks like a brown border collie and has recently been shaved. He loves playing ball and has a very gentle nature.  If you spot him please call Heather 0432 688534.  Thank you
Tourism News
Jetstar and AirAsia form partnering deal
Travel Today reported yesterday that Jetstar and AirAsia will jointly purchase aircraft and partner on other operational initiatives as part of a wide-ranging alliance announced today.
Tourism News
Strong Growth for Webjet in 2009 second half
Webjet has continued its strong growth by posting a 37% increase in sales during the six months to December 31.

Entertainment NewsFriday 08 January
Toni Childs returns to Tanks
Toni returns to Cairns for two intimate shows at Tanks Arts Centre on 26-27 March.
Sports News
Muddies B Grade hit top spot as cricket season resumes
The Cricket Far North ladder was officially released yesterday afternoon and the Court House Hotel Port Douglas Mudcrabs B Grade cricket team have hit first place going into the second half of the season for the Two Day competition.
Free Giveaway
Come and see us at IGA Port Douglas tomorrow
For a chance to win over $1,100 worth of beach goodies, come and see us at IGA Port Douglas this Saturday on Jan 9th from 10am 'til 1pm and subscribe for FREE to Newsport Daily, the online daily local news service.  You will be automatically placed in a draw to be made on Australia Day (Jan 26) for a chance to win a Windswell Kite Surfing package including a Kiteboard worth $850 with lessons worth $220 plus an exclusive Seafolly Bikini of your choice up to the value of $100 from Tshinta, Port Douglas. Come along and subscribe for FREE.

Sports NewsMonday 11 January
C Grade unite for second win
The Court House Hotel Port Douglas B Grade Muddies took advantage of their day off from rain soaked Innisfail to get along to the sports ground to support their C Grade colleagues who took on United Cairns for a One Dayer.
Tourism News
Daily Guam to Cairns flights confirmed
Continental Airlines will increase flights between Guam and Cairns in March ...
Tourism News
Low cost carriers will struggle to compete relying on their own websites
Flight Centre managing director Graham Turner has taken a swipe at low cost carriers who distribute solely through their own websites, claiming they will not survive without additional sales support.
Local News
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm's Packing Shed Now Open
According to owners Alison and Digby Gotts, the opening of their dream packing shed has been a long time coming but last Saturday afternoon it happened.

Local NewsTuesday 12 January
Surfs up on Newsport beach goodies $1,200 giveaway
For your chance to win $1,200 worth of fantastic beach package absolutely FREE why not come and see us the Courty this coming Saturday (Jan 16) from 10.00am 'til 2.00pm.  Just give us your email address and you're in with a chance.
Local News
Apply hand brake whenever parking
An unlucky tourist parked her car, went shopping but unfortunately didn't apply her hand brake and it rolled forward to repark itself across the road from the central parking bays in Macrossan St.  Not much damage was sustained but the police issued the tourist with a ticket for parking a car without being in it (or something similar) !
Local News
Port Library goes digital
A new innovative library service planned for Port Douglas will keep library users in step with the digital age. The Library Kiosk @ Port will operate three days per week ...
Sports News
Cricket Umpires wanted for all grades
It is hoped that on Wednesday evening on January 27th from 6pm, Cricket Australia will be holding a Level One Umpire Course at Port Douglas Sports Ground.
Tourism News
Emirates Airlines increase yield in 2009
Emirates vice president Australia, Stephen Pearse, said the carrier  had started to see yields climb following a difficult 2009

Local NewsWednesday 13 January
Shopping centre planned for Royal Hotel site
The Royal Hotel in Front Street, Mossman and surrounding land was sold at the auction held at Rydges Sabaya Resort in Port Douglas just before Christmas (Dec 17).
Tourism News
Strong global passenger & freight growth in late 2009
Air Council International’s (ACI) monthly PaxFlash and Freight Flash reports show strong positive growth in both passenger numbers and freight tonnage in November.
Local News
White Cockatoo up for sale
After eight successful years, Tony Fox and his wife Lenore are putting their White Cockatoo resort in Mossman, near Port Douglas, up for sale with an asking price of around $1.5 million.

Property NewsThursday 14 January
Signs that Port Douglas holiday home sales are clawing back
The holiday home market suffered during the global financial crisis but activity is now starting to recover, according to real estate agents in the country's top holiday destinations.
Tourism News
New Australia products in Premier Holidays latest brochure
Premier Holidays has launched its latest brochure on Australia and New Zealand, building on its existing programme, launched in January 2009.
Tourism News
QLD Govt launches tourism stimulus package
The Queensland Government has launched a $7 million tourism stimulus package as part of a new tourism action plan for the state.

Sports NewsFriday 15 January
Court House Hotel Crocs AFL Sponsors Launch
The Port Douglas AFL Crocs are having a sponsorship launch party at their new sponsors Sunset Bar on Sunday January 24th starting at 2pm.
Local News
Tangaroa Blue to hold FNQ Marine Debris Workshop
The Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care organisation have announced that there will be a far north Queensland Marine debris project 2009 workshop being held on Friday 22nd January ...
Newsport Giveaway
Newsport beach goodies $1,200 giveaway comp
Come and see us on Saturday at The Court House Hotel from 10am to 2pm to enter the Free Newsport Australia Day beach goodies giveaway subscription promotion.
There are over $1,200 worth of beach goodies up for grabs including a Windswell kiteboard, customised by local photography legend Perrin Clarke with kite surfing lessons valued at over $1,100 plus a $100 Seafolly swimwear voucher from Tshinta.  It's absolutely FREE.  Just give us your email address for a chance to win this super one off package. Tell your friends, work mates and family, it's too good to miss!

Entertainment News
Inaugural Cairns Adrenalin Film Festival announced
Organiser Rebecca Sciott from Steele Sessions has announced that the inaugural Cairns Adrenaline Film festival is to be held on Saturday 29th May ...