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Newsport contributor Crispin Hull weighs in on the absurdity of the government's Infrastructure Australia Audit.

Financial expert Roger Ward weighs in on how a plan by the big banks to limit the growth of the Sydney and Melbourne property boom could have disastrous implications for the Port Douglas and Cairns real estate markets.



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Stonegrill is a new, exciting & unique interactive dining experience that presents your meal cooking on a 400°c volcanic stone at your table.   It’s the hottest concept in healthy eating.

OPINION: The only way to get worthwhile tax reform in Australia is for Labor to get a bit smarter. Alas, Labor seems to get itself constantly wedged by the Abbott Government. By CRISPIN HULL

After 40 years in the legal profession, long time local Arthur Timms is hanging up his boots to spend more time concentrating on the things that have brought so much joy to his life; his wife, his children and the passion he shares with the rest of Australia, Cricket.

A member of Council's Open Spaces team, Sue led the physical audit of 11,639 coconut palms in the Douglas Shire to provide valuable data for the Draft Management Plan.

OPINION: Past champions view this tournament as the one to win. It has tradition, charm, elegance, prestige and is generally accepted as the home of tennis. By Howard Salkow

Remember when we all got excited about local superstar Danny Ross when he reached the final four of Channel 10 blockbuster TV Talent show, The Voice.  Well now we've got twice the thrill as not one but two Douglas Shire local boys have blasted their way through the Blind auditions and selected their mentors.

The World Famous Horse Whisperer, Guy McLean is coming to be the headline act at the Mossman Show on 19th and 20th July.  His exploits are world renowned and his performances are amazing.  You should make a note in your diary to ensure you dont miss this fantastic opportunity.

As we fast approach the next “Leap Year” on 29th February 2016, which as everyone knows, “keeps our modern day Gregorian Calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun”, let us first celebrate today as this marks the 26th time a “Leap Second” will be added to the calendar. 

Council has identified a potential new location to house a proposed new animal shelter after being informed by Paws and Claws it had withdrawn from the sale of the approved Killaloe site.

Several readers have contacted the Newsport late last week and over the weekend to express their concerns over the scale of the roadside tree clearance along Capt Cook Highway just South of Mowbray turn off apparently to make way for road improvements.

There's a whole mass of entertainment on top of the traditional showtime rides and sideshow stalls. This year the committee is very excited about the fact that Guy McLean the world famous horse whisperer returns to fascinate and enthrall his far north fans.

Phoebe Kitto, President of Douglas Chamber of Commerce, and Gerry Ireland, Chair, Douglas Inc. have a united and positive response to the recently announced Douglas Shire Council’s Annual Budget 2015 – 2016.

There's been a lot written and a lot more said about the effect and impact of the Cairns Airport Ironman and 70.3 events on the Douglas Shire (and Port Douglas in particular) and I've been asked very recently to pen a few words about an "athlete's actual involvement in" the event.  Now, that question assumes that I consider myself an 'athlete' which I most certainly do not. WATCH: Tribute Video

Two Bio Security officers from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries visited Paws and Claws animal shelter yesterday lunchtime following a complaint.

Children swimmers are invited to join The Meteors for a swim clinic on Tuesday in Port Douglas. The event run by Meteors Swimming Club is offering a session with Bill Evans who runs "Will swim and try" in Cairns.

Wavelength 4, the new boat for Wavelength Reef Charters arrived at the Reef Marina at midnight last night, 26th June, 2015.  This is the first new Australian built reef boat in Port  Douglas since 2008.

The Abbott Government’s Sugar Marketing Code of Conduct Taskforce today recommended to Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson that a mandatory Code of Conduct be adopted for the sugar industry.

Douglas Shire Council has adopted its 2015-2016 Annual Budget which includes an unprecedented $19.5 million capital works program to stimulate economic development.

With the 8.15 billion dollar Aquis Casino Beach Resort continuing to progress, it is no surprise that the announcement of the 45-million dollar Adventure Waters Water Park supports Local businessman and Adventure Waters Chief Executive Officer’s Paul Freebody’s overall strategy......

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) calls for expressions of interest from commercial food vendors to supply onsite food service to the general public during the period of the 2015 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. 

Port Douglas folk duo The Kroovs are launching their 15 track debut live album this weekend to North Queensland ahead of an international tour.

Double life on the run or redeemed fugitive? After [28] years of “community service” Dennis “Lee” Lafferty contributed whilst in Australia as a model resident, I suppose we should be entitled to say “Who knew?” 

It’s that time of year again; time to don the Daisy Dukes and get yer boot-scootin’ chaps on! QT are celebrating the ol’ US of A’s Independence Day in style!

Port Douglas Basketball Club (aka Douglas Heat) is hosting a very special coaching clinic this Saturday, June 27, with Coach Uron Hawkins from the USA.

70 dogs brought their owners down to Four Mile Park off Barrier Street for a walk along Four Mile Beach to raise funds for Paws n Claws.

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