Today:  Sun 4 Oct

It’s that time of year again, where we wear our teams scarves with pride, scream and shout at the big screen, cheering along this years best teams in the NRL and AFL Grand Finals.

Douglas Heat today launched a new and improved local Aussie Hoops program which is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever in term four.

A NIDA graduate, Marney McQueen is Australia’s Queen of comedic character cabaret and hits the Clink Theatre stage on Saturday 3 October.

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Golfing in Far North Queensland just got a whole lot better. If wide undulating manicured fairways, well placed swale’s and mounds set against a backdrop of palm trees and sunshine gets your golfing shoes clicking, then this will be good news for you

The revival of the Mossman Sugar Festival was planned to be a three year process with a diverse event calendar being built slowly but surely during that time to make it both successful and manageable.

Almost $40,000 will be available for Council to distribute to local art projects under the 2015/16 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program.

Fagrea berteriana - image supplied

A decision on the Tender for the Mossman Botanic Garden (MBG) Master Plan and Business Development Plan for consultants to plan and design the stage two creation of the garden was made by the board this week.

Politics' merry go round is exactly that. A few years ago when she was in opposition, Julie Bishop criticised then Foreign Minister Bob Carr for taking his wife on overseas 'junkets'.

After celebrating its 21st year, Carnivale 2016 is set to be given a new lease of life with Council to invite experienced event organisers to submit their proposals to manage the new three-day festival.

Guy Ely is set to compete in the upcoming Noosa Triathlon 2015 and is fundraising with the RSPCA team riding for six hours last weekend to help raise funds

Council announced an operating deficit of $1.099 million which is almost $4 million less than the original budgeted operating deficit of $5.068 million for the financial year 2014-2015.

Douglas Libraries will be hosting the free Fun Palace in conjunction with the State Library of Queensland to help kids develop an interest in science and art activities.

The countdown is on for high-speed broadband in regional areas of Leichhardt with the launch on Thursday 1 October of the first of two new multi-million dollar NBN satellites.

Late yesterday and last night Newsport received images from readers who were alarmed by the outbreak of fires in several locations. 

Douglas Shire Council adopted the Coconut Management Plan and Coconut Action Plan on Tuesday 29 September which has fuelled debate not only during the public consultation phase but also at the last council meeting.

At today’s Douglas Shire Council  Ordinary Meeting Closed Session, the matter of acquiring an appropriate site to rehouse the Paws and Claws animal refuge was on the agenda.

A packed St Mary’s Chapel in Market Park Port Douglas hosted a congregation of local residents and serving police officers drawn together today (Sept 29th) to pay homage to all fallen officers on this the National Police Remembrance Day.

THE record-breaking reign of Queen Elizabeth and her apparent determination to see it through to the end, presents a dreary future thereafter for the monarchy.

Local band Benny And The Clones will be stripping back their upcoming performance at the QT Resort on Thursday 1st October, to deliver a stellar live act on Tropical Thursday.

Chefs will be dishing up tasting plates featuring local produce and home brewers will be battling for beer awards as an array of entertainment is served up at Palm Cove’s Reef Feast during the 8-11 October.

The Tangaroa Blue crew have just arrived back from a big season in Cape York and are preparing for the inaugural Great Barrier Reef Clean-up kicking off on 17 October in Townsville and closer to home at Cape Kimberley on Saturday 24 October.

It was announced last week, Member for Cook, Billy Gordon, will not be facing charges over domestic violence allegations levelled against him in a reported statement by the Queensland Police Service.

There’s definitely a buzz about town at the moment, can you feel it too? School holidays tend to bring visitors to this end of the world, but in the last year there have been more, lots more.

Local Port Douglas business Mocka’s Pies brings home eight awards in the recent Official Great Aussie Pie Competition held in Sydney, Olympic Park last week.

At last Wednesday’s AGM for the Port Douglas Community Services Network Inc, there was strong attendance and support by members as the 2014-15 annual report was presented and the Management Committee selected.

Targeted compliance patrols in high-risk areas of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area have detected a four-fold increase in recreational fishing offences over three years, report the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).

FNQ Training Centre and the Mossman Gorge Indigenous Training Centre both received a visit from Tim Mander MP Shadow Minister for Education and Training together with Cr Bruce Clarke last Friday.

Queensland Taste editors Sharnee Rawson and Anooska Tucker-Evans have compiled the Taste Top 100 Food Experiences with three of our locals and three of our neighbours acknowledged amongst the best of them.

2015 Port Shorts Film Festival “Enter Your Film Early” winner is Sydney filmmaker Ashly Davies securing his place by earning “First Finalist” honours with his clever comedy The JC Effect.

On Sunday morning, 60 members attended the AGM of the Tin Shed (Port Douglas & District Combined Clubs Inc.) which was held on the lower deck of the club’s premises.

As the nation grinds to a halt to watch the Melbourne Cup race on Tuesday, November 3rd, Estilo is inviting you to saddle up and join in the quirky, cool and glamorous team at QT Port Douglas for an afternoon of fun and fashion at the most stylish race day in Port Douglas.

Queensland motorists are urged to drive safely and take more care especially over the school holiday period following a horror weekend on the state’s roads.

In a media statement issued on 19th September it was announced by Treasurer Curtis Pitt that the team behind the Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort project in Cairns have signed a Process Deed to re-enter the Integrated Resort Development (IRD) process.

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