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The Australian Financial Review reports there is a movement in the Australian economy away from big mining investment and more towards the tourism and services-driven sectors, especially on the east coast. 

While the  announcement of the Daintree Joint Management Group has received a positive response and the first meeting was met with an honest approach, the same model is unlikely to be applied and applied to other regions in the Shire. 




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In 2014 Steve Moneghetti was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to athletics as a marathon runner, administrator and mentor to young athletes.”

After 10 dynamic years as the custodians of the region’s best loved event, the Douglas Chamber of Commerce will seek new management for Port Douglas Carnivale. 

While there is debate as to whether CCTV cameras stop crime, there is evidence that suggests they are invaluable for investigating offences and assisting police in identifying persons of interest.

Newsport has learnt today that the Douglas Chamber of Commerce will officially end its management of Carnivale.

Traffic is banked up north and south of Port Douglas Road as drivers await the removal of live fallen power lines across the corner of  Davidson Street and Port Streets.

Attorney General George Brandis announced last week the government plans to repeal a key provision that allows the public to legally challenge environmentally damaging projects.

Whitelion is a leading national non-profit organisation delivering programs to improve the social and economic capabilities of some of Australia’s most high risk young people.

The iconic FNQ pub the Lions Den has today revealed that a group of blokes over enjoying themselves have fessed up to snapping off and taking the famous pubs mascots tail last week. 

STEPHEN Hawking’s publisher told him that every equation in The Brief History of Time would cost him 10,000 readers.

We can count our blessings in our small-town paradise.

As a response to the management of the Wet Tropics region north of the Daintree becoming disjointed, one of councils 2015-16 budget promises was funding the resourcing of the Daintree Joint Management Group and the creation of a Sustainability Officer.

The entrance to the north end of Four Mile Beach and some of the foreshore is visually standing out to any passer by, but not in an aesthetically pleasing way for tourists.

Sitting on Port Douglas’s front door step is the second ‘Best Place in the World’. It is of course, The Great Barrier Reef, as ranked by The Lonely Planet, the worlds leading travel media company.

The perception in Cairns that Port Douglas is enjoying heaps of optimism and vibrancy rang true at a well-attended Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast at The Tin Shed this morning.

One of the best ways to enjoy beautiful Far North Queensland is to spend a morning or an afternoon snorkelling with the turtles on the Low Isles - Great Barrier Reef.

On Sunday 16th August, 96 players tee off for a good cause and a whole lot of fun while exceeding fund raising expectations at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club.

Member for Cook Billy Grodon MP launches the new hard court at Port Douglas Tennis Club last Saturday.

After 61 hours of kitesurfing over eight days, ten kite surfers from five countries covered 1,237km - the first kite surfers to take on the whole northern section of the Great Barrier Reef.

The opportunity for people with a disability and other members of the community to play golf at the Inaugural Inclusion Golf Fun Day is being planned by the Douglas Shire Community Services Association for the Mossman Golf Club on Friday 18 September. 

Port Shorts promo is destination marketing at its best. How does a local event such as Port Shorts pull together an all star production promo launch like this?

Under stormy morning skies both Carnival days opened up to shine like Team Port Douglas at the Cairns Surf Life Saving Carnival held in Palm Cove over the August 15 weekend.

After 10 days of fun and frivolity on the road, the bright and boisterous bunch of variety bashes, had a chance to unwind and celebrate the successes of the past 25 years in Port Douglas over the weekend.

In 1993, sociologist Hugh Mackay concluded that Australians were anxious about too much change.

After the recent death of three juvenile cassowaries, reportedly by a dog attack, conservationists and the wider community are now calling for a complete dog ban in the Daintree National Park.

Old Classic. King Crimson Discipline. 1981.
New Classic.Robyn Ludwick. Out Of These Blues. 2011.

Federal Treasurer went on breakfast TV to assure investors there is no crisis, adding it’s a correction.

Saturday and Sunday evenings were brought to their respective ends in superb style and a fabulous crescendo of fantastic food.

Could you save someones life? Would you like to know how you could help in an emergency?

Mossman’s Multi-Purpose Health service celebrated its 85th birthday today, first opening it’s doors in 1930 as the Mossman District Hospital.

Five Port Douglas State School students participated in the Opti-MINDS Challenge at Cairns Regional Finals at JCU on Sunday and now are off to the state finals at UQ in October.

Thousands of runners will be making themselves that little bit healthier this November but do they realise they will be making the Great Barrier Reef healthier as well?

Vito Musumeci teacher/LVT of horticulture has been awarded the VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year regional award on 31 July and is now in the running for the state finals.

The inaugural foodie event kicks off tonight with a stella cast of five celebrity chefs creating magic at five of our local restaurants.

Over this coming weekend (Aug 22 and 23rd) we are offering you the exclusive chance to  get up close and personal with two of Australia’s top Chefs as they each present an intimate 2 hour Master Class at 2 Fish Restaurant in Macrossan Street.

The tyranny of the minority was on display last week. A little over half of the Coalition has all but bound all their MPs to vote against a private members' bill to allow same-sex marriage.

With a picture perfect backdrop, Four Mile Beach sets the scene for some of the most popular athletic sporting events in the world.

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