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Today:  Sat 25 Apr

ANZAC Park in Port Douglas was packed out today as soldiers, veterans and the community came together to mark the sacrifice of Australia and New Zealand's brave service men and women for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

Australians shouldn't be illegally downloading small-studio movies like Dallas Buyers Club, but they will if they don't have the same opportunities as overseas consumers, writes Crispin Hull.

Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk appears to prefer to risk a by-election in Cook rather than have an unpredictable Independent, Billy Gordon, who was dumped by the ALP for not disclosing to the party his prior convictions and the domestic violence order against him.

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. 



Environmentalists are celebrating at the news that proposed capital dredging at Trinity Inlet in Cairns will not go ahead, but tourism operators say the decision has serious implications for the Far North's attractiveness as a cruise ship destination.

Why did the snake cross the road? The residents of Endeavour Street in Port Douglas would sure like to know after a python more than four metres long slithered across their street.

Senator Ian McDonald has blasted the Labor government's crocodile management policy, using the recent incident of the local bitten by a 1.2 metre croc on the Palmersea Reef golf course as an example of why culls are needed.

Newsport contributor Rick Stoker brings us a look at the life of Clink Theatre mainstay Jack 'Driftwood' Heywood.

A man has been left with minor bite wounds on his leg after a run-in with a small croc on a Port Douglas golf course, but the risk of impacts to the town's vital tourism industry may be severe.

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Students at Port Douglas State School on Friday paid tribute to the courage and sacrifice of the Diggers that fought for Australia ahead of ANZAC Day ceremonies on Saturday.

Backpacker-focused van hire company Wicked Campers is at it again, with residents once more sending in photos of vans covered in 'offensive' artwork.

Everyone loves prawns, but the Department of Fisheries and Forestry is warning anglers to make sure they're staying within the 10-litre catch limit.

Newsport's photo competition for fishers to snag some advanced flashing LED lures will be closing soon - send in your pics and grab one of these super-duper Balista lures!

News program A Current Affair will air an exclusive interview with Kristy Peckham, the former partner of embattled Cook MP Billy Gordon.

Douglas Shire Council will set up a 'spaceport' in the Port Douglas Community Hall featuring wi-fi and other upgrades to set up a community and business hub.

Australia's a big country, with a lot to offer - but most stunningly beautiful tropical golf course might be right here on our doorstep.

A spike in cases of melioidosis, which is caused by a soil-borne bacteria, around Cairns has health professionals warning everyone to avoid unnecessary contact with muddy water.

Indigenous peoples and environmental campaigners are celebrating after learning the Authority to Prospect at the ancient Mt Mulligan area has been withdrawn.

 Newsport contributor Rick Stoker brings us a look at tireless community campaigner Ray Legg. 

Check here for a details on upcoming ANZAC Day services around Douglas Shire and Cooktown.

Environmentalists are celebrating at the news that proposed capital dredging at Trinity Inlet in Cairns will not go ahead, but tourism operators say the decision has serious implications for the Far North's attractiveness as a cruise ship destination.

Why did the snake cross the road? The residents of Endeavour Street in Port Douglas would sure like to know after a python more than four metres long slithered across their street.

Newsport contributor Rick Stoker brings us a look at the life of Clink Theatre mainstay Jack 'Driftwood' Heywood.

A new experiment has shown reef fish devouring Crown of Thorns Starfish, with other predators also being hailed as potential methods for controlling outbreaks of the voracious coral-eating starfish.

Senator Ian McDonald has blasted the Labor government's crocodile management policy, using the recent incident of the local bitten by a 1.2 metre croc on the Palmersea Reef golf course as an example of why culls are needed.

Australians shouldn't be illegally downloading small-studio movies like Dallas Buyers Club, but they will if they don't have the same opportunities as overseas consumers, writes Crispin Hull.

Federal Member Leichhardt Warren Entsch highlighted the huge potential of the aquaculture market during a visit to Daintree Barramundi Saltwater Farms on Wednesday, also landing a rare albino barra. 

Mossman police have charged a 39-year-old man after uncovering a swag of stolen goods at a Cow Bay property, and are now appealing to the public to help return the items to their rightful owners.

Flashing lights on a lure? Surely that's a useless gimmick, right? Think again. Local fishermen have been pulling in barra after barra using these new LED-equipped lures.

The CANEGROWERS Great Barrier Reef Marathon has been raising invaluable funds for the study and protection of some of the Reef's most beautiful marine creatures.

A new agreement between Mackay Sugar and MSF will see up to 250,000 tonnes of cane sent to the Tableland Mill instead of the Mossman Mill. 

Douglas Historical Society yesterday unveiled their long-awaited Douglas Diggers project, which features interactive touchscreens offering historical details about locals that fought in in World War I.

Time is running out to submit nominations for the 2015 Queensland Multicultural Awards with only a few days until the closing date.

The rest of the country seems to have reduced their perception of Far North Queensland to nothing but devastating cyclones and brutal crocodile attacks - even if either of those things aren't actually happening. Newsport journalist Boyd Robertson weighs in on the dangers to Port Douglas when media loses their cool over crocs.

A man has been left with minor bite wounds on his leg after a run-in with a small croc on a Port Douglas golf course, but the risk of impacts to the town's vital tourism industry may be severe.

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has passed along what he claims is new evidence in the domestic violence allegations against Cook MP Billy Gordon, and urged people to remember the 'real victims' of domestic violence.

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says he has been contacted by a supporting witness in the allegations of domestic violence against Cook MP Billy Gordon. 

Newsport contributor Rick Stoker brings us another insight into the life of a colourful Port Douglas local, this time the touching humanitarian journeys of Imelda Noli in Nepal.

A truck has rolled north just north of Ellis Beach after a two-vehicle crash, with the Captain Cook Highway expected to be closed for several hours.

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