Newsport is a dedicated regional news service tailored to deliver accurate, informative, and relevant news to the Douglas Shire and tropical Far North Queensland. Covering all topics from breaking news to the stories that reflect far northern communities and their amazing heart.
Newsport delivers up-to-date news to subscribers from all over Australia as well as a growing international audience with an interest in the Port Douglas, Mossman, Daintree and the surrounding regions.
Newsport was established in 2007 to provide accurate information about the area to those who were travelling here to enhance their pre-travel planning and research.
As soon as the innovative daily news service was launched it became quickly apparent that not only did the regional, national, and international readership find it of interest, the local residents soon showed they preferred their news on an immediate and daily basis.
Newsport has continued to provide a balanced and accurate online news service delivering news professionally and with integrity on a daily basis covering news, sports, entertainment, and a wide range of special features that reflect everything that affects tropical Australia.
The news service continued to grow and has helped visitors to the area relate with their experiences. This created a 'window' into Port Douglas and the Douglas Shire that visitors could enjoy from the comfort of their own homes while keeping abreast of the latest items making the tropical north tick.
In 2009, a 35-year veteran of international news, Roy Weavers, joined the team and five daily industry and local stories were delivered to provide the region's first respectable Online Daily News Service.
Over the last 15 years, Newsport has become synonymous with trusted daily news for the tropical north with a focus on the communities and the people that make this part of Australia so special.
After the closure of the weekly print newspaper in 2020, Newsport is now considered the region's local newspaper online and carries on the tradition of providing accurate, informative, and relevant news to the Douglas Shire and wider tropical Far North Queensland.
Newsport adheres to the Australian Press Council’s Principles of Practice and the Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance Journalist Code of Ethics.