Latest News in Cairns

See below for the latest and breaking news in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

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Cairns & TNQ News


Latest ABC Cairns & Tropical North Queensland News

Below are listed news articles taken from the ABC News website, relating to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

Aft deck of a floating hospital - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:20 +1100

Jan Alnes, volunteer mariner - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:20 +1100

Dental surgery - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:20 +1100

Eye surgery theatre - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:20 +1100

Ella Bouman, volunteer nurse - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:20 +1100

Floating hospital, MV YWAM PNG - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:20 +1100

Floating hospital provides medical aid to Australia's nearest neighbour - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:20 +1100

For people living in some of the most remote areas of Papua New Guinea the nearest hospital is not necessarily on land.

Flash flooding predicted between Mackay and Townsville in Queensland - Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:32:45 +1100

The weather bureau is warning residents in north Queensland to prepare for heavy downpours, flash flooding and thunderstorms.

Proposed JCU job cuts anger union - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:32:51 +1100

James Cook University (JCU) management has revealed the extent of job cuts proposed for one of its most renowned divisions.

Hospital's disease control questioned amid virus outbreak - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:13:42 +1100

Families of patients who have died amid a respiratory viral outbreak at far north Queensland's Herberton Hospital say it has poor infectious disease controls.

Secret lives of Great Barrier Reef's bull sharks revealed - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:45:17 +1100

Bull sharks not only spend a lot of time on coral reefs, they can swim surprisingly long distances down Australia's east coast in summer to give birth in the river estuaries and coastal areas, radio tracking of sharks living on the Great Barrier Reef shows.

Farmers on far north Queensland's cyclone prone Cassowary Coast have recovered but the memories of Yasi are still real for many - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:49:32 +1100
When cyclone Yasi struck the Cassowary Coast on February 3, 2011, there's no doubt its impact was made so much worse by the fact it was the second extreme cyclone event to affect the region in only five years.

Rob Piccolo with this beautiful tropical flowers from Basilisk Blooms, south of Innisfail - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:16:42 +1100

Cyclone Yasi wrecked the Nucifora family home at Cowley, in far north Queensland - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:16:42 +1100

Tropical blooms in far north Queensland - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:16:42 +1100

A tropical flower plantation flattened after cyclone Yasi - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:16:42 +1100

Ravenshoe blast victim honoured by Rural Fire Service - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:05:36 +1100

A woman who died after the Ravenshoe cafe explosion last year is commemorated by the Rural Fire Service she volunteered for.

Queensland scientists hopeful dengue program could halt spread of Zika virus - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:59:37 +1100

A program designed to tackle dengue fever could be modified to help prevent the spread of Zika virus, Queensland scientists say.

Woman to front court over Mornington Island stabbing - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:02:36 +1100

A woman is due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court today over a stabbing on Mornington Island in the state's north-west.

Cyclone Yasi: What happened five years ago - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:41:52 +1100

Take a look back at how one of the largest cyclones to hit Australia shattered lives and caused more than $800 million in damage.

Alex, Glen and Charlotte Crichton - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:36:44 +1100

Never Yasi: child born during cyclone, not named after it - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:36:44 +1100

While February 2, 2011, may stick in the memory of many Queenslanders, it stands out as one of the best nights ever for the Crichton family.

Jan Muir's rebuilt home - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:06:12 +1100

Cyclone Yasi brings Hull Heads neighbours closer together - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:06:12 +1100

On the five-year anniversary of Cyclone Yasi, a group of Hull Heads neighbours who chose to stay on are closer than ever before.

Cardwell economy yet to bounce back five years after Cyclone Yasi - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:38:42 +1100

Residents of cyclone-hit Cardwell hope the resurrection of the Port Hinchinbrook development will see the north Queensland town finally realise its potential.

EX-Kennedy candidate keen to raise cancer awareness in Indigenous communities - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:12:28 +1100

The former LNP candidate for Bob Katter's seat of Kennedy, in northern Queensland, says she is hoping to raise more awareness about cancer in Indigenous communities.

Qld Government offers funding help for $76m Cairns arts centre - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:59:54 +1100

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the State Government is willing to help fund the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre but is yet to be approached.

A tearful but cheerful goodbye - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:40:31 +1100

Final curtain signals end of an era for Cairns Civic Theatre - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:40:31 +1100

An emotional final performance by the Cairns Choral Society has signalled the end for the Cairns Civic Theatre.

Lawyer Ian Conrad says his client, Bevan Robson, was forced to put his family's interests ahead of the industry - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:39:11 +1100
The family at the centre of the Australian banana industry's worst biosecurity outbreak has vowed to continue farming despite a bid by banana growers to buy them out. Negotiations about the possible sale or lease of the far north Queensland farm infected with the soil disease Panama tropical race 4, have ended after an offer by the industry was rejected by the Robson family. The family's legal representative, Ian Conrad, said the amount offered was not enough.

US businessmen eye troubled Port Hinchinbrook Resort - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:16:30 +1100

Two US businessmen look set to take over the Port Hinchinbrook Resort in north Queensland.

End of an era for far north Qld theatre - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:58:08 +1100

The final curtain will fall on a Cairns landmark tomorrow.

Simone Vinton's competition winning photograph - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:29:23 +1100

Photography is for everyone says competition winning amateur - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:29:23 +1100

A far north Queensland amateur photographer is challenging the notion that only professionals can take great photographs.

Point, shoot and experiment - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:29:23 +1100

Simone Vinton, competition winning amateur photographer - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:29:23 +1100

Concerns Zika virus could be carried by north Queensland mozzies - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:33:34 +1100

Doctors in north Queensland are being urged to be on the lookout for cases of Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in babies in Brazil.

Doug Phillips explains why negotiations to buy out the infected banana farm failed - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:56:53 +1100
The Australian Banana Growers' Council (ABGC) revealed today its attempts to buyout and close down a farm infected with the soil disease Panama tropical race 4, had failed. The ABGC's chairman Doug Phillips was not willing to disclose the amount offered but ultimately, he said it was 'not acceptable' to the Robson family.

Banana industry fails in bid to buy out infected farm - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:56:53 +1100

An industry bid to buy out and close down a banana farm infected with Panama disease has failed.

Larissa McKirdy - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:15:47 +1100

Never again: Teacher looks back on Cyclone Yasi experience - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:15:47 +1100

Three weeks after moving to Mission Beach, Sydney-born teacher Larissa McKirdy experienced her first cyclone.

Chinese tourist drowns at far north Qld resort - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:09:28 +1100

Police are preparing a report for the coroner after a Chinese tourist drowned at a resort in far north Queensland overnight.

Mark Rigby - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:09:59 +1100

Queensland Premier 'happy' to call Cairns MP following conflicting remarks over future - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:28:23 +1100

Annastacia Palaszczuk dismisses suggestions she should have called Cairns MP Rob Pyne amid suggestions he may quit the Labor Party. 

The Merriman family, England - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:55:47 +1100

Anoj Thapa, Nepal - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:55:47 +1100

Fernanda Astolfo, Brazil - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:55:47 +1100

Dreams come true for FNQ's newest Australian citizens - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:55:47 +1100

The average Australian might be able to give you 1,001 reasons why Australia is the best country in the world, but ask a newly naturalised citizen and they will give you 1,002.

Premier calls for calm as Rob Pyne contemplates future - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:52:02 +1100

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk calls for calm as speculation mounts about the future of her Cairns MP, Rob Pyne.

Coxless Crew arrive in Cairns after successful trans-Pacific crossing - Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:58:12 +1100
Four women have become the first team of four to row across the Pacific Ocean from the United States to Australia.