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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.

Barrier Reef at risk of winding up on UNESCO danger list - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:07:21 +1100

It is possible UNESCO could place the Great Barrier Reef on its "in danger" list, because of failure to secure key sustainability requirements, the Queensland Government says.

Inside the Jurassic jungle using prehistoric power to educate future botanists - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:06:51 +1100

The creator of a Jurassic jungle uses prehistoric power to reconnect young Australians with nature.

Spikes and armoury - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:06:51 +1100

Roadside jungle - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:06:51 +1100

Matt Mitchley - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:06:51 +1100

Red meat producers biggest winners in $2.1 billion carbon abatement contracts - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:48:03 +1100

Landholders with sheep and cattle secure two-thirds of the contracts from the billions of dollars contracted so far by the Federal Government's Emission Reduction Fund.

ICPA camp circus - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:49:15 +1100

Bush kids tackle team sports, renew mateship at sports camp - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:49:15 +1100

A sports camp for bush families gives outback kids the chance to forge friendships and develop skills.

ICPA camp cricket - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:49:15 +1100

ICPA camp friends - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:49:15 +1100

ICPA camp swimming - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:49:15 +1100

ICPA camp mums chat - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:49:15 +1100

Ayllie White - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:36:05 +1100

'It won't put me off': Irukandji sting survivor will snorkel again - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:36:05 +1100

Spending five days in hospital after being stung by a potentially fatal Irukandji jellyfish will not stop Ayllie White snorkelling again.

Driver charged over fatal Ravenshoe cafe explosion - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:25:46 +1100

The driver of a ute which crashed into a cafe at Ravenshoe in far north Queensland, causing a fatal explosion, is charged over the 2015 tragedy.

Cooktown Re-enactment Association dismisses New Matilda criticism - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:52:09 +1100

The Cooktown Re-enactment Association is dismissing criticisms levelled at it by independent media organisation New Matilda.

Mangoes in a packing shed at Mareeba, far north Queensland - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:34:23 +1100

Drug tests to be mandatory for parents of at-risk kids - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:19:54 +1100

Parents of at-risk children in Queensland will face mandatory random drug testing under a new policy introduced by the Government, but the Opposition says the policy misses the mark.

Record die-off of coral confirmed by scientists - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:05:04 +1100

Queensland scientists confirm this year's mass coral bleaching event resulted in the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef, but some tourist areas around Cairns and the Whitsundays showed remarkable improvement.

Communities must connect with senior citizens to end isolation - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:16:31 +1100

The Ageing in North Queensland symposium is challenging communities to take the lead on creating connections with seniors.

Brad Allen says tiger prawn season did not reach last year's record catches, but the veteran trawler skipper is happy - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:59:04 +1100
The 52 boats in the northern prawn fishery (NPF) have returned to ports from Cairns to Karumba to the Kimberley after four months at sea in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Skipper Brad Allen on board the F.V. Gnarloo has just completed his 26th year in the Gulf where he's earned a reputation as one of Austral Fisheries' most reliable skippers.

Prawn trawler deckhands are happy to be back in port - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:59:04 +1100

Wild caught, snap frozen tiger prawns in a carton - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:59:04 +1100

Trawler skipper happy with Gulf tiger prawn season - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:59:04 +1100

Veteran skipper Brad Allen says every prawn season is different and trawler crews never know what they are going to get in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

How much does the perfect children's birthday party cost? - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:20:37 +1100

Pressure to hold the perfect children's birthday party is rising, but at what cost?

Teigan Dennis, balloon artist - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:20:37 +1100

Stephen Spiegelhauer, children's entertainer - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:20:37 +1100

Michelle Foord, custom cake creator and decorator - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:20:37 +1100

Pauline Hanson visits healthy reef to dispute effects of climate change - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:38:35 +1100

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is ridiculed for travelling to a healthy section of the Great Barrier Reef while denying the effects of climate change.

Outgoing director-general of World Vegetable Centre, Dr Dyno Keatinge - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:31:56 +1100

Women working in horticulture in Mozambique, in a project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:31:56 +1100

Dr Dyno Keatinge says the pendulum is finally swinging towards vegetables in the allocation of finite funds for aid. - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:31:56 +1100
The contrast could not be more stark. In developing countries around the world, close to one billion people don't have enough to meet their most basic nutritional needs; while in the first world, more than two billion people suffer the debilitating effects of consuming too much of the wrong types of food. The answer, according to Dr Dyno Keatinge, is to grow and eat more vegetables... which may not be as easy as it sounds when the world's agricultural research and development budget is geared heavily toward cereal crops. But the pendulum is swinging, and not before time, according to Dr Keatinge who has been addressing the world's horticultural scientists in Cairns this week on the Global Horticultural Initiative.

Chilli trials underway at the World Vegetable Centre - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:31:56 +1100

Vegetables vital to fighting entrenched malnutrition in developing world - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:31:56 +1100

Growing and eating more vegetables would go a long way to solving the world's critical health challenges, a leading academic says.

Jim Millar - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:52:31 +1100

Meet the men determined to stop violence against Indigenous women - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:52:31 +1100

Indigenous women are 10 times more likely to be killed by domestic violence than non-Indigenous women. Reversing this will take a community approach, say men who care about making a difference.

Col Walter's model of the Barbary Coast - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:13:28 +1100

Col Walter's Bolands Centre model - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:13:28 +1100

Thirst for knowledge leads amateur historian to miniature models - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:13:28 +1100

When photographs and literature were not enough to satisfy his thirst for historical knowledge, Col Walter turned to building miniature models.

Col Walter with his model of Bolands Centre - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:13:28 +1100

Col Walter's streetscape of Cairns - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:13:28 +1100

Cape York community partners with corporate giants to develop small-business - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:17:57 +1100

New businesses are starting up in the remote Cape York community of Lockhart River as part of the local council's push to empower home-grown entrepreneurship.

Andrew Weaver - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:17:57 +1100

Herbert Pitt, machinery operator - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:17:57 +1100

Slingshot amnesty improves police-community relations - Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:42:33 +1100

Queensland police take a non-traditional approach to tackling juvenile crime and take 130 homemade slingshots off the streets of Yarrabah.

French backpacker jailed over attack on paramedic - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:53:14 +1100

A French backpacker is jailed over an attack of a paramedic in far north Queensland while he was drunk, telling her he was going to kill her.

Search for yowies, yetis, mysterious beasts leads to real world discoveries - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:19:07 +1100

Some would argue yowies, yetis and sasquatch attract more attention than they deserve, but the search for mythical beasts has led to some very real discoveries.

Fewer coral colonies spawning amid bleaching - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:46:28 +1100

This year's spawning event on the Great Barrier Reef went as well as could be expected in light of the worst bleaching in the reef's history, a coral reef ecologist says.

Body of parks contractor found at Queensland helicopter crash site - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:57:32 +1100

The 25-year-old passenger found dead in the wreckage of a helicopter was a contractor for Queensland's National Parks and Wildlife, hired to maintain their remote facilities.

'Fingers crossed': Rainforest search for chopper passenger - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:45:52 +1100

A ground and air search is underway for a man who may have been a passenger on a helicopter when it crashed into dense rainforest in far north Queensland yesterday.