A killer strain of mutant drug-resistant tuberculosis has claimed its latest victim in Queensland as health officials investigate reports of fresh cases of malaria and cholera in the state's far north.
ADAPTABILITY and exclusivity are the keys for tour operators wanting to get a bigger slice of the cruise passenger market.
Guy Sebastian has the most number 1 hits for an Aussie male artist. He recently has kicked off his get along tour, playing more than 40 shows around the country.
TWO breakwaters and a small marina are being considered as part of a $10 million makeover of the popular Palm Cove jetty.
More than 1000 riders marked their respects in a 4.5km convoy of cyclists along the Captain Cook Highway this morning.
THE company behind the demolition of the heritage-listed Rex Theatre and a real estate agent associated with the project are facing hefty fines after pleading guilty to undertaking the work without council approval.
PUBLIC health officials fear Cairns will suffer mosquito-borne disease outbreaks all-year round unless residents become more vigilant.
HUNDREDS of paws will pound the pavement tomorrow when the RSPCA Million Paws Walk takes place at Cairns Esplanade.
THOUSANDS of people lined the streets last night for the Macrossan Street Parade extravaganza and big crowds are again expected today at Port Douglas Carnivale 2013.
AS anyone who knows their stuff online these days would tell you, "one does not simply create a meme".
ORGANISERS of the inaugural Yungaburra Wedding Expo this weekend hope it will be the beginning of a nuptial boom at the lakeside town.
Hundreds of foodies got a croc-shock today as a surprise visitor turned up at the Sheraton Mirage Longest Lunch.
IF anyone doubted the impact Tanya Roneberg had on the Cairns community, they only had to step onto the Fish Tank basketball court yesterday and hear the words from those whose lives she had touched.
A CAPE York man has been jailed for breaking his partner's jaw, which already had a steel plate in it from a previous injury.
MOTHER-of-three Nyrie Carlaw is fighting for her life in a Brisbane hospital after suffering burns to almost 50 per cent of her body when her Tully home caught on fire on Wednesday morning.
IF the thought of conquering The Cairns Post Run for Cairns alone is a bit much, why not convince your work colleagues to get on board for a good cause.
TWO vicious dogs, locked up in a Bungalow pound, are missing after a break-in at the facility on Wednesday night.
AFTER experiencing the worst year on record at his Gulf cattle station, Des McDowall is now stuck in the middle of a political stand-off he fears could cost him his livelihood.
A FEDERAL coalition government would maintain current income tax thresholds, pensions and benefits, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said.
THEY may have survived numerous encounters with Cape York's most fearsome animal, but two fishermen could not escape the law after photos of themselves wrestling and posing with crocodiles were posted on Facebook.
WARREN Entsch says he would not have blocked a Government MP from leaving Parliament to be with her sick toddler if her request had better conveyed the urgency of the matter.
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THE Far North's funniest comedians will get their chance to strut their stuff alongside some of Australia's best this weekend at the Port Douglas Carnivale Open Mic Comedy competition.