FINALS FOOTY FEAST THIS WEEKEND – PHIL STALEY’S THOUGHTS ON SPORTS

It’s a feast of finals football this weekend – with plenty to interest far north Queensland sports fans. We’ll be watching the North Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla, and the Northern Pride v Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup. And what about tonight’s South Sydney v […]

DO FLESH EATING BUGS LIVE HERE IN FNQ?

Midway through 2011,  far north Queensland doctors began seeing people presenting with nasty ulcers that were turning surrounding tissue into sludge. It was an outbreak of what’s known locally as Daintree ulcers – a condition that’s been known for many years now, but no-one’s really […]

BITS OF NEW ZEALAND WASHING UP IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Over the past few weeks, some fairly big bits of New Zealand have been washing up along the coast of far north Queensland. They’ve travelled more than 4,000 kilometres over the past year or so, and come from a major volcanic eruption that might never […]

GARDENING WITH AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

As the gardeners of far north Queensland know, lots of plants love our tropical climate and do really well here. Some non-native or introduced species do well too, but some just can’t handle the weather. People choose plants and trees for their gardens for all […]