16 hrs ago
Am Samoa delivers urgent message at WestPac
American Samoa has urged the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to expedite effective measures to control South Pacific albacore catches, not only on the high seas but in the Exclusive Economic Zones of the region's countries and territories.
22 hrs ago
Sir David recruited to save bats
Conservationists have spoken to Sir David Attenborough in the United Kingdom about Charters Towers Regional Council's plans to remove more than 80,000 flying foxes from Lissner Park from Monday.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Samoa confirmed as host country for WCPFC 2014
WCPFC 10, Cairns, AUSTRALIA. - Thursday 28th November 2013 -Samoa will be hosting not just one but two major international meetings in 2014.
Pacific Islands renew efforts to manage tuna stocks
Tongan delegates, from left, Losaline Ma'asi and Nunia Mone. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting, Cairns, Australia.
AFP, PNG to share intelligence
AN intelligence sharing agreement between Papua New Guinea's anti-corruption task force and the Australian Federal Police will help the Pacific island nation battle corruption.
Survey supports speed limit rethink
ALMOST 90 per cent of Townsville residents surveyed want the speed limit of one of the city's busiest roads raised following a review of Queensland roads.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Concern deepens at jetty
Mission Beach boaties Nancy Lowe and Richard Giuliany say the government should cut its losses and not waste any more money on the new $3.3 million Clump Point jetty Photo John Andersen MISSION Beach's new jetty has been slammed as a $3.3 million white elephant because it is too short for boaties to launch their crafts.
Hundreds of Cairns residents air Aquis mega resort fears
Hundreds of Cairns residents have attended a community forum over concerns about the proposed Aquis mega resort in far north Queensland.
Call for boot camp alerts
RESIDENTS living near the North's super boot camp fear they have been left vulnerable to escapees, ahead of the first intake of juvenile criminals by the end of the year.
JCU's on the rise
Moira Smith and Blanch Weddell, outside the new Woolworth's location in James Cook University's new Clinical Practice Building.
DOC creates new rates for Industrial Park tenants
The Commerce Department has created a standard annual rental rate for tenants wanting to occupy space at the Daniel K. Inouye Industrial Park in Tafuna and the new rates will apply to future tenants, while the status of current tenants are under review, says DOC director Keniseli Lafaele.
Aussie pedophile to be sentenced in US
A Queensland man who bought a baby boy for $US8000 and shared him with other pedophiles committed crimes that "simply shock the conscience", prosecutors have told a US court.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Mistress testifies at murder trial of Cairns man Klaus Andres, who dissolved wife's body in acid
The mistress of a man accused of murdering his wife and dissolving her body in acid has given evidence at his trial in Cairns in far north Queensland.
Tiger Airways to take off in Brisbane
Tiger Airways is setting up a Brisbane base and will launch new routes from the river city to Cairns, Darwin and Adelaide.
Sentence sparks public ire
A MAN who stole a car with a sleeping baby inside has been released on 18 months probation, sparking anger at the lenient sentence.
New Urban Legends
Meanwhile In Australia. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BANNED CAIRNS: Christmas Lights in Cardwell, North Queensland have been banned by the local council after a complaint from the new Al Shalalah Mosque built in the town just weeks ago.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Accused murderer says wife's death an accident, court hears about emails to lover
The murder trial of a man who has admitted to dissolving his wife's body in acid in Cairns in far north Queensland has heard about emails he sent to his lover.
A blooming corpse flower attracts attention in far north Qld
In the pantheon of truly terrible garden smells, fertiliser springs to mind more readily than the scent of a flower.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Greenpeace urges Cairns tuna summit to end overfishing .
Greenpeace activists today deployed a floating banner at a harbour in the Pacific, reading: "Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!" This message is directed at the members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission , who are meeting in Cairns, Australia next week.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Showdown looks for lucrative tuna industry
The future of the world's largest tuna fishery will be decided at a meeting in Cairns, Australia, this week, with Pacific island nations demanding tighter controls on a catch now worth US$7.0 billion a year.