Jan 31, 2014
Into the Wild
I'm standing beneath a towering tree that seems to reach the sky. It stretches as far as I can see in a gnarled, upward climb until its leafy canopy fans out above the strangler fig's tangles, forming an umbrella of shade in this otherwise sunburned region of Australia known as Tropical North Queensland.
King tide flooding receding in Cairns
The region has been largely spared the impact of Tropical Cyclone Dylan, which made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach about 3:30am today as a category two system and has now been downgraded to a tropical low.
Rain for parched state, but there's a catch
SCHOOLS are set to share $131 million as part of a new plan to boost literacy and numeracy.
Cyclone threat grows
A TROPICAL low developing in the Coral Sea may become a cyclone that crosses the coast near Cairns, according to experts.
Keeping cool in Cairns
It has been hot and humid with little relief for the last week or so, but people seem to survive.