Entries by Jo Straszkowski

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DESIGNS REVEALED FOR LIVING CORAL BIOBANK IN PORT DOUGLAS

Concept designs for the world’s first Living Coral Biobank, a dedicated coral conservation facility proposed to be built in Port Douglas, have been revealed. Great Barrier Reef Legacy’s $70 million Living Coral Biobank project aims to secure the long-term future and biodiversity of corals worldwide with the primary goal of the facility to store, keep […]

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VALE | JOHN RUMNEY, TRUE PIONEER AND CHAMPION OF THE REEF

Today the community is remembering a true hero and pioneer of Great Barrier Reef conservation, who has left a legacy that will live on forever. Renowned conservationist, John Rumney passed away peacefully on the weekend aged 70, after suffering a stroke in early September. Few names are as synonymous with reef protection as that of […]

SPIRIT SUPERYACHT IS MAKING WAVES AS IT ARRIVES IN PORT DOUGLAS

Spirit Superyacht is making waves and turning heads as she arrives at her new home for the season in Port Douglas. The arrival of My Spirit Superyacht to the Crystalbrook Marina better solidifies Port Douglas as a high-profile superyacht destination. The 35-meter wave piercer demands attention with a stunning design that catches the eye, showcasing sleek muscular […]

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MARINA RESTAURANT IS LURING IN THE FOODIES

A fruitful marina restaurant is luring foodies in with quality produce and exceptional service. This year it has been anything but predictable on the culinary landscape with restaurants forced to chop and change how they do business. However, amongst all this ambiguity Lure Restaurant at the Crystalbrook Marina remains a favourite for locals and visitors, by getting […]

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NEW HEMINGWAY’S LAGER A SALUTE TO THE CANECUTTERS

Hemingway’s Brewery is launching a new lager to salute the un-named cane cutters of a bygone era who worked in the fields under the sweltering sun without complaint.The official launch of the mid-strength lager, Canecutter, will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday at Hemingway’s Brewery Port Douglas and Cairns, where the public will be provided an […]

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TWO DOUGLAS ICONS GET A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE

Local businesses are continuing to call on the public to ‘Do It In Douglas’ as part of the Buy Douglas: Build Douglas campaign, including the operators of the Lady Douglas River Cruise and the Shaolin Chinese Junk, who recently used their downtime to give a bit of love to the old ladies of Port Douglas. In what is […]

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CHOO CHOOS REOPENS WITH FRESH NEW LOOK

Choo Choos at the Marina has recently reopened its doors for the first time since March and is sporting a fresh new look. Like many Douglas businesses Choo Choos was forced to close due to COVID restrictions and manager, Rebecca Stemp, said the team, who have been part of the Choo Choos family for many […]

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HEMINGWAY’S OPENS AS RESTRICTIONS EASE TODAY

Businesses are rejoicing as stage three of Queensland’s roadmap to easing restrictions came into effect at midday today, including one of Port Douglas biggest venues, Hemingway’s Brewery, who will reopen its doors tonight. Pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes will be afforded greater freedoms under stage three making it easier to operate with capacity limits risen. […]

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HEMINGWAY’S CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS IN PORT DOUGLAS

Hemingway’s Brewery Port Douglas turns four-years-old today. The popular brewery will reopen for a one night only special event tonight to celebrate after being closed for months due to COVID-19 restrictions. With restrictions limiting numbers the event has already sold out. Hemingway’s Marketing Manager, Kim Logan, said while they are not re-opening permanently just yet […]