February 3, 2023


Quality news, views and analysis of issues that affect and inform us in the Douglas Shire.


Douglas Hockey will send their first Junior teams to compete in the 2021 Queensland Hockey State Championships. This is an incredible achievement for talented youngsters, as well as for the fledgling community Sports Club that is experiencing great community support, and unveiling some serious local hockey prowess!

The challenge and the excitement of catching a black marlin is without compare, with many anglers perceiving this species to be the “holy grail” of fish to catch. The only confirmed breeding ground for the majestic marlin is right on our doorstep, the Great Barrier Reef. In this weekend’s annual Port Douglas Marlin Challenge, conditions and the quality, and quantity of action did not disappoint.