Category Archives: Local News

Lucy T. Smith: Botanical Artist


Townsville has once again exported a marvellously talented person into fame through their love for art and the teachings of James Cook University lecturers.

Celebrating Challenges: Jill O’Sullivan


Jill O’Sullivan has always had a passion for art. Jill has spent much of her life learning about art and creating lithographs and technical drawings through printmaking.

Recycling passion spawns artistic excellence

Townsville based artist Alison McDonald, pictured in front of her Jensen Studio ‘Bliss’

With drill in hand and an immense sense of immersion, Alison McDonald draws her seat to her workbench for another day of turning scraps into art.

Palaszczuk invests $5.8 mil in croc count

An estuarine or “saltwater” crocodile. Credit:

The Palaszczuk Government has pledged $5.8 million dollars to conduct the biggest comprehensive crocodile monitoring program in state history.

Townsville Gaming Café brings competitive scene to North Queensland


With holidays rapidly approaching everyone is looking for easy ways to keep entertained in their downtime. Jayde Baguley

JCU students join race against extinction

A projection of a breaching humpback whale on the side of the Empire State Building, as shown in Racing Extinction. Credit: Oceanic Preservation Society

Half of the Earth’s oxygen is produced by phytoplankton, and rising acidity in our oceans means our phytoplankton levels are dropping.