The Cairns Post
First office of The Cairns Post, 1886
|Editor||Andrew Van Smeerdijk|
|Founded||10 May 1883|
The Cairns Post is a major News Corporation newspaper in Far North Queensland that exclusively serves the Cairns area. It has daily coverage on local, state, national and world news, plus a wide range of sections and liftouts covering health, beauty, cars and lifestyle. The Cairns Post is published every weekday and a weekend edition which is called The Weekend Post which is published on Saturdays.
In 2013, The Cairns Post won the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association (PANPA) Award for best regional Newspaper of the Year Dailies (5-6-7 days) circulation 10,000-25,000, under then editor Neil Melloy.
As of 2014 the new editor is Andrew Van Smeerdijk.
A prior newspaper that was also called The Cairns Post was first published on 10 May 1883. It was founded by Frederick Thomas Wimble. It was published weekly until 1888 then bi-weekly until 1893.
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