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'Best boss in the world' celebrates 10 years behind the bar

TOP JOB: Robyn Miles is the cheerful owner/manager of Allora's beloved Railway Hotel.

A leap of faith into pays off for a Southern Downs publican

Temperatures soar above average in Warwick this weekend

It's set to be a hot weekend in Warwick this weekend.

Mercury continues to rise as Warwick set for another scorcher.

From John Dee to ice, Littleproud looks back on 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce joins Member for Maranoa David Littleproud on a tour of John Dee, guided by John Dee CEO Warren Stiff.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud reflects on 2017, and looks ahead.







Selfless Carla will prove a hard act to follow

After 16 years at WIRAC, Warwick bids farewell to a special woman.

Threat at our doorstep

HEALTHY FOR NOW: The devastating impact of a Xylella fastidiosa incursion is yet to be realised but it isn't stopping the local wine industry from taking every precaution.

The 'aids' of the vineyard could have dramatic results if it lands.

Give more than a meal this Christmas

Meals on Wheels provides much more than just a meal to those in need.

How you can help iconic institution make a difference

The charity that went above and beyond

A BUMPER YEAR: with more volunteers than ever Days For Girls has helped women all around the world by making sustainable sanitary kits right from their own homes.

Days For Girls has helped women all around the world

Tough times on tomato farm leads to great cafe

The Farmer Gate Cafe owner Lee-Ann Simpson with her daughter, Alysia Simpson, at the Ballandean cafe.

Local produce celebrated on delicious menu where tomatoes are heroes

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Free family Christmas farm fun on the Southern Downs

WITH a menagerie of cuddly baby farm animals, as well a chance to meet Santa, the family fun day is shaping up to be a great way to spend a Saturday morning

'I didn't want to be a burden': CQ miner's silent battle

Knoxie Paul shares his black dog battle to start the conversation on mental health. The Blackwater miner and Yeppoon local is the driving force behind the Livin Volleyball Charity Day, held in Rockhampton on Saturday, December 16.

HEARTBREAKING tragedies force young man to open up

Warwick set to explode into 2018

Fireworks at the New Year's Eve Rodeo at the Warwick Showgrounds.

Thousands to pack into the Warwick Showgrounds

11 exciting school holiday activities in Warwick

FUN DAY OUT: (From left) Oliver Fowler, 6, Lily Fowler, 4, Abigail May, 5 and Charlotte May, 9 get their faces painted.

Creative workshops and grand adventures are right on our doorstep

OPPORTUNITY: 1500 jobs coming to Southern Downs

JUICY GOODNESS: Grove Juice is one of the businesses taking advantage of what the region has to offer.

An ambitious target has been set as local businesses lead the way

Warwick auctioneer goes above and beyond

Ray Bunch and Stuart Bond join forces to raise funds to fight cancer.

For Ray Bunch and Stuart Bond it's an issue close to the heart

NEW LIFE: Rose City centre a bustling shopping hub

MOVING AHEAD: Development is moving swiftly forward at Rose City Shoppingworld.

Shops did it tough and now reaping rewards.

Wickham a worthy recipient of milestone truck

Wickham Freight Lines takes delivery of the 60,000 Kenworth truck.

Trucking industry legend Peter Wickham handed key to special vehicle

Warwick shoppers at the ready for Christmas rush

Robins Kitchen store manager Simone Jones is ready for a Christmas shopping rush.

Warwick retailers are buoyant about the coming retail boom.

Warwick wedding industry reacts to SSM news

BRING IT ON: Lynn Bryson is more than ready to help anyone make their special day even more special.

The news has been met with enthusiasm and positivity

Canon's top photos of 2017

I was on my way to capture the sunset when I saw this stunning rainbow draped perfectly over Bondi Beach. Hastily made my way to the Bondi Icebergs to get the shot, and made it with just two minutes to spare! Shot on: Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II lens

Canon has chosen 20 of the top photos that Australia loved on its social media...

Byron Bay rail revived

Byron Bay rail line has been revived after 13 years with the world's first solar...

Barry Blaikie's amazing dioramas

Barry Blaikie has an amazing talent for bringing the old and forgotten back to life, in miniature form.

Warwick modeller Barry Blaikie makes amazing miniature dioramas.

Cyclist vs Driver: Who is in the right?

This is the moment a cyclist is knocked off his bike and almost run over. It’s...

Hi-5 star ‘not coping’ with motherhood

AUSSIE actress and former Hi-5 star Lauren Brant has opened up about her struggles with being a new mum, saying he feels “drained” and “so damn exhausted.”

NHVR releases new work diaries

OUT WITH THE OLD: NHVR will release new electronic work diaries.

The draft EWD Policy Framework and Standards will be released

Christmas donations charities don’t want

Major Neil Dickson from the Salvation Army at a Christmas hamper packing station. Picture: Jono Searle.

Christmas donations: The do’s and don’t of gift-giving to charities

How did this law still exist in 2017?

Anna Thompson with her daughter Emily

The hardest conversation women have with their boss just got easier

Why do we care if women sunbathe topless?

Why do people take issue at the sight of a topless woman on the beach? (iStock)

Why do some people find boobs so offensive?

Galactica: Second actress named as ‘cult member’

Battlestar Galactica’s Nicki Clyne is good friends with Smallville star Allison Mack. Picture: Instagram

A Battlestar Galactica star is the second actress to be identified

Aussie actor tops 2017 BW’s Hot List

FORGET about soaring summer temperatures — this actor is the hottest thing this year after topping BW Magazine’s Host list for 2017.

‘Terry Richardson forced me into oral sex’

Caron Bernstein, a former lingerie and runway model, was comfortable with nudity and admitted to agreeing to pose topless for Terry Richardson.

Richardson has been accused of forcing model to perform oral sex

George Lucas’ gripe with new Star Wars film

George Lucas

Lucas wasn’t happy when he saw how The Last Jedi was being made

Foxx and Holmes go public for birthday bash

Katie Holmes laughs with rumoured boyfriend Jamie Foxx.

Hollywood’s most secretive couple is finally stepping into the light

Pick of the spots on the Coast

Todd McKee, left, and Sharni Pinder, right, of McGrath Estate Agents with Mel and Gill Luke at Mooloolaba to celebrate the launch of the luxury First Bay Coolum development.

A lot of planning and thought for luxury Coolum development

Quiet, private and secure

Consider the lifestyle options on offer at quality land release

Old homes destroyed, Mackay heritage lost

The house was demolished recently.

Protection needed for old homes

'Doom and gloom days' of Ipswich property behind us: Agent

Darren Boettcher is the new REIQ chairman for the Ipswich region.
Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Report finds 3.1% growth to median house price, reaching $335,000.

premium_icon Revealed: The most in-demand workers of 2017

Demand for tradies has significantly increased.

Demand for some workers rebounds in 2017

Aussie has the world’s best job

Wouldn’t mind staying in a house like this for a while! Sherbet Birdie photography

Sorelle Amore’s ultimate goal seemed outrageous

POLLIE TICKLED: No job? We can fix that

A whole new method of job-hunting on offer.

Get back on the job train with these top tips

JOBS: 100s of opportunities available in Warwick today

The Southern Downs 2017 Jobs Expo starts at the Warwick RSL from 4pm today.

Warwick jobseekers have a golden opportunity to cement their future

'Bold plan' will create thousands of jobs

Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker.

Major announcement being made by Southern Cross Uni today

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Why going hybrid doesn’t pay

Toyota Prius C (August 2017 update). Picture: Supplied.

Does hybrid technology add up at the bowser?

Kia Stinger crash test shock

The Kia Stinger has earned mixed results in the latest round of crash tests. Picture: Supplied.

Base models receive low scores.

Double fatality truckie: 'That night was my worst nightmare'

The scene of a double fatality near Huts Creek on the Bruce Highway.

Photo Ebony Battersby / The Observer

Truck driver found not guilty by jury after two-day trial

Would you pay $300,000 for a HSV Commodore?

This HSV GTS-R W1 sedan is going to auction on Saturday.

Only 300 of these HSV brutes are being made.

No driver, no brakes: All aboard bus of the future

An Easy Mile EZ10 electric, driverless shuttle bus makes its maiden voyage along The Esplanade in Mooloolaba.

Coast demonstration: $320k shuttle carries 14 people, reaches 45kmh

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