Community News

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Taiwanese trio's return to the orchard

Taiwanese trio's return to the orchard

Farm life was so good for this trio last year, they've decided to come back for another round

Sat 6 Oct 2018

Unique beef breed on the rise

Unique beef breed on the rise

He mightn't be a veteran of the industry, but nine-year-old Eukey boy Braylen Harvey knows a good thing when he sees it.

Wed 3 Oct 2018

Beloved Rocky student remembered after fatal crash

Beloved Rocky student remembered after fatal crash

The family were returning home from holidays when their car was hit on a south-east Qld highway

Tue 2 Oct 2018

Uncertainty over as operators get ready to jump into pool

Uncertainty over as operators get ready to jump into pool

AFTER a turbulent 12 months, pool operators Michael and Gail Smail say they're over the moon to be getting back to business.

Mon 1 Oct 2018

D-Day for disputed dam

D-Day for disputed dam

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie has come out and proclaimed support for Emu Swamp Dam... but not if it is funded by ratepayers.

Minister 'congratulates' de-merger group

Minister 'congratulates' de-merger group

After previously claiming de-amalgamation wasn't a hot topic on the Granite Belt, the Local Government Minister has given reassurance to those pushing for it.

Stanthorpe on the road to being RV friendly

Stanthorpe on the road to being RV friendly

After several knock backs Southern Downs Regional Council has come out in support of Stanthorpe becoming RV friendly.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

New threat to sheep

New threat to sheep

Farmers in the Southern Downs are dealing with a species they've never seen in the area before

Thu 27 Sep 2018

More dumps to close as asbestos cases rack up

More dumps to close as asbestos cases rack up

Further cases of illegal asbestos dumping has forced a plea from Southern Downs Regional Council.

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Strawberries selling themselves

Strawberries selling themselves

THERE'S no encouragement needed when it comes to selling local strawberries.

Mon 24 Sep 2018

SDRC to look into fluoridation

SDRC to look into fluoridation

The mayor has requested more information from Queensland Health after new evidence has emerged supporting fluoridation

Thu 20 Sep 2018

A Warwick rose by any other name...

premium_icon A Warwick rose by any other name...

NAMED the Glengallan Rose, one man identifies the locally-grown wonder that has kept a town guessing for decades.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Pledge to our producers

Pledge to our producers

Granite Belt strawberry growers have received a boost in a time of industry crisis with the State Government pledging monetary support to our producers.

Dump won't accept asbestos material

Dump won't accept asbestos material

Residents are being told to hold on to asbestos material or travel to Warwick after the council confirmed it had stopped accepting it in Stanthorpe.

Tough toddler burned by campfire improving in hospital

Tough toddler burned by campfire improving in hospital

THE family of a tough little toddler who fell into a campfire at the weekend has been overwhelmed by the support shown from the community.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

UPDATE: Asbestos forces compound closure

UPDATE: Asbestos forces compound closure

The Glen Aplin bin compound has been closed after traces of asbestos were discovered.

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Should we cut festival?

Should we cut festival?

One of Queensland's premier festival events, the committee behind Apple and Grape is calling on the community to lead the festival into a new era.

This program could save your child's life

This program could save your child's life

LAST year 29 toddler drowning deaths. There quarters of these were from accidental falls into water.

Driven to help man's best friend in times of drought

Driven to help man's best friend in times of drought

AS A truck driver, Rodney Kowald saw firsthand how tough life in western Queensland could be. When the opportunity to help arose he was quick to get involved.

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Finding happiness after leaving the dairy industry

Finding happiness after leaving the dairy industry

Southern Downs said putting their milking days behind them was the best decision they made.

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