Regional News

Sun 22 Apr 2018

Bask in the bliss of a picnic

Bask in the bliss of a picnic

SWITCH off your phone, kick off your shoes and throw down a picnic blanket for a blissful Sunday in country paradise.

Community wants a medal for heroic heeler, Max

Community wants a medal for heroic heeler, Max

AFTER making national headlines, Warwick wants to honour Max with a special award after his amazing act of bravery, proving dogs really are "man's best...

Sat 21 Apr 2018

GOOD BOY: 17-year-old dog protected missing toddler

GOOD BOY: 17-year-old dog protected missing toddler

Max the blue heeler is in for a special treat tonight, after the 17-year-old dog protected his owner's granddaughter when she wandered from a property.

Toddler and family dog found safe after police search

Toddler and family dog found safe after police search

UPDATE: A toddler who was reported missing from a property south of Warwick has been found safe with the family dog.

Race-fixing cases thrown out of court

Race-fixing cases thrown out of court

RACE-fixing cases against harness participants Dayl March and Leonard Cain were dismissed this week.

Wickham's first truckies take amazing trip down memory lane

Wickham's first truckies take amazing trip down memory lane

COMPANY'S first truck drivers have a poignant poke at history, but these 6 men covered more than just miles when you look how far they've come.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

BREAKING: Reports child missing from Warwick property

BREAKING: Reports child missing from Warwick property

WARWICK social media sites have lit up this evening with concern over a reported missing child.

JOBS DYING OUT: The careers you are better off avoiding

JOBS DYING OUT: The careers you are better off avoiding

If you're banking on a good career in mining or retail over the next decade, think again. These are the industries where there will be a jobs boom by 2024.

Former SDRC CEO quits amid council turmoil

Former SDRC CEO quits amid council turmoil

A FORMER Southern Downs Regional Council executive is the latest to leave Ipswich City Council, which faces an ongoing corruption investigation.

DOCTOR: Rural hospitals can't support risky birth craze

DOCTOR: Rural hospitals can't support risky birth craze

MORE mothers in the region opt to have their babies at home, but a Warwick doctor says the risky decision can put unnecessary pressure on hospital staff.

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

But leading economist warns the state can not wait for governments to take the lead.

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

SOUTHERN Downs mothers want more power over childbirth, and one midwife is there to deliver. But doctors say the system can't support the radical trend.

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Driver taken to hospital after car flips

Driver taken to hospital after car flips

An elderly driver is being transported to Stanthorpe Hospital after his vehicle rolled along Texas Rd.

Why you should change your iPhone passcode

Why you should change your iPhone passcode

DO YOU use a six-digit passcode for your iPhone? If you answered yes, you need to change it right away to keep your content safe. Here’s why.

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

ACCORDING to Josh Harrison, if you are under 25 and out of work, it’s because you’re lazy and “not trying hard enough”.

'FACEBOOK SAVED MY LIFE': 64yo's unlikely source of joy

'FACEBOOK SAVED MY LIFE': 64yo's unlikely source of joy

AT 64 she's no digital native, but a unique love of social media has helped one Warwick woman overcome isolation in the face of health and mobility struggles.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

End of an era as curtain falls on Warwick's last video shop

End of an era as curtain falls on Warwick's last video shop

THE sad news was delivered through a sign on the door.

'Saxy lady' beats odds and uses music to recover from stroke

'Saxy lady' beats odds and uses music to recover from stroke

SOUTHERN Downs woman was told she may never play again, but she was desperate to prove doctors wrong.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Wedding dress from 1890s among collection for festival

Wedding dress from 1890s among collection for festival

TAKE a walk down the aisle in a different era with 33 vintage dresses on display for the Southern Downs Heritage Festival.

Maranoa land increases among highest in Queensland

Maranoa land increases among highest in Queensland

SOUTHERN Downs landholders urged to object to government's land valuations.

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