Regional News

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Crucial insider knowledge passed to prospective councillors

premium_icon Crucial insider knowledge passed to prospective councillors

SDRC information sessions help create “good candidates” for upcoming election.

Kids’ ingenious DUSTillery brewery idea earns wide praise

premium_icon Kids’ ingenious DUSTillery brewery idea earns wide praise

Young charity workers bring mother to tears, as struggling families receive thousands of dollars in aid.

Roo’s two-month reign of terror ends in bloodshed

premium_icon Roo’s two-month reign of terror ends in bloodshed

KYRAN Sprott thought someone was dying when he heard the screams of an elderly lady at daybreak

No more crying over cheap milk

premium_icon No more crying over cheap milk

A new dairy code of conduct is set to restore certainty to dairy farmers and help end the milk wars of brutal price cutting.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Drought-busting delivery dumps 1.3 million litres in dam

premium_icon Drought-busting delivery dumps 1.3 million litres in dam

Southern Downs residents can expect further water restrictions as the project to cart water finally gets underway.

STORM DAMAGE: Hail, fires and internal flooding

premium_icon STORM DAMAGE: Hail, fires and internal flooding

SEVERE storms wreaked havoc across the Southern Downs last night.

Motorist hospitalised after New England Highway crash

premium_icon Motorist hospitalised after New England Highway crash

FIRE and Emergency Services officer freed a motorist trapped in a wrecked car.

RAIN ROUNDUP: More than 100ML recorded on Southern Downs

RAIN ROUNDUP: More than 100ML recorded on Southern Downs

BOM predicts more rainy weather on the way.

Kangaroo attacks elderly woman

premium_icon Kangaroo attacks elderly woman

AN ELDERLY Darling Downs resident got a rude surprise when a kangaroo attacked her.

Father determined to keep farm going for his son

premium_icon Father determined to keep farm going for his son

DROUGHT has taken its toll but this Warwick producer is determined to see it through.

SCORCHED SALARIES: Volunteers fire back at PM snub

premium_icon SCORCHED SALARIES: Volunteers fire back at PM snub

RURAL firefighters risk not only their lives, but also their income, as they battle some of the harshest and longest burning fires on record.

DIVERSIFY OR DIE: Farmers predict they’ll innovate to survive

premium_icon DIVERSIFY OR DIE: Farmers predict they’ll innovate to...

Southern Downs farmers on how they will stay on the land and the lessons learned as drought dries up opportunity.

Drug charges at 12: Police reveal sad, stark reality

premium_icon Drug charges at 12: Police reveal sad, stark reality

CRIME WRAP: 'It is unusual for such a young offender to be dealt with for such an offence'

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Family saves fish by hand from drought-ravaged creeks

premium_icon Family saves fish by hand from drought-ravaged creeks

THIS nephew and uncle duo are taking it upon themselves to save region’s native fish from dying out.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

12-year-old Stanthorpe boy faces drug charges

premium_icon 12-year-old Stanthorpe boy faces drug charges

THE child is the youngest of six charged with drug related offences over the last week.

Candidates question councillor sessions after dismal turnout

premium_icon Candidates question councillor sessions after dismal turnout

DISAPPOINTING turnout as less than ten candidates express interest in council position.

Future-proofing: Farmers innovate as drought persists

premium_icon Future-proofing: Farmers innovate as drought persists

Meet the farmer who is turning his pig paddock into a vegetable crop so he can stay on the land.

Outrage as Southern Downs tourism ‘kicked to the side’

premium_icon Outrage as Southern Downs tourism ‘kicked to the side’

THE decision to ease back on tourism marketing copped flack from the suffering Southern Downs industry.

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Luck of the Irish: Trio deliver golden help

premium_icon Luck of the Irish: Trio deliver golden help

What began as a simple idea to conjure up support through a GoFundMe Page, has taken off and ‘blown away’ those behind it.

Main Roads talks Cunningham closure

premium_icon Main Roads talks Cunningham closure

EXPERTS reveal what workers are doing to ensure road safety and when motorists can expect roads to reopen.

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