Regional News

Fri 20 Sep 2019

SEEN IT ALL: Disaster 'expert' to lead recovery efforts

SEEN IT ALL: Disaster 'expert' to lead recovery efforts

From cyclones, floods to bushfires, Ian Stewart is no stranger to the anguish of devastated communities.

Thu 19 Sep 2019

A dozen crews attempt to contain Granite Belt blaze

A dozen crews attempt to contain Granite Belt blaze

Twelve crews are currently working to contain a fire at Applethorpe that broke out this afternoon.

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Fire ban extended for two local government areas

Fire ban extended for two local government areas

DANGER: Residents reminded to be careful with power tools during dry weather.

The video Dolly’s parents want you to see

The video Dolly’s parents want you to see

A CHARITY set up by Dolly Everett’s parents has released an emotional anti-bullying video that raises awareness about the impact words can have.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

The Applethorpe area get great news late Sunday morning

The Applethorpe area get great news late Sunday morning

QFES had one unit at Applethorpe fire early Sunday.

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Cruel reality of devastating bushfires

Cruel reality of devastating bushfires

As dozens of fires continue to burn across Qld and northern NSW, the “psychologically damaging” impacts of the blazes are being revealed.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

Rates extension granted in wake of fires and drought

Rates extension granted in wake of fires and drought

RESIDENTS no longer have to pay rates by today after SDRC agrees to give more time.

TOP 5: How you can help the Granite Belt recover from fire

TOP 5: How you can help the Granite Belt recover from fire

MAYOR reveals what to do in the aftermath of disaster to lend a hand to those doing it tough.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Critical restrictions temporarily lifted in wake of fires

Critical restrictions temporarily lifted in wake of fires

SDRC enforces amnesty period to help residents recover from horrific blazes.

Fire ban extended as temperatures soar above average

Fire ban extended as temperatures soar above average

DRY air, rising winds feed into heightened danger for coming days.

Fire extinguished: Applethorpe out, Ballandean still burning

Fire extinguished: Applethorpe out, Ballandean still burning

AFTER days of hard work by emergency services, it's the news we've all been hoping to hear.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Generosity fires up for victims

Generosity fires up for victims

From donated goods, GoFundMe accounts, to the offer of a free shampoo and blow dry - Stanthorpe is getting behind those affected by the fires.

Fireys continue to tackle three blazes on Granite Belt

Fireys continue to tackle three blazes on Granite Belt

Blazes continue to dog fireys in the Stanthorpe, Applethorpe and Ballandean areas this morning.

Tue 10 Sep 2019

'Support lifts the spirits': Minister Hinchliffe

'Support lifts the spirits': Minister Hinchliffe

Queensland's Local Government Minister has toured fire affected areas of the Granite Belt.

Caution advised: Speed limit reduced, Girraween closed

Caution advised: Speed limit reduced, Girraween closed

FIREFIGHTERS work to strengthen containment lines at Ballandean as bushfire continues to burn.

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about fire warning levels

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about fire warning levels

There are five different warning levels, providing instructions regarding what to do in the event of an emergency.

'We were expecting catastrophe': Ballandean update

'We were expecting catastrophe': Ballandean update

A bushfire continues to burn in an area between Rees Road and Eukey Road, Ballandean.

APPEAL: How you can help Stanthorpe fire victims

APPEAL: How you can help Stanthorpe fire victims

THE Southern Downs was hit by devastating fires and it will take months, or even years, for some to recover. Can you lend a hand?

Mon 9 Sep 2019

'Morale remains good': Station officer

'Morale remains good': Station officer

Morale remains positive among fire fighters, now into their fourth day of action on the ground.

How to repay your home loan fast

How to repay your home loan fast

Follow these steps to take advantage of falling home loan interest rates and pay off your mortgage quicker, saving you thousands of dollars.

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