Regional News

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Common phrase now offensive

Common phrase now offensive

Sorry everyone. This incredibly common phrase has been deemed offensive to vegans, vegetarians, women and the poor.

Tue 4 Dec 2018

WHAT A CATCH: Fishy footwear snapped up on social media

WHAT A CATCH: Fishy footwear snapped up on social media

CROCS may cause controversy, but these 'fish flops' are just sensational. Meet the Warwick shopper who knows how to score a real catch.

Karara bushfire burning in inaccessible land

Karara bushfire burning in inaccessible land

FIREFIGHTERS have contained the fire and are on scene blackening out.

Mon 3 Dec 2018

How your pay compares to other Aussies

How your pay compares to other Aussies

IF YOU have wondered how your pay compares to other Australians, some key figures have been released showing what we all earn.

Major brewer feels the sting of ring pull beer caps

Major brewer feels the sting of ring pull beer caps

Beer drinkers say their new stubbies have lost something special, with that classic sound of "sttt" in the opening of a twist top now gone.

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Sunday Fires: Heatwave piling pressure on firefighters

Sunday Fires: Heatwave piling pressure on firefighters

Emergency alerts issued as parts of the state continue to burn amid an unprecedented heatwave.

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Queensland fires: "Anything can happen" as cyclone threatens

Queensland fires: "Anything can happen" as cyclone threatens

A RESCUE helicopter has been sent to the bushfire zone at Eungella and a car fire is believed to be the cause of another fire near Hervey Bay.

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Water saving mulch up for grabs

Water saving mulch up for grabs

Free mulch is up for grabs as part of a Southern Downs Regional Council water saving measure.

How to prepare now to reduce chance of severe bushfires

How to prepare now to reduce chance of severe bushfires

ADVICE from a firefighter to help protect your home as high fire risk hits the region.

Wed 28 Nov 2018

'We'll see you in court'

'We'll see you in court'

A stoush between Stanthorpe Sports Association and Southern Downs Regional Council is about to go through the courts.

Helicopters called to fire near Stanthorpe

Helicopters called to fire near Stanthorpe

Eight urban and rural fire crews have tackled high winds to attend a fire in Amiens

Warning over sinister phone scam

Warning over sinister phone scam

POLICE have shared audio from a dangerous call that multiple Australians have been receiving, warning them not to give into the made up threats.

Fire ban issued for Southern Downs amid severe fire danger

Fire ban issued for Southern Downs amid severe fire danger

THE danger is predicted to remain very high for the next few days.

Tue 27 Nov 2018

Animal's lives lost in neighbour dispute

Animal's lives lost in neighbour dispute

Police say the matter should have been handled by council

New service dubbed ‘Netflix of sports’ launches

New service dubbed ‘Netflix of sports’ launches

A NEW streaming service dubbed the “Netflix of sports” has launched today, promising to revolutionise the way we stream sport.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Man faces four drug and two weapons charges after raid

Man faces four drug and two weapons charges after raid

DISCOVERY of 250 grams of drugs sends man to court.

Chamber argue against SDRC's approval costing

Chamber argue against SDRC's approval costing

Council has received at least one tender bid for the transfer of Emu Swamp Dam approvals - but at an offer $1,493,980 less than the sum being sought.

Bushfire breaks out south of Stanthorpe

Bushfire breaks out south of Stanthorpe

Two fire crews are on the scene at Thorndale Rd, Glen Aplin

Three men pulled up on highway and drugs found

Three men pulled up on highway and drugs found

POLICE find drugs after pulling over a car on the highway and also snare a drink driver at the weekend.

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Stanthorpe pair fined $23,000 for fire safety breach

Stanthorpe pair fined $23,000 for fire safety breach

The Stanthorpe residents failed to install suitable safety measures to account for the number of people living at their properties.

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