SOUTHERN DOWNS

Cross to be or not?

One of the debates going on in Canberra at present is the eligibility of a young soldier who performed an act of extreme gallantry...

Running passion starts a new adventure

Extreme sport enthusiast Susie Blissner has fallen in love with the beautiful hills around Kilarney where she now lives so it’s hardly surprising that...

Yangan kids head outdoors for ‘invaluable’ science lesson

Yangan State School’s water whiz-kids have left scientists blown away by their enthusiasm for healthy waterways. Queensland Fisheries staff and officers from the Commonwealth Environmental...

Great netball season for Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Netball reached the halfway point of what is shaping up to be a great season according to spokesperson Natalie Vedelago. “The season has been...

Gearing up for big celebrations

The Stanthorpe Gremlins Rugby League Club members past, present and future are in the spotlight at the moment with the senior club preparing for...

Major milestone for growing sport

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, with new competitions starting up every month but here on the Southern Downs and...

Ben’s Olympic dream comes true

He did it! Stanthorpe’s own Ben Armbruster is on his way to Paris after a scintillating personal best in the 50m freestyle at the Olympic...

Fingers crossed for Ben

He needs a personal best and to touch the wall second. It’s a short sentence but it has a big meaning for Stanthorpe’s Armbruster family Stanthorpe...

Around the greens

Summit prepares for singles The Summit Bowls club is gearing up for the District Ladies’ singles to be played there on June 15 with the...

Italian food among the vines a passion for Adam

Adam Penberthy of Ballandean Pub and Dear Vincent Wines has always loved Italian food. Trips to the country only encouraged his love of the...

Mustering up time for farming and music

James Blundell is balancing two of the most fickle industries in the world – music and farming but the Stanthorpe-based country music star couldn’t...

Kombi collecting couple spread the love

When Warwick’s Lisa van Slobbe told her car enthusiast partner Louis she liked Kombi’s she had no idea what she’d started. A short time later...

Regional growth focus

Mayor Melissa Hamilton addressed key economic development constraints at the Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce’s May Networking Event, including housing, water security, and tertiary education....

A family celebration long weekend

Carrissa McEvoy and Brendan Harvey chose their 10th anniversary (or close to it) for their beautiful wedding ceremony at Hidden Creek Winery Ballandean and...

St Marks prepare for Jumpers and Jazz

The weather is getting colder and the clock is ticking down to July and so the members of the St Mark’s Guild have their...

Save your sight

This World Glaucoma Week (10–16 March 2024), Glaucoma Australia along with the support of Specsavers are urging all Southern Downs locals to have their...

Telehealth improving access to healthcare for Killarney

The introduction of recently developed telehealth technology at Killarney’s only medical facility is working to fill gaps left by shortages in the state’s rural...

Christmas at Rose City

Saturday 2 to Saturday 23 December Christmas is in full swing at Rose City Shoppingworld with a multitude of festive events and activities for...

Win with Rose City’s pre-Christmas campaign

There's a chance to win $1000 in groceries at Rose City Shoppingworld, from Monday 16 October to Sunday12 November. Rose City Shoppingworld is once again...

Spring into free holiday activities at Rose City Shoppingworld

Get ready for some exciting fun at Rose City Shoppingworld these September school holidays with lots to see and do during the break with...

Invest and retire right

Invest+Retire – Vital to plan early – Future Proof your future You will be amazed at your options and how families can work together...

Letter to the editor: Stop digging

When I first became a farmer, I was reminded of the adage "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging". This could be...

Adventures in and out the traprock

May was a full-on month, filled with the excitement of the Rare Breeds Auction. Also the joy of seeing the sun setting on a...

Strong heart, high level decisions

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One big, creative morning tea

Last week, Churches of Christ hosted their annual Biggest Morning Tea, adding a creative twist this year with a Sip 'n' Paint session. The...

The power of a shape

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3NT is king

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Council’s proposed budget released for public consultation

Southern Downs residents have 15 days to give feedback on the council’s 2024-25 draft budget, which was released after a special meeting on Wednesday...

Towering tree latest to be replaced in CBD phase-out

Warwick’s large London Plane trees provide plenty of shade for pedestrians walking through the town’s CBD. They also cause headaches for Southern Downs Regional...

Public consultation for the new budget

After the Southern Downs Regional councillors attend a special meeting on Wednesday 12 June to consider the 2024-25 draft budget it will be open...

Celebrating 20 years bigger and better

The Jumper and Jazz in July (JJJ) festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, promising a bigger and better experience for all attendees....

Budget snapshot: What’s in it for the Southern Downs?

An information hub at Girraween and millions in funding for work on two major Warwick infrastructure projects were included for the Southern Downs in...

Fast-starting Wattles salute

Left wing finisher Mitch Bourke broke down the Boars front door in just the eighth minute of play to set Wattles on the way...

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Cross to be or not?

One of the debates going on in Canberra at present is the eligibility of a young soldier who performed an act of extreme gallantry...