SOUTHERN DOWNS

Pressure mounts as federal government revamp biosecurity levy

The federal government has caved under pressure from peak agricultural bodies with Agriculture Minister Murray Watt announcing changes to the unpopular biosecurity levy, but...

New road technology

Regional and rural councils in Australia face an uphill battle when it comes to managing road damage, especially in the wake of floods and...

Looking to strike a balance between business and nature

Personal Details What is your: Name? Morwenna Harslett Age? 42 Suburb of residence? Stanthorpe Background How long have you lived in the Southern Downs? When was the last time...

Orienteering club steps up

Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Orienteering club's season proper is set to get underway with their fun summer sprint orienteering event series coming to a close...

Warwick team in action

Rugby League action comes to Warwick this weekend for round three of the Western Clydesdales RLFC Development Cup. This is the second year of...

Warwick driver claims second Bathurst title

The young man who family friends say pestered his family to take him Bathurst has now won the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour race –...

Junior Rules programs begin

While the Warwick Redbacks Australian Rules club continues to chase men and women for their senior ranks, the club’s juniors ready for a new...

Exciting finishes for cricket seasons

Defending Warwick Cricket Association Condamine Cup title holders Redbacks will face Colts at Slade Oval this weekend for one last chance at back-to-back titles. Redbacks...

Bike racing season underway

Competitors took the course for round one of the 2024 Race and Road Southern Downs Road Racing Championships at Morgan Park Raceway near Warwick...

A lucky day for Grace and Harry

A “scratchie” under two random chairs at the wedding ceremony helped decide who would act as witnesses for the signing of the wedding certificate...

Embracing equine inclusivity

The Allora Show embraces inclusivity with the inclusion of a disability horse event in its lineup. Spearheaded by Marilyn Stokes, a stalwart supporter of...

Exciting new attractions

New and exciting things are coming to the 2024 Allora Show. This year promises new attractions and entertainment that will dazzle attendees of all...

Record breaking horses

The Allora Show is poised for an equestrian extravaganza like never before, with organisers anticipating record-breaking numbers of horses and participants for this year’s...

Volunteers are the backbone of community spirit

The 2024 Allora Show is about to begin and it is all thanks to the unsung heroes behind the scenes: the dedicated volunteers who...

How much wood could you chop?

The woodchop will be running on Saturday 3rd along with the chainsaws from 9am - 3.30pm. Last year we cut ironbark wood, this...

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...

New tool helps farmers utilise beneficial insects

Beneficial insects play an important role in farming and now understanding how and what chemistries to use to protect these 'paddock helpers' is easier...

Brides say I do to wedding event

The Warwick Bridal Show attracted 110 would-be brides, grooms and guests to the Kings Theatre at Warwick RSL at the weekend. It was the first...

All hands on deck

Dealer: W Vul: Nil NORTH ♠ 108 ♥ 8543 ♦ J765 ♣ AQ8 WEST EAST ♠ A7653...

Puppy love seeking a loving home

The delightful Neo Mastiff cross puppy named Rumi is capturing hearts and seeking a forever home. Born on 9 October 2023, as part of...

Future endeavours for jumpers and jazz

The Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival community gathered again for the Annual General Meeting (AGM), rejoicing in the success of the 2023 festival...

Must own Mustang

Introducing Mustang, an adorable Staffy x Border Collie born on September 27, 2023, as part of the Car litter. Despite not being born under our...

Strength from the west

Dealer: E Vul: N/S NORTH ♠ 875 ♥ 6 ♦ 943 ♣ KQ10432 WEST EAST ♠ AJ...

Gollan a punters’ pal

Not too much to get excited about in last Saturday’s racing at Cranbourne, Kembla Grange, Doomben and Ascot. How we miss the top horses. In...

Ensuring safety at REL

Whether the Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival should go ahead in Warwick this year has been a topic of conversation among the community as the...

Irrigators urged to prioritise meter validations

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water is urging irrigators in the Nobby, Clifton, Warwick to Pratten and Stanthorpe areas to take immediate...

2024 Killarney Show Program

As the weekend approaches, anticipation builds for the annual Killarney Show, set to kick off on Friday, 23 February, and continue through Saturday, 24...

Courts on the upgrade

Tennis enthusiasts in Warwick are in for a treat, as the long-awaited repair of flood-damaged courts is nearing completion. Following the devastation caused by...

Ready to roll up the sleeves

Personal Details What is your: Name? Russell Wantling Age? 56 Suburb of residence? Eukey Background How long have you lived in the Southern Downs? Nearly my entire life When...

Axes at the ready

The sound of axes hitting wood will echo through the Killarney Showgrounds as more than 30 skilled competitors gear up for a riveting display...

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Pressure mounts as federal government revamp biosecurity levy

The federal government has caved under pressure from peak agricultural bodies with Agriculture Minister Murray Watt announcing changes to the unpopular biosecurity levy, but...

New road technology