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Applauding regional achievers

THE Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards are now open and the search is on for unsung community heroes. The awards provide an opportunity for...

Officer shares Kokoda tales

MEMBERS of the Rose City Warwick Probus Club enjoyed a special visit from Warwick Police officer Senior Constable Darren Black who recently returned from...

Auction bidders out in force

By WENDY ARDREY CAPTION: First light at the recent Allora Show Society auction at the showgrounds. WITH more than 1600 items in place on the Allora...

Jumpers and Jazz interest builds

By JONATHON HOWARD CAPTIONS: Great South East presenter Jess Skarrat works out some of the best ways to preview Jumpers and Jazz with Warwick...

Arts program proves extra popular

THE Borderline Arts Group will launch its inaugural Tenterfield Traveller Arts Program next weekend (June 15) and places are filling fast for the week-long...

Airport Flyer ends some services

THE Airport Flyer has permanently ceased bookings from Warwick and Stanthorpe to Brisbane Airport, forcing residents to drive to Toowoomba for connecting services. Airport Flyer...

Mediation call on race days

By JONATHON HOWARD CAPTION: Southern Downs Regional Councillor Jamie Mackenzie who raised the need for a compromise after Carnell Raceway’s application to extend race meets...

Homebrew death rocks Ballendean

By JONATHON HOWARD NB: Update to come Wed AM CAPTION: Health Minister Lawrence Springborg. DRINKING a toxic batch of homebrew wine containing toxic ingredients may have killed...

Broadcaster drops morning show

By JONATHON HOWARD CAPTION: Rainbow FM announcer Michael Parris has walked away from his breakfast program after a war of words with the new committee. LONG-TIME...

Rich foodbowl

By JONATHON HOWARD SPILL CAPTION: A map of the Southern Downs Regional Council area which includes more than 4000 hectares of some of Queensland’s richest...

Water needs proper planning

By JONATHON HOWARD CAPTION: A new path is needed for Queensland water services, says water strategy paper. QUEENSLAND’S water services need better planning, lighter-handed regulations and...

Asia at centre of food plan

By JONATHON HOWARD THE Federal Government has released a National Food Plan which recognises the economic opportunities for the food industry in the Asian Century...

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Looking at the new council and the challenges ahead

The recent local government elections have delivered a totally new local political landscape on the Southern Downs. Melissa Hamilton won an emphatic victory over...