Regional News

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

But leading economist warns the state can not wait for governments to take the lead.

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

SOUTHERN Downs mothers want more power over childbirth, and one midwife is there to deliver. But doctors say the system can't support the radical trend.

Fury at Minister's silence over subbies' cries for help

Fury at Minister's silence over subbies' cries for help

Angry sub-contractors chasing $7.5 million in unpaid invoices say NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey hasn't followed through on offers to help them.

Weed debate: '29,000 people in Toowoomba are stoners'

Weed debate: '29,000 people in Toowoomba are stoners'

The only thing pot is good for is eating pizza and watching The Simpsons.

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Why you should change your iPhone passcode

Why you should change your iPhone passcode

DO YOU use a six-digit passcode for your iPhone? If you answered yes, you need to change it right away to keep your content safe. Here’s why.

Splendour tickets sold out in minutes

Splendour tickets sold out in minutes

BUT if you missed out, don’t panic and find out here what to do next.

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

‘Lazy little sh*ts’: Recruiter slams Gen Y

ACCORDING to Josh Harrison, if you are under 25 and out of work, it’s because you’re lazy and “not trying hard enough”.

'FACEBOOK SAVED MY LIFE': 64yo's unlikely source of joy

'FACEBOOK SAVED MY LIFE': 64yo's unlikely source of joy

AT 64 she's no digital native, but a unique love of social media has helped one Warwick woman overcome isolation in the face of health and mobility struggles.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

End of an era as curtain falls on Warwick's last video shop

End of an era as curtain falls on Warwick's last video shop

THE sad news was delivered through a sign on the door.

Rugby girls set for Downs season launch

Rugby girls set for Downs season launch

DARLING Downs female rugby continues its climb this weekend when the Emilee Cherry Cup kicks off for 2018.

Developers need to preserve solar farms' 'social licence'

Developers need to preserve solar farms' 'social licence'

RESIDENTS are invited to have their say in Dalby tomorrow over the State Government's new guidelines for Queensland's solar farm boom.

Origin local job loss numbers announced

Origin local job loss numbers announced

Origin Energy has cut 75 jobs across the Western Downs as part of the company's restructure announced in January.

Suicide machines could be triggered by 'blink of an eye'

Suicide machines could be triggered by 'blink of an eye'

Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine”, which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke.

'Saxy lady' beats odds and uses music to recover from stroke

'Saxy lady' beats odds and uses music to recover from stroke

SOUTHERN Downs woman was told she may never play again, but she was desperate to prove doctors wrong.

Comm Games closing ceremony 'embarrassing and disgusting'

Comm Games closing ceremony 'embarrassing and disgusting'

I trust that the closing ceremony which consisted mostly of insignificant small-time political garbage will be tossed into the trash bin of games history.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Are you ready for childcare changes?

Are you ready for childcare changes?

PARENTS are being warned to register before July 2 to get childcare subsidies under the government’s new system. Income brackets have also been updated.

'Largest rock concert west of the Great Dividing Range'

'Largest rock concert west of the Great Dividing Range'

THE Western Downs is no stranger to putting on successful, large-scale events - and now the region is going one bigger with the inaugural Big Skies Festival

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Family needs help after father-of-three killed in crash

Family needs help after father-of-three killed in crash

THE COMMUNITY has rallied behind the family of a man killed in a traffic crash in the Lockyer Valley at the weekend.

Why more Aussies are choosing 50Mbps NBN plan

Why more Aussies are choosing 50Mbps NBN plan

FRESH data shows the number of Aussies taking up high speeds on the NBN has doubled — and there are new pricing options on the way.

Man airlifted after injured in farming incident

Man airlifted after injured in farming incident

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after he suffered lower body injuries in a farming incident.

Newer Older