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Fri 13 Dec 2019

‘The Freemasons way’: Lodges organise more relief support

‘The Freemasons way’: Lodges organise more relief support

Members of the Myora, Thespian and Bayside Freemasons lodges travelled to town recently, where they linked up with Aldi to purchase water for donations.

‘Average Joe’ plans mammoth journey for drought relief

premium_icon ‘Average Joe’ plans mammoth journey for drought relief

Watching from a far as the region continues to battle through drought and the impacts of fire, Chris Dolan said he wanted to get off the couch and do something.

Crucial insider knowledge passed to prospective councillors

premium_icon Crucial insider knowledge passed to prospective councillors

SDRC information sessions help create “good candidates” for upcoming election.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Session shunned: Prospective council candidates skip meeting

premium_icon Session shunned: Prospective council candidates skip meeting

“There were more current councillors than there were prospective ones.”

First cab off rank: Council conduct trial water run

premium_icon First cab off rank: Council conduct trial water run

Southern Downs Regional Council complete trial run for when permanent water carting gets underway.

Drought-busting delivery dumps 1.3 million litres in dam

premium_icon Drought-busting delivery dumps 1.3 million litres in dam

Southern Downs residents can expect further water restrictions as the project to cart water finally gets underway.

STORM DAMAGE: Hail, fires and internal flooding

premium_icon STORM DAMAGE: Hail, fires and internal flooding

SEVERE storms wreaked havoc across the Southern Downs last night.

Purple Dove sharing Christmas spirit one hamper at a time

premium_icon Purple Dove sharing Christmas spirit one hamper at a time

Purple Dove Awareness Group has teamed up with Granite Belt Water Relief and Aussie Trekka to help out farmers this Christmas.

Motorist hospitalised after New England Highway crash

premium_icon Motorist hospitalised after New England Highway crash

FIRE and Emergency Services officer freed a motorist trapped in a wrecked car.

RAIN ROUNDUP: More than 100ML recorded on Southern Downs

RAIN ROUNDUP: More than 100ML recorded on Southern Downs

BOM predicts more rainy weather on the way.

Cunningham Highway: When can motorist access roads

premium_icon Cunningham Highway: When can motorist access roads

Department of Transport and Main Roads provides updates to when motorist can expect to access roads again.

Severe storms smash through region

Severe storms smash through region

More storms are expected over the coming days.

Backpacker numbers dwindle as drought slams region

premium_icon Backpacker numbers dwindle as drought slams region

With jobs drying up and the drought conditions only worsening, backpackers have been forced to seek work in other corners of the country.

SCORCHED SALARIES: Volunteers fire back at PM snub

premium_icon SCORCHED SALARIES: Volunteers fire back at PM snub

RURAL firefighters risk not only their lives, but also their income, as they battle some of the harshest and longest burning fires on record.

Drug charges at 12: Police reveal sad, stark reality

premium_icon Drug charges at 12: Police reveal sad, stark reality

CRIME WRAP: 'It is unusual for such a young offender to be dealt with for such an offence'

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Clowning around brings feel-good humour to hospital ward

premium_icon Clowning around brings feel-good humour to hospital ward

A special visit from these doctors proved that laughter is the best medicine.

Ring in New Year by donating to vital cause

Ring in New Year by donating to vital cause

What better way to ring in the New Year then to celebrate with friends and family, as well as be giving back to a good cause.

Queensland’s koala concern continues to grow

premium_icon Queensland’s koala concern continues to grow

A new strategy across south east Queensland has been released to help the rapid decline of koalas.

New equipment to assist rural volunteer fireys

New equipment to assist rural volunteer fireys

Darling Downs Rural Fire Service volunteers will be better prepared to fight fires with new equipment.

WEATHER: BoM predicts there is more to come

WEATHER: BoM predicts there is more to come

The Bureau of Meteorology predict there is more rain on the way

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