Regional News

Sat 16 Jun 2018

EXTORTION: Threats to break man's legs used to recover debt

EXTORTION: Threats to break man's legs used to recover debt

FATHER and son work together to elicit $4500 from a man in Warwick when he didn't repay a loan after a huge insurance pay out.

Laura Geitz finds her dream home

Laura Geitz finds her dream home

QUEENSLAND’S golden girl Laura Geitz has fulfilled her dream of finding her ‘forever home’ in Brisbane’s lush green belt.

Warwick Solar Farm could help push rates down under new MOU

Warwick Solar Farm could help push rates down under new MOU

MAYOR signs agreement with UQ officials to extend the benefits of solar farm to council and wider community.

Passwords a thing of the past

Passwords a thing of the past

LEADING tech companies say passwords are outdated and facial recognition is the new future

Fri 15 Jun 2018

Council CEO here to stay

Council CEO here to stay

Southern Downs Regional Council CEO David Keenan will remain at the helm until 2022 after councillors voted to hand him a new four year contract.

Advocates call for end of 'insidious form of elder abuse'

Advocates call for end of 'insidious form of elder abuse'

THE Australian Government is under pressure to end restrictive practices in aged care after it was called “a serious contravention of a person’s human rights”.

Truckies 'forced' to break law when denied basic rights

Truckies 'forced' to break law when denied basic rights

TRUCK drivers are being pushed beyond their limits without basic needs like rest, water and lighting.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Police continue appeal into alpaca killings in region

Police continue appeal into alpaca killings in region

TWO separate incidents where a total of 13 alpacas were shot and killed remains unsolved.

Councillor takes a stand against 'big stick' scheme

Councillor takes a stand against 'big stick' scheme

A SCHEME that has been labelled 'all stick and no carrot' has been voted in by every councillor but one.

Anzac Day 'imposter' fined and convicted under Defence Act

Anzac Day 'imposter' fined and convicted under Defence Act

NINE pieces of military paraphernalia were seized from the man's house after he allegedly pretended to be a returned serviceman.

Paths 'look nice' but budget must tackle bigger problems

Paths 'look nice' but budget must tackle bigger problems

'THE community sees those jobs getting done and see it looks all nice but they are not getting the full story.'

Wed 13 Jun 2018

POT FOR PAIN: Grieving husband makes plea for law overhaul

POT FOR PAIN: Grieving husband makes plea for law overhaul

DESPERATION to help his dying wife drives a man to grow marijuana, but he says people should not be convicted for giving loved ones quality of life they deserve

One town wins big in council budget with huge fee reduction

One town wins big in council budget with huge fee reduction

A MOVE towards "fairer” fees has some grinning and others seething with jealousy, as one town prepares to pay hundreds less each year.

National apology for victims of child sex abuse

National apology for victims of child sex abuse

THE Prime Minister has revealed the Federal Government’s response to the Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

Big capital works budget opens doors for local businesses

Big capital works budget opens doors for local businesses

PROJECTS around the Southern Downs are now locked in as councillors show the community where their commitments lie in the 2018-19 budget.

Warwick couple bring home top spots with stellar steers

Warwick couple bring home top spots with stellar steers

THUMPER hadn't won a prize all circuit, until his very last chance to impress came through with the goods.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

'Government is slugging us to prop up spending elsewhere'

'Government is slugging us to prop up spending elsewhere'

SOUTHERN Downs MP James Lister slams the Queensland budget, labelling it a 'big disappointment' for the region.

Region's farmers urged to make the most of drought help

Region's farmers urged to make the most of drought help

LAND is turning to dust and farmers are struggling through a hay shortage, but a specialised service will help you create an individualised action plan.

Five things men need to know about health

Five things men need to know about health

WARWICK men are more proactive about health but a doctor shares advice on tackling common health issues.

Motorists seeing red over amber

Motorists seeing red over amber

MOTORISTS who push to beat the amber light are being stung with a $400 fine and three demerit points, the same penalty for running a red light.

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