Regional News

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Lightning strikes behind five bushfires

Lightning strikes behind five bushfires

Lightning strikes are believed to have been the cause of at least five bushfires burning across the state, including one that forced an evacuation.

Sat 16 Nov 2019

The driving force for a safer Pacific Highway

premium_icon The driving force for a safer Pacific Highway

DESPITE investigating many tragedies, there was one incident that stayed with the first NSW State Coronor Kevin Waller: The Cowper bus crash

Thu 14 Nov 2019

What to do if smoke from fires is making you unwell

What to do if smoke from fires is making you unwell

BUSHFIRE smoke can reduce our air quality. Here's what you can do.

Wed 13 Nov 2019

AS IT HAPPENED: Pechey fire flares up and helicopter crashes

premium_icon AS IT HAPPENED: Pechey fire flares up and helicopter crashes

WEDNESDAY, 7.30PM: QFES has issued another order for residents in the Pechey area to leave immediately.

The struggle to save Spicers Peak Lodge

premium_icon The struggle to save Spicers Peak Lodge

FIREFIGHTERS sweated through severe fire conditions to spare the luxury lodge from total destruction.

'Long way to go': Windy conditions cause havoc on fire front

'Long way to go': Windy conditions cause havoc on fire front

One colossal fire covering 150,000 hectares is still threatening populated areas today after a night of shifting conditions for firefighters.

‘NATURE AT ITS WORST’: Spicers Lodge staff flee fire

premium_icon ‘NATURE AT ITS WORST’: Spicers Lodge staff flee fire

FRIGHTENING insight into the devastating fire threatening to destroy the luxury Maryvale property.

Council denies claims of plans to truck out region’s water

premium_icon Council denies claims of plans to truck out region’s water

RUMOURS laid to rest as fate of dwindling supply revealed.

Tue 12 Nov 2019

WORST IN 100 YEARS: Fire season fears for Southern Downs

premium_icon WORST IN 100 YEARS: Fire season fears for Southern Downs

RURAL firefighters say they’re at the mercy of unforgiving weather conditions as multiple fires ravage the region.

Fireys battle to contain grassfire near Ravensbourne

Fireys battle to contain grassfire near Ravensbourne

TUESDAY, 2.15PM: FIREFIGHTERS are working to contain a grass fire burning near Ravensbourne.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Full list of bushfire warnings: Sunday

Full list of bushfire warnings: Sunday

Multiple homes have been lost in bushfires in central Queensland overnight, there are 50 fires burning across the state this morning.

Tooth decay on rise as flouride debate reignites

premium_icon Tooth decay on rise as flouride debate reignites

Southern Downs dentists say it’s unfortunate councils can save money by removing flouride from water while others pick up bill.

BBQ ban in our state of emergency

BBQ ban in our state of emergency

All types of outdoor fires and certain other activities have been banned in 42 local government areas in Queensland, as a state of emergency is declared.

Sat 9 Nov 2019

What you need to know about QLD bushfires

What you need to know about QLD bushfires

Queensland’s Acting Fire Commissioner has described the weather conditions fanning horror bushfires as “insane”.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Shows a doggone good idea for Warwick

premium_icon Shows a doggone good idea for Warwick

COUNCILLORS say dog shows offer a wealth of untapped opportunities for the region.

Stunning acts of kindness help family rise from the ashes

premium_icon Stunning acts of kindness help family rise from the ashes

Their home was reduced to rubble as bushfires ravaged the region but now Coral and Brad Krahe have been given unexpected hope.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

How to pick a Melbourne Cup winner

How to pick a Melbourne Cup winner

The racing experts at Ladbrokes have analysed every horse in the field and given us their thoughts on the leading contenders.

Download your Melbourne Cup sweep here

Download your Melbourne Cup sweep here

If you’ve been left to organise your office’s Melbourne Cup sweep and didn’t get your hands on the paper this weekend, don’t panic, we’ve got you covered.

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Barty’s slip of the tongue after jaw-dropping $6.4m windfall

Barty’s slip of the tongue after jaw-dropping $6.4m windfall

ASH Barty was flawless on the court as she secured the biggest cheque in tennis history — but she stumbled in her victory speech.

TOP TIPS: Experts pick their Melbourne Cup winner

TOP TIPS: Experts pick their Melbourne Cup winner

Struggling to pick a winner for the Melbourne Cup? Let the experts help you out, as they share who they think will win the race that stops a nation.

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