Regional News

Sun 16 Feb 2020

EMERGENCY: Evacuated residents can now return home

EMERGENCY: Evacuated residents can now return home

UPDATE: Evacuated residents are being notified they can return to their properties while emergency services continue to monitor Bolzan Quarry dam.

Lockey Valley farm nominated for major award

premium_icon Lockey Valley farm nominated for major award

ONE of Queensland’s biggest farming operations is in the running to be named Australia’s best.

Full list: How every school performed in Year 12 OP results

premium_icon Full list: How every school performed in Year 12 OP results

Two public schools have toppled private schools to take the crown of the best performing OP schools in Year 12 results. SEARCH HOW YOUR SCHOOL RANKED

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Residents panicked, angry over ‘unnecessary’ warnings

premium_icon Residents panicked, angry over ‘unnecessary’ warnings

TEXT urging “take action to protect life” sent to people as far away as Clifton during Talgai dam crisis.

‘ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE’: Resident unfazed by dam emergency

premium_icon ‘ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE’: Resident unfazed by dam emergency

EVACUATION order ignored by family just 2.5km from unfolding crisis at Bolzan Quarry in Talgai.

Dam wall damage unavoidable, says excavator

premium_icon Dam wall damage unavoidable, says excavator

WARWICK excavator explains why the Bolzan Quarry dam is just one of many facing structural problems.

Year 12 results: QLD’s top students revealed

premium_icon Year 12 results: QLD’s top students revealed

Qld’s top performing Year 12 students have been named during an awards ceremony with a regional student crowned the state’s smartest student. SEE THE FULL LIST

One dead following serious crash

premium_icon One dead following serious crash

A person has died and another has been taken to hospital following a crash in a Lockyer Valley town.

How much rain we need to break drought

premium_icon How much rain we need to break drought

Some areas of southeast Queensland have eclipsed their rainfall totals from last year in under two months, but most of the state remains drought-declared.

‘Average’ government fails to excite voters

premium_icon ‘Average’ government fails to excite voters

An exclusive new YouGov poll reveals most Queenslanders believe the Palaszczuk Government has been mediocre on the issues that matter. SEE THE RESULTS

How state’s crime has grown over past five years

premium_icon How state’s crime has grown over past five years

Tackling crime is shaping up as a deciding factor in this year’s State Election, with Queenslanders convinced the issue is out of control as low-level offences like...

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Dams still need a good drink

premium_icon Dams still need a good drink

The key two key water storages supplying south east Queensland are far from filled, but 26 dams scattered across the region have all taken a big gulp form rain.

Toowoomba Bypass is 'safe to drive on' TMR says

premium_icon Toowoomba Bypass is 'safe to drive on' TMR says

THE Department of Transport and Main Roads has assured motorists the Toowoomba Bypass is safe to drive on.

Facebook stalker’s prior sexual assault has haunting return

premium_icon Facebook stalker’s prior sexual assault has haunting return

Gatton man Alfred Ratukove – who once committed sexual assault – joined a Facebook group to harass a woman, make foul comments about her pictures.

Valentine’s Day brings out Tinder’s dodgiest dates

premium_icon Valentine’s Day brings out Tinder’s dodgiest dates

Why online dating turns into a much bigger nightmare on this special day.

Officer numbers to double at small Lockyer police station

premium_icon Officer numbers to double at small Lockyer police station

MORE cops will be enforcing the western end of the Lockyer Valley, with one station set to double its patrolling numbers.

STASHED: Nearly 60g of weed in glovebox after Nimbin trip

premium_icon STASHED: Nearly 60g of weed in glovebox after Nimbin trip

Jessika Bockholt's seven-hour mission was nearly complete when police pulled over her car on the Warrego Highway and found illegal loot

Thurston throws support behind Games bid

premium_icon Thurston throws support behind Games bid

Maroons and Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston has backed the Queensland bid for the 2032 Olympic Games, saying it’s a “golden opportunity” the state can’t miss.

Premier’s support plunges to same level as Bligh bloodbath

premium_icon Premier’s support plunges to same level as Bligh bloodbath

Five years after Annastacia Palaszczuk took power in a stunning election victory, an exclusive new poll has revealed a record low number of voters believe the state is...

More hands on deck needed to bring comedy to life

premium_icon More hands on deck needed to bring comedy to life

Theatre group invites community to pick up a paintbrush to brighten up stage

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