somerset region

HERO PUP: How a dog is helping his owner return to work

premium_icon HERO PUP: How a dog is helping his owner return to work

A Lowood paramedic thanks his labrador for “changing his life”.

Lake Wivenhoe kayaker opens up after near-death experience

premium_icon Lake Wivenhoe kayaker opens up after near-death experience

“There is no use trying to recover – once you’re over, that’s it.”

Where you can camp, swim and picnic this weekend

premium_icon Where you can camp, swim and picnic this weekend

With restrictions relaxing further this weekend, new opportunities to enjoy the...

‘Disappointed’: Mayor’s comment on closure of local rag

premium_icon ‘Disappointed’: Mayor’s comment on closure of local rag

The Gatton Star will operate as an online platform only from June 24.

Man hospitalised after run in with horse

premium_icon Man hospitalised after run in with horse

Male taken to Ipswich Hospital after being knocked over by a horse on a Somerset...

Wivenhoe kayaker lucky to live after fall into chilly water

premium_icon Wivenhoe kayaker lucky to live after fall into chilly water

The 70-year-old spent 1.5 hours in the freezing lake after his boat flipped.

Somerset walkers hitting the pavement for a yarn

premium_icon Somerset walkers hitting the pavement for a yarn

Walking is keeping one community connected through the pandemic.

Assaults, knives, and midnight intercepts: police news

premium_icon Assaults, knives, and midnight intercepts: police news

From knives in public to late-night drug searches, police have had another busy...

Popular meals keep Somerset’s lucky jackpot tavern afloat

premium_icon Popular meals keep Somerset’s lucky jackpot tavern afloat

Gaming is still restricted in Queensland but food at this tavern is enticing...

Police catch speed demon 50km/h above speed limit

premium_icon Police catch speed demon 50km/h above speed limit

Police nab speeding drivers this week, catching several serious offenders.

Roadworks: Where to expect delays this week

premium_icon Roadworks: Where to expect delays this week

Numerous roadwork projects are taking place on busy roadways throughout the region...

Why this town is already being asked to start saving water

premium_icon Why this town is already being asked to start saving water

A small town disconnected from the Seqwater network is being asked to start taking...

CRIME WRAP: 17 hoons busted in weekend crackdown

premium_icon CRIME WRAP: 17 hoons busted in weekend crackdown

Police busted a hooning event, handing out numerous infringement notices.

Cafe owners ‘run off feet’ during first relaxed weekend

premium_icon Cafe owners ‘run off feet’ during first relaxed weekend

The 150km travel radius brought hordes of tourists to the region, and the rail...

GALLERY: How Lockyer, Somerset enjoyed eased restrictions

premium_icon GALLERY: How Lockyer, Somerset enjoyed eased restrictions

One Irish trio got to sit down for their first meal out in Gatton.

GALLERY: How region enjoyed the weekend

premium_icon GALLERY: How region enjoyed the weekend

Eased restrictions and glorious weather brought the community out and about.

How to grow better veggies this winter

premium_icon How to grow better veggies this winter

If you’re looking to continue, or starting to grow a vegetable patch this winter...

Real estate agents indifferent to easing of restrictions

premium_icon Real estate agents indifferent to easing of restrictions

Despite the law saying they can hold open homes as of Saturday, agents are not...

Thousands available in fire recovery funds

premium_icon Thousands available in fire recovery funds

A joint state and federal funding scheme is offering up to $100,000 in grants to...

CRIME WRAP: Shooters, thieves, fraudsters arrested

premium_icon CRIME WRAP: Shooters, thieves, fraudsters arrested

Local police have made numerous arrests this week, targeting theft and credit card...

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