Juniors the future of bull riding…

It’s Warwick Rodeo time – and that means some of the nation’s best in the rodeo business head to the Rose City chasing glory at ‘Australia’s Most Famous’ rodeo. Last weekend five-time Australian bull riding champion Saras Ramsay was the guest mentor at a ‘Junior Development Day’ at Chinchilla – check out some shots of […]

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Police recover shed full of stolen property

Two people have been charged and over $30,000 of stolen property has been seized following an investigation conducted by the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) Toowoomba and Warwick Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), a Queensland Police Media statement released today, Tuesday 30 July, states. “Following police investigations into an online equipment dealer, a search warrant […]

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Critical water restrictions to come

The Southern Downs Regional Council has announced “critical water level restrictions” of 100 litres per person per day will be introduced on Sunday 1 September “as severe drought conditions and no rainfall continue to significantly impact the region’s water supplies”. In a statement released today – Thursday 25 July – the council said councillors voted […]

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Check out the 2019 Tree Jumper winners…

The overall winners of the 2019 Jumpers and Jazz Tree Jumper competition – and those entries awarded ‘Highly Commended’ – were announced last Saturday 20 July at the Warwick Art Gallery. This year’s Tree Jumper judges were textile artists Kate Oszko and Helen MacIntosh. Inducted into the Tree Jumper Hall of Fame in 2019 was […]

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Allora’s first ‘Sporting Immortals’ named…

Netball champion Laura Geitz and Rugby League legend Wayne Bennett have been jointly named as Allora’s first ‘Sporting Immortals’ as part of this weekend’s 150 year celebrations of ‘The Best Little Town on the Downs”. The announcement was made yesterday, Saturday 20 July, as part of a ‘Roll Call of Allora’s Sportsmen and Sportswomen’ at […]

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Allora celebrates 150 years…

The Best Little Town on The Downs – otherwise known as Allora – this weekend celebrates 150 years as a municipality. Commemoration activities today, Saturday 20 July, included the official opening and dedication of the renovated Old Shire Chambers, welcome to country but the Githabul people, street parade and a bullock crossing of Dalrymple Creek… […]

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