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Sat 6 Jun 2020

We’ve got reno fever as thousands chase $25,000 cash offer

premium_icon We’ve got reno fever as thousands chase $25,000 cash offer

There are growing concerns regional battlers may miss out because the scheme is targeted at wealthy city dwellers.

New Roma Hospital seeks Maranoa contractors

premium_icon New Roma Hospital seeks Maranoa contractors

QUEENSLAND Government is encouraging local contractors in the Maranoa to provide their services to relocate furnishings and equipment from the old hospital to the new...

Fri 5 Jun 2020

$21.3M investment to build region’s future

premium_icon $21.3M investment to build region’s future

Millions of dollars have been secured to deliver 19 projects across the southwest region.

Southwest ready for flood of post-COVID tourists

premium_icon Southwest ready for flood of post-COVID tourists

Tourism opertors across the Maranoa are gearing up for a tourist season like no other, as Queenslanders begin to travel again following coronavirus restrictions.

Dalby Cultural Precinct to receive $7m upgrade

premium_icon Dalby Cultural Precinct to receive $7m upgrade

FULL LIST OF UPGRADES TO MARANOA REGION.

St George to be revitalised with new university

premium_icon St George to be revitalised with new university

The future of tertiary education in southwest Queensland is set to change dramatically with the announcement of a St George based university centre.

University set to open in Roma

premium_icon University set to open in Roma

A universities centre is set to transform tertiary education for young and mature-age students in the bush.

Fatal accident site transformed into memorial garden

premium_icon Fatal accident site transformed into memorial garden

The location of a fatal accident has been transformed into a beautiful memorial garden to honour the memory of a Chinchilla toddler.

Inside story of one woman’s drive to crush COVID-19 crisis

premium_icon Inside story of one woman’s drive to crush COVID-19 crisis

Dr Jeannette Young has for 15 years fought on the frontline to keep Queenslanders healthy, but it was not until this year that she faced her greatest challenge.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

5000 rural fireys could face sack over Blue Card program

premium_icon 5000 rural fireys could face sack over Blue Card program

An Liberal MP has hit back at the State Government.

Region feeling beautiful once more

premium_icon Region feeling beautiful once more

The easing of restrictions mean an expanded menu for beauty salons across southwest Queensland.

Footy greats praise Jack’s last gift

premium_icon Footy greats praise Jack’s last gift

Darren Lockyer and Wally Lewis have praised the fundraising efforts for Epilepsy Queensland following a tragedy.

Wed 3 Jun 2020

This is how the recession may impact you

This is how the recession may impact you

Australia is experiencing its first recession in decades, with jobs, wages, the cost of living and the housing market all set to be impacted.

Telehealth to save Roma patients time and money

premium_icon Telehealth to save Roma patients time and money

ROMA Dr Rosie Geraghty said follow-up appointments don’t necessarily have to be face-to-face, saving patients a lot of time and money.

$99 flights from Brisbane: Qld tropics reopen for business

premium_icon $99 flights from Brisbane: Qld tropics reopen for business

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced extra flights from Brisbane to key tourism hotspots within the state have been added to schedules.

Miles man’s tragedies leads to love of culture

premium_icon Miles man’s tragedies leads to love of culture

Miles artist Greg Locke has suffered much loss in his life. But it has lead him to appreciate his indigenous culture in a new way.

Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

premium_icon Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

More people have died on Queensland roads in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019. These are some of their stories.

-1.4C! Coldest morning of the year in parts of Qld

premium_icon -1.4C! Coldest morning of the year in parts of Qld

Queenslanders in parts of the southeast have woken to the coldest morning of the year so far, with temperatures plummetting to a frosty -1.4C.

More than 100 people refused entry into state by Roma police

premium_icon More than 100 people refused entry into state by Roma police

ROMA police officers have worked alongside the Australian Defence Force manning the Qld borders and have intercepted over 10,000 vehicles.

Who will get $25k homebuyers handout

Who will get $25k homebuyers handout

The government will pay out grants of around $25,000 for people to build new homes or renovate – but not everyone will be eligible.

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