Regional News

Sun 17 Nov 2019

MEGA GALLERY: Hundreds of faces from the Roma Cup

premium_icon MEGA GALLERY: Hundreds of faces from the Roma Cup

Thousands flocked to the 2019 Roma Cup, and we captured plenty of punters celebrating one of the biggest days on the western racing calendar.

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.

Fri 15 Nov 2019

State College cuts out a place in campdraft

premium_icon State College cuts out a place in campdraft

Roma State College put together its first ever campdrafting team, which competed in the High School Campdraft Percentile Cup in Pittsworth.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Clearing up confusion over roo harvest ban

premium_icon Clearing up confusion over roo harvest ban

The Department of Environment and Science has clarified which councils will be hit by the roo shooting suspension, with harvesters in the Maranoa and Balonne exempt...

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.

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.

MISSING: Search underway for man missing from Okeden

MISSING: Search underway for man missing from Okeden

Police are co-ordinating a search for a 47-year-old local man who failed to return from a walk yesterday at Okeden (Dalby).

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”.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Aussie’s $2.5m Jamaica Blue nightmare

Aussie’s $2.5m Jamaica Blue nightmare

Emma Forsyth and her husband bought two franchises in the hope of a better life. Instead, they say that decision almost ruined them.

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.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Stakes are too high to ignore press freedom red flags

Stakes are too high to ignore press freedom red flags

Australians have a right to know what their government is up to. But finding the truth is becoming harder than ever, writes Allan Fels.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Rental vacancy data reveals how our region is travelling

Rental vacancy data reveals how our region is travelling

Brisbane’s rental market has recorded its lowest vacancy rate in 11 years and competition in a number of regional towns is also heating up.

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Mum pleads for help to find daughter last seen at school

Mum pleads for help to find daughter last seen at school

Have you seen this girl? Mum pleads for help to find 15-year-old daughter feared missing.

Former nurse reveals final journey for fatal victims

premium_icon Former nurse reveals final journey for fatal victims

The hospital's little morgue wasn't designed for the influx of horror it received that night, and what happened next has haunted Kay ever since.

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Missing Mitchell boy located

Missing Mitchell boy located

An 11-year-old Mitchell boy has been found, after he was reported missing this afternoon.

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