Category Archives : General Interest

Disaster In The Making For Toowoomba Escarpment

Prince Henry Heights Community Action Group Expert engineering advice given to Prince Henry Heights residents has raised significant question marks over a planned 40-lot pole housing estate proposed for the leafy escarpment suburb. Following a community meeting last week where unanimous support was shown from hundreds of residents to fight the project, an action group […]

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Enjoy Australia Day At Highfields Pioneer Village

Highfields Pioneer Village has traditionally hosted many thousands of people from near and far, celebrating Australia Day in a unique heritage location. Australia Day Celebrations at Highfields are jam-packed full of fun with displays and entertainment to interest all ages. The day kicks off at 9.00am with Milking of the Cow, then Beekeeping, Blacksmithing, Working Draught […]

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An Afternoon Of Fashion To Suit Every Woman

Friends of Queensland’s State Rose Garden in Newtown Park are running a fashion parade as a way of a saying thank you to the Toowoomba Floral Art Group for all the Voluntary Assistance they have given over the past 17 years. The Portofino Fashion Parade is run primarily for not for profit groups such as […]

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Join The ‘Plasma Movement’ In 2018

You may have heard that there’s a new approach to donating blood.  All donors – new and current – are encouraged to donate PLASMA. PLASMA is the liquid component that forms the majority of your blood.  It’s what your red blood cells float in, and it’s loaded with thousands of proteins and nutrients that are […]

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Help Hit Breast Cancer For Six!

Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, daughter, close friend, work colleague or neighbour, almost every Australian knows someone close who’s had breast cancer. It’s an astonishing fact that 43 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. That’s almost 16,000 people who will require specialist care this year alone. The McGrath Foundation has been […]

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Ergon’s Safety Tips For Holiday DIY Dangers

If you’re planning to undertake home renovation tasks over the holidays Ergon Energy is urging you to be aware of potential electrical hazards lurking in your property. This year alone the Queensland Ambulance Service was called to nearly 500 electrical shock and electrocution emergencies, however Ergon Energy’s Community Safety Manager Aaron Smith has a few […]

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2017 Christmas Message From Bishop Robert McGuckin Of The Toowoomba Catholic Diocese

A Christmas Message from Robert McGuckin, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba (which covers approximately from Helidon to the western Qld border with NT and SA, and from the Qld southern border with NSW to as far north as Taroom). We are now well and truly into December. School’s out and the shops are […]

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Living With Disabilities – A Christmas Conversation!

The CEDAR Centre has been a long time supporter and educator of those with a disability and to end 2017 on the right note, they have organised drinks and canapes and a great line-up to carry on the Christmas conversation – ‘Living with a Disability at a Time of Travel and Celebration. The event is […]

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