Category Archives : General Interest

Look Out For Christmas Lights Safety Risks

With plenty of Christmas lights and other powered decorations already making their way into stores and online, Ergon Energy is urging people to be careful what they’re buying doesn’t end up being an electrical or fire hazard.   Last year Ergon was made aware of Christmas lights being sold with deadly, exposed 240 volt wires and […]

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Competition Lawn Bowlers Needed

You may or may not have heard, but the North Toowoomba Bushrangers have been invited to participate in the 2020 Queensland Premier League. Premier League Queensland is one of the most prestigious, successful, lucrative and hotly contested events in Australian bowls. Since it’s inception in 2000, the League has grown both in stature and size […]

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Glennie Will Never Forget

A memorial honouring the lifesaving efforts of servicemen and women of the 117th Australian General Hospital (AGH) and No. 1 Australian Orthopaedic Hospital during World War II now takes pride of place at The Glennie School. The Australian Army requisitioned the Glennie Anglican Girls School in Toowoomba. It established the Surgical Division for its 117th […]

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Tighter Water Restrictions For Toowoomba Region From December

All communities throughout the Toowoomba Region will move to stricter water restrictions coming into effect from Monday 2nd December, 2019. Water and Waste Committee Chair Nancy Sommerfield said “Under the new residential water restrictions, the daily water use for residents on low level water restrictions will be 200 litres per person per day (L/p/d) unchanged, […]

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TRC Supports Bruce To Serve In RAAF Reserve

Away from his day job as a Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) advanced plumbing inspector, Bruce Linke, a veteran of the Iraq conflict, regularly makes time to serve with his unit 65 SQN Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Reserves. Following four years’ service as a plumber with the RAAF, firstly at Edinburgh near Adelaide, Amberley and […]

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Toowoomba Hospice Wine Tour – Book Now!

Why not enjoy a day out with your family & friends while supporting the Granite Belt and Toowoomba Hospice! With only 2 weeks to go, the bus is half full, so there’s room for you and friends on this year’s Wine Tour to the Granite Belt on Saturday 16th November 2019. Ticket price is a […]

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Lifeline Darling Downs Launches Drought Relief Appeal

Lifeline Darling Downs, at their Container Refund Depot’s first birthday celebrations on Friday, 1st November, has launched a new drought relief campaign. CEO, Derek Tuffield OAM said, “We are really delighted to celebrate this milestone and the fact we have processed over 8.5 million containers in our first year. We would  like to thank the […]

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New Toowoomba Chamber Of Commerce President

Harrison Humphries of law firm Clifford Gouldson was elected unopposed as the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce President at the Annual General Meeting recently. Harrison has been serving as Vice President for a number of years and will now take over the reins from Joy Mingay who has done a tremendous job in the role. Harrison said, […]

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