Category Archives : General Interest

Australian Drivers: Underprepared And Prone To Mishaps

Chancing It On The Open Road 48% of Australians plan to go on a road trip over Easter school holidays, yet one in three are significantly underprepared for long haul road trips Almost half of Australians have experienced a mishap on the road (45%) 31% of Aussie parents find their children incredibly distracting in the […]

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Revamped Licences For Queenslanders

Upgraded licence cards will be rolled out across Queensland from this month. Transport and Main Roads (TMR) General Manager for Land Transport Safety and Regulation Andrew Mahon said a new contract for the state’s licence products gave TMR the opportunity to refresh the design and move to a contactless card. “The new cards will maximise […]

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One Person Diagnosed Every 40 Minutes

In Australia, 38 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each day, that’s at least one diagnosed every 40 minutes. In the last six years, the number of people diagnosed with this progressive and degenerative neurological condition has increased by 17%. Parkinson’s is not a disease that only affects the elderly. Young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) accounts […]

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David Hack Classic Meet 2019

Rotary Club of Toowoomba North’s major fundraising event, ‘David Hack Classic Meet’ is on Sunday 19th May at the Toowoomba Aerodrome. This is our 21st year and last year was a bumper year.  We had over 5,000 people through the gates, about 21 aircraft and over 300 classic and vintage vehicles on display. The RAAF […]

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Crow’s Nest Heritage Community Branch Celebrates 20 Years

Crow’s Nest celebrated 20 years of community banking with a public event in Centenary Park on Saturday, 6th April. Progressive Community Crow’s Nest Ltd opened their first joint venture branch with the then Heritage Building Society in 1999, followed in 2004 by the Highfields Heritage Community branch. As other banks withdrew from Crow’s Nest, the […]

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Have Coffee With A Cop In Toowoomba

The next Coffee with a Cop event is on at Emerge Café Station St Toowoomba at 10am on this Thursday 4 April. Come along and chat with senior officers over a coffee, and ask the questions you have been yearning to ask – these are the people with the answers. For more information about Emerge […]

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Countdown To Rocket Re-entry Commenced

A new generation will be able to enjoy the dream of outer space with Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) launching work to rebuild the landmark Picnic Point Rocket.  TRC’s Environment and Community portfolio leader Cr Joe Ramia said that Council’s ‘Mission Control’ is keen for the rocket to take off with a new generation of space […]

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Invitation

You’re invited to participate in some cameraderie and fun at the Mad Hatters Tea Party on Saturday, 30th March and at the same time support fundraising for worthwhile charities making a difference to people’s lives. The Aussie Hero Quiltmaking is for the benefit of our military men and women serving overseas, Days4Girls is making re-washable […]

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