General Interest


Bushranger Cafe

On Saturday the 21st of September at 10am a brand-new attraction will open its doors at Highfields Pioneer Village, the Bushranger Café will serve amazing coffees, milkshakes and grilled sandwiches with a twist; all named after Australia’s infamous bushrangers. The café (adjacent to the Village office) incorporates art by Australian artists hanging on its walls […]

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Remembering The Battle Of One Tree Hill

This Friday, we remember a key event in Queensland’s colonial history. For the fifth consecutive year Toowoomba residents will gather to mark the anniversary of the Battle of One Tree Hill. This battle occurred 176 years ago and it was a critical moment in the more than five years of fierce resistance led by local […]

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Do You Know An Inspirational Young Achiever?

Nominations for the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards are now open and the search has begun for incredible young people under 29 from Queensland. Everybody knows an inspiring young individual; • Who we all wonder where they find the time to help others • Paving the way for our future through innovative thinking • Who is […]

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New Program Improves Health Of Indigenous Babies

Darling Downs Health has launched an innovative new program aimed at improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies. The Bridging Antenatal Care, Indigenous Babies and Smoking Cessation (BAIBS) program encourages pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, or those women pregnant with an Indigenous baby, to attend antenatal appointments and quit […]

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Local Fire Ban For Toowoomba & Southern Downs Council Areas

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has imposed a local fire ban for South West Region residents. The local fire ban has now been extended until 11.59pm on Sunday 15th September 2019.  This extended Local Fire Ban is imposed over all parts of the following Local Government Areas: Toowoomba Regional Council & Southern Downs Regional […]

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NEXUS Final TSRC Update

Nexus is excited to confirm the entire Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will open to motorists late on Sunday 8 September 2019. The construction of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has been an amazing journey for the team at Nexus and we are especially thankful for the patience from the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley regions. Since 2015 […]

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Exciting News! RockStock 2019 Is Just Over A Week Away.

“Sending an invite out to YOU, your family and friends, and maybe even your Classic Car, to come and join us for a day of  Rock n Roll Live Music, Dance. Fun, Great Food, Craft, Kids Games, and other stalls.” Submitted by: The RockStock Team

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Travelling Film Festival In Toowoomba

The Travelling Film Festival is heading to Queensland, next stop Toowoomba from 6 to 8th September, where the best of Sydney Film Festival will screen at BCC Toowoomba Strand Cinemas. Don’t forget to join us for the opening night reception and film STANDING UP FOR SUNNY. TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL TOOWOOMBA PROGRAM (PDF Version)

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