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Mayor Pays Tribute To Leading Citizen

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio has paid tribute to the distinguished community service of prominent Toowoomba identity, Professor Peter Swannell AM, who died on Wednesday, 8th January. Mayor Antonio said he extended his sympathies to Professor Swannell’s wife, Janice, and his extended family. “On behalf of Council and the wider community, I am deeply saddened […]

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Camellia And Winter Market Festival To Be “A Blooming Good Show”

The 2013 Camellia and Winter Market Festival is shaping up to be a ‘Blooming’ success according to the organising committee. Indulge your senses with the beauty and the sheer delicacy of the camellia blooms in the Heritage Hall which will be filled with hundreds of exquisite colours from perfect whites to brilliant reds which will […]

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Queensland Government’s Obesity Campaign Applauded

Diabetes Queensland has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of a hard-hitting public health campaign to address the state’s skyrocketing obesity epidemic. Diabetes Queensland CEO Michelle Trute said the government was to be applauded for taking a tough stance to tackle the state’s burgeoning chronic disease burden. “Type 2 diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic […]

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Famous “Unusualist” To Perform For Hospital’s 90th Anniversary

Tickets are selling fast for St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba’s “An Evening Soiree”, to be held at The Empire Theatre on Saturday, May 26. YouTube sensation Raymond Crowe will join some of Australia’s most beloved performers in Toowoomba next month (May) at a unique 1920s-themed event to honour a Hospital that has served communities on the […]

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Final Toowoomba Model Rocket Launch For 2011 On 19th November

There’s no need to remind you how close Christmas is, but before the very thought of it ‘consumes’ you, how about you treat yourself to a few hours of R & R at the last Model Rocket Launch of the year for the local and quite unique Space Pilots’ Club this Saturday 19th November at […]

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Our Region News Blog Goes Over 500,000 Hits In 12 Months To Date

Since the catastrophic events of Monday 10 January 2011 Our Region and Toowoomba Regional Radio has received tens of queries from across the world from BBC World News,  Sky News, media from Toowoomba’s sister city in New Zealand Wanganui and Florida USA. Due to the worldwide interest web traffic has increased significantly and pushed site […]

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