General Interest


New Online Lost Property Reporting

The Queensland Police Commissioner has authorised Policelink to take online reports of lost property. The QPS receives over 38,000 lost property reports per year so the time savings will be substantial for all concerned. Acting Superintendent Kevin Fitzgibbon said the new online reporting system would provide a more instantaneous service for community members who currently […]

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Lifeline Opens Bookfest Bookshop

Lifeline Darling Downs is currently preparing to open a New Temporary Bookfest Pop-Up Bookshop at the Wilsonton Shopping Centre on Thursday 1st October at 8.30am. This new temporary Bookfest Pop-up Bookshop will replace the much loved “Chronicle – Lifeline Bookfest which may not go ahead in March 2021 as a direct result of the impact […]

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“Fund Our Future, Not Gas”

This Friday (25th September) local school students and their supporters will ask the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise why it supports the federal government’s proposed expansion of the gas industry. A small covid safe protest is being held near TSBE’s office as part of more than 400 actions taking place across Australia to ask the […]

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Cobb+Co Museum & Carnival

From 14th to 27th September 2020 Surround yourself with a beautiful display of hanging baskets in the Museum Show Ring. While you’re here, cast your vote for the People’s Choice best hanging basket – supported by Yates. #trEATS From 1st to 30th September 2020 Cobb’s Coffee Shop is a participating café in the wider event […]

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Climate Change – A Conversation Of Faith

This Friday 25th September, St James Anglican Church hosts a conversation that explores how people of faith think about mutuality and responsibility in an age of climate crisis. Toowoomba priest, Reverend Deborah Bird, will be joined by Peter Catt, the Dean of St John’s Cathedral Brisbane and other guests for a conversation to be recorded […]

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Big Cow Official Opening Reminder

The Big Cow, a landmark in Yandina since 1976 was removed on January 10th 2020, and taken in two pieces to Highfields Pioneer Village Museum and Park (18km north of Toowoomba). There was much angst from the locals at Kulangoor, but she was gone before there was time to organise a going away party. The […]

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Worrying Spate Of Pole Crashes

After a horror run on Queensland roads, Ergon Energy is warning drivers to take more care around power poles and stay line aware to help save lives. “We’re really concerned about the number of vehicles hitting poles and wires, which could lead to serious injury or death,” Regional Field Manager Chris Hooper said. “We want […]

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Welcoming ‘The Big Cow’ To A New Home

Donated to Highfields Pioneer Village in 2019 and moved to Highfields on the 10th of January 2020, the Big Cow was reassembled on new concrete footings, restored to her former imposing glory by Village volunteers, security fenced and  an interpretation centre for visitors set up. Now she is well and truly ready to be presented to the […]

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