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Nominations Open For QCF Philanthropist Of The Year Awards

The Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) is looking for people in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs who contribute their time and money for the good of others. Nominations are being sought for the Philanthropy Awards, a kind of ‘Oscars for Philanthropists’, run every year. The awards recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to a […]

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Can You Help On Australia Day?

This week we celebrate all that’s great about this wonderful place we call home – Australia. And this week, Toowoomba and Ipswich Blood Donor Centres need more locals to ‘do something special’ and donate blood. Both centres are open on the Australia Day public holiday, and more donors are needed this Friday 26 and Saturday […]

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Disaster In The Making For Toowoomba Escarpment

Prince Henry Heights Community Action Group Expert engineering advice given to Prince Henry Heights residents has raised significant question marks over a planned 40-lot pole housing estate proposed for the leafy escarpment suburb. Following a community meeting last week where unanimous support was shown from hundreds of residents to fight the project, an action group […]

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2017 Christmas Message From Bishop Robert McGuckin Of The Toowoomba Catholic Diocese

A Christmas Message from Robert McGuckin, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba (which covers approximately from Helidon to the western Qld border with NT and SA, and from the Qld southern border with NSW to as far north as Taroom). We are now well and truly into December. School’s out and the shops are […]

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Cancer Survivor From Jandowae To Fulfil Dream

Carmen Duvel’s plan to become a childcare worker is back on track after she successfully secured a grant in the 2017 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship to help fund her course fees and new study resources.   Carmen, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at 18 years old and is now in remission with quarterly hospital check-ups, said the $2000 scholarship relieved a significant financial pressure off her and her […]

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USQ Aviation Students Link Up With QantasLink

USQ aviation students will have extra incentive to fast track into the controls of QantasLink’s turboprop aircraft with the launch of the Qantas Future Pilot Program. USQ partners with QantasLink for new pilot recruitment program “Building the next generation of exceptional pilots from within Australia’s top aviation schools” – QantasLink Chief Executive Officer, John Gissing […]

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AFL Darling Downs – Allied Pickford’s Cup | Grand Final

AFL Darling Downs | Grand Final Day And the 2017 Premiers are….. Allied Pickford’s Cup – Division 1 Men’s University Cougars 12.11 (83) defeated Goondiwindi Hawks 6.3 (39) Ellen McConochie Medal (best on ground): Rick Mackay – University Westpac Women’s Toowoomba Tigers 7.5 (47) defeated Dalby Swans 1.2 (8) Jeff Neumann Medal (best on ground): […]

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Stroke Week – Think F.A.S.T.

To commemorate National Stroke Week the Toowoomba Hospital’s Geriatric, Adult Rehabilitation and Stroke Service (GARRS) is reminding residents about the importance of seeking immediate medical help at the first sign of stroke. “With Stroke Week on from 4 to 10 September we want people to think F.A.S.T. and act fast,” said GARSS Director Dr Nisal […]

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