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2020 Bronze Swagman Award

The results for the 2020 (49th) annual Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Verse have been announced by organisers, The Winton Business and Tourism Association. Judge Jack Drake of Stanthorpe has chosen Marco Gliori’s poem “FUMBLES” as the winner of $500 and a bronze statuette crafted by Queensland sculptor Daphne Mayo. Marco hails from Warwick in […]

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Landcare Week 3rd-9th August 2020

Householder’s Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc. invites you to celebrate Landcare Week.  Landcare Week, coordinated by Landcare Australia, is an opportunity for all Australians to ‘get connected with the environment in your local community.’ An initiative of Landcare Australia, Landcare Week begins on August 3rd and ends August 9th. Landcare Week is an […]

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Freemasons’ COVID-19 Grant Assists Re-Opening

Highfields Pioneer Village is another step closer to fully re-opening thanks to a $10,000  COVID-19 Emergency Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket,  the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The community hub for education, recreation and connections will put the funds towards making  the necessary safety modifications needed to comply with COVID-19 health requirements. Highfields Pioneer Village […]

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Royal Bull’s Head Inn Re-Opens To The Public

We are excited to announce that the Royal Bull’s Head Inn in Drayton has re-opened to visitors with added health and safety measures in place. Each Wednesday between 9.00am and 1.00pm our visitors are able to tour the Inn and gardens and out-buildings whilst our volunteers complete various tasks.  Our monthly Open Days will re-commence […]

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Big Cow Being Reassembled

The Big Cow was built in the 1970s to attract tourists to a working dairy farm on the Sunshine Coast. It is one of the many Australian Big Things and was sculpted by Hugh Anderson, who also sculpted the Big Bulls in Rockhampton. The Big Cow is seven times the size of an Ayrshire cow on which it is modeled. It is […]

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Stress Down Day 2020 Launched

Lifeline Darling Downs has launched Stress Down Day 2020, a fun and  easy initiative designed to reduce stress and raise vital funds for the local not for profit organisation. Research shows that one in eight Australians is currently experiencing high or extremely high psychological distress and it is estmated that 90% of Australians need to […]

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USQ Assists In Discovery Of Super-Earths

The international “RedDots” team – joined by Australian astronomers at the University of Southern Queensland, UNSW Sydney and Macquarie University– has detected a system of super-Earth planets orbiting the brightest red dwarf star in the sky, Gliese 887. The results were published in the journal Science Today. Super-Earths are planets more massive than the Earth, […]

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Passionate Nominees For Regional Youth Advisory Committee Wanted

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is calling on residents with a passion for working with young people to nominate for positions on the Regional Youth Advisory Committee (RYAC). Applications from young people between 18-25 with a passion for improving outcomes for their regional peers also are welcome. TRC Environment and Community Services committee chair and RYAC […]

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