Horse archery challenge grows in popularity

A HEALTHY crowd turned out to watch riders compete in the second Outback Equines Spring Horse Archery Tournament last Sunday.

New Gatton motel to open December

ON TRACK: Carpenters Izac Browning and Gavin Mead work hard with the team so Gatton's new hotel can open in December.

New motel to open at the end of year.

Lowood's new officer-in-charge

MAKING CONNECTIONS: Senior Sergeant Troy Salton looks forward to further bridging the gap between police and the Lowood community.

Meet Lowood Police Station's new OIC

Long Tan Cross erected in Gatton

IN HONOUR: A replica Long Tan Cross has been erected in Gatton's Littleton Park in honour of Private Francis Topp and Trooper Robert Young and all those who died in the Battle of Long Tan.

They will be remembered.

Free minibus will drive the community

GIVING BACK: Lockyer Sheds owners Donna and Dean Heit will get the region moving with their community minibus, available free for non-profit sporting groups and community organisations.

Lockyer Sheds is helping get the community moving.

Lockyer High students secure uni courses for next year

UNI READY: Lockyer District High School students Clare Keary, Brittany Edwards and Kayle Prideaux have secured a spot at Griffith University after they graduate year 12.

Graduating students have pathways lined up for university.

Dancing robots have chance at nationals

WINNERS: Lockyer High School students (from left) Sam Lloyd, Elise Lunney and Sam Croydon have won the RoboCup Junior Queensland Championships.

Students and their robots off to nationals.

Blue Dogs hoping for red-hot victory in Cup

FEVER PITCH: The Laidley Blue Dogs will take on Brisbane Souths in the Mike Brennan Cup this weekend.

The Laidley Blue Dogs are ready for the 2016/17 season.

Stamp fair continues tradition

Arnold Rieck with a collection of Lockyer Valley postmarks at the Lockyer Valley Stamp Fair.

The Lockyer Valley Stamp Club held their annual fair on Sunday.

Peabody now unconfirmed over reports it could sell Mackay region mine

Mine dispels rumours of closure

Peabody Energy denies it will sell Millenium Mine.

Why a major chain will close its store in Mackay

Mackay craft and fabric store Lincraft is closing down.

Store closure leaves craft customers upset

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Collapsed business at centre of $440,000 fraud claim

Toowoomba accountant charged with $fraud as employee.

The Sunshine Coast job paying $870 a day

Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital under construction. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Wage growth in this industry may ultimately destroy it

South Burnett Mine: What you need to know

Site for the work by Moreton Resources

MORETON Resources has big plans for Kingaroy.

Roads closed after heavy rain on Granite Belt

Quart Pot Creek flooded in May 2015.

Two roads on the Granite Belt have been closed due to flooding

QLD: Gunmen on the run, shots fired

Police are searching for a white Nissan Patrol seen leaving the area at the time of the incident.

The incident occurred at about 10am on Spencer St

Darling Downs dad killed in horror motorbike smash

DEEPLY MISSED: Scott Anthony Pukallus, known by most as "Pue", will be farewelled in Millmerran today.

Friends and family gather to share memories of Scott 'Pue' Pukallus

Rude awakening as North prepares to cut veterans loose

Brent Harvey attends training at Arden St today.

As far as kangaroo culls go this was as brutal as it gets

Gillett may be open to Warriors move

Matt Gillett in action for the Broncos.

New Zealand outfit emerging as a real threat

Search for man missing in floodwater has been suspended

A man has been washed down a creek after trying to cross Martin Bridge at Larnook.

A man is clinging to a tree after trying to cross floodwaters

UPDATE: Mum suffers injuries saving daughter from kangaroo

KANGAROO ATTACK: A little girl from Point Vernon was taken to hospital after a roo scratched her face and chest in the property next to her home.

Girl's mum was also injured in the kangaroo attack.

Crazed horse mutilator on the loose in Queensland

Angie the 21 year-old mare was slaughtered and butchered at Coomera on the Gold Coast

Horse murdered then cut apart at the joints in disturbing attack

'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

Gulaptis: Greyhound racing ban a 'human tragedy'

Greyhound racing has been a large part of Australian culture for many years. This photo essay explores a night at the greyhounds. It tries to capture the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this well known past time. Photo Contributed

"It’s a human tragedy to see good people lose their jobs"

DASHCAM: Scooter rider learns painful lesson in wet

'BMW and scooter both made a stupid lane change without warning'

Italy earthquake death toll rises to 37 as rescues underway

The shallow, 6.2-magnitude quake struck 10km southeast of Norcia

UK's massive household debt problem cause for concern


A new report has highlighted the massive extent of the problem

ALEPPO: Doctor pleads for west to stop bombing innocents

STOP THE BOMBING: An Injured woman is helped after warplanes attacked a street in Aleppo, Syria. One of the last doctors in the city says the bombing has destroyed medical services, putting thousands of lives at risk.

He's one of the last doctors left in the ruined city

Xbox Onesie: Fashion for lounge lizards unveiled

Would you wear it?

Xbox Australia team launches into fashion field with Xbox Onesie

The duck that saved a heartbroken dog

"True friendship is when you can rest your duckbill on them"

RSPCA takes down Julia Gillard dog chew toy

The Julia Gillard dog chew toy.

Women's lobby blasts RSPCA over sale of dog toy

Could this be KFC's secret herbs and spices recipe?

NEWLY RENOVATED: KFC on the Dawson highway has undergone major redevelopments and is one day away from opening. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

Is this the long sought after secret spice recipe?

Go home trolley, you're drunk (and not under arrest)

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Wayward shopping trolley finishes up in unlikeliest of places

Are these the 10 most haunted places in Bundy?

Memorial Hall at Apple Tree Creek. Photo: Jodie Dixon / Isis Town & Country

Eerie tales of our everyday places

Blac Chyna sued after car injured 2 women

Blac Chyna is being sued after her friend crashed into another car

Chris Hemsworth surprises kids at hospital as Thor

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston surprised children at hospital

MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs tells a fascinating true story

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a scene from the movie War Dogs.

DARKLY funny film examines the business side of the war on terror.

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement