Regional News

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Why fast rail may finally become a reality in SEQ

premium_icon Why fast rail may finally become a reality in SEQ

The only way to fast-track high-speed rail in southeast Queensland may be for us to win the 2032 Olympic Games bid.

‘Started at 12’: Young user desperate to give up the drugs

premium_icon ‘Started at 12’: Young user desperate to give up the drugs

Her drug addiction started at just 12, leading one woman to beg a court judge for an intervention.

Future-proofing: Farmers innovate as drought persists

premium_icon Future-proofing: Farmers innovate as drought persists

Meet the farmer who is turning his pig paddock into a vegetable crop so he can stay on the land.

Queensland ground zero for pedophile bust

premium_icon Queensland ground zero for pedophile bust

A teacher, a man who worked at a hospital and a chef who lived near a childcare centre are among a group of Queenslanders arrested by a national pedophile-busting...

Mon 9 Dec 2019

How unwanted clothes are funding two farmers’ feed bills

premium_icon How unwanted clothes are funding two farmers’ feed bills

Too dry to farm dairy, two Blanchview farmers are thinking outside the square so they can continue to feed their cattle.

Veteran laments ‘shocking’ state of young jockeys

premium_icon Veteran laments ‘shocking’ state of young jockeys

Hall of Fame jockey Brent Thomson has doubled down on his criticism of the standard of riding on display at a recent country Queensland meeting.

Farmers angry over water meter plan

premium_icon Farmers angry over water meter plan

Drought-affected farmers say a plan that will see them have to fork out thousands of dollars to install water meters couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Having grown up and worked in country areas, journalist Peter Gleeson will bring his passion for the regions to a new hour-long program on Sky News next year.

Man tasered by police after incident at pub

premium_icon Man tasered by police after incident at pub

Two men have been taken into custody over an alleged assault at a pub

Roma man killed in fiery Warrego Highway crash

premium_icon Roma man killed in fiery Warrego Highway crash

Highway remains under traffic control after a man was killed in a traffic crash involving a four-wheel-drive and a cattle truck

Sat 7 Dec 2019

NAPLAN improvers: Has your school got better or worse?

premium_icon NAPLAN improvers: Has your school got better or worse?

Some Queensland schools have improved their NAPLAN performance by up to 24 per cent in the past five years. SEARCH THE INTERACTIVE TABLE FOR YOUR SCHOOL

‘Like Doomsday movie’: Residents return after bushfire hell

premium_icon ‘Like Doomsday movie’: Residents return after bushfire hell

Descriptions of bushfire devastation in a community as ‘like something out of a Doomsday movie’ as firefighters report ‘it was as bad as it gets’.

Another woman charged as piglet theft probe continues

premium_icon Another woman charged as piglet theft probe continues

ANOTHER person has been charged as an investigation into the theft of piglets from a Pittsworth piggery continues.

Fri 6 Dec 2019

WATCH: As brave shop-keeper fights off a terrifying robber

premium_icon WATCH: As brave shop-keeper fights off a terrifying robber

Watch the video as as a 72-year-old man takes on the determined armed robber who tried to rob his shop. Police are still looking for the suspect.

FRESH DETAILS: Police issue update on Murgon siege incident

premium_icon FRESH DETAILS: Police issue update on Murgon siege incident

Police were negotiating with a man inside a house in Murgon at noon on Friday

‘He’s got my nuts’: Home invader gets big squeeze

premium_icon ‘He’s got my nuts’: Home invader gets big squeeze

An intruder fled from a house with bruised and sore testes after a resident grabbed, squeezed and twisted his manhood.

How your school performed in NAPLAN over five years

premium_icon How your school performed in NAPLAN over five years

We rate how every school performed in five years of NAPLAN, with a surprising number of public schools going head-to-head for top spot with elite schools.

Your Christmas display could earn you $1000

Your Christmas display could earn you $1000

If your home is sparkling with Christmas lights, you have until December 15 to enter the Allianz Australia Spotlight Your Sparkle competition for a chance to win...

Girl, 2, seriously injured when dog mauls face

premium_icon Girl, 2, seriously injured when dog mauls face

Warwick high school teacher’s daughter flown to hospital after terrifying attack by friend’s dog.

Litter group rubbishes Hwy trash collection safety warning

premium_icon Litter group rubbishes Hwy trash collection safety warning

Individuals and groups trying to deal with roadside litter have been told thanks, but no thanks by the department.

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