11 new nurse graduates to join South West

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Eleven new graduates will start their careers with the South West Hospital and Health Service from this week. South West HHS Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services David Tibby says the new graduates would undergo a week’s orientation at Roma Hospital before dispersing to their … [Read more...]

Drought Masters for Flood Relief

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These two prime Quality Droughtmaster Cows will be available at the Roma Saleyards tomorrow. And their sale will help ease the crisis for our northern counterparts. Rob Carpenter from Landmark will sell the two at auction tomorrow, following the generous by Roger and Jenny … [Read more...]

Katter thankful But…

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is pleased flood disaster categories have been extended to include flood zones previously neglected, however warns some areas may still be left out. Mr Katter says KAP offices have been inundated with calls from people denied disaster recovery … [Read more...]

Extortion investigation, Roma

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Police are investigating a demand for money in relation to a missing dog in Roma. Police received a report in relation to a French Bulldog who went missing on January 20 around 6.30am. After an extensive search, the owners posted an appeal on social media. On January 29, the owners … [Read more...]

FRR Grants Flow West

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The South West and Central West have picked up a share of more than $1.2 million of grants in the latest round from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). The grants, are funded through the collaboration of more than 15 donors from government, philanthropy, business and … [Read more...]

Extraordinary Assistance for Northern Farmers

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The first in a series of Category C recovery grants for primary producers left devastated by widespread flooding in North Queensland have been activated this afternoon. Category C assistance, being provided through the jointly funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), would provide … [Read more...]

Be a Valentine but Avoid the Traps

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Ah, Love in the air…As Valentine’s day heralds and lovers and would be lovers turn their thoughts to things of romance and cuddles….The Scammers are turning their thoughts to ‘taking you’ for a somewhat less romantic ride. The Office of Fair Trading warns that Valentine’s Day can be a scammers … [Read more...]

NSW Police Call for Qld Help

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Police investigating the suspected murder of New England man Darren Royce Willis in 2010 are appealing for public assistance to help locate a ute believed to be linked to his disappearance. Strike Force Barca was formed by officers from New England Police District to investigate Mr Willis’ … [Read more...]

Local Students Invited to Name the Crane

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It’s turned heads in recent weeks and become a ‘regular’ on the vista in Roma and now primary school children across The South West are being offered the chance to give it a name. The crane, at the new Roma Hospital Redevelopment site that is. Primary school students from throughout South … [Read more...]

AgForce Praise Army Efforts

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The Federal Government's commitment of Australian Defence Force resources to the AgForce-led Emergency Fodder Drop initiative has been warmly welcomed by the group and they say it’s a vital move to save thousands of head of cattle isolated and distressed by the devastating floods in north … [Read more...]