Whale Sized Works on the Warrego

Warrego Highway Upgrade Program.

Thirty-two concrete girders, each the length of a fully grown blue whale, have been installed as part of construction on a new overpass west of Toowoomba. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says duplication of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey was … [Read more...]

Dared to be scared this Halloween?


Little zombies, ghosts and witches will soon take to the streets alongside bigger monsters and mummies to celebrate Halloween. Although Halloween continues to gain popularity in Australia, not everybody in Queensland celebrates this spooktacular night and some may find a group of young vampires … [Read more...]

Eligibility for Upskilling

Farm Business Management

The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA), facilitated by Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), has been successful in lobbying the State Government to change the eligibility criteria for farm employees wanting to upskill through the Farm Business Management course. The decision by the … [Read more...]

History in the Making

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Just after World War 2, some 70 years ago, an organization was formed aimed at proving social and educative resources to young people in rural and regional Queensland - It was known as The Queensland Junior Farmers Organization. The name changed to the Rural Youth Organization Queensland in the … [Read more...]

Australia Day Nominations

Australia Day

It’s that time of year again and Australia Day nominations are now open for the Maranoa region. Residents have until Thursday, 30 November 2017 to submit nominations. These awards are to acknowledge members of the community whose achievements deserve to be recognized and their outstanding … [Read more...]

New Pipeline to Gas

gas pipleine plan

A deal to deliver a new gas pipeline to the eastern seaboard from Mount Isa has been sealed by Jemena and Galilee Energy Limited with the proposed new pipeline to link Mount Isa to the eastern seaboard via the Galilee and the Wallumbilla Gas Hub near Roma. Jemena is the company building the … [Read more...]

Kids Under Five to Get Free Flu Jab


After the worst flu season in recent years, the Queensland Government has announced a new vaccination program for children aged six months to five years old. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick says up to 300,000 children across Queensland would be eligible for a free flu … [Read more...]

Maranoa BatonBearers Prepare to Share the Dream

Mitchell Batonbearers Steffan Van Munster and Christine McLean celebrate today's announcement.

Maranoa Mayor Tyson Golder has congratulated those selected as BatonBeares for the Queens Baton Relay and says the Maranoa is extremely proud of them and those chosen to deserve the honour. “Many have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of others, some have accomplished great … [Read more...]