Council Takes Home Gold – AGAIN

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Maranoa Regional Council is celebrating its big win after taking home its second Gold in a row at the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) in Melbourne last week. Having achieved a Gold Award in 2014/15, and a Bronze Award in 2013/14, Council has successfully maintained a high standard of … [Read more...]

Police Launch Road Safety Winter Blitz

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Drivers distracted by mobile phones will be the key target with police today launching its Winter School Holidays traffic blitz across the region. QPS’ Road Policing Command says the three-week campaign, Operation Cold Snap 2017 will see a bigger Police presence on our roads and they’ll be tough … [Read more...]

Operation Papa Keeper Stops Crime

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Detectives from Charleville, Roma, Dalby, Murgon, Toowoomba, Kingaroy and St George Child Protection and Investigation Branches and St George Criminal Investigation Branch came together this month in a blitz directed at targeting offences against children. Operation Papa Keeper swept through the … [Read more...]

Music Fills the Air and Hearts

Westhaven drumming circle

A melody of beating drums, tapping toes and laughter is filling the hallways of Roma’s Westhaven Aged Care Facility, with a new musical activity proving popular. For the past few months residents with dementia have explored the rhythm of African drumming guided by Diversional Therapist’s Trish … [Read more...]

ACCC 2015-16 Water Monitoring Report

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its seventh annual Water Monitoring Report, covering 2015-16, and says it shows the effects of structural changes in the Murray-Darling Basin. ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes says this year’s report highlights that operators and … [Read more...]

Quad Bikes Recall

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Polaris is recalling thousands of children’s quad bikes following the discovery that 12 of their models have parts in them that may contain asbestos. The manufacturer says tests have found that asbestos may be present in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers in 12 of its youth … [Read more...]

Power Price Pain Continues to Grow

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Canegrowers are the latest primary producers to join the swelling chorus of industry howling down the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) latest electricity prices for irrigated agriculture. The price jump is up to 5.1% and Canegrowers CEO Dan Gallgan says enough is enough. ‘This will do … [Read more...]

Second Chance for Roma Residents

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If you’ve had it with dieting and counting calories but want to be more active and energetic, then get ready the SHAPE PROGRAM is about to roll on in Roma again. The 8-week program is scheduled to begin on July 12th. South West Hospital and Health Service Roma-based community nutritionists … [Read more...]

$15.44 Million More for Western Councils

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Western Queensland councils will see more than $15 million over two years allocated to the region through the Works for Queensland Program. Mayor of Murweh Shire Council Annie Liston says that she was excited to deliver more projects through the program. “The program has been such a boon to … [Read more...]