SOUTHERN DOWNS

Southern Downs schools awarded for innovative outdoor learning projects

The Summit State School and SCOTS PGC College are among the recipients of Woolworths’ Junior Landcare Grants, set to bring their innovative outdoor learning...

Free mental health first aid training coming to Southern Downs

Free mental health first aid courses will be launched in Warwick and Stanthorpe next month in a step which the Southern Downs council hopes...

Growing sustainable wine

Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, the national sustainability program for Australian grape and wine producers, has released its latest impact report. This document provides retailers and...

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Across the fairways

Angelo Maugeri has taken out the postponed monthly medal competition for Stanthorpe Golf Club held on 8 June. The event, sponsored by Gary Kirby...

Around the greens

Team named for sevens Stanthorpe Bowls Club has named its team for the District ‘Club Sevens’ event to be held in Tenterfield 29-30 June. The...

Great netball season for Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Netball reached the halfway point of what is shaping up to be a great season according to spokesperson Natalie Vedelago. “The season has been...

Gearing up for big celebrations

The Stanthorpe Gremlins Rugby League Club members past, present and future are in the spotlight at the moment with the senior club preparing for...

Major milestone for growing sport

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, with new competitions starting up every month but here on the Southern Downs and...

Ben’s Olympic dream comes true

He did it! Stanthorpe’s own Ben Armbruster is on his way to Paris after a scintillating personal best in the 50m freestyle at the Olympic...

A chilly day for singing

With an icy wind and a daytime temperature that only just edged into double figures, it was a cold day indeed on Saturday 8...

Italian food among the vines a passion for Adam

Adam Penberthy of Ballandean Pub and Dear Vincent Wines has always loved Italian food. Trips to the country only encouraged his love of the...

Mustering up time for farming and music

James Blundell is balancing two of the most fickle industries in the world – music and farming but the Stanthorpe-based country music star couldn’t...

Kombi collecting couple spread the love

When Warwick’s Lisa van Slobbe told her car enthusiast partner Louis she liked Kombi’s she had no idea what she’d started. A short time later...

Music groups in perfect harmony

A big audience gathered for a concert that featured a string ensemble, two choirs and a guest appearance by a well known violinist in...

A family celebration long weekend

Carrissa McEvoy and Brendan Harvey chose their 10th anniversary (or close to it) for their beautiful wedding ceremony at Hidden Creek Winery Ballandean and...

A family built from battle

The date 28 February marks a solemn day of remembrance for the 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR), commemorating the sacrifices made during...

The making of Ridgemill

Martin Cooper grew up in the premier wine region of the Yarra Valley in Victoria, and when he was at university studying civil engineering...

Workshops for local businesses

The Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce, supported by Queensland Government and the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, is proud to present the “Small...

Local plumber has everything you need

Stanthorpe local Andrew Quirk started up his business ABQ Plumbing earlier this year and has well and truly hit the ground running. Andrew had been...

Find unique gifts at Emporium Lane

It's that time of the year again. Christmas parties, end of year celebrations, catching up with friends for that once a year gathering! Emporium Lane...

Get in style this festive season

Style Shoes is set to be a prime destination for Jingle & Mingle shoppers, with the event kicking off this Friday along Palmerin Street. The...

Mavis a Bronze Life Master

Dealer: N Vul: Nil NORTH ♠ Q1085 ♥ KQ82 ♦ QJ ♣ 653 WEST EAST ♠ 2...

Letter to the editor: Stop digging

When I first became a farmer, I was reminded of the adage "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging". This could be...

Adventures in and out the traprock

May was a full-on month, filled with the excitement of the Rare Breeds Auction. Also the joy of seeing the sun setting on a...

Strong heart, high level decisions

Dealer: N Vul: Nil NORTH ♠ J9 ♥ J108 ♦ A1087 ♣ AQ95 WEST EAST ♠...

One big, creative morning tea

Last week, Churches of Christ hosted their annual Biggest Morning Tea, adding a creative twist this year with a Sip 'n' Paint session. The...

The power of a shape

Dealer: N Vul: Both NORTH ♠ J7 ♥ 9843 ♦ K54 ♣ KQ102 WEST EAST ♠ Q6...

Fight to save mini roos

Scurrying through thick forest floor about a half hour’s drive east of Warwick are a species of small rat-like kangaroos slowly succumbing to the...

MP backs nuclear here

Talk of nuclear energy as an alternative to achieving net zero emissions has been met with great enthusiasm by Australia’s federal LNP. Opposition leader Peter...

Council’s proposed budget released for public consultation

Southern Downs residents have 15 days to give feedback on the council’s 2024-25 draft budget, which was released after a special meeting on Wednesday...

Public consultation for the new budget

After the Southern Downs Regional councillors attend a special meeting on Wednesday 12 June to consider the 2024-25 draft budget it will be open...

Celebrating 20 years bigger and better

The Jumper and Jazz in July (JJJ) festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, promising a bigger and better experience for all attendees....

Budget snapshot: What’s in it for the Southern Downs?

An information hub at Girraween and millions in funding for work on two major Warwick infrastructure projects were included for the Southern Downs in...

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Southern Downs schools awarded for innovative outdoor learning projects

The Summit State School and SCOTS PGC College are among the recipients of Woolworths’ Junior Landcare Grants, set to bring their innovative outdoor learning...

Cross to be or not?