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Somerset council highlights: week ending 24 May

PROPERTIES FACING RATE RECOVERY ACTION IN SOMERSET Somerset Regional Council (SRC) has issued 27 notices of intention to sell land for overdue rates or...

Lockyer council highlights: week ending 24 May

GRANTHAM FLOOD WARNING SIREN TEST Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) will undertake a test activation of the Grantham Flood Warning Siren at 12pm on Saturday,...

ETC’s empowering small businesses

Introducing Enterprise and Training Company’s (ETC) MySmallBiz Expo, the ultimate small business event, promoting self-employment and small business. Picture a vibrant gathering where small businesses,...

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Free ballet in Somerset

Step into the spotlight and twirl your way through the week with free ballet classes for adults and kids offered weekly at the Somerset...

Never too old for bowls

They may be a little too old for the footy field, but the Laidley Rugby League Old Boys can still bowl on the green. The...

Local lads at Gold Fields

The latest round of the Australian Hard Enduro Championships was staged south of Bathurst on May 11-12. James Wager, Esk, and Brian White, Fordsdale, ventured...

Life members still racing

Esk Jockey Club (EJC) life members and their families visited the Esk Racecourse on Saturday, 18 May for a very special race meet. EJC secretary...

Brisbane Valley Soccer free goalie sessions

The Brisbane Valley Soccer Club is offering free goalkeeping training sessions this season, welcoming both seasoned goalkeepers seeking skill refinement and newcomers eager to...

Toogoolawah runs state athletics event

The Somerset region became abuzz once again with the arrival of over 700 runners for the annual Queensland Athletics All Schools and Short Course...

Rural

Fun informative pig day out

Dragon Fields in Prenzlau offered an engaging and educational pig and piglet farm experience on 18-19 May, welcoming the public to explore their sustainable...

Trevor loves his Fergies

Trevor Heck has spent the last 12 years of retirement collecting and tinkering with Ferguson and Massey Ferguson tractors. The Glamorgan Vale tractor-lover retired in...

Finest fruit and veg wins

Esk Show Society fruit and vegetables chief steward Keith Abraham is expecting a strong showing of produce across the board with major and minor...

Can your team beat the young farmers challenge

Visitors and residents from Somerset and abroad seeking silly enjoyment this weekend are encouraged to gear up and get dirty as the Young Farmer...

Steph’ll step up stud beef

Esk Show Society has a brand new stud beef chief steward, and she seems pretty excited to tackle the role. You may know her from...

Gatton saddles up for 2024 Campfraft

The Gatton Campdraft drew top competitors from the region and abroad on 10-12 May for three days of action-packed riding entertainment.  This year's sections included...

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Somerset council highlights: week ending 24 May

PROPERTIES FACING RATE RECOVERY ACTION IN SOMERSET Somerset Regional Council (SRC) has issued 27 notices of intention to sell land for overdue rates or...

Lockyer council highlights: week ending 24 May

GRANTHAM FLOOD WARNING SIREN TEST Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) will undertake a test activation of the Grantham Flood Warning Siren at 12pm on Saturday,...

ETC’s empowering small businesses

Introducing Enterprise and Training Company’s (ETC) MySmallBiz Expo, the ultimate small business event, promoting self-employment and small business. Picture a vibrant gathering where small businesses,...

Ormond’s found his home

Jonathan Ormond says he’s found ‘home, sweet home’ at Gatton Ambulance Station. The new officer in charge transferred to Gatton in January 2024 after moving...

Disaster works complete

Lockyer Valley Regional Council has advised the emergent works phase of recovery from the January 2024 weather event is now complete. Severe storms and flooding...

Esk Hospital drops paper

West Moreton Health has extended its state-wide paperless records system to Esk and other rural hospitals in 2024. The integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR) solution...

Kilcoy Shooters aim high

The Kilcoy Eight Ball Association sent its strongest team yet to represent the small country town at the annual City vs Country Cup at...

Marburg Pacing for Pink

Marburg Pacing Association celebrated Labour Day, 6 May, with a special Pacing For Pink meeting to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. The Marburg Showgrounds...

Splash of yellow on the green

Laidley Bowls Club hosted Lodge Argyle’s 2024 Charity Bowls Day on Sunday, 5 May, where locals gathered to support the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation. The charity...

Lowood futsal girls dominate

The Lowood State High School senior girls' futsal team have secured district bragging rights. The team dominated regional rivals Mary MacKillop Catholic College and Lockyer...

Join the thriving Hawks

Several Gatton Hawks Junior Rugby League sides are seeking more players and an under-17s coach to join in an excellent bonding and exciting sporting...

Smith Boys back in business

Smith Boys Racing is back in business, but in 2024 this Lowood speedway team is taking a new form with younger blood. Josh and Aaron...