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Longreach ballot draw holds interest

The ballot draw for next month’s Longreach Regional Council election took place last Wednesday. With Tony Rayner the lone mayoral candidate, ensuring he will continue...

Ballot orders confirmed for Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo and Winton

The ballot orders have been decided for the Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo and Winton council areas ahead of next month’s local government elections. Starting with Barcaldine Regional...

Meet and greet for parents

On Monday evening, Longreach State School held their annual Parent Teacher Meet and Greet. Students proudly brought their families into their classrooms to show them...

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Mann poised for Dogs’ debut

Winton Devils junior Kurt Mann is set to make his first appearance for the Bulldogs this Friday, after the 178-game NRL veteran made the...

9s Carnival a success

The Longreach/Ilfracombe Tigers hosted their annual 9s Carnival on Saturday, 17 February, with the Longreach Showgrounds at the centre of the rugby league extravaganza. A...

Serious Competition on the Green

Again last weekend the club held competition games on both Saturday and Sunday. It started early Saturday with a Men’s Championship Singles game between...

Taking netball to new heights

In the world of sports, recognition is often the result of hard work, dedication, and exceptional talent, and for the Central West region, the...

Wellshot rattles the Cage

The Longreach Showgrounds played host to the Birdcage and Wellshot cricket clubs in the town’s weekly competition last Friday 9 February, with the two...

Duncan wins in Ilfracombe

The Ilfracombe Golf Club hosted their weekly tournament last Saturday 10 February, with a small field of players keen to go low in an...

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Easing commodity prices and rising interest rates weigh on Queensland ag sentiment

A combination of easing commodity prices, rising interest rates and dry seasonal conditions in some areas have seen confidence decline among Queensland primary producers...

“Good times” to continue for Australian agriculture, but repeat of “stand out” 2022 unlikely – Rabobank annual outlook

2023 is shaping up as another strong year for Australia’s agricultural sector, although a repeat of last year’s “exceptional” performance is unlikely, Rabobank says...

Rural Property demand hike

Rural property demand reaches a new high with people searching for a lifestyle change according to Mullholland and Co Real Estate Principal Lachie Mulholland. Lachie...

Sheep Producers Australia announces new Non-Executive Independent Director

Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) is pleased to announce that Ms Kerry Harris has been appointed as the new Non-Executive Independent Director. SPA’s purpose is...

National cattle herd skyrockets

Australia’s cattle herd is set to reach its largest size in nearly a decade, with it growing to 28.8 million head, according to cattle...

Poetry cafe woos Winton

A new book-themed cafe in Winton is proving to be a classic. Born in Winton, but travelling often, Lost Poet owner-operator Tahnee Oakhill would...

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Wellshot roll pass RSL

The Longreach Showgrounds was home to a blockbuster clash in the local competition last Friday 2 February, with two premiership heavyweights going toe-to-toe to...

Competition in full swing

Nine games in the Men’s Championship Singles were played over the weekend with some great games. On Saturday we seen five games played and...

Farrs selected for Dolphins

The Central Queensland Capras won’t be worrying about the Dolphins at Browne Park on Saturday, but focusing on improving themselves during the pre-season trial....

Pearce lights up Ilfracombe

The Ilfracombe Golf hosted their weekly competition last Saturday 3 February, with players enjoying their time on the course after play was abandoned due...

Junior cricket is back

Junior cricket returned to the Longreach Showgrounds last Saturday, 3 February. With kids aged from 4 to 14, Longreach Junior cricket numbers looked to be...

Teams confirmed for 9s showdown

The Longreach/Ilfracombe Tigers’ annual 9’s rugby league carnival is just over a week away, with teams from across the region in both men's and...