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Energy into renewables

The owners of this masthead have very generously extended to me the opportunity to contribute on a regular basis. I look forward to being...

Longreach named best information centre

At the heart of every town, there is an information centre; an essentially building for every newcomer or tourist. According to the Queensland Tourist...

Mitchell Grass Retreat takes gold, thanks local support

AFTER a hugely successful tourism season, central west attractions have “cleaned up” at the Queensland Tourism Awards. Six awards were handed to central west tourist...

Woolscour takes next step

BLACKALL Regional Council Mayor Andrew Martin announced the new Blackall Woolscour project had officially finalised the Pro Tam Board and is now looking for...

Working on worker shortages

AN Emerald-based company that deals with community and sustainability have set its sights on tackling the worker shortage issue. Central Highlands Regional Resources...

Are goats the future of the west?

AGFORCE’S Westech program was filled with intriguing presentations on the future of agriculture, one such came from a Blackall producer who touted the future...

Qantas Museum drenched in praise

IN THE past month, the Qantas Founders Museum has received three prestigious awards, including acclaim for its new Airpark Roof Project. The Longreach...

Ominous light see strongest year ever

ALMOST tripling the previous best year, one of Boulia’s hottest tourist destinations has seen its best year ever. The Min Min Encounter was...

Pastoral College rebirth given crushing blow

DESIRES to keep a fully utilised Longreach Pastoral College running have been somewhat quashed after the State Government announced it would no longer be...

Leaders called upon to build drought resilience

THE Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) is calling the public to stand up and take action in the name of drought resilience. ...

Making trains trendy again

REMEMBER when townsfolk would gather at the railway station to greet the Midlander train to see who was coming and going? Registering less...

Tourism’s knockdown from lockdown

THE savage blow to communities relying on the tourism dollar looks set to continue as the announcement earlier this month by the Premier that...

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Longreach and Central West Community Event Billboard

Friday, 24 June Croquet Contact: Jean Williams on 07 4651 2354. Location: Oak Street, Barcaldine Time: 8am First Five Forever An interactive educational experience for children learning to read. Location: Longreach...

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