Wet Weather Eases

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The Weather Bureau has now cancelled its Severe Weather Warnings for the region. They say with the weakening of Ex-Trevor and the associated upper level trough; the widespread bands of heavy rainfall have eased. There’s hope that the surface trough may still produce isolated thunderstorm … [Read more...]

Rotary District Pulls Hard for the Bush

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The Rotary District 9630 have launched the first in a series of A/V productions to encourage more support for their Drought Relief Program. The A/V’s are being widely distributed across the country to encourage support for Our Towns. Rotary says it’s about being able to deliver help where … [Read more...]

A Logistical Nightmare But the work goes On

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While the South East braces for its share of cyclonic and severe weather, across many of Our Towns we continue to deal with the impacts as thousands of kilometres of roads across remain under repair and are restricted or closed. 6,420 kms of state-controlled roads within 32 local government areas … [Read more...]

From Maranoa With Love

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Former Hughenden residents Roger & Jenny Underwood, Pine Hills now from Wallumbilla have gone above and beyond to help old neighbours and those in the flood ravaged north. They donated two Droughtmaster cows for sale at Roma sales yesterday with the proceeds for donations towards the flood … [Read more...]

Queensland Government and Agforce team up

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Peak industry body Agforce is partnering with the State Government to expand and upgrade agricultural training for secondary school students. The partnership finalised this week, aims to ensure the successful Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program grew and continued to address skill … [Read more...]

Additional Disaster Assistance

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As the ongoing Queensland flood emergency continues, disaster assistance has been extended to the local government areas of Barcoo, Boulia, Lockhart River, Longreach, Mackay, Mareeba and Mount Isa, as well as primary producers in Winton. In addition, impacted individuals and families in … [Read more...]

Katter thankful But…

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is pleased flood disaster categories have been extended to include flood zones previously neglected, however warns some areas may still be left out. Mr Katter says KAP offices have been inundated with calls from people denied disaster recovery … [Read more...]

More Regions Added to Disaster Assistance

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Disaster assistance has been activated for additional the local government areas and extended for primary producers, small businesses and not for profit organisations. The 21 local council areas in Queensland receiving a range of DRFA assistance are: Burdekin, Cairns, Carpentaria, Charters … [Read more...]

Extraordinary Assistance for Northern Farmers

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The first in a series of Category C recovery grants for primary producers left devastated by widespread flooding in North Queensland have been activated this afternoon. Category C assistance, being provided through the jointly funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), would provide … [Read more...]

Be a Valentine but Avoid the Traps

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Ah, Love in the air…As Valentine’s day heralds and lovers and would be lovers turn their thoughts to things of romance and cuddles….The Scammers are turning their thoughts to ‘taking you’ for a somewhat less romantic ride. The Office of Fair Trading warns that Valentine’s Day can be a scammers … [Read more...]