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Wed 18 May 2011

Final council rate notice mailed

Final council rate notice mailed

RATEPAYERS with properties in the Central Highlands will soon receive their final quarterly rates notice for this financial year.

Mt Ogg mustering tragedy

Mt Ogg mustering tragedy

A ROLLESTON grazier’s eagerness to take to the skies in his new helicopter and muster stock was discouraged by his flight instructor as not a “good idea”.

QR's Men of Steel offer services

QR's Men of Steel offer services

THE Silver Spike is back in Central Queensland and QR National is on the lookout for a community project in Emerald for competitors to tackle head-on.

Breakthrough Hendra virus vaccine

Breakthrough Hendra virus vaccine

A NEW experimental vaccine that helps to protect horses against the deadly Hendra virus could be available as early as 2012.

Guide for families in trauma

Guide for families in trauma

TO coincide with National Families Week, Red Cross is launching a free guide to help families that are dealing with trauma.

Mining plans cause concern

Mining plans cause concern

LANDHOLDERS along the Mackenzie River are anxiously awaiting the outcome for a proposal by Jellinbah Group to expand its mining operations north across the waterway.

Raise your voice, own it and win

Raise your voice, own it and win

COMMUNITY Services Minister Karen Struthers is urging young Queenslanders aged 12 to 25 to take advantage of Own It!

Broadband helps farmers

Broadband helps farmers

HIGH quality broadband can lead to significant opportunities for rural industries.

La Nina in her death throes

La Nina in her death throes

ONE of the strongest La Nina events on record is finally over after playing a major role in the record breaking rainfall and flooding seen through eastern and...

Parents surveyed

Parents surveyed

AN online survey has found parents thought children should be allowed to make decisions on the clothes they wear at the age of 12 but should wait until they're 17...

Fri 13 May 2011

Scammers canvas flood victims

Scammers canvas flood victims

SMALL business owners beware - you are a target.

Police pleased with behaviour

Police pleased with behaviour

BOATIES were on their best behaviour over the May Day weekend according to police.

Miner's death is not suspicious

Miner's death is not suspicious

AN Ensham mine worker has died in non-suspicious circumstances.

Jury hands down not guilty verdict

Jury hands down not guilty verdict

A JURY has found an Emerald man not guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in 2008.

Ombudsman to pay visit

Ombudsman to pay visit

BLACKWATER and Springsure businesses are on notice the Fair Work Ombudsman will be making education visits between now and July to help employers better understand...

Big hike for town planning charges

Big hike for town planning charges

FEE hikes of more than 50% in some Central Highlands Regional Council town planning charges have been defended as a “cost recovery” measure.

Small traders ruing Sundays

Small traders ruing Sundays

THERE were mixed emotions last weekend, as Emerald saw the introduction of Sunday trading for the first week.

Mad Hatters wanted for a cuppa

Mad Hatters wanted for a cuppa

YOU don't have to jump down a rabbit hole to be part of this Mad Hatters afternoon tea party.

Not much break in Budget

Not much break in Budget

RENEE Tucker is an Aussie battler who does the best she can for her family.

$68M production loss reported

$68M production loss reported

COTTON Australia, the key representative body for Australian cotton growers, has provided an extensive evaluation on the state of the industry following the...

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