Goondiwindi Regional Report 13 Jan

A round up of news and events from across the region in this week’s Goondiwindi Regional Report. Take a look!

Texas remembers the 2011 floods

The floods of 2011 devastated much of the state…and through our region, Texas was one of the hardest hit.

We checked in with residents to hear the legacy of the disaster, 5 years on.

 

Goondiwindi celebrates 25 years of hell

A 2 kilometre swim, 80 kilometre bike ride and 20 kilometre run in the blazing heat of Goondiwindi may sound impossible.

But for some, Hell of the West is the most anticipated community event of the year.

This year marks the 25th competition and there’s plenty in store across the entire weekend.

 

Wellcamp opens flight possibilities further afield

It’s opened up our freight options…now it’s flying tourists too!

Toowoomba’s Wellcamp airport could soon be a gateway for western tourism with tickets now on sale for return flights from Melbourne and Cairns.

 

Burrumbuttock Hay run delivers hope to western QLD farmers

The Burrumbuttock hay run, a vision that started from a single delivery of hay to a farmer by a bloke who just wanted to help.

Brendan Farrell is that man and now this hay run is something on a scale like no other.

We caught up with him and the rest of the volunteers in Ilfracombe.