Meet The Candidates kicks off

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The local election is starting to heat up - from social media pages to campaign posters popping up all around the region. Monday Feb 29 sees the first Meet The Candidates meeting held at Gateway to Training from 6pm, allowing voters to hear each council nominee speak. Each council nominee will … [Read more...]

Goondiwindi Regional Report February 24

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A round up of news and events from across the region in this week’s Goondiwindi Regional Report. Meeting our last minute mayor candidate, smooth sailing for the new Oaktree retirement village construction, early morning burpees raising money for domestic violence and youth homelessness, a budding … [Read more...]

Tax will turn backpackers away from the West

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New taxation laws could see foreign backpackers avoid rural and remote areas due to the cost of travel and poorer earning potential. Both foreigners and farmers are up in arms over the changes that will see backpackers pay a massive 32.5 per cent tax on every dollar they earn working in … [Read more...]

Hell Of The West winner Sam Betten continues on streak of success

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They say there is no rest for the wicked, and Hell Of The West champion Sam Betten is no exception. After taking out the title at Queensland’s ‘toughest’ triathalon, Sam went on to claim gold at the Raby Bay Queensland Triathalon finale on Sunday. A far way from the Hell of the West, he says … [Read more...]

Calls for best practice as cotton harvest nears

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Industry peak body Cotton Australia has called on growers to implement best practice as they prepare for this year’s harvest. With harvesting season almost upon us there is a lot of preparation to be done, but staying on top of industry standards is crucial to getting the most out of a good … [Read more...]

More wheels to drive quad bike safety

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Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP) is calling for Australian states to address the number of quad bike related injuries on farms. “Quad bikes continue to be the leading cause of deaths on farms and that has been the case for a number of years now,” says PIHSP research … [Read more...]