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Sat 13 Oct 2018

Shell plans to tap more Queensland gas

Shell plans to tap more Queensland gas

AS part of its QGC venture in the Western Downs region, SHELL has announced plans to drill 250 gas wells during 2019 and 2020.

GALLERY: Imagineers Place enchants Chinchilla

GALLERY: Imagineers Place enchants Chinchilla

Friends and family were delighted to fairy floss, electronia, virtual reality graffiti and more on October 12.

Proudly backing local business

Proudly backing local business

CHINCHILLA Betta Home Living is throwing armfuls of support behind the 2018 Town Proud, Buy Local campaign.

'The Surveyor' crowned 2018 footy tipster winner

'The Surveyor' crowned 2018 footy tipster winner

TIPSTER Craig "The Surveyor” Scutchings has taken out the winning title in this year's Chinchilla News footy tipping competition.

Libraries excel at awards

Libraries excel at awards

Western Downs Libraries win for 'Language to Literacy' conference.

Melon farmers cop a thrashing from vicious storm

Melon farmers cop a thrashing from vicious storm

FARMERS across the Western Downs are picking up the pieces after an intense hailstorm ripped through the region on Thursday.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Chinchilla businesses show their town pride

Chinchilla businesses show their town pride

LOCAL businesses are getting in on the action surrounding the 2018 'Town Proud, Buy Local' initiative.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Your hailstorm photos

Your hailstorm photos

A hailstorm has ripped through Chinchilla, and residents got plenty of photos.

10,000 homes lose power in vicious storms

10,000 homes lose power in vicious storms

More than 10,000 people across the Western Downs have lost power in the wake of hailstorms that ripped through the region this afternoon.

Movies and ninjas at Chinchilla

Movies and ninjas at Chinchilla

Families around the region have turned out for evenings of fun thanks to a series of movie nights hosted by the Western Downs Regional Council.

5 things to do around the region

5 things to do around the region

Looking for something to do this week? Look no further!

Wed 10 Oct 2018

Last chance to fight

Last chance to fight

A small but determined group of residents are making a last-ditch effort to stop toxic CSG waste being stored near water sources just outside Chinchilla.

Fire exclusion zone revoked, street to remain closed

Fire exclusion zone revoked, street to remain closed

FIRE crews have arrived at the scene of a structure fire in Napier St, Dalby.

Garden fun for a good cause

Garden fun for a good cause

A green thumbs delight.

Tue 9 Oct 2018

UPDATE: Community safety day set for Chinchilla

UPDATE: Community safety day set for Chinchilla

AS bushfire and storm season encroaches, the need to stop and consider possible safety measures becomes increasingly paramount.

Use your melon 'n' buy local

Use your melon 'n' buy local

THE time to use your melon and buy local has officially begun, with the Town Proud, Buy Local initiative kicking off once more in Chinchilla.

Mon 8 Oct 2018

Hail, powerful winds: Severe storm warning for Darling Downs

Hail, powerful winds: Severe storm warning for Darling Downs

SEVERE thunderstorms with the potential to produce damaging winds and hailstones are predicted for the Darling Downs over the coming hours.

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Tara turns out for raceday fun

Tara turns out for raceday fun

Hundreds turned out for the races at Tara yesterday.

Springtime in Warra Garden

Springtime in Warra Garden

FRESH flowers and shining smiles abounded at the Warra Springtime in the Garden Day yesterday morning.

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