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Tue 19 Feb 2019

Milk price hike 'great news' for dairy farmers

Milk price hike 'great news' for dairy farmers

There is finally some good news for our farmers as Woolworths made a significant announcement today.

Woman taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash at roundabout

Woman taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash at...

Three vehicles have collided at a roundabout early this morning.

So sweet to be loved by you: reliving first date at festival

So sweet to be loved by you: reliving first date at festival

He was in Gatton, she was in Roma, and they met halfway in Chinchilla.

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Police reveal tragic encounter with pre-teen meth addicts

Police reveal tragic encounter with pre-teen meth addicts

The haunting memory of seeing two Dalby kids addicted to ice at ages 12 and 13 fuels the police officer to end drug crime in his town.

Sun 17 Feb 2019

ROLLING COVERAGE: Record breaking melon weighed

ROLLING COVERAGE: Record breaking melon weighed

Click here to see the extensive coverage of Australia's sweetest festival - Melon Fest!

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Stretching things out this Melon Festival

Stretching things out this Melon Festival

Melon bungy is back this Melon Festival!

Iron Men and Women crowned at Melon Festival

Iron Men and Women crowned at Melon Festival

Chinchilla's new iron men and women have been crowned.

Chinchilla man devours his way to melon eating victory

Chinchilla man devours his way to melon eating victory

Nine local celebrities took part in the melon eating challenge at the weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Free melon feast

PHOTO GALLERY: Free melon feast

Hundreds of melons handed out to celebrate festival's star attraction

Melon skiing a sweet treat for visitors

Melon skiing a sweet treat for visitors

The melon skis are getting a workout as hundreds line up for their chance to slide through the watermelons.

Melon size is the key to dash success, says winner

Melon size is the key to dash success, says winner

Dozens sprint down Chinchilla's main street armed with watermelons in tow

PHOTO GALLERY: Club Hotel Beach party snaps

PHOTO GALLERY: Club Hotel Beach party snaps

Check out all the action from the Club Hotel beach party.

UPDATE: Chinchilla water turned back on

UPDATE: Chinchilla water turned back on

Burst water main sends town dry on Melon Festival main day.

MAMMOTH MELON: Potential record-breaking fruit unveiled

MAMMOTH MELON: Potential record-breaking fruit unveiled

Big Melon weigh in cracks decade long record.

Festival-goers enjoy fabulous Friday feast

Festival-goers enjoy fabulous Friday feast

A splendid spread was laid out for attendees at the Friday Festival Feast last night.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

A day on the green for melon's putters

A day on the green for melon's putters

Locals and out-of-towners alike descend on Chinchilla golf course for special themed ambrose

Brisbane Lions leave their mark on Western Downs

Brisbane Lions leave their mark on Western Downs

Rising Brisbane stars visit Chinchilla Suns AFC.

Cattle on the move near Chinchilla weir

Cattle on the move near Chinchilla weir

Latest traffic report for Melon Fest attendees.

Hootenanny of a time at Come 4 Lunch

Hootenanny of a time at Come 4 Lunch

Light-hearted jokes about being committed aren't the sort of thing one tends to hear at a fashionable high tea.

Melon Fest starts with a Big Bash

Melon Fest starts with a Big Bash

Chinchilla Melon Festival hit off last night as cricket fans converged for the Melon Big Bash.

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