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Wed 13 Feb 2019

Chinchilla booked out as Melon Fest approaches

Chinchilla booked out as Melon Fest approaches

IT'S Chinchilla's biggest weekend until 2021 and the population is swelling by the thousands as visitors arrive to experience Australia's sweetest event.

Local ladies flock to pin-up pageant

Local ladies flock to pin-up pageant

The first Miss Melon 'Love' pin-up pageant is here.

Dash for cash title up for grabs

Dash for cash title up for grabs

Consecutive title holder is out of the running.

Girls trial for rep netball teams

Girls trial for rep netball teams

Local netball players trial for local inter district competition.

Big Melon comes alive after dark

Big Melon comes alive after dark

Local business lights up Chinchilla's biggest attraction.

Tue 12 Feb 2019

Unique artwork a stroke of genius

Unique artwork a stroke of genius

Melon Festival Art Competition winners celebrated at preview.

Artisans get set for Melon Fest markets

Artisans get set for Melon Fest markets

Local artists ready to sell their wares this Saturday as Melon Festival gets into full swing.

Hundreds more in bills for southwest residents

Hundreds more in bills for southwest residents

MP: Electricity monopoly is costing regional families.

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Chinchilla State High put melons to good use

Chinchilla State High put melons to good use

The festival trivia night tradition lives on.

A melon worth weighting for

A melon worth weighting for

Will this year's big melon weigh-in entries live up to Chinchilla's latest attraction?

School parents left in the lurch

School parents left in the lurch

Families notified a week before the school year commences.

Sun 10 Feb 2019

Plenty of fashion on the field at Miles Races

Plenty of fashion on the field at Miles Races

Glamorous girls and well-dressed gents descended on the Mile racecourse yesterday for the club's annual race meet.

Cameby's marvellous Melontine Dance

Cameby's marvellous Melontine Dance

Old-time music, twirling ladies, and plenty of laughter at Cameby Hall's Melontine Dance.

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Art weekend to take attendees 'along the garden path'

Art weekend to take attendees 'along the garden path'

Drillham P & C to host talented art tutors for regional weekend of fun and creativity.

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Western Downs is bursting with excitement

Western Downs is bursting with excitement

Less than a week out from Melon Festival and melon mania has well and truly hit Chinchilla.

Police put major dent in rural drug network with 16 raids

Police put major dent in rural drug network with 16 raids

More than $260,000 of drugs were hauled in over 16 raids.

CCCI welcomes new president for 2019

CCCI welcomes new president for 2019

Local businessowner takes the reins to advocate for members this year.

Thu 7 Feb 2019

Woman charged with arson following house fire

Woman charged with arson following house fire

POLICE have charged a 24-year-old woman with arson after a house on the Darling Downs was destroyed by fire this morning.

6 things to do around the region

6 things to do around the region

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

Fire engulfs Tara home

Fire engulfs Tara home

Three fire and emergency crews were deployed to a large house fire in Tara this morning.

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