General Knowledge

17
Oct

Hay Bales for Farmers in Drought 2018

Community organisations will deliver hay bales to provide drought relief to farmers on the Southern Downs. Rural Aid, Purple Dove, Stanthorpe Agricultural Society, and the Granite Belt Brewery will deliver hay bales along with other farming supplies to Stanthorpe Showgrounds  October 31st with Southern Downs Regional Council helping coordinate efforts. Road trains will deliver 240 large hay bales to the

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5
Oct

50 Million Facebook accounts hacked on 28th September – Change your password NOW!

It’s time to change your password again! The shocking report comes as Facebook is in the grips of a major identity theft crisis in which criminals exploited a bug giving them access to 50 million user accounts. The latest attack hasn’t just impacted the social network, but many other sites as well. On Friday evening, Facebook revealed that hackers had gained access

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3
Oct

Fact and Stats about Skin Cancer in Australia

Skin cancer is often labelled Australia’s national cancer but it is also described as the most preventable. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation,  sun protective clothing, sun hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are the best ways to help prevent skin cancer. At least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70.  The risk is higher in

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3
Oct

Saddle up! The John Dee Warwick Rodeo Street Parade Saturday 27 October 9:00am

Saddle up! The John Dee Warwick Rodeo Street Parade is returning on Saturday 27 October 2018 Warwick’s CBD will come alive with vibrant colours and community spirit as floats inspired by this year’s theme, Rose and Rodeo, take to the streets for the spectacular. Be early to grab a good viewing spot along the route, as hundreds of people are

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28
Sep

Be aware of requests to make tax payments via unusual methods

  The ATO will never threaten you with arrest if you don’t pay a debt immediately. Call your financial institution immediately if you have given your bank or credit card details to a scammer. Most big banks will cover any loss if someone makes an unauthorised transaction on your account, as long as you have protected your client number and

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21
Sep

Restorations on the Stanthorpe World War I Soldiers Memorial 2018

THE legacy of the Granite Belt’s World War I soldiers will live on thanks to restorations on the Stanthorpe Soldiers Memorial. Southern Downs Regional Council, supported by the Queensland Government and jointly funded by the Stanthorpe RSL Sub Branch, have made the restoration works possible. Queensland Government’s Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program provided $34,000 in funding. The memorial was built

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12
Sep

Bikers suit up for Distinguished Spectacle September 30th 8am

      The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, started in 2012, is a global motorcycle fund-raising event to raise awareness of prostate cancer and male suicide prevention. Stanthorpe locals got in on the cause in 2014 and a few rides later they’re still helping raise funds and awareness for the cause. Shaun Cox is leading the way, initiating the first local

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7
Sep

A Gruesome Flesh-Eating Bug

THE story of a young Queenslander’s brush with death after contracting a gruesome flesh-eating bug from a paper cut shocked the country this week but – but such cases are not as rare as you might expect. Ryan Taylor, 26, developed necrotising fasciitis after sustaining the seemingly insignificant injury at his office on July 25. The Southport marketing manager knew

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31
Aug

Expression of Interest

Granite Belt Neighbourhood Centre Stanthorpe invites expression of interest applications from applicants with qualifications, experience, background working in the Community Services Sector. Applicants should possess: Knowledge / understanding of Case Management Frameworks / Systems. Experience, compassion, empathy working with vulnerable disadvantaged community members ranging children through to adults, individuals and families. Understanding Integrated Service Delivery processes extensive internal / external

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29
Aug

Warwick Rodeo National APRA National Finals and Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft 2018

Warwick, Southern Downs Area 22 – 28 October 2018 – Indicative Rate * AU$5.00 to AU$120.00 In traditional country style, “Australia’s Most Famous” rodeo and campdraft celebrates and epitomises the determination and skill of riders. It honours Warwick being home of the Australian Championships since 1928. Watch bull, horse and rider fly out the gate as campdrafting and rodeo merge

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