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IF YOU have felt like experiencing the art form of tai chi, why not witness more than 200 people practising it at once? To help mark 20 years of tai chi in the Lockyer Valley, the public is invited to watch a tai chi demonstration at the Queensland University Gatton campus walkway (near the dining hall) on ...
The Lockyer Valley Community Centre in Gatton held a food tasting to celebrate the multicultural event, with dishes from Japanese, Indian, Italian, Malaysian and Mongolian cuisine among those on offer. Coordinator Linda Roberts was very happy with the outcome. "Everyone enjoyed their food journey and ...

GORDON Niebling has been a farmer, truck driver, school bus driver and a dedicated volunteer for more than 20 years in the Lockyer Valley. Though the newest resident of Laidley's Tabeel Lutheran Home said surviving the devastating floods which tore through the Fassifern Valley in 1954 nearly spelled ...
MORE than two dozen community members attended the Lockyer Valley Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee's second meeting in Gatton last Wednesday night. Representatives from the Australian Rail Track Corporation, the group tasked with completing the $10 billion Inland Rail project, gave ...
JOHN O'Brien's tremendous contribution to the Lockyer Valley community, after arriving in Gatton in 1957, will be felt for many years to come. He was an instrumental figure in the sporting and business landscape, as well as an strong supporter of several charities and the local Anglican church. In the 1970s ...
"As well as for us as a community to come together to welcome the newest additions to the world.” Each of the 13 babies welcomed received a welcoming certificate and a Lockyer Valley Libraries First 5 Forever gift bag, with the ceremony concluding with a free morning tea. Cr Milligan said the ceremony ...

WHETHER it's flying a plane, hiking through Spain, or riding her motorbike through the hills of the Lockyer Valley to her Iredale property, Maree Rosier lives for adventure. She also enjoys a challenge: The Ma Ma State School principal has previously held positions as a geographer, a town planner, ...
A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and southeast coast districts. Earlier, Flagstone Creek and Junction View in the Lockyer Valley received 58mm rain in and hour and 30mm in 30 minutes respectively.
MINISTER for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner stopped to smell the roses in the Lockyer Valley today before revealing the State Government's new Queensland Biosecurity Strategy. The five-year plan, announced at Tamor Rose Farm in Grantham, will provide the framework to protect the ...
ALTHOUGH the Lockyer Valley Something to Sing About Choir is always in fine voice, they are missing the right balance. The group has picked up plenty of engagements this year to perform around Gatton, Laidley, Esk, Rosewood, Toogoolawah and up to Toowoomba but need more men to help the it hit ...
UPDATE: Ancient volcanic lava flows discovered in the Lockyer Valley have blown out the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing construction by up to seven months. Ground movement monitoring on part of the bypass build in the Lockyer Valley discovered the effects of the lava flows and pre-Jurassic ...
Mr Vela quickly streaked ahead of his opponents during counting at the weekend, leading by 800 votes on Monday morning. After two days of counting with minimal change in Mr Vela's lead, the Electoral Commission of Queensland has declared him winner of the by-election. Mr Vela, a jeweller by trade, ...
SOUTHEAST Queensland has been battered by another round of severe thunderstorms, with large hailstones, damaging winds and more than 5000 homes and businesses without power. While the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, a more general severe thunderstorm warning ...
The statistics further revealed an increase in reports of crime, with police investigations leading to 32 arrests and 84 charges being laid in the Lockyer Valley. Gatton Police Senior Sergeant Rowland Brown commended Lockyer Valley residents on reporting suspicious activity and crime to Crime Stoppers.
A FRIENDLY horse with a distinctive coat has been reported missing from the Lockyer Valley. The black and white colt was reported missing from its paddock on Mount Berryman Rd earlier this month. Detectives from the Major and Organised Crime Squad Rural unit at Forest Hill believe the horse went ...
I would like to achieve on behalf of the community a cohesive team that works together for the benefit of the Lockyer Valley, its communities and local community groups. When private business opportunities arise I believe they should be encouraged and supported. I will support our current businesses and ...
The project was funded through a $1300 grant received through the Lockyer Valley Regional Council's Community Grants Program. "Our focus is to work with community groups, it's all for the betterment for the community,” Councillor Michael Hagan said. "You need a great space like this for people to come ...

Elder of the Torres Strait Islander people in the Lockyer Valley Uncle Milton kicked off proceedings by asking attendees to turn to the person seated by their side, in front of them and behind them and shake their hand and say 'G'day mate' before Lockyer Valley Regional Council mayor Tanya Milligan ...
DRAW: Electoral Commission Queensland Returning Officer Deborah Dann (right) draws the ballot positions for the Lockyer Valley Council by-election on Saturday, ... THE candidates for the upcoming Lockyer Valley Regional Council by-election have learned their positions on the ballot paper today.
UPDATE: THE Electoral Commission of Queensland has revealed the 11 candidates who will contest Jim McDonald's vacated seat at the Lockyer Valley Regional Council by-election on February 10. Nine had been confirmed earlier this morning, but two more have put their names forward before the 12pm ...
State Coroner Terry Ryan last year told the service it needed an education and training program overhaul that would cost taxpayers about $200 million a year, otherwise officers might never fully recover from critical incidents. The Lockyer Valley scene where police officer Brett Forte and later, criminal Ricky ...
MORE than $1000 has been raised for the owner of a dog beaten to death and hung on a fence in the Lockyer Valley. Gatton woman Kelly Morrow found the family's beloved staff Rocko dead on Friday night. She believes the pet was beaten with a star picket driver before being left to hang in the family's ...
THE team behind the Lockyer Valley Cannery has asked for help from the public to fund the multi-million dollar project. It was first announced in 2013 and would involve building a processing and packing factory at Grantham in the Lockyer Valley. However the project has yet to secure funding to make it a ...
LOCKYER Valley Regional Council has voted to postpone any decision regarding suspension of activity at the Laidley Horse Saleyards until it can question management tomorrow. An investigation by Biosecurity Queensland and the RSPCA was launched earlier this month after several reports were made ...
Tens of thousands of Aussie-grown pineapples are being left to rot because a Golden Circle cannery refused to open. After a near-perfect season, Queensland farmers grew an unusually large amount of pineapples which are now being left to rot. Colin Dorber from the Lockyer Valley Fruit and Vegetable ...
MORE TO COME: A storm front moving across the Lockyer Valley last week. Shell N Mick Neumann. Use this content. Megan Sheehan. by Megan Sheehan. Megan Sheehan. Full Profile Login to follow. WE'VE had a break from the stormy conditions that have rolled across the region since the start of the ...
LOCKYER Valley residents will return to the ballots on February 10 for the Lockyer Valley Regional Council by-election after Councillor Jim McDonald vacated his seat to enter state parliament. Nominations will open on January 13 and close at noon on January 23. Cr Chris Wilson said the job was open to ...
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Murphys Creek Rd and Costellos Rd at Upper Lockyer about 11.30pm to a reports of a crash and a car on fire. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said one rural and one urban crew attended the scene. A car burst into flames on ...
CRICKET: Six of the Lockyer Valley's best up-and-coming cricketers were stoked to begin 2018 with a trophy after helping bring the Darling Downs South West Queensland team to victory in last month's Bulls Masters Youth Cup. It's their second Cup win, meaning the Darling Downs team remains the ...
POLICE have praised the Lockyer Valley for their good behaviour over the post-Christmas period after no major incidents and few driving offences were recorded in the past week. Officer in Charge at Gatton Police Station Senior Sergeant Rowland Browne said with the exception of a fatal crash on Sippel ...
A MAN will spend Christmas in custody after another man was allegedly assaulted outside a Brightview Tavern on December 20. Harley Lee Scrivener, 25, was charged over an incident in which a man was allegedly assaulted outside a tavern at 3.25am after confronting a man who was allegedly ...
UPDATE: A man has been charged after another man suffered serious injuries in the Lockyer Valley earlier this week. The 64-year-old owner of the Brightview Tavern was attacked with an iron bar after going to investigate an alarm at his business about 3am on Wednesday. Detectives charged a ...
DETECTIVES are searching for the owner of two dogs found during a significant drug enforcement operation in the Lockyer Valley. Detectives from the State Crime Command's Drug and Serious Crime Group conducted the operation at Churchable earlier this month as part of Operation Papa Cider. The two ...
EACH winter, the Lockyer Valley's population swells as work-hungry backpackers flock to the 'salad bowl of Queensland' to help with the harvests. Between 2000-3000 extra hands are working on the Lockyer Valley's farms during this time, the majority of who come to the Lockyer under the provisions of the ...
AS THE official vote count continues, Lockyer Valley Regional Council by-election candidate Rick Vela appears most likely to emerge on top, leading by nearly 800 votes. However, until pre-polling results are released the winner will remain undetermined. With 69.7 per cent of votes accounted for, current ...
IT'S becoming busy at the polls today as the region's electorates cast their vote to determine the next Lockyer Valley Regional councillor. The 11 candidates: ... something happen.” POLLING BOOTHS OPEN: Lockyer electorates head to the polls today for the Lockyer Valley Regional Council by-election.
YABBIE races, ice-cream eating contests and cow-pat throwing competitions were some of the ways Lockyer Valley residents enjoyed Australia Day. Many families took a wander back through time at the Laidley Pioneer Village Museum with demonstrations on blacksmithing, wool spinning and corn ...
"This project is part of our ongoing capital works program and demonstrates what goes on behind the scenes to ensure Lockyer Valley residents can keep their showers running and toilets flushing.” Ms Prosser said the works would be undertaken from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and expected the ...
Severe storms rumbled across much of Queensland on New Year's Eve, with some parts of the south-east hit with large hail, destructive winds and heavy rainfall, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says. Thunderstorms have lashed parts of the Southern Downs and Lockyer Valley council areas. Very severe ...
UPDATE, 3.15PM: All eyes are on the skies ahead of tonight's fireworks in Queens Park in Toowoomba. Toowoomba Regional Council's Geoff McDonald said he'd been watching the weather radar tracking a storm cell which threatens to rain on the city's 2017 farewell parade. But it was "full steam ahead" ...
A man has died following a single vehicle crash in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane. The 24-year-old Korean driver was pronounced dead at the scene while a man in the back seat of the Ford Falcon sedan sustained serious head injuries in the incident on Sippel Road, near Blenheim on Saturday ...
THE Queensland Government will look for a new company to manage its Lockyer Valley prison in the coming months. The Southern Queensland Correctional Centre at Spring Creek is currently managed by multi-national correctional services company Serco, with the current contract expiring soon.
A STOLEN car could be in the Lockyer Valley after being taken from Brisbane earlier this month. The dark grey Honda CRV with Queensland registration 800WZS was stolen from Captain Burke Park at Kangaroo Point about 3am on December 1. The owner of the car was approached by a man while at the ...
A RISE in crime in a Lockyer Valley town has led to the arrest of two teenagers. During November, Helidon police identified a rise in crime in Withcott which included thefts from houses and vehicles. Through investigations, police were able to target a suspected group of youths believed to be responsible for ...
READY TO GO: Lockyer Valley Growers president Michael Sippel, QAWN project manager and agriculture workforce officer for Southern Queensland Karen George, Growcom CEO Pat Hannan, FarmReady founder and director Janne Dipple and Lockyer Valley Alliance founding chair Keith Jackwitz at the ...
This will mean a by-election for Lockyer Valley Regional Council and appointment of a new officer in charge at Laidley Police Station, but not until the results are formalised. Mr McDonald acknowledged it was a big step for him. "I have really enjoyed my profession as a police officer and my career in the ...
AUSTRALIAN Border Force officers have swooped on a suspected illegal labour hire operation accused of supplying illegal farm workers in the Lockyer Valley. Raids on two properties in Gatton, about 90km west of Brisbane, in the past few days led officers to discover more than a dozen workers in breach ...
Tomorrow the relay will be staging its training and operational exercise through Gatton starting at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre in Lake Apex Drive. This is a chance for residents to get a sneak preview of the relay and to get an idea of prime viewing spots ready for the main event in March.
RESULTS from the ongoing Lockyer Valley Rabbit Survey were announced by the Darling Downs Moreton Rabbit Board at a meeting hosted by Lockyer Valley Regional Council last week. Mayor Tanya Milligan welcomed board members who joined councillors Jason Cook, Chris Wilson, Michael Hagan ...
A NEW service designed to assist workers as they transition into employment in the agriculture industry within the Lockyer Valley will be officially launched tomorrow. FarmReady Hub will help job seekers at every stage of the process as they seek employment, with assistance beginning before they leave ...


 

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