February 2019

Published a story 21st Feb 2019 11:13 AM

THE Toowoomba RSPCA is hoping to clear its shelters this weekend, and help families find their newest furry friend.

Furr-ever friends: $29 adoptions to help Clear the Shelters

THE Toowoomba RSPCA is hoping to clear its shelters this weekend, and help families find their newest furry friend.

Published a story 20th Feb 2019 5:36 PM

TOOWOOMBA'S sporting clubs across all codes will unite against domestic and family violence with the Not In Our Club campaign to launch next month.

Toowoomba says violence is #NotInOurClub

TOOWOOMBA'S sporting clubs across all codes will unite against domestic and family violence with the Not In Our Club campaign to launch next month.

Published a story 20th Feb 2019 4:49 PM

A FIRE at the top of a power pole in Highfields yesterday caused more than 670 customers to lose their supply for almost four hours.

Why Highfields residents woke without power

A FIRE at the top of a power pole in Highfields yesterday caused more than 670 customers to lose their supply for almost four hours.

Published a story 20th Feb 2019 3:44 PM

A RECORD has been set as more than 600 people are expected to converge on Blank Space this weekend for the second annual Gin Sanity festival in Toowoomba

City prepares to go gin-sane for fest

A RECORD has been set as more than 600 people are expected to converge on Blank Space this weekend for the second annual Gin Sanity festival in Toowoomba

Published a story 19th Feb 2019 4:05 PM

THE benefits of intensive agriculture's four sectors collaborating and promoting the industry will be discussed in depth at a Food Leaders Australia conference.

Collaboration key to intensive ag's future

THE benefits of intensive agriculture's four sectors collaborating and promoting the industry will be discussed in depth at a Food Leaders Australia conference.

Published a story 19th Feb 2019 4:01 PM

CAMBRIDGE University is calling for one of Queensland's smartest Year 12 graduates recognised at the weekend for her hard work and dedication.

From Downlands College to Cambridge University

CAMBRIDGE University is calling for one of Queensland's smartest Year 12 graduates recognised at the weekend for her hard work and dedication.

Published a story 18th Feb 2019 4:05 PM

SIBLINGS James, Oscar and Zoe MacAvoy are three youngsters with vivid imaginations, physically active lifestyles and an engaged home life with their parents.

How one family found success limiting technology in the home

SIBLINGS James, Oscar and Zoe MacAvoy are three youngsters with vivid imaginations, physically active lifestyles and an engaged home life with their parents.

Published a story 18th Feb 2019 9:42 AM

A TRAILER load of logs has been destroyed after it caught fire on a remote stretch of highway last night.

Load of logs destroyed as trailer catches fire on highway

A TRAILER load of logs has been destroyed after it caught fire on a remote stretch of highway last night.

Published a story 17th Feb 2019 4:00 PM

BACK-BURNING operations will continue this week in an effort to contain a bushfire which has torn through 40,000 hectares

Fatigued firefighters battle massive blaze

BACK-BURNING operations will continue this week in an effort to contain a bushfire which has torn through 40,000 hectares

Published a story 17th Feb 2019 3:25 PM

A grass fire which broke out near a horse truck which caught alight south of Toowoomba has been brought under control.

Fire that consumed horse truck brought under control

A grass fire which broke out near a horse truck which caught alight south of Toowoomba has been brought under control.

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Tara joined the company in 2010 after graduating with a journalism and politics degree from Griffith University in Brisbane. After first working in newspapers in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, she joined the team at The Chronicle in 2013. In September that year she took over the reins of the Rural Weekly, and has been on the crime desk in Toowoomba since 2015.