Volleyball players serve up Queensland Schools Cup

Beaudesert State High School took three volleyball teams to this year’s Queensland  Schools Cup, with all teams finishing in the top five in their divisions. Over 300 schools took part in the competition, with BSHS’s Senior Boys team finishing in third place; the Year 12 girls team finishing in fifth […]


John hands over Bush Carnival baton

After 30 years at the helm, Beaudesert Bowls Club stalwart John Harris has retired as volunteer organiser of its Bush Carnival, the signature event that each year draws competitors from all across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.   John joined Beaudesert Bowls Club in 1979 and for […]

Art and Culture

Rathdowney to host Festival of Small Halls

Rathdowney Memorial Hall will see Canadian folk musician Shane Pendergast amongst the line up at the Festival of Small Halls on 29 September 2023. Pendergast will perform alongside indie folk songwriter Monique Clare (Australia) and local rising country music artist Annabelle Johnson. Shane Pendergast has folk music in his blood.  […]

Angel Strings are performing at Old Laravale School

Classics at Old Laravale School

String quartet Angel Strings return to the Old Laravale School for a twilight performance on 23 September. Last year the popular musicians performed in June and host Wendy Lohmann has scheduled this year’s concert to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather. With her B&B and retreat, the Old Laravale […]


A love affair that took Laurie to Guernsey 

When Laurie Dunne acquired Fernybank in 1988, the Josephville property was operating as a mixed crop and dairy farm.  It was home to half a dozen Guernsey and Jersey cows and was to be the start of a love affair with both breeds.  Today there are 180 cows, divided almost […]

Personality Profile

Personality Profile – Typhoon le Garde

At 15 years, Typhoon le Garde shows a maturity well beyond his years. Originally from Moranbah, he and his mother, Trysett, lived in Thailand when Typhoon was young; he learned to read and write Thai script before he could read and write English. Typhoon became interested in playing the trumpet […]


Kingfishers 2023 premiers

The Beaudesert Kingfishers Women’s Rugby League team have done their town proud with an emphatic Grand Final win over the previously undefeated Carina Tigers at Nerang, backing up a week later for a 16-14 win against Banyo Devils in the WRL North vs South Community Grand Final. Wonder Women tame […]

People and their Pets

People and their pets – Teddy and the Boyle family

Fourteen week old Toy Poodle, Teddy, has settled into the Boyle family perfectly. Charles and Jenny say Teddy is a bit of a Daddy’s boy but he is also very attached to their younger daughter, Charlotte. “We take him to the Gold Coast and we go on the bikes and […]


Beaudesert’s first EV Charger at Beaudesert Tyre Store

Beaudesert’s first electric vehicle charger is ready for action, with installation finalised at Beaudesert Tyre Store. The fast DC charger will operate on the Chargefox network, and will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Maureen Ball said there had been a year of planning prior to […]


Fresh produce and farm machinery on show

The Scenic Rim Regional Expo is a vibrant new annual event showcasing the region’s local farmers, innovation in agricultural land management and production, unique lifestyle products and produce including food, wine and craft beer.  The Expo is essential for those seeking to grow their networks and their businesses, experience the […]