Personal trainer, Kamini Pillay, gets the first group of seniors in Beaudesert moving with a smile.

Grants up for grabs for seniors groups

Seniors support groups across the Scenic Rim will have the chance to share in an extra $2.5 million each year in grants aimed at preventing our older residents from becoming socially isolated. The grant funding is in addition to the Queensland Government’s existing $4.1 million annual investment in 42 Seniors […]

Wyaralong Dam

Wyaralong inlcuded in Fish N SIPS competition

Up to $20,000 can be won At least 15 lucky fishers could win prizes up to $20,000 by catching specially tagged fish in one of seven Queensland stocked impoundments, including Wyaralong Dam, near Beaudesert. The 2024 Fish N SIPS competition has built on the massive response to last year’s competition by extending […]


Seniors warned to be aware of scams

Queenslanders are being scammed more each year, losing $93,331,359 in 2023 according to Scamwatch statistics. Worryingly, Queenslanders over the age of 65 are experiencing bigger losses to scammers than any other age group, reporting $34,891,745 million in losses last year. To put that into perspective, that is more than the […]


Council scores funding for new lights

The Scenic Rim sporting community will soon enjoy new lighting at Selwyn Park at Beaudesert and Coronation Park in Boonah following the approval of more than $1.1 million in funding.   Scenic Rim Regional Council has secured $1,089,053 under Phase Four of the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program […]

Saturday night at the trucking yards

Saturday night at the trucking yards

Some blokes were at the pub, some with their partners at the local dances, but for a few truck drivers it was ‘Saturday night at the trucking yards’. The clanging of the rail line points and the roar of the locomotive’s engines, signaled the arrival of the first train for […]

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Grow Your Own

Grow your own – Persimmons

We have five of the most amazing persimmon trees here at Tullamore Farm.  We first experienced persimmon on a holiday to New Zealand about 20 years ago and have loved them ever since.  We have enjoyed introducing many others to the delight of this fruit when they visit for our farm […]

Dr John Britten (centre) is farewelled by Beaudesert Hospital staff.

Good luck, and goodbye

Dr John Britten, a familiar and much-loved face at Beaudesert Hospital, was farewelled by staff recently to start his new life in retirement. Former Beaudesert Hospital Facility Manager and close friend Jacquie Smith said John would be thought of with such fond memories, not only as a great clinician but […]

McAuley College student Tegan Zveglic, teacher Zac Cunningham, student Euan Bamford Finnie, Chaplain Jess O’Donoghue and student Owen Rosengreen

Youth lead by example

CIGARETTE butts and vapes, alcohol bottles and coffee cups littered Beaudesert’s footpaths, garden beds and gutters when local teenagers took matters into their own hands on Clean Up Australia Day. Students and staff from McAuley College collected four big bags of rubbish in about two hours when they volunteered their […]

Cheyenne Biggs, Jennifer Ironside, Margret Steadman, Maddison Winch, Jade Ellis and Taylah Welk

Boxing provides positive outlet

LAUGHTER and words of support fill Beaudesert Boxing Club each time the new women’s boxing classes are on. Of course, the women are also there to punch, and trainer Unique Wharerau is only too happy to teach them how. Unique has welcomed many local women from different ages and stages […]