Global demand for Australian beef rising

Australia’s market share in Japan and Korea is continuing to lift as the United States emerges as the number one export destination for beef in Q1 2024, according to a new global market update from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). MLA’s latest Global Beef Market Update (GBMU) has shown that […]

Mitre 10 Beaudesert reopened Sunday taking cash payments

How the global IT outage affected Beaudesert

At 3pm on Friday 19 July, the world was hit by an unprecedented IT outage, and Beaudesert was no exception. While for some it was a minor inconvenience, for others it caused major disruption to business. Woolworths Beaudesert had problems with fresh produce coming into the store. Mitre 10 Beaudesert […]

Foundation students from Beaudesert State High School. Photo by Keer Moriarty.

Celebrations galore during B150

As Beaudesert’s 150 year anniversary events continued with today’s Family Fun Day, there were celebrations galore amongst those present. Beaudesert State High School was also celebrating their 60th year, with many of the foundation students attending and two foundation staff members – John Fault and Don Tanner. Amongst the stallholders […]

BDNA President Susan Wynne with volunteers repairing the netball grounds.

Netball stomp

Over a dozen volunteers arrived with buckets, gloves and trowels for a Sunday soil stomp on the newly laid grass courts at the Beaudesert and Districts Netball Association.  The courts, financed by a $100,000 Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant, were still unused when a group of cows invaded, leaving the […]

Age champions from Rathdowney State School. Image supplied.

Carnival brings schools together

The 68th annual Christmas Creek Valley Athletics Carnival saw students from Darlington, Hillview, Tamrookum and Rathdowney gather. The prestigious Christmas Creek Cup (awarded to the school with highest average number of points) went to Darlington State School, with the Dennis Shield (awarded to the school with the highest number of […]

Cr Jennifer Sanders and Cr Amanda Hay with Cheddar and Penny.

Let the dogs run free – Beaudesert’s first off-leash dog park announced

It is hard to tell who is more thrilled about the announcement of funding for an off-leash dog park for Beaudesert – dog owners, Division Four Councillor Jennifer Sanders or the dogs themselves. “I am so excited to announce Council’s commitment to funding $100,000 for an off leash dog park […]

Cloonan Cup winners Luke and Jason Kuhz with Kate and Tim Cloonan, Jenny Ward and Lachlan Ritson

Cloonan Jug still strong 60 years on

Father and son Luke and Jason Kuhz took out the 2024 Cloonan Jug at Beaudesert Golf Club, which is now in its 60th year. Played over 36 holes, under modified matchplay conditions with an under 3/4 handicap, Beaudesert Golf Pro Lachlan Ritson said the game was played competitively but in […]

Kartel Brown passes the ball to Levi Bannan

Kingfishers’ big weekend of footy

BEAUDESERT Kingfishers had a huge weekend at the beginning of the school holidays with teams giving their all in every game, despite some teams having key players away. A very tough, gritty game really tested the U11s against Mudgeeraba, going down for only the second time this season. A number […]

Scenic Rim Pride March 2024

Pride march raises awareness

THE Scenic Rim’s second Pride march drew a small but dedicated group of supporters  Organiser Nova McLean said she wanted to provide a safe space for members of the LGBTIQ+ community. “I want to raise awareness so that people like me can make friends and talk about our experiences,” she […]

Karen Van Vliet, Sarah Berg and Lachlan Ritson

Cleavage Cup dream comes true

A NAIL biting finish led to a dream come true for Cleavage Cup winners Sarah Berg and Karen Van Vliet. The partnership began two years ago when Karen, who works at the Beaudesert Golf Club, finished her shift. “Sarah was having a wine and said to me, ‘I’d love to […]