Cowboys name Auckland Nines squad

NINE members of last year’s victorious North Queensland Toyota Cowboys squad will return to Eden Park for the defence of the NRL Auckland Nines title this weekend.
NINE members of last year’s victorious North Queensland Toyota Cowboys squad will return to Eden Park for the defence of the NRL Auckland Nines title this weekend.
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ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs.
AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week. AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week.
BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia. BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia.
THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits. THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits.
LIGHTENING tore through the fabric of the sky to provide a dramatic background for the Bucko Billy Rodeo Bull Thunder Down Under Bull Ride Spectacular held at the Charters Towers Showgrounds on Saturday night.
3:00 AM LIGHTENING tore through the fabric of the sky to provide a dramatic background for the Bucko Billy Rodeo Bull Thunder Down Under Bull Ride Spectacular held at the Charters Towers...
WHEN you combine thousands of players and fans from teenagers to retirees, add in liberal doses of light hearted banter, gut-busting antics and plenty of cricket entwined with the celebration of our great nations’ birthday you get that special feeling in your heart of being involved in part of one of North Queensland’s most celebrated events, the Goldfield Ashes Cricket Carnival.
26 Jan 15 WHEN you combine thousands of players and fans from teenagers to retirees, add in liberal doses of light hearted banter, gut-busting antics and plenty of cricket entwined with the...
THEY laugh, they sweat, they puff and they push - the Great Wheelbarrow Race is one of the major events on the Mareeba Shire calendar and this year, organisers are hoping to make it bigger and better!
26 Jan 15 THEY laugh, they sweat, they puff and they push - the Great Wheelbarrow Race is one of the major events on the Mareeba Shire calendar and this year, organisers are hoping to make it...
AUSTRALIAN Cane Farmers Association (ACFA) Senior Deputy Chairman, Robert Quirk, has joined a global team of experts to help investigate the causes of, and to help implement measures to prevent the spread of a form of chronic kidney disease (CKDnT) that is devastating the Central American hand cane cutting community.
26 Jan 15 AUSTRALIAN Cane Farmers Association (ACFA) Senior Deputy Chairman, Robert Quirk, has joined a global team of experts to help investigate the causes of, and to help implement measures to...
BUILDING on the hugely successful 2013 Case IH Step UP! Conference, which attracted more than 170 delegates, Next Gen is pleased to invite all members of the sugar industry to Case IH Step UP! 2015.
25 Jan 15 BUILDING on the hugely successful 2013 Case IH Step UP! Conference, which attracted more than 170 delegates, Next Gen is pleased to invite all members of the sugar industry to Case IH...
SOUTH Burdekin Community Financial Services Ltd (SBCFS Ltd) recently announced to shareholders that it is negotiating to buy the Bendigo Bank branch of Ayr.
24 Jan 15 SOUTH Burdekin Community Financial Services Ltd (SBCFS Ltd) recently announced to shareholders that it is negotiating to buy the Bendigo Bank branch of Ayr.
TORRENTIAL rain over most areas of Mackay and Plane Creek growing districts has delivered two-pronged benefits to the region’s irrigating cane growers.
24 Jan 15 TORRENTIAL rain over most areas of Mackay and Plane Creek growing districts has delivered two-pronged benefits to the region’s irrigating cane growers.
AFTER being postponed in 2014 due to the drought conditions that hit the North hard, the North Queensland Droughtmaster Bull Sale is expected to hit new heights of quality this year.
23 Jan 15 AFTER being postponed in 2014 due to the drought conditions that hit the North hard, the North Queensland Droughtmaster Bull Sale is expected to hit new heights of quality this year.
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“Holy cow - it’s a buffalo!”	
That’s what local dairy farmers said when Mitch Humphries bought the first consignment of dairy buffalo onto the Atherton Tablelands.
23 Jan 15 “Holy cow - it’s a buffalo!” That’s what local dairy farmers said when Mitch Humphries bought the first consignment of dairy buffalo onto the Atherton Tablelands.
BIOSECURITY Queensland is offering incentive payments to test cattle or sheep showing signs of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) on behalf of the Bucks for Brains program.
23 Jan 15 BIOSECURITY Queensland is offering incentive payments to test cattle or sheep showing signs of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) on behalf of the Bucks for Brains program.
THERE were accolades all round at the launch of the new-look Burdekin Library in Ayr yesterday. 
Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis thanked the Library staff for the passion and dedication to delivering the best service possible to residents.
23 Jan 15 THERE were accolades all round at the launch of the new-look Burdekin Library in Ayr yesterday. Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis thanked the Library staff for the passion and dedication...
WET tropics farmers now have their last chance to access grants through the Australian Government's Reef Program to improve land management practices to help reduce the runoff of nutrients, sediments and pesticides from agricultural land into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
22 Jan 15 WET tropics farmers now have their last chance to access grants through the Australian Government's Reef Program to improve land management practices to help reduce the runoff of...
SKYBURY Tropical Plantation is set to increase production of its sweet red papaya and Arabica Coffee over the next 18 months if double cropping trials on the Mareeba-based farm prove successful.
22 Jan 15 SKYBURY Tropical Plantation is set to increase production of its sweet red papaya and Arabica Coffee over the next 18 months if double cropping trials on the Mareeba-based farm prove...
PREMIER Campbell Newman flew into Townsville for a second visit last week and announced a $150 million commitment to the building of a new sports stadium and retail complex near the Townsville CBD.
21 Jan 15 PREMIER Campbell Newman flew into Townsville for a second visit last week and announced a $150 million commitment to the building of a new sports stadium and retail complex near the...
PRIMARY producers in the Burdekin are being urged to register for this year’s ChemClear program.
21 Jan 15 PRIMARY producers in the Burdekin are being urged to register for this year’s ChemClear program.
THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo Community.
16 Dec 14 THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo Community.
FARMERS in the Northern Territory can now apply for an Australian Government drought concessional loan.
Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra van Holthe, announced $10 million in drought concessional loans and encouraged farmers in the NT to apply.
11 Dec 14 FARMERS in the Northern Territory can now apply for an Australian Government drought concessional loan. Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Northern Territory...
THE Ingham CBD revitalisation is set to come alive with the collaboration between council and James Cook University (JCU) to develop the master plan.
11 Dec 14 THE Ingham CBD revitalisation is set to come alive with the collaboration between council and James Cook University (JCU) to develop the master plan.
THE repercussions from the cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) outbreak in watermelons and pumpkins in the Northern Territory are starting to dawn on stakeholders.
11 Dec 14 THE repercussions from the cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) outbreak in watermelons and pumpkins in the Northern Territory are starting to dawn on stakeholders.
A REPORT has been released about the impacts of a changing climate in the north Queensland region. 
The Adaptation pathways report draws together up-to-date scientific information from around the world and discusses the implications for the communities, natural environment and industries in the region.
10 Dec 14 A REPORT has been released about the impacts of a changing climate in the north Queensland region. The Adaptation pathways report draws together up-to-date scientific information from...
KATHERINE Rodeo Queen Tash MacQueen, who was crowned at this year’s show, is hoping to head south for a shot at winning the 2015 Miss Rodeo Australia crown.
10 Dec 14 KATHERINE Rodeo Queen Tash MacQueen, who was crowned at this year’s show, is hoping to head south for a shot at winning the 2015 Miss Rodeo Australia crown.
THE QUALITY was certainly on show at the Charters Towers Santa Gertrudis Bull Sale held on Friday at the Dalrymple Saleyards, but unfortunately continued extenuating circumstances primarily the prolonged dry led to a very limited gallery of buyers attending the sale.
09 Dec 14 THE QUALITY was certainly on show at the Charters Towers Santa Gertrudis Bull Sale held on Friday at the Dalrymple Saleyards, but unfortunately continued extenuating circumstances...
THE proposed Fitzroy Gap dam is not the priority for Central Queensland, Senator Matt Canavan said today.
08 Dec 14 THE proposed Fitzroy Gap dam is not the priority for Central Queensland, Senator Matt Canavan said today. "Dreaming is nice but doing is better.
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Just been down to the beach and that spot of sand I sat on 65 years ago still seems to be there.
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What! ; more floods? Flannery told us that that dams were never going to fill again so the
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You said it, aa, not me. Personally, I do "give a rats" about the future, even though I won't be
THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo Community. 
16 Dec 14 THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo...
THE proposed Fitzroy Gap dam is not the priority for Central Queensland, Senator Matt Canavan said today. 
'Dreaming is nice but doing is better.08 Dec 14 THE proposed Fitzroy Gap dam is not the priority for Central Queensland, Senator Matt Canavan said today....