News

Roma's Australia Day celebration goes from night to day

Jenny Stinson receives her award as Roma's Citizen of the Year in the 2012 night event.
Jenny Stinson receives her award as Roma's Citizen of the Year in the 2012 night event.

MARANOA Council has defended its decision to move this year's Australia Day celebrations in Roma from an evening to a morning event.

A Council spokesperson said it was a fresh change to entice more people to come along on the day.

"Although previously a night time event, we received some feedback from the community that encouraged us to try a morning event this year," the spokesperson said.

"It has also enabled us to try different things, including more family friendly activities and giveaways to make a fun and memorable outing for all in attendance.

Council said if they receive feedback supporting the return to a night time celebration, they would take this into consideration for next year. 

Last year the event was moved to Bassett Park for weather reasons but it returns to the Big Rig parklands in 2013.

Topics:  australia day maranoa council roma


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Suncorp Miles retail branch to close this afternoon

Suncorp Bank is closing four retail branches today.

Four retail branches to close around the Maranoa from today

Cocktails helping raise awareness

COCKTAILS FOR A CURE: Steph and Ben Smart at last year's event.

Mixing cocktails for cancer

Feels like winning lotto

DIALYSIS CARE: Patient Caitlin Fitzsimmons was the first to receive dialysis treatment at Dalby Hospital on Monday.

Renal service means quality of life

Local Partners

Video competition aimed at farm safety

The inaugural farm safety video competition has its sight set on young film makers

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

The surprising problem police face at Woodford Folk Festival

STREET SCENE: Woodford Folk Festival 2016.

The biggest issue for police at Woodfordia is not what you'd expect

REVIEW: Will Kasey Chambers' Dragonfly take off with fans?

Kasey Chambers’ new album Dragonfly gets 3.5 stars from Cameron Adams.

CHAMBERS is back with her 11th studio album.

Ed Sheeran wants Beyonce collaboration

Ed Sheeran wants to record a duet with Beyoncé.

Nicole Kidman squirms through questions on Keith

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

'God, you guys are personal ... that’s for him to talk about'

Mark Salling's child porn court date cancelled

Mark Salling's upcoming court hearing has been cancelled

Steve Carell pulls cruel prank on fans of the office

Steve Carrell decided to pull a cruel prank on fans of The Office

Lee Lin Chin's man-crazy, beer-loving side revealed

HAVE A BEER: Lee Lin Chin her tips and quips on life.

SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin offers up satirical tips and quips.

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!