News

Torbanlea Picnic Races: Event off and racing

GREAT DAY OUT: The Torbanlea Picnic Races offers an enjoyable day out for all.
GREAT DAY OUT: The Torbanlea Picnic Races offers an enjoyable day out for all. Alistair Brightman

WHILE punters turn out in droves for the Torbanlea Picnic Races to have a bet, enjoy fashion of the fields and a plethora of off-track events, they are also helping to keep the area's sporting groups running.

Hosted by the Burrum Recreation Reserve Association, treasurer Brooke McDonald said race day was the group's biggest fundraising event of the year.

Without it, Ms McDonald said club's like the Burrum District Active Riders, the Burrum Miners Junior Rugby League Club and Little Athletics wouldn't be able to maintain the grounds or continue to upgrade facilities.

"The money that is raised will go back into the running and maintenance of the field," Ms McDonald said.

"It's the upkeep, the ongoing insurances and maintaining and improving the facilities that are there that is expensive.

"Last year we put power to the Little Athletics club house, plus fences, lawns and top-dressed the area so it was neat and tidy for the athletics club.

"Ongoing maintenance like fixing the lights, putting in new metreage to all the different locations to the field ... it's just ongoing stuff that costs money and if you don't have that income it then has to come from those clubs."

Ms McDonald said it was important to provide the region's children with an outlet to keep busy, fit and healthy.

"It's good for their development and wellbeing and having a healthy, well-managed club that is backed by a committee that has their best interest at heart is good for the community."

Wide Bay Transit will run a Race Day Tour to and from the races.

Phone 4121 4070 for more information.

Topics:  fashions in the field fraser coast horse racing races torbanlea picnic races what's on



Science Festival seriously awesome

CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be this March.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

Teen charged: 42 offences including string of H'bay breaks

CHARGED: Hervey Bay detectives charge an 18-year-old over recent break-ins in the area.

The 18-year-old man has been charged with 42 offences.

Parents need to raise thousands to get air-con at school

Torquay State School students Crystal Prior, Zoey and Jack Murray said school had become a lot more fun ever since their classrooms had air-conditioning installed. However, there are still many more classrooms at the school that don't have air-conditioning and the P&C Association is fundraising.

Fraser Coast is out the government-funded zone for air-conditioning.

Gillespie brings Peter Allen's hits to the Brolga

Simon Gillespie Sings Peter Allen - at the Brolga Theatre this Thursday.

The performance runs from 11am Thursday.

Local Partners

LIVE COVERAGE: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will be joining Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson and Cairns Mayor Bob Manning to announce the superstar guest.

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

Robert Irwin introduces Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to a cuddly sloth.

ROBERT Irwin continues Steve's legacy.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson in a scene from the movie Trespass Against Us.

Tough British film about criminal clan proves touching

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

‘I didn’t stuff it up like you have’: Plibersek on Q&A

“I didn’t stuff it up the way you have stuffed it up, George”: Tanya Plibersek.

Plibersek lashed out at Brandis to plenty of applause

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!