Friday, September 22, 2023

Mim Rogers, Allora Advertiser


Australian record throw for Matthew Denny

Matthew has cemented his status as one of the world’s premier athletes after being crowned champion at the Diamond League Final in Eugene, USA with an Australian record of 68.43 meters. This is the first time for Matthew to be crowned Diamond League Champion. He added 19cm to his Australian discus record to produce the throw of his life and seal his triumph.

Local Nuffield Scholar seeks a fair energy transition for farmers and regional communities

Sally Higgins (daughter of Sue and Phil Higgins) has been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship for 2024, supported by Agrifutures ... From now until December 2024, Sally will travel across the world, exploring the most effective government, industry and farm business models for prioritizing land uses that meet multiple objectives.

Allora has two fascinating museums

An interesting way to spend a few hours is to visit the big white Historical Museum on the corner of Forde and Warwick Streets, Allora. This building was the old Shire Hall and has special displays and reading facilities.

Hands up all those who went to the Elphinstone State School

Well, here’s something that may interest you. Over the past four or five years former Elphinstone State School students have discussed holding a reunion of some sort … Looking back at the School’s history...

Son of Spartacus heralds NIOA’s next generation

The first bull calf by record sale-topping sire Yarrawonga Spartacus S316 (P) has arrived, heralding a new generation of champions for NIOA Santa Gertrudis. The calf, out of Riverslea Holly (P), was born (Eds: Wednesday, August 30) at NIOA’s Talgai Homestead-based stud at Allora.

Congratulations Ellie

Allora P-10 Student Ellie Pidgeon was named the most outstanding Girl Athlete at the Darling Downs Track and Field Championship held in Toowoomba for both junior and secondary aged students. Ellie came first in three events...

Swim champion Maeve Moore makes a splash

Berat local and Allora Swim Club member, Maeve Moore, recently competed at the School Sport Australia National Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre as part of the Queensland Swim Team. Maeve made the finals in the 50 breastroke and swam a personal best time of 38.88 to finish fourth place in the country.

National champion Bailey Harm

Allora swimmer Bailey Harm has returned from the School Sport Australia National Championships in Sydney with a 2023 SSA National Champion title in the 50m Freestyle sprint. Bailey competed in seven events at the Championships, bringing home six national medals.