FRIENDLY BATTLE: Lidewij Koene, Theresa Hunter and Kat Oliver didn't let the tough competition come between them as they headed to the Criterion to watch Origin III.
FRIENDLY BATTLE: Lidewij Koene, Theresa Hunter and Kat Oliver didn't let the tough competition come between them as they headed to the Criterion to watch Origin III. Meg Gannon

No love lost for Maroons

IT WASN'T the result we were looking for, but the Queensland spirit on display didn't die even in the final moments of Game III.

It was a night of triumph for the niche group of Blues supporters who, surrounded by Maroon, showed off their true colours and were happy to leave the pub with a 26-20 win in their back pocket.

But spirits stayed high as spirits of a different kind flowed through the Criterion and the Windsor, signalling the end of an intense State of Origin for another year.

Check out some photos of our town's most faithful Maroons and Blues supporters:


Regional crews lend a hand

Regional crews lend a hand

Firefighters from the Western Downs have been hard at work.

Miles hosts charity ride for beloved ambulance officer

Miles hosts charity ride for beloved ambulance officer

Get behind the wheel next weekend and 'Do it for Chris'

Aussie Helpers cleared of inappropriate financial conduct

Aussie Helpers cleared of inappropriate financial conduct

Farming charity absolved of misconduct.