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Crash<BR>Sparks Blackout

Crash
Sparks Blackout

About 300 Ergon Energy customers lost power for four hours on Friday after a motor vehicle accident

Ulysses Seek Help<BR> For Christmas Toy Run

Ulysses Seek Help
For Christmas Toy Run

The Ulysses club wants to spread the joy of Christmas to needy South Burnett families this December

Community Hospital Gets Two Cheques

Community Hospital Gets Two Cheques

The Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital Foundation is now $57,902 better off thanks to two events – one big, one smaller – that ran in Kingaroy last month.

Courageous Ride Raises $5000

Courageous Ride Raises $5000

Kingaroy resident Josie Potter is licking her wounds but is back in one piece after her eventful Brissie To The Bay fundraiser for MS Queensland.

Third TV News Bulletin To Start Soon

Third TV News Bulletin To Start Soon

The South Burnett will soon have an alternative local nightly TV news service, guests at the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce And Industry’s June Meet’n'Greet heard on Monday night.

Wide Bay-Burnett Is<BR> Nation’s Poorest Region

Wide Bay-Burnett Is
Nation’s Poorest Region

The Wide Bay-Burnett has the lowest disposable income per capita in the nation, according to the ALGA

Moreton Gives<BR> Council Coal Mine Update

Moreton Gives
Council Coal Mine Update

Moreton Resources CEO Jason Elks and project manager Pete Jones paid a visit to Kingaroy on Wednesday

$20m Worth Of<BR> Developments In The Pipeline

$20m Worth Of
Developments In The Pipeline

The SBRC is currently considering more than $20 million of new developments, excluding Bunnings

Just $1m For Roads … Over Three Years

Just $1m For Roads … Over Three Years

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has slammed the State Government over the South Burnett’s share of road funding in the 2017-18 State Budget.

Cafe Gets A Caffeine Conversion

Cafe Gets A Caffeine Conversion

When Cooyar couple Glenn and Jenny Keen dropped into the Timbertowns Cafe in Yarraman a few months ago for a quick cup of coffee, they never dreamed they’d walk out owning the business.

Bunnings Lodges Development Application

Bunnings Lodges Development Application

As tipped in October last year, hardware giant Bunnings is coming to Kingaroy, planning a $15 million retail development on the edge of town.

Immunisation Rates Up Slightly

Immunisation Rates Up Slightly

Immunisation rates of children have risen slightly over the past three years but there are still 51 five-year-olds in the Burnett region who have no protection.

Ball Raises $56,000 For Hospital

Ball Raises $56,000 For Hospital

The Mayor’s Gala Charity Ball held at Kingaroy Town Hall on May 20 has broken a fundraising record.

Downer Donates $20,000 To Local Charities

Downer Donates $20,000 To Local Charities

Downer’s Meandu Mine employees have marked their success in the company’s Health, Safety and Environment awards by making donations to four local charities.

Big Response To Dog Breeder Register

Big Response To Dog Breeder Register

The State Government claims Queenslanders have responded “enthusiastically” to a new law designed to stamp out puppy farms, including 294 people in the Wide Bay-Burnett.

Are You Ready For Winter?

Are You Ready For Winter?

With winter officially here, the State Government and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are urging residents to prepare themselves and their homes to be winter fire safe

Court Rules Against<br /> Acland Mine Expansion

Court Rules Against
Acland Mine Expansion

Farmers will be rejoicing following a decision which effectively axed the Stage 3 expansion of Acland Mine

Wind Farm Gets Planning Approval

Wind Farm Gets Planning Approval

AGL’s Coopers Gap Wind Farm proposal passed another milestone on Monday when the project received planning approval from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

Local Voice On<BR> Breakaway Tourism Group

Local Voice On
Breakaway Tourism Group

A new breakaway tourism association formed by Toowoomba businessman John Wagner has a local aboard

Wine’s Just Fine For High School

Wine’s Just Fine For High School

Kingaroy State High School students are going into the wine business, and fans of what is arguably the South Burnett’s smallest winery can look forward to a KSHS Rose later this year, along with a port and a sherry.

Red Ants Allow Nanango Back In

Red Ants Allow Nanango Back In

Nanango and Kingaroy ended up with a draw after a bizarre end to their A Grade rugby league game played at Nanango on Saturday.

Open House Attracts Big Guns

Open House Attracts Big Guns

South Burnett residents wanting to discuss issues of concern had politicians from all three levels of government on hand at the BIEDO “Open House” held at Murgon Town Hall recently.

Students Depict Local Diversity

Students Depict Local Diversity

Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien has released the names of the winners of his “Wide Bay In Pictures” competition.

One Nation Backs Jimna Tower

One Nation Backs Jimna Tower

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party has joined the protest to save the Jimna Fire Tower from demolition

Health Commission To Target Obesity

Health Commission To Target Obesity

The Queensland Government will invest $20 million to establish a new public health body to tackle Queensland’s high obesity and chronic disease rates.

Dog Breeder Register Starts May 26

Dog Breeder Register Starts May 26

New laws designed to crack down on puppy farms will start this week, Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne said on Sunday.

Awards Mark End Of Shopper Program

Awards Mark End Of Shopper Program

South Burnett Directions wrapped up its successful shopper loyalty program with a function for participating business owners at the TAFE Qld South West campus in Kingaroy recently.

Ringsfield EOIs Open This Friday

Ringsfield EOIs Open This Friday

The South Burnett Regional Council will call for expressions of interest to manage the operations of Ringsfield House in Nanango this Friday (May 19).

$353,000 For Community Groups

$353,000 For Community Groups

Nineteen South Burnett community organisations will share in $353,700 in grants from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Pastellist Off To The USA

Pastellist Off To The USA

Well-known South Burnett pastel artist Karol Oakley is about to follow her painting “Rhythm of Life” to the USA.

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