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Woolies’ Bag Ban Starts Today

Woolies’ Bag Ban Starts Today

Woolworths and Big W stores across Queensland are no longer supplying shoppers with single-use plastic bags at the checkout, ahead of the State Government ban on July 1.

Awards Deadline Extended

Awards Deadline Extended

Reconciliation Australia has extended the application period for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations to apply for the 2018 Indigenous Governance Awards.

Mental Illness Under-Reported In Rural Areas

Mental Illness Under-Reported In Rural Areas

One-third of country people who are suffering moderate to high psychological distress don’t think they have a mental health problem.

1.4m Tourists Visited Region: SQCT

1.4m Tourists Visited Region: SQCT

More than 1.4 million domestic tourists holidayed in the Southern Queensland Country area in the year to March 2018, according to new Tourism Research Australia data.

Riders Tackle Nanango Endurance

Riders Tackle Nanango Endurance

The Nanango Heritage Endurance Ride is always a test for horses and riders … but at least the horses get regular vet checks!

Plan To Build Truck Fuel Stop

Plan To Build Truck Fuel Stop

IOR Petroleum has lodged a development application with the South Burnett Regional Council to build an unmanned truck refuelling facility in the Kingaroy Industrial Estate.

$44.6m Cuts To Police Budget: LNP

$44.6m Cuts To Police Budget: LNP

The LNP claims the recent State Budget has put the safety of Queenslanders at risk by slashing $44.6 million from the Queensland Police Service budget for 2018-19.

Cooyar Part<BR> Of $9.8m Upgrade

Cooyar Part
Of $9.8m Upgrade

Cooyar’s new waste transfer station will open next Monday as part of TRC’s regional waste strategy

AgForce Welcomes Extension

AgForce Welcomes Extension

AgForce has welcomed the Federal Government’s extension of the Farm Household Allowance to provide extra short-term relief for drought-affected farmers.

Netball Courts Bounce Back

Netball Courts Bounce Back

Nanango netballers were back in action for the first time on their eye-popping new courts on Friday afternoon.

Mayor Tips<BR> Minimal Rates Increase

Mayor Tips
Minimal Rates Increase

The SBRC’s 2018-19 Budget will impose a minimum rate increase on ratepayers, the Mayor says

Large Grass Fire Under Control

Large Grass Fire Under Control

A large grass fire which broke out near the New England Highway at Upper Yarraman on Tuesday morning was brought under control by 12:55pm.

Old Church Enjoys Mural Makeover

Old Church Enjoys Mural Makeover

Nanango has a new attraction on its mural trail with the official unveiling on Saturday of the re-decorated Churchyard Shop in Burnett Street.

Kilkivan-Goomeri Health Services Update

Kilkivan-Goomeri Health Services Update

I am cautiously optimistic following the announcement by the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service that they will deliver community health services to Kilkivan and Goomeri. 

Damien Aims For Leadership Role

Damien Aims For Leadership Role

Coolabunia dairy farmer – and former South Burnett councillor – Damien Tessman is the only Queenslander taking part in Dairy Australia’s “Developing Dairy Leaders” program.

Road Trip Takes It Toll

Road Trip Takes It Toll

The long trip to Goondiwindi didn’t work out well for the South Burnett Saints on Saturday in the AFL Darling Downs competition.

Local Competition Delivers Mixed Results

Local Competition Delivers Mixed Results

Barambah may be sitting on the second spot in the Women’s Division this year, but the Panthers think third-placed Wests may be the team to watch.

Conference Plans Taking Shape

Conference Plans Taking Shape

Planning is well under way for QRRRWN’s 25th annual conference which will be held in Kingaroy in September.

Rail Trail<BR> Tourism Rising

Rail Trail
Tourism Rising

The South Burnett Rail Trail is now attracting more than 16,000 users a year, according to Council data

Young Crims ‘Getting Slap On The Wrist’: MP

Young Crims ‘Getting Slap On The Wrist’: MP

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says juvenile offenders in the South Burnett have been getting a “slap on the wrist” before being sent back home.

Mayor’s Prayers For Sister City

Mayor’s Prayers For Sister City

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio said the thoughts and prayers of the people of the Toowoomba region were with the people of Japan following Monday morning’s earthquake.

Junior Debaters Head To Area Final

Junior Debaters Head To Area Final

A team from St Mary’s Catholic College will be flying the flag for the South Burnett at the Area finals of the Apex High School Debating competition following a close contest last week.

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