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Are You Ready If Disaster Strikes Again?

Are You Ready If Disaster Strikes Again?

It’s been almost two years since the last disastrous floods hit the South Burnett … would we be better prepared if disaster strikes again this summer?

TAFE Teacher<br /> Wins Award

TAFE Teacher
Wins Award

TAFE Queensland South West plumbing teacher Nuccio Monte has come out on top

Nominate Your<br /> Top South Burnett Spot

Nominate Your
Top South Burnett Spot

Lee Porter and Sherianne Talon would like to paint and photograph your favourite place in the South Burnett

Coles Apology ‘Raises Questions’

Coles Apology ‘Raises Questions’

The Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation (QDO) says an admission this week from Coles that it had mistreated suppliers was a signal that the Federal Government should strengthen Competition Law to outlaw predatory conduct.

MP Warns On Petrol Prices

MP Warns On Petrol Prices

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd has called on petrol retailers not to engage in price gouging over the holiday period.

Extra $450,000 For Pool Upgrade

Extra $450,000 For Pool Upgrade

The State Government has topped up the South Burnett Regional Council’s planned $650,000 investment in upgrading Murgon’s swimming pool with an extra $450,000

Linville Dam<br /> Proposal Shortlisted

Linville Dam
Proposal Shortlisted

The chances of a dam being built at Linville have increased following a new State Government report

Emu Creek To Reopen By Christmas

Emu Creek To Reopen By Christmas

The Emu Creek campground and day use area in the Benarkin State Forest will be re-opened in time for the Christmas-New Year holidays.

More Council Meetings In 2015

More Council Meetings In 2015

The South Burnett Regional Council seems likely to return to holding general meetings every three weeks in 2015.

Ergon, Energex Employees<br /> Also Reject Enterprise Deal

Ergon, Energex Employees
Also Reject Enterprise Deal

ETC and TSU members at Ergon and Energex have also voted against an Enterprise Bargaining deal

Two Hurt In<br /> Highway Crash

Two Hurt In
Highway Crash

Two people suffered minor injuries in a head-on crash on the D’Aguilar Highway on Tuesday afternoon

Business Must Unlock Wellcamp Potential

Business Must Unlock Wellcamp Potential

The full economic potential of the new Wellcamp Airport won’t be unlocked across the local region unless “people get off their backsides”, Wagners’ chairman John Wagner warned a group of South Burnett businesspeople on Monday.

A Fine Night To Celebrate

A Fine Night To Celebrate

The postponement of Murgon’s annual Christmas Fair because of wet weather failed to dampen enthusiasm for the much-loved event … if anything, crowd numbers at Monday night’s rescheduled Fair were up on last year.

Sports Clubs Get Funding

Sports Clubs Get Funding

Five local sports clubs have been successful in the latest round of the State Government’s “Get Going” grant scheme.

Thank You To Volunteers

Thank You To Volunteers

Blackbutt Visitor Information Centre volunteers and their partners last week attended a thank you celebration acknowledging the contribution they have made promoting Blackbutt and the South Burnett region in 2014.

More Aged Care Places

St Mary’s Aged Care Program in Kingaroy will receive Federal Government funding to provide 25 more aged care places.

Speeder Cops Dam Big Fine

Speeder Cops Dam Big Fine

A 20-year-old man has been fined $1062 and has automatically lost his driver’s licence for six months after he was allegedly caught speeding across the Wivenhoe Dam wall.

Elderly Man Kicked In Face

Elderly Man Kicked In Face

An elderly man has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue with facial injuries after he was kicked in the face by a cow this morning.

Mayors Say Regional ‘Black<BR> Spots’ Must Be A Priority

Mayors Say Regional ‘Black
Spots’ Must Be A Priority

The Wide Bay-Burnett Regional Organisation Of Councils (WBBROC) has called on the State Government to test claims by Telstra that parts of the region should no longer be considered as telecommunications “black spots”.

Santa Hitches A Ride To Kumbia

Santa Hitches A Ride To Kumbia

The weather gods may have been a little unkind to some other local Christmas Carnivals recently but they smiled on Kumbia on Sunday.

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