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Students Learn Driving Survival Skills

Students Learn Driving Survival Skills

Nanango State High School students learned a very valuable life lesson this week: how to survive on the South Burnett’s roads.

Fairytale Performance By Students

Fairytale Performance By Students

Once upon a time about 50 students dazzled parents and friends in Kingaroy with musical renditions of the traditional tale of Beauty and the Beast.

Work Starts On $300,000 Streetscape

Work Starts On $300,000 Streetscape

Toowoomba Regional Council is investing more than $300,000 into Yarraman’s parks and streetscapes over the next 12 months.

Hospital Board Eager To Start $62m Project

Hospital Board Eager To Start $62m Project

Some preliminary earthworks for Kingaroy’s new $62 million general hospital could begin as soon as this financial year, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board chairman Mike Horan said on Monday.

Two Days Of Trail Bike Action

Two Days Of Trail Bike Action

Kingaroy Lions Club’s major fundraiser of the year roared into action at the weekend with almost 600 trail bike riders testing their skills on a new course just outside Kingaroy.

Asset Sales To Follow Job Cuts

Asset Sales To Follow Job Cuts

Assets such as local halls or libraries could be closed or sold by the South Burnett Regional Council in a bid to cut ongoing expenses, Mayor Keith Campbell said on Friday afternoon.

Council To Cut Staff Numbers

Council To Cut Staff Numbers

Rumours that the South Burnett Regional Council could soon be shedding staff were confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

New Operator Sought For Saleyards

New Operator Sought For Saleyards

The South Burnett Regional Council will call for expressions of interest to lease or buy the Coolabunia Saleyards and its associated cattle dip facilities.

$62m Funding Earmarked For Hospital

$62m Funding Earmarked For Hospital

After years of lobbying by residents, local councillors and State and Federal politicians, Kingaroy has finally been promised a new hospital.

Thrills And Spills At Sprints

Thrills And Spills At Sprints

Wondai’s second annual Street Sprints attracted a good crowd on Saturday and Sunday; spectators had the opportunity to watch some classic cars go through their paces … and see some unexpected thrills and spills.

Our Best And Brightest Ready For Ekka

Our Best And Brightest Ready For Ekka

More than 100 guests packed into the Wondai Diggers Club on Saturday night to see who’ll be representing the South Burnett at this year’s Ekka.

One Nation Founder Drops In

One Nation Founder Drops In

Controversial Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson dropped into Kingaroy briefly on Friday as part of a three-day trip around southern Queensland which also took her to Toowoomba and St George.

Kingaroy Players Off To Germany

Kingaroy Players Off To Germany

Two young Kingaroy soccer players will be embarking on the trip of a lifetime to Germany and France next Thursday.

Crafty Festival Opens On Friday

Crafty Festival Opens On Friday

The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery is getting ready for an influx of country crafters over the next two months.

Big Day At St Mary’s College

Big Day At St Mary’s College

St Mary’s Catholic College is a bit like Dr Who’s Tardis … it’s a lot bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

PCA Calls For Cool Heads Over Imports

PCA Calls For Cool Heads Over Imports

Banning Argentine peanut imports could have a negative impact on the Australian peanut industry, according to the Kingaroy-based Peanut Company of Australia.

New Cellar Door Opens In Wondai

New Cellar Door Opens In Wondai

Drivers passing through Wondai’s roundabout over the past week will have noticed a new sign in front of the Wondai Regional Art Gallery.

Farewell Was Icing On The Cake

Farewell Was Icing On The Cake

Julia Byrne says the secret to notching up almost four decades in the challenging health industry is a sense of humour.

Josie’s Getting Ready To Cruise

Josie’s Getting Ready To Cruise

Kingaroy cyclist Josie Potter is heading off to Brisbane again in just over two weeks for her annual effort for MS Queensland.

Meet The New Kid In Kingaroy

Meet The New Kid In Kingaroy

Kingaroy ambulance paramedics can now practise their life-saving skills on a life-size child simulator following generous donations from the public.

Deb’s Bowled Over By Festival

Deb’s Bowled Over By Festival

Once a year, Goomeri goes pumpkin crazy: the streets are filled with decorated pumpkins, pumpkin hats, pumpkin costumes, pumpkin sports … but, most importantly, pumpkin rolling.

Not Just Cars At Scouts’ Big Day

Not Just Cars At Scouts’ Big Day

If you didn’t make it to the Kingaroy Scouts’ annual show’n'shine on Saturday, you missed out on more than just a well-attended car show.

Taylors Road Upgrade Starts Monday

Taylors Road Upgrade Starts Monday

The notorious intersection of Taylors and Meiers Roads with the Bunya Highway north of Kingaroy will be getting an upgrade from Monday (May 29).

Police Want Young Drivers To Stay Safe

Police Want Young Drivers To Stay Safe

When police are called out to a road crash, the last thing they want to see is a young person laying dying inside a wrecked car.

Garden Project Helps Bind Community

Garden Project Helps Bind Community

A new garden and public art space at the Scott Haven Independent Living Complex in Hart Street, Blackbutt was officially opened on Wednesday morning … with a tile glueing ceremony.

$49,000 Raised At Mayor’s Charity Ball

$49,000 Raised At Mayor’s Charity Ball

The South Burnett Community Hospital Foundation will be at least $49,000 richer as a result of the Mayor’s Charity Ball held at Kingaroy Town Hall on Saturday night.

Another Record-Breaking Run … For Fun

Another Record-Breaking Run … For Fun

Former champion athlete Robert de Castella is used to breaking records, but his marathon efforts weren’t the kind of records the organisers of the Reconciliation Fun Run from Murgon to Cherbourg were interested in celebrating on Sunday.

Blackbutt Celebrates ‘Fantastic’ Show

Blackbutt Celebrates ‘Fantastic’ Show

The 83rd annual Blackbutt Show had something for everyone this year – a dog show, a large equestrian competition, woodchopping and the finals of several Sub-Chamber competitions to determine who will represent the South Burnett at the Ekka.

Local Sparkie Stars In Documentary

Local Sparkie Stars In Documentary

He’s probably best known for his day job, but South Burnett electrician Owen Blamires’ kind heart has made him one of the stars of a new documentary which will be launched in Armidale on Friday night (May 19).

Railway Station Project In Limbo

Railway Station Project In Limbo

A plan to relocate Nanango’s former railway station building back to its original home in Pioneer Park is in limbo.

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