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MPs Hear Calls For Crime Crackdown

MPs Hear Calls For Crime Crackdown

Opposition police spokesman Trevor Watts visited Murgon and Cherbourg on Monday to hear at first hand residents’ concerns about youth crime in the region.

Kingaroy Crowd Enjoys Christmas Fun

Kingaroy Crowd Enjoys Christmas Fun

A large crowd turned out in the Kingaroy CBD on Thursday night to celebrate the Christmas season … and welcome Santa Claus to town for another year.

Teys Murgon Beefs Up Production

Teys Murgon Beefs Up Production

The Teys Australia cattle hide processing plant at Murgon plans to lift production by 20 per cent recent – and hire a dozen more staff – over the next two years.

Rain Fails To Dampen Christmas Party

Rain Fails To Dampen Christmas Party

Many Christmas Carnival organisers are nervously eyeing the sky this week, worried that Tropical Cyclone Owen could put a dampener on their Friday and Saturday celebrations.

Last Chance To See Popular Artworks

Last Chance To See Popular Artworks

This summer, fans will have one last chance to see the works of an artist who’s exhibited at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery for more than 25 years.

Goomeri Gets That Festive Feeling

Goomeri Gets That Festive Feeling

There were dark skies but the rain clouds held off for Goomeri’s annual Christmas Carnival on Saturday night.

Tourism Operators Want A Say

Tourism Operators Want A Say

Tourism operators have urged the South Burnett Regional Council to consult with them before spending any more ratepayers’ money on tourism promotion.

Pine Tree Salutes Anzac Sacrifices

Pine Tree Salutes Anzac Sacrifices

St Patrick’s Catholic School at Nanango now has a tangible reminder of the lives lost more than 100 years ago at Gallipoli following the planting of an Aleppo pine sapling at the school on Friday morning.

Red Earth Pitches A New Way

Red Earth Pitches A New Way

If you missed the inaugural Red Pitch event in Kingaroy of Tuesday night, you missed a few odd sights … such as South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff hopping about like kangaroos.

First Turbines Erected At Wind Farm

First Turbines Erected At Wind Farm

The first two turbines have been erected at the Coopers Gap Wind Farm, and the project is expected to begin generating electricity by March or April next year.

Hot Day Of Racing Action

Hot Day Of Racing Action

Blistering temperatures kept numbers down but a good-sized crowd still turned out on Sunday at Lee Park Racecourse for Nanango’s annual Christmas Race meeting.

League Legends Coming To Play

League Legends Coming To Play

Former State of Origin players Matt Bowen and Craig Teevan travelled to Cherbourg this week to announce the details of a very special rugby league game to be played in February.

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

An informal “South Burnett Water Users Group” was formed on Thursday following a forum called by South Burnett Regional Council to gather ideas for future water projects in the region.

KCCI Re-Elects Executive Team

KCCI Re-Elects Executive Team

Two new members joined the Kingaroy Chamber Of Commerce and Industry’s executive committee at the group’s Annual General Meeting last week.

Growing Macadamias Isn’t Peanuts!

Growing Macadamias Isn’t Peanuts!

Work on developing the South Burnett’s first commercial macadamia plantation began on Monday with the first of 12,000 young trees being planted in a Kingaroy paddock.

Zombies Bathe In Buckets Of Blood

Zombies Bathe In Buckets Of Blood

Drivers passing through Nanango were treated to a rare spectacle on Saturday afternoon as a parade of 50 zombies shambled slowly along the side of the D’Aguilar Highway.

Police Make A Stand Against DV

Police Make A Stand Against DV

Kingaroy Police have drawn a line in the sand – quite literally – as part of their stand against domestic violence in the South Burnett.

Wondai Celebrates Its Big Wins!

Wondai Celebrates Its Big Wins!

Wondai’s recent Tidy Towns award wins will never be forgotten now that a whole bunch of signs have been presented to the town.

Solar Farm Proposal Rejected

Solar Farm Proposal Rejected

A proposal to build a solar farm 3km east of Kingaroy has been rejected by the SBRC

MP Wants New Hall At Murgon High

MP Wants New Hall At Murgon High

Education Minister Grace Grace made a low-key visit to Murgon and Cherbourg on Tuesday … but there could be some big news around the corner for Murgon State High School.

A Big Thank You To Everyone

A Big Thank You To Everyone

The BlazeAid camp near Kingaroy Airport – which has been operating for a little over a month – will be officially breaking up this week.

Is Nanango Qld’s 5th Dirtiest Town?

Is Nanango Qld’s 5th Dirtiest Town?

A report released by the Australian Conservation Foundation has rated Nanango as the fifth most polluted postcode in Queensland … but is this really fair or accurate?

Murgon Holds Down Top Spots

Murgon Holds Down Top Spots

Murgon remains in top spot on both the A Grade Gympie and South Burnett B Grade competition ladders after notching up more wins last weekend.

Ex-PM Pops In To Cherbourg

Ex-PM Pops In To Cherbourg

The Federal Government’s “special envoy on Indigenous affairs”, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, paid a quick trip to Cherbourg on Thursday morning.

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