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South Burnett Rates Rise 2.5pc

South Burnett Rates Rise 2.5pc

South Burnett ratepayers will face an average 2.5 per cent rate rise after the South Burnett Regional Council handed down its 2016-17 Budget this morning.

Try For 5 And A Football!

Try For 5 And A Football!

If the secret of success in rugby league is training, training, training … the secret to success at school is pretty much the same: make every day count.

Percy Tackles Wondai’s League History

Percy Tackles Wondai’s League History

Former Wondai mayor Percy Iszlaub, 90, doesn’t only have a lifetime of council memories locked away, he was also a very important part of the South Burnett rugby league scene for more years than he cares to remember.

Students Profit From Business Experience

Students Profit From Business Experience

A bunch of Kingaroy State High School students now know a lot more about running a small business – and a fair bit about manufacturing and marketing coffee machines – after completing a three-day ECOMAN Program this week.

$44,000 Lift For CareFlight Choppers

$44,000 Lift For CareFlight Choppers

The “Sky’s The Limit” Charity Ball held at Kingaroy Town Hall last month raised an amazing $43,976.66 for the RACQ CareFlight helicopter rescue service.

Putting The Fun In Fundraising

Putting The Fun In Fundraising

The folks at Kumbia love to get together for a few drinks to raise money for a good cause … they also seem to have a great passion for colourful and crazy wigs.

CCTV Heads List Of Promises

CCTV Heads List Of Promises

The latest Federal politician to drop into the South Burnett bearing gifts this week was Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, who accompanied LNP candidate for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien on a visit to Murgon and Cherbourg.

Teachers Rough It During Sleepover

Teachers Rough It During Sleepover

Thirty school principals had the opportunity to experience a brief taste of life in the old days on an Aboriginal Mission when they had a sleepover at Cherbourg this week.

Deputy PM Drops Into Kingaroy

Deputy PM Drops Into Kingaroy

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce dropped into Kingaroy this week to announce an extra $100,000 for rural financial counselling services in southern Queensland, and to fly the flag for LNP candidate for Maranoa David Littleproud at the upcoming Federal election.

2016 State Budget: What We Get

2016 State Budget: What We Get

Graham House Neighbourhood Centre at Murgon and Cherbourg Aboriginal Council appear to be the only winners in the South Burnett from Tuesday’s State Budget.

Levi’s Lens Captures A New Vision

Levi’s Lens Captures A New Vision

Kingaroy portrait photographer Levi-Craig Murray has an exhibition booked in at the Wondai Art Gallery in 2018 … now he’s looking for a few more willing subjects to help him fill the walls.

Crowds Welcome Wondai Sprints

Crowds Welcome Wondai Sprints

South Burnett residents were in rev head heaven when the inaugural Wondai Street Sprints roared into action at the weekend,

$3.2m Expansion Hits New Heights

$3.2m Expansion Hits New Heights

The commissioning of Proteco’s new $3.2 million specialist edible oil refinery in Kingaroy began this week after two years of construction and three years of planning.

Wondai Sprints Ready To Roar

Wondai Sprints Ready To Roar

A motor racing track has sprung into existence in the back streets of the Wondai Industrial Estate … all ready for this weekend’s inaugural Wondai Street Sprints.

2017 Start For Wind Farm Project?

2017 Start For Wind Farm Project?

A 350MW wind farm located 50km south-west of Kingaroy could be adding electricity to Queensland’s power grid by 2020, and construction could begin as soon as next year.

An Exhibition For All Australians

An Exhibition For All Australians

The connection of all Australians to country, the natural environment and to one another is the central theme of this month’s exhibition at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery.

Inverlaw Hall Celebrates 95 Years

Inverlaw Hall Celebrates 95 Years

The 95th birthday of the Inverlaw Hall was celebrated in style on Saturday night with visitors coming from all over the local district for a special supper dance.

Gumnut Place Wins National Award

Gumnut Place Wins National Award

It’s not every day that a South Burnett organisation wins a national award, which is the reason why the crew from Gumnut Place in Murgon earned a standing ovation on Wednesday.

Riders Enjoy A New Challenge

Riders Enjoy A New Challenge

A tent city sprang up in a paddock just west of Kingaroy last weekend to house the hundreds – and hundreds – of trail bike riders who came to town for the annual Lions Charity Trail Bike Ride.

Goomeri Crowds Love To Squash In

Goomeri Crowds Love To Squash In

The crowds that rolled up for Goomeri’s annual Pumpkin Festival at the weekend were bigger than ever; in fact, at the top of Policeman’s Hill, you could say they were squashed in!

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