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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?

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.

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.

Santa Drops Into Nanango

Santa Drops Into Nanango

It was Nanango’s turn to celebrate Christmas and host a visit from Santa on Friday night.

Christmas In The Rain

Christmas In The Rain

It wouldn’t be a Kingaroy Christmas Carnival if it didn’t rain at some stage during the night, but this year the weather gods turned on the taps a little bit too early.

$3.1m Upgrade To Local Courthouses

$3.1m Upgrade To Local Courthouses

More than $3 million will be spent during 2015 on much-needed upgrades to the Kingaroy and Nanango courthouses.

Police Add New Bike To Road Arsenal

Police Add New Bike To Road Arsenal

Motorists tempted to put the pedal to the metal on South Burnett roads over the Christmas break will have a fresh hazard to deal with … a new brightly coloured police motorbike looming in their rear-view mirrors.

MP Predicts Growth In Exports

MP Predicts Growth In Exports

Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott visited Kingaroy on Monday with an optimistic message … there are exciting opportunities ahead for Australian food exporters.

Traditional Fun Takes To The Streets

Traditional Fun Takes To The Streets

The Christmas action continued across the South Burnett at the weekend … and there’s even more on the way this week.

Controversial UCG Plant Vanishes

Controversial UCG Plant Vanishes

For a project that caused so much angst in the local community, the former Cougar Energy underground coal gasification plant near Coolabunia has disappeared with very little fanfare.

Picasso And Dali Come To Kingaroy

Picasso And Dali Come To Kingaroy

Visitors who drop into the Kingaroy Art Gallery this month will be able to see something unusual

Shave-Off Ends A Very Hairy Month

Shave-Off Ends A Very Hairy Month

Kingaroy RSL’s Tobruk Room was bristling with moustaches on Friday night

Youth Charged Over ‘Handgun’

Youth Charged Over ‘Handgun’

A 17-year-old Kingaroy youth has been arrested and charged after he allegedly entered the foyer of the Kingaroy Courthouse on Monday morning brandishing what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.

Young Riders Have A Go

Young Riders Have A Go

About 20 young riders turned up for the inaugural junior motorcycle speedway “Come And Try Day”

BGA Celebrates A Golden Milestone

BGA Celebrates A Golden Milestone

One of the South Burnett’s most iconic businesses has been celebrating its 50th anniversary … but the only present that Bean Growers Australia Managing Director Lloyd Neilsen would like to receive would be some better seasons.

Memories Fade But Friendships Last

Memories Fade But Friendships Last

Every Remembrance Day local resident Denise Brown places three red poppies on the Kingaroy war memorial in memory of three men … the only problem is, she doesn’t know who they are.

Focus On The South Burnett

Focus On The South Burnett

The Rotary Club of Kingaroy has unveiled the 2015 edition of its popular calendar which highlights the works of South Burnett photographers.

Teelah Fire Tests Firefighters

Teelah Fire Tests Firefighters

A large fire burning along a valley north of Blackbutt prompted a “watch and act” alert from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services this afternoon, meaning there was a real risk that property could be lost.

Bikers On An Odyssey To Do Good

Bikers On An Odyssey To Do Good

For a bunch of bikers who want to “grow old disgracefully”, the Burnett branch of the Ulysses Club is failing miserably … they’re actually doing a lot of very good things.

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