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Closure Would Be ‘Absolute Disaster’

Closure Would Be ‘Absolute Disaster’

If the South Burnett Private Hospital closes on June 30 it would be an “absolute disaster” for the local community, says a specialist gynaecologist who has been visiting Kingaroy for more than five years.

Get Ready For A Festival Of Cycling

Get Ready For A Festival Of Cycling

The Tour de South Burnett cycle race is returning to the South Burnett next month, with a new name, new towns and five routes open to local cyclists, ranging in length from 5km to 107km.

Fitness, Fun and Friendship

Fitness, Fun and Friendship

The more than 400 runners and walkers who left Murgon Showground for a 7km stroll on Sunday morning weren’t only testing their fitness … they were also showing their support for Reconciliation and Cherbourg’s Ration Shed Museum.

Timber Town Turns On A Show

Timber Town Turns On A Show

The Blackbutt Show Society is delighted with the turnout to this year’s Blackbutt Show on Saturday.

Mayor Gutted Over Hospital Closure

Mayor Gutted Over Hospital Closure

Mayor Wayne Kratzmann says he is gutted by Friday’s news the South Burnett Private Hospital will close on June 30

Are You Getting Ready To Run?

Are You Getting Ready To Run?

The second annual Reconciliation Fun Run (or walk) is on again this Sunday from Murgon to Cherbourg!

Ultralight Scare At Airport

Ultralight Scare At Airport

Brisbane couple Geoff and Julie Sheather had the fright of their lives on Wednesday when smoke started filling the cockpit of their two-seater Foxbat ultralight as they were at 6500 feet and heading for Kingaroy.

Some Good News For Ration Shed

Some Good News For Ration Shed

After months of worrying about their future, the management committee of Cherbourg’s Ration Shed Museum have received some unexpected good news … they’ve won another important award recognising their work.

Meet The Kingaroy-Murgon Rail Trail

Meet The Kingaroy-Murgon Rail Trail

The South Burnett Regional Council has begun a five-day public consultation process to gather the community’s ideas about the proposed Kingaroy-Murgon Rail Trail.

Bumper Day At Burrandowan

Bumper Day At Burrandowan

It was a big day at the Burrandowan Picnic Races … big fields, a big crowd and a big response to the initiatives introduced by the race club this year.

School Plans An Historic Weekend

School Plans An Historic Weekend

Organisers of the Combined Anniversary Celebrations at St Mary’s Catholic College – to be held at the end of this month – have dug out some historic photographs during their research ahead of the big weekend.

Local Studs Steal The Show

Local Studs Steal The Show

South Burnett studs have come away with a swag of ribbons from Day 1 of judging in the Stud Cattle Competition at Beef Australia 2015 in Rockhampton.

Show Outshines The Weather

Show Outshines The Weather

Kingaroy Show weekend had the weather stacked against it – and lots of the events were cancelled – but you wouldn’t have known anything was amiss by the large number of smiling faces at the showgrounds.

A Lot To Chew Over At Brekkie

A Lot To Chew Over At Brekkie

The guests at Friday’s Mayoral Charity Breakfast had a lot to take in … some exciting news, some troubling news and some delicious food.

May Day Call To Save Hospital

May Day Call To Save Hospital

South Burnett Regional Council is willing to offer Pulse Health the use of the South Burnett Private Hospital building in Kingaroy rent-free if they agree to keep the doors of the facility open.

Road Safety Becomes Real

Road Safety Becomes Real

In 2009, two 18-year-old girls were killed in a head-on crash in the Yarra Valley in Victoria … the ripple effect of their deaths is still being felt today, even as far away as Kingaroy.

New Faces On The Range

New Faces On The Range

The South Burnett’s most iconic restaurant has re-opened its doors after being closed for several months for renovations.

Governor Pays A Visit

Governor Pays A Visit

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey and his wife Kaye dropped in to visit Cherbourg and the nearby Shaftesbury College rodeo school during a whistlestop visit to the South Burnett on Tuesday.

How Kingaroy Remembered Them

How Kingaroy Remembered Them

Record crowds attended Kingaroy’s two Anzac Day services on Saturday to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings and the birth of the Anzac tradition.

Tradition Thrives At Wondai

Tradition Thrives At Wondai

Anzac Day services around the region drew record crowds this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, and so did Wondai’s 42nd Anzac Day race meeting.

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