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?
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.
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.
The weather gods may have been a little unkind to some other local Christmas Carnivals recently but they smiled on Kumbia on Sunday.
It was Nanango’s turn to celebrate Christmas and host a visit from Santa on Friday night.
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.
More than $3 million will be spent during 2015 on much-needed upgrades to the Kingaroy and Nanango courthouses.
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.
Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott visited Kingaroy on Monday with an optimistic message … there are exciting opportunities ahead for Australian food exporters.
The Christmas action continued across the South Burnett at the weekend … and there’s even more on the way this week.
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.
Visitors who drop into the Kingaroy Art Gallery this month will be able to see something unusual
Kingaroy RSL’s Tobruk Room was bristling with moustaches on Friday night
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.
About 20 young riders turned up for the inaugural junior motorcycle speedway “Come And Try Day”
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.
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.
The Rotary Club of Kingaroy has unveiled the 2015 edition of its popular calendar which highlights the works of South Burnett photographers.
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.
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.