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Fun Day At Blackbutt Course

Fun Day At Blackbutt Course

Blackbutt District Community Organisation held its inaugural Putt-a-Putt event at the Blackbutt Golf Club on Sunday.

Ava Go At This Event!

Ava Go At This Event!

Grey skies and a small shower in the morning had the organisers of the Blackbutt Avocado Festival a little worried on Saturday … but despite the gloomy start, the crowds “rolled” in.

Avo Good Time In Blackbutt

Avo Good Time In Blackbutt

It’s that time of the year again when usually sane people don’t only smash avocados, they toss them, roll them, juggle them … and yes, even eat them.

Man Charged Over Avocado Theft

Man Charged Over Avocado Theft

A 41-year-old Blackbutt man was charged on Friday with the alleged theft of four tonnes of avocados during 2017 and 2018.

Three Towns To Get Safer Entries

Three Towns To Get Safer Entries

Blackbutt, Nanango and Murgon are three of 18 rural towns selected for Town Entry Treatments (TET) by the Department of Transport and Main Roads as part of an effort to improve road safety.

Two Escape Fiery Crash

Two Escape Fiery Crash

Two men escaped with minor injuries after their Holden Statesman sedan crashed and caught on fire on the Blackbutt Range on Thursday afternoon.

Irrigation Ban Looms As Dam Levels Slip

Irrigation Ban Looms As Dam Levels Slip

Boondooma Dam levels are slipping dangerously close to the cut-off level when irrigators will be banned from taking water from the supply.

Reconciliation Fun Day Draws Crowd

Reconciliation Fun Day Draws Crowd

Blackbutt ran its first-ever Reconciliation Week celebration recently, and now organisers hope to make it an annual event.

Nanango Takes Ekka Trifecta

Nanango Takes Ekka Trifecta

It was a big night for the Nanango Show Society on Saturday … not only did they host the annual dinner for South Burnett show societies, but their entrants were also selected to represent the region at this year’s Brisbane Ekka.

Codi’s A Real Little Hero

Codi’s A Real Little Hero

A seven-year-old Blackbutt boy is being hailed as a “genuine little hero” by his mum after he managed to get his aunt out of a potentially dangerous house fire on Sunday afternoon.

Mitch Takes On Best In The World

Mitch Takes On Best In The World

Blackbutt axeman – and Aussie champion – Mitch Argent came third against the world’s best in the prestigious Stihl Timbersports Champions Trophy held in France at the weekend.

Schools On Show At Blackbutt

Schools On Show At Blackbutt

Large crowds rolled up for the 84th Blackbutt Show held on Saturday … and the weather and attractions didn’t disappoint.

Small Grants To Promote Reconciliation

Small Grants To Promote Reconciliation

Local organisations have received small grants from the State Government to help celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

Indigenous Art Helps<BR> Aged Care Fundraising

Indigenous Art Helps
Aged Care Fundraising

Artworks collected in Alice Springs over 25 years will be on display in Blackbutt on April 28

April Plan For Supermarket Opening

April Plan For Supermarket Opening

Blackbutt residents have been waiting for their new supermarket for some time but finally there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel.

Aged Living Units Come At A Cost

Aged Living Units Come At A Cost

The Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association (BBAC) has launched a public appeal to raise $204,740 to build two new independent living units at its Scott Haven complex.

Four Hurt In Crash

Four Hurt In Crash

Four people were injured when a car slammed into a tree on the D’Aguilar Highway near Benarkin on Thursday morning.

Do You Recognise These Players?

Do You Recognise These Players?

Do you recognise any of the tennis players in this old black and white photograph? Or can you remember the occasion on which it was taken?

Developer Gets Six-Year Extension

Developer Gets Six-Year Extension

A property developer who won approval to convert a large block of land in George Street, Blackbutt into 27 residential lots has been given an extra six years to turn their plans into reality.

History On Show At Blackbutt

History On Show At Blackbutt

Railway buffs should take a moment to drop into the restored Nukku rail siding building which now sits alongside the former Nukku School on the rail trail at Blackbutt.

Barry’s Work Hasn’t Gone Unnoticed

Barry’s Work Hasn’t Gone Unnoticed

Barry Richardson – and his dog “Tank” – are a familiar sight around Blackbutt … at times, Barry seems to be involved in just about everything that goes on in the town!

Blackbutt To Get New Postcode

Blackbutt To Get New Postcode

A decade-long fight to get Blackbutt its own postcode paid off on Friday when Australia Post agreed to split the old 4306 postcode area in half.

Cyclists Ready For 100km Trail

Cyclists Ready For 100km Trail

There should be some very tired cyclists pedalling into Yarraman on Saturday afternoon after completing a 100km cycling challenge on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

IGA Fuels Up Taromeo Firies

IGA Fuels Up Taromeo Firies

Taromeo Rural Fire Brigade volunteers will be able to take meal breaks during training and reduction burns thanks to Yarraman IGA who have come on board as the brigade’s first “Feed The Firies” sponsor.

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