Cherbourg has copped a lot of rubbishing lately … which isn’t fair to the vast majority of the residents of the town or its hard-working local Council.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are a great time for people to get together, have fun and celebrate culture … so it’s always a very busy time at Cherbourg!
South Burnett political leaders were taken on a “listening tour” of some of the region’s businesses on Monday by the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO).
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is “Because of her, we can …” so it was fitting that women featured strongly in Cherbourg Council’s annual NAIDOC Awards ceremony on Monday.
Cherbourg’s Historical Precinct committee has received a $59,000 grant from the Federal Government
NAIDOC Week is being celebrated around Australia from July 8-15, and a number of South Burnett towns have special events planned to mark the occasion
Wakka Wakka elder Eric Law was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List … not a bad effort for a youngster who started school in the 1950s at what was then known as the Cherbourg Mission School.
There’ll be a new award in The Ration Shed’s already-crowded trophy cabinet after chairperson Aunty Sandra Morgan returned from Cairns recently.
Three notable South Burnett residents received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced on Monday.
Former Cherbourg State School principal – and founder of the Stronger Smarter Institute – Dr Chris Sarra has been appointed as Director-General of the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP).
About 450 runners and walkers – old and young – travelled the “Reconciliation Road” between Murgon and Cherbourg on Sunday for the fifth annual Reconciliation Fun Run.
Firefighters have completed backburning operations at a grass fire burning near Goomeri.
A petition calling for something to be done to bring crime under control in the South Burnett has attracted almost 550 signatures in just one day.
Medical trips for seriously ill local residents have been thrown into disarray after selfish young car thieves stole and trashed four vehicles from Murgon’s Graham House on Saturday night.
Local organisations have received small grants from the State Government to help celebrate National Reconciliation Week.
While Wooroolin may have stolen some of the focus this year because of its celebrity visitors, Anzac Day was still marked with big crowds – and great solemnity – all throughout the region.
Cherbourg firefighters narrowly escaped injury when called to a car fire on Sunday night.
The State Government has announced a new $100,000 funding opportunity that will help more Queensland communities celebrate National Reconciliation Week (May 27 – June 3).
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Dr Peter Gillies reaffirmed the service’s commitment to improving Indigenous health at a Close the Gap Day event at Cherbourg Hospital on Thursday.
Applications have now opened for Federal Government funding to support 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations.
The Grand Final of the South Burnett’s local senior cricket competition will be played on Saturday at Murgon State High School.
Cherbourg will receive $2.76 million to redesign its solid waste facility and upgrade its water system.