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Five Nominate For Council By-Election

Five Nominate For Council By-Election

Arnold Murray today drew the No 1 spot on the ballot paper for the by-election to fill a vacancy at Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council.

Lunch With MP To Thank Carers

Lunch With MP To Thank Carers

Foster and kinship carers in the South Burnett and their support workers gathered at a lunch in Kingaroy today to meet with Assistant Minister for Child Safety Tarnya Smith.

Fire Blackens Murgon Airstrip

Fire Blackens Murgon Airstrip

A large grass fire which broke out about 1:15pm in windy conditions on the outskirts of Murgon has blackened most of the Angelfield airstrip but fire crews have protected buildings in the area.

Kingaroy’s Most Confusing Intersections

Kingaroy’s Most Confusing Intersections

They may be Kingaroy’s most confusing intersections for motorists but they’re not the most dangerous

Focus On South Burnett Agriculture

Focus On South Burnett Agriculture

A mix of local growers, industry reps, researchers and councillors gathered at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Research Station in Kingaroy on Wednesday to explore the future of crop production in the South Burnett.

Record Year At Muster

Record Year At Muster

The Nanango Country Music Muster has come a long way from the first tentative year when there was just a handful of caravans … at 2:30pm on Saturday there were 811 caravans packed into the Nanango Showgrounds (a record, and there’s a good chance a few more slipped in after this).

Local Child Workers Play Their Part

Local Child Workers Play Their Part

Local child protection workers have a big part to play in keeping South Burnett families safe, and their roles were recognised at the South Burnett Child Protection Week Awards held on Wednesday night in Kingaroy.

A Big Day In Black And White

A Big Day In Black And White

Nanango Race Club’s annual “Cup” day is always big … but Saturday’s meeting was huge with crowd numbers boosted by visitors in town for the evening centenary celebrations of the Nanango rugby league team.

Opportunity To Test Your Skills

A call has gone out to local trainees and apprentices to take part in the regional WorldSkills competition next month.

Something For Blokes

Something For Blokes

Men don’t usually talk about their health … it’s apparently “a bloke thing”.

$220,000 Makeover For Kilkivan

$220,000 Makeover For Kilkivan

Kilkivan’s main street will be getting a $220,000 makeover courtesy of Gympie Regional Council and the State Government’s Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

4G Coming To Kingaroy

Telstra mobile customers in Kingaroy will get access to the 4G network within the next six months.

Full Fields For Wondai Races

Full Fields For Wondai Races

The Wondai Race Club will be holding its traditional Winter meeting at Wondai Racecourse this Saturday

Boost For Sporting Groups

Boost For Sporting Groups

South Burnett sporting clubs have received more than $120,000 in assistance from the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program.

$60,000 Injection For Village Green

The $150,000 Stage 2 of Wondai’s Village Green project – which aims to transform the centre of town – has received a $60,000 boost from the State Government.

High Court Dismisses Alcohol Appeal

High Court Dismisses Alcohol Appeal

Today’s High Court decision to dismiss an appeal by a woman against her conviction for breaching alcohol management plan (AMP) restrictions on Palm Island has been welcomed by the State Government.

A Journey Of Reconciliation

A Journey Of Reconciliation

St Mary’s Catholic College in Kingaroy has marked National Reconciliation Week with a special ceremony and the official opening of the school’s Bunya Dreaming Garden.

Schoolboys Take On The Best

Schoolboys Take On The Best

Kingaroy’s TJ O’Neill Oval hosted one of the biggest football crowds seen in Kingaroy for years on Thursday with the official kick off of the four-day 18yrs State Secondary Rugby League Carnival.

Solar Eclipse Darkens Sky

Solar Eclipse Darkens Sky

There was a partial solar eclipse this morning but most South Burnett residents wouldn’t have noticed it was happening.

Football Star Kicks Off Appeal

Football Star Kicks Off Appeal

The South Burnett’s annual Red Shield Appeal officially kicked off yesterday morning in Kingaroy … and who best to do it, than one of the region’s best-known and most-talented footballers?

Wooroolin’s Wrong Date Flood

Wooroolin’s Wrong Date Flood

The water has risen to within feet of your door, your water is disconnected, sounds like a disaster?

Good Folk At Maidenwell

Good Folk At Maidenwell

The Maidenwell Hotel was transformed into a musicians’ paradise at the weekend

Take A Stand Against Bullying

Take A Stand Against Bullying

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington is urging local schools to register for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence to be held on March 15.

Flood Recovery Liaison Officer Appointed

Flood Recovery Liaison Officer Appointed

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has established a team of 12 Flood Recovery Liaison Officers to work with local communities as they begin the huge task of rebuilding farming enterprises and associated businesses after the recent floods.