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Police To Enforce COVID-19 Orders

Police To Enforce COVID-19 Orders

Police are reminding residents to adhere to social distancing principles and new restrictions in relation to indoor venues.

Beware Of COVID-19 Scams

Beware Of COVID-19 Scams

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned that scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears about COVID-19.

Mitch Just Misses National Title

Mitch Just Misses National Title

Blackbutt axeman Mitch Argent just missed out on another national title when he came third in the prestigious Stihl Timbersports 2020 Australian Trophy competition at the weekend.

Plan Unveiled To Improve Health Services

Plan Unveiled To Improve Health Services

A new plan to improve access to mental health, suicide prevention and drug treatment services in the local region has been developed by the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network.

Zimbabwe Theme For Prayer Day

Zimbabwe Theme For Prayer Day

World Day of Prayer – an interdenominational Christian celebration – will be celebrated in the South Burnett on Friday, March 6.

Donations To Equip Volunteers

Donations To Equip Volunteers

Rural firies and SES volunteers will receive a suite of upgrades and new equipment thanks to more than $3.1 million donated during the 2019-20 bushfire season.

Hotline For Mine Workers

Hotline For Mine Workers

A new support service for current and former mine and quarry workers exposed to dust in Queensland will be available from March 2.

Forum Targets Regional Priorities

Forum Targets Regional Priorities

A quarterly community forum to gather feedback and set priorities for the future of the Wide Bay-Burnett and Fraser Coast region was held in Cherbourg on Monday.

Bushfire Grants For Farmers

Bushfire Grants For Farmers

Farmers affected by bushfires in the Gympie, Somerset and Toowoomba local government areas now have access to grants of up to $75,000 to assist with their recovery.

Pest Moth Spreads in NQ

Pest Moth Spreads in NQ

The State Government has admitted that an exotic pest, Fall Armyworm, is likely to have spread across northern Australia meaning eradication is no longer possible.

Redesigned $100 Note Unveiled

Redesigned $100 Note Unveiled

The Reserve Bank released the design of Australia’s new $100 banknote on Monday, the final denomination to be redesigned as part of a program to increase security as well as assist people who are blind.

Irrigation Charges ‘Unreasonable’

Irrigation Charges ‘Unreasonable’

The Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC) has expressed concerns over proposed rises in irrigation water charges.

Green Light For $2b Wind Farm

Green Light For $2b Wind Farm

One of the largest grid-connected wind farms in the southern hemisphere is a step closer for the Wide Bay-Burnett region, with the State Government granting development approval for Forest Wind.

Crash At Wooroonden

Crash At Wooroonden

Emergency services were called to a single-vehicle crash at Wooroonden on Friday night.

Small Grant To Young Champ

Small Grant To Young Champ

Redgate youngster Harrison Sippel’s cricketing career is continuing to attract notice.

People Food Isn’t Pig Food

People Food Isn’t Pig Food

African Swine Fever has now been detected in Greece, prompting the State Government to warn Queenslanders again to be aware of this very real biosecurity threat to the local pork industry.

Connor’s Keen To Help LifeFlight

Connor’s Keen To Help LifeFlight

A young boy seriously injured during a clean-up after wild storms swept across the South Burnett in October 2018 is this year’s Sunshine Coast LifeFlight Ball ambassador.

MP Confident In Bushfire Inquiry

MP Confident In Bushfire Inquiry

Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud is confident the Royal Commission investigating this summer’s devastating bushfires will “give us the answers”.

Murgon To Host Semi-Final

Murgon To Host Semi-Final

Murgon Crusaders have finished on top of the Gympie Regional Cricket Association’s A Grade table after 20 rounds of keen competition.

Workshop To Focus On Dairy Issues

Workshop To Focus On Dairy Issues

The Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation will be holding a workshop next week in Kingaroy to discuss current issues in the industry.

Free Water From Paradise Dam

Free Water From Paradise Dam

Sunwater announced on Wednesday that water from Paradise Dam will be made available for irrigators and other users at no charge from Thursday (February 13).

Call To Lift Freight Subsidies

Call To Lift Freight Subsidies

The Queensland Dairy Farmers Organisation has called on the State Government to match NSW drought payments to farmers.

Kye’s Our New Kingaroy King

Kye’s Our New Kingaroy King

About 8500 people passed through the gates of the Kingaroy Speedway over the weekend … the biggest Kings Royal event yet!

Youth Dies After Ute Fall

Youth Dies After Ute Fall

A 16-year-old Meringandan boy critically injured after falling from a ute at Bowenville in the early hours of January 12 has died in hospital.

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