I don’t want to talk our region down but I think it’s time to be honest with ourselves: the South Burnett is in strife. Real strife.
The Acland mine saga is continuing to drag on, much to the annoyance of probably everyone involved … farmers, Oakey businesspeople, New Hope executives, mining workers and shock jock Alan Jones.
Last October, I wrote an editorial urging courts to get tougher on young car thieves.
I’ve met a few politicians and would-be politicians over the years and, with one or two exceptions, I have found most of them to be pretty good people.
The South Burnett is not a tourism mecca in the same vein as the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast or the Whitsundays. We never will be and – frankly – we don’t need to be, either.
Last Friday, police throughout Queensland paused for a short while to remember their fallen colleagues.
A recent decision by South Burnett Regional Council to put the naming of a tiny pedestrian rest area in Drayton Street, Nanango, out to public consultation is very puzzling.
A South Burnett trade delegation recently returned from its annual, weekend-long marketing effort at the Regional Flavours food and wine expo at South Bank.
On Tuesday, the State Government announced funding to improve the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road, but local residents shouldn’t get too excited … it’s just the same money foreshadowed in the State Budget last month.
If you Google “Kingaroy Big Peanut”, you’ll find a photo of this handsome fellow …
The recent announcement by the South Burnett Regional Council that it intends to make further cuts to community funding so it can find more money for road maintenance will please some people but upset a lot of others.
Prior to Easter, we were discussing the upcoming big weekend at Manar Park near Boondooma in our office.
When I arrived in the South Burnett, it seemed to me there were invisible borders around each Shire: Rosalie, Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon and Kilkivan.
How do you turn an Australia Day success into a social media nightmare?
Queensland went to the polls on Saturday, November 25 to elect its next State Government. But as of today – December 4 – we still don’t really know who will be governing us for the next three years.
The Queensland State election will be held this Saturday, and the South Burnett faces some tough choices.
Well, it looks like the pincer movement that has been targeting the national broadcaster for a while may have won its first battle.
The South Burnett Regional Council adopted a new three-year economic development plan at its August monthly meeting.
The South Burnett Regional Council handed down its 2017-18 Budget on Monday. As it always does, the Budget included a rate rise – this year, 2.5 per cent – and as usual, whinging started in some quarters not long afterwards.
The recent announcement that retail chain Bunnings have lodged a development application with the South Burnett Regional Council to build a new store in Kingaroy has provoked a mixed response.
When plastic shopping bags first started to replace paper bags, there seemed to be universal acceptance of the lightweight material, its low cost and convenience.
When I was a boy, it was drummed into me that I should be proud to be Australian because our country had outlawed starvation.
The South Burnett Regional Council recently changed its Community Grants Policy.
The South Burnett is likely to face a crisis in the coming decade.