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Kingaroy’s Betta Is Best …

Kingaroy’s Betta Electrical store has won the prestigious “Small Branded Retailer of the Year” award at its group’s annual conference being held this week in California.

Court-Ordered Workers Need Jobs

Court-Ordered Workers Need Jobs

The State Government is asking not-for-profit groups in the South Burnett to put up their hands to provide community service projects for offenders.

Hard Work and Persistence
Will Pay Off, Jobseekers Told

Hard Work and Persistence<br> Will Pay Off, Jobseekers Told

The right path for indigenous jobseekers hoping to securing a job in the booming resource sector was all about hard work, persistence and asking as many questions as possible.

Greens Meet To Discuss CSG and Mines

Greens Meet To Discuss CSG and Mines

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne and Senator Larissa Waters hosted an informal forum at the Burke and Wills Conference room in Toowoomba last night ahead of Senator Milne’s appearance on the ABC’s Q&A panel show.

Reserve Banks Cuts Rates Another 25 Points

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced today that it will cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 per cent, pushing interest rates to their lowest level since the height of the global financial crisis.

NFF Urges Banks To Pass
On Full Interest Rate Cut

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed today’s interest rate cut, calling on financial lenders to pass the full 0.25 per cent cut to their agribusiness customers.

Another Warning About Dodgy Solar Installers

Another Warning About Dodgy Solar Installers

Following hot on the heels of local Member Bruce Scott raising the issue of dodgy solar installations in Kingaroy, a local solar installer has issued his own warning – beware of telemarketers!

Ruralco Buys Stake In Elders

Ruralco Holdings has acquired a 10.1 per cent stake in Elders but both companies say there is no current intention of making a takeover bid.

New Chairmen Appointed

New Chairmen Appointed

The State Government has appointed new chairmen to Stanwell Corporation, Ergon Energy, Sunwater and three other government-owned corporations.

RADF Round Opens On Monday

The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that Round 1 of the 2012 Regional Arts Development Fund program will open on Monday.

Aged Care Homes Get Big Tick

Aged Care Homes Get Big Tick

The South Burnett has fared well in an audit of fire safety standards released today by Housing and Public Works Minister Bruce Flegg.

Visitors Urged To See Our Natural Wonders

Visitors Urged To See Our Natural Wonders

Toowoomba Golden West and South Burnett Tourism have launched a $68,000 multi-media campaign to entice visitors to take a “Cool Country Escape” in the region.

Health Workers Ordered To Repay $91m

Health workers who were overpaid because of the bungled payroll system will now have to start repaying the government following the lifting of a moratorium granted by the former State Government.

Would You Like Fries
With Your Donation?

Would You Like Fries<br> With Your Donation?

McDonald’s restaurant has donated just over $1000 to the Chaplaincy Program at Kingaroy SHS

Council Forges Relationship With Swickers

Council Forges Relationship With Swickers

The South Burnett Regional Council is forming a “working partnership” with Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory to ensure the survival of this important local enterprise.

Community Groups Receive Funds Boost

Eleven community groups in the South Burnett have been given a financial boost by the State Government, with more than $135,000 in funding allocated from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Blackbutt Range To
Re-Open To Two Lanes

Blackbutt Range To<br> Re-Open To Two Lanes

South Burnett motorists – and tourism operators – will breathe a sigh of relief when two lanes re-open across the Blackbutt Range next month.

Red Tape Reductions For Homeowners

Red Tape Reductions For Homeowners

The State Government is taking action to reduce red tape for property owners and real estate agents, Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said today.