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Spirit Drives Wondai

Graham House Community Centre has stepped in to help fill a transport gap in Wondai

Qld Starts Path To Treaty

Qld Starts Path To Treaty

The State Government has begun a process which it says will eventually lead to negotiated treaties with Indigenous Queenslanders.

Bunnings Building Sold For $14.55m

Bunnings Building Sold For $14.55m

The Kingaroy building occupied by Bunnings Hardware has been sold to a private Victorian property syndicate for $14.55 million.

Councils Query Drought Funding

Councils Query Drought Funding

The Federal Government’s Joint Agency Drought Taskforce was wound up at the end of last month, a situation that has left local councils across Australia querying a possible $1.1 billion discrepancy in future funding.

RACQ Warns About Dodgy Claims

RACQ Warns About Dodgy Claims

RACQ has issued a warning to South Burnett and Gympie residents to be on the alert for opportunistic “storm chasers” who have been knocking on doors trying to tempt people into lodging dodgy insurance claims.

MP Queries Hospital Underspend

MP Queries Hospital Underspend

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has asked why spending on Kingaroy Hospital’s upgrade is running 53 per cent under budget.

Federal Bill Targets ‘Incitement’

Federal Bill Targets ‘Incitement’

The Federal Government has introduced legislation which aims to give farmers greater protection from animal activists.

Yarraman Heads In A New Direction

Yarraman Heads In A New Direction

Yarraman is a town of many mysteries … and one of the biggest is a giant wooden head that’s been located at the Royal Hotel for more than 30 years.

Local Groups Share $530,000 In Grants

Local Groups Share $530,000 In Grants

Twenty-one South Burnett community groups will share $530,617 in grants from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Loan Rate Cut For Farmers

Loan Rate Cut For Farmers

The Regional Investment Corporation – a lending body set up by the Federal Government in 2018 – will cut its rates from August 1.

Builder Named For Hospital Project

Builder Named For Hospital Project

Broad Construction Services, a member of the CIMIC group of companies, has been awarded the contract to construct the new $73.9 million Kingaroy Hospital.

State To Axe Drought Freight Subsidies

State To Axe Drought Freight Subsidies

The State Government has announced it will no longer support farmers during future droughts with fodder and water freight subsidies.

Old Paint Gets A New Life

Old Paint Gets A New Life

Three tonnes of unwanted paint have been returned to Brisbane for recycling following the inaugural visit by the Paintback program to Kingaroy last Saturday.

Rural Revolt Against Gympie Budget

Rural Revolt Against Gympie Budget

Three Gympie councillors – all representing rural divisions – voted against Council’s 2019-20 Budget on Wednesday, but it was adopted unchanged anyway.

Pharmacy Gets A New Look

Pharmacy Gets A New Look

A 40-year-old Proston business will be shutting its doors for the last time at 1:00pm on Friday … but it’s not as bad as it might sound.

Toowoomba Ratepayers Face 2.5pc Rise

Toowoomba Ratepayers Face 2.5pc Rise

Toowoomba Regional Council ratepayers will pay an extra $92.88 a year on average after Council handed down its 2019-20 Budget on Monday afternoon.

Tariff Cut-Off Date Extended

Tariff Cut-Off Date Extended

Farmers and businesses on obsolete or transitional electricity tariffs have been given an extra year to move to new tariffs.

New Look A Win For Netballers

New Look A Win For Netballers

There are some very happy young netballers at St Joseph’s Primary School in Murgon, eager to show off their new uniforms.

‘Mrs BP’ Takes On New Role

‘Mrs BP’ Takes On New Role

Karyn Bjelke-Petersen has been appointed principal at St John’s Lutheran School in Kingaroy after serving as joint acting principal for several months.

Man Faces Drug Charges

Man Faces Drug Charges

A 22-year-old Murgon man has been charged with drug offences after a police search on June 2.

Exhibition Salutes Navy At War

Exhibition Salutes Navy At War

Wondai Regional Art Gallery is looking back on aspects of Australia’s contribution to World War I this month.

New Quarries Hit With Extra Costs

New Quarries Hit With Extra Costs

Five new quarries in the South Burnett will be hit with special rates and charges to help pay for the upkeep of nearby roads.

O’Dowd Finally Declared Victor

O’Dowd Finally Declared Victor

The Federal Election is finally over for South Burnett residents with the official declaration on Wednesday afternoon of the results for Flynn.

Councillors To Lobby Canberra

Councillors To Lobby Canberra

A South Burnett delegation will be lobbying Federal politicians as part of a trip to the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) annual conference in Canberra on June 16-19.

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