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Public Holiday<BR> For Christmas Eve

Public Holiday
For Christmas Eve

That State Government is pressing ahead with a proposal to make Christmas Eve a public holiday

Kingaroy Signs Will Be Pork-Free

Kingaroy Signs Will Be Pork-Free

Kingaroy’s new entry signs will be pork-free because the town is better known for peanuts.

Finlay To Head Future Drought Fund

Finlay To Head Future Drought Fund

Former National Farmers Federation president Brent Finlay has been appointed chairman of the new Future Drought Fund consultative committee.

Have You Seen Elizabeth?

Have You Seen Elizabeth?

UPDATE September 18: Elizabeth has been located safe and well.

Plea For Help Put To Parliament

Plea For Help Put To Parliament

The South Burnett Under 4s Network has secured 1800 signatures on a petition calling for a full-time paediatrician to be based in the South Burnett.

Safe Message For Young Drivers

Safe Message For Young Drivers

Young people had the opportunity to learn firsthand from the experts at a driver safety night held in Kingaroy last week.

Bye Bye Santa, Hello Easter!

Bye Bye Santa, Hello Easter!

Murgon will axe its long-standing Christmas Fair and put all its eggs into an Easter celebration instead

Rotary Books Up Another Success

Rotary Books Up Another Success

Last weekend’s jam-packed program of local events failed to put a dent in attendances at Taabinga Rotary’s annual Bookarama book sale.

Squadron Says Thank You To Wondai

Squadron Says Thank You To Wondai

A big crowd rolled up to Wondai Airport on Saturday morning to check out one of the RAAF’s latest aircraft.

Hundreds Of Cyclists<br> Coming To South Burnett

Hundreds Of Cyclists
Coming To South Burnett

Severals roads in Kumbia and Kingaroy will be closed this weekend for a major cycling event

Council Goes Into<br> Bat For Jnr Cricket

Council Goes Into
Bat For Jnr Cricket

The Kingaroy Flames held their first training session at their new $37,500 practice nets this week

New Body To Oversee Mine Safety

New Body To Oversee Mine Safety

An independent body is being set up by the State Government to protect the safety and health of Queensland’s 70,000-plus miners.

Axe Falls As Acland Deadline Passes

Axe Falls As Acland Deadline Passes

New Hope – operators of the New Acland coal mine – have sacked 150 workers after the State Government failed to meet the company’s September 1 deadline to approve Stage 3 of the mine.

Equestrian Centre Opening Postponed

Equestrian Centre Opening Postponed

The official opening of the new multi-million dollar Kilkivan Equestrian Centre has been postponed.

No Relief In Sight For Farmers

No Relief In Sight For Farmers

The Bureau of Meteorology released its Spring outlook on Thursday, and it’s not good new for farmers.

Entries Open For Art Competition

Entries Open For Art Competition

Wondai Regional Art Gallery is calling for entries in its annual October Art Competition, which will be offering more than $8500 in cash prizes this year.

Data Estimates 687,000 Visitors

Data Estimates 687,000 Visitors

New data from Tourism Research Australia estimates the South Burnett received 687,000 visitors in 2018, or about 13,211 per week.

Wondai To Host Fun Day

Wondai To Host Fun Day

Wondai has been chosen as the town to host next year’s South Burnett Community Family Fun Day

Tourism Advisory Group Meets Soon

Tourism Advisory Group Meets Soon

A new group appointed to look into the collapse of the region’s tourism traffic is expected to hold its first meeting on Monday afternoon (August 26).

Visitor Numbers Continue To Fall

Visitor Numbers Continue To Fall

Visitor numbers to the South Burnett’s five Visitor Information Centres suffered a year-on-year decline of almost 14 per cent between April and June this year.

Water Restrictions Remain … For Now

Water Restrictions Remain … For Now

The South Burnett will stay on Level 3 water restrictions for the present … providing residents continue to use water responsibly.

Local Fire Ban Declared

Local Fire Ban Declared

A local fire ban is in place until midnight on Friday (August 30) in the South Burnett and North Burnett council areas due to the high risk of fires starting in the current conditions.

From Canada To Nanango

From Canada To Nanango

How does The Shed keep on doing it? On Wednesday night, the boutique venue in Nanango will be hosting yet another international music act …

Vietnam Vets Recall The Cost

Vietnam Vets Recall The Cost

The horrors of the Vietnam War took a heavy toll but the hostile reaction many soldiers received when they returned to Australia only made matters worse.

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