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Motel Offers BaconFest Alternatives

Motel Offers BaconFest Alternatives

Visitors coming to Kingaroy for this year’s BaconFest in search of a special dining experience – and locals who want to enjoy the Festival on a budget – still have time to book tickets for two dining events.

LAC Plans 100 Years Celebration

LAC Plans 100 Years Celebration

The Kingaroy Local Ambulance Committee has begun planning an event to celebrate 100 years of ambulance service in the town.

Charity Night To Build Awareness

Charity Night To Build Awareness

A special charity screening of the Michael Hutchence biopic “Mystify” has been organised at the Kingaroy Cinema to help raise funds for the South Burnett Suicide Prevention Working Group.

Inquiry Opens Into Nuclear Future

Inquiry Opens Into Nuclear Future

A push by some Federal LNP politicians for nuclear power to be put back on the table as a possible solution for Australia’s energy needs has paid off.

Speeding Driver Fined $1245

Speeding Driver Fined $1245

A 20-year-old Yarraman man has been fined $1245 and lost his licence for six months after he was pulled over for speeding on the D’Aguilar Highway on Sunday morning.

Highway Crash Blocks Traffic

Highway Crash Blocks Traffic

A medevac helicopter was called to a crash on the New England Highway at Glenaven, 11km north of Crows Nest, on Sunday afternoon.

Major Cycling Event Planned For Spring

Major Cycling Event Planned For Spring

Kingaroy looks set to play host to between 300 and 350 cyclists in early September, along with their friends, family, teams, support crew, media and fans.

Hospital Construction Ready To Go

Hospital Construction Ready To Go

A small ceremony was held on Wednesday afternoon to mark the start of the main building construction phase of the new $73.9 million Kingaroy Hospital.

Tolls Unveiled For Range Crossing

Tolls Unveiled For Range Crossing

Car drivers will pay $2.30 – and truckies $22.85 – to use the new Toowoomba Second Range Crossing when tolls are introduced later this year.

South Burnett Wines Score More Wins

South Burnett Wines Score More Wins

South Burnett wineries are toasting another successful vintage after walking away from this year’s Cairns Wine Show with a string of trophies and medals.

Agforce Condemns ‘Sloppy’ Mapping

Agforce Condemns ‘Sloppy’ Mapping

AgForce is worried there are still large areas of farming land wrongly targeted by the State Government’s “blue dot” protected vegetation maps.

Lifeline Quits Recycling Scheme

Lifeline Quits Recycling Scheme

Kingaroy’s Lifeline shop is still listed on the Re.Turn-It website but the charity store is no longer accepting cans and bottles for 10c payments.

Apprenticeships …  Apply Now!

Apprenticeships … Apply Now!

It’s that time of the year … Stanwell, Ergon and Energex are inviting applications for apprenticeships and traineeships at these government-owned enterprises.

Five Charged After Drug Raids

Five Charged After Drug Raids

Detectives from Taskforce Maxima allegedly seized drugs and firearms when they raided a house in Venman Street, Kingaroy, on Friday.

Big Weekend For Junior League

Big Weekend For Junior League

Wondai Wolves are hosting the annual Mini Mod rugby league carnival again this Saturday at Wondai Sportsground.

Food Festival To Showcase Region

Food Festival To Showcase Region

This weekend four wineries, four local food producers and two chefs will be flying the flag for the South Burnett at Regional Flavours on Brisbane’s South Bank.

GRC To Review Planning Process

GRC To Review Planning Process

Gympie Regional Council will begin a “stakeholder engagement program” next month in a bid to allay local business concerns about its planning processes.

Festival Seeks Ultimate Smoothie

Festival Seeks Ultimate Smoothie

Blackbutt will be holding its second annual Community Expo on Saturday … and this year, there’ll be something new to try.

Slasher Helps Flyers Cut Risks

Slasher Helps Flyers Cut Risks

Members of the Nanango Aeromodellers Club now have extra help to keep the grass at their airfield under control.

Quick Response Stops Grass Blaze

Quick Response Stops Grass Blaze

Swift action by rural and urban fire crews on Saturday stopped a grass fire at Kingsley Grove Winery near Kingaroy turning into a much more serious blaze.

Visit Shares Tales Old And New

Visit Shares Tales Old And New

Representatives from the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation came to Cherbourg recently to visit The Ration Shed and speak to Elders.

Have Your Say On Fishing Rules

Have Your Say On Fishing Rules

Recreational anglers only have eight days to have their say on proposed amendments to fishing laws.

FRRR Offers Mental Health Grants

FRRR Offers Mental Health Grants

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal has announced it has a pool of $100,000 available for projects that improve mental health in rural Australia.

League Legend Remembered At Museum

League Legend Remembered At Museum

A rugby league all-star who grew up in Blackbutt will be remembered on Friday (July 12) at the Roy Emerson Museum in Blackbutt.