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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.

Vine Dining Returns As Grape Escape

Vine Dining Returns As Grape Escape

Vine Dining, a multi-winery experience that ran at Moffatdale for three years between 2010 and 2012, will be returning this October in a revamped format.

RIP Alana Purcell

RIP Alana Purcell

A funeral service will be held in Cherbourg next week for much-loved Cherbourg councillor Alana Purcell

Free Bingo For Seniors Week

Free Bingo For Seniors Week

Nanango will be marking Seniors Week with free bingo games and a bonus light luncheon this year, thanks to a State Government grant.

Council Listening Schedule Released

Council Listening Schedule Released

South Burnett Regional Council will begin its annual “listening tour” next month to hear concerns from the region’s residents.

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.