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LNP Calls For Bushfire Report

LNP Calls For Bushfire Report

The LNP Opposition has called on the State Government to release the report into last year’s devastating bushfires to ensure communities can be better prepared for the season ahead.

WIN Closes Wide Bay Newsroom

WIN Closes Wide Bay Newsroom

WIN Corporation announced on Wednesday it will close five regional newsrooms: in Orange, Dubbo, Albury, Wagga Wagga and Wide Bay.

Farmers Alarmed By ‘Blue Dot’ Maps

Farmers Alarmed By ‘Blue Dot’ Maps

A change in vegetation mapping introduced by the State Government in a bid to protect habitats for endangered species has alarmed AgForce.

MP Quizzes Minister Over Bees

MP Quizzes Minister Over Bees

Locking out beekeepers from National Parks in 2025 will destroy many horticultural industries, according to Member for Gympie Tony Perrett.

Festival Offers Weekend Of Fun

Festival Offers Weekend Of Fun

The third annual Wondai Country Festival is on this weekend … and organisers are expecting it will be the biggest yet.

Ag Meeting Puts Spotlight On Beef

Ag Meeting Puts Spotlight On Beef

Beef production was the focus of the South Burnett Community Agriculture Network’s latest quarterly meeting, held in Kingaroy last week.

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

The first stage of a long-term plan to expand a duboisia processing plant at Memerambi has begun after Council permission was granted to build a new storage area

Cracking Time With Mosaics

Cracking Time With Mosaics

Local artists had a smashing time at a mosaic workshop held in the old 1913 Council Chambers building in Kingaroy at the weekend.

Plan Now For A Good Old Age

Plan Now For A Good Old Age

Centacare will be hosting a “Living Well Longer” free lunch and information session in Kingaroy next week.

Car Stolen From Garage

Car Stolen From Garage

A car stolen from a home in Murgon last week was found a few hours later in Cherbourg.

‘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.

Club Gears Up For Racing

Club Gears Up For Racing

Volunteers have been hard at work at the South Burnett Junior Motorcycle Club’s track in Kingaroy to get everything ready for the group’s first racing club day for more than a decade.

Unemployment At Six-Year Low

Unemployment At Six-Year Low

The South Burnett’s unemployment rate has fallen to a six-year low of 7.8 per cent, according to the latest Small Area Labour Markets data released on Monday.

Minister Visits The Front Line

Minister Visits The Front Line

Child Safety Minister Di Farmer dropped into Kingaroy briefly on Tuesday to visit local groups providing support to vulnerable South Burnett families

Stolen Car Spotted In Kingaroy

Stolen Car Spotted In Kingaroy

An attempt by police to intercept a stolen car in Kingaroy last week ended in failure when the driver began driving dangerously in a bid to get away.

Whooping Cough At High School

Whooping Cough At High School

Darling Downs Health has advised parents that a case of whooping cough has been reported in a student attending Murgon State High School.

Ag Export Values Drop $45b

Ag Export Values Drop $45b

Australia’s¬†agricultural export earnings have been forecast to fall by $45 billion in 2019-20.

Nanango’s Classic Connection

Nanango’s Classic Connection

With the 2019 Queensland Derby going to Mr Quickie on Stradbroke Day, it is timely to recall that the Burnett had a slice of the early classics staged in colonial days.

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.

Work Ethic Drives Natalia

Work Ethic Drives Natalia

Meet our 2019 Youth Member for Nanango – Natalia Hutchison.

Fierce Blaze Destroys Home

Fierce Blaze Destroys Home

No one was injured but a house in Douglas Street, Cherbourg, was gutted by fire early on Monday evening.

Risky Habits Are Actually Illegal

Risky Habits Are Actually Illegal

Department of Transport and Main Roads data analysed by the RACQ has revealed some of the more obscure road rules that Queensland drivers have been fined for breaking over the past 12 months.

Fons van de Vijver – 1952-2019

Fons van de Vijver – 1952-2019

A special service will be held in Maidenwell on Saturday (June 22) to celebrate the extraordinary life of a local resident who suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage recently while cycling

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.