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Fire Bans Extended Again

Fire Bans Extended Again

Local fire bans in the South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie and North Burnett council areas have been extended again.

Awesome Effort At Relay For Life!

Awesome Effort At Relay For Life!

The 2019 South Burnett Relay for Life campaign has raised an “awesome” amount for the Cancer Council of Queensland … at least $111,000 and counting

Debaters Shine In Kilkivan

Debaters Shine In Kilkivan

Kingaroy debaters travelled to Kilkivan on Sunday to take part in the Area Finals of the 2019 Apex High School State Debating competition.

New Name For Leadership Program

New Name For Leadership Program

The community leadership program which has been run for the past six years in the South Burnett has undergone a re-branding exercise.

Bridge Closed At Ironpot

Bridge Closed At Ironpot

South Burnett Regional Council has temporarily closed Boughyard Creek Bridge at Ironpot for safety reasons.

More Heatwaves, Fires Predicted

More Heatwaves, Fires Predicted

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning communities there is an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires during the coming months

Car Thief Pointed Knife At Man

Car Thief Pointed Knife At Man

A young thief tried to bum a smoke off a man aged in his 60s in Murgon on Monday morning … and when he refused, stole his car instead.

Yarraman’s At It Again

Yarraman’s At It Again

The two main days of Yarraman’s annual town festival, the Colours of Yarraman, are on again this weekend.

Class Of ’99 Celebrates

Class Of ’99 Celebrates

Some ex-students travelled hundreds of kilometres for the recent reunion of Kingaroy State High School’s graduating class of 1999.

CCTV Helps Police Catch Thieves

CCTV Helps Police Catch Thieves

Blackbutt police are urging rural residents to consider buying CCTV cameras to help protect their properties from thieves.

Teenager Missing In Kingaroy

Teenager Missing In Kingaroy

UPDATE October 19:  The young man has been located safe and well.

Karl Named As Award Finalist

Karl Named As Award Finalist

Murgon apprentice Karl Berlin has been named as a finalist in the Motor Trades Association of Queensland Apprentice of the Year award.

Suki To Sniff Out Illegal Pork

Suki To Sniff Out Illegal Pork

A detector dog has been stationed at Darwin Airport to help screen international passengers and cargo in a bid to stop African swine fever from entering Australia.

Driver Taken To Hospital

Driver Taken To Hospital

A driver was taken to hospital after a single-vehicle crash just outside Kingaroy on Thursday evening.

Another Ripper Maidenwell Weekend

Another Ripper Maidenwell Weekend

The Maidenwell Community Group aims to “save a life” with its annual Maidenwell Post Rip weekend … and they did it again this year, handing over a cheque for $12,500 on Sunday to the LifeFlight Foundation.

Forum Looks At A Future Without Tarong

Forum Looks At A Future Without Tarong

A forum being held in Kingaroy next week will look at how the South Burnett’s economy can survive after the Tarong Power Stations close down

Moreton Resources Notches Up $26m Loss

Moreton Resources Notches Up $26m Loss

Moreton Resources – the company which hopes to develop an open-cut coal mine on the outskirts of Kingaroy – has recorded a $26.47 million loss.

Shanyce’s Art Takes Pride Of Place

Shanyce’s Art Takes Pride Of Place

An artwork by St Mary’s Catholic College Year 12 student Shanyce Blackman will have pride of place on Friday at a special ceremony in Brisbane.

Truck Driver Escapes Injury

Truck Driver Escapes Injury

The female driver of a cattle truck escaped without injury when her semi-trailer rolled on the Burnett Highway, south of Goomeri, on Thursday morning.

Grants To Boost Recycling

Grants To Boost Recycling

Regional councils and businesses will have greater access to recycling thanks to a new $6 million State Government Regional Recycling Transport Assistance Package (RRTAP).

Can You Spot Locals In 1927 Film?

Can You Spot Locals In 1927 Film?

An Australian film shot in Murgon and Cherbourg in 1927 using local residents as extras will get a rare public screening at Barambah Station next month.

CleanCo Headache For Stanwell

CleanCo Headache For Stanwell

Stanwell Corporation is facing a potential PR problem at the end of this month when ownership of its low and no-emissions power stations is transferred to the new State Government-owned entity CleanCo.

Council One-On-One In Kingaroy

Council One-On-One In Kingaroy

Kingaroy residents turned out in force – well, at least 11 of them did – on Wednesday afternoon to take part in the South Burnett Regional Council’s “listening tour” meeting.

Clouds To Race Again In Wondai Cup

Clouds To Race Again In Wondai Cup

It is exciting to report that Clouds is looking to make it back to back Roy and Glenis Radunz Wondai Cup on Saturday, October 19