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Nanango Roadworks To Begin Next Week

Reconstruction of the Nanango-Brooklands Road will begin next Tuesday, the South Burnett Regional Council advised today.

New-Look Tourism Group Moves Closer

New-Look Tourism Group Moves Closer

The current regional tourism organisation promoting the South Burnett will cease to exist at the end of the month as the Southern Downs and Granite Belt merger moves a step closer, but the process seems to have claimed one more scalp.

$180,000 Grants To Beat Crime

Applications to the Suncorp Insurance and the Queensland Police Service “Safer Queensland Community” grants program are now open.

Crash Blocks New England Highway

Police are currently at the scene of a fatal traffic crash on the New England Highway, one kilometre south of Hampton.

Kingaroy’s Betta Is Best …

Kingaroy’s Betta Electrical store has won the prestigious “Small Branded Retailer of the Year” award at its group’s annual conference being held this week in California.

Reconciled To Having Fun

Reconciled To Having Fun

Last week’s wet weather delayed it a bit, but this Reconciliation Week get-together should still be fun.

Josie’s Making A Marathon Effort

Josie’s Making A Marathon Effort

Twelve years ago Kingaroy woman Josie Potter suddenly lost the use of her legs and her left arm. The symptoms grew worse over a period of just six hours. She couldn’t swallow and lost her eyesight …

Can You Foster A Child?

South Burnett CTC is looking for people willing to become part of their Partners In Foster Care team to provide a safe and secure environment for children and young people.

Court-Ordered Workers Need Jobs

The State Government is asking not-for-profit groups in the South Burnett to put up their hands to provide community service projects for offenders

Hard Work and Persistence<br> Will Pay Off, Jobseekers Told

Hard Work and Persistence
Will Pay Off, Jobseekers Told

The right path for indigenous jobseekers hoping to securing a job in the booming resource sector was all about hard work, persistence and asking as many questions as possible.

AgForce Is Looking For Winners

AgForce Is Looking For Winners

Are you an innovative red meat producer? Do you know of a restaurant that serves outstanding beef or lamb? Do you know someone who is a future leader of the red meat industry?

Farmers Seek Urgent Briefing
Over Native Title Changes

The National Farmers’ Federation is seeking “an immediate and full briefing” from the Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon over proposed changes to Native Title legislation announced today.

Venus Viewers Gather At Maidenwell

Venus Viewers Gather At Maidenwell

Astronomer James Barclay is expecting between 300 and 500 people to pass through the doors of his observatory at Maidenwell today to observe the rare Transit of Venus.

Cadets Set Their Sights On Canberra

Cadets Set Their Sights On Canberra

It was cold and wet but they soldiered on … but what would you expect? They’re a Cadet Unit after all!

Greens Meet To Discuss CSG and Mines

Greens Meet To Discuss CSG and Mines

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne and Senator Larissa Waters hosted an informal forum at the Burke and Wills Conference room in Toowoomba last night ahead of Senator Milne’s appearance on the ABC’s Q&A panel show.

Reserve Banks Cuts Rates Another 25 Points

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced today that it will cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 per cent, pushing interest rates to their lowest level since the height of the global financial crisis.

NFF Urges Banks To Pass
On Full Interest Rate Cut

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed today’s interest rate cut, calling on financial lenders to pass the full 0.25 per cent cut to their agribusiness customers.

Man Jailed Then Released

A 34-year-old Aldershot man charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm was sentenced to 145 days’ jail when he appeared in Murgon Magistrates’ Court today.

Watch Out For Stolen Notes

Toowoomba CIB is asking the public to contact police immediately if they start receiving old Australian paper money.

One Hump Or Two?

One Hump Or Two?

Queensland’s first-ever Camel Field Day is definitely going ahead on Saturday … despite the rain!

Full Moon Eclipsed By Earth

Full Moon Eclipsed By Earth

Kingaroy photographer Denise Keelan has captured the first of this week’s feast of astronomical events, putting together a striking collage of last night’s partial lunar eclipse.

Kindy Kids Keen To Help

Kindy Kids Keen To Help

Scott and Sharna Mills took a break from the new Kingaroy Kindy to spend time with the children

Another Warning About Dodgy Solar Installers

Following hot on the heels of local Member Bruce Scott raising the issue of dodgy solar installations in Kingaroy, a local solar installer has issued his own warning – beware of telemarketers!

Hornets Unbeaten At Top Of Ladder

Hornets Unbeaten At Top Of Ladder

The Cherbourg Hornets picked up their sixth straight win for the season – and maintained their undefeated record – by outplaying the Nanango Stags in atrocious conditions at Fred Kassulke Oval on Saturday night.