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A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

It’s a long way to travel from New York to Kingaroy just to do your prac work, but that’s exactly what 12 student teachers currently in the South Burnett have done.

Australia Post Stands Firm

Australia Post Stands Firm

Australia Post isn’t budging on its decision to close the counter at the Kingaroy Delivery Centre in Kingaroy Street despite howls of protest from the local business community.

Kingaroy Forecasting Service Faces Axe

Kingaroy Forecasting Service Faces Axe

Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott is concerned the Federal Government will put lives at risk with its proposal to axe the Bureau of Meteorology Aerodrome Forecasting Service at Kingaroy.

Choppers Kept Busy

Choppers Kept Busy

The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter team was kept busy around Bundaberg and the North Burnett during last week’s flood emergency, but it still had time to make two emergency calls into the South Burnett to assist local residents who had become stranded.

Rain Brings Some Smiles

Rain Brings Some Smiles

There’s no doubt that last weekend’s rain caused millions of dollars damage, and brought pain and grief to many Queenslanders … but even the darkest clouds can have a silver lining.

Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

Artist Jandamarra Cadd’s gran had an enormous influence on his life, and that’s why her image is featured at this month’s Wondai Art Gallery exhibition

Agforce Says Damage Is ‘Devastating’

Agforce Says Damage Is ‘Devastating’

AgForce General President Ian Burnett is saddened and concerned by the extent of damage to rural properties and communities across Queensland as a result of the 2013 flood event.

Can You Help?

As the scale of the flood devastation that hit Gayndah, Mundubbera and Eidsvold becomes even more apparent, a number of local groups have rallied to lend a hand.

Cricketers In The Pink

Cricketers In The Pink

Teams of pink-attired “cricketers” and a loyal band of supporters descended on Kingaroy’s TJ O’Neill Oval on Sunday

Going Potty For Bundy

Going Potty For Bundy

Dimities Cafe chef (and well-known Wondai garden lover) Graham Mitchell has come up with a unique way to help flood victims in the Bundaberg area … pot plants.

Gordonbrook ‘Not To Blame’ For Flood

Gordonbrook ‘Not To Blame’ For Flood

South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann says it was heavy local rainfall rather than the overflow from Gordonbrook Dam which sent a torrent through a Wilkesdale woman’s house last Sunday.

Flyer To Explain Available Aid

South Burnett Regional Council says there may be financial assistance and other support available to people who are experiencing difficulties because of the recent floods.

Reduce Risk From Mozzies

Reduce Risk From Mozzies

South Burnett Regional Council is urging residents to be on the lookout to reduce mosquito breeding in their backyards in the wake of the recent floods.

Protest Set For Friday

Protest Set For Friday

A protest against Australia’s Post decision to close the Kingaroy Street counter has been organised

Jury Dismisses ‘Glassing’ Charge

A Cherbourg man charged with “glassing” his former girlfriend on February 4 last year has been cleared by a Kingaroy jury.

Council Looks At Kerbside Recycling

Council Looks At Kerbside Recycling

The South Burnett Regional Council is considering introducing a kerbside recycling scheme as part of the development of a Strategic Waste Plan.

Lucky To Be Alive

Lucky To Be Alive

A Wilkesdale woman and her disabled daughter are lucky to be alive after a torrent swept through their home last Sunday.

Cracked Egg Suffers Shell Shock

Cracked Egg Suffers Shell Shock

The mysterious Reading Bug Egg. which has had children around Nanango spellbound for the past few months, triggered a “medical emergency” at Nanango Showgrounds on Saturday morning.

Two More Appointed
To Oversee Recovery

The State Government has appointed two more Disaster Recovery Co-ordinators, making a total of three to oversee the recovery and rebuilding of Queensland following the Australia Day weekend floods.

Protest Over Closure Grows

Protest Over Closure Grows

The anger over the proposed closure of the Kingaroy Street post office has stepped up a notch

Real Country Hospitality At Hivesville

Real Country Hospitality At Hivesville

There’s country hospitality, and then there’s beyond-the-call-of-duty country hospitality …

Road Repairs Scheduled

Road repairs scheduled in the Yarraman area as part of the 2010-11 flood recovery are still on course to be completed this year, although a Toowoomba Regional Council spokesman says the exact timing may have been effected by the latest round of flooding.

Financial Counselling Help<br> Available Again For Farmers

Financial Counselling Help
Available Again For Farmers

The floods have had a positive result for at least one local South Burnett-based service.

Learn How To Draw

So you think you could never draw? Well Jumping Ant Arts is keen to prove otherwise.