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New Fundraising Centre
To Help Rural Brigades

The Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland’s new Contact Centre was officially opened in Gympie this morning.

Speedway Cancels Australia Day Meeting

Speedway Cancels Australia Day Meeting

The weather has forced the South Burnett Speedway Club to cancel its three-day Kings Royal Australia Day Weekend meeting.

Deadline Looms Again For Bank

Deadline Looms Again For Bank

Time is running out for the bid to open a Bendigo Community Bank branch in Nanango.

Sevens Back For More

Sevens Back For More

There was a good roll-up at the Kingaroy senior soccer grounds on Wednesday night for the sign-on night for the Summer Soccer 7s (Part II)

Big Changes For QCWA

Big Changes For QCWA

There’s some big changes brewing in the South Burnett branches of the QCWA

Trio Pleads Guilty To Attempted Arson

Three people charged over the attempted arson of a Kingaroy house on November 26 were today committed for sentencing in the District Court.

Petrol Up 31c In Four Years

Petrol Up 31c In Four Years

The average price of unleaded petrol in Kingaroy has risen by more than 31 cents per litre in just four years.

Local Girl Wins Study Scholarship

Local Girl Wins Study Scholarship

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has congratulated local resident Claire Mason on receiving one of the State Government’s inaugural “Supporting Women Scholarships”.

Get Active In Wondai Pool

South Burnett Regional Council in partnership with Wondai Swimming Pool will be conducting an Adult Water Fitness and Water Confidence Program during Term 1 of the school year.

Ergon Crews On Standby

Ergon Crews On Standby

Ergon crews are on standby to respond to possible impacts from the wet weather

MP Backs Call For Referendum

MP Backs Call For Referendum

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd has welcomed the release of the preliminary report of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government which was published today in Canberra.

50,000th Referral Comes From Nanango

50,000th Referral Comes From Nanango

About 12:01am last Thursday, Constable Brett Lowien of Nanango Station made Queensland’s 50,000th referral to SupportLink.

Elderly Driver In Crash

Elderly Driver In Crash

Wet weather may have contributed to two road accidents in the South Burnett this morning.

Bush To The Backbone

Bush To The Backbone

Australia Day visitors to Ringsfield House in Nanango are in for a special treat … they’ll get a chance to enjoy a collection of intricate wooden horses and buggies, wagons and bullockies all hand-carved by local man John Dickfos.

Firearm Amnesty Starts Feb 1

Firearm Amnesty Starts Feb 1

Kingaroy Police are keen to alert people to the upcoming firearms amnesty.

MPs Urge Extra Caution On Roads

Queensland motorists are being urged to take care on the roads in the coming week with thousands of people returning from holidays in time for the start of the school year.

Health Centre Earns Accreditation

Health Centre Earns Accreditation

The Barambah Health Centre at Cherbourg has received accreditation from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited.

Downs To Play Reds Curtainraiser

A Downs Rugby senior representative team will be taking on the Queensland Police in the curtainraiser to the Queensland Reds game on February 2.

Work / Life Balance Key To FIFO

A five-month study surveying more than 700 fly-in fly-out workers in the Wide Bay Burnett has identified the challenges to expanding this sector of the local economy.

Awards Ceremony At Blackbutt

Awards Ceremony At Blackbutt

South Burnett Regional Council has released the program for the 2013 Australia Day Awards ceremony which will be held at Blackbutt on Friday night.

Hendra Case Near Mackay

Biosecurity Queensland is managing a new Hendra virus case near Mackay after a positive test result was received late last night.

Gumnut’s Looking For Help

Gumnut’s Looking For Help

The Gumnut Place at Murgon is looking for volunteers who’d like to give back to the local community

St John Enrols Former Cadets

Kingaroy’s Emergency Services Cadet program, axed last year by the State Government, has been saved by the St John Ambulance.

Join In On Australia Day!

Join In On Australia Day!

Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss has encouraged all residents and visitors to the region to join in local celebrations for Australia Day on Saturday.