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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.

Bowls Carnival Adds To Festival Colour

Bowls Carnival Adds To Festival Colour

A special Open Fours Bowls Carnival will be held in Yarraman as part of the Colours Of Yarraman festival in September.

MP To Visit Maidenwell, Cooyar

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington will be visiting Cooyar and Maidenwell on Wednesday, June 13, and she is inviting community members to come and have a chat.

Ruralco Buys Stake In Elders

Ruralco Holdings has acquired a 10.1 per cent stake in Elders but both companies say there is no current intention of making a takeover bid.

A Little Rain Can’t Stop The Fans

A Little Rain Can’t Stop The Fans

Rain and a cold snap couldn’t cool the intense rivalry between fans at the huge Ford vs Holden Day held next door to the Cooyar Pub on Saturday.

Junior Soccer Results – Round 7

Junior Soccer Results – Round 7

Results from Round 7 of the South Burnett Junior Soccer competition, played at Nanango.

NAB Banks On Reconciliation

NAB Banks On Reconciliation

The NAB has announced it will hire an indigenous trainee teller at its Kingaroy branch.

Echidnas Too Prickly

The South Burnett Thrashers travelled to Roma on Sunday to play the Echidnas in the Downs Rugby Union B Grade competition.

House Gutted By Morning Blaze

House Gutted By Morning Blaze

A highset house on Hamilton Road in South East Nanango was completely gutted by fire this morning.

Crash Blocks Blackbutt Range

A single vehicle roll-over on the D’Aguilar Highway blocked the Blackbutt Range for several hours this morning.

Bike Rider Injured In Accident

A motorcycle rider has been airlifted to hospital after an accident on Manar Road at Boondooma yesterday morning.

Newman Government Appoints New Chairmen

The State Government has appointed new chairmen to Stanwell Corporation, Ergon Energy, Sun Water and three other government-owned corporations.

$6412 Funding For Kingaroy Art Gallery

The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery has been awarded $6412 from the State Government for a school holidays program featuring a digital artist.