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Competition Leaders Too Good For Thrashers

The Toowoomba Bears proved too strong for the South Burnett Thrashers in their Downs Rugby match in Toowoomba yesterday, but the Thrashers were by no means disgraced.

Mayor Warns: Rates WILL Rise

Mayor Warns: Rates WILL Rise

The South Burnett Regional Council has no choice but to increase rates, Mayor Wayne Kratzmann warned today.

Warm Welcome On A Nippy Night

Warm Welcome On A Nippy Night

A crowd of about 200 cinema fans thronged the Nanango Cultural Centre tonight for the official opening of the 6th annual Big Screen Film Festival.

Horan To Head Local Health Board

Former National Party Leader Mike Horan has been appointed chairman of the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board, the body which is responsible for health services in the South Burnett.

Country Living v City …<br> How Does It Measure Up?

Country Living v City …
How Does It Measure Up?

The latest Roy Morgan Research “State of the Nation” snapshot paints a depressing view of country living versus city life.

Second GP Signs On At Blackbutt

Dr Ming Lin, who has been assisting at the Timbertown Medical Centre since January, has agreed to stay on at the centre until the end of the year which means that Blackbutt will continue to have a second GP available to help local residents.

Rugby League At Murgon, Not Cherbourg

The Murgon v Cherbourg junior and senior Rugby League games will be played at Murgon Sportsground tomorrow, not Cherbourg as has been reported elsewhere.

Operation ‘Juliet Tangent’<br> Police Raid In Murgon

Operation ‘Juliet Tangent’
Police Raid In Murgon

Detectives from the Sunshine Coast’s Drug Enforcement Team have arrested 55 people and laid 230 charges after closing an 11-month operation dubbed “Juliet Tangent”.

Kingaroy Jobseeker Numbers
Rise Every Month Since November

The number of South Burnett jobseekers registered to receive allowance payments has risen each month since November 2011.

12 Challenges, 12 Months, 12 Countries …

12 Challenges, 12 Months, 12 Countries …

Former Nanango resident, and Queensland representative athlete, Meredith Bochmann is taking on an amazing 12 challenges in 12 countries in 12 months as part of a massive year-long fundraising effort for charity.

Seeney Locks The Gate
On Anti-CSG Campaigner

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney vowed today that the “extreme views” of Lock The Gate “alarmists” such as Drew Hutton would not derail the State Government’s establishment of the new Gasfields Commission.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.2pc

After climbing 1 per cent per month in January, February and March, the unemployment rate for April has fallen from 9.5 per cent to 7.2 per cent in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Deb’s Recipe For Success In Brisbane

Deb’s Recipe For Success In Brisbane

Queensland’s 54th Parliament was officially opened by Governor Penelope Wensley yesterday

Water Impact Report Shows 528
Bores Will Be Affected By CSG

The draft Surat Underground Water Impact Report, released today, shows that out of about 21,000 private water bores in the Surat area, 85 are expected to be affected by Coal Seam Gas mining within three years … and 528 will be affected in the long-term.

Council Changes Start Early

Council Changes Start Early

Today’s statutory Post Election meeting of the South Burnett Regional Council ushered in not only the new Mayor and Councillors, but also several changes to the way the Council will operate in the future…

Mayor Promises New Approach For Council

Mayor Promises New Approach For Council

South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Wayne Kratzmann made a formal address to the audience at the Statutory Post Election Meeting of the Council today, shortly after being sworn into office.

Councillors Told:<BR> Raise Rates, Cut Services, Or Both

Councillors Told:
Raise Rates, Cut Services, Or Both

South Burnett Regional Council CEO Ken McLoughlin warned today that Local Governments are at a tipping point … they must either raise rates, cut services or both.

Beef Forum At Boondooma

A BeefUp Forum to assist for cattle producers will be held at Boondooma Homestead on May 31.

Council CEO Warns That Local<BR> Government Is At A Tipping Point

Council CEO Warns That Local
Government Is At A Tipping Point

South Burnett Regional Council CEO Ken McLoughlin made a formal address to the audience at the Statutory Post Election Meeting of the Council today, prior to swearing the new Councillors into office.

New GM Appointed At CROW-FM

The chairman of CROW-FM Board John Box announced today that Chris “Corky” Corcoran has been appointed as the General Manager of the Wondai-based radio station.

Talent On Show As Eisteddfod<br> Winds Up For Another Year

Talent On Show As Eisteddfod
Winds Up For Another Year

The Kingaroy Eisteddfod celebrated its 80th birthday this year with six days of intense competition between students from the South Burnett, Dalby, Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast.

South Burnett Trio
Earns QUT Scholarships

Three South Burnett school-leavers have earned a Queensland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, proving they are amongst the top achievers in the State.

The Biggest Day For<br> Morning Teas In Kingaroy

The Biggest Day For
Morning Teas In Kingaroy

Kingaroy hosted two of Australia’s Biggest Morning Teas … and although both would be counted a fund-raising success, one was definitely “the biggest”.

Championing The Fight<br> Against Domestic Violence

Championing The Fight
Against Domestic Violence

Not only was the Barambah Cricket Club crowned B Grade Champions, they’ve also taken a stand against violence.