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High Tea Tickets Go On Sale

High Tea Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival’s popular High Tea on the Verandah.

Motorists Won’t Pay Carbon Tax On Fuel

Queensland’s peak motoring body has reminded Queensland motorists that fuel for private cars is exempt from the carbon tax that comes into effect today.

Lishayda’s Deadly Story

A Cherbourg woman, Lishayda Martin, has been selected by the State Government as one of it latest 14 “Deadly Stories” to be featured online.

Local Talent Gets A Big Break

Local Talent Gets A Big Break

The South Burnett’s hidden talent has been on show in Kingaroy over the past two months as “The Big Break” talent search has pitted local musicians against each other in a live competition on Friday nights.

St Mary’s Wins Netball Final

St Mary’s Wins Netball Final

St Mary’s Catholic College netball team won their final at the week-long QISSN competition at Caloundra

A Vision Of The Future At Benarkin

A Vision Of The Future At Benarkin

Some odd-looking people took up residence recently in a Benarkin park, but there’s no need to call the police.

Reserve Forces Day Parade In Wondai On Sunday

Wondai will be holding its annual Reserve Forces Day parade on Sunday, July 1st.

Research Shows Big Rise In Online Sales

More than 14.2 million Australians aged 14-plus now do some kind of online activity in an average four-week period, according to the latest Roy Morgan research

Tourism Boss Urges Caution Over Funding

Local tourism leader Mary-Clare Power has warned that the recent announcement by the State Government of a doubling in funding to regional tourism organisations does not mean that funding to the local group would automatically be doubled.

Monto Farmer Elected BIEDO Chairman

Monto Farmer Elected BIEDO Chairman

Cr Paul Francis, formerly with Monto Shire Council and now a councillor with the North Burnett Regional Council, has taken over the chairmanship of the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO) following the resignation of former South Burnett mayor David Carter from the role.

August Deadline To Seek De-Amalgamation

Queensland councils have until August 29 to apply to de-amalgamate following the appointment today of former Mackay Mayor Colin Meng as Boundaries Commissioner.

$25,000 Funding To Stage ‘Quilty’

Organisers of the Tom Quilty Gold Cup have received $25,000 assistance from Queensland Events to help stage the iconic endurance horse ride in Kilkivan next year.

Buyers Hoof It To The South Burnett

Buyers Hoof It To The South Burnett

Cattle studs aren’t usually the highlight of a weekend out touring in the country … but for this load of travellers, cattle studs will be all that they’ll be wanting to see when their coach cruises around the South Burnett next month.

Robyn Helps Parents Believe They Can Achieve

Robyn Helps Parents Believe They Can Achieve

When Robyn Green rocks up to see the struggling South Burnett families she’s been assigned to help, many recognise her.

Local Residents Appointed To Health Board

Local Residents Appointed To Health Board

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has named South Burnett councillor Cheryl Dalton and former Kingaroy Shire councillor Terry Fleischfresser to the new Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board.

Gympie Rate Rise Lowest Since Merger

Gympie Rate Rise Lowest Since Merger

Rates in Gympie will rise by 3.5 per cent after the Gympie Regional Council adopted its 2012-13 Budget yesterday.

Man Jailed On Drugs, Firearms Charges

A 30-year-old Nanango man who used drugs after suffering an horrific work accident was sentenced to 10 months’ jail after he pleaded guilty in Kingaroy Magistrates’ Court today to a total of 25 charges.

Farmers Fear Costs Of Carbon Tax

Farmers Fear Costs Of Carbon Tax

The National Farmers’ Federation has renewed its call for the Federal Government to do more to stop the costs of the carbon tax being passed on to the nation’s farmers.

Truss Urges Local Residents To
Sign Anti-Carbon Tax Petition

Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss is urging South Burnett residents to sign a petition which calls on Members of the House of Representatives to repeal the Federal Government’s carbon tax.

$8000 For Cancer Research

$8000 For Cancer Research

Stanwell will match dollar-for-dollar Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraising at Tarong

MP Available For Interviews

MP Available For Interviews

Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss will be available next month for interviews with local residents who have a problem with Federal matters.

Upgrade To Hivesville Road

The South Burnett Regional Council has advised that the Hivesville Road Culvert Upgrade Project will begin on July 16.

Crews Called To Nanango Fire

Crews Called To Nanango Fire

Fire has badly damaged a large machinery shed located behind a home in Bushnells Road, Nanango

Singers Get Into The Kumbia Spirit

Singers Get Into The Kumbia Spirit

To help get the Kumbia community into the spirit for next month’s Centenary Celebrations – and to help raise some cash for the event – the Blackbutt Singers put on a live show in the Kumbia Hall on Saturday afternoon.