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Bat Shorts Out Power Lines

A bat – or rather an ex-bat – has been blamed for a blackout last night which left about 1700 Ergon Energy customers in Kingaroy without power.

Cherbourg Chips In To Keep Bus Running

Cherbourg Chips In To Keep Bus Running

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council has joined the South Burnett Regional Council’s push to keep the Brisbane to Murgon bus service running.

Report Confirms Australia’s Getting Warmer

Report Confirms Australia’s Getting Warmer

Temperatures across Australia are on average almost 1 degree C warmer than they were a century ago, with most of the warming having occurred since 1950

Community Groups Invited
To Apply For Flood Funding

Community Groups Invited<br> To Apply For Flood Funding

Funds raised through the Mayor’s Red Earth South Burnett Flood Appeal are now available to community groups to deliver projects to affected primary producers and businesses.

Riders Hoof It At Yarraman

Riders Hoof It At Yarraman

Yarraman doesn’t have an annual show but that doesn’t mean the Yarraman Agricultural Society isn’t kept busy … organising campdrafts and the annual Yarraman Horse Ride.

Mini Racers Powering Ahead

Mini Racers Powering Ahead

Interest in the sport of radio-controlled car racing has been powering ahead since the Murgon RC (“radio control”) group was formed late last year under the umbrella of the South Burnett PCYC.

Rally Cars Heading To Manumbar

More than 50 rally cars will be racing around the forestry areas near Manumbar at the weekend in the 2014 Aussie Bush Rally, the opening round of the Queensland Rally Championship.

Shindig Kicks In For Shona

Shindig Kicks In For Shona

Goomeri has thrown threw its weight behind Murgon mum Shona Muckert’s fund-raising efforts

Women Celebrate Success

Women Celebrate Success

Kingaroy’s Quota Club has kicked off this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations with a special dinner

$10m Council Grant Approved

$10m Council Grant Approved

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has made good on his promise to give the South Burnett Regional Council $10 million towards the cost of upgrading Kingaroy’s ageing Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Futsal News – February 27

Futsal results from games played on February 27.

Dairy Industry ‘In Crisis’

Dairy Industry ‘In Crisis’

Almost nine in every 10 Queensland dairy farmers lack confidence in the future of the industry, the majority have negative cashflow, and farmgate milk prices will need to rise by at least 12 cents per litre before confidence can be renewed and fresh milk supplies are restored for Queensland consumers.

Businesses Dig Deep To Help

Businesses Dig Deep To Help

Friends of the family left homeless by a house fire at Ellesmere on February 22 have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community.

Facebook Blamed For Crash

Facebook Blamed For Crash

A 22-year-old Murgon driver who ran off the road and crashed on Saturday afternoon near Memerambi was allegedly checking her Facebook status when she lost control of her car.

Farmers Urged To Contact Centrelink

Farmers Urged To Contact Centrelink

Primary producers in financial need, whether they are drought-affected or not, have been urged to contact Centrelink on 13-23-16 regarding the Federal Government’s Interim Farm Household Allowance package.

Anti-Mining Group Releases Acland Report

Anti-Mining Group Releases Acland Report

A report commissioned by anti-coal mining group, the Oakey Coal Action Alliance, highlights alleged benefits if the expansion of the Acland mine does not proceed.

Driver Injured In Highway Crash

Driver Injured In Highway Crash

A 32-year-old man has suffered serious injuries in a single vehicle road crash on the Wide Bay Highway near Goomeri this morning.

Kumbia Chalks Up A Record Crowd

Kumbia Chalks Up A Record Crowd

Kumbia State School had its biggest roll-up ever on Saturday when more than a thousand students, ex-students and their families packed into the grounds for the school’s centenary celebrations.