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Man Hurt In MX Fall

A 26-year-old Wurtulla man has been airlifted to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition after he crashed his motocross bike near Cooyar this morning.

Arts Festival Opens With A Flourish

Arts Festival Opens With A Flourish

A good crowd turned out at the Nanango Cultural Centre this evening for the official opening of Nanart, the annual Nanango Arts Festival.

Champion Results<br> For School Team

Champion Results
For School Team

Kingaroy State High School’s ag students have proven they can take on the best

Dancing Skills On<br>Display In Brisbane

Dancing Skills On
Display In Brisbane

Dance students from St John’s were thrilled to be asked to perform at a major Brisbane conference

Driver Fined For ‘Doughnuts’

A young man who admitted showing off to a mate by doing “doughnuts” at the Stuart River rest area, off the Bunya Highway, was fined $500 in Kingaroy Magistrates’ Court today.

Man To Stand Trial
On Child Sex Charges

A 39-year-old former Kingaroy man – charged with four child sex charges – was committed to stand trial in the District Court when he appeared in the Kingaroy Magistrates’ Court today.

Students Up For The Challenge

Students Up For The Challenge

Students from eight local schools gathered at Nanango to challenge their science and engineering skills in a day-long competition presented by the University of Newcastle.

Over-Tyred? The Tattoo Needs You!

The Tractor Tattoo organising committee is on the hunt for old tractor tyres …

MLA Seeks Four Directors

MLA Seeks Four Directors

Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking applications for four independent Directors to be appointed at the group’s Annual General Meeting.

Interested In Working In The Mines?

The Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE is giving South Burnett residents the opportunity this month to gain the safety qualifications needed to obtain a job in the mining industry.

Street Machines Shine At Nanango

Street Machines Shine At Nanango

The South Burnett Car Club’s annual Show & Shine Swap Meet attracted an array of classic street machines – and a few motorbikes – at the Nanango Rugby League ground on Sunday morning.

Parents Patch Up Damage Caused By Hoons

Parents Patch Up Damage Caused By Hoons

Soccer mums and dads have been working hard this week to repair damage to the Kingaroy Junior Soccer fields caused by car hoons on Friday night.

Kingaroy’s New Bus Timetables Unveiled

Kingaroy’s new town bus service – part of the South Burnett Regional Council’s “Enhancing Passenger Transport Project” – will be officially launched next Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Glendon Street bus stop.

Pork Slaughter Levy Rise No ‘Bacon Tax’

Pork Slaughter Levy Rise No ‘Bacon Tax’

An increase in the slaughter levy paid by pork producers that was flagged in last night’s Federal Budget isn’t a secret ‘Bacon Tax’ and will have no effect on the prices that consumers pay in the shops, Australian Pork Limited’s CEO Andrew Spencer said today.

Ex-Boxing Champ Has A Happy Future Planned

Ex-Boxing Champ Has A Happy Future Planned

Former Australian boxing champion Jim Stanley, 36, has told how life nearly flattened him for the count.

New Budget ‘A Major Disappointment’

New Budget ‘A Major Disappointment’

The Gillard Government has delivered a Budget of confusion that fails households, businesses and community groups, but adds $40 billion to net debt, Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said today.

Police Can Take Action Over Signs

Political candidates – and their supporters – who deface or remove the roadside signs of their opponents could face criminal charges if caught.

Farmers Dismayed By Budget<br> Decision To Scrap FarmReady

Farmers Dismayed By Budget
Decision To Scrap FarmReady

The National Farmers’ Federation says it’s pleased by the Federal Government’s recognition in the Budget of agriculture’s strong growth prospects, but it’s dismayed by the decision to scrap funding for the FarmReady program.

2012 Widgee Campdraft Results

2012 Widgee Campdraft Results

The Widgee Hall and Recreation Association’s Widgee Campdraft – part of the annual Widgee Bushman’s Carnival – had more than 560 nominations at the weekend.

Cordell’s Off To Tamworth

Cordell’s Off To Tamworth

The Rogerson family of Coolabunia could soon have a new speedway star in their midst … young Cordell, 9, is having fun and making a name for himself on motorcycle circuits in Queensland and NSW.

Free Course For Small Business Owners

Would you like to make more money in less time with less stress? Then an upcoming Small Business course being presented in Nanango on behalf of the South Burnett Regional Council could be just the thing for you!

PCA’s Dodge Takes Trophy

PCA’s Dodge Takes Trophy

The Peanut Company of Australia’s fully restored KC30 Dodge took out first place in the “30 years & over” category at the Truck Show’n’Shine held as part of the annual Kingaroy Show at the weekend.

Reforms To Aid Subbies

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says the recently announced examination of reforms for the construction industry by the State Government should help to ensure sub-contractors in the South Burnett receive payment for their work.

Non-Voters Face Fines

Voter turnout at the recent Local Government elections was extremely low … but “election fatigue” won’t be a valid excuse to avoid a fine.