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Farming ‘Should Be Fun’

Organic farmer Ray Palmer will be sharing his passion for farming at the “The Future of Food in the Burnett” workshop which will be held in Kingaroy later this month.

Nominations Open for Australia Day Awards

South Burnett Regional Council has announced that nominations are now open for the region’s 2013 Australia Day Awards.

Urgent Call For AFL Players

The South Burnett Saints Australian Rules club will have a table at Kingaroy Shoppingworld tomorrow and next Saturday to raise awareness about the club and to assist players to register.

QRAA Approves $285m Aid

The Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority has approved more than $285 million in financial assistance to more than 28,000 primary producers, business owners and non-profit organisations across Queensland during the past 12 months.

Blackbutt Wins Funding For Qld Week

Blackbutt will be repeating its popular Queensland Week celebrations next year following a grant of $7200 from the State Government announced today.

Curtain Rises On Performing Arts Centre

Curtain Rises On Performing Arts Centre

Stage 1 of the long-discussed South Burnett Performing Arts Centre in Kingaroy has hosted its first public function to great acclaim … which means fund-raising for the all-important Stage 2 of the project can now begin in earnest!

‘Common Sense’ To Change Holiday

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said common sense had prevailed in the State Government’s decision to shift the Labour Day holiday to October.

Youth Pelted Police With Bottle

An 18-year-old youth was placed on a 12 months intensive correction order – basically prison in the community – after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer during a disturbance at Cherbourg on August 30.

$6000 Fine For Cruelty To Bull

A man who tried to euthanase an injured bull by shooting it “four or five” times in the head with a .22 calibre rifle – and then came back the following afternoon to finish the job off – was fined $6000 in Kingaroy Magistrates Court today.

Titans TAP Future Dreams With Education

Titans TAP Future Dreams With Education

Titans rugby league club has helped Kalchiri Jacobs become an office manager just five months after she left the dole queue.

Free Car Wash For War Veterans

A simple idea hatched in America to thank war veterans – and men and women currently serving their country – with a free car wash has spread from the United States to Kingaroy.

Workers To Rally Against Job Cuts

Unions are organising a community rally to be held in Kingaroy next week in support of workers at the Tarong Power Station.

Have Your Say On Tourism Strategy

Have Your Say On Tourism Strategy

The State Government has asked tourism industry representatives and the public to have a say on a new draft Queensland Drive Tourism Strategy.

Matt Tackles Success With Hard Work

Matt Tackles Success With Hard Work

Manly rugby league star Matt Ballin was the guest speaker at the Kingaroy State High School Sports Night. Matt, who has played more than 140 NRL games, was part of the 2008 and 2011 Premiership-winning Sea Eagles’ teams and has represented Queensland in State of Origin.

Good Roll-Up For First Summer 7s

Good Roll-Up For First Summer 7s

About 40 soccer players turned up at Kingaroy’s Tom Alford Oval to take part in the first round of the new Summer 7s soccer competition.

New Horticulture Group
Meets For First Time

Agriculture Minister John McVeigh has welcomed the appointees of the new Horticulture Industry Development Group at its first quarterly meeting today.

Enjoy 200 Years Of Music

Enjoy 200 Years Of Music

KSHS’s end-of-school concert on Friday night will feature 200 years of popular music, from 1812-1912

Cyclist Dies At Murgon

A 46-year-old man has died after the bicycle he was riding collided with a truck at Murgon this morning.

Rosalie Memories Live On In Yarraman

Rosalie Memories Live On In Yarraman

Memories of the former Rosalie Shire will live on in Yarraman with the official opening of a “Rosalie Room” as part of the Heritage House Open Day celebrations at the weekend.

Region Hopes To Cash In On Games

Region Hopes To Cash In On Games

The Wide Bay Regional Organisation Of Councils – an umbrella organisation which includes the South Burnett, Cherbourg and Gympie councils – believes the region is “well-placed” to assist with 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Angler Fined $2000

Recreational anglers have been reminded to brush up on their fishing gear rules after a fisher charged by Kingaroy patrol officers was fined $2000.

Fire At Yarraman Hotel-Motel

Fire At Yarraman Hotel-Motel

Two people were treated for minor smoke inhalation after a kitchen fire at the Yarraman Hotel-Motel in Margaret Street this afternoon.

Ruralco Explores Elders Acquisition

Ruralco is weighing up its options in regards to making a bid to purchase Elders Rural Services despite be rebuffed by parent company Elders Limited last month when it suggested a merger arrangement.

AFL9s Starts Tonight

The official start of the new AFL9s South Burnett social competition begins tonight at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy.