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88km Earmarked For Repairs

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is working to reconstruct 88km of disaster-damaged roads in the Gympie / South Burnett region over the next few years, following 2010-2011 floods.

School Photography Is A Class Act

School Photography Is A Class Act

South Burnett photographer Kathy Steinhardt has been a familiar sight around some of the region’s smaller schools for many years, snapping the iconic school photos that every parent loves.

And Which Stands Were The Best?

And Which Stands Were The Best?

Exhibition skills trainer Ron McDermott cast an experienced eye over the stands at the recent South Burnett Exposed business expo in Kingaroy to assess exactly how they measured up.

St Joseph’s Celebrates 75th Birthday

St Joseph’s Catholic School at Murgon will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend with a string of special events planned.

Thrashers To Face USQ

Heavy rain forced the cancellation of last week’s Round 4 match between Highfields and the South Burnett Thrashers.

Cats Claw Creeper Added
To National Weeds List

Cats Claw Creeper Added<br> To National Weeds List

Cats Claw Creeper – a weed pest in the South Burnett – has been declared a “Weed of National Significance” based on its economic, environmental and social impact and potential to spread.

Fascinating Time For Kindy Kids

Fascinating Time For Kindy Kids

The Wondai kindy will be hosting a “Fascinating High Tea” on Sunday at the Wondai RSL, and while the kindy mums have been busy preparing the food, the youngsters have been polishing their tea party skills.

Eden Collects Four South Burnett Trophies

Eden Collects Four South Burnett Trophies

Kingaroy cricketer Anthony Eden’s excellent season was topped off on Saturday night when he was presented with South Burnett trophies for topping the A Grade Batting Aggregate and Batting Average.

Reserve Bank Slashes Interest Rates

Reserve Bank Slashes Interest Rates

Struggling South Burnett homeowners and retailers received a boost today when the Reserve Bank of Australia unexpectedly cut interest rates by 50 basis points.

Time’s Running Out To Get A Free
Business Health Check From BIEDO

The Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation’s (BIEDO) “business pilots” have assisted 300 local businesses over the past eight months with free consultations … but time is running out if you want to join them.

Catholic College Rides
With Pride On Anzac Day

Catholic College Rides<br> With Pride On Anzac Day

Students from Saint Mary’s Catholic College in Kingaroy turned out in force to help mark Anzac Day at a number of events across the South Burnett region.

PJ Is The Top-Secret Guest
Star Coming To Nanango!

PJ Is The Top-Secret Guest<br> Star Coming To Nanango!

Aussie actor Martin Sacks has been revealed as the guest star who will launch the Big Screen Film Festival in Nanango on Friday, May 18.

Red Ant Army To Reunite In October

Red Ant Army To Reunite In October

Former Kingaroy Red Ants will be reuniting in Kingaroy on October 20 to swap yarns and spin tales of past glories on the rugby league field.

How Preferences Will Decide Green’s Fate

Counting in the South Burnett Regional Council’s hotly contested Division 1 election inched forward at a snail’s pace today, with incumbent Barry Green managing to increase his lead slightly to 35.73 per cent of the 2473 votes counted so far…

State Government To Toughen Gun Laws

The State Government is cracking down on illegal firearms, announcing plans to prepare new legislation for tougher penalties and minimum mandatory sentences as part of its plan to reduce crime.

Disaster Funding Available
For Community Groups

The South Burnett Regional Council has accessed $250,000 in Federal and State Government funding for “community disaster recovery”.

Kingaroy Show On This Weekend!

Kingaroy Show On This Weekend!

The Kingaroy Show will be running this Saturday and Sunday, and organisers are promising a jam-packed program of events for its 105th outing.

Landcare Surveys Farmers

Landcare Australia is surveying farmers and Landcare groups across the country what what they think about the organisation.