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Free Program For Young Drivers

Free Program For Young Drivers

Almost 19,000 learner drivers in Queensland have participated in a national driving program which kicked off in 2010 but the RACQ is urging more L-platers to join the ranks to boost their safety on the roads.

Sunday Blackout Cancelled

A planned power supply interruption to 3300 Ergon Energy customers in the South Burnett this weekend has been cancelled.

New Batman Movie Starts Screening Today

The latest Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises will begin screening at Kingaroy’s Satellite Cinema today.

South Burnett To Go On Show

South Burnett To Go On Show

The South Burnett Wine Industry Association has announced an ambitious plan to claim the new Queen’s Birthday long weekend for the region.

Wondai Airport Dispute Close To Solution

Wondai Airport Dispute Close To Solution

A long-running dispute over access to the main terminal building at Wondai Airport seems close to resolution after the South Burnett Regional Council voted today to grant licences to three different flying groups to share the facility in common.

Council Supports Purchase Of Parkland

Council Supports Purchase Of Parkland

St John’s Lutheran School today received the endorsement of the South Burnett Regional Council to expand its school grounds by purchasing approximately 40 per cent of the adjoining Adermann Park

1 In 10 Locals At Risk Of Diabetes

1 In 10 Locals At Risk Of Diabetes

Over 3500 people in the Nanango electorate could be at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research conducted by health charity Diabetes Queensland.

Cancellation Of Blasting

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised that the blasting previously scheduled for tomorrow (July 19) on the Blackbutt Range has been cancelled.

Taromeo CMC Celebrates 20 Years

Taromeo CMC Celebrates 20 Years

More than 100 past and present members and supporters of the Taromeo Country Music Club gathered at the Blackbutt Community Hall on Sunday to celebrate the club’s 20th birthday.

Funding For Regional Events Closing Soon

Festival and event organisers have until 5:00pm on August 3 to be eligible to apply for funding under Round 23 of the Events Queensland Regional Development Program.

Ahoy Me Hearties!
Treasure Island Coming Soon

Ahoy Me Hearties!<br> Treasure Island Coming Soon

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale Treasure Island will come to life in the South Burnett next week

Young Riders To Compete In Kingaroy

Students from a number of local schools will be competing in the South Burnett Equestrian Challenge which will be held at the Kingaroy Showgrounds on Thursday (July 19).

Camel Visitors Trek From Afar

Camel Visitors Trek From Afar

Queensland’s first ever Camel Field Day is being hailed a huge success by organisers after about 400  people turned up to enjoy the event held at Bindanoon camel farm at Blackbutt on Saturday.

Holly’s Off To Sri Lanka

Kingaroy Services’ fast bowler Holly Ferling, 16, has been invited to join a training camp in Sri Lanka with the Australia’s national women’s cricket team, the Southern Stars.

Woman In Two Major Crashes

Woman In Two Major Crashes

A woman involved in a fatal car accident in Booie on June 18 is believed to have been injured again in Saturday night’s head-on crash just outside Kingaroy.

Community Kitchen To Be Launched This Week

Community Kitchen To Be Launched This Week

Kingaroy is to be the latest South Burnett town to launch a Community Kitchen … Proston and Nanango have one, Graham House at Murgon has one, and Wondai will soon have one.

GRDC Joins Year Of The Farmer Campaign

GRDC Joins Year Of The Farmer Campaign

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Australian Year of Farmer have entered into a partnership to help promote farm awareness in the general community.

Road Works: Is Your Road On The List?

Road Works: Is Your Road On The List?

The South Burnett Regional Council will spend more than 58 per cent of its 2012-13 Budget repairing and upgrading the region’s roads, water supply and waste water infrastructure.

Two Hurt In MX Falls

Two motocross riders, injured in separate accidents, were airlifted from the Manar Park motocross track near Proston this morning.