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Survey Highlights Roads, Medical Services

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd – whose electorate covers part of the South Burnett – says he has been overwhelmed with the response received from recent surveys he has distributed.

$26m Funding Round Opens

More than $26 million is up for grabs for community groups to showcase the best of Australia’s Indigenous culture, languages and visual arts.

Hand-Made Expo Markets This Sunday

The Hand Made Expo Markets will be making their first South Burnett outing at the Glendon Street Forecourt in Glendon Street, Kingaroy from9:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday, November 18.

Capturing The South Burnett’s Spirit

Capturing The South Burnett’s Spirit

The 2011 floods left an indelible mark on many local residents … and now they’re going to leave another legacy: a video documentary, a book and a theatre play plus song and art competitions.

Atto’s AllStars Deadly At Touch

Atto’s AllStars Deadly At Touch

The third annual Healthy Active Young (HAY) touch footy carnival was held at Murgon High School on Monday.

Captains Shine At Awards Night

Captains Shine At Awards Night

2012 School Captain Sarah Jensen was named the Paul Wilding Shield School Dux at Murgon State High School’s 54th annual speech night.

Wondai Hails New Service

Wondai Hails New Service

After an absence of three years, Wondai will have a taxi again when a new community-based service begins operating on Monday.

New Café Does Cherbourg Proud

New Café Does Cherbourg Proud

Birds sing and a magpie calls as I taste the best coffee I’ve had in years on the verandah of the Yurri Muntha Café at Cherbourg.

Expo More Than Just Dogs

Expo More Than Just Dogs

We all know how helpful guide dogs and white canes can be to the blind and vision impaired community … but how about electronic readers, GPS locators and UltraCanes that vibrate when they sense an object?

Nanango Stops To Say Thanks

Nanango Stops To Say Thanks

Did you know that during the past year SES volunteers clocked up about 60,000 hours of voluntary work

Free Webinar For Businesses

Free Webinar For Businesses

The State Government is encouraging business owners to register for a free webinar to help prepare them for the upcoming storm season.

Mandatory $5500 Fines Imposed

Mandatory $5500 Fines Imposed

Police Minister Jack Dempsey has described recent convictions of two men under tough new LNP evade police laws as a strong message for people who try to escape the law.

Murgon Dancers
Get Ready To Shine

Murgon Dancers<br> Get Ready To Shine

Jacarandas in bloom always mean end-of-year exams; they also mean end-of-year concerts for the region’s dancers

SES Dials Up The Smiles

SES Dials Up The Smiles

It was Kingaroy’s turn to say “thank you” to our SES volunteers today when the “Truckload Of Thanks” rolled into Glendon Street for Day 3 of its South Burnett tour.

Mobility Expo On Tomorrow

Mobility Expo On Tomorrow

South Burnett residents with low or no vision will have the opportunity to trial some of the latest technology on offer to help people remain active and independent when Guide Dogs Queensland stages its first-ever Mobility Expo in the town tomorrow (November 15).

New Hope For Acland Miners

New Hope For Acland Miners

The expansion of the controversial New Acland coal mine now appears more likely following the State Government’s “cautious” welcome today of a revised application by New Hope Coal.

Medical Centre A Step Closer

Medical Centre A Step Closer

A new medical centre at Blackbutt has moved a step closer with the acceptance of a tender to construct the building.

Schools Given Tablet PCs

Schools Given Tablet PCs

Five South Burnett schools have been given tablet computers as part of the State Government’s $3.5 million eLearning for Special Needs Students’ initiative.

Rangers Win National Award

Rangers Win National Award

The Bunya Mountains Murri Ranger and Elders Council – supported by the Burnett Mary Regional Group – has been praised by the State Government for its success at the recent National Landcare awards.

Telehealth Boost For Region

Telehealth Boost For Region

A new Telehealth Centre opened today at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane may cut travelling time for South Burnett patients with specialist medical appointments.

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