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Urgent Plea For Homeless Help

Urgent Plea For Homeless Help

The South Burnett’s only emergency accommodation for young people could close if a request for $150,000 in funding from the State Government is not approved urgently.

Minister Quizzed Over Hospital Leaks

Minister Quizzed Over Hospital Leaks

Rumours that Kingaroy’s new $92.5 million hospital sprang a serious leak during recent rainstorms have prompted a “please explain” from local MP Deb Frecklington.

New Look At CROW-FM

New Look At CROW-FM

CROW-FM has a new-look management team for 2021 with the appointment of a new chairperson and general manager at the community radio station.

Aneta Shares Her Bunya Dream

Aneta Shares Her Bunya Dream

The recent corroboree held at the Bunya Mountains had special meaning for Wakka Wakka woman Aneta Dodd who dreams of bringing language and culture to a new generation.

Barlil Weir Earns Phase 2 Tick

Barlil Weir Earns Phase 2 Tick

Phase 2 of the $2 million Burnett Water Feasibility Study – the “Options Analysis” – has been released, inching forward the eventual construction of the much-discussed Barlil Weir on Barambah Creek.

New Life Breathed Into Old Ways

New Life Breathed Into Old Ways

A new tradition based on thousands of years of history is being forged at the Bunya Mountains thanks to the efforts of a younger generation keen to explore culture.

‘Temporary’ Standpipe Prices Stay

‘Temporary’ Standpipe Prices Stay

Fees for using the South Burnett’s standpipes will remain fixed at the current rate despite a plea by Mayor Brett Otto to his fellow Councillors to show compassion for some of the region’s most disadvantaged residents.

Betta Gets Much, Much Bigger

Betta Gets Much, Much Bigger

Kingaroy’s Betta Home Living store will be doubling in size and offering furniture as well as home appliances when an extension at the rear of their new Kingaroy Street premises opens early next year.

Exhibition Raises Art Questions

Exhibition Raises Art Questions

Half a century ago the South Burnett’s councils began accumulating an art collection that is now so big that just a third of it almost completely fills Wondai’s Regional Art Gallery.

Christmas With A Difference

Christmas With A Difference

Kingaroy’s annual Christmas Carnival morphed into a twilight markets on Thursday but that didn’t stop families coming out to enjoy a bit of festive fun.

Yarning Makes A Difference

Yarning Makes A Difference

An overgrown piece of land near the Toomey Street entrance to Kingaroy State High School has become a Yarning Circle, thanks to the efforts of the school’s Indigenous students and the generosity of sponsors.

Nurunderi Graduates Beat 2020!

Nurunderi Graduates Beat 2020!

A special celebration to mark the graduation of students from Nurunderi TAFE College has become a new tradition over the past five years at Cherbourg … and one that always brings smiles to plenty of faces.

Story Of Benarkin Officially Unveiled

Story Of Benarkin Officially Unveiled

Visitors to Benarkin will now have the opportunity to leave with a better understanding of the history of the once-thriving timber town, thanks to the efforts of the Blackbutt District Tourism and Heritage Association.

Young Scorpions Star For Wide Bay

Young Scorpions Star For Wide Bay

Four South Burnett junior cricketers starred for Wide Bay in an Under 13s match against a visiting Brisbane North XI  at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy on Sunday.