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Archbishop Drops By To Say Hi

Archbishop Drops By To Say Hi

Queensland’s most senior Catholic, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, dropped into St Mary’s Catholic College on Friday to talk to students and hand out various awards.

Wind Farms ‘A Fraud’: MP

Wind Farms ‘A Fraud’: MP

The proposed Coopers Gap wind farm – and other wind power projects – have been labelled “wind power fraud” by Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott.

Heather’s Ready To Have Some Fun

Heather’s Ready To Have Some Fun

For the past 13 years or so Kingaroy’s Les Porter has been taking part in the Great Endeavour Rally with his famous “Flying Peanut” …. but this year, he’ll have a special guest on board, his sister Heather Anderson.

Olympic Effort By Jackie

Olympic Effort By Jackie

The Olympic spirit was on show at Kingaroy State High School this week with the presentation of a Pierre de Coubertin Award to Year 12 student Jackie Krosch.

Smashing Fun With Mosaics

Smashing Fun With Mosaics

Everything old is new again at Nanango’s Winds of Change art gallery which has embarked on an exploration of all things medieval.

A New Era Of Medical Services

A New Era Of Medical Services

The opening of the new Blackbutt Medical Centre next month will mark the end of one chapter of medical services in the town and open an exciting new era.

18,000 Tonnes Of Concrete Later …

18,000 Tonnes Of Concrete Later …

South Burnett residents who registered for SMS alerts about the Blackbutt Range received a welcome message on their mobile phones on Thursday … the major construction works are now complete.

Winners Are Grinners!

Winners Are Grinners!

The Mayor’s Red Earth South Burnett Flood Appeal has officially wound up with the presentation of the keys of the raffled Nissan Micra to winner Clive Bishop, from Kingaroy.

‘Heading In The Right Direction’

‘Heading In The Right Direction’

“It doesn’t have to be our idea for it to be a great idea” … this is the concept behind the South Burnett’s new economic and tourism development body, South Burnett Directions, launched on Tuesday in Kingaroy by Local Government Minister David Crisafulli.

Brook Celebrates Back-To-Back Wins

Brook Celebrates Back-To-Back Wins

In one of the most spectacular finishes in his long endurance riding career, Brook Sample has taken out the 2013 Tom Quilty Gold Cup on board 16-year-old “Brookleigh Excalibur”.

Life Is Great In The Raining State

Life Is Great In The Raining State

Queensland: Beautiful one day, raining the next … a drizzly, overcast day put a chill on the outside activities at the Queensland Week celebrations at Blackbutt at the weekend, but inside the Memorial Hall, the music was pumping.

John BP Signs Up With PUP

John BP Signs Up With PUP

Kingaroy grazier John Bjelke-Petersen has put up his hand to stand for Clive Palmer’s United Party at the September Federal election.

Learning In The Fast Lane

Learning In The Fast Lane

A $3000 donation by the Kingaroy-Taabinga Rotary Club has provided students from three South Burnett schools with a hands-on opportunity to design, build and test their own mini Formula 1 racing cars.

‘Certainly Working Always’ For Qld

‘Certainly Working Always’ For Qld

It’s not the picture you’d expect, a room full of Queensland Country Women’s Association members going “Nuts About Wine”!

Glittering Night Launches Charity Trust

Glittering Night Launches Charity Trust

The glittering Mayoral Ball held at Kingaroy Town Hall on Saturday night raised at least $30,000 for South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann’s new Charity Trust.

Ladies Greet The Judges At Kumbia

Ladies Greet The Judges At Kumbia

Saturday was Oaks Day – traditionally Ladies Day – at Eagle Farm in Brisbane but at the Kumbia races, it was truly a “day for the ladies” after female jockeys rode all five winners.

Volunteers Blaze A Trail Of Hope

Volunteers Blaze A Trail Of Hope

If you say it fast enough it doesn’t sound like much … 115km of fencing. But if you drove along it at top speed, it would take more than hour. Now imagine walking along 115km of fencing, carefully checking it for damage and painstakingly removing flood debris.

Council Faces Tough Decisions

Council Faces Tough Decisions

South Burnett roads and bridges will continue to steadily deteriorate to the point where they become untrafficable if Council can’t raise extra money, Mayor Wayne Kratzmann has warned.

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