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Solar Farm Gets Green Light

Solar Farm Gets Green Light

The Planning and Environment Court has removed a major obstacle to the proposed construction of a 130ha solar farm on the outskirts of Kingaroy.

Most Rates To Rise $2 A Week

Most Rates To Rise $2 A Week

Most South Burnett ratepayers can expect to see an increase of about $2 per week in their rates notices this year, but some rural ratepayers could face rises of up to 30 per cent after the Council handed down its Budget on Monday.

James Takes His Pork To The World

James Takes His Pork To The World

Two Kingaroy businesses are among an elite group of “emerging exporters” who have been selected to take part in a special three-year mentoring program which aims to help expand their markets.

Festival Offers Weekend Of Fun

Festival Offers Weekend Of Fun

The third annual Wondai Country Festival is on this weekend … and organisers are expecting it will be the biggest yet.

Club Gears Up For Racing

Club Gears Up For Racing

Volunteers have been hard at work at the South Burnett Junior Motorcycle Club’s track in Kingaroy to get everything ready for the group’s first racing club day for more than a decade.

Fierce Blaze Destroys Home

Fierce Blaze Destroys Home

No one was injured but a house in Douglas Street, Cherbourg, was gutted by fire early on Monday evening.

CTC Looks Back On Another Year

CTC Looks Back On Another Year

South Burnett CTC held its annual CTC Day at Wondai Town Hall last week to look back over the past 12 months and prepare for the next year.

Wind Farm Ready To Power Up

Wind Farm Ready To Power Up

Coopers Gap Wind Farm is expected to begin producing its first electricity next month.

$353m Upgrade Planned At Tarong

$353m Upgrade Planned At Tarong

Stanwell Corporation is now officially “investigating options” in regards to the construction of a new fly ash plant at Tarong Power Station.

Few Surprises For South Burnett

Few Surprises For South Burnett

The State Government’s 2019-20 Budget, handed down by Treasurer Jackie Trad on Tuesday, contains few surprises for the South Burnett region.

App Will Track Nanango’s Stories

App Will Track Nanango’s Stories

In spring, tourists visiting Nanango should be able to take a guided tour around the town’s historic CBD using nothing but their mobile phone.

No More Hell For Maidenwell?

No More Hell For Maidenwell?

The nine-year-old Raising Hell In Maidenwell camping weekend will not be held this year … and possibly never again.

Community-Owned Bank Delivers … Again!

Community-Owned Bank Delivers … Again!

Heritage Nanango Community Branch will be putting a lot more than money back into the community this year … it will be helping to bring about a brighter future as well.

Holly Bowls Over Bunnings

Holly Bowls Over Bunnings

It’s been trading low-key since Friday but Kingaroy’s new Bunnings Warehouse was officially opened in style on Tuesday morning in a ceremony involving staff and invited local guests.

Building Bridges In Blackbutt

Building Bridges In Blackbutt

Reconciliation Week  is all about sharing stories and experiences, which is exactly what dancer James Doyle did with candour and humour in Blackbutt on Saturday.

Monster Production At College

Monster Production At College

Every week, students at St Mary’s Catholic College in Kingaroy are turning into an ogre, a dragon, a donkey and other assorted characters.

A Heartfelt Plea From Police

A Heartfelt Plea From Police

Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney, the Officer-in-Charge of Kingaroy Police, has written a heartfelt plea to the local community in the wake of the recent crashes.

Small Business Can Be A Challenge

Small Business Can Be A Challenge

Social media has put the icing on the cake for Kenilworth Country Bakery, a small business that has been operating for less than three years but now has an international reputation.

Fun And Games For Under 8s

Fun And Games For Under 8s

South Burnett youngsters – and some of the region’s overworked emergency services workers – had the opportunity to relax and have fun in Kingaroy’s Memorial Park recently.

Crowds Roll In For Bush Battle

Crowds Roll In For Bush Battle

Nanango hoop Hannah Phillips may not be taking home Lee Park’s jockey premiership this year, but on Saturday she took out something even better.

Kumbia Catholics Mark 100 Years

Kumbia Catholics Mark 100 Years

Former members of the Kumbia Catholic community travelled from near and far at the weekend to mark the Centenary of the opening of the Our Lady Of Peace church in town.

Show Draws Bumper Crowd

Show Draws Bumper Crowd

Age may be starting to take its toll on the Blackbutt Show Society’s members but public enthusiasm for the 85-year-old Blackbutt Show gives no sign of fading any time soon.

Record Roll-Up At Fun Run

Record Roll-Up At Fun Run

The Ration Shed’s annual Reconciliation Fun Run from Murgon to Cherbourg celebrated its sixth outing on Sunday with a record attendance.

Rural Queensland Welcomes Win

Rural Queensland Welcomes Win

While city-based Labor Party supporters remain shellshocked, rural Queensland has welcomed the Coalition victory in Saturday’s Federal Election.

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