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Planning Starts At BlazeAid Camp

Planning Starts At BlazeAid Camp

Representatives from a string of South Burnett community groups gathered on Tuesday afternoon to discuss how to support the BlazeAid camp which is being set up in Kingaroy in the wake of last Thursday’s destructive storms.

Bigger Premises For Better Lives

Bigger Premises For Better Lives

Lives Lived Well has moved into bigger and better premises in Kingaroy … which is both good and bad news for the South Burnett.

$2m Storm Loss At Orchard

$2m Storm Loss At Orchard

Kumbia stonefruit growers Teresa and Lindsay Francis are the face of Thursday’s wild storms in the South Burnett … losing more than $2 million worth of crops in the matter of just a few minutes.

Wild Storms Lash South Burnett

Wild Storms Lash South Burnett

South Burnett farmers and property owners have been left counting the cost of a series of storms which crossed the region on Thursday.

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Logan Street’s Long Wait Is Over

Logan Street’s Long Wait Is Over

It’s not every day that ratepayers break out into spontaneous applause when councillors discuss roadworks … but it’s been a long wait for Logan Street residents.

$580,000 Grant Reboots Radio

$580,000 Grant Reboots Radio

Cherbourg Council has taken over responsibility for the town’s radio station following a $580,000 investment by the Federal Government.

Here’s To Yarraman’s Big Week

Here’s To Yarraman’s Big Week

Drought had looked to be the main risk for Yarraman’s annual town festival, “The Colours Of Yarraman”, but on Saturday it was rain that had organisers worried.

Racing Hard For Road Safety

Racing Hard For Road Safety

Nanango police took it to the track on Saturday for their third annual road safety day at South Burnett Kart Hire.

Gliding Club Wraps Up Championships

Gliding Club Wraps Up Championships

The Queensland State Gliding Championships at Kingaroy Airport wound up on Friday night with a celebration dinner and presentation of awards.

Vote Now For The Big Peanut!

Vote Now For The Big Peanut!

Okay … it’s time to get serious and start voting! Time is running out for Kingaroy’s Big Peanut to become Australia’s “Next Big Thing”.

Above Par Performance At Proston

Above Par Performance At Proston

Proston Golf Club has had an amazing makeover thanks to the generosity of a bunch of hard-working volunteers from the Mapleton Men’s Shed.

Rain Fails To Dampen Festival Spirit

Rain Fails To Dampen Festival Spirit

After having the town’s Christmas Festival washed out twice in a row and Sunday’s inaugural Rail Trail Festival brought to an abrupt halt by a downpour, some people could be forgiven for thinking Murgon can’t take a trick lately.

Rail Trail Festival Ready To Run

Rail Trail Festival Ready To Run

Organisers of the inaugural Murgon Rail Trail Festival and Marathon are hoping for fine weather and a bumper turnout on Sunday.

Photo Book Retells Region’s History

Photo Book Retells Region’s History

A two-year effort to sift through 100,000 historic photos of the South Burnett and produce a book from them finally came to an end on Wednesday.

Hotel Crafts A New Experience

Hotel Crafts A New Experience

Kingaroy’s historic Club Hotel intends to carve out a new niche in the region’s hotel landscape.

Council Unveils Roads Plan

Council Unveils Roads Plan

South Burnett Regional Council has unveiled its new plan to fix the region’s roads, and has promised it will deliver significant improvements within a year.

Locals Honoured At Conference

Locals Honoured At Conference

South Burnett councillor Ros Heit was named winner of the 2018 Leadership Award at the recent Queensland Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) Conference held in Kingaroy.

Roundabout Work On Target

Roundabout Work On Target

Work on Kingaroy’s new $1.87 million roundabout at Rogers Drive is proceeding to plan, and should be completed before Christmas.

Fires At Glan Devon, Booie

Fires At Glan Devon, Booie

Fire crews in the South Burnett were stretched on Thursday with major fires breaking out at Glan Devon and Booie within two hours of each other.

Champions In Action In Kingaroy

Champions In Action In Kingaroy

Some of Australia’s best young speedway riders were in action in Kingaroy on Saturday for the Queensland State Titles of the Under 16 125cc Solos and Best Pairs.

Shorter, Safer Swimming Season

Shorter, Safer Swimming Season

The South Burnett Regional Council will reduce the swimming season at Kingaroy, Wondai and Murgon swimming pools slightly this season so that patrons can be safer.

Celebration Of Hospital’s History

Celebration Of Hospital’s History

Nanango Hospital’s 120th birthday was celebrated on Saturday with a Spring Fete held in the grounds of the town’s former maternity home, Ringsfield House.

Moreton Weighs Up Sale Of Mine

Moreton Weighs Up Sale Of Mine

The future of Moreton Resources’ proposed Kingaroy coal mine is in doubt following the company’s failure this week to shake off an $8.1 million tax debt.

Ava Go At This Event!

Ava Go At This Event!

Grey skies and a small shower in the morning had the organisers of the Blackbutt Avocado Festival a little worried on Saturday … but despite the gloomy start, the crowds “rolled” in.

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